Amazon Original Pilots: Zombieland

My Wichita costume complete with a bottle of 1997 wine.

Haloween 2009: Wichita costume complete with a bottle of 1997 wine.

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love TV. Sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, drama, ridiculously stupid reality tv- as long as it doesn’t have a Kardashian or Seacrest in it, I’m in. Netflix’s resurrection of Arrested Development had me jumping up and down like a 5-year-old at FAO Shwartz (I’m still holding out for Jericho) and the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter sent me in to fangirl panic attack. So when Amazon announced that they were resurrecting Zombieland (along with other original content), I was cautiously excited.

Let’s be honest, the original Zombieland was a unparralleled zombie-comedy success. Who doesn’t love watching Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock barrel their way across the country in search of a dash of normalcy in a world ruled by a horde of undead.  Add in Columbus’s rules and the “Zombie Kill of the Week” and you have the formula for hilarious zombie-fighting action.

Unfortunately, the Amazon pilot doesn’t live up to the original film. While the writing and cinematography are as good as the film, using the original characters was a mistake- no one can replace Woody Harrelson! I would much rather have seen different characters living in the same universe than trying to recreate the originals. My biggest problem is with the writing for Tallahassee. Even though the original writers are responsible for the script, they made him too stupid this time around, not keeping true to his attitude and original back story in the movie.

While the other characters are true to their original personalities, I couldn’t get past the use of different actors. I’ll continue to watch in hope that it will get better,  for no other reason than I love the original.

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