Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Fear the Walking Dead

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Fear the Walking Dead recycles elements of its predecessor, but it's still moody and engrossing enough to compete with the original.



Critic Ratings: 63


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The beginning of the zombie apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead" is explored in this spin-off series. Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey star.


Brendan Meyer
as Jake Powell
Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
Michelle Ang
as Charlie
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Kathleen Gati
as Deirdre
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
Mercedes Mason
as Ofelia Salazar
Danay Garcia
as Luciana Galvez
Dayton Callie
as Jeremiah Otto Sr.
Lisandra Tena
as Lola Guerrero
Toni French
as National Guard Driver
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Critic Reviews for Fear the Walking Dead Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (33)

Fear the Walking Dead feels like a worthy extension because it gives another perspective, from Los Angeles, on a global crisis. There are stories beyond Rick Grimes and his fearless, tested band.

Aug 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The new series lacks a beating heart -- even a black one.

Aug 5, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Nothing serves a horror story like a good build. Or, in the case of L.A. itself, a slow crumble.

Aug 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even if zombies aren't your cup of TV, there is plenty to appreciate about the construction of Fear the Walking Dead.

Aug 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Fear the Walking Dead prequel might just as well be called Milking The Walking Dead For All It's Worth.

Aug 21, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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I doubt that the rampaging hordes - and by this I mean the bloodthirsty and highly opinionated legions of "Walking Dead" fans - will eat that up.

Aug 21, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It feels like writers are trying so hard to humanize these characters, they're forgetting their audience. Society is breaking down and people are being eaten; however, it doesn't seem to be impacting this series.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Fear The Walking Dead has a solid start that encourages you to keep an eye on the story. AMC knows how to exploit the zombie hen for the golden eggs. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

For the most part, Fear the Walking Dead aims to pick up something the mothership lost along the way, specifically an existential horror behind all the gore.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

What I can take away from the first 60-minutes of "Fear the Walking Dead" is that it's aiming to be rich in characters, with Frank Dillane stealing the show.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's admirable how boldly Fear The Walking Dead establishes itself as a subtler, slower burn than its guts-and gore-filled predecessor, but the shambling pace may end up testing the patience of more restless viewers.

Aug 7, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

If The Walking Dead is a horror story, Fear the Walking Dead is a mood piece, more artful than the original series.

Aug 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1

  • Jun 15, 2020
    Fear The Walking closes the gap between the start of the zombie apocalypse and the moment Rick wakes up. It has a very interesting premise, and that is what keeps the show alive. Was it necessary? No.
  • Apr 13, 2020
    I actually like the first season of FTWD. Unlike TWD, we the audience get to see a glimpse into what the downfall of civilization and the world looked like pre apocalypse. It was quite chaotic and eventful. Full of tension and drama. However I did feel like at times the whole season felt very rushed. Of course thats what happens when you only have six episodes in the first season. Perhaps if the show had 8 or 9 episodes in the first season we might of gotten better characters moments and more zombie action. Again I did like this season, but I also didn't love it. The characters at times made very bad decisions and that is because the writing was bad to begin with. I felt we could have done with more character backstory and bonding. There also should have been WAY more zombies and gore. It just seemed liked what season 1 of FTWD was missing was more. More episodes, more gore and blood, more zombies, more character moments, more everything. One thing that was truly great about this season though was Nick. Actor Frank Dillane did a masterful job with this character. I don't think season 1 would have been good at all if it wasn't for Nick. He was a great character this season who adapted very well to the harsh new world and I enjoyed him quite much. All told, the inaugural season of Fear was not bad, but it certainly wasn't great. It was just...ok.
  • Mar 30, 2020
    I've just started watching this due to Covid-19 lockdown. Again more zombie cliches such as people in zombie films/series acting as if they have never seen a zombie film/series, so queue shooting to the chest with exposition about how they 'just wont go down', characters trying to reason with zombified friends early on, inflated drama about having to execute bitten members of 'the group' before they turn etc etc. By the end of the season you will have been beaten over the head by how the real monster all along is......man/government/big pharma.... yawn. The first season culminates with 'the group' releasing a stadium full of zombies on a hospital, killing hundreds of mainly incapacitated wounded people and medical staff to save a junkie. Because the junkie is one of the characters son. Its not terrible but it doesn't make a lot of sense and I'm guessing would more appeal to the conspiracy theory fan and hardcore zombie genre lover such as I.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Great I like it a lot
  • Jan 07, 2020
    zombie zombie zombie
  • Jan 07, 2020
    WOW this show is Amazing, I love it
  • Jan 06, 2020
    The best show ever 10/10
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This Show is Amazing. I love this, awesome job
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Amazing show I love this <3
  • Oct 30, 2019
    Great first season! I love that it's different than The Walking Dead.

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