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(Topless Robot)   If you find The Walking Dead to be too depressing, well, then, does SyFy have some great news for you: They are teaming up with the studio responsible for Sharknado and are making a lighthearted TV series about the zombie apocalypse   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 100
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2014-04-07 07:52:26 PM  
Didn't they already make a "Zombieland" TV show?
 
2014-04-07 08:15:00 PM  
FFS, haven't there been enough zombie shiat the last however many years? It's worse than the vampire craze that comes and goes every so often.
 
2014-04-07 08:16:27 PM  
I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.
 
2014-04-07 08:17:31 PM  
I'll try not to fark up the episode I'm directing.
 
2014-04-07 08:18:28 PM  
So "Fido the TV Series"?
 
2014-04-07 08:18:56 PM  
BBC has already done this.   And like everything, the SyFy version will suck ass.
 
2014-04-07 08:19:22 PM  
I liked that show where the goofy cops had to deal with supernatural monsters in LA, Cops-style, from a couple years ago.

Though I guess I didn't like it enough because I don't remember what it was called.
 
2014-04-07 08:20:03 PM  

way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.


Get this, I know people are a bit fed up with zombie, but what if we add a twist! Nazi zombies!! Hitler has been unearthed and he is bringing forth his un-dead army for a 4th Reich. Totally original right?
 
2014-04-07 08:24:51 PM  
Zombies have been all downhill since Return Of The Living Dead.
 
2014-04-07 08:27:01 PM  
I want to see a zombie series from the perspective of the zombies.
 
2014-04-07 08:28:01 PM  
My 7 year old son drew a picture of a tornado with a huge pair of shark jaws in the center and many stick figure surfers flying around getting chomped.

He labeled it Sharknado

They should make that movie.
 
2014-04-07 08:33:42 PM  
Right on, finally a show that tries to be clever by making ironic jokes about how over done something is.
 
2014-04-07 08:33:44 PM  

ActionJoe: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

Get this, I know people are a bit fed up with zombie, but what if we add a twist! Nazi zombies!! Hitler has been unearthed and he is bringing forth his un-dead army for a 4th Reich. Totally original right?



The realization that something this unoriginal was probably an actual pitch to some media mogul is giving my inner nerd a brain aneurysm.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-04-07 08:36:51 PM  

ActionJoe: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

Get this, I know people are a bit fed up with zombie, but what if we add a twist! Nazi zombies!! Hitler has been unearthed and he is bringing forth his un-dead army for a 4th Reich. Totally original right?


So 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55uGN58UOkk
 
2014-04-07 08:39:56 PM  
Waking Dead was just too damned slow.
Three comic panels per episode in between 25 car commercials.
 
2014-04-07 08:40:21 PM  

Massa Damnata: ActionJoe: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

Get this, I know people are a bit fed up with zombie, but what if we add a twist! Nazi zombies!! Hitler has been unearthed and he is bringing forth his un-dead army for a 4th Reich. Totally original right?

So 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55uGN58UOkk


I actually enjoyed that movie.
 
2014-04-07 08:47:28 PM  

enry: Massa Damnata: ActionJoe: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

Get this, I know people are a bit fed up with zombie, but what if we add a twist! Nazi zombies!! Hitler has been unearthed and he is bringing forth his un-dead army for a 4th Reich. Totally original right?

So 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55uGN58UOkk

I actually enjoyed that movie.


Wanted to see it, but never got around to DLing it.
 
2014-04-07 08:50:15 PM  
Too depressing as in lame ass drama. I'm done with Walking Dead until someone spoilers me some cannibalism.
 
2014-04-07 08:53:21 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: FFS, haven't there been enough zombie shiat the last however many years? It's worse than the vampire craze that comes and goes every so often.


I know right?

Also we have too many dramas and cop shows.

Don't get me started on sitcoms.

In fact nothing new should be on tv after I am done with a genre. But just me, because if it stopped when my dad was done with genres we'd still be watching star trek tng and stargate would never have been made. That wouldn't make me happy.
 
2014-04-07 08:54:02 PM  

way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.


It's part of the sci-fi tv shift.

We just came out of a 'spaceship' (battlestar, farscape, caprica, V, etc) era

Before that, we were in a 'temporal' era (lost, fringe, etc)

Now we're in a 'zombie/bio' era (walking dead, helix, etc),

With a 'fairy' era trying to gain a foothold (grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, etc)

But there's a strong contention from the 'spy' contingent (Person of interest, the blacklist, etc).
 
