Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Cliffhanger
Once again, we’re moving out of the zombie genre for this cliche and into the realm of serialized entertainment in general. I’m speaking, of course, of ending on a cliffhanger, leaving the audience wondering what’s going to happen next. Since Lost captured the attention of huge audiences years ago, serialized television has almost become the norm, but serialization has existed for ages. The idea behind it is that the story keeps going, building on what happened in previous installments. That means the audience needs to keep up-to-date. If they miss anything, they could get lost and simply drop from the story. That means it’s incumbent upon the writers to ensure that people keep checking in, and what better way to do that than keeping the audience wondering what’s going to happen next.
About this Episode:
Time has passed. Murphy is back on his feet. Our characters have survived the winter and are discussing what to do next. Clearly, several people want, or at least feel they need to, go out into the world. Why? Many reasons, including gathering supplies, looking for other survivors, or simply to finding out what’s going on. All that gets on hold, however, when someone starts pounding on the door (and they’re smart enough not to stand in the window).
As you have probably gleaned from the Zombie Cliche Lookout, I’m taking a little break for Christmas and New Years. This will be the last episode for a couple of weeks. We’ll get back on schedule on January 8th, 2018. See you all then!
Discussion Question: Holiday Plans
So what’s everyone got going on for the Holidays? Do you celebrate? How?
We’re going to be pretty busy. I’m taking some time off work, and visiting family throughout the state. Should be a good time.