Spoiler-Free Review of “Day of the Dead” (2021) on Syfy: Zombies…again

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“I’ll take the dead over the living any day…”

Day of the Dead (2021) is a new series based on George A. Romero’s classic of the same name. The show premiered on October 15th 2021 on Syfy. It will feature ten weekly episodes (approximately 42-45 minutes in length). The series stars Keenan Tracey, Natalie Malaika, Kristy Dawn Dinsmore, Daniel Doheny, Morgan Holmstrom, and Miranda Frigon.

We are introduced to six strangers who attempt to survive the first 24 hours of the zombie apocalypse. 

Here is the trailer:

Day of the Dead brings us yet another zombie show, but does it do anything truly original to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Images courtesy of Syfy

Decent undead attack scenes.

It’s a challenge to be inventive these days when it comes to the undead attacking, but I thought there were a few stand-out scenes that provided some entertaining moments. Things start off really quickly…almost too quickly, but there were some redeeming moments here.

The Cons:

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Dull and flat.

Despite some of the inventive attack scenes, the overall tone and delivery felt uninspiring. With shows like TWD, Fear TWD, and Black Summer, it’s difficult for a zombie show to do something truly extraordinary and I thought that everything felt really bland in this one and it just kind of slapped on the iconic name to draw in a potential audience.

The characters are not that interesting…

I was hoping to at least connect to the characters and so far I see some flickers here and there, but overall the characters just feel ordinary in every way. The melodrama and dialogue were almost painful to witness.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

Perhaps I’m just exhausted from all of the zombie shows, but the flat delivery and unoriginal plot didn’t really help either. I think that this might have translated better as a movie. Ten episodes is a long time to devote to another zombie show but if you love zombies, you can give it a whirl.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Day of the Dead (2021) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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