The show may have done itself a disservice in making Daniel and Travis the characters to lead, because the former’s aloofness and the latter’s naivete neutered any semblance of dread that should be permeating everyone’s waking moments.
The world as they know it is morphing into the world of lawlessness that we know in ‘The Walking Dead,’ where decision-making has become determining whether to do the right thing or to get what you need/want, and the two are not mutually exclusive.
Regardless of the roles the characters of Fear the Walking Dead are playing, it’s clear that something is rotten in the state of California.
The police and military both heading in wrong directions about how the malady spreads and how it affects people, but society is already degenerating so rapidly that their first reactions are the best courses of action at this point.
Judging by its early focus on social deconstruction, it’s already building the framework of an effective stand-alone show that can serve to enhance the narrative of The Walking Dead, rather than exist in its shadow.
To the fan of its predecessor, this spin-off is one big Alexandria, and it’s impossible not to be mildly annoyed.