George Romero: 'Walking Dead is just a soap opera'

George Romero: 'Walking Dead is just a soap opera'

Postby ntscuser » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:37 am

George A Romero has dismissed The Walking Dead as a "soap opera" that is missing the satirical element of his own works.

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The Night of the Living Dead director confirmed to The Big Issue that he turned down the chance to work on a couple of episodes of the AMC drama.

"They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn't want to be a part of it," Romero said.

"Basically it's just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what's happening now."

When he first revealed in 2011 he had turned down the chance to direct episodes of the show, he claimed not to have watched it yet.

"I love the [comic] books, [but] I never watched any of the episodes because… my zombies are sort of my own," he said.

"I've been waiting to see the whole first season, which I missed because I've been travelling. I've been waiting to look at it, but I haven't seen any of it."
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