Zombieland 1 Season 2013

An Amazon Original Series

Season 1
(6,067) IMDb 5.9/10

1. Pilot CC

Adding new members to your post-apocalyptic "family" isn't as easy as it sounds. But at least sometimes you get pie.

Starring:
Kirk Ward, Tyler Ross
Runtime:
29 minutes
Original air date:
April 19, 2013

Pilot

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Good plot, great acting, great effects, and very funny!
Kim
I actually think this TV show would go ok - the writing wasn't that good, but it wasn't horrible either, I can see myself watching it.
reparadocs
You feel as though they are trying so hard to make you laugh you feel bad for not thinking it's funny.
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382 of 465 people found the following review helpful By troy gutierrez on April 19, 2013
I actually really enjoyed watching this episode...and this is coming from someone who was telling his friends how much it was going to suck. Yeah, it lacks the charm of the old cast, but makes up for it with the new cast and a new type of charm. I like that they continue to keep the comedy alive with a hint of a love story, and although the main focus of the story feels a little dry, I think they have a lot going on! I will definitely keep watching if they keep coming out with new episodes.
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441 of 560 people found the following review helpful By Greg on April 21, 2013
I wanted to love Zombie Land, as a fan of the original. I really did. After watching, I mentioned to friends that it'd make an excellent TV show (not realizing the movie was originally pitched as a TV show ).

However the pilot felt like Zombieland sans the wit that made Zombieland funny. Sure, you have continuation of the story, but do we really want to see someone else try to recreate Woody Harrelson's Tallahassee? I'd probably enjoyed a fresh new batch of characters rather than have other actors reprise the roles of A-list actors, which made the original great.

I'm not one to rail on plot holes but every other human encountered happened to be surviving in the strangest of ways. Were we supposed to believe that a window washer continued washing windows during the zombie apocalypse, or a woman survived in a tent in the middle of LA and yet another survivor was just hanging out in a construction yard without weapons? Granted Zombieland is a comedy, it didn't even make a lick of sense. The jokes were mostly flatliners, a woman who pronounces her name Regina as Rah-gine-nah which sounds like female anatomy? I'm all for lewd humor but when that's your ace-in-the-hole joke, you have script issues.

Bringing back Columbus's rules felt forced. I'm pretty sure the pitch is each episode would follow one of the "Rules" to surviving the Zombie apocalypse. Seems like a good idea on paper, but when "don't lose hope" is your pilot rule and the characters through out the episode are so unconcerned with their environment, do we even sense they're losing hope? Worse, I'm losing hope for Zombieland.

Of the several pilots I've watched, this has been the weakest, and its the one I wanted to like the most :(
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77 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Allaya Cooks-Campbell on April 19, 2013
Was surprised at how good it was-- room to get better but has a lot of potential. My husband and I were a little disappointed there was no ep. 2 yet. Hope this gets picked up so we can see more!
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Dave on April 19, 2013
The opening of the show is great. Really sets the mood and is really funny. Other than that, the show is pretty good, just not exceptional. It's too hard watching it without comparing to the movie. Especially when it takes a step back from the movie in terms of the teenage relationship, and in assuming that we should know these characters from the film. The acting is pretty good, though the oldest girl seems to be trying too hard to be like Emma Stone. The other people are fine. The disregard for human life is kind of contradictory to the movie, and would be disturbing if it weren't for the show setting itself up so well in the beginning. I think it has some good ideas and set the tone up well, it just needs to have better production value and lighting. It also should not so readily kill off any/all survivors. The product placement is a little hokey. Overall, still better than most crap on TV.
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful By David Grigsby on April 19, 2013
So I enjoyed the movie and this was as good on a Series level. I look forward to the rules and Zombie Kill of the week.
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46 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Quill on April 19, 2013
The pilot wasn't bad. It's no Walking Dead, but it's not trying to be and i admire that. I'd Watch this B/c it's different from every other zombie schtick and it's ok; it's a humorous take on the Z-Apocalypse. I'd really like to see more of this and a bit more development of the characters and i'd hate to see it cancelled.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2013
Going into this i wasn't very excited, but i think that is to be expected when one of your favorite movies is completely recast. I confess i don't like to judge tv shows by their pilot episodes because the spark usually isn't there yet. That being said, in this case i think you have to. Overall i was impressed... No it didn't feel like zombieland but i did have several small laughs and about 2 big laughs... And for me that is really good.

Final verdict:
5 stars with original cast
4 with this cast
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45 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Mickey Mills on April 22, 2013
Once you get Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, everyone else is just a cheap knock-off.

This guy is more like Talledega.
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