I’m not quite sure which side to take in the whole AMC vs. Dish Network controversy. AMC has a bunch of awesome shows, so they think that they deserve to charge cable companies more for their channel. Dish says screw that, we’re not paying more (well, making our customers pay more as we pass the costs to them) and so AMC is off the line-up. In the end, both seem like idiots, consumers get screwed and the death of TV is nigh.
But it’s not about who’s right, it’s about who wins the PR war. And so far, AMC is doing just that. They have a rather brilliant new viral campaign that posits if zombies can live among us, now that they’re not welcome on TV. They roam around the streets of New York, and the reaction from passersby is priceless. I’m surprised none of them got murdered by someone whose seen too many movies, and let’s just say it’s good they didn’t try this in Texas.
Our own TJ Fink actually worked on this campaign, but sadly was deemed too good-looking to be a fear-inducing undead walker. Maybe next time TJ. Check out the video above, and re-examine your life if you are still using a satellite dish for cable. Broadband baby! Or better yet, the internet!
UPDATE: TJ actuallly is a zombie, he’s the tall paramedic at 20 seconds.