Because you should be. Netflix’s new zombie apocalypse show is the antithesis of The Walking Dead’s hundred seasons of soap opera melodrama and vapid nostalgia, swapping tedious discussions about what to do next with actually doing it.
In Black Summer, there are no relationships, no personal realisations, and no pregnancies to extend an increasingly clumsy narrative. This time, it’s about survival, whatever it takes. The show starts about six weeks into the pandemic, and introduces a number of protagonists who you don’t ever find out much about because it’s not relevant, because most of them are probably going to die anyway, because it’s a zombie apocalypse, not a zombie temporary inconvenience.