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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

… Frustrating? (SPOILER ALERT)

"Let's cut to the chase: in its third-season premiere, Fear the Walking Dead still seems to have no idea what it's trying to do. The plot still darts from one destination to the next, with characters splintered across multiple locations, and its characters can still display moments of vexingly inscrutable logic. Worst of all, within its first two episodes, Season 3 has already made one huge, if characteristic, mistake: killing Travis just as he was becoming interesting.

Despite all of this, I am here to tell you that there is one ray of hope for Season 3—a path forward that could allow the drama to course correct and find its voice in a way that even The Walking Dead has yet to do in any consistent way. Maybe I've been out in the desert with these guys for too long—but I did see enticing glimmers of potential in Season 3's two-part opener.

The season premiere opens on Madison, Travis, and company arriving at the U.S. border in Mexico. They're hoping to track down Nick, who left the Mexican sanctuary along with all of its people in search of a new safe haven. Madison's group, however, finds a harrowing sight: the dead bodies of, presumably, the group Nick came with. They're quickly detained by what appears to be a border patrol militia. Madison keeps asking for Travis, who has been cordoned off into a group of people meant to be killed—along with Nick and his girlfriend from La Colonia, Luciana. Last season, Nick was the emotional core of the series, as Frank Dillane performed most of the heavy lifting—at least, until Travis lost his son, Chris. In Season 2's final few episodes, Travis had toughened up and become a character that could really help the show along—an opportunity that Season 3, unfortunately, has decided to completely forgo. And it's that decision that highlights exactly how this show squanders its own potential time and time again…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

I couldn't even get past the first few episodes. The plot sequence was too chaotic, even for me. It felt like the writers were just making it up as they went along.


Private Matter06 Jun 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

I keep watching this show but am routinely disappointed by the writing. I can see Rick Grimes thinking about taking over Alexandria when they arrive but Madison talking about taking over Broken Jaw Ranch is not plausible or within character.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member06 Jun 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

I gave up on Walking Dead last season. For me, Fear The… never even got out of the starting gate.

Dynaman878906 Jun 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

Boring, the walking dead.

John Leahy06 Jun 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

I watched the first season. I gave up. None of the characters were worth hanging around to watch.

Zephyr106 Jun 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Anybody that asks for a raise or A/C in their trailer gets killed off… ;-)

saltflats192906 Jun 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

I keep watching, but i'm really just "Dutch ovening" myself every episode.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

I gave up about 1/2 way through season 1, I wanted everyone to get eaten it was so bad. Love the Walking Dead, can not wait until October.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 5:40 a.m. PST

@Torokchar: "I wanted everyone to get eaten it was so bad"

That's how I felt with TWD last year. They we're all making one really bad decision after another. I felt like they were incapable of learning from any of their past mistakes.

Basically, they should have all died for their stupidity, and it got to the point where I wanted them all gone. I couldn't watch it any longer.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

I feel the same… but also have to admit that in this 3er season they have change for good…

Sad the dead of the father…

Just when he became a trully survivor…


Warlord08 Oct 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I did not last through this one either, not even half way through.

The Walking Dead I stopped a while ago also, it was like watching a fixed RPG game, a lot of the characters keep rolling 20s and escape certain disaster while a lot of the others characters just kept rolling 1s and died making very poor decisions (well the writers wrote them making poor decisions).

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