Well the masses have spoken regarding "Zombieland" and in the words of lead writer Rhett Reese:
"I'll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence."
While I think that the pilot wasn't perfect (I do agree that it would have made more sense to create new characters instead of reincarnating the originals)-- I thought the show had potential. But there was always the danger of the TV pilot's 24+ minutes being compared too closely to the obsessively loved full feature film, and it appears that that was it's ultimate downfall. It really was a case of living or dying by its street-cred.
Despite the fact that Amazon always contended that it would base it's decisions on viewer overall ratings, the irony is that Zombieland got more 5-star reviews than it got 1-star, 2-star, and 3-star reviews — COMBINED.
Hmm. Is the experiment dead already..?
Here's our "Zombieland" Review