Fear the Walking Dead

This show is set to air in August sometime. We don’t have a concrete date yet but I wanted to give some insight to what I think the show will be like. I am a huge fan of the original show The Walking Dead and have mixed feelings about whether or not it will live up to its predecessor. The previews so far have been pretty minimal and leave a lot to the imagination. The cast of characters are shaping up to be some pretty good characters with actors such as Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, and Frank Dillane.

The story settings are completely different from the Walking Dead in that it takes place in Los Angeles where it is as different from Atlanta, Georgia as Iowa is from Hawaii.Los Angeles has a landscape that just goes on and on with one city running into another for miles.

The interesting thing I find even in my research of the cast of characters and their jobs in real life or their skill sets, none of them so far are survivalists in the apocalyptic sense. No Dooms day preppers or wilderness survivalists, just ordinary teachers, students and such. There is one military person who will have a recurring spot on the show but not even that guarantees a good set of survival skills. I like how they take the ordinary people, like you and I, who have not prepared for this type of situation and throw them in there and just wait to see if they can survive it. The people chosen to tell the story give a wide variety of opinions from “The Government would tell us the truth” to  “It’s just the flu, right?” It will be interesting to see what finally happened in the days following Rick Grime’s shooting until he awoke. Finally we will get to see how things got so bad. For now, we see people who are safe in their normal everyday lives with just a hint of what might be coming just over the horizon.

I sincerely hope that Fear the Walking Dead lives up to its predecessor, The Walking Dead. Maybe that is why they are holding previews to a bare minimum in case it doesn’t get received as well. Time and opinions will tell.

I will be doing a weekly blog update as more previews show and a set air date arrives. I look forward to your comments and questions and I will do my best to answer them.

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