Actually I think fear of the walking dead plays out better than the series it was spun off from, it's more relatable to me, watching like a super long back to back marathon of the show right now. The 'Walking Dead' series it spun off from could never keep my interest this long.
I find the zombies and people, characters, in the walking dead to be way to predictable.
One thing of note though, that I'm observing in this TV movie is that
People with good intentions often cause the harm of those around them
This applies to movies, TV shows and even real life.
In the movie, it's often the 'good intentions' of women that cause the destruction of party she's with or even 100's of others...example...
'Oh but honey, we can't just let him die out there'
Never mind dude is infected with zombie virus, and by bringing him into compound now places others at risk, yet in these scenerios dim witted women usually gets way, finds some spineless male, usually husband, to go along with her good intentions, then as a result everything goes bad, others get bit, infected, and all for good intentions without wisdom or thought behind it.
This is also how rich politicians or movie stars or celebrity activist think and reason.
They always have good intentions, but never think it through.
Refugees would be an example of that (like letting in infected zombies).
These well intentioned activist who live far away and safe in the hills, jepordize the safety of common citizens by flooding nation with people of various belief systems and religions.
'Oh, but they're refugees, they need our help, it's the American way to receive all'
Typical self destructive well intentioned thoughts that come from people who lack foresight.
Like letting in zombies, many of these refugees come in from 3rd world hell holds and bring same hellish mindset with them, like those from Somalia, or other war torn areas, parts of Asia and middle East ect.
Then once here don't assimilate, the younger ones often join, form, gangs, become criminals and brutalize the locals with crime and anti social behavior.
They also oppress the rights of gays, native born minorities, and others the constitution generally has protected.
But the 'Well doers' don't see this, cause they don't live around it, they're millionaires, live 45 stories up in a penthouse, or miles away in some gated protected community.
Well doers always destroy societies, they open the gates up to zombies who then prey on the general population, in the movies and in real life.
Z nation, on Netflix, totally blows away the Walking dead
Z nation totally blows the walls off of 'The Walking Dead' series, which I could just never get into do to it's very slow pace, and long dull drawn out story lines.
And the zombies of 'The Walking Dead' series just moved to slow, and never felt like a real threat.
Z nation, on the other hand, the story line and Zombies are always evolving into things you would never expect.
Z nation has brought back the spunk to zombies again, Z nation has made zombies something to fear again.
The writers of Z nation are about 5-10 times more creative than those of the Walking Dead series.
Since the first episode of Z nation, I've been hooked, and since on Netflix can get my 'fill' as needed.
Z nation just keeps the story line and plot moving right along.
Although am a bit annoyed by the 'alpha' female who seems to have taken control up to this point, of the group.
In that in real life, the real world, most females are cowards (as are most men), but in the real world most females would gladly back away from leadership role in combat situations, but TV presents just the opposite, oh well...
Other than that Z nation is fun to watch, also don't like that Gilligan looking dude in the arctic, I'll get into him later.