2014-04-07 09:01:39 PM  

Smackledorfer: Dingleberry Dickwad: FFS, haven't there been enough zombie shiat the last however many years? It's worse than the vampire craze that comes and goes every so often.

I know right?

Also we have too many dramas and cop shows.

Don't get me started on sitcoms.

In fact nothing new should be on tv after I am done with a genre. But just me, because if it stopped when my dad was done with genres we'd still be watching star trek tng and stargate would never have been made. That wouldn't make me happy.


Yes, that's totally what I said. I'm so glad someone truly understands my pain!
 
2014-04-07 09:02:59 PM  

Massa Damnata: enry: Massa Damnata: ActionJoe: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

Get this, I know people are a bit fed up with zombie, but what if we add a twist! Nazi zombies!! Hitler has been unearthed and he is bringing forth his un-dead army for a 4th Reich. Totally original right?

So 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55uGN58UOkk

I actually enjoyed that movie.

Wanted to see it, but never got around to DLing it.


Saw it on Netflix.
 
2014-04-07 09:06:13 PM  

lordargent: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

It's part of the sci-fi tv shift.

We just came out of a 'spaceship' (battlestar, farscape, caprica, V, etc) era

Before that, we were in a 'temporal' era (lost, fringe, etc)

Now we're in a 'zombie/bio' era (walking dead, helix, etc),

With a 'fairy' era trying to gain a foothold (grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, etc)

But there's a strong contention from the 'spy' contingent (Person of interest, the blacklist, etc).


Has there been a break in starship shows for more than a couple years in the last thirty?

Same for spies.

Also fringe is more xfilesy than lost isn't it? (skipped lost, so I could be way off).

Now the fairy tale thing, that I give you. I also enjoy most of the shows you mention.

We have dozens of stations. Why is one or two concurrent shows in a genre such a nightmare for people?

Are there potential other shows people believe aren't being made due to opportunity costs of making an extra zombie show? If so, what genre is this theoretical show and why should it have priority?

To make a comparison it would be like me complaining another daytime soap opera is killing off the next simpsons isn't it?

If we want to throw hate on anything, I vote reality TV.
 
2014-04-07 09:06:29 PM  
If it's any good they'll cancel it.
 
2014-04-07 09:06:31 PM  

Smackledorfer: Also we have too many dramas and cop shows.


MOAR LAWYER COP, M.D.!!!
 
2014-04-07 09:07:04 PM  
UP YOUR ASS SYFYLIS! UP YOUR ASS!

you suck
 
2014-04-07 09:09:04 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Smackledorfer: Dingleberry Dickwad: FFS, haven't there been enough zombie shiat the last however many years? It's worse than the vampire craze that comes and goes every so often.

I know right?

Also we have too many dramas and cop shows.

Don't get me started on sitcoms.

In fact nothing new should be on tv after I am done with a genre. But just me, because if it stopped when my dad was done with genres we'd still be watching star trek tng and stargate would never have been made. That wouldn't make me happy.

Yes, that's totally what I said. I'm so glad someone truly understands my pain!


I may have laid the hyperbole on a little thick :)
 
2014-04-07 09:11:03 PM  
SyFy's original stuff is hit-or-miss.  Eureka was solid, and they handled Stargate well after taking the reins (though canceling SG:U just when it was getting good is a huge black mark against them).  Warehouse 13 and Alphas weren't awful, but could have been a lot better.

The stuff they've either adapted or rebroadcast from Canada and Europe is usually pretty solid.  Being Human, Lost Girl, and Continuum are all good.  They're about to start showing a Franco-Belgian adaptation of Heavy Metal called Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which seems promising.
 
2014-04-07 09:13:48 PM  
FFS can someone please just do a "realistic" zombie show for a change. Yes, I know zombies are fiction. They can't exist. They are not realistic. But that doesn't mean a show can't portray a realistic human response to a fictional occurrence. The Walking Dead isn't too depressing. It's too much of a soap opera. If I wanted that I'd watch Lifetime at 130 in the afternoon. I would just like to see a zombie show, hell even just 1 movie, where the people respond like real people. Yes there would be some interpersonal drama, but it doesn't need to be the entire show. Put that in the backdrop of actually fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse. Find water, struggle to clean wounds, find a safe place to sleep, leaning how to cook your own food, teaching regular people to shoot (no regular people people can't just make headshots while running). Make the characters normal, average, scared people just responding to a scary situation. Stop putting archetypes in there. There doesn't need to be a crazy redneck racist, a slut, a nerd, an old guy, a religious zealot, etc. Stop using so many character tropes and make it about real situations. No, not "Doomsday Preppers" because that should is almost worse that The Walking Dead in how they cast certain "characters" following a script to show manufactured drama. There are no real people on Doomsday Preppers.


