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Critic Consensus: Swimming zombies, a unique ocean-escape narrative, and improved character development overcome the sluggish pace of "Monster."

Episode Info

In the second-season premiere, the families flee a burning Los Angeles on Strand's yacht, as Strand remains mysterious. Meanwhile, the group encounters danger at sea.

Cast

Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey
as Alicia Clark
Lorenzo James Henrie
as Christopher Manawa
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
Colman Domingo
as Victor Strand
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Critic Reviews for Monster

So with the longer second season now underway (I've watched the first three episodes) and the zombie apocalypse in full effect, will Fear the Walking Dead simply become The Walking Dead: Left Coast? Thankfully... no.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Fear the Walking Dead is already doing a better job than the original of examining how civilization-rather than a small band of survivors-reacts to and evolves during the crisis.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

A not-at-all-bad new season, that also poses this new question - can walkers swim too?

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the sin of familiarity could be forgiven if the series matched the exciting highs of its sister series, the series' lack of identity is only compounded by its lack of urgency.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Fear feels fresh and open in ways long since past The Walking Dead, and tonight's premiere offered a solid, if not outwardly attention-grabbing means to open up a newer, unknown corner of that world.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A big step up from a first season I already enjoyed.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This was the best episode of Fear The Walking Dead since the pilot. Low bar and all, I understand, but at least there's a sense of where this story is going in the short-term. No walkers, no problem, right?

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Overall, the Season 2 premiere was decent, but it lacked the punch we've come to expect from an AMC series.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…

It's an intriguing but problematic start for season 2, then: a relatively uneventful episode, bookmarked by snippets of spectacle, with around 40 minutes of people looking all pensive and glum in between.

Nov 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It would've been great if the franchise could've come back with a spark of confidence. Instead, we get something needlessly slow-paced, underwritten ... and all wet.

Apr 11, 2016 | Full Review…