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Old September 13 2014, 07:12 AM   #1
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Z-Nation Can't be for Real?

Z-Nation.

Was I watching a farce?

I'm fine with comedy-horror, I love comedy-horror, but if this is supposed to be adult ultra drama, I don't think I want to be an adult anymore.

I saw more killings here in 40 minutes than the last 3 seasons of the Walking Dead.

At least that creep Michael got what he deserved for shooting Libby.
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Old September 13 2014, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Z-Nation Can't be for Real?

Definitely not on the same writing level as Walking Dead. I will give it a "Doesn't suck" for watchability.

Oh, and we have to call leader guy, with his hair and stubble/beard "Not-Rick".
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Old September 13 2014, 02:11 PM   #3
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Dunno, was pretty bad. Will give it one more shot, as pilots can be rough, but not holding out hope. Poor writing, just barking out orders, abrupt cuts to commercial, just not a lot going for it. No real reason to care about the characters, and no feeling of horror. Just missed the mark
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Old September 13 2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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I watched it for half an hour and gave up. Admittedly, I am sick with a cold at the moment and really wanted to get to bed, but damn, this show was truly terrible.

I knew going in that it was produced by The Asylum, so it was guaranteed to be cheesy and cheap, but I was okay with that. Sometimes The Asylum can pull a movie out of their ass which isn't completely bad.

But yeah, Z Nation was terrible. There wasn't anything enjoyable. The worse part is, it seems they're trying to play this seriously when a better approach would have been to play it for laughs. At least then the cheapness and the cheesiness could work to enhance the entertainment, instead this just turned into a waste of half an hour. I'm not continuing to watch this.
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Old September 13 2014, 08:36 PM   #5
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Wow. So SyFy told the Asylum to make a cheap Walking Dead knock-off and this was the best they could come up with?

Figures the brother didn't even make it past the first episode...
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Old September 13 2014, 09:10 PM   #6
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Re: Z-Nation Can't be for Real?

He is also the most famous, therefore most expensive to keep around... No... DJ Qualls is sorta a movie actor?
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Old September 14 2014, 01:24 AM   #7
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He is also the most famous, therefore most expensive to keep around... No... DJ Qualls is sorta a movie actor?
Barely.

My clearest movie memory of him is in The Core.

He was a whiny bitch in that too...
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Old September 14 2014, 04:17 AM   #8
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^ Hey, man. He Hacked the Planet.

Respect.
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Old September 14 2014, 06:13 AM   #9
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God, that was awful. Did they still the CGI guys from the Chucky franchise for the baby zombie? Cause it looked like it came right out of one of those flicks.
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Old September 14 2014, 06:32 AM   #10
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Here's the problem.

If it's cheap as fuck to make, and SYFY only expects needs almost no one to watch it to cover their expenses, Z-Nation is not going to be cancelled.

Oh.

And if that guy has antizombie-antibodies... After I asked him to piss in my mouth, and I licked all his open sores, I'd work my way back down to some ordinary tame gay sex, on the off chance that what he's got is transmissible by the usual means.
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Old September 14 2014, 07:38 AM   #11
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Yeah... that was pretty bad. You can tell it was trying really hard to be a faster, crazier, and more action-packed Walking Dead (which I would be fine with in theory), but it was just completely incapable of creating ANY sense of dread or suspense whatsoever. And there was nothing remotely unique or original or clever in any of the writing either.

It was basically just a bunch of random zombies chasing around a bunch of random nobodies.
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Old September 14 2014, 10:45 AM   #12
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Re: Z-Nation Can't be for Real?

Sweet Baby James, they asked The Asylum to make a series?!?!?
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Old September 14 2014, 11:19 AM   #13
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Rule of thumb for contractors.

There's 3 ways you can have your project committed.

Fast, good or cheap.

You can have two of those at the sacrifice of the third.

Fast and good means that it will be expensive.

Fast and cheap means that it will be shoddy.

Good and Cheap means that it will take forever.



These rules apply to most anything else too.
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Old September 14 2014, 07:26 PM   #14
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This show is filmed in my town. There was a casting call here for zombies this summer but for whatever reason I decided not to go.
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Old September 14 2014, 08:17 PM   #15
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This show is filmed in my town. There was a casting call here for zombies this summer but for whatever reason I decided not to go.

I'm curious, is it sharing production with SyFy's other show Zombie Town? (a "reality" show about a town involved in making a zombie movie)

It would seem a prudent way to share costs.
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