Fear the Walking Dead is one of the newest shows in on the channel and spin off of the long love The Walking Dead. The Mid Season break ends this week with a new episode airing Sunday night. There’s no denying that Fear the Walking Dead has not been accepted or loved as much as the Walking Dead by a majority of viewers, but it has plenty of great reasons to watch it. And I believe the show will develop more fully with time as well as the characters.
If you like action packed shows full of blood and guts, Fear the Walking Dead is ideal for you. The main Protagonist in the series is a female, opposite that of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead. Kim Dickens plays Madison Clark, a high school guidance counselor prior to the apocalypse. Making the protagonist a female is deep in the roots of the Walking Dead’s promotion of gender quality that the Walking Dead does so well as well.
Another great reason to watch Fear the Walking Dead is because the actor Ruben Blades. The International actor plays Daniel Salazar, a soldier on the run from his part in the civil war in his home country of El Salvador. He fled his country to make a better life for his family, and well the Walkers took over the world. So much for that dream. Both series of the franchise love to stomp on their character’s chances for happiness. Something I think would be pretty realistic given the scenario.
As a whole, the entire cast of Fear the Walking Dead does a great job at portraying their characters and adding their touch to the show. The cast consist of Alycia Dabnam-Carey, the young teen survivor. Also Heroin Addict, Nick Clark, played by actor Frank Dillane. He makes for some pretty pupil dilated, anxiety filled scenes. Cliff Curtis and Colman Domingo also deserve shout outs as well. It’s been said by some critics, that the cast’s ability to act in the Fear the Walking Dead is overall better than that of the Walking Dead.
Something else I think is important to mention is the location of Fear the Walking Dead. Almost half of the second season takes place on a yacht. At first I was like, “What the hell is this crap?!” But it’s actually worked out OK. It’s an interesting concept to say the least and the boat is constantly facing problems, like anything else would be possible in the show. I guess martinis and sun-bathing is out of the question? Anyway, count on walkers (DUH), pirates, and nasty boat problems. All of which leads to some pretty interesting scenarios.
One thing that was fixed in the new season was the introduction of more Walkers. Season 1 tried to leave them out too much and tried too many new things. Both of these almost put the series in the drink and upset a lot of fans. Or just made them not care about the series, either way is no good. So in Season 2 they made sure to fix this little hiccup in the road. And after that the series got dramatically better. So all in all, if you actually take the time to watch Fear the Walking Dead, you’ll see it’s a great series with a lot of development in the works and probably here to stay for a very long time.