two things that confused me were:1. what was with libby's expression when having sex with bill? i couldn't tell if she was overcome with emotion to the point of being stoic or she wasn't enjoying the sex???? 2. as you pointed out, why was charles taking down the posters? i figure the writers showed us that to 'disprove' virginia's theory that it was the janitor (who had earlier saw her posting the poster). i wonder if bill's initial conversation with charles and the young doctor and how condescending and demanding he was has rubbed him so wrong that he wants to be spiteful. or was it his motives all along and he never really supported the study to begin with? is he trying to teach bill a lesson? (great speech he made by the way) one thing that has bothered me about this great show is .... why do we never see libby naked??????????????????????????????? she is so beautiful and has a great pair of itty bitty bee stings that would look great unclothed. i'm guessing she has specifically asked them not to write nude scenes for her???
I thought it was just ok. The CGI zombie baby was kind of hokey though. I will watch another episode or two before I decide to make this regular viewing or not.
It was hokey (but not CG), and I'm sure we'll see more along those lines... Zombie cats, horses etc. It's partly what separates Z Nation from TWD. This show is going to give us things we'll never see on Walking Dead. It's all in good fun and not meant to be so serious.
Well yeah sure Gibbs and Tony have a great dynamic so that's the perfect reason NOT to send them away together? Huh? They haven't been away together for SIX YEARS, pretty much since Gary Glasberg came on board. That makes perfect sense - not. All I can say to that is thank goodness he's not showrunning a show like Sherlock!!! "Well sure Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have a great dynamic but I think it's great fun to see Holmes and Mrs Watson traveling to Dartmoor to take on the hound whilst Watson and Mycroft keep the home fires burning". I could say the same for any great duo. If you have a great duo you USE THAT CHEMISTRY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. Sure with an ensemble it's good to mix it up now and again but to go out of your way to NEVER put them together? It boggles the mind...
For some reason that I can't fathom, they have pushed Gibbs with absolutely every other team member plus a number of guest starts, dynamic while Tony got stuck propping up the Ziva dramas. TPTB obviously don't want to give Tony any kind of story or characterization that flatter him of feature him in a way that puts him in the center of one of their really exciting episodes or story arcs. Gibbs has to be the feature player in absolutely every single one of those. Heaven forbid tptb should waste an episode that would allow Michael Weatherly display his considerable acting range when tptb are only interested in seeing Mark Harmon's Gibbs shine in those moments again and again and again and again. As a Tony fan - I give up. He will never be anything but the team joke and is still being held back by the now absent Ziva, and by the fact that no one must be perceived as out shining Gibbs, EVER.
Considering Gibbs is the star, really don't you people know how TV works
Simply put I LOVED IT. From the second I heard about this show I knew I'd be tuning it and I wasn't disappointed. My biggest worry was that it'd be too much like THE WALKING DEAD - Trying to "ride it's coattails" but it isn't like that at all. I agree with some of the comments below and in the review that TWD tends to overfocus on the human element sometimes and while that is necessary for that "world" - I won't stop watching TWD but if ZNATION keeps up the pace it set in the pilot I don't see the human element distracting from the far more entertaining zombie slaughtering that is sure to happen!! The ZNATION characters were pretty awesome all 'round - So far I can't see any that I'm going to dislike but the day is young so to speak so who knows one of them may be the Z version of Shane or Andrea... I did love the utter break neck speed that the show moved at, just when you thought a quiet period was coming up sh*t would hit the fan, hopefully that continues for the rest of the season. That part where Hammond told them about the ex cop and the survivors at the prison was pretty awesome actually, part of m kept waiting for him to mention them by name, it would be interesting to find out if that was an intentional TWD reference by the writers or just coincidence. I said on TWITTER I was declaring this my favourite SYFY show in years and I hope it lives up to that moniker. So far all signs point to YES! The action, the sporadic humour, the hints of the "human" situation/element and the zombies!!! They all conspire to make one hell of a show...Bring on next week's ep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Completely agree, never felt they were going for a Walking Dead vibe. From what I understand we're going to meet new characters along the way, there's bound to be a Shane or Andrea among them. The ex-cop/prison mention wasn't a coincidence. Z Nation co-creator/writer Craig Engler made sure to mention it on Twitter. Totally a nod to TWD. I saw your tweet about the show, and agree all the elements are there to make this a terrific series. Let's see what happens over the next few episodes. I look forward to discussing the show with you here Matthew, thanks for your kickass feedback!
