Is Tales of the Walking Dead episode 1 Evie/Joe worth watching?

Is Tales of the Walking Dead episode 1 Evie/Joe worth watching?

Published August 15, 2022
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Tales of the Walking Dead is the latest spinoff in The Walking Dead universe. With the flagship series set to end in November 2022, AMC Networks has big plans for this universe, and the new spinoffs will open the small world of TWD worldwide.

The first episode of Tales of the Walking Dead takes place 405 days into the apocalypse and features a prepper named Joe, played by Terry Crews. Joe is a recluse who was a ready-for-anything type of guy with his well-stocked bunker. He and his dog Gilligan, Gilly for short, lived a monotonous life, but they were happy. When tragedy strikes, Joe sets off to find a fellow prepper he previously met via a chat room.

Along the way, he meets a woman named Evie (Olivia Munn), who is a free spirit and the polar opposite of Joe. After a rough start, they pair set off together, he to meet his prepper friend and she to find her lost loved one.

The chemistry between Crews and Munn alone makes this episode worth the watch. It is an excellent story of two unlikely people meeting up and embarking on a journey together where they each have a goal in mind, but life steps in and alters those plans.