Certainly, much of what the characters do is unrealistic, but we have to remember that EVERYONE on this show is suffering from post-tramautic stress disorder. We like to believe we'd act rationally, but if our entire reality was ripped away in less than three months we'd all do things that didn't make sense and weren't in our best interests. Losing civilization is one thing, but the dead coming back to life is over the edge into insanity. Lori going after Rick is something a woman who has lost her mind might easily do. Shane is reacting to madness in the only way he knows how: with violence. In that, he's similar to many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. My only complaint is the people who were handling the dead walkers didn't cover their faces and wear gloves. Those bodies have to stink something fierce. And the funeral pyre needed a lot more wood.
At two hours, the pilot was somewhat interesting, if confusing. The second episode was boring. But the third episode almost finished any interest I might have had in "The Sky Is Falling!!!" With the poor writing, disinterested directing and uninspired acting, it damn well should be falling...right on Spielberg's head! A clever plot line and good scriptwriting can compensate for "mail it in" acting. Sharp direction can pick up where the writers and actors stumble. But when all three groups are uninterested in working to their potential? Harsh, true. But when the rescued boy's father leaves his unconscious son alone in the same room with the harness that was just cut off the kid? And nobody monitoring the patient?
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