Written by: Paula Limbaugh
So who caught Z Nation on SyFy Friday night? I found it hilarious, at first I thought what the ‘ell is SyFy doing jumping on the zombie bandwagon but after viewing episode 1, I know I’ll be watching it again. It’s like World War Z and Walking Dead mashed together, throw in some tongue in cheek humor and over emoting actors and you got yourself one cheesy entertaining hour.
The story opens with the zombie outbreak in full swing, doctors are working frantically to come up with an antidote. The siege is on. Three years (03 AZ) later survivors are still on the move looking for safe zones. One group is given the task of getting the only known survivor of a zombie attack to a lab in California, there they hope to use his blood to create more antidotes. So needless to say this will be the premise of the show.
I found myself cracking up when a school bus went flying down the road past our group of survivors, as they chase after the bus it suddenly stops and these zombie kids come pouring out the doors and are in full pursuit of the survivors. Another great moment is when a little baby is found in his dead mother’s car. Here they’re all worried about how they’ll care for the kid and then the kid changes. Hee hee, you ever see a little zombie baby crawl after someone with their mouth open, ready for a biteful??! Oh, did I mention that these zombies are fast, no shambling here.
Towards the end of episode 1 we are introduced to an interesting character called Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) who is a fast talking, wise cracking, rabble rousing dee jay. He looks promising.
You do need to keep in mind that the production company that is bringing us this series is the Asylum, the same one that brought us Sharknado!!! The cast includes Harold Perineau, Tom Everett Scott, Russell Hodgkinson and Kellita Smith. It was created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Do let me what you thought of the show!