I'm coming late to the party. Just binge-watched season one with my sister, who had heard the show was funny yet knew nothing at all about the zombie story-line. She was visiting me and said she wanted to watch something diverting. She was a bit shocked at the zombie gore. I got caught up in the story and went ahead and binge-watched part of Season two before finally going to bed myself. Finished up the rest of season 2 the next morning. Obviously I enjoy the show, and yet am not particularly into the zombie genre, my previous zombie watching consisting of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which I got a kick out of. So I guess I like my zombie entertainment with big dollops of ironic humor... I enjoy the aspect of Sheila and Joel being realtors (“real-a-ters”), as an ironic counterpoint to the zombie story. I truly enjoy their relentlessly upbeat take on things---is it them, or is it California culture, or is it the community-boosterism that seems necessary for realtors? I also enjoy that the subsidiary story-lines are coherent, and give plenty of room for a variety of plot twists. I don't agree that destroying the ruby clams means less story-line----there are still those fierce zombie hunters, who destroyed the clam farm, to contend with. And the weird spider things have to be destroyed, presumably. And will Gary remain a character, or decide he wants to be killed? And is Seattle safe from contamination by Ramona? And how many more zombies are out there, anyway?
Where I'm going with this is, I really hate the clams. They disturb me and gross me out. And yes, more than the zombie-fest grosses me out. I don't understand that either, I just know I want the clams to stay gone!
Updating this a few days later: I wonder if Principal Novak and/or his granny are zombies. Where's that coming from? Well, it seems like often zombies offer people food, especially sweet food, like pastry. Isn't the principal always offering the kids candy? I just wondered if there was a meaning in that... Anyway, I'm looking forward to season 3---any word on when it will be airing?