What is going on here?!
It's not that I expected more from this show, in fact, it is exceeding my expectations of hilarity. I don't expect it to get all of the technical details right; feel free to pump a break-action shotgun until your little heart's content. This is not to say "I can do better", but rather- it feels almost plausible that people are 'praising' another show of the same name that airs on AMC Sundays at 9:00pm EST that I'm not privied to, like I'm 'not in the club'.
This 'riot' is painful. I get it: budget constraints probably limit them to open-call volunteers- and I'm not expecting the first 15 minutes of "Saving Private Ryan". However, it seems like they cast a wide net through a bunch of coffee houses, "Florence & the Machine" and "My Chemical Romance" concerts, and a couple bike shops to find some people to wear leather, hoodies, and handkerchiefs, put on backpacks and aimlessly run to nowhere with their hands waving side to side in the air.
I just decided I'm not going to do this point by point actually. I don't really care enough. I'd just like to add this ... I get it: zombies are not a part of the folklore of this world. Great! Humans are inherently interested in understanding "Why?". (which I guess is the rationale for me writing this about something I detest...!?) If we don't know, we ask questions. If something happens, we are curious to comprehend. We're born searchers. This world has iPhones, and they have the internet, so don't tell me they don't have a Googlish search engine where SOMEBODY could try to figure out:
"What is going on?"
"Is it safe?"
"Where is it safe?"
"What are other people doing to stay safe and protect themselves?"
"I just saw a guy eat a dog and I'm in need of some serious eyebleach- can you show me some cat videos?"
"What should we do to stay safe and protect ourselves?"
"Mr. Government, what do you and Uncle Sam recommend?"
"Will this apocalypse cancel the Autolux concert, and will Stubhub be refunding my tickets since my boyfriend got bit by a lunatic, or nah? Also, I hope Autolux doesn't break up since they are my favorite band, I know this isn't a question but I just wanted to make things clear, OK? "
(too long, I'll have to finish below...!)