Fear the Walking Dead

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

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

AMC Drama 2015

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age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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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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