Made the mistake of watching the latest episode of The Walking Dead last night. The writing has deteriorated badly simply because the situations these characters are put in do not reflect any reality whatsoever. So, how long has it been since these people have been wandering about like blind tap dancers in a minefield? A year and a half? Two years? Do you seriously expect me to believe that they're that stupid? Stumbling about, dying of thirst, eating earthworms?!?
Follow me along here. So, most of humanity died in the first thirty days of this walker epidemic, right? The deceased now shamble slowly around unable to defeat locked doors. Now, even allowing for the fact that there's no electric power generation (absent generators) and only, at any given time pre-apocalypse, just thirty days of food in the distribution system, that's still a million crap-tons of food and bottled water just sitting waiting to be scavenged.
What? They don't have grocery warehouses in Georgia? Nor Yellow Pages to find them? Ever see a grocery warehouse? Almost all are behind locked doors and chain-link fences topped with concertina wire. So, they have limited access and are defensible, at least against these speed-challenged biters. And you're telling me that anybody with experience in Iraq or Afghanistan (or, heck, even watching teevee about it) isn't aware that perfectly defensible Forward Operating Bases can't be erected anywhere out of Hesco barriers, state highway department concrete road dividers and the keys to the county garage?!? And I mean constructable anywhere, anywhere, like around a natural spring or productive well.
And I don't recall seeing any of these people toting a pair of bolt cutters. I mean, all these people died right? And when they died they left all their stuff, including food, fuel and ammunition, that had been previously stashed in storage facilities -- again, behind stout doors, fencing and padlocks on individual lockers. I'd darn sure have a lot less difficulty with my suspension of disbelief if any of the dehydrated, starving, vulnerable morons portrayed last night -- supposedly veteran zombie killers into their second year -- if even one of them carried bolt-cutters and a Yellow Pages for the county they were in. This ain't rocket science, folks. C'mon.
The Walking Stupid.