Fear Itself

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jul 24, 2008 on NBC
out of 10
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A young couple finds that their new neighbors will go to any length to keep their neighborhood "perfect".

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  • Nothing Special but not a time waster (mild spoilers below)

    This episode was just average. The problem with fear itself is that they have to cram a good idea into a hour without destroying it. This episode made you ask questions, and of course it didn't give you any answers. The plot had the potential to be good but due to medoicer acting and bad writing this episode passes with a B. The episode was filled with plot holes as well. Why didn't the guy just "go to the doctors" and not return? whats the deal with the people? were they aliens or just weird? anyways this episode was slightly better than the last two but only slightlymoreless
  • Great episode! Better if you like zombie movies! Briana Evigan is very easy on the eyes as well. *Spoiler Alert* To have a zombie show from the zombie's POV was so original.moreless

    Great episode! Better if you like zombie movies! Briana Evigan is very easy on the eyes as well (would like to see much more of here in other series / movies).

    *Spoiler Alert* To have a zombie show from the zombie's POV was original. I can't think of anoterh time I have seen this. The flashbacks were a bit 'Lost-esk', but worked very well with the plot. That makes two good eps in a row for the series. As far as the series goes, all pretty good eps so far except for "Spooked". Keep it going writers...time to katch up on the rest of the series.moreless
  • Bottom-line: always read the contract before you sign it.

    "Community" was... almost reasonable. Nice try, but didn't work. Scored 6 just because of Brandon Routh.

    It tells the story of a beautiful young couple in their middle twenties("Superman" Brandon Routh and Shiri Appleby from "Roswell") eager for a child and a house outside of town. They eventually find the perfect house in a very perfect condo with it's very perfect neighbourhood in the suburbs. In their eagerness to move into the new house, they rush to sign the contract without even reading it. Well, from now on i think you can figure what's about to happen: they realize the so-called perfect community is not that perfect at all, and to keep it as it is they play by their own very unorthodox book of rules, and then it all goes awry.

    I found the story unoriginal and bland. Horror fans will dislike it because there's no supernatural element to it. It also fails to build any suspense given it's predictability. The regular "twist" in the end is not "twisted" enough. I must also say i found Appleby's character rather annoying and whiny, not to say totally clueless. Plus, hers was so inconsistent with Brandon Routh's character that i just could not buy them as a happy couple either. But not all that is bad is all bad. Brandon Routh was brilliant and very well-succeeded in portaying the unbearable fear of losing your dearest ones. He really got to it, and held the episode alone himself.moreless
  • A very good episode.

    This episode was one of my favorites second only to the first episode of the season. I really liked the writing and how both Brandon Routh (Bobby) and Shiri Appleby (Tracy) played their roles. I found it interesting how this community was also this type of secret society that had members in many areas of society. It was also nice to see John Billingsley in the role as the neighbor who helps Bobby near the end. He is an excellent actor. Unlike that last episode I really liked the ending seeing how they dealt with Bobby so he couldn't run away anymore. The only thing that struck me as odd was the complete change in attitude of both Tracy and Bobby's best friend that wasn't even explained. This is a must see episode for fans of the series.moreless

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