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Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Overkill Marketing of Zombies
OKAY, I love “The Walking Dead.”
Many times I dig zombies more than I dig humans. But I am not
discussing that at the moment... You see, I never favored all these
what they call as prequels. Although I watched all three prequels to
“Star Wars,” I didn't really approve of the marketing crap. I
mean, do you remember Sio Bibble and Jar Jar Binks? Okay. While AMC's
“The Walking Dead” was lording it over Nielsen ratings, the
producers came up with a talkie “Talking Dead” show right after
episodes where crew and actors blah-blah about stuff. Alongside that,
you might wanna check out the spinoff Webisodes or web series, and
motion comic or animated comic book version of the show—all these
apart from the cast's festive in-person meet-ups with fans for
photo-ops and free touches of Daryl Dixon's (Norman Reedus) chest.
whoa! Producers aren't satisfied! They came up with “Fear the
Walking Dead,” a “companion series” and prequel—six episodes
on Season 1 and 15 on Season 2. Set in Los Angeles, the series
follows a dysfunctional family at the onset of the zombie apocalypse.
I am a sucker. So I watched Season 1 anyways since it's quite
accessible on Netflix instant watch. Season 2 debuts on April 10.
then that's not the end of the overkill. Now, there's “Fear The
Walking Dead: Flight 462,” a sixteen part mini series that features
a group of survivors on a plane in the earliest moments of the
outbreak. This release was done to help promote the second season of
“Fear The Walking Dead” and Season 6 of “The Walking Dead.”
Each episode will be released on Sunday, both online and during
commercial breaks. I dearly and deeply hope that the producers of
this show get devoured by zombies!