Having already encountered a "sick" person that refused to die from fatal wounds, you would think that the GFC would now put 2+2 together, taking this unnatural behaviour as his cue to escort his family to safety, or at the very least, get into attack mode. "Hey..... are you OK?", "is there something wrong with you?", says the GFC, or something equally illogical and unmemorable, as he maintains his approach, unarmed.
The neighbour from hell then turns to directly face the audience, revealing it's cold, blood drenched, really dead looking face!, rounded off by some far-out, supernatural looking eyes. "Do you need a hot towel Mr.Dawson?, your just sick right?" (OK, I'm just making up dialogue now, but you get the point). The actor playing generic father character then very halfheartedly flaps his arms around, trying to fend off Mr.Dawsons truly unsurprising attack.
As horrible as this scene is, it's one of the more energetic and captivating ones (there's actually some zombies in it for one) in what has so far been a dull and improbable affair. Improbable might seem like a strange adjective to describe a show which depicts a zombie apocalypse, but as much as I love to suspend my disbelief in order to watch the undead hordes terrorise the living, I couldn't do it whilst watching this "family drama", where a bunch of wooden actors in boring roles, do things that normal people wouldn't do.
I'd like to add that whilst the original Walking Dead has transitioned into a heavy character piece with smaller flourishes of action, many of those original characters remain interesting. So far, these characters aren't interesting, they're mostly generic to the point of being none existent, and the ones that have stood out, have done so for the wrong reasons. Hey guys, remember those classic Walking Dead characters?, the Mexican barber with the mysterious past (lol, who cares?), or that oily guy who recovered from drugs?.
I guess I was holding out for some zombie chaos with this show, and perhaps a bit more of an action driven plot. It is only episode 3 though, so maybe this review is a bit premature, I've got a strong feeling that it won't be, but we'll see what the next few episodes bring.
4* stars, but awarding it 1* as the current rating is surely fake.