Haven’t had time to sit and go thru everything I’ve liked and disliked so far in season 1 of FtWD, but overall, I was ok with it. I would have liked it a lot more on a grander scale, but I know AMC, and they are a bunch of cheap bastards and likely didn’t fund for that.
LA is a huge city man. A freaking HUGE city. Cities on cities, on cities to be more precise. And until the final ep, we saw only a handful of dead. It’s LA. There are 13 million potential bodies out there, we saw 2 grand locked in a gym??????
I get it. They couldn’t go “bigger”. They tried to keep it small. But to me, that misses out on what we’ve all been wanting, how did this happen? Why did this happen? What caused it? Where did it start? We didn’t see a single President. Or a police chief. Or a Mayor, or anything of that sort.
At first, I was ok with the whole uninformed rioting over police shooting people in the street, and people not grasping what was actually happening. They kiiiiiiiiiiinda, sorta, tried to tie things into modern climates. (misguided as that may be) But sure, they tried something. But then, we just straight go to military saves ONE neighborhood?
And they were gonna get supplies, how? They were just going to keep all those people in their homes, for how long? They spoke of other neighborhoods/zones, ok, where were they? Why focus on ONE small group? They had the potential to show multiple neighborhoods, and multiple groups of survivors fight to stay alive, and eventually meet up, good or bad. I don’t mean in a Rick’s crew vs Governor type of way, just in a 2-3 different groups get loose, and run into each other somewhere in LA, and some join together, some split off, etc, and the military either helps or doesn’t, with walkers running amok, now you have a much more involved season. Instead we got one family, with a few stragglers, sitting in their house for half a season.
Some of the imagery was great however. Loved the aerial shots of LA, both in daylight, and in darkness, showing just emptiness. The bodies burning and turning to ash.
Wow. Those shots were cool.
But again, those are some big *** buildings in that landscape, were they evacuated????? I mean, people/walkers gotta be SOMEWHERE? Where the hell were they?????? 2K in a gym is not enough to cover LA. The streets should have been filled with them, everywhere. They showed LA deserted, but LA wouldn’t be deserted, it would be full.
Speaking of……….let me…….so, ok, we need mom back, and wife, and son. 3 people. Need them back. Ok. So, our plan……is to release 2,000 dead people, to occupy the rest of the alive people, so you can save your 3? That’s your plan? And then you’d somehow be able to get away from those 2,000 dead people, that killed all your military, and all you have is a shotgun, a hammer, and a 6 shooter? Like, I get it, they aren’t Rick’s crew, yet, but the PLAN, was 2K dead, and you hope to get back out of the base with just those weapons on ya? The ****?
That part kinda pissed me off.
Adding to that, homie walked up on the guards, walked, real casual like, real chill, and the guards NEVER HEARD OR SAW THE THOUSANDS OF BODIES THAT SOMEHOW PACKED IN BEHIND HIM IN PERFECT FORM???????? What in the ****?
As cool as that set up might have been, what a crock of bs.
Season 2 better not be on a damn boat. Come on. Say it ain’t so.
Why didn’t we get a shot of true hysteria? It’s the end of the world. Bodies are coming back from the dead. We saw a couple get shot by cops, and then we went to commercial, and it was back to the dysfunctional Brady bunch. Why didn’t they show the city of LA, millions of people, dead bites this guy, and he dies, then turns and bites another, then they go and bite more, and it spreads and spreads and spreads as bodies start droppin like flies, and coming back all in a 10 minute span? That scene, that kind of chaos, in daylight, city wide, would have been the most excellent start to kick this series off. From there, you could have focused on the regrouping, and Brady bunch nonsense from there. Christ, the kid ran over a body, backed over it again, then again, and the family goes home, and doesn’t tell the daughter what’s happening????????? They didn’t explain to the others, look, we don’t understand what’s happenin, but here’s what we have seen/know? Were they keeping a secret or something?
Dude tortured the military guy by…………shaving his arm? I mean……….
That’s as gruesome as we were willing to go? A bunch of nifty little cuts on his forearm???? I’m sure that **** hurt, but that’s gonna get someone to sing? So you can put your plan of freeing 2,000 dead people into action? So you could save your wife that can’t walk, and whom you should have already known was going to die, then turn.
Bottom line, they haven’t really answered anything yet. Maybe they will in time, but right now, it’s clearly the little brother to TWD, which is going to come in Sunday kicking *** and we will all eat it up. This first season of Fear wasn’t even close. It had glimpses of what coulda have been, but it ultimately just became another “Let’s focus on these 8 people, and forget all about the billions worldwide that are suddenly gone in an unexplained instant” We don’t need to keep seeing groups of 8-12, when we rather learn about the millions that are getting turned. It’s fine if you don’t want to medically explain the true root and cause of the outbreak, but show us a better representation of the end of society. A small riot in one neighborhood doesn’t count for the vastness of what LA offers. I really, really, REALLY wanted to see Beverly Hills overrun, and people in enormous mansions hiding out and killing the dead on manicured front lawns. That woulda been bad ***