First of all, I love the show, its great drama and enjoyable suspense.
Having said that however, there is one thing that prevents metrulyenjoying the series guilt free; that thing is the weak plot/back-story that just toounbelievablefor metrulyembrace this world of fantasy.
Sure, most tv series have smallunbelievableelements or faults, walking dead being no exception to this. Nevertheless all the small nuances of unbelievablitycan always be forgiven... but when it comes to main plot,that iswhere I seem to draw the line.
Let me list some of the problems I have,
1. "Zombie Apocalypse" -- here is a world in which zombies rule and the few remaining survivors try to stay alive in bands or groups. First of all how did things get so bad? Sure a zombie will bite someone and they will die and hence become a zombie. But these monstersaren'texactly organized or intelligent. how is that whole populations of civilized people are wiped out so quickly? even if you take into account the mysterious virus that morphs a dead human into a zombie. This still doesn't explain how so many people simply died. This type ofApocalypsemight happen but it would be gradually. So how did it happen? do the writers ever reveal this in the show or their comic books?
2. "No Government intervention" --- Along with thepopulation, the government, military and generally organized communities and groups simplydisappear. We are tobelievethat Rick's group, who started out as a band of misfits with women and children and lowly hunting weapons manage to survive, but the military doesn't?, with their tanks, army,militaryfighters etc...? How can zombies take out a Tank exactly? or subdue a military base with heavyweaponry? This too isn't addressed.
All in all, the survival of the apocalypse with roaming zombies make for great story telling, and the shows done a good job to express the ugly side of human survival. But I really wish they would give us some more convincing insight into the backstore or plot that the show's foundation is built, try and attempt to make it morebelievable. I know they want to keep some things open to interpretation, but this is just too wide a gap to ignore
At least for me, it's really bugging me that they neglect these very important reasons.
Anyone else have similar issues with the main plot?