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Fallout TV Series Review: This unforgiving dystopian world leaves you wanting more


The new Fallout series takes viewers on a wild ride through a post-apocalyptic America. Even if you haven’t played the games, you’ll be hooked!. The show’s dystopian world is dangerously fun to watch, full of surprises and hilarious characters.

The story begins in a futuristic America, around the year 2077, when “The Bombs” devastated the world, killing billions. Fast forward 219 years later, and we see a new, dangerous America where people have forgotten morality / ethics and will do anything to survive. Some, called Surface Dwellers, resort to cheating, stealing, and killing.

On the other hand, we have the Vault Dwellers. These people lived underground in fancy bunkers that kept them safe from the bombs, never having to face the harsh realities of the aftermath. However, these Vault Dwellers might be too good. The worst a Vault Dweller can do to you is “forget to say thank you.”

Things take a drastic turn when a group of Surface Dwellers kidnaps the leader/overseer of Vault 33, Hank MacLean (Kyle MacLachlan). His daughter Lucy MacLean, played by the lovable Ella Purnell, then embarks on a dangerous quest to the surface to find her dad. However, Lucy soon realizes that the world as Vault Dwellers know it, is not all rainbows and cupcakes on the surface, but a harsh and unforgiving world where the cruelest tend to survive. 

Throughout her quest, Lucy encounters intriguing characters that add depth to the series. A personal favorite is The Ghoul, played by Walton Goggins. His presence is soothing in such that you don’t exactly like the character, but you can’t hate him either as you’re very curious to know his motive behind every action. 

Aaron Clifton Moten also did a fine job as Maximus, a Squire in the Brotherhood organization who’s struggling to find his place in the world and soon decides to seize an opportunity that could see him make something of himself and give him a chance to experience what life is like outside the organization. 

The Fallout series is an incredible, fun and bloody apocalyptic video game adaptation that will keep you glued to its characters and dystopian America from the very first episode. Vault Dwellers stick to their good side against all odds and Surface Dwellers stick to their untrusting and reckless side as well. 

Although some character backstories were left unexplored in the first season, we’re eager to see them develop in the second season. This series proves once more that video game adaptations can be powerful and captivating, even for viewers unfamiliar with the games.


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