The Walking Dead – My Least Favorite Parts
And while there are many epic scenes from The Walking Dead there are also some duds as well. For instance the dialog at times is painful. One example is when the women are washing clothes near the lake in the episode “Tell it to the frogs” their awkward conversation was so out of place (I don’t want to bother reminding you about what the topic was).
And the entire episode “Vatos”, was horrible. Let me get this straight, a ruthless gang of care givers, huh??? Are you kidding me? Come on we have had that lesson taught to us a million times in a million TV episodes… “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, yes that’s right what seems to be a violent gang of thugs turns out to be a friendly group of guys who care for senior citizens, uh okay. I mean after all… the city of Atlanta seems to be the most dangerous place on earth, completely run over by Zombies so much so that not even the military could carve out a safe-zone, yet right there… in the center of town we have a fully functioning senior citizens home. To be honest the show is lucky that it made it past that episode. And while I have no problem with the notion that Hershal might lose his faith in God given his situation, his line in the season 2 finale was flat-out offensive in my opinion when he said… “Jesus spoke of the resurrection of the dead but I figured he had something different in mind.” Come on Hollywood give me a break, can we keep the faith-bashing to a low murmur?? Again don’t get me wrong, I love this show and I can’t wait for season 3, but I have to call it like I see it.
Know When to say When
One last criticism is I do not think the writers are very good at season ending episodes. Both season one and season two ended one episode too late. Season one should have ended just as the CDC door opened and the light shined on our survivors. That would have made the off-season an epic wait to see what was inside. And season two ended one episode too late also, it should have ended with Rick killing Shane in front of Carl with the herd of Zombies approaching in the distance (that gives me goosebumps just typing it). Instead it went one episode further and removed much of the anticipation as to how could they were going to extract themselves from the hopeless situation. We were given a glimpse of what’s to come in season three with the prison in the distance and the hooded zombie trainer saving Andrea but neither one of those things left me with such a gut wrenching feeling as the moonlight scene with Rick and Shane. I think part of the problem might be that unlike ABC’s LOST which had a few 23-25 episode seasons, these AMC shows generally have about half that many episodes in a season which can make the show feel rushed at times. For instance, the entire CDC part of season one took place in about 40 minutes of the final episode. Really? All that anticipation and we are in and out in 40 minutes? That could have been stretched out a lot longer to make it more valuable to the story.
The Big Season 2 Revelation?
In the season one finale Dr. Jenner of the CDC tells Rick a secret which leaves us wondering throughout the next season as to what the secret was about. Turns out all the characters are infected with the Zombie “bug” meaning that they will all turn into zombies should they ever die. Prior to that we were led to believe that a zombie bite was the thing that would cause Zombieism. I didn’t find that to be a very big revelation. After all, they had been hinting at it for a few episodes and wouldn’t it have had to be something like that anyway? If zombie bites were the only cause of Zombieism how could the first zombie have became a zombie? Who bit the first zombie? There had to be some type of infection or virus therefore I didn’t find that secret to be much of a revelation. A bigger revelation was that Lori seems to have completely lost trust in Rick, again it’s the character relationships that are most intriguing. The zombie apocalypse is just a fun back drop to a great character driven show. [ continue ]
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