Well, it’s over folks. It’s finally over. Season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead has come to an end.
This season has been disappointing. It lacked any clear focus and spent way too much time on distractions and oddly contrived side plots. Its main characters have mostly been neutered and the cynical among the audience might think it’s all been to prove that “good guys finish last” in the zombie apocalypse as in life.
New series trailer for TWD#3
Yeah, Maggie’s coming back to TWD S11
If ever a basketball team deserved to win
Are we there yet? Season 5 of FTWD feels like it’s been going on forever. So many missed opportunities for good story telling.
Some fans have been expressing their disappointment with the show on the internet of all places.
T-800 zombie coming to Zland2.
Despite the addition of a couple of new characters with good performances and possibly interesting backstories, these two episodes are stinkers. The cast is definitely feeling bloated, the stakes are feeling too low and what drama there is is feeling manufactured. Only a handful of episodes remain to turn the season around.
A seriously disappointing start to the midseason with the showrunners doubling down on Al's camera fixation to help tell a ridiculous story of a guy who puts landmines all around his house, but never tells his family where they are. Also, Morgan and Grace are going to be a thing, but first we'll have to suffer through Morgan getting over his wife and child being dead since season 1 of TWD. Not to suggest that such a loss would be easy, ever, but Morgan has literally seen and been a part of the deaths of like 300 living people by this point on the story, so...
A couple of news tidbits:
Where Zombies Come From
Nicotero loves JAWS
Honestly, the less said about Dead Trigger, the direct to VOD Doplh Lundgren zombie flick, the better. However, Reanimated couldn’t leave well enough alone and waded in. Don’t be like us.
Little Monsters trailer
New TWD spin off teaser
Althea tapes on YouTube - if you’re into that sort of thing
$104,000.00 for dem beeps!
Book series optioned - more zombies coming to the the screen we hope.
FTWD Season 5A wrapped up a week back and Reanimated is pretty ok with how things are working out. Sure the show still suffers from 500% too much walkie talkie and these last two episodes also tended to allow blubbery dialog to take priority over a nuclear meltdown, but hey, at least they’re going to totally deal with the radioactive threat without pulling any punches! … Oh… wait, mm hmm, ok, I’m being told that they seem to be totally downplaying elements of the radioactive threat including Alicia drinking radioactive zombie blood and Morgan’s tainted stick. Whatever!
Zombieland 2 trailer. Stuart knows he said Zombieland 3 like four times, but his brain was off.
Possible Marvel Zombies coming with new Phase4 rollout
Griping about how AMC has embraced too much horror
News dribbling out re: new TWD spin off
Safest places don’t include Brooklyn or Sonoma County
Casting Drax is good for zombie movies
Body Snatchers meet zombies, meet angry internet trolls in ST3.
FEAR THE WALKIE DEAD
Reanimated rolled through eps 3 and 4 of the season of FTWD on this podcast and Holy Toledo is there some news out there!?
Airs during Shark Week, Aug 17, 9pm
Michael Grey Eyes loves zombies apparently
Over and Out web series trailer
Philippine zombie film
Little Monsters teaser
Talking Dead hasn’t been on after FTWD but will be soon
Aand mid season break details:
Zoo first look.
8 indie zombie winners
Endzeit - coming to a theater near us?
FTWD ratings dip
Oh the places you’ll go in a Lucio Fulci Zombie film. Awesome flick!
Oh Nelly. Deadsight:
FTWD back with a vengeance
Zombies see in infrared?
Zombies 2 - haha
Rick Grimes- Kirkland’s best creation?
They can’t all be winners.
Santa Clarita Diet, The Kids are Alright (Cudlitz), Whiskey Cavalier (Cohan, Williams),
Zombies breakin down
More zombie raccoons in Chicago
His name is Scott.
The Dead Don’t Die opens in the U.S. on June 14th
We passed the halfway mark in Black Summer on this podcast, with episodes Diner and The Heist which were pretty darn strong. Reanimated also chatted about the battle for Winterfell in “The Long Night” episode of Game of Thrones which aired a week ago, so as always watch out for spoilers.
One of the best articles we read on the topic of the battle of Winterfell was this one from Wired magazine of all unlikely sources: https://www.wired.com/story/game-of-thrones-winterfell-battle-tactical-analysis/
Dead Don’t Die is getting a lot of coverage--saw the trailer ahead of Endgame and audience was loving it. Also, Adam Driver is having an excellent year.
Not zombie news, but pretty cute https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/27/entertainment/high-school-alien-sigourney-weaver/index.html
People still getting worked up over Black Summer v. Walking Dead
40th birthday to mall zombies
Ant fungus bad.
Candida auris update
Riverdale zombie storyline lining up
Black Summer love from Stephen King
Watch out for ghost zombie nazis, it’s time for Reanimated to head into the bunker for some serious B movie action.
Zombies eat gum
Candida auris is terrifying
AMC YA spin off first news
Black Summer has some haters
Opening up a Cannes of undead.
Speculating on the origins of the White Walkers from Norse myth.
Reanimated is becoming well-versed in Joseon at this point, heading to 17th Century Korea for Rampant in this episode.
We didn’t agree at first on our takes on this film, but a lot of that had to do with Kingdom being so fresh in our minds.
Dead Trigger - a Dolph Lundgren zombie movie. Yessssssssss.
Dead Don’t Die’s crazy cast list.