Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
Spin off series of The Walking Dead that portrays the beginning events of the zombie apocalypse in the West coast during the same time frame when the city of Atlanta was falling under attack, while Rick was in a coma at the local hospital. It shows how the strain was already in full effect in the south while it's just starting in California.
The U.S. Army National Guard soldiers in the series wear the patch of the 40th Infantry Division on their left arms. The 40th is the ARNG division responsible for California, among other states, and would have been the men sent to Los Angeles in this situation. See more »
When the boat, Abigail, is revealed on the last episode of the first season, it is different than when the boat was again revealed in the first episode of the second season. See more »
Remember how amazing the first episode of The Walking Dead was? How intense it was? How it was filmed like a really good movie. How the characters were instantly intriguing?
Fix that in your mind. Now picture something exactly opposite to that and you'll have Fear the Walking Dead.
Set just as the outbreak is beginning, it is understandable that the first episode of this show couldn't be as action-packed as the first episode of TWD. It's a problem inherent in a show that takes place before the mayhem. But the pilot deals with this issue as poorly as possible.
In an attempt to create suspense, the show is full of little teases. Someone is facing away from the camera - is it a zombie? There are weird breathing noises behind a curtain - is it a zombie? It's a cheap approach and not even done well; rather than creating suspense, it only creates irritation when the transparent trick is revealed with an unearned "tada."
With no chance for suspense or action, what the series really needed to do was create interesting people with compelling stories so you would be instantly invested in their future. Instead, uncharismatic actors play uninteresting people who wander through the episode like confused sheep. It's a show where people say "what the hell is going on" because that's what you're supposed to say in this type of show.
Having given up on TWD in the middle of season two, which threw away almost everything that made season one amazing, I was hoping that FTWD would be a fresh start that could pull me back in. Instead, after one episode I feel the end of days cannot come soon enough for this show.
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