Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Review)

Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Review)
Created By: Robert Kirkman
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey
Rated: UR/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 4
Where to get it: Starz / Anchor Bay

What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in “The Walking Dead”? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

While there are some who have pointed to the decline in ratings for The Walking Dead and used it as a sign of the overall genre losing popularity, I don’t want that to overshadow the show I’m reviewing today, Fear the Walking Dead. In the 3rd season of the show I find that what I saw in this season wasn’t a show on the decline but a show that seems to be finding its stride as it packs a lot of what the main show has had to offer up along the way, but seems to be doing a much better job at pacing its self and leaving you wanting to see more of the this group. This is also a show that has a whole lot of potential heading onward if they do decide to cross the shows over more. This was a show that didn’t get people where they needed to be got right out the gate, but after a really solid season 2, I think season 3 gives us a show that is much better than anyone expected and it is perhaps the most underrated show on TV at the moment. There’s no Daryl’s or Rick’s here, but what we do have in The Clarks isn’t bad at all.

Like with most shows this was a season that did kill off some pretty cool people and I’m not sure all of those deaths were a very good idea. We’ll see next season how that goes, but this is a show that does seem to be trying to give some answers to the whole zombie question most folks have. I won’t just call it a good companion to The Walking Dead anymore because I truly believe at this point the show has found its own core and has made a good show of its self. It might actually be the best zombie show on TV at the moment and that covers even The Walking Dead as I found season 3 of Fear the Walking to be much more character driven and interesting than the last season of The Walking Dead. And again, they drop hints here that this show could be going in a VERY interesting direction down the road.

Extras

Disc One:
– Audio Commentary: Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Dave Erickson, Co-Executive Producer/Director Andrew Bernstein, and Actor Kim Dickens for “Eye of the Beholder.”
Disc Two:
– Audio Commentary: Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Dave Erickson, Co-Executive Producer/Director Andrew Bernstein, Writer Jami O’Brien and Actors Kim Dickens and Dayton Callie For “Children of Wrath”
Disc Three: (None)
Disc Four:
– Audio Commentary: Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Dave Erickson, Co-Executive Producer/Director Andrew Bernstein, and Actor (sic) Kim Dickens and Colman Domingo for “Sleigh Ride.”
Deleted and Extended Scenes (1080p, various runtimes): Scenes from episodes 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 311, 313, and 314.

Quality of Transfer: 98%