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04 October, 2015

REVIEW: Fear The Walking Dead: Season 1 Finale - Episode 6 "The Good Man"

A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life societal collapse.  I hope you enjoy.

Ever wonder if there's anything to be learned from survival Doomer fiction like The Walking Dead? I think so. Here's what I mean...
When a military force that has been occupying an area in the aftermath of a serious disaster or long-term emergency receives orders to pull out or fall back, don't count on necessarily being advised ahead of time. Strategic withdrawals such as this are a reality of warfare, no matter how the threat being fought against manifests itself. Unfortunately, these kinds of strategic withdrawals would not necessarily involve evacuating the citizens of an area. One must be prepared to imagine that the worst would be possible of even their own government in the event that the situation is sufficiently bleak. 

In such a setting, it is entirely within the realm of possibility that someone in command may simply decide on a proverbial triage that sacrifices some of the general population as being expendable. Obviously, announcing this would lead to civil unrest, so don't bet on knowing they are leaving until they are already gone. My advice would be to keep a close watch in such a situation, so that you may be able to read the subtext of what is really happening behind closed doors that they aren't necessarily telling you. At that point, it's up to you to use your instincts to try to ensure the survival of yourself and your family and friends.

We must also prepare for the fact that some of our fellow survivors are going to adopt a philosophy of complete selfishness with respect to staying alive. Such people will only help others if it is somehow of benefit to themselves, performing cold mental assessments as to the value added equation of every action. Never doubt that these kind of people will do anything if it ensures their own survival, even if doing so means endangering yours or even taking from you and yours. And, truthfully, I imagine there will be more of those than we would like to admit, because striving for survival at any cost is a very powerful part of our inborn instinctual makeup. Some, of course, will maintain more of their humanity and try to help others; but people like this will be the minority.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]

The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]

The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]

My previous reviews for this series:
Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5

My previous reviews for the parent series The Walking Dead can be accessed by clicking the links below:

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