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Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« Reply #45 on: 11 July, 2019, 10:11:12 am »
Mid season finale and another major character carks it. First mis-step for me, just didn't like the way it was all done in flashback. But given the pervasive theme of story telling and truth, there is still room for this idealised heroic death to be subverted in some way.

We are now left with a gang who have all, at one point, flip-flopped either side of the "all people are worthless/We must save all people" line.

So that basically means any episode can go any way depending on how writers feel.

I do like the western influences though. And the clear divide between colourful past and grey, washed out present.

Just out of interest (this won't be spoilers for you but for the sake of others), Madison was killed off by the writers but Nick was written out as per the actor's request. I seem to recall something about not liking the direction the show was taking in season 4 but I could be mixing that up with fan speculation.

I think my biggest problem with season 4 up until then was that the time-jump to allow Morgan to crossover completely killed the season 3 finale, for me. Ended with such drama and peril and then just skips forward a year to everyone being fine and dandy, so the timelines would align. I still enjoyed it (for one, the show looked effing BEAUTIFUL, every single shot was great) but the second half of this season adds a bunch of characters I could not care less about.
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Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« Reply #46 on: 11 July, 2019, 10:23:37 am »
A recommendation for any podcast listeners, I enjoy keeping up with both shows via 'The Talking Dead'. No, not the ABC show, these guys had the name first, but it's a fun listen. They're covering Fear at the moment and I've been listening to their recaps rather than watching.

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Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« Reply #47 on: 11 July, 2019, 10:37:20 am »
AMC had the Fear the Talking Dead for a while which I enjoyed, never normally watch stuff like that...miss it a bit now they don't carry it...must be getting soft in my old age.


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I still enjoyed it (for one, the show looked effing BEAUTIFUL, every single shot was great) but the second half of this season adds a bunch of characters I could not care less about.

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But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed

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Re: 'Fear the walking dead' - Whats the verdict so far?
« Reply #48 on: 12 July, 2019, 04:44:38 pm »
The third series when dude with stick turns up was quite good, but the last couple of episodes were massively rushed, with lots of stuff happening off camera that gets handwaved away, such as when dude with stick *spoiler* rocks up with a truck full of beer to save everyone from anti-freeze poisoning. 

I mean, I know I should be suspending my disbelief a bit (it's a show about zombies FFS) but COME ON!