Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This is another of the dystopic apocalypse scenarios: Survivors are on their own, with no law, no government, and no Internet! Additionally, this always means that there are "bad" survivors, which we get plenty of here. There is also the question of what exactly are the "zombies." Some appear so different it's questionable whether they were ever human, and some appear to be smart. So what are they really? This is the question that keeps me checking in with the group week after week. Maybe someday they'll tell us. In the meantime, I enjoy the complications of living in this particular zombie wasteland.
All in all, I have found this an enjoyable story. It does however, suffer from the bane of my existence, The Cliffhanger. But that goes with the whole radio play thing. "We're Alive" is currently airing it's third season. The episodes are fairly short, usually only 15-20 minutes each. A nice length for listening while I'm sitting in traffic. For you parents out there, I think this one is appropriate for mature teenagers. Obviously, it includes violence, but the "explicit" rating appears to be mostly for a few swear words once in a while. Not being overly sensitive to such things, I barely notice them.
You can find the "We're Alive" podcast for free on iTunes, or at zombiepodcast.com. Give it a listen, and let me know what you think!