Fear the Walking Dead

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, the new companion series to THE WALKING DEAD, goes back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse in Los Angeles, to a time when life as everyone knew it was upended for reasons unknown.
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Pilot
    August 24, 2015
    1 h 4 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A highly dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the onset of the undead apocalypse.
  2. 2. So Close, Yet So Far
    August 30, 2015
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Madison struggles to keep Nick from crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.
  3. 3. The Dog
    September 13, 2015
    48min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After escaping a violent riot Travis, Liza, and Chris seek refuge with the Salazar family. Meanwhile Madison defends her home.
  4. 4. Not Fade Away
    September 20, 2015
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Madison and Travis witness different sides of the National Guard's occupation of their neighborhood as our family tries to adapt to the new world.
  5. 5. Cobalt
    September 26, 2015
    45min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    The National Guard's plan for the neighborhood and its residents is revealed, forcing Travis and Madison to make a difficult decision.
  6. 6. The Good Man
    October 4, 2015
    51min
    TV-MA
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over, Travis and Madison must explore new ways to protect their families.

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: Greeting From Set
    July 6, 2015
    3min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The cast and crew of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD welcome fans to LA and share what they're looking forward to in the episodes to come.
  2. Bonus: A Look at the Series
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    August 17, 2015
    4min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew and find out what to expect from FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.

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2015
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AMC
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MKWReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
characters are TSTL
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I'd heard mixed reviews about the show. It's a spin off from one of my favorites, TWD, so while I was laid up I thought I'd give it a chance. From almost the first episode, I just kept shaking my head that these people were what survived the end of the world. I know...it's TV. But I still want some reality in my escape from reality. Every character is TSTL (too stupid to live). If there's a bad decision to be made, they make it. I'm re minded of the commercial that's a spoof on horror films where the kids run up to a deserted house in the middle of the night and choose to run into the shed full of farm implements, or the basement or the cemetery rather than take the running car. That's these people. TSTL. No wonder society collapsed. Plus, to really irk a viewer, it has different rules for the world than the originating series. For instance, in TWD you can't eat something after its been partially eaten by a walker. Here, they do that. Nick is probably the dumbest of the characters, but in truth, he has plenty of company. I finished the first season and got about half way through the second before the stupidity just got to me. If they are what's going to lead us to a new world, we're doomed.
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Daniel B. LyleReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Much better than I expected
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When this series first started on TV I watched the first two episodes and stopped. To me it seemed like 1) a weak knock-off of TWD; and 2) a soap opera disguised as SF. TWD is spectacular on all levels, incredibly intense. I dislike SF series that have little SF in favor of human family or political squabbles. However, recently noticed that there were 5 seasons available on blu ray. So I thought I'd buy it as a back-up when I got through my blu ray TWD issues. Viewed projected in simulated 3D on a large wall screen (120") with full surround sound turned up high, FTWD is excellent. In its own way, it's as well made as TWD. Plus, the SF (zombie virus, etc.) is at a slow burn that ERUPTS regularly. Also, there were several points in season 1 I felt I knew the predictable, somewhat boring path it would next take only to be totally surprised by a beautifully executed plot twist. it's not quite as brutal as TWD, but it has that same sense of total reality and lurking terror. I'm totally hooked, looking forward to getting into season 2! The background music, characterization, plot twists, awesome background "sets" (particularly of the city), and tension are top-notch. Yes, it was MUCH better than I expected! Bravo!
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CullanReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
While I enjoyed this first season enough
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While I enjoyed this first season enough, I was left wanting more--mostly more time. I felt they rushed it. It's as if they were afraid they'd lose their core audience (Walking Dead Fans) if they didn't race to the "good stuff." But that's where I feel it failed. The good stuff to me would have been to see how the disintegration of society happens, bit by bit. That slow, thudding fear that comes with realizing, perhaps a bit too late, that things are changing around you, growing worse. So you start to think: Should I own a gun? I've never had one, but there's some really weird things going on. Maybe mom should come stay with us for a while; I don't like her over there all on her own. What's going on with all these methed up crazies biting people? It's a fear that should shuffle along slowly, listlessly like a zombie itself. Instead, in just a handful of episodes, it wanted us to arrive to where the Walking Dead already lived and I have a hard time believing it would happen in such a quick and tidy fashion.
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Lady SebastianReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth the price and the watch
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I knew about a spin off prequel. But never had interest in checking it out (couldn't afford basic cable, to be honest) I decided after watching the walking dead on Netflix to give the prequel a try. Will be ordering season 4&5 next soon. The prequel has been just as good as the original. It has good story telling. It still does not say what started the outbreak. But it's all very rapid, where folks are on the go trying to survive the dead and each other. What I like about the prequel is that your main core group does not stay in one place for long. Constantly moving, running, hiding from folks dead and alive. I like this one character who has changed from this whimpering person. Into a strong leader. It's changed everything and everyone for the better or the worse. Worth the watch and purchase.
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J. LeeReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good
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Not as good as TWD, has more character development overall.
The writing gets bad eventually in later seasons - totally falls apart past season 4 or 5... like laughably bad.
I feel sorry for the actors when so much stuff is missed or left out, or there are serious improbabilities and just ridiculous things that happen when you have what seems to be a revolving door of writers leaving and coming into the script half way thru an episode (speculation on my part).
But hey - ZOMBIES..... you're not watching this bc it's realistic, right??? You just like to see important characters get pinned on the ground by a zombie and then saved at the last second for the umpteenth time!!! lol
As bad as it gets at times, I keep watching it anyway !!! Perfect for Pandemic time.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Hoping for a better season 2
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Originally I submitted a review for the streaming quality of FTWD from Amazon Video and gave it 2 stars. This time I would like to review the content itself.

