Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review: Unveiling the Box Set Release in Anticipation of the Series’ Grand Finale

 

Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review
Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review

 

In his first The Walking Dead comic novel, creator Robert Kirkman used the phrase “never-ending” to properly represent the series. Kirkman elevates zombie movies to thought-provoking, dramatic fiction, rivaling the esteemed Oscar-worthy productions that grace the screens year after year. Amen to that sentiment.

 

While The Walking Dead stays faithful to Rick Grimes’ journey in real-time within the comic books, a spinoff series on the small screen has the opportunity to broaden its horizons beyond the hero’s tale. The AMC network embarked on a path to showcase TV-MA programming thanks to groundbreaking shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. The first outcome of this venture was the beloved The Walking Dead series adaptation. Subsequently, Fear the Walking Dead emerged, now approaching its eighth and final season.

Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review
Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review

 

Fear the Walking Dead delves into a gritty drama where Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) makes only a fleeting cameo appearance. This spinoff series commences with a family’s response to the zombie-induced plague before expanding its scope in a whirlwind of events. While crossover characters like the beloved Morgan (Lennie James) make an appearance, it is exhilarating to witness an entirely new ensemble navigate the aftermath of the world’s end—or rather, the dawn of a new world, depending on whom you ask.

 

Recently, Lionsgate unveiled an all-new box set comprising all the completed seasons on DVD, allowing fans to brush up on the series while the eighth installment draws to a close. Let’s embark on a nostalgic journey across the seasons, revisiting the spectacular episodes that have brought us to this monumental occasion as we prepare for another The Walking Dead spinoff named Dead City. A word of caution: spoilers lie ahead!

 

Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review
Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review

 

Season one bursts onto the screen with a bang, immersing viewers in the chaos unfolding in Los Angeles as the “walkers” emerge to plague society. Los Angeles may act as a clichéd background for countless films and television series because it is a center for real-life production in the United States.

However, Fear the Walking Dead ingeniously utilizes the backdrop of Southern California, cleverly providing opportunities to explore neighboring locations.

 

As the season progresses, the narrative shifts to San Diego and eventually expands into Mexico. The introduction of the primary characters, such as the young and drug-addicted Nick (Frank Dillane) and his fierce mother Madison (Kim Dickens, Gone Girl), adds an edgy and diverse dynamic that sets this spinoff apart, allowing it to carve its own unique path.

Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review
Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-7 Review

 

 

Season two captivates with visually arresting portrayals of various parts of Mexico, as a group of survivors navigates the treacherous coastline aboard a boat. A particular highlight of this journey is encountering swimming zombies, showcasing the series’ penchant for unexpected thrills. The introduction of the charismatic and sophisticated Walter Strand, portrayed flawlessly by Colman Domingo (Euphoria), injects new layers and complexities into the storyline, including a captivating love interest.

 

One fascinating aspect of season two is witnessing how the ensemble of supporting characters theorizes about the walkers, perceiving them not as a cataclysmic end but rather as the dawn of a new beginning. While Fear the Walking Dead occasionally falls into a pattern of repetitive zombie antics, this season presents standout moments, such as the revelation of fan-favorite Daniel Salazar’s (Rubén Blades) traumatic backstory. Daniel, a hardened survivor who skillfully dispatches his enemies, defies expectations and emerges as a formidable force.

 

Season three provides insights into the backstory of young Nick, who embarks on a solo journey across Mexico, becoming.

 

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