Should The Virus be Explained in The Walking Dead TV series?
no...Robert Kirkman has said it himself many times over now...the cause of the virus isn't important to what's going on
one of the things that I like about the book is the mystery...the group knows nothing about what is going on in the outside world...there is no source of information for them....for all they know they could be the last group of living humans on the planet
the CDC stuff on the show still isn't setting well with me...not because it's different from the book..I've liked the changes so far...but because it feels out of place...the survivors have found supposed safe havens before but nothing to this extent...in the previews they talk about what's going on in other countries...again I don't want to know this stuff
"the CDC stuff on the show still isn't setting well with me...not because it's different from the book..I've liked the changes so far...but because it feels out of place...the survivors have found supposed safe havens before but nothing to this extent...in the previews they talk about what's going on in other countries...again I don't want to know this stuff "This sums up my feelings as well. The whole thing with brain scans and test subjects and everything... it almost seems like the antithesis of the book for me. It's the I Am Legend movie/book disparity all over again... I don't like it.
I don't think it's necessary, for me the books were all about how people survive and cope. What some people will do when introduced to stress, what measures they'll go to. For me, a lot of the time it could be zombies, it could be unicorns with a bone to pick. Put simply, the zombies are there to drive the characters to a point where we start to see survival mechanisms, rationalising horrible acts, crossing moral lines. That's where I think the brilliance lies. It's not about 'you gotta get 'em in the head' its far murkier and ambiguous. The panels may be in black and white but the story's grey. I'm a fan of zombies but I think I would be reading the Walking Dead and watching the subsequent show even if it was something else supernatural.
So for me, the explaination of the virus I could take or leave. It wouldn't be a put off (unless of course it turns into a hunt for 'the anidote at base alpha!' which I doubt) The final episode shed some light on the process which I liked.
Well, here's to waiting 10 months to see where it takes us.
Also, nice to know someone else survived Yonkers ; ]
It depends on whether it helps to fuel the drama. I think the movie The Crazies is a good example of how conflict can be fueled by a scientific zombie virus. What I loved about this movie is it took the time to demonstrate an accurate depiction of a military response to such an epidemic. They tried to contain the virus and when they couldn't they fire-bombed the county. So far it's the failure to hint at an adequate military response bothers me. Why is the government crippled? Do they ever explain in the comics, why the virus spreads so rapidly?
Personally I'd prefer the zombie concept teeter-toter between the supernatural and the scientific. For the first few episodes focused on the concept of being overwhelmed by zombie. When they don't show that overwhelming volume the show lags behind in my opinion.
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