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Needs less drama and more dead zombies

Season 2 of the Walking Dead came on last night. It’s still decent but if I watch it for 1.5 hours, I expect more than five dead zombies. Also, the switch is on in the show from guns to knives, with Gerber apparently buying a nice ad slot (along with Hyundai) showing some of their bashy and stabby toys. Shooting zombies attracts the other zombies so you’re better off cleaving their grapes open. And the police threw in some only ones type stuff. Well, Mr. lawman, you should know you don’t use a shotgun for zombies. What would I want for zombies? A suppressed pocket rifle. And a Cold Steel Kukri, which is also good for clearing brush, I’ve discovered.

36 Responses to “Needs less drama and more dead zombies”

  1. Bram Says:

    The only guy with a clue seems to be the redneck with the crossbow. Why didn’t they explore the local sporting goods store for more bows?

  2. John Says:

    They’re in Georgia, I wonder if anyone at AAC might have left a supressed 10/22 around. Seems like the perfect weapon for “varmint” control.

  3. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    Couldn’t watch it. RV stops at a roadblock and no security goes out, especially rear? The dark haired dude has no sling on his shotgun and puts it down to dick with the water truck?

    He put down his weapon during the end of the world? How many push ups is that? He has no sling? No one is wearing gear and no one has radios?

    What’s with the worthless woman with short hair and her stupid daughter? Why haven’t they smashed her head in with a rock?

    They’re dicking around all day with the fixing the RV and foraging supplies? I want a better organized end of the world party.

  4. Crotalus Says:

    A kukri is good if you’re surprised up close, but you still, since this is an alien or mutant virus, that’s still a big risk of infection. A .22 rifle is pretty quiet, and a .22LR round out of a rifle is effective against the head. Plus, you can carry thousands of rounds for those nasty mass attacks.

  5. Cargosquid Says:

    The common complaint about the books and last season is that the “heroes” NEVER learn. Don’t expect them to learn now.

    1)Why haven’t they hit the local car/RV dealer?
    2) Where did those zombies come from since they had just driven through that area a few minutes earlier with no zeds observed.
    3) They need supplies, but ignore a fully loaded pick up, with the keys still in it. They don’t even check under the tarp.
    4)No one notices/cares that there is till electric power at the church. Where is that being generated?

    If the writing doesn’t make them smarter….I think this might be the last season….once the new zombie smell wears off…..people will move on.

  6. Crotalus Says:

    Ya know, I think you’re right, Squid. For those of us into the zombie genre, these are some pretty substantial flaws.

  7. Cargosquid Says:

    Crotalus…

    Heck, for the average redneck those are flaws…..It’s FREE STUFF HANDED TO THEM.

    Crossbow dude was on a bike! And he missed the zeds? Also, what the hell is HE thinking driving a clumsy, NOISY chopper through a congested area where he can’t avoid a sudden lunge?

    Its like they think that a nuke went off and all the radio shacks/Wal-Marts/Home Depots/Cabelas were destroyed.

    I like the Kukri. But this one allows you to poke’em too: http://www.coldsteel.com/gladius-machete.html

  8. falnfenix Says:

    i think people are forgetting a few things:
    1 – the show is based off a comic book. read the comic. seriously.
    2 – no one in this show, aside from the nerdy kid, has any idea how to deal with zombies. that they’ve all survived is amazing.
    3 – most people assume shotguns are the logical choice of defensive firearm. video games reinforce this.
    4 – they’ve let people live because they’re human, and working to save as many humans as possible. they’re not able to kill anyone who stands in the way of their survival.

    please, be happy that *any* zombie show gets more than one season.

  9. Cargosquid Says:

    Nope. Mentioned the books. The complaint about character stupidity applied there too.

    4 – they’ve let people live because they’re human, and working to save as many humans as possible. they’re not able to kill anyone who stands in the way of their survival. HuH? Who said anything about killing PEOPLE?

    please, be happy that *any* zombie show gets more than one season. ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. THIS is soooo true.

