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Swimming zombies, a unique ocean-escape narrative, and improved character development overcome the sluggish pace of "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.
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.
A not-at-all-bad new season, that also poses this new question - can walkers swim too?
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.
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.
A big step up from a first season I already enjoyed.
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?
Overall, the Season 2 premiere was decent, but it lacked the punch we've come to expect from an AMC series.
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.
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.