Also, totally suffers from the dead black guy syndrome. I sat there and called each one - I don't want to do spoilers but let's just say in the first couple episodes all you have to do is wait for each speaking black guy to go.
I think it would have been far more interesting if they kept Matt alive. You'd have this teenage couple in their senior year of high school, who believe that they are getting their independence in a few months, but ZA hits and they are now stuck in close quarters with Alicia's parents. They really could have explored a lot with Matt. Him not wanting to be a burden for her parents because they are taking him in, Alicia wanting to sneak off with him but he would be "no I don't want your parents kicking me out". (Bigger concern for pregnancy in the ZA). And let's say down the line that Alicia were to die, and Matt has to continue on with her parents. (I don't want Alicia to die, I hate how this show loves to kill young girls for shock value). And Matt dealing with the army in the garage. Also add in the fact that her brother is a drug dealer, and there's drama between the parents.
I feel there was so much lost potential.
I'm very excited for Strand and Ophelia's characters. Hope they stick around for a long time.