Meanwhile, back at the Zombie Apocalypse. . . The Walking Stupid.
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.
...just a TV show. Like the MSM just turn your brain off and watch...jus sayin.
Same reason Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy aren't carrying around 12ga shotguns. Episode would be over in 5 minutes! lol
C'mon, what do you expect? Rick's really a Brit in real life...
I sometimes watch it, but I'm repelled by the ceaselessly stupid things the cast members do. I understand completely that when short of water and food, you make bad judgements, but even when fed and watered, they keep falling into this "OMG, OMG," and cry and drama routines replete with this "What's it all about" routine, all the while doing something stupid and dangerous. In my days hanging out with the Rangers, I learned very quickly to ignore all the drama and why me shit, and concentrate instead on the mission, especially thinking long term and what to do when you achieve your goals. Watching that show is like watching the grass grow, and an object lesson in how NOT to do it. I only saw the last 3 minutes of the super bowl, because I hate both teams, and only wanted to see which bunch of prima donna thugs beat which. Worth it though, to see Seattle get its ass handed to it, pompous as they were. Conversely, it would be great to see the WD find a spot, secure it, and get on with their lives, as a survival and beyond expression. People on that show don't die, they commit suicide by stupidity.
Yeah watched the first season until it became obvious the characters were morons. Even the redneck heart throb...
I've spent more than a few episodes watching The Walking Dead, shaking my head and saying aloud: "What is this shit??"
I too, have come to see this show as nothing based in reality. I stopped watching after the first season. My wife would get mad at me when I saw basic defensive tactics not being carried out and I would be yelling at the TV. None of the well survivors never had military basic training? Even the redneck outlaw should have had some idea of setting up and defending a post.
I first saw this show in a binge viewing with my nephew and halfway through the first season I started rooting for the zombies.
In the smattering of viewing I've done in the past few years, nothing I've seen since has altered my view.
My problem with this is the same with every 'reality show' - why the hell would I want to spend my time sitting around at watching people bitch at each other?
When one dumbass character started talking about gun control - DURING THE $#%#$% ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE - I had had enough.
Dying of thirst, no hats? No backpack? No carts to haul stuff? Why rifles with bipods? Why not subguns? Your threats are close in. i could go on and on.
Of course it's just tv...bring your own salt. The last couple seasons haven't been as 'big' as the earlier ones...all the major conflicts seem to have faded away. Although I've been disappointed with the writers lately, maybe that's the point. The show isn't a how-to manual...it's a character study. Along with all the normal tv bs they have done a creditable job with that over all. "We make it together" is a concept we could use in our own endeavors right now. And they did have bolt cutters now and then.
Yes, I too was taken aback by the sheer stupid-ness of the show direction. All the things learned by them are like poof and gone. Not even the most basic of survival "Must".
Kinda makes a person pine away for something more intelligent, like the old Beverly Hillbillies.
I was always curious as to why, with the extended time at the prison, they never said "hey michonne, can you teach us all how to use a sword like you do?" hell even a crappy wall-hanger special would work, and there should be plenty of those around.
and no one has a diesel truck? every house with an oil furnace probably has 100+ gallons of fuel in it. not to mention every truck stop, public works department, and (if you can find a multifueler) airport!
they've mentioned bicycles before. even if they can't find enough for everyone, would it hurt to have a few guys on bikes scouting ahead some? midseason premier they finally figured out how to use radios..so scouting like that without running back and forth should be easy.
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