Prelude to the Pilot
First thing is first. I have heard quite a lot of buzz about this show. Primarily, they are from friends and other media sources which will remain nameless. This show is based on a comic book of the same name. No, notPrelude to the Pilot but The Walking Dead. Do I seriously have to break it down for you? Well, it is a blog; therefore, I should.
One thing that will remain certain is that though I was (or still am but no longer buy them) a bit of a comic book collector; I have never touched any of the Walking Dead series. Hey, the first issue of Spawn may not be as valuable as it once was but with any giving historical fact rests the value of how much this comic book is going to increase in price in the near future. Then when this happens, I can go for the big kill. Do not worry I am not getting my hopes up. Particularly, it was quite an awesome decision to ignore the comics because I would have ultimately found myself comparing the show with the comic book rather than developing an analytical perception of the show.
Secondly, it seems pretty obvious what the show is about. Just by looking at the cover or the image posted above one can certainly identify that is my ex-girlfriend. No, wait! That does not sound right. Excuse me, one can certainly identify that this show is about zombies. Yes, that is it… zombies. I have lost count as to the many times I have felt like a zombie, but let me tell you this: it sucks! However, the dream of me being a zombie while having sexual intercourse with a beautiful young lady was BADASS! I sure wish that dream would occur over and over and ahhh. Ah, yes…nothing just happened. I swear! Please, believe me. But yes, the show is about zombies.
I sure hope that this show is loosely based on real zombies. And by real zombies I mean old school zombies. And by old school zombies I mean the zombie world George Romero imagined and drafted for us then finally directed. Now, the problem lies on the misconception of the film28 Days Later.
It does not bother me to see zombies run for about 20 feet or so. To me that is logical. However, when watching these “new zombies” run for a 50 yard dash then clearly there is something wrong. Just because these “new zombies” or infected people are viciously attacking and infecting others with their virus it does not formulate them as zombies. If it were so, then vampires would be zombies. And werewolves are not short of this argument. So, if you want to consider them as “new zombies” then that is on you. Just make sure you understand the distinction between the zombies as we know them and the steroid enhanced zombies depicted in the film 28 Days Later. Let it be clear, 28 Days Later is not at fault here. We all know who really is and let it be known that it is not the audience. However, the idea illustrated within the film gave those people (not the audience) the understanding to acknowledge, “This is what the public wants and this is how We (Yes, capital W) will confuse them.”
If you think about it, what are the stages of bringing an idea to life?
Stages are as follows:
1. The idea
2. The prototype
3. The Supervening of social necessity (The need for something)
BOOM! The idea becomes a blueprint awaiting its foundation. Think outside the box; even if it has six walls.
I am guessing, however, that the show premiered with nothing BUT bombshells and they all went off with I do not know what. Why? Simple. I have yet to catch the premier of this show you silly puppets. Nevertheless, the bombshells must have been immense because after two episodes the Walking Dead was picked up for a second season. Not too shabby. Now, the two big questions are as follows: how much have the comics increased in revenue? And, how do the fans feel about the show?
Well, without further ado let’s get this ball rolling.
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