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#1 8 years ago

So, this new post-apocalyptic TV series has recently aired in the Americas. Seeing as Europe is generally considered a third world continent, the garbage dump, and the home of the ancestors by American film companies, we probably won't get to see it for a few years. But I want to hear some opinions from those that have watched it. Good? Bad? Mediocre? Awesome? Cheesecake?

And what about the zombies? Are they shamblers, runners, or mutants?




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#2 8 years ago

They're shamblers, and it was mediocre at best. I couldn't even finish the premiere. Though, considering its a series or (sitcom) my expectations were low to begin with.




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#3 8 years ago

I really enjoyed it but have always had a thing for zombies.

Serio;5419642So, this new post-apocalyptic TV series has recently aired in the Americas. Seeing as Europe is generally considered a third world continent, the garbage dump, and the home of the ancestors by American film companies, we probably won't get to see it for a few years.

Airs in the UK on the FX channel on November 5th but not got a clue about other European countries.




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#4 8 years ago

Serio;5419642So, this new post-apocalyptic TV series has recently aired in the Americas. Seeing as Europe is generally considered a third world continent, the garbage dump, and the home of the ancestors by American film companies, we probably won't get to see it for a few years. But I want to hear some opinions from those that have watched it. [/quote]There are other ways to watch shows from the US. ;)

Serio;5419642Good? Bad? Mediocre? Awesome? Cheesecake?[/quote]From the one episode I've seen, I'd say it was good for what it is. It isn't specifically about zombies, that much we get from the initial pilot. There are a lot of 'background' stories that I bet will come around, we already know of one, though I wont say for running the risk of spoiling it for you.

I watched the first episode yesterday, was aired early-week I think. I do believe that it's coming to the UK screens sooner than you'd think too, atl east if the Daily Star (newspaper) is anything to go by.

Serio;5419642And what about the zombies? Are they shamblers, runners, or mutants?

At the moment, they're just the typical 'walkers'. Don't really do much besides walk (and, if legless with your guts hanging out) crawl. No runners, at least not yet. Depends where they decide to take the show as to whether they'll introduce different types of zombie.

[QUOTE=Sedistix;5419676]They're shamblers, and it was mediocre at best. I couldn't even finish the premiere. Though, considering its a series or (sitcom) my expectations were low to begin with.

Shame on you. I thought it was alright.

[QUOTE=Tanith;5419727]Airs in the UK on the FX channel on November 5th but not got a clue about other European countries.

There we have it, FX tonight. ;)




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#5 8 years ago

I actually enjoyed it. Andrew Lincoln was brilliant in Teachers, which is the main reason I tuned in having seen a TV ad for it, though he doesn't do a very convincing American accent. So far as the first episode goes though, it had me hooked and I've set a series link.

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My only problem comes from a lack of suspension of disbelief:

1) How come he was lying in an absolutely devastated hospital for all that time, apparently long enough for the batteries in the clock to run flat and civilisation as we know it to come crashing down, without a zombie finding and eating him?

2) How did he survive in what appeared to be a coma for said period of time with, presumably, no medical care or nourishment?!

I'm thinking it was a time portal.




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#6 8 years ago

I liked the first episode. Nothing extraordinaire, but the idea of a zombie series is innovative enough to keep me entertained for a while.

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My only problem comes from a lack of suspension of disbelief:

1) How come he was lying in an absolutely devastated hospital for all that time, apparently long enough for the batteries in the clock to run flat and civilisation as we know it to come crashing down, without a zombie finding and eating him?

2) How did he survive in what appeared to be a coma for said period of time with, presumably, no medical care or nourishment?!

I'm thinking it was a time portal.

That's the same thing I thought. Also seemed a bit strange that he didn't bother to retrieve his clothes and figured it might be a good idea to walk around in a possibly zombie-infested pitch-black stairwell.

I also think it is a bit strange if such movies are set in the present but all characters act as if they never heard about zombies. The idea has been around for a while now and had sufficient impact on the entertainment industry so that it just doesn't seem plausible.




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#7 8 years ago
Mr. Matt;5420749
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1) How come he was lying in an absolutely devastated hospital for all that time, apparently long enough for the batteries in the clock to run flat and civilisation as we know it to come crashing down, without a zombie finding and eating him?
[/QUOTE]Simple answer:
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From what we've currently seen, zombies only attack when they see or hear something / someone. If he was led in that room all by himself without making a peep, zombies would have had little reason to enter said room. There's also the fact that a fair number of them appeared to have been locked away in that room. Maybe the surviving hospital staff locked the infected away, and then left without checking on the remaining patients?
Mr. Matt;5420749
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2) How did he survive in what appeared to be a coma for said period of time with, presumably, no medical care or nourishment?!

[/QUOTE]This one, I have no logical answer for.

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5420780]That's the same thing I thought. Also seemed a bit strange that he didn't bother to retrieve his clothes and figured it might be a good idea to walk around in a possibly zombie-infested pitch-black stairwell.

I doubt his clothes would have been lying around though, and woke up probably dehydrated, not thinking all that straight. In regards to walking down a pitch-black stairwell, at this point, he wasn't aware of what was going on, so he wasn't exactly walking into a potential zombie-infested zone, because (from his perspective) there were no zombies.

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5420780]I also think it is a bit strange if such movies are set in the present but all characters act as if they never heard about zombies. The idea has been around for a while now and had sufficient impact on the entertainment industry so that it just doesn't seem plausible.

Think of it like this, if you had an accident and awoke in a hospital, would you be expecting the world to be infested with zombies?

This series is suppose to be set in there here and now, we don't believe zombies should ever be possible, so why should a character in an otherwise normal would expect zombies to exist either? ;)




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#8 8 years ago
Aerilon;5420937 I doubt his clothes would have been lying around though, and woke up probably dehydrated, not thinking all that straight. In regards to walking down a pitch-black stairwell, at this point, he wasn't aware of what was going on, so he wasn't exactly walking into a potential zombie-infested zone, because (from his perspective) there were no zombies.

Well he did see the half-eaten body and the door to the morgue with apparently dead people trying to get out. The dehydration argument makes sense though.

Think of it like this, if you had an accident and awoke in a hospital, would you be expecting the world to be infested with zombies?

I haven't woken up in any deserted hospitals lately, so I really wouldn't know how I'd react. Running half-naked through dark corridors wouldn't be my first choice though :)




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#9 8 years ago

I saw the first episode and while I didn't think it was amazing, I'm not completely put off by it. There is still a lot of room for development for both the characters and explaining the outbreak.

It ended on a good note for expanding the story and adding more characters. I really want to know what happened at Atlanta and what the current state of affairs for those refugees is.




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#10 8 years ago

I just watched pieces of this show! very nice show. When will it come out or have it already come out??