Monday, November 08, 2010
Sorry - I've been meaning to post about this, but it's been a crazy couple weeks with school and appearances and with taking the kids to their various activities.
Well, it's definitely gory enough for "regular" zombie fans, but other than the one scene last night of procuring the necessary gore to camouflage themselves, I don't think it'll gross out "regular" regular people. And the series follows the lead of the original very well, in making it not about fighting zombies: the zombies only very occasionally surface as an imminent threat for a couple minutes of fight and/or flight each episode. (They're a bit faster than I imagined them in the comic, but of course it'd be hard to gauge speed and agility there.) Other than that, it's the humans' variously dysfunctional relationships - and their occasional moments of kindness and compassion - that drive the viewers' interests. And that, to me, is one of the directions in which all zombie stories have to go if they're going to last more than 90 minutes. (Other directions would be comedy, or with zombies with rising intelligence so we could consider their point of view and begin to sympathize and/or wonder about what they're up to.)
So, it's a welcomed addition to the zombie genre, and a welcomed addition to the TV lineup.