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Watch These Three Shows Before Fear the Walking Dead Premieres

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the apocalypse. I’m both fascinated and horrified by the idea of some cataclysmic event, which will undoubtedly launch us into a crazy dystopian world where everyone wears leather and teens battle each other to the death in improbable arenas. Ahem. From a storytelling standpoint, the apocalypse is a treasure-trove of redemption tales, horrifying choices and messed-up love affairs. This is probably why I gravitate toward stories like this, and why I can not wait for the new The Walking Dead spin-off on AMC, Fear The Walking Dead, which premieres August 23. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the trailer. Where The Walking Dead started in the middle of the zombie apocalypse,…

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It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fashionable

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Fashion probably isn’t the first word you think of when you hear “post-apocalyptic.” Most films and television portray life after Armageddon with ripped T-shirts, lots of dusty leather and functional boots. But it took watching Snowpiercer , a new film by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, to remind me that apocalypse movies can still be stylish and visually arresting – even when that style is used to show the disparities in class and status in a dystopian world. Snowpiercer depicts a future where all of society has been reduced to a globe-traveling train, while the world outside is trapped in an ice age. The “haves” live in the front, with hairdressers and schools, and the “have-nots” are regulated to the…

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