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quantumfireball2099User avatarPosts: 155Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pm Gender: Cake

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Krazyskooter wrote: I don't think of Zombie infestation as horror, more like an episode of Man vs Wild with zombies.


You know, Discovery should make a show like this! Man vs. Wild vs. Zombies... how epic would that be? I guess a lot of the episodes on shows like this would already apply, because they are out in the middle of nowhere, but it would be neat if they did one where they showed you how to survive in an urban environment, how to set up crops and how to know when to plant your crop, and when to harvest. Stuff like that. Kinda like a Zombie Survival guide TV series :)
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:55 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

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ImprobableJoe wrote:Then in the second episode, a few weeks into the apocalypse, and the blonde woman doesn't know where the safety is on the gun she's carrying. I find it hard to believe that a woman could be that dumb, but the show accepts it as a given.


I wouldn't have a clue. I've never even seen a loaded gun up close (except for the armed police guarding Parliament when I've been down to London), let alone held one or looked at the mechanisms... COD4 is about as far as my knowledge goes. :)
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KrazyskooterUser avatarPosts: 143Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:04 pmLocation: Seminary, MS Gender: Male

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quantumfireball2099 wrote:
Krazyskooter wrote: I don't think of Zombie infestation as horror, more like an episode of Man vs Wild with zombies.


You know, Discovery should make a show like this! Man vs. Wild vs. Zombies... how epic would that be? I guess a lot of the episodes on shows like this would already apply, because they are out in the middle of nowhere, but it would be neat if they did one where they showed you how to survive in an urban environment, how to set up crops and how to know when to plant your crop, and when to harvest. Stuff like that. Kinda like a Zombie Survival guide TV series :)


That would be awesome, set it up like they did with "The Colony".
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:43 pm
ImprobableJoeUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

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nasher168 wrote:
I wouldn't have a clue. I've never even seen a loaded gun up close (except for the armed police guarding Parliament when I've been down to London), let alone held one or looked at the mechanisms... COD4 is about as far as my knowledge goes. :)

That's sort of my point. If I handed you a pistol, I would show you where the safety was, magazine release, how to use the sights.

If I handed you a pistol AND I was depending on you to save my life in a zombie apocalypse, I'd damned sure make sure you knew how to use it. If you seemed too stupid to find the safety, I'd take the gun away.
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Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:51 pm
NynaPosts: 20Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:59 pm Gender: Female

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I just watched the first three episodes and I have to agree about the sexism. It's thick in this series but it's so stubble and accepted that most wouldn't even recognize it until I pointed it out. Then, of course, people would say "Oh yea".

I won't give anything away but I will bring up this. Why is it that the women in this series will coddle the victim of a crime instead of jumping in and kicking ass themselves? It seems to be par for the course for men to beat the hell out of a well-deserving jerk. But women? Their best weapon is repeating "Stop" over and over again while caressing the victims head in the hopes that the crazy person will grow a conscience. And what about fighting their own battles? It seems to me that, if anyone is to bring an asshole to justice, it'll be a man...in the woman's honor of course. Because lord knows she can't/won't fight her own f*cking battles.
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:04 am
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NoumenonUser avatarPosts: 15Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:49 pmLocation: The tsuniverse

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lrkun wrote:
Krazyskooter wrote:I wonder why women are attracted to the whole vampire scenario, while most men are attracted to surviving a zombie apocalypse?


I'm not saying that you're a virgin or anything, but girls like to be kissed in the nape or in the side of the neck.
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quantumfireball2099User avatarPosts: 155Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pm Gender: Cake

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Nyna wrote:I just watched the first three episodes and I have to agree about the sexism. It's thick in this series but it's so stubble and accepted that most wouldn't even recognize it until I pointed it out. Then, of course, people would say "Oh yea".

I won't give anything away but I will bring up this. Why is it that the women in this series will coddle the victim of a crime instead of jumping in and kicking ass themselves? It seems to be par for the course for men to beat the hell out of a well-deserving jerk. But women? Their best weapon is repeating "Stop" over and over again while caressing the victims head in the hopes that the crazy person will grow a conscience. And what about fighting their own battles? It seems to me that, if anyone is to bring an asshole to justice, it'll be a man...in the woman's honor of course. Because lord knows she can't/won't fight her own f*cking battles.


Because, for the most part, they will get their ass kicked because they are weaker? What would you have them do, try and fight back?

I figure, these people are not eating very well, malnutrition is probably setting in in some of the people. I would think this would be especially so in the females with children, as they would probably give more of their portion of food to their children. The women are not in tip top shape and at this point in time not just anyone has a gun to pull out if shit goes down the drain.
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:36 pm
Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

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I'm not usually in the habit of apologetics for film and television, but:

When it comes to sexism and such, I tend to give the Zombie genre a lot of leeway. Firstly because I tend to agree that a stressed society would fall back on more primitive norms (expect it to be not okay to be an atheist anymore as well, sorry guys.) But also there is a long tradition in zombie films of negative social cometary. Especially with regards to these slow lumbering zombies one gets the impression that they're really not that big of a threat, and we should be able to defeat them, except our own inability to cooperate scuttles our efforts; in other words people are the problem. Sexism is just one more example of that, rather than focus on the external threat members of the male gender compete to assert themselves over the women, and over each other.

Also keep in mind that this is supposedly set in Georgia, the heart of "yee-haw!"

I will say, however, that the safety bit was a tad silly. Admittedly a lot of people of both genders might have made the same mistake, including me (more of a melee person), but are we to believe that she made it through the worst part of the zombie Apocalypse without having ever fired a gun? That being said, I'm going to call this like it most likely is, an unsubtle attempt to make the main character seem more awesome by making the other characters seem worse (they did the same thing with the redneck.)
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ImprobableJoeUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

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I'm thinking this is going to be a clumsy attempt at showing character growth, by making the female characters step up and kick ass later. I see it coming, and episode #4 was a big improvement over the last couple.
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Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:09 pm
CabboUser avatarPosts: 9Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:53 pmLocation: Northern Ireland Gender: Male

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To everyone saying that the series is sexist, just wait. Just you wait.

Also, the implied sexism isn't meant to be subtle, it's meant to show the corruptibility of people in desperate situations (a main theme of the series).

I read the comics, and trust me, you want to stay with this series. If they follow the comics (which atm they haven't been doing that closely, but it seems like they'll get back on track), then things are going to get pretty damn cool in the second series.
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