You know how when you watch a zombie movie, most of the time you're thinking "why don't they just _______" or "They could never really do _______" or "They're forgetting about _______, that would be a much bigger problem than just the zombies"

Make a show that answers those questions. They run out of bullets, their guns jam, a cut gets infected, people don't know how to do ___, they need to find the actual amount of water a real human needs every day, etc. That would be an awesome show.
 
2014-04-07 09:15:37 PM  

Smackledorfer: lordargent: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

It's part of the sci-fi tv shift.

We just came out of a 'spaceship' (battlestar, farscape, caprica, V, etc) era

Before that, we were in a 'temporal' era (lost, fringe, etc)

Now we're in a 'zombie/bio' era (walking dead, helix, etc),

With a 'fairy' era trying to gain a foothold (grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, etc)

But there's a strong contention from the 'spy' contingent (Person of interest, the blacklist, etc).

Has there been a break in starship shows for more than a couple years in the last thirty?

Same for spies.

Also fringe is more xfilesy than lost isn't it? (skipped lost, so I could be way off).

Now the fairy tale thing, that I give you. I also enjoy most of the shows you mention.

We have dozens of stations. Why is one or two concurrent shows in a genre such a nightmare for people?

Are there potential other shows people believe aren't being made due to opportunity costs of making an extra zombie show? If so, what genre is this theoretical show and why should it have priority?

To make a comparison it would be like me complaining another daytime soap opera is killing off the next simpsons isn't it?

If we want to throw hate on anything, I vote reality TV.


I agree that we should hate reality TV, but my argument earlier wasn't about just zombie shiat on TV, although that's a small part of it. It's the morons posting zombie shiat on facebook, the dipshiats with the "zombie response team" stickers on their cars, the zombie family stickers for rear windows, different intellectual properties being reimagined as zombies, etc. It seems everywhere I go it's zombie this and zombie that, hell ammo companies have taken to advertising their shiat using the zombie apocalypse shiat. It's oversaturation and it has gotten to be annoying. The same thing happened with vampires a while back, just not as over blown as the whole zombie bit. Can we just get over the farking zombie fad already?
 
2014-04-07 09:16:51 PM  

taurusowner: FFS can someone please just do a "realistic" zombie show for a change. Yes, I know zombies are fiction. They can't exist. They are not realistic. But that doesn't mean a show can't portray a realistic human response to a fictional occurrence. The Walking Dead isn't too depressing. It's too much of a soap opera.


A soap opera about how stupid farkin idiots & spazzes would handle the z world. What a bunch of fark ups
 
2014-04-07 09:20:02 PM  
Zombies. How farking original.
 
2014-04-07 09:25:57 PM  

Clock Spider Jerusalem: taurusowner: FFS can someone please just do a "realistic" zombie show for a change. Yes, I know zombies are fiction. They can't exist. They are not realistic. But that doesn't mean a show can't portray a realistic human response to a fictional occurrence. The Walking Dead isn't too depressing. It's too much of a soap opera.

A soap opera about how stupid farkin idiots & spazzes would handle the z world. What a bunch of fark ups


Hey man, women make up more than half the population.  You gotta get at least some of them watching.
 
2014-04-07 09:26:02 PM  
I'm not watching a TV version of "Warm Bodies".
 
2014-04-07 09:26:06 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Smackledorfer: lordargent: way south: I'm done with zombies.
Find something new.

It's part of the sci-fi tv shift.

We just came out of a 'spaceship' (battlestar, farscape, caprica, V, etc) era

Before that, we were in a 'temporal' era (lost, fringe, etc)

Now we're in a 'zombie/bio' era (walking dead, helix, etc),

With a 'fairy' era trying to gain a foothold (grimm, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, etc)

But there's a strong contention from the 'spy' contingent (Person of interest, the blacklist, etc).

Has there been a break in starship shows for more than a couple years in the last thirty?

Same for spies.

Also fringe is more xfilesy than lost isn't it? (skipped lost, so I could be way off).

