Trumpets of change...
ZOMBIELAND TV SERIES...
Ok, I watched the new Zombieland episode 1 on Amazon and I really wanted to like it. I loved the movie, but this new series left me nothing but disappointed.
The show had a few pretty funny moments. The constant killing of their new companions was a good. Also, the beginning of the episode with the two douche bag co-workers talking about how bad the guy's day had been as people are getting eaten behind them was funny... and then they introduced Tallahassee's doppelganger and the show collapsed.
Don't get me wrong I have no problem with that actor, he would be great on the show playing a brand new character with an all new story to learn. Why the writers decided to go the cousin Coy and Vance Duke angle makes no sense to me. The original cast of Zombieland was brilliant together and for the people in charge of this show to think they could just drop in new actors and continue on like no one would notice was a huge mistake in my opinion. This show would have been so much better if they would have created an all new cast and story and owned it.
I'm going to give it another few episodes to see if they can get past recycling all the original bits from the movie and actually create a fresh new vision for this series. I got my fingers crossed, but it doesn't look promising.