When George Romero talks, all the zombie showrunners and writers gather around, hoping for a compliment but expecting to hear everything that’s wrong with zombies today, what with their moving moderately faster than they used to and, my god, have you heard the music they shuffle to? In an interview with The Big Issue, Romero, the so-called father of zombies and director of Monkey Shines, and probably some other things, too, was very vocal about his appropriately BIG ISSUE with AMC’s The Walking Dead. Hey everybody, an old man’s talking!
“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 told The Big Issue. “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.” (Via)
Shows how little Romero knows. Obviously The Walking Dead zombies are metaphors for the T-Dog in all of us.