Dr Desert Flower and I watched AMC's Breaking Bad, Season 1 on I-tunes download, and it was pretty good, but took a turn for the ridiculous and we lost all empathy for the main character near the end of the season. Didn't download season 2. DDF watches Mad Men devotedly, and her mother has attested to the accuracy and efficacy of the ward robes, attitudes, morals, common practices depicted in the series. As I'm no fan of advertising, I've not embraced the series.
But zombies? I love zombie movies, and I feel I am pretty prepared for the eventual zombie invasion that were just one viral mutation away from. So when our son suggested we record The Walking Dead I agreed wholeheartedly. Today we watched the first episode, DVR'ed last weekend. It was pretty good. There was all the obligatory character development and the struggle of the human soul in extreme adversity. My son asked me "Dad, could you shoot mom in the head if she had become a zombie?" To which I instantly responded "Yes, if she was absolutely, without a doubt, a zombie, I'd shoot her in the head to put her out of her misery." You can imagine my annoyance at one of the secondary characters who struggled with shooting his former-wife-now-staggering-and-gaunt-zombie via sniper rifle. She's just gonna try and eat you! Put her down!
Later in the episode, I made a note to self: "get a gas siphon". Really stinks to run out of gas in the middle of a zombie apocalypse without a siphon! And trying to siphon by mouth tastes terrible and can lead to mouth cancer - no thanks. There's zombies to take out!
The zombies are gruesome and realistic. The character development of the non zombies is thorough, and I guess, heart warming, in some ways... but I really love the zombie attack scenes, and wide angle panning and detail. Done superbly. When such nice people in such a pretty place run into such terribly hideous things. I think we'll be watching more of these DVR'ed episodes.
Note: on the movie poster.. I have driven into Atlanta on all 6 interstate approaches... and several US Highway approaches... and none of them have a 5 lane, no guard rail, railway side that I can recall (and it doesn't meet NHTSA requirements). But it is eerily depicted.
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