As chosen by New York Magazine's TV critic:
  1. The walkers may be dead, but emotions are still alive! Give us the full confusion and horror one might experience during what seems like a plague. Maybe even more important, show us the joy and creativity people still experience and seek out, even during the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. That's what separates us from them.
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  2. Let someone -- anyone! -- have a good idea at some point. We know no one is going to solve the zombie crisis. But that makes it even more important that the proposed solutions seem viable, since all the tension will be in how the ideas fail, not whether they will. In the Ricktatorship, every idea is a garbage idea, but in East L.A., who knows.
  3. Don't have Carl.
  4. Do not skimp on the gross zombie-slaughtering. 'The Walking Dead' could be an hour of barn-raising and making apple butter as long as there was some zombie-killing. So, please, let's have some of that.
  5. Humor is allowed. One of the ongoing frustrations on 'The Walking Dead' is how monotonous it can be. Now, obviously 'Fear the Walking Dead" won't be a laugh riot, but a little more texture than its predecessor would be nice.