Posted By John Sears on October 4, 2016
And so another Fear the Walking Dead demi-season draws to a close!
The first half season memorably ended with the characters reaching the ocean, but not salvation. The second opened with LA in flames and closed with a cult in flames.
All very dramatic.
Which is why it’s strange that this half season ends with such a pronounced shrug. Not even a whimper… just a shrug.
Exactly how I feel each week after watching FTWD. Very compelling.
Posted By John Sears on October 3, 2016
A double episode this week! Apparently.
Which is weird, really. Why… did someone not look at the calendar until recently and failed to realize the premiere of regular Walking Dead is coming up?
At any rate, the first half, ‘Wrath’, has made a lot of headlines, and for once, it lives up to its name all right.
Posted By John Sears on September 26, 2016
This week, on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
-As predicted, a ton of survivors show up at the hotel seeking refuge
-As predicted, none of them are Nick
-Surprise, one of them is Travis!
More details/spoilers below the cut.
Posted By John Sears on September 19, 2016
Another week, another Fear the Walking Dead episode to affirm your faith in… err… hmm.
A family of survivors flees the Tijuana cult compound and is immediately captured by the drug addicted gang Nick has been exploiting, who want to locate their source.
Our heroes are always so good for the people around them.
More below the cut, including spoilers about characters you allegedly care about.
Posted By John Sears on September 12, 2016
Perhaps no episode quite sums up Fear the Walking Dead better to date than this one, I’ll give it that.
Spoilers and plot discussion below.
Posted By John Sears on September 5, 2016
Another week, another extensive backfill/backstory episode, this time covering new character Elena.
Posted By John Sears on August 29, 2016
Fear the Walking Dead continues this week!
When talking about social justice, one often talks about property. Who gets to own it, who gets to live in it. This week, Fear the Walking Dead exposes another way Zombies are often mistreated in fiction, as its main cast steals outright a hotel from the local Zombie population.
Cruel. But completely in character. No doubt this hotel will be a central setting this season.
Also, Nick’s new community in Tijuana is a cult. He has a talent for finding cults.
Rampant anti-Zombie cruelty and Living Supremacism abounds as usual. See you next week!
Posted By John Sears on August 22, 2016
Greetings from the ZRC blog! We’re going to start doing somewhat shorter, more to the point reviews, trying to keep things moving along here on the blog. It should help us in coping with the whole ‘unending tide of anti-Zombie prejudice’ thing.
After a short hiatus, Fear the Walking Dead has returned. But did it *learn* anything?
Posted By John Sears on June 28, 2016
After last week’s landmark accord between the demi-Zombies (Kabaneri) and Living humans against the full Zombies (Kabane), where will the show go?
Kind of to a weird place, really.
Posted By John Sears on June 21, 2016
When last we left our train of….
Just a minute though. What is with the trend lately of Living survivors of an allegedly bad Zombie uprising being stuck in transit?
Fear the Walking Dead, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, even some of the recent Resident Evils have been on boats and what not.
There’s a theoretical topic there we should explore in more depth at the ZRC at some point.