Now the fairy tale thing, that I give you. I also enjoy most of the shows you mention.

We have dozens of stations. Why is one or two concurrent shows in a genre such a nightmare for people?

Are there potential other shows people believe aren't being made due to opportunity costs of making an extra zombie show? If so, what genre is this theoretical show and why should it have priority?

To make a comparison it would be like me complaining another daytime soap opera is killing off the next simpsons isn't it?

If we want to throw hate on anything, I vote reality TV.

I agree that we should hate reality TV, but my argument earlier wasn't about just zombie shiat on TV, although that's a small part of it. It's the morons posting zombie shiat on facebook, the dipshiats with the "zombie response team" stickers on their cars, the zombie family stickers for rear windows, different intellectual properties being reimagined as zombies, etc. It seems everywhere I go it's zombie this and zombie that, hell ammo companies have taken to advertising their shiat using the zombie apocalypse shiat. It's oversaturation and it has gotten to be annoying. The same thing happened with vampires a while back, just not as over blown as the whole zombie bit. Can we just get over the farking zombie fad already?


I guess I have dodged all that other exposure to zombies. Lucky me. I can see how obnoxious that could get.
 
2014-04-07 09:32:18 PM  

lewismarktwo: Clock Spider Jerusalem: taurusowner: FFS can someone please just do a "realistic" zombie show for a change. Yes, I know zombies are fiction. They can't exist. They are not realistic. But that doesn't mean a show can't portray a realistic human response to a fictional occurrence. The Walking Dead isn't too depressing. It's too much of a soap opera.

A soap opera about how stupid farkin idiots & spazzes would handle the z world. What a bunch of fark ups

Hey man, women make up more than half the population.  You gotta get at least some of them watching.


My girlfriend has been a zombie & horror fan since that made her the weird girl in junior high. she's not really happy with the OH GOD THE FEELS OH MY I HAVE CRAZIES NOW thing they got going on. She figures its cheaper on the budget for a bunch of talking that action.
 
2014-04-07 09:34:07 PM  
Smackledorfer : Also fringe is more xfilesy than lost isn't it? (skipped lost, so I could be way off).

Both fringe and lost had a lot of 'temporal' events and they were both sequential shows (IE, miss an episode or watch them out of order and you were HOSED).

X-Files episodes were generally more self contained, IE, if you watched non trunk episodes out of order, or even missed some of them, no biggie.

// besides, x-files falls into the "Aliens" branch more than anything.
 
2014-04-07 09:34:10 PM  
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2014-04-07 09:38:47 PM  

Smackledorfer: I guess I have dodged all that other exposure to zombies. Lucky me. I can see how obnoxious that could get.


I think it's the fact that I live in serious redneck country. They seem to love that shiat around here.
 
2014-04-07 09:40:00 PM  
ENOUGH WITH THE ZOMBIE shiat YOU HNORIGINAL shiatS
 
2014-04-07 09:44:45 PM  
Sorry to be the 20th in this zombie-bashing bukkake-fest, but I don't understand why people find zombies compelling.....

Great as a generic enemy in a videogame, sure. But I really can't take zombies seriously in an actual story like a TV show. There is no science-fiction angle that would make them believable. shiat can't walk around without a beating heart, and water, and all that. And besides that, they're slow, and not very clever. For me they are perpetually in the bucket of "shiatty horror movie premise".
 
2014-04-07 09:47:25 PM  
I find what I like, the creepiest edge of the seat part, in the zombie story is the transitionary period. Seeing the world go from regular workaday place to post apocalyptic. I like that in any end of the world tale, even the cheesiest ones, whether zombie or some other end of the world scenario. I wish they'd have a series that was an hour long and each episode was a different end of the world scenario, new people, new places, new everything. One week zombies, another a pandemic, etc.
 
2014-04-07 09:48:23 PM  

Johnny Texas: I want to see a zombie series from the perspective of the zombies.


VHS2 did it first
 
2014-04-07 09:51:28 PM  
Still waiting for Zombieland the series.
 
2014-04-07 09:51:51 PM  

Smackledorfer: Has there been a break in starship shows for more than a couple years in the last thirty?


Years? This is TV we're talking about here, let's talk about seasons :)

Well, if even a single season went by without a decent starship show, that's one season too many. Right now, there is a dearth of starship shows. Farscape is long gone, stargate as well, battlestar finished (and Caprica can't really be called a starship show). There's no Star Trek on TV.

