It is a very well done show, with good effects and excellent writing, and lives up to the comic very well, which is also of the highest caliber.
Sadly though, it is not very Zombie friendly. It centers on a vitalist stereotype of mindless ghouls, always seeking the flesh of the living. None of the Zombies in the film are characters, and one of the first acts by the protagonist in the show is one of zombicide. Zombies do not figure in the story as anything more than props, villains, and a setting for an apocalyptic vision, totally at odds with the goals of this organization.
We do recommend watching it, however, if only to see firsthand the kind of vitalist attitudes that make it very difficult for the Modern Zombie to exist peacefully in this world.
We may have tangentially touched upon this topic some time ago, and should revisit this in detail soon. I think there may be a slight difference of opinion about how zombies work, and perhaps a distinction made between Philosophical Zombies as a class of Zombie, and the Post Vital variety. I believe the former must actually be still alive.
For now, anyway. Remember, inside every living person is a dead one waiting to get out.
From NPR we get the story of someone who tries on a Post Vital Existence for size. Seems that she did expirience the hatred that so frequently happens, and was shot for her troubles.
Will they never learn?
Nigh-Immortality is “unhealthy?” Surely you jest! And many of these (Pirates, Ninjas) are potential pathways to Zombiehood! At least at sea, or in ports for Pirates, and who knows when you might encounter a Ninja. There might be one right next to you this very moment. And as for Vampires, well as long as you stay out of libraries, we think you’ll be fine.
Via: Term Life Insurance