The way I see it Season 1 did a lot of good with false choices and made a story that was interesting right till the end. The problem is they have now played that card and it won't work a second time. I'm not going to agonise over decisions of who to give food to or who to take with me in Season 2 because I'm expecting those changes to be irrelevant. Sure some choices can end up being invalidated, but unless I'm given reason to believe there will be some real consequence to at least some of my actions this time I won't care about them. Without that interest Season 2 will find it much harder to have the same impact Season 1 did.
The shame is, any theme of fatalism aside, it would have been terribly easy to sow some seeds in Season 1 that call back on your choices. There could have been several different endings for Carly, Doug, Lily, Kenny, Omerta, Ben, Christa and Omid depending on your actions, and some of them could reflect on Clem too. It would only have taken writing a half-dozen extra scenes based on your choices throughout and there could be a real feeling that any of your choices could have serious consequences. Instead that was entirely undermined.