Can the combination of politics and zombies be fun?
Oh yes, it can!
School started yesterday which means the kids go to bed at a reasonable time and my husband and I have the TV to ourselves again. We decided to watch Braindead on Amazon (sorry, I thought it was Netflix), not having a clue what it was about. It started as a pretty standard politics flic-type series. Now, everyone who knows me a little knows I don’t do politics. West Wing and those type of series are wasted on me.
Braindead was different.
Interspersed through the story of Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a documentary filmmaker who gets persuaded by her father to help her senator brother in the office, is the story of a comet that lands on earth and releases an alien ant colony that crawls into people’s ears and pushes their brain out. You read that right. They push people’s brains out. Through their ear. And you see it happen.
Tell me you don’t think this is funny!
Another occurrence is that, instead of their brains being pushed out, in some people, their heads explode. They call it the E.H.S.; Exploding Head Syndrome. There’s an explanation for this, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. ‘How can people live without a brain?’ I hear you thinking. Well, it’s all impossible, of course, but they do in this series. And the people start to act differently. One of their new quirks is that they listen to ‘You might think’ by The Cars.
(musical notes) You might think I’m crazy… (musical notes)
Anyway, I’ve got to get back to my writing. I only have one more day before the Amazon deadline of handing in my final manuscript of Book 2. Lots of work to do still.
Don’t forget to check out Braindead if you’re in for a laugh.