Black Summer – Netflix

Black Summer Netflix
Black Summer Netflix
Isn’t it wonderful how people pursued through trackless wastes by Zombies/Cossacks/Nazis etc always manage to find a secluded spot with running hot water and fine wines to have a civilised interlude before they resume their desperate flight?

I call it Lazy Fucking Writing, maself, and it brings the whole standard of the drama down a notch before it is resumed with a finale of nihilistic confusion befitting the general tone of the story. The Koreans re-wrote the book in this genre with Train to Busan so I wonder if the presence of a Korean character who speaks no English and is never translated is a clever nod to that…critics were lukewarm in their reaction to both series, I can only assume it is because they lack a wider perspective of the subliminal possibilities of a series like this; the zombies are merely a mise-en-scene, the real story is humanity in extremis.

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