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Surprised by how much I liked this.,
This review is from: The Walking Dead Season 2 (Amazon Instant Video)
I'm not much for zombie shows or movies of any kind. It's the human aspect of the show that drew me in. What they do, how they survive, the relationships that are made when the basic tenents of society as we know it have been broken down. I'd watch something like that even if there were no zombies. However, the zombies aspect of this show adds a wonderful scary element of danger that can't help but make one wonder what they themselves would do in such a situation. This is a drama. It's people plucked out of every day life and dropped into a new and terrifying world that looks exactly the same. It's about how they survive. It's not meant to be about zombies macking on people for an hour. Though the fact that that could happen does make it interesting. The zombies themselves are disgustingly well done and gross and the gore is quite graphic and realistic. When a zombie bites into someone's neck and rips the flesh free and blood spurts and sprays...it looks real. There is a very disgusting scene involving a well in Season 2 that I will not go into other than to say...Wow. I've seen R rated horror movies that weren't that well done or dramatic. Granted, the zombies are thankfully dense and sheeplike and they have only one purpose. To feed. On you. Add in a little imagination as to how you would survive in such a world and the show is quite compelling.
I wont get into characterization too much other than to say there is a hodge podge to choose from. Some you will like, some you wont. Some will be easy to identify with and others will really make you think about what choices YOU would make in their place. All will surprise you at some point and you may just cheer for the most unlikely of hereos as well as the obvious ones. If you can handle the gore - this is a show not to be missed.
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Initial post: Mar 24, 2012 11:44:09 AM PDT
D. Skye says:
Posted on Mar 26, 2012 11:09:48 AM PDT
Tabitha Holbrook says:
This is an awesome review that sums everything up quite nicely! I absolutely love this show and it does make you think what would YOU do in this situation. I cannot wait for Season 3!!
Posted on Mar 26, 2012 4:19:05 PM PDT
do u know when its being released? i have a calender to mark...
Posted on Mar 26, 2012 6:22:08 PM PDT
I have said the exact same thing. The zombies are extremely cool, but this would still be a great show if there were no zombies. The apocalyptic world in which small handfuls of humans must survive is fascinating to watch and the character development as the show progresses makes us care about them. I hope there are many more seasons to come. I'm not a huge fan of television but I'm hooked on this show.
Posted on Mar 27, 2012 10:49:32 PM PDT
Andy Rampage! says:
'Spot-On' for me (TOO!!) man!! Thankx!
Posted on Apr 6, 2012 6:51:52 AM PDT
you should read the books
Posted on Apr 13, 2012 2:04:01 PM PDT
Suzy Snowflake says:
To Shan, you wrote a great review about not just the second season, but the entire show - it's cast, zombies, make-up, the relationships that are made etc. I feel the same way as you do, regarding zombie movies. I thought Night of the Living Dead and other movies of it's kind were so predictable! I kind of got interested in the show by accident. My husband loves horror and watched episode one and all of season one while I was on the laptop, listening to the horror from the tv. I just couldn't help but
shutting the laptop and joining in for some great tv.. People are getting sick of reality tv, and this seems like the perfect respite
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Thanks Suzy! I heard a lot of hype about it online before the show even aired. To be honest, the whole zombie aspect was a turn off at first. I figured I'd give it one episode and see if it snagged me. It snagged me good :) It's one of the only shows I watch in real time. Most everything else I DVR to watch whenever. I still can't get my hubby interested unfortunately though!