  10. falnfenix Says:

    yeah, i missed that – your comment wasn’t up when i read and commented.

    Shootin’ Buddy mentioned the girl and her mother should have their heads bashed in.

  11. Cargosquid Says:

    I had to turn off the channel as my 11 year old woke up and wandered in…. I missed the part where the girl disappeared after leaving the shelter of the tree. Did they show or imply what happened to her or did she just disappear after they showed her heading back to camp?

  12. Cargosquid Says:

    I had to turn off the channel as my 11 year old woke up and wandered in…. I missed the part where the girl disappeared after leaving the shelter of the tree. Did they show or imply what happened to her or did she just disappear after they showed her heading back to camp?

  13. Cargosquid Says:

    Sorry for the double post….intertubes acted up.

  14. falnfenix Says:

    she merely disappeared. might find her next episode.

  15. ATLien Says:

    Drama is there because no matter what the show, the network wants to make every attempt to get women to watch it.

    And I think nowadays, if you took a group of semi-random people and threw them into a scenario like this, odds are that most will have no frakking clue how to forage and survive very well. Many Americans just don’t know those things. Even cops.

  16. North Says:

    I kept talking to the TV. This usually annoys the hell out of my wife, but I have a feeling she was agreeing with my statements. No rush looking for the girl – better to have a bunch of conversations with each other and Zombie Jebus and otherwise drag feet.

    “I don’t mind observing fauna. They can be beautiful animals. I think I would be more interested in finding the little girl, though. Personally I think it is cool to observe deer from far away where I can shoot it. Get that close and you could get shot by someone else that…”

    BLAM!!!

    “Called it…”

  17. Wes S. Says:

    Actually, I thought the “only ones” stuff was just something the two cops came up with on the spur of the moment – and everybody else went along with – because they didn’t want the suicidal blonde having a gun. Up to that point, most of the cast had had a gun in their hands at one point or another during the series run, Blondie included.

    OTOH, I half expected one of the cops to shoot themselves in the foot right after making the comment… 😉

    That said: Lord, are these people DUMB. This show might actually make a good how-to manual for how NOT to survive the apocalypse, zombie or otherwise…

  18. aeronathan Says:

    My thoughts would be a suppressed 10/22 with a high perch to go along with it. Maybe one of those houses on stilts they build near rivers. Tear down the stairs and install rope ladder. Instant zombie proof. Or how about just a large boat in general?

  19. Bram Says:

    I’m assuming the smart survivors are watching them from a distance and laughing. When I watch, all I can think about is how fast I would get my family far away from this pack of retards. (If I was single, I would be trying to get the hot blonde to come with me)

  20. PMain Says:

    Actually the total dead zombies was 7, not 5. I remarked on the Gerber product placement as well, much less the logic of sitting on the highway – where a herd has already come by – using a very loud chopper as your scout vehicle or not replacing the ancient, gas guzzling RV. Let’s not forget having your most able, strongest & healthiest males wonder the forest, while leaving behind an older man & an injured man.

    Love the show, but mostly it has turned into what you shouldn’t do during a Zombie infestation.

  21. Steve Says:

    Cracked.com did a great article about why the zombie apocalypse is impossibe that covers all the bases: http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly.html

    Once you accept that show’s premise is bunk, you can just sit back and enjoy it for the entertainment value.
    Regarding the only ones stuff; almost all of the guns belong to the sheriff so who can blame him if he doesn’t want to share? The lesson here is: bring your own gun to the zombie apocalypse.
    Taking the suicidal girls’ gun is just good manners IMO. She can always off herself tomorrow so why not let her sleep on it?

  22. HL Says:

    I don’t get all the love for the suppressed 22 for Zombie killing. You say, “but all you need to do to stop them is scramble their brain!”

    Can’t the same be said for any Crip or Blood that kicks in your door?

    By this logic, the best self-defense round on the planet is the 22LR!

