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LOST meets The Stand. But where Season 1 is more like LOST - in that it has characters who are all strangers that due to circumstance have to band together - Season 2 is The Stand as factions appear and the more than meets the eye to the Sleepapocalypse becomes apparent. The show also runs with developing who our wild bunch are further which is interesting as now on Day 6, the whole season takes place in a matter of hours, yet it really goes for having character growth and challenge that many mainstream dramas fail to do in much more episodes. It's brutal but honest and engaging.
S1 of Zoo begins with an interesting premise and could be a bit ridiculous with its premise and some elements but really grew by midway and steadily grew as a story and a cool technothriller show. S2 also keeps growing from that point higher and higher with writing and as a drama. Though ridiculousness doesnt stop but is also not bad. The world is very different from S1, and really is in a full on post apocalypse which it tells in a unique way. In similar fasion the gang is always on the move but now in a changed world with more unique animals and scifi. Tho its not ashamed of going B-movie and pulp with its world and embraces and runs with it which is what might make S2 better than early S1 which tried a lot to be "real" but clashed with the stranger elements. The show also has a lot of heart and great new characters that integrate well with the familiar characters. This season also becomes full on Michael Crichton a la Jurasic Park in themes and style which isn't a bad thing. If you liked S1 or maybe had issue with it you'll like S2 much much more.
Season 1 of Zoo plays out a lot like an early Michael Crichton sci-fi technothriller. The science is, well a lot of fiction but thats the gist of the premise. What carries the show despite how odd it is for all animals to start attacking is its characters. they're genuinely fun and interesting and every actor shines in making it a believable world. It's cast is also a lot like one you'd find in Jurassic Park or Congo. Stand out for me is Nonzo Anosie as Abe whose an awesome buddy. James Wolk also makes a believable protagonist whom you think - based on introduction - is an old fashioned Steve McQueen good at everything he does hero, but pulls things a different direction revealing he's more so an every man but not a dick, just with a unique background relevant to the story. Its also very much a "road" show, characters always on the move, sometimes even on the run which makes you enjoy the ongoing story. As it progresses the show also brings you more on board and gets interesting. That said it can also get goofy with the "animal attacks" and locations of exotic countries clearly not being said places. But its more enjoyable of a show than most and especially critics give it credit for and is nice to binge, its on Netflix now so enjoy it one night.