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"Fear the Walking Dead" review by Suzanne 9/10/15
Airs Sundays, 9/8c on AMC

Almost everyone I know watches and loves "The Walking Dead." I love scifi/fantasy/supernatural shows, but I hate zombies. First of all, they're gross. They drool, they have dead skin and other parts, hanging off them, and they eat human flesh and brains! Also, they're just creepy. The original movie "Night of the Living Dead" is great, and it shows almost nothing gross, but it's still too much for me. So I never saw this newer show on AMC, even though everyone tells me how good it is.

I figured I might as well try to watch this new spin-off, or prequel, to see if it's a little less gross or scary. Well, it's both gross and scary. On the other hand, it's not nearly as gross (at least so far, in the first episode) as, say, "The Strain," or "American Horror Story."

The show takes place right before the zombie virus starts infecting everyone. A teenaged junkie wakes up to find one of his friends munching on another friend. He freaks out, runs, and gets hit by a car. The rest of the show is about him, and his family, and how they're dealing with him being a junkie, and with their split-up family. (The parents are divorced, and the mom, Madison, is dating another divorced dad)

Gradually, we see civilization fall apart as the zombie virus spreads. It's kind of a soap opera with zombies. It's got great acting and writing, although the story does creep along pretty slowly (and I mean CREEP!). Have fun watching it if you don't mind zombies.

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Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

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