I'm glad they weren't afraid to give that nod to TWD. If they hadn't done something like that it could possibly have been interpreted as being scared to acknowledge the existence of TWD so I'm glad they did it, as a fan of both shows I want them and the respective fandoms to coexist peacefully! If we do get a Z NATION version of Shane or Andrea I can only hope we aren't stuck with them as long as the originals but let's not dwell on some future badness and just revel in the awesomeness that is this show.
Don't worry, I have a feeling a Shane or Andrea type won't last more than 3 or 4 episodes in the Z Nation world haha The two fandoms should definitely coexist peacefully. Plenty of Walking Dead fans are going to enjoy is one as well.
And on an unrelated note that thing at the top of the page that says "0 shares" must be broken because I for one DID share it on both Twitter and FB.
Wait I see 103 Shares... Maybe refresh your browser? Thanks so much for sharing, can't tell you how much I appreciate that. Work hard on the stuff, it's great when folks come to discuss the show and share my reviews. Thank you Matthew!
I grew up in the 80's. Watching campy, cheesy, b-flick movies like Nightof the Comet, House, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Maximum Overdrive,Critters....etc etc. I LOVE that kind of campy-ish, cheesy-ish, over-the-top bloody good time! Movies and shows that don't take themselves too seriously but still give you that dose of needed drama. Was it the best show ever? No. Of course not. But it was HIGHLY entertaining. Lots of blood and zombies, and a good mix of that humor and drama I like. Was the pilot perfect? No. There were some WTF moments that made me shake my head, BUT those little things happen in every pilot I've ever seen! People need to remember...it's about a zombie apocalypse....it's not meant to be realistic!! Just sit back relax and enjoy!
You hit the nail on the head. It's "sci-fi" and about a frakkin' zombie apocalypse. It's not real, it's entertainment and an overall fun time. The trouble is comparing it to TWD, they're different and can coexist. As I've mentioned Walking Dead Season 4 bored me a bit. There was one episode with the Governor walking and walking, seriously? LOL Don't see anything like that happening on Z Nation, the pacing is just right. Thanks for commenting here Carla, I really appreciate it. You're awesome!
ALL the stuff in TWD with the Gov bored me! I just did not like him at all and to spend HALF the season watch him pretend to bond with that other group? No. Z definitely kept things moving and I hope we continue to see that in the rest of the season! Can't wait! :))
Right? Same here. The Governor was a much more straight up villain in the comics. Humanizing him was a bad move in my opinion.
I didn't read the comics but I expected this big bad ass from everything I kept hearing! He was supposed to be all Terminator like and all I saw was Andy Griffith and his little Opie scientist sidekick. It was a total turnoff!
That's so funny! He definitely wasn't as badass as in the comics. I stopped reading the comic after this one event totally ruined it for me. If the show follows that storyline I'll probably check out as well.
Um why aren't Mark and Lexi from Grey's Anatomy on this list?! When they died I don't think anyone even wanted to watch the show anymore it was so sad!
Are you people really still a fan of this page just to grief all the time about Ziva not being here? The show is really not all about Ziva, its about Gibbs mainly and the team. The show can perfectly move on without Ziva as it does perfectly. Get a new show if you no longer like NCIS because Ziva is no longer in here.
Considering that NCIS didn't lose its number one status in the U.S. and was also the number one drama in the world, it doesn't appear that Ellie's addition affected it one way or another. Quite likely, the majority of fans don't actually care.
As people have explained to you a thousand times, it is not #1 in the US for season 11, and it because #1 in the world for season 10.
Aman Mike you are so right too bad people are so fill with hate toward a person because of the color of their skin to see that
i didnt think harold parinneu would die that quickly, he was one of the reasons i started watching this show in the first place. but i do know he is going to star in the new show constantine. but this show was absolutly action packed. it kept going and going. the walking dead can be slow at times, espicially last season. cant wait for the next episode.
Absolutely agree, never expected Harold would die. Yes we will see him on Constantine starting Oct. 24 (another show I will be covering here at the site). TWD definitely dragged last season, that made Z Nation refreshing! Non-stop zombie action and killing... Hope this show keeps that pacing. It can't afford to slow down, that's what makes it different.
Ok, I explained my theory on why Grace panicked when she new Neil knew see below. I think it explains the the whole panic daydream thing. Another reason for the panicking was she lost control. Up to that point, she was in control. Now Neil had control. Secondly. I believe the guy with the gun is Mallory's husband. Mallory told Neil her husband had the original phone number which is Simon's. But she did not give him Neil's number. He is looking for Neil who he thinks is Simon. That is why he's next to Simon's car. Could Simon get shot?
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