Fear The Walking Dead Season 2
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Last season, 'Fear the Walking Dead' explored a blended family who watched a burning, dead city as they traversed a devastated Los Angeles. In Season 2, the group aboard the Abigail is unaware of the true breadth and depth of the apocalypse that surrounds them; they assume there is still a chance that some city, state, or nation might be unaffected some place that the Infection has not reached. But as Operation Cobalt goes into full effect, the military bombs the Southland to cleanse it of the Infected, driving the Dead toward the sea. As Madison, Travis, Daniel, and their grieving families head for ports unknown, they will discover that the water may be no safer than land.
Special Features: Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Flight 462 Webisodes, Q&A with Cast and Creative Team from Paley Fest LA 2016, Inside FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, The Making of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
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Picking up almost where the last season left off, Travis, Madison, Alicia, Nick, Chris, Ophelia, Daniel, and Strand have boarded The Abigail. They come to realize it's no safer on the water than it is on land. They eventually arrive in Mexico and go their separate ways. Travis must deal with his son slowly going crazy. Nick meets up with another group that lives in the Colonia who barter with drug dealers. Madison, Strand and Alicia find a hotel and seek refuge in it. The hotel is filled with zombies.
This show has slowly grown on me. I still much prefer The Walking Dead, but 'Fear' is a good appetizer while you're waiting to see who Negan killed. This has been renewed for Season 3. I will definitely keep watching. If you love zombies and The Walking Dead, I highly recommend FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 2!!!
"Fear the Walking Dead" seems as good as "Walking Dead" from what I've seen of it so far. The California-area setting is somewhat different and the characters are from different American backgrounds. But other than that it's more zombie horror action surrounded by drama.
If anything, the characters here might be more realistic in the direction of what many people would probably be like during a zombie or any apocalypse: wanting to help others, but not necessarily willing to risk their own very limited resources to do so.
In the first episode here "our heroes," who have taken to the sea, turn away a group of desperate people in a lifeboat, as some of the main characters decide that they're simply unable to help such a high number of people when their own ship's resources are so limited. At other, later times they try to make up for this by helping some other folks, but the memory of those they left adrift hangs over the characters and audience alike.
I quickly saw a possible solution to the lifeboat dilemma, one which is in fact featured for a while in a later episode. But this won't make it any easier on viewers as we ask ourselves what we would do in such situations.
At the same time, other episodes showcase the danger of NOT being cautious about people who "need help," so that many views of how to handle moral issues during times of chaos are explored.
In one episode, a character keeps having flashbacks to pre-zombie times, which brings up unpleasant memories of "Lost" and the like. But it is necessary here to explain the character's obsessions and is happily short-lived, especially as the audience knows many of these characters from Season One.
As for the zombie action, I don't know if pure gorehounds are going to be happy with it. It generally has a rushed TV quality about it even though horror names like special effects meister Greg Nicotero are involved.
There are probably some stupid rules about how gore can only be shown for a certain number of seconds on TV, cable or satellite, and perhaps that is what's featured here. There is enough of a bloody horror atmosphere established for average fans. But all-out gore fans may not be happy and should not have expected to be.
Nor are there terribly convincing "end of the world" settings here. At the beginning of the first episode there are some CGI-heavy burning vistas seen, and that is mostly it. How much filmmaking money is needed to establish an apocalypse, anyway? Romero does it easily in his movies without Hollywood money, and "Fear the Walking Dead" should have been able to pull off something similar. Instead, our characters drift around in their boat with desolate faces, and that's about it.
Decent acting makes up for some of the above. Generally it is good enough, although infused with the "grimness quotient" and "existentialist formula" of "Walking Dead," which allows for precious little humor.
Out of ten people there would probably be two or three who take even a zombie apocalypse with a grain of salt and who see humor in everything. But in "Walking Dead" franchises we have zero, and for the occasional humor we do get we must rely on our depressive central characters to be in a rare mood.
Only the ex-drug addict kid and the Mexican bodyguard characters here have even the slightest humorous manner about them, while everyone else is all gloomy, dead serious and-or barely functional from depression.
In reality at least some people would use even the most hopeless situation as a spur to good cheer and greater effort simply because there'd be nothing to lose. But "Fear the Walking Dead" apparently did not consider any such character.
In general, this is acceptable for general-level zombie-horror fans and for open-minded viewers. The series continuously lives up to its implicit promise that there will be some bloody zombie action in every episode, and makes every episode at least somewhat interesting as to its theme. Much more would be unrealistic to ask for, so zombie fans who are amenable to the above should watch and enjoy.
On the interesting extras, I was at first surprised to see how many of the actors are apparently Australian. Then I remembered that most foreign actors, probably because they're classically trained and less obsessed with their own looks, are adept at imitating an American voice, whereas the opposite is rarely the case!