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Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 by Review Summary ,  Nov 27, 2015

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Fear the Walking Dead, Season 1
Report Date: 12/04/2015
Based on 2222 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 0.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Cast4.1   below average
Action3.9   below average
Beginning3.8   below average
Apocalypse3.7   average
Actor3.6   below average
Zombie3.6   below average
Story3.5   below average
Acting3.1   mediocre
Character2.8   mediocre
Family2.0   mediocre


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Acting

Acting:
"Acting is terrible."
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"With so much slack in the pacing of this show, the characters wobble around bonelessly like confused puppets, acting in ways no real person -under the influence of fear or otherwise- would."
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"I don't know what I hate the most: the universal melodramatic and crappy acting, pukingly bad writing, or a plot that is so boring the viewer can be transformed into a zombie himself."
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"Terrible writing and mediocre acting."
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"The concept is a good one but the acting by many of the actors is so subpar that it is hard to watch sometimes."
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"It's writing isn't nearly as good, neither is the acting or footage."
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"The acting is good."
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"Good acting."
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"His work is great considering the poor acting by the bulk of the leads."
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"I thought the acting was good and the storyline made sense but there wasn't really anything that wow'ed me like TWD did."
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"Acting could be better ... Action and suspense is good"
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Action

Action:
"It is kind of boring I hope the zombie action gets active .. a little long in the confusion stage! "
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"(Even if it was just as a flashback) Just the way he described how you couldn't tell them apart, &everyone was scrambling to get, out only to be shut in w more ppl turning by the second, left a pretty freaky image in my head, so seeing it on screen would've been even better:) For a show that isn't yet far enough along in the apocalypse to have walkers on walkers on walkers action, they really missed an opportunity."
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"The zombie action is slim, the characters are shallow, the acting is painful."
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"I like good dialogue and I usually don't need a lot of action, but the Walking Dead writers have never been good at dialogue, so it's kind of like watching five episodes of bad dialogue and unbelievable interaction between unlikable, boring people."
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"Good series, finally picking up some action too."
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"Acting could be better ... Action and suspense is good"
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"Is not boring, but I would like to see more action like the disease is spreading they are running away and hiding, all that type of adrenaline that creep you out and make you jump from your chair"
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"plenty of action, plenty of zombies, decent amount of drama."
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"Everything in between without too much saturation and a good variety of action and quality character interaction."
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Actor

Actor:
"To put it in a more organized way:What I like:- The story- How well the actors play their roleWhat I hate:- The characters"
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"And the next big disappointment is the fact that even when the writing is good, the actors are too stiff and lifeless to pull it off."
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"They are unfortunately really good actors that had to take on horrible stupid yuppy characters that I cannot believe that they survived."
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"Liked the actors they chose, but some of the characters were hard to relate to because their decisions were pretty dumb."
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"The biggest problem, though, is that so far, I don't like any of the actors or characters."
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"The concept is a good one but the acting by many of the actors is so subpar that it is hard to watch sometimes."
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"To put it in a more organized way:What I like:- The story- How well the actors play their roleWhat I hate:- The characters"
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"They should have gotten some decent actors & done a prequel 3 episode event, rather than dragging this painful mess through an entire new series."
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"And the next big disappointment is the fact that even when the writing is good, the actors are too stiff and lifeless to pull it off."
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"They are unfortunately really good actors that had to take on horrible stupid yuppy characters that I cannot believe that they survived."
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"The one true highlight is the young man who plays the junkie son is an excellent actor who is going to get nominated for an Emmy."
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Addictive

Addictive:
"I am so addicted to this show, I can't stand not being able to binge watch."
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"One of the main characters--a heroin addicted junkie--was somewhat annoying in his Johnny Depp persona."
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"Trying to place yourself before it started was a bit hard to imaging but by the end of the 1st episode I was hooked."
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"It's fun to watch for a bit but I just couldn't get as hooked"
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"There is a great balance of characters from the heroin addicted son to the South American immigrant who is a veteran of a gruesome guerilla war."
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"It's good enough to get me hooked."
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"Hooked, great show"
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"This show is amazing and if you are as addicted to the Walking Dead as I am you should give this a shot."
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Apocalypse

