Me and Markus have been watching the first season of The Walking Dead. So far I really like it. I like the casting, they’re talented and I see a lot of well-known faces. And I’m loving the graphics! The zombies are just enough decayed for my taste 🙂 You can tell it’s a show with a pretty decent budget. The scenery is nice, the zombies are gory and the story is exciting.

My only complaint is that the survivors are obviously idiots.

First of all, if you have a city with half a million blood-thirsty zombies, wouldn’t you wanna get as far away from that city as possible? As long as you’re within walking distance they could easily find you, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that.
So what do these morons do? They put up camp just on the outskirts of the city! In several scenes you can even see the skyscrapers in the distance :crazy: I don’t know, but if it was me I’d get as far away from the city as possible. Fuck, I’d get as far away from any city as possible.

And how come their camp is just a ring of tents and caravans on a hillside, with nothing to protect them from wandering zombies? The first (first!) thing to do would be to set up some kind of protection, wouldn’t it? Walls, fences, various traps and pits. AT LEAST put up tripwires with bells or empty cans or something to alarm you when something approaches.
And during the night they all sit and look into the campfire (way to ruin your night vision) with noone standing guard. Seriously?

I do like the series, and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of it – but I really hope their survival instincts kick in soon. Or that they find a copy of Zombie Survival Guide 😛