Similarly, all of the terrible things about the show can be summed up in two words: “Season 2.”
Sure, sure, I’m exaggerating just a tad. Season 2 wasn’t all bad, especially for those of us who love to watch television shows about love triangles and baby-daddy drama. The only problem with that is that there are a whole bunch of shows like that already, and there is only one show on TV that suggests zombies in the title. Is it really too much to ask to keep our one and only zombie show sacred and make it focused on, oh, I don’t know… zombies?!
Well, after a disappointing second season, AMC has released a sneak peak of the next episode, Nebraska, set to debut on February 12. I know you’re all a-titter in anticipation, so I won’t make you scroll through any more of my commentary before getting to the good stuff:
Two mystery men have just appeared on the scene, revealing nothing about themselves except that they’re surprised to see people alive, and that they’re probably from Nebraska (I’m basing that assumption entirely on the title). As tantalizing as these new characters and the mysteries that they bring to the show might be, do any of us actually care?
I can’t help but notice that there is one thing rather conspicuously absent in the clip. Can you guess what it is? It starts with a “z,” has a cult following of nerds, and is one of the sole reasons for turning on the telly. No, it’s not Zooey Deschanel.
Zombies! Where are my zombies, AMC? How are you supposed to make any of us care about these new characters when there isn’t a very serious and constant threat of zombies? Are these strangers rough-and-tumble ruffians here to stir up some trouble?
Pfft, whatever. Without any zombies around, the group can just pick up and drive to any of the supposedly dozens of perfectly safe scenic farmhouses in the area. I pray that “Nebraska” is the name of a character or a boat or something, and not where these two new mystery men are from. If they really did make it all the way from Nebraska to Georgia shortly after a zombie apocalypse, then that means that America really isn’t all that dangerous. At all.
Well, the first step after surviving an apocalypse of any type is to begin rebuilding and repopulating the world. Maybe that’s why the writers have been focusing on all of this frou-frou love drama.