'Fear the Walking Dead' Premiere
For one, they still don’t know what these things are. Plus, we get to see normal life in this world for a little bit, which is so weird to see, but also refreshing.
The show revolves around one family in LA, the daughter in high school, the son a drug junkie, who opens up the episode by finding his girlfriend eating someone else’s face (women, amirite?), the dad is a divorced teacher and has a kid from another marriage, while the mom works as a counsellor at the same school, where a child tries to tell her about the oncoming apocalypse.
The girlfriend from the first two minutes of the show is actually only one of three zombies we see in the whole episode. The second showing up in a video of someone getting shot over and over and not dying, and the third being a drug dealer that the son shoots and obviously also does not die.
Overall, the episode was a little dull, for what it’s supposed to be, and definitely a setup episode. I was still entertained, and the characters and family are interesting enough that I want to know what happens to them and how it will turn up. The end is just beginning, and it’s off to a slow start, but I’ll keep watching, that’s for sure.
The first episode makes fun of Grey Gardens, while the second one tackles Vice.
Hader and Armisen pull out all the stops, and all the characters, and there are plenty of guest stars along the way. It's fantastic in every way it sounds like.
The first episode premieres on IFC at 10pm tonight.
'True Detective' Season Two Finale
The hour and a half long season finale wasn’t any kind of respite, either. They tried to tie up all storylines (whether we remembered them or not) within this time. There was way too much happening and a lot of it was just plain confusing.
Basically it was a lot of running around with guns out and conveniently ending most storylines with straight up murder. I decided against a true recap, because quite honestly I don't even know what I just watched. Not good, True Detective, not good.
There was the classic over dramatic writing and overlay cinematography.
In the end the show just made me want to go hiking in a beautiful forest (sans a police shoot-off). It also has me shipping Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell pretty hard (as much as I love her and Taylor Kitsch together).
Here’s hoping season three brings us something better than the hellish ten episodes we just endured.
What did you think about season two? Disagree with my hatred towards it? Let me know in the comments below!