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could be re-written so easily to be more realistic
Everyone knows this is a zombie show right? Aka not real to begin with.
Its meant to be entertaining, its not a documentary. Guns always have unlimited ammo for the good guys its a Hollywood rule.
The good guys always get their man in 1 shot, while the bad guys unload clips and hit nothing but air.
 

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Isn't that an easy excuse for mediocrity? Why can't we expect and hope for more?
Agreed.

I can actually handle action beats the stretch reality but a show has to give one characters to root for. Characters that are not made to act stupidly to allow for some of those action beats to happen.
 

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I remember enjoying 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later just because there was no effin around. Those zombies got you and you were finished. And fwiw, Walking Dead is like that many times, too. People get torn to shreds.

But yeah, the scene with Herschel just didn't have to be so long. Let him run out of ammo sooner. Or heck, show him with a bucket of ammo beside him. Just do something small like that to make it more real. And absolutely, show the zombies getting hit in the chest and getting knocked down at least. For the purpose of those scenes, it's not like it mattered if they killed the zombies. Either way they were going to get overrun and have to hightail it. There's just this fine line that writers insist on crossing, purposely making things unrealistic at certain times. And I don't get it.
 

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In real life, in the same situation, that entire group would all be dead long ago. Doesn't make for an interesting story.

-Mike
 

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Isn't that an easy excuse for mediocrity? Why can't we expect and hope for more?
Agreed, I can live with a fictional universe where Zombies live and eat people but, to be great, it shoud have an established continuity and internal logic that is adhered to throughout the story. I don't believe Superman is real but I can still enjoy the show provided I know that Kryptonite will always bring him down!

I have a love hate with TWD. Love the whole idea but hate the facts that:

1. The zombies seem to be moving a lot faster in season #2. In the initial episodes, a brisk walk would keep you ahead of the them. Now you have to be an Olympic runner to outrace them or they will drag you down from behind.

2. They don't seem to any sense of smell anymore. In season #1, our heroes had to cover themselves in dead zombie parts in order to get by the zombies undetected. Now you can just hide under a car and they walk right by.

3. In season one, which took place months after the original infection, it took 18 hours or so to become a zombie after you died. Heck, the CDC documented the whole process. Now its a few minutes! If we have always been infected then why the change now?

4. If the human race is dwindling, where is the food coming from to keep the zombies alive? Shouldn' all the zombies in the inner city and small towns be gone by now?

5. And don't get me started on the miraculous headshots!
 

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I still stand by my point, in basically all tv shows and movies guys have endless bullets. This show is definitely not unique in this aspect.
You can hope for better, but doesn't seem to happen.
I still love the show, I just am not bothered by the unlimited gun and good aim.
Could it be more realistic? Sure, will it be? Doubt it.
 
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