Today, the Zombie genre is being made with more reasoning and this is exactly what is spoiling the show. We don’t need real characters or virus types to know what started the dead chasing down the alive, trying to eat everything that lay in their path. We don’t need characters suffering from a difficult childhood. High school idiots and the all-assuming sports team coach chewing gum were good enough. The local sheriff did have a sculpted body. We hardly ever knew the name of the cast. The humor was always indirect and never cooked up.
The sciency part of it is beautifully restrained. Human emotion is used generously but in a very vulnerable way. There are not too many characters since Will self-challenges and befalls what his mind creates. Cannot think of finding anything equally good in the last few years of Zombie wars that had huge build-ups with major studios talking about doing it differently…please just leave this one out from digital commercialization!
Bong of the Living Dead (tried hard to get comical)
Here Alone (too much plotting)
The Rezort (too serious)
Maggie (surprisingly good)
Diary of the Dead (not up to Romero standards)