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  •  I've watched the show, and never taken to it. (1+ / 0-)
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    Doctor RJ

    As I understand it, there has never been a satisfactory explanation for what started the outbreak in the first place, and things have been too chaotic since to sort it out.

    I can see why it'd make a convenient set-up for telling a story, but the sheer speed with which it happened, and how it apparently swamped the ability of anyone in authority to react in time to do anything effective is just a little bit much for me to buy. You'd think someone, somewhere would have been able to pull together long enough to come up with a workable strategy. I can think of several off the top of my head.

    Take the whole prison set up. They always knew it was vulnerable if enough walkers started getting drawn to it to swamp the fences. The governor's plan to attack was guaranteed to do just that if nothing else. What were his followers thinking, if they were thinking at all?

    There's just too many things that call for suspension of disbelief for me to really enjoy this series. Logistics alone - how long are they going to be able to scavenge fuel, food, and ammo before they get overwhelmed? They're operating way behind the power curve on this.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 07:26:35 PM PST

    •  One of the major premises is ridiculous (2+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, LuvSet

      and it gets rubbed in your face every night: an endless supply of zombies, no matter how many you kill.  Wouldn't they run out after a while?  How many zombies can their possibly be left in a single county after two years of of killing everybody that shows up on your doorstep?

      And why not just dig a big pit and put a boombox in it and wait for them to fall in?  That's what I would do.  Dig a new hole with a backhoe every few days.

      I gave up trying to think of it in serious realistic terms.  Suspension of disbelief is just way way gone.  

    •  Suspension of Disbelief? (3+ / 0-)
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      madmsf, high uintas, Dr Swig Mcjigger

      What did your mother never read you fairy tales as a kid?

      Too many things that call for suspension of disbelief?

      And do you enjoy any of the following:

      Star Wars, Star Trek, Peter Pan, Dr. Who, Planet of the Apes, Matrix, Terminator, Mad Max, Soylent Green, Day after Tomorrow, Independence Day, Total Recall, The Running Man,  or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

      If so, what's the difference?

      All, good rotting shuffling fun.

      •  Yes and no (0+ / 0-)

        I can go with suspending disbelief if it's done in a consistent way, if it follows a logic within the story. But when people keep doing stupid things time after time, when they appear to learn nothing from their experiences, there is only so much the character-driven aspects of the show can compensate for.

        Take EUReKA for example. The running gag of the show was the dumb average guy sheriff saving the day time after time. Except he learned, grew, and changed during the show, as did the characters around him - and there was a continuity to the writing that helped keep it together. Even more impressive, they did a time travel story line that effectively rebooted the show midway through - instead of having everything go back just the way it was, things changed - and they went with it.

        "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

        by xaxnar on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 08:51:05 PM PST

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