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Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16



On the season two premiere episode entitled, "Monster" - written by Dave Erickson, and directed by Adam Davidson - our families flee a burning Los Angeles on Strand's yacht, Strand remains mysterious and our group encounters danger at sea.

"Fear the Walking Dead" is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand.

Then, viewers can catch the premiere episode of the live after-show "Talking Dead: Fear the Walking Dead" hosted by Chris Hardwick with series star Cliff Curtis joined by Executive Producer Executive Producer Dave Erickson and musician Hozier at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.



15 episode 2nd season

7 episodes will air this Spring. the final 8 will presumably air this Fall or Winter.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Anyone going to watch this? I made it through all of last season but I just cant get excited about a new season of this show.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

The short previews playing during the original TWD look far better than the first 3 episodes. I thought the last 3 of last season were just fine. Whether I watch this long term will be based on how well they push the least interesting characters to the background in favor of the couple that are worth watching. They did the same with the original. Didn't take long for the boring ones to either get killed or barely exist in the background.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

I will check out this season...but last season was terrible. They need to kill off the Nick character ASAP.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

The first season was pretty bad, but I'll chalk that up to the directors/writers/actors getting a feel for everything and the fact that the season was was mostly set-up.

I'll commit to half of Season 2 before deciding if I'll bail for good or not.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Im in, cant be any worse the wd
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

I will watch. Had some decent parts last year. I think the change of scenery will help the show immensely.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

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I will check out this season...but last season was terrible. They need to kill off the Nick character ASAP.
Just get him out of the old man's clothes he stole from the hospital.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

big step up from all of last season..... still don't really care about any of the characters tho, and therein lies the problem.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Stupid, stupid girl, giving away their location to "Jack."

Also pretty stupid of Strand to not drill it into these dipshits heads that you can't trust anybody.

A boat full of twenty people calling out for help might as well be twenty people who are going to steal your boat and kill you. The guy on the other end of the radio with a sob story is more likely to be someone preying on your sympathies and trying to get you to reveal your location than he is to be on the level.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

So they jump into the water and don't see a boat and dead people floating around. A few minutes go by the ship isn't moving and they are swimming in the same area but somehow a wrecked ship pops up with a bunch of zombies around it. That didn't make any sense.

The thing I didn't like about the people in the raft was that no one asked why they shouldn't save them. If they had Strand could have said something like "We don't have enough food", "They might take over the ship" or some other reason.

All in all I thought this was a terrible episode.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

The one thing I can't figure is why Strand decided to surround himself with the dumbest people west of the Rockies. Maybe the boat runs on angst.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

I think he just took them because they were the ones that were there. He must've decided he didn't want to be by himself.

Regarding the scuttled vessel, didn't they show a patch of fog, or something, that supposedly concealed it?

My problem with this show is that most of the characters are so unlikable, every time one of them is in peril, I'm ambivalent.

I could root for Strand and Kim Dickens' character, but only because I associate her with Joannie Stubbs.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Strand seems to be the only one thinking with common sense and survival in mind. He's only been on the show a short time, but I think he's already my favorite character.

It would have been foolish to pick up those stranded survivors in the raft.

What an idiot Alicia is. I have no doubt the folks who shot up that yacht included "Jack" she didn't give away an exact location, but a close enough proximity.

I loved how Chris was acting like such a dipshit and basically forced Travis to carry his ex-wife's corpse in the middle of a zombie attack. Did Travis not explain to him that she asked him to pull the trigger because she was infected?

Shooting the show in Baja, California and in the water should improve things and make things different from season 1.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

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Just get him out of the old man's clothes he stole from the hospital.
Seriously, wtf? That actually annoys me more than anything for some reason.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

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Just get him out of the old man's clothes he stole from the hospital.
It has to be an in joke with the cast and crew at this point since he even goes swimming in his whole old man ensemble, complete with tan jacket. I'll keep watching the show right up until he gets new clothes then I'm out.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

It isn't even just the clothes... it's that stupid hair too.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Other than Strand, and Salazar (who I'm ambivalent about), I hate the entire rest of the group. I don't mean I find them annoying - I actually hate them. It's like an entire group of Lori's - nothing but insufferable whining, selfishness, and criminally stupid decision-making.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

I'm still not feeling these characters, either. I actually wish they would kill off everyone but Strand and make the show about him as this not-so-nice-guy drifter willing to survive at all costs... he could occasionally get with different groups but then moves along whenever the shit hits the fan.

I think the west coast vibe is a nice change of pace from TWD, but I'm annoyed they're already abandoning LA as a setting with all the things they could have done with it. And the boat idea is cool, but the idea only works if you like the characters on the boat.

I also hope they don't try to introduce a Governor/Negan type 'big bad' too soon into this version. Right now the 'infected' should be the primary threat to everyone and nobody should be 'pros' at taking them out at this point in the outbreak.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Originally Posted by joliom View Post
Other than Strand, and Salazar (who I'm ambivalent about), I hate the entire rest of the group. I don't mean I find them annoying - I actually hate them. It's like an entire group of Lori's - nothing but insufferable whining, selfishness, and criminally stupid decision-making.
That speaks volumes.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Blah, I want more story about the bombing or about the helpless Coast Guard station. I guess the high school student with the knife is a crispy walker now.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

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I'm still not feeling these characters, either. I actually wish they would kill off everyone but Strand and make the show about him as this not-so-nice-guy drifter willing to survive at all costs... he could occasionally get with different groups but then moves along whenever the shit hits the fan.
Sounds good to me. There are a ton of scenarios preferable to following this group of fucktards around. It's like Kirkman needs annoying characters doing stupid shit to propel story.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

Thought it was a lackluster premiere, but I don't think either this show or the original have ever been standouts in the writing department. They're entertaining enough at times to keep me watching and Fear the Walking Dead fills the void of The Walking Dead while it's on hiatus.

Stupid characters doing stupid things and acting against all common sense and lots of situations that could be handled better if characters actually talked to one another like real people do. I think someone mentioned it above, but perhaps Strand and the other skeptics could've communicated why taking on additional passengers would be a bad idea rather than just say no outright. And I dunno...maybe explain why you killed your ex-wife to your son or not go swimming without telling anyone.

Strand and Salazar are the only ones I actually like on the show; the rest of them are annoying, uninteresting, or unlikable.

It seems like they're going with the obvious route of "Jack" being responsible for the capsized boat and being on the hunt to take over Strand's boat, but I'd like it a lot better if Strand's boat is attacked by another group and "Jack" comes to the rescue after communicating with Alicia. That would at least present the contrasting viewpoint that despite the world ending not everyone is out for themselves and some are willing to help. I really doubt the show goes with that, but it would be a good lesson for the characters if they did.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

I disliked the first season. I still came back for more and watched the season 2 opener. Very sorry I did. Even the Talking Dead that followed sort of sucked. I usually love the Talking Dead, this could taint it. And could the lead actor joke anymore about his chsracter still being alive?
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead (S2E01) -- Season Premiere -- "Monster" -- 4/10/16

For the record, I don't have any problem with Ofelia (Salazar's daughter). She just hasn't gotten much screen time since her mother died last season.

Colman Domingo was just on Lucifer 2 weeks ago. He played a priest of all characters.

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