Parents' Guide to

Fear the Walking Dead

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

"Walking Dead" prequel is bloody, with a much slower burn.

TV AMC Drama 2015
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Fear the Walking Dead is the spin off to the Walking Dead. It takes place in Los Angeles before the actual disease starts. It gives a new insight on how the first symptoms of the virus begin and how the humans became... Walkers. I agree with Common Sense on it being rather slow, though in my opinion it works well! You get to build 'relationships' with characters and how normal their life was before the 'outbreak'. I don't think this show is suitable for anybody under the age of 13, as some of the scenes are graphic and may scare; plus there is some strong language through out the first episode but it is mild. This show is pretty gory; though not as gory as it's as it's 'sister'. Episode one begins pretty slow; focusing more on character development then the zombies; though toward the end, you do get a glimpse of the first main zombie kill of the season!! So, give it a go, fans of the Walking Dead must try!!

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You don't need to be a big Walking Dead fan to understand this equally gory prequel that explores the early days of the zombie apocalypse. In fact, it might actually be better if you weren't, since one of the obvious problems with a Walking Dead spin-off is that the hit series' loyal followers already know more about killing zombies than its characters do. For some Walking Dead die-hards, it will be painful to watch a noob struggle with a "walker," knowing full well that all he or she needs to do is knock its head off.

So why bother with a Walking Dead prequel at all? For one thing, it's putting down roots for the franchise to grow when The Walking Dead inevitably dies. For another, it lets the show's writers explore how a wholly new set of characters -- including a diverse blended family that's teeming with drama -- handles a survival situation of epic proportions. That alone could make Fear the Walking Dead far more relatable than its predecessor.

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