I really just hate how zombies are a genre. Night of the Living Dead was a horror film, not a zombie flick. But then successive knock offs of the idea "Let's do another ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE." How many fucking times can we glimpse into the future and see how people may or may not survive the end of the world with zombies running around?
For fuck's sake, there is no originality breathed in this. Let's not kid ourselves that zombie apocalypse is somehow unfamiliar territory. If you want to consider a new angle on zombie films, let's discuss "I Walked With A Zombie" which incidentally predates all this fucking zombie knock off garbage anyway.
I read the first couple books of Walking Dead, being an avid comic fan and a lot of my friends suggesting "If you like comics, you'll LOVE Walking Dead." Who the fuck connects those two? There is little if any redeeming value of this book. It's a "page turner" in the sense that the conversations themselves are brain dead (PERHAPS TO ILLUSTRATE HOW THE HUMANS THEMSELVES ARE ZOMBIES? SEE ALSO - ZOMBIELAND, IT'S A REALLY FUNNY MOVIE). But all in all, the art is fair and nothing inspiring comes about. It's what you'd expect Image to print, and it doesn't disappoint on that angle.
At this point, it's just as passe to voice an opinion on how dead the zombie genre is. Because, yeah, it's totally valid to point out that it's xeroxed itself into a wipe of the same script over and over, but at the same time, a shit ton of people still eat it up. In fact, the very irony that zombies devour brains and in turn produce more zombies is incredibly poignant.
But you simply can't stop fanboys at heart. Whatever it is that you guys love about zombies, I wish you the very best in this show. I mean, Frank Darabont isn't horrible and lord knows I would watch this under a variety of other circumstances, but this hype is really like vinegar in my eyes.