Originally Posted by NickDoh
besides the "cool sh*t" that i too am amazed they can show... its not much SO FAR.
the story is horrendous so far for me. dudes wife is f*cking the friend in a month at best. dude survived off an IV for a month? why do 90% of zombie apocalypses take place in worlds where nobody has heard of zombies. like grits said, the whole racism thing was just forced and pointless. another forced and pointless scene was the shoplifting conversation... on a freaking scavenging run? should i continue to do what i came here for? basically believe it was just to set up a future romance between her and main dude. the only characters i give a damn about so far is the main guy, asian dude for saving him and the father and son from episode one. in all honestly the covered in guts thing for how badass it was; kinda silly.
PRETTY MUCH, the "normal" conversational dialogue is the hardest part to get by. the racism thing, the shop lifting, the freakin opening convo of the premiere about leaving the lights on?? the casual interactions are mind boggling bad for how INTENSE and awesome the crazy ass interactions are. which is where it gets good.
visuals, directing, music, settings, half the acting. its all good. the first episodes emotion was awesome. then the second episode went WAY downhill in that department. but its a series. its just getting the wheels rolling. but i really fear the non-zombie related, non-end of days related, normal human drama will never get bearable.
still watching though. so i should stop whining.
to answer a few of your complaints...
#1 Sherrif Rick Grimes was only in a coma for 2 weeks.
#2 Deptuy Shane told Rick's wife that Rick was dead. She felt she needed to be with him to protect her and her son. Its the only reason she was with Shane, and shuns him when she found out the truth.
#3 They have heard of zombies. Glenn (the chinese pizza boy) makes light of it when telling Rick to "shoot em in the head, like the movies".
#4 They went to Altanta to get supplies, but also to try to warn any other survivors who might be headed there.
#5 Have you ever been to Georgia? There are PLENTY of redneck racists like that dude and his brother.
Quite side note, if anyone wathces "entourage", there was epsiode where the writer Frank Darabont wants Vince to be in his Tv show. Vince declines saying he "doesnt want to play the same role every week".
The role was Sherrif Rick Grimes in "the Walking Dead".
I read the comic in 2003 and its pretty close. The biggest difference I see so far is that Rick and his familt were from Kentucky not Georgia.