My Simplistic Review Of Zombieland The TV Series

29 Apr

Amazon.com has released their first orginal program (sort of since it’s based on the movie): Zombieland The TV Series.

Along with Netflixs, Crackle, YouTube, and maybe Hulu (to lazy to fact check) this represents the direction you maybe watching TV in the future.

Watch out overpriced cable companies.

I sat down and figured out that I pay $1440 a year for cable. That’s 1106.84 in Euro my overseas amigos.

To be fair, that  price does include cable with HBO and Encore, Internet, House Phone, and a DVR.

I don’t need the house phone, but I do need HBO and AMC. HBO for True Blood, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Girls. AMC for Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. (Breaking Bad ends this year. If you have never watched, you should. You have to start with season one, epsiode one…yes it’s that kind of show.)

I’m trying to figure out if I can cut the Cable handcuffs. It’s $8 a month for Netflicks and Hulu Plus each. It’s $79 a year for Amazon Prime, which includes unlimited streaming of all their shows. Otherwise you are paying a price per show. And you get free shipping on crap you buy from the site.

That ends up totaling to $271 a year. I don’t know what my internet would cost unbundled. One of my friends told me they pay $79 a month. I think I can get a lower price, but I will use that for now. That gives me a grand total of $1,219 (935.75 euro or 38124.73 rubles ) a year.

It’s not that much of a savings, plus you have to add a one time expense of an Apps TV. I know what some of you techies are thinking: you can use a gaming console, google/apple TV box, or a streaming BluRay player if you want…

True…but the Apps TV is much smoother, quicker, and you only have to turn on one device instead of two.

Yup, lazy. I know.

I think I might be able to get internet for $50 a month which would bring the total down to $871 a year.

(A savings of $569 a year…and if you act now, we will throw in a second one for free!)

(A second what?)

(Shhhh! I don’t know, just go with it!)

(Whatever….)

Still debating…but regardless of the debate I do want an Apps TV….

Ooops, my review of Zombieland The TV Series…

It was hard to get used to the guy that was playing Woody Harrelson’s part…not that he was bad, just he wasn’t Woody Harrelson. Other than that the production values were much higher than I expected.

The only negatives I had was electricity and OnStar is still available in their version of the apocalypse. OnStar maybe, but electricity? Come on!

First episode is free on Amazon.com.

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17 Responses to “My Simplistic Review Of Zombieland The TV Series”

  1. Pixie Girl April 29, 2013 at 10:20 AM #

    What kind of internet do you have? I pay ca. 10 pounds in the UK for the usual wireless, fast enough to watch shows online, maybe could be faster on downloads I guess…do you have some super-uber-extra connection for that money? 😉

    Also, I agree, electricity sounds dodgy in anything post-apocalyptic. Since I haven’t seen it yet, I can only guess it’s because a) whatever happened, happened recently and there’s still some already produced electricity to go round (?) or b) they have some alternative sources?

    • Christopher De Voss April 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM #

      We have pretty good internet. Good for watching TV and download. But they charge you more for less you have…I don’t understand it.

      In one scene they ride an elevator, which struck me as wrong. But it was worth a watch non-the-less.

      • Pixie Girl April 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM #

        Yeah but it’s still Zombies. I watched one episode of the Walking Dead as it’s so praised, it was about 1pm, I thought – hey, I can handle it!
        Then I watched another one at 10pm and dreamt about Zombies and couldn’t go to the bathroom cos I was so scared. And apparently I’m 28 years old…

      • Christopher De Voss April 30, 2013 at 3:22 PM #

        Zombies don’t use the bathroom. Only clowns.

  2. unfetteredbs April 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

    I can’t give up cable. I watch too many sports but given your math, it is tempting to save a bit.

    • Christopher De Voss April 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

      I don’t watch sports. I didn’t factor that in…

  3. ksbeth April 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM #

    i agree, and feel like the cable giants really have a monopoly right now, and can pretty much charge whatever they want. things will be changing quite soon though, and we’ll see what happens to their pricing then –

  4. Monk Monkey April 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM #

    That’s a lot of euros! Don’t convert it into pacific francs or you will cry.

    • Christopher De Voss April 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM #

      I cry over the American dollar as it is…

      • Monk Monkey April 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM #

        My whole life the AUD was no more than 70 US cents. For the last few years it’s been on par. Wha happen??

      • Christopher De Voss April 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

        I’ll say what everyone in this country says when they don’t know the answer: Obama

      • Monk Monkey April 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM #

        78692979 divided by 237826378263 = Obama!
        I like that!

  5. calahan April 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM #

    Your entire year’s cable bill is still less than one month’s rent for us. That sucks for both of us!

    • Christopher De Voss April 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM #

      It’s almost the same as mine ;(

      • calahan April 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM #

        If people can figure out a way to steal cable, there must be a way to steal rent.

      • Christopher De Voss April 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM #

        Let’s write a book!

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