The Walking Dead

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 :P


  1. 29 January 2011

    Love the blog entries! Keep it up :)

  2. 30 January 2011

    Beautiful new layout! I love the colours and the small details.

    I haven’t heard of The Walking Dead. It doesn’t sound like anything I’d want to watch. But I’ve seen some horror/suspense films and shows and sometimes it makes me sigh whenever the characters in it are so idiotic. You’re running up the stairs from a monster, I don’t know what they expect to do when they reach the top – jump? Hopefully those characters build up some strength and common sense over time! ;D

  3. 31 January 2011

    I love your layout! It’s so awesome :D

    The Walking Dead – I’ve heard about it once before. I hope it airs here in SA. It sounds somewhat similar to some other show I watched (cannot remember the name), but I did think of ‘Haven’ when I read this description. Hmmm :) oh, and ‘The Gates’.


  4. 1 February 2011

    I’ve heard of The Walking Dead but not actually seen it myself, it does sound like something I’d find good to watch though!

  5. 2 February 2011

    Sometimes shows just don’t make sense. You have to just overlook some of the small details.

  6. 4 February 2011

    That always bothers me about horror films or shows… but I guess it would be a pretty short movie or short-lived TV show if the characters actually had any sense. I love horrors where the people fight back and win.

  7. 7 February 2011

    At least now everyone knows what NOT to do when the apocalypse strikers.

  8. Markus
    8 February 2011

    Yeah, everyone in that show is a total muppet, when a zombie wanders into camp the natrual reaction would MAYBE be “lets move camp? 8O ” But noooo… they stick around for 2 more days and half of the survivors gets slaughtered. Not one of the survivors have ever seen a zombie movie or heard about the concept of walking dead.

    But I like the show! ^_^

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