Fear The Walking Dead

Win a copy of Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray

February 19, 2018

As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Mid-Season Finale trades blood for peace

July 11, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead’s double-episode finale took the necessary steps to reveal just how far Madison is willing to go protect her family, especially after Travis and everything else that they have gone through since the infection began. It’s a success in that respect, nicely paced while it worked towards one pivotal moment – and a slight twist – that cemented some semblance of peace between Broke Jaw Ranch and Walker’s through blood and betrayal.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 6 “Red Dirt” fixates on fear

July 3, 2017

“Red Dirt” continues Fear the Walking Dead’s vast improvement over its previous seasons as Broke Jaw Ranch is thrown into a panic in response to news that the show’s latest villain, Walker, is coming to claim the land by force. That’s some great material for the show to start exploring, leaving the walking dead out of it for the moment and just examining how survivors of this doomsday-prepped ranch react in the face of fear. It’s handled quite well for the most part, lifting certain characters even further as we start to really uncover the complexity behind people like Troy and Jeremiah who, in their own ways, struggle to maintain control after some people start planning to abandon the ranch.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 4 “100” is the show’s best yet

June 19, 2017

“100” just may be the best episode Fear the Walking Dead has done to date. Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades) was always one of the more interesting characters – that isn’t saying much though – in the show, up until the point where the writers made the terrible decision to randomly send him into “crazy” mode and throw a did-he-or-didn’t-he death mystery at us when we last him engulfed in flames. Appearing as the twist to cap of last week’s so-so “TEOTWAWKI”, Salazar brings a lot of promise with his return and so it feels just right giving him a bottle-episode, which Blades carries with aplomb.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 3 “TEOTWAWKI” sheds more light on Broke Jaw Ranch

June 12, 2017

Last week’s odd decision to kill off the show’s strongest and most interesting character in a very off-hand fashion was a bold move. Fear the Walking Dead’s writing team has to date proven to be inconsistent, impatient and unable to squeeze the horror-survival for all the juicy potential it has, but there have been moments of great strength. ... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead makes some bold moves as season three begins

June 4, 2017

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead struggled to make much of an impact during its six-episode first season and, though it gave us a strong finale, there were a few plodding narrative choices that felt like a waste of what was already a very limited stretch. One such misstep was the army quarantine and a sizable time leap, introducing us to the writers’ strange habit of popping in threats and squashing them out just as fast; as opposed to The Walking Dead‘s strong point of sticking with a conflict and milking all the nuance and tension out of it before giving us an action-packed explosion. ... Continue Reading

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Fear the Walking Dead ready the second half of season two with action-packed trailer

July 25, 2016

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead has struggled to find a consistent point of quality one and a half seasons into it’s increasingly undead world. And while television trailers are traditionally manufactured to play on #hype, it is really looking like the spin-off will shake mediocrity in the back of half of season two. Debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, the action-packed trailer for Season 2b is here and provides us with a fairly close look at a very different set of circumstances.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Episodes 5-7 (USA, 2016)

May 25, 2016

After a strong fourth episode, “Blood in the Streets”, Fear the Walking Dead made the smart move of getting us off the open water in order to make a big push for season 2, bringing us to Strand’s promised compound in Mexico to deal with the intricacies of death and, surprisingly, split the group into three with a “big”, inexplicable death to top it all off. ... Continue Reading

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 24 – 31 May

May 23, 2016

The Iris here with this week’s picks to make your relationship with the small screen captivating and special.... Continue Reading

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 “Blood in the Streets” (USA, 2016)

May 3, 2016

Let’s just be clear here, this – alongside the Season One finale – is what Fear the Walking Dead needs more of. “Blood in the Streets” was a step in the right direction for the series, which has, for the overwhelming majority, come across as a struggling, stagnant drama that would rely excessively on the slow-burn which worked (at times) on The Walking Dead. Yes, these characters do need time to grow and adapt to the world, but something drastic needs to happen, and this week we got to see the beginnings of that something, breaking up the first three episodes of relative calm on the seas.... Continue Reading

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