Saturday, 20 June 2015


No matter which side of the fence you're crawling out from under, The Walking Dead refuses to stop. Viewing figures are rising faster than the undead these days, which means the likelihood of a spin-off show was impossible to ignore. We love The Walking Dead here at Twistedwing, but in all honesty, it's far from perfect. There are too many insignificant characters, some of whom have outstayed their welcome, and the show does drag its heels from time to time, which kind of makes sense when you consider the subject matter.

The biggest problem we have with the show is that it doesn't always feel like it's going anywhere. We know it's the end of the world and all that, but too many of the characters we used to love have turned into whiny bitches, and a lack of direction could see The Walking Dead run out of steam long before the show-runners work out what to do with them. Adding a spin-off series might not do the original show any favours.

If Fear The Walking Dead can nail the format and make amends for the originals shortcomings, what will become of Rick and his ragtag crew? Will we stop caring? Can you really have too much of a good thing? Time will tell I guess. The Walking Dead isn't going anywhere for now, but it will be interesting to see how this one pans out...

The first teaser trailer has been released and, in all honesty, it's not really done enough to whet the appetite. It's just a guy running. Presumably from a horde of zombies, but come on, does this really break the mould? We hope we're wrong but we can't help thinking Fear the Walking Dead will essentially be the same show in another location with new characters, and with out interest in the original show waning, how long will it be before we give up the ghost? Time will tell but we hoped for more from this first tease. What did you guys think?

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