Apocalypse:
"The biggest fail is how FTWD made no attempt to educate the viewer with anything new about the apocalypse."
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"A lot of TWD fans, who of course knew way more about the Zombie Apocalypse than the characters in FEAR, complained about the shows slow pace and boring and or wimpy characters and constantly compared the new show to its forbearer."
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"The story lines behind these peoples lives is fascinating, and seeing how the zombie apocalypse broke out in LA is stunning."
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"This is where the story begins; this is ground zero of the apocalypse and it is a wonderful slow burn of anticipation and creeping thrill."
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"I am struggling with the plot development, the way the family is failing to communicate the fact that they are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse."
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"The pilot is a slow burn, following a family dealing with personal problems; but it's set against the backdrop of the start of the zombie apocalypse."
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"AMC does a great job with Zombies Apocalypse series."
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"And for the love of God, can we have ONE moment in a zombie apocalypse disaster scenario where the military and or cops are *the good guys*?"
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"The premise was great: the start of the zombie apocalypse, but they only barely touch on that before the time line jumps ahead nine whole days and leaves a million questions unanswered."
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"Liked it - nothing new in the Zombie World (they shuffle, hitting the brain kills them, they bite and you die) but this new set of human characters are well developed and I'm invested now in how they progress in the apocalypse."
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"Excellent idea to continue the series leading up to the apocalypse, it started out a little slow but picked up the pace around episode 3 and I can't wait to watch some more."
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Beginning

Beginning:
"I like the fact it started from the beginning of how it spread and showing the confusion of the family as they see close neighbors affected by it."
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"Not as good as the walking dead, but a great look at the beginning of the zombie outbreak."
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"After 5 seasons of The Walking Dead it was a little hard to go back and see a take on the beginning from the perspective of regular people."
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"it's an interesting story seeing that the outbreak is just beginning, as well as the sons problems dealing with drug withdrawls and a zombie outbreak."
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"When I saw episode one, I have to admit that I found it a little boring at the beginning."
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"Even the pilot gave us a great glimpse of the confusion and misinformation at the beginning of the apocalypse."
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"Overall, I like the series, and I think it is a good representation of the beginning of what we know from TWD."
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"Great beginning to a show, looking forward to seeing where they take it!"
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"Nice beginning story to explain the start of the plague that is covered in The Walking Dead."
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"The beginning of the world's fall into apocalypse is brilliantly told and beautifully filmed in this series."
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"Excellent beginning to this series."
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Cast

Cast:
"I recommend everyone check out the first few episode before casting this show as boring, because it explains the events that led up to the zombie infestation."
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"Less than stellar character development and a fairly weak cast."
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"The cast in annoying, always complaining and slower than idiots trying to figure out what's going on."
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"Big disappointment so far, bad casting, drags, characters are horribly uninteresting and unlikable."
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"Completely unlikable cast, painfully slow development, blue-state values crammed down your throat, no teeth."
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"It was interesting enough that we'll keep watching to see what happens, but I think they made mistakes in writing and casting the female parts."
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"Note- the cast is great- good performances all around! "
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"Good show so far, but I don't have the same buy in that I do with the cast of The Walking Dead"
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"It was nice to see a different WD environment, different cast of characters, a new angle to the how things went down."
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"I recommend everyone check out the first few episode before casting this show as boring, because it explains the events that led up to the zombie infestation."
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"Cast seems great so far."
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Character

Character:
"Not in love with ANY of the characters."
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"I like it but most of the characters in this show started off really really annoying."
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"To put it in a more organized way:What I like:- The story- How well the actors play their roleWhat I hate:- The characters"
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"The characters seem ditzy and clueless to the point of being painful."
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"They are unfortunately really good actors that had to take on horrible stupid yuppy characters that I cannot believe that they survived."
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"I want to love this show, but the characters are not easy to like."
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"To put it in a more organized way:What I like:- The story- How well the actors play their roleWhat I hate:- The characters"
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"WD started out with great characters."
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"Great Character studies."
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"Anyway, the only character I liked was the barber, Daniel."
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"I sure hope so because I love these new characters and have become pretty much as invested in them as I am in the characters of TWD."
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Family

Family:
"I like the fact it started from the beginning of how it spread and showing the confusion of the family as they see close neighbors affected by it."
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"I think the writers were trying for the drama of a dysfunctional family and missed that, and really, they just needed an interesting likable family to mix into the coming apocalypse."
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"In the pilot episode where the epidemic leading up to the apocolapse was subtly brought into the frame, with a dysfunctional family and all their problems with this world ending event slowly unravelling in the background, left me with promise that we would be in for a treat with this one."
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"Disliked the family."
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"They could have shown a lot more and possibly be more interesting then sticking us with a dysfunctional family that many viewers see as boring or stupid."
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"Good clean family fun!"
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"The other family members are way too stereotypical to not be annoying."
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"The show does a good job of showing how suddenly these viral situations can happen and we most likely will not be informed in time to make the best decision for our family."
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"Whether it's Nick's addiction, Alicia and Chris' resentmenttowards their family, or Liza and Madison's love for their children."
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"Whether its Nicks addiction, Alicia and Chris resentment towards their family, or Liza and Madisons love for their children."
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Finale