I wish I could give it 5 stars like I did for the original series. but I cant. To be fair, by the time I got into TWD I was catching up the first 3 seasons, by which time the characters had become more developed and I was drawn into the story more seamlessly.

In this case I've only seen season 1 of FTWD and my first impression was not as good. The first episode seemed to drag and the characters were flat. Having said that, I fully realize that this may improve with time as TWD did.

On the other hand, I had hoped that, since we were being shown the outbreak at the start, we would be shown how really bad things would get with the collapse of society and the fall of a major U.S. city like Los Angeles. I was expecting to see all hell break loose, but instead we were shown a neighborhood under martial law, with some measure of tension on the part of both the civilian and military. At least in TWD we got to see a flashback of jets and helicopters dropping napalm in the streets of Atlanta. In FTWD it felt more like a National Guard training exercise that was annoying and inconveniencing the residential population.

I love TWD and I really want to love FTWD as much. I am holding out hope that season 2 will have more "punch" with respect to character development and depth, the emotional trauma of the civilians as well as the military as they cope with the collapse of thier world, and last but not least, the dramatic collapse and destruction of that world, at least in flashback if nothing else, as we got a glimpse of with Atlanta.

Hopefully season 2 of FTWD will begin to move towards the quality of the original series so I can come back and give it 5 stars. I really want to be able to do that.
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RL2Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Most of these characters should be Zombie fodder.
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Although I imagine a lot of the people in Los Angeles would act as irrational as the people in FTWD, I'm having major difficulty feeling empathy for ANY of these characters (other than the Ruben Blades character).

What I HAVE realized is, when I had watched the first three episodes of 'The Walking Dead', I knew the names every one of the characters and wanted them ALL to survive. Having seen three episodes of 'Fear The Walking Dead', I can't tell you the names of ANY of those characters, and can't wait until they get bit.

In fairness to FTWD, I think having Frank Darabont at the helm of 'The Walking Dead', gave them a tremendous advantage.
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Ondreyus DotsonReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This season is dead on.
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I got bored one day and decided to go to the video store where I discovered this movie and rented it. I try to rent movies before I purchase them so I'm not stuck with something I don't like. I really enjoyed it, especially when I discovered that there would be a season two.
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