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that's been directly addressed by Kirkman himself.
zombie mythos don't exist; Night of the living Dead/Dawn of the Dead/Resident Evil... none of those were ever created in this universe. With that in mind, it makes sense that no one knows the rules and why no one uses the word zombie.
Then their just the dumbest, slowest mofos on earth. Even in the first NOTLD films, and in any zombie movie anywhere that is stand-alone and without mythology to inform, people figure out in a hurry that it's kill or be killed. These people are over-the-top with their slow on the uptake reaction.
World War Z--the book, I have the film on deck to watch this weekend--does a good job of showing people unprepared for an outbreak but not a population completely unable to come to grips with the situation. Yeah, maybe the people can be brought back, but you don't put everyone else at risk by letting zombies chill nearby, neighbor or no.
The Governor had his own ideas about that on the show, but aside from a few specific cases zombies were still dropped on sight. FTWD is just a cesspool of idiocy.
Your reply to Marwash' post was that Lee mentioned the word zombie as if that instance somehow disproved Kirkman's statement. I just pointed out that the game belongs to a different continuity, with other writers. And even then it contradicted the comic.
So Lee using the Z word was most likely a mistake from the writers part.
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The show kinda shoots itself in the foot. As stated before, for a full scale global zombie apocalypse to occur like it has in the show, humanity just be hell a stupid. As noted before, even in the original, the outbreak only lasted one night. But now, especially with the military as advanced as it is today, no way would society collapse. And what's especially insulting is that it only took 2 months.
I love the Walking Dead. Probably my favorite show on cable. Captures the feel of hopelessness and survival very well. But it is very clear that in terms of conflict, it is humans such as the Governor of the Claimers who must provide it. When you leave it to the zombies, unless they are in massive hordes, the suspense goes down really quick.
Compare the death of Herschel, who was truly in an inescapable position bound at the hands of the Governor and his army, with the death of Tyreese, who died essentially because he was daydreaming. Or the incident on the freeway where Sofia got lost. Only because Dale somehow lost his peripheral vision did Sofia end up dying. Or Carl not being able to shoot the Walker that kills Dale, who himself died from a lack of peripheral vision. And of course lets not forget the circumstances of Andrea's death, so avoidable it was mocked for months.
Even worse, we saw in the season finale that Daryl could kill 3 with a chain. We're supposed to believe the might of the U.S. military fell to mindless crippled corpses that can be killed by a chain swing? In 2 months no less? It's almost reminiscent of that scene in Battlefield Earth where Terl says he conquered Earth in 16 minutes. If the US military could swarm a beach filled with thousands of Nazis with machine guns and overtake it, and that was back in the 40's, I'm sure they could take down a zombie horde easily.
So the idea that the world fell to zombies is already implausible, but I'm willing to accept it because while it's circumstances are implausible, TWD is again a good look at post apocalyptic survival, which is while in that case I'll give it a pass. But now we have this show that is supposed to detail the fall. The PIS is going to have to be off the charts to pull this off in a 2 month time span.
I remember seeing promos where the creator was talking about taking an in depth look at what happens when people lose the basic goods and services they are used to. And I remember immediately thinking, "there's a show already about that. It's called The Walking Dead."
At about 6:50, the reviewer talks about an idea Frank Darabont had to have a prequel episode about the fall of humanity, which was,scraped when Darabont was fired. Could this show just be AMC resurrecting this idea for the profit of the franchise?