Finale:
"Some missed opportunities but a great finale."
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"If the finale isn't as suspenseful as the first 5 episodes were boring however, this will be a major Fail."
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"The finale was able to show that suspense of Zombie survival and yet the emotions of the characters and their interactions with each other felt real."
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"Some missed opportunities but a great finale."
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"I did anyway and thankfully the episode 6 season finale was actually pretty spectacular so I just hope that this leads onto bigger and better things with season 2."
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"Very nice finale."
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"Great finale!"
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Scene

Scene:
"The last episode had at least four crying scenes where the actors failed to summon any tears - no doubt because they haven't been written as real people."
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"So, you can see the show creators trying (and failing) to get the reactions of the characters right: They can't overreact to the bits of zombie related information that are trickling in and yet they have to understand that there is a problem so that there is tension in the scene."
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"everything about that scene is strong the tension, the musicBut, then you get a terrible cheap MTV style jump scare by having Nick get hit by a car!"
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"We keep seeing how they are and what they are like, but why they are like that is often vague (compare this to the story of Carol and Ed and Sofia - one scene made it all clear."
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"There were a few brilliant scenes where I felt that the series' potential showed, so I stuck it out."
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"Each episode so far has had it's good scenes but generally its not what I expected."
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"Yes, it's good character development but the scenes they select to narrate the story are ill chosen."
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"I'm a hater I'm jealous, etc, and so on....I'm not even counting this into the Walking Dead canonMost everything as far as zombies in tv and film go back to ground zerowhich is George A. Romero Dead SeriesThat's what I did with Fear the walking Deadand it worked fine for meThe Pilot is a interesting slow-burn set-upthe opening scene with Nick being strung out in a abandoned church was very slick(It had a very Classic Dario Argento look to it) I honestly doubt AMC would hire a iconic real director to do a zombie tv spin off (Nah he only Re-edited the original Dawn of the Dead for Italy! )"
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Story

Story:
"I thought the story line was weak and failed to capture my attention through out the series."
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"To put it in a more organized way:What I like:- The story- How well the actors play their roleWhat I hate:- The characters"
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"And the next big disappointment is the fact that even when the writing is good, the actors are too stiff and lifeless to pull it off."
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"A personal story about normal people, with normal problems in an incredible situation."
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"Very frustrating writing."
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"The writers must have known it was going to be a challenge recreating the tension of a rising zombie epidemic, first established by that pioneer of the genre, George Romero."
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"This one is so so to me, good filming, story has potential but so far I am have been left wanting for more."
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"To put it in a more organized way:What I like:- The story- How well the actors play their roleWhat I hate:- The characters"
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"It was hard not comparing it to the first season of TWD but once I started feeling comfortable with the new settings and the story line, I was able to really start feeling it."
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"And the next big disappointment is the fact that even when the writing is good, the actors are too stiff and lifeless to pull it off."
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"The writing isn't necessarily terrible, but there are moments where you've gotta wonder what happened."
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Zombie

Zombie:
"People who hate guns shouldn't exist in a zombie world."
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"It's no mistake, for instance, that most successful modern zombie films and shows begin after the epidemic has hit."
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"The writers must have known it was going to be a challenge recreating the tension of a rising zombie epidemic, first established by that pioneer of the genre, George Romero."
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"I don't know what I hate the most: the universal melodramatic and crappy acting, pukingly bad writing, or a plot that is so boring the viewer can be transformed into a zombie himself."
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"It is the first time I want all of the annoying people to die and the zombies to take over!"
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"I don't LOVE zombies, but I do love this show."
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"AMC does a great job with Zombies Apocalypse series."
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"And for the love of God, can we have ONE moment in a zombie apocalypse disaster scenario where the military and or cops are *the good guys*?"
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"Once you get past the ZOMBIE uglies, this show is freaking great!"
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"Still, the show is well done and I will continue to watch it, and recommend it to any Zombie lover"
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"If you like zombie movies you'll enjoy this sitcom"
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