I meant to do this about a week ago, however I lost power for 6 days due to Hurricane Sandy. Everything’s okay on my end though, don’t worry about a thing. I’ll cover the first four episodes, as I haven’t seen the 5th and 6th yet, but I’ll state that this show is a guilty pleasure, mostly.
I hate this show. I don’t care about the characters. I don’t care if they succeed or fail. I just don’t care. However, I can’t stop watching this show. Theres this shlock / dreck value to it all. The plot holes are offensive; especially the one where all electricity just stopped but not the electrical process that cells in the human body does. (Wisely they don’t really give an explanation as to why all electricity stopped, it just did.) Also, how’d all these guns get into Chicago? Where, when, and how did everyone get a sword and trained in swashbuckling?
The doe-eyed protagonist stinks. The world is in full scale apocalypse mode and she’s still worried about morality. Why bring the fat man with glasses? Worst choice ever. How is he HUSKY in an APOCALYPSE?
The first episode: I’m all in.
The second episode: I get pissed at the neck-breaking story telling speed and quick resolution.
The third episode: Okay, I’ll watch another episode.
The fourth episode: Oh, there’s a train in this one, all good movies have a train: Taking of Pelham 123, Back to the Future III, Unstoppable, Von Ryan’s Express.
The uncle is an ass, however, I still don’t like him. The whole world looks lush, bright, and green. That’s fine, but I always thought it’d be more gray like Fallout 3 or dark like Jeremiah. I guess the survivalists are so plentiful since all the incompetent people died with in the first couple weeks. That’s believeable.
Okay, I’ll expound on the 3rd episode a little more here with some bullet points:
-There was a commercial for scrubbing bubbles… maybe because this show is shit?
-I hate the protagonists gung-ho save everyone because just like Anne Frank, “I think people are all good deep down.”
-Hahaha, those muskets don’t shoot that fast!
-Who’s your best shooter? ”This guy!” No quick line like “Navy-seal” or “Marine rifleman!”
-This episode reminds me to read the Poor Man’s James Bond book.
-Miles’ true identity revealed! Now quickly, leave them in a cliffhanger and go to credits! …oh, wait, there’s still 12 minutes of show left?
-Miles: “I’m not talking about this.” 3 seconds later: “Okay, I’ll talk about this.” That’s just offensive to me due to the shit writing.
-Oh, they saved THAT guy!
I like Captain Neville. If this were a movie, Morgan Freeman would portray him.
Hopefully this show will be a mini-series and NBC will pull an HBO and just have a certain number of episodes. I don’t see them having legs if the entire series is about them trying to turn on the power. Although I want to know who killed that old lady with the computer in her attic.