Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
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I've enjoyed the first two episodes, in multiple ways (I don't mind a bit of drop-off in quality between the pilot and successive episodes - pretty typical for most series - as long as the overall quality remains high). The moral dilemma and family pathos in the pilot was touching ("can I kill my dead wife and mother of my son, since she's now a zombie, cause that would put her out of her suffering, but ... it seems she still senses a connection to us since she looks longingly at the house we're in").
So far this seems to be more of a "how do we survive now that civilization has collapsed" story, rather than a humans versus zombies fighting / action (and corporate / government conspiracy) series. To me, it seems much closer in spirit to Jericho than the Resident Evil movies (for example). The primary danger (for now) comes from "walkers" instead of starvation (although they'll soon have to deal with food and other resource shortages) or cold (shouldn't be too much of an issue in Georgia / Southeast US) or neighbors wanting the available resources.
I haven't read any of the graphic novels, so have no idea how the story and themes will be developed.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to more episodes. The creators of this series seem to have great timing, with zombie story interest high (at least it seems so, with my son interested in zombies, including going on a big zombie walk here in Seattle earlier this year), and picking a good graphic novel source.