FTWDTT 066 – Channel 5 (S5E15)
Talking Through Channel 5
On this episode 66 of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark, Kyle and I talk through Channel 5. Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 15 was written by Michael Alaimo & Samir Mehta, and directed by David Barrett.
We start with a discussion of the last episode… that also discusses this one… again
This episode began with feedback on S5E14 Today and Tomorrow from Todd, LT, and Aaron. Discussion about this episode, in particular, begins at 18 minutes 24 seconds into the podcast.
More found footage! Huh, more found footage? Yup, it’s even more found footage…
I liked this episode a lot on the first watch, but it didn’t do well on rewatches. There were some things in this episode that just didn’t feel authentic. Tom, on one hand, seemed to genuinely appreciate what this group was trying to do, but then he sacrifices himself in a completely idiotic way. You didn’t have to die, Tom, and what purpose did it serve? For that matter, what does it tell the viewer? I really hope they are done with this tape thing! It feels SO inefficient. Why not find a TV or radio station and broadcast your message on a loop? That seems much more effective than these tapes. It’s just dumb.
Send in your feedback!
Please leave your feedback! We got a good dose of feedback again this week, so keep it comin’! Next time, we’ll cover any additional feedback we get for S5E15 Channel 5, and then talk through the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, Season 5 Episode 16, titled End of the Line. Get your feedback in by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email at our new email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.
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Ratings are down
Ratings for S5E15 Channel 5 were up slightly from last week’s episode, S5E14 Today and Tomorrow. This week, Fear was able to get a 0.35 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.440 million viewers, down from 0.34 and 1.307 million viewers last week.
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