Fear The Walking Dead: Is the military a villain? [DISCUSSION]

Jamie McShane as Lt. Moyers, Fear The Walking Dead - AMC
Jamie McShane as Lt. Moyers, Fear The Walking Dead - AMC /

Fear The Walking Dead is at an odd point in the zombie apocalypse.  The outbreak hasn’t totally broken society apart yet, and the National Guard is attempting to hold it together.  However, the show takes an approach that could make it appear as though the military are villains during the first season.

This week, we had one of our followers on Facebook named Gianni Castañeda who asked the following question:

"“Do you think the US military looks bad because of how they are being portrayed in Fear The Walking Dead?”"

We passed this question along to our friends over at TheStream.tv to see what kind of input they had.  Thankfully, Su Castillo and Michael Tiberi both had some great opinions on the matter.  Here is what they had to say about the role of the military on Fear The Walking Dead according to theStreamtv’s YouTube account:

Both Su and Michael bring up get points.  I would have loved to have seen the military be more of a helpful and compassionate group that was more up-front about the threat that surrounds the people.  It would have been great to see a more accurate depiction of what those kind of situations would likely be like.  But, instead, we got a group of soldiers that appear to care more about having full control over everyone than keeping the area protected.

While I do think that both the intentions of the armed forces and the methods with which they are being done are not casting a positive light on them, we have to remember that this is a television show.  I don’t feel that Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson intended to make it seem like they are aggressive and inept, but it’s hard not to point out the things that Su was mentioning in the video above.

I’d love to hear what you guys think of the role of the military in Fear The Walking Dead.  Please comment below and let us know what you think.  In the meantime we can check out our friends at theStream.tv and tweet to them on Twitter using the hashtag #FearTWDAS.  Plus, you can interact with the folks from TheStream.tv using their social media accounts:

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