Airdate: August 30, 2015
Directed by: Adam Davidson
Showrunner: Dave Erickson
Written by: Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman (creator); Marco Ramirez (written by); Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore (based on the graphic novels by)
Last week’s pilot episode of Fear began, rather predictably, a little slower than its parent series opened. Predictably I say, considering that it is taking a look at the early events of the zombie outbreak. This is ground much less trodden than the “waking up in a hospital” in medias res approach typical of the genre, a trope that was used via Rick’s awakening in Episode 101 of The Walking Dead, and to which homage was paid in last week’s episode as Nick (rhymes with Rick) found himself awakening not in the full-blown zombie apocalypse, but in a particular little corner of hell that bore a close resemblance to the hell he’d already found himself in before as a lapsed drug addict. Tonight, things begin to ramp up a little, and the episode benefits from the increased tension. This is not to say that Fear is a great show yet, but it is starting to show hints of being good, which will keep audiences invested long enough for the show to properly find its feet. Click through for my full review.
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