Well the first season was good but i think it was to over the top for a season they do need to calm it down abit and focus more on characters then special effects first season was good but it could of ended there and then.
Never heard of Crash sorry all i know is Starz did Camelot which was cool and Spartacus which was amazing shame the guys cancer came back but atleast we got that pure genuis spin off series.
The Budget shouldnt really effect the show focus more on character building then survival i want them to go deeper into the relationship between the best friend and the wife because that was kinda dropped like that apart from where he tried to rape her.
BTW the Mist fucking awesome one of the greatest endings i have ever seen in a film its really well done.
Still the one thing about Zombie films is the budget isnt that important its the story about keeping your humanity that i prefer then how violent can we kill this dude