    Your ass better have some more horsepower than a 22.

    Also, screaming as you chop the zombie to bits seems to be poor form. I would think a blood spurt in the mouth would be as bad as being bitten.

  23. HL Says:

    Dale should have told Andrea when she was bitching about him robbing her of the choice of suicide that the cause needed her for breeding. The survival of the species must come before her death wish.

  24. Bram Says:

    The Crips and Bloods I’ve seen don’t shamble slowly down the middle of the street.

  25. Drake Says:

    With their pants so low, I would think Crips and Bloods move just about the same as zeds.

  26. Bram Says:

    I get annoyed every time they show the abandoned M1 Abrams in Atlanta. Pretty much a zombie-proof vehicle.

  27. Drake Says:

    Also seems that a great many zombie tales these days presuppose the zombies are attracted to sound. So, if it turns out they’re not, can we harvest them with whatever round is convenient? .223 or 30-40 krag?

  28. HL Says:

    Those two fuckers in the woods chasing the girl last night were hardly shambling. All the same, I think a 9mm with a big can on it would be far preferable to .22. Bonus points for a 45.

  29. Robert Says:

    Frustrating series. People too dumb to live. Five people with ARs, loaded mags and a good position could hold off how many zombies? You aren’t going to attract 100K…and if you could it would be a GOOD thing. They should be exterminating them, not running. Pick a nice spot and clean them out.

    Can’t find guns in the South….OOOOOOOOKKKKKKK.

    And let’s drive the worst old cars we can find, especially RVs we have to pet along because they have bad parts. Oh, and we can’t find a thing to eat either, while we are busy not finding guns.

    One Army unit would have stood to it’s guns and won, don’t you think? Somewhere? Just one?

    And lets let folks go wandering around alone or in small groups armed with a few steak knives, a pocket snubbie and their dramas.

    I’m glad to see them make an attempt at Zombie TV, but the stoopid, it burns.

  30. Steve Says:

    I love a good zombie flick but I don’t even see how the show works without many of the flaws that people are complaining about. Why didn’t they build a stockade around the camp at the quarry to keep the zombies out?
    If only a couple of dozen people have managed to survive for miles and miles around Atlanta there is enough food, clothing, guns, ammo, water, booze, cars lying around to last for a lifetime but what fun would the show be if it was just about 10 people sitting around in designer clothes, eating caviar and drinking the finest booze while occasionally picking off zombies from behind the walls of their fortified compound?

  31. Primeval Papa Says:

    Daughter #2 and I had the opportunity for a little TV time so we watched a few of the old episodes and then the season opener. I believe her comment was, “Lame”. She asks the best questions, “Dad, aren’t there gun stores in Atlanta? Why don’t they go to the grocery store and get suppies? Is the tank out of ammo? Aren’t there any auto dealers? Why don’t they get bigger gas cans for extra gas?”

    It was very slow.

  32. Stormy Dragon Says:

    And the police threw in some only ones type stuff.

    If you were actually paying attention, the “only ones” thing was clearly being used as a rationalization to justify taking the gun from a character that had already tried to commit suicide last season and making clear their intent to commit suicide again.

  33. Druid Says:

    What about Jimbo trying to gut the zed to see if he had the little girl for lunch? You’d think as an experienced hunter he could have done it without hacking at the ribs… maybe like all zombie flicks, this one too is supposed to be comical?

  34. Cargosquid Says:

    “what fun would the show be if it was just about 10 people sitting around in designer clothes, eating caviar and drinking the finest booze while occasionally picking off zombies from behind the walls of their fortified compound?”

    Actually, didn’t they make a version of that idea. I think it would make a GREAT movie, or at least an episode.

  35. Ted N Says:

    Wow, haven’t seen season one yet, read the forst few of the comics. Not sure I want to watch the show, I’m afraid I’ll spend the whole time yelling at the tv.

  36. NAME REDACTED Says:

    “Needs less drama and more dead zombies”

    Same for most tv shows.