Episode 589: A Surprise

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Misjudgement This trope is by no means tied to the zombie genre, or even the horror genre. Indeed, it seems to show up everywhere from drama to comedy. I’m speaking, of course, of how characters or the audience completely misjudge a character based on the evidence that’s available to them, often by… Read more »

Episode 588: Taking Inventory

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Make Like a Turtle Getting yourself safely inside from the pursuing zombies is only the first step in a survival situation. Yes, you’ve managed to avoid being taken down and devoured by an undead horde, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe. Not by a long shot. Homes simply aren’t built to prevent… Read more »

Episode 586: Keeping Busy

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Troubled Survivors If you survive the zombie apocalypse long enough, odds are you’re going to see some serious shit. Some people handle this pretty well – at least for a little while, – while others don’t. You really need to worry about those in that latter group first, but don’t completely forget… Read more »

Episode 585: A Moment

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Dealing with Stressed Out Survivors In a zombie survival situation, you’re going to have a lot of different things to worry about. Obviously, keeping the zombies at bay is going to be your number one priority, but there are many other things you’ll need to balance against this. For instance, supply management… Read more »

Episode 584: Unfinished Business

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Lightening the Mood Just because it’s the zombie apocalypse doesn’t mean everything has to be dour and moody. Somethings, things can just be silly. At least for a minute or two, and then it’s right back to everyone being totally bummed out about the end of civilization and a worldwide scourge of… Read more »

Episode 583: Getting on the Same Page

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Focus A group without a leader in the zombie apocalypse is in a lot of trouble. And for that leader to be effective, they need to have a lot of different traits. They need to be commanding, compassionate, inspiring, emotionally strong… I could go on and on. Suffice it to say, it’s… Read more »

Episode 582: Revelation

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Back to Earth I think we’ve all been in this situation at one point or another: we’re dragging the dead body of our zombie coworker down the hallway of our family home, getting annoyed because someone wants to poke a bunch of holes in the walls. Well, not this situation exactly, but… Read more »

Episode 581: Clueless

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Missing the Point Everyone gets tunnel vision from time to time, especially when they’re stressed or extremely focused on one thing. And then there are those people who seem to be perpetually in their own little world, completely oblivious to the things that most of us prioritize in life. In both situations,… Read more »