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WILD WILD PODCAST #30: It’s Zombie Parades for All as Fear the Walking Dead Ends & Walking Dead Season Six Begins

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On the next episode of “As the Apocalypse Turns”…

 

Welcome to the WILD WILD PODCAST #30

Get your undead fix as Geek Outlaw and Spunk Destructor review the entire first season of Fear the Walking Dead and the season 6 premiere of it’s big brother, The Walking Dead. That’s a whole lot of walking without having to get up from your chair.

(WARNING: There are some UNDEAD spoilers within the Podcast!)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #30

 

With decomposing pumpkins and rotting teeth from candy overdose right around the corner, AMC’s undead lineup is also in full decay with the recent season one finale of Fear the Walking Dead and the season six premiere of The Walking Dead.

To say expectations for Fear the Walking Dead’s first season were high would be akin to describing the Pope as religious. One did not have to be Nostradamus to predict that however, seeing as The Walking Dead attracts more eyeballs than every optometrist clinic worldwide.

 

“What do you mean you forgot the baby wipes?”

 

After the dust settled and Los Angeles was officially overrun by the undead (which would technically be a marked improvement over the current powers that control the state), the overall consensus seemed to be one giant ‘meh’. I tend to fall into that ballpark as well largely because I felt cheated out of seeing more of what I just mentioned above, the total breakdown of civilization. Having this series take place at the beginning of the end was how this show was sold, but spending 98% of the time locked in a suburban neighborhood as hell broke out in the city seemed like a cop-out of sorts.

 

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Cleanup after a Miley Cyrus concert is a dirty job, but nobody wants to do it.

 

Yeah, I get it, TWD brand is more about focusing in on a specific group of people and how they interact to the world around them after a devastating world catastrophe. However, I’ve already invested into my group of survivors, and FTWD had a chance to give us a glimpse of how one of the largest metropolis’s in the world descended into chaos in addition to introducing a new group of survivors. Instead, we got only a handful of scenes over a six episode arch showing the breakdown of society. Most of the time was spent inside witnessing parents trying to keep their angst-riddled teenagers from not having a mental breakdown due to lack of access to Twitter.

Adding insult to walker bite, the extra focus on the characters couldn’t change the fact that none of the major players never came across all that likable. Now when I say likable, I’m not inferring they have to espouse rainbows and puppy dogs from every orifice of their bodies, but the protagonists should have some smidgen of redeeming qualities that hooks the audience into rooting for their survival. When I’m cheering for everyone, with the possible exception of Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), to be eaten alive, it doesn’t bode well for future viewings… at least in my case. Admittedly, both Spunky and I also enjoyed introduction of Victor Stand (Coleman Domingo), whom looks like he might play a major role in the survival of the Walking Dead west coast club.

 

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“I don’t partake in zombie apocalypses often, but when I do…”

 

All of that said, as a whole, FTWD improved greatly with each passing episode and I’ll be sticking around to see what happens on the undead Love Boat.

As for the season six premiere of The Walking Dead, all I can say is I hope FTWD can make it six seasons because if quality has anything to do with age, then the LA zombie-fest has a bright future. To say the opener was epic might be somewhat of an understatement. While TWD has undertaken its fair share of impressive episodes, the sixth premiere may very well take the pudding as the most epic when it comes to style, execution and scale.

To say any more would ruin the experience, so Spunky Destructor and I talk more about the first episode and FTWD in our milestone 30th edition of The Wild Wild Podcast. Speaking of, the WWP underwent a fairly big upgrade of it’s not necessarily on par with TWD production values, but it give a little more space for all involved to stretch out a bit more. In-turn, it puts the Outlaw outside of Spunky’s swinging distance as he delivers his patented show intros.

 

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“Excuse me sir, do you happen to have any Grey Poupon?”

 

Get your undead fix as Geek Outlaw and Spunk Destructor review the entire first season of Fear the Walking Dead and the season 6 premiere of it’s big brother, The Walking Dead. That’s a whole lot of walking without having to get up from your chair.

(WARNING: There are some undead spoilers within the Podcast!)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #30

 

 

 

 

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