Friday, September 24, 2010

The Next Best Thing on Television

'The Walking Dead' television series starts out very similar to '28 Days Later,' however, the '28 Days' franchise stole a lot from 'The Walking Dead' graphic novels. I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or if '28 Days' stole the hospital scene right from the 'The Walking Dead' graphic novel.

The main difference between '28 Days Later' and 'The Walking Dead' is that antagonists in this series are true zombies and not just infected by a virus.  But by far the most interesting aspect about 'The Walking Dead' books is not the zombies, it's the living people.  Real people dealing with impossible situations such as a zombie or a cylon apocalypse ('Battlestar Galactica') is what separates good sci-fi from the bad.


1 comment:

  1. Horror, as a genre, doesn't do much for me. I do like some straight horror movies, but they have to be pretty good. I did like 28 Days Later; 28 Weeks Later not so much.

    I watched the first two episodes of this series, but no more. As you mentioned, the first episode was basically 28 Days Later. The second episode was Dawn of the Dead. From the preview the third episode was going to be Night of the Living Dead.

    The show just wasn't for me.


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