(Galactica ended in 2010 and I don't recall seeing anything compelling in this genre since.

Anyway, the theme is that for a given season, a certain type of show will dominate, with a smattering from the other genres.

Good shows can also survive past the season death of their genre (the original Stargate SG-1 survived a couple), for better or for worse.
 
2014-04-07 09:54:25 PM  

taurusowner: FFS can someone please just do a "realistic" zombie show for a change. Yes, I know zombies are fiction. They can't exist. They are not realistic. But that doesn't mean a show can't portray a realistic human response to a fictional occurrence. The Walking Dead isn't too depressing. It's too much of a soap opera. If I wanted that I'd watch Lifetime at 130 in the afternoon. I would just like to see a zombie show, hell even just 1 movie, where the people respond like real people. Yes there would be some interpersonal drama, but it doesn't need to be the entire show. Put that in the backdrop of actually fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse. Find water, struggle to clean wounds, find a safe place to sleep, leaning how to cook your own food, teaching regular people to shoot (no regular people people can't just make headshots while running). Make the characters normal, average, scared people just responding to a scary situation. Stop putting archetypes in there. There doesn't need to be a crazy redneck racist, a slut, a nerd, an old guy, a religious zealot, etc. Stop using so many character tropes and make it about real situations. No, not "Doomsday Preppers" because that should is almost worse that The Walking Dead in how they cast certain "characters" following a script to show manufactured drama. There are no real people on Doomsday Preppers.


You know how when you watch a zombie movie, most of the time you're thinking "why don't they just _______" or "They could never really do _______" or "They're forgetting about _______, that would be a much bigger problem than just the zombies"

Make a show that answers those questions. They run out of bullets, their guns jam, a cut gets infected, people don't know how to do ___, they need to find the actual amount of water a real human needs every day, etc. That would be an awesome show.


It would last one or two episodes at most before they die/blow their brains out.  That is the problem with the "realistic" route.  Most people would quickly fail in a significant way and either become a zombie or die from the old things that used to kill such as disease/wounds/infection, starvation, and fighting.  You can't cast a show like that and would people really tune in to see the same thing happen over and over and new people each week or two. There is too little continuity to sell that type of show to a network.  The only way that type of show could maybe work is to adopt a Max Brooks WWZ type miniseries focusing on single events or people and their particular story each week as many have suggested should have been an HBO series.
 
2014-04-07 09:56:37 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: SyFy's original stuff is hit-or-miss.  Eureka was solid, and they handled Stargate well after taking the reins (though canceling SG:U just when it was getting good is a huge black mark against them).  Warehouse 13 and Alphas weren't awful, but could have been a lot better.

The stuff they've either adapted or rebroadcast from Canada and Europe is usually pretty solid.  Being Human, Lost Girl, and Continuum are all good.  They're about to start showing a Franco-Belgian adaptation of Heavy Metal called Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which seems promising.


Ahh Eureka, the 'lighthearted off science' genre.

// Warehouse 13 + one other show that I kept mistaking for Fringe.
 
2014-04-07 09:59:15 PM  

lordargent: Smackledorfer : Also fringe is more xfilesy than lost isn't it? (skipped lost, so I could be way off).

Both fringe and lost had a lot of 'temporal' events and they were both sequential shows (IE, miss an episode or watch them out of order and you were HOSED).

X-Files episodes were generally more self contained, IE, if you watched non trunk episodes out of order, or even missed some of them, no biggie.

// besides, x-files falls into the "Aliens" branch more than anything.


You want it both ways.

Taking out the overarching storyline and xfiles probably had far more non-alien shows than alien shows.

It can't be both primarily non-sequential and be primarily about aliens.

But I get your main point I guess. As I said I never watched lost.
 
2014-04-07 10:00:32 PM  

DrowningLessons: I'll try not to fark up the episode I'm directing.


Directing a syfy original "series" what did the male prostitution not work out?
 
2014-04-07 10:01:45 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Smackledorfer: I guess I have dodged all that other exposure to zombies. Lucky me. I can see how obnoxious that could get.

I think it's the fact that I live in serious redneck country. They seem to love that shiat around here.


Well the zombiepocalypse justifies gunlovin almost as much as that dark commie in the white house right?

Ducks, deer, darkies, and the dead: the four Ds for gun owners. (muslims count as darkies for this purpose of course).
 
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