My Review of The Walking Dead on AMC

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).

A ruthless gang of.... care givers.
A ruthless gang of…. care givers.

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 good news is, we escaped the zombies at the farm. The bad news is... you are all gonna be zombies.
The good news is, most of us escaped the zombies at the farm. The bad news is… T-Dog is still with us.

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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  3. When the world is ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and a small group of others struggle to stay alive as ‘the dead’ stalk them at every turn. Can Rick and the others hold onto their humanity as they fight to live in this terrifying new world? And, amidst dire conditions and personal rivalries, will they ultimately survive one another? Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, AMC’s original series “The Walking Dead” is an epic, edge-of-your-seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment crisis. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. They themselves have become the walking dead.

  4. Thanks Jack I appreciate the nice comments. I went and read your blog post on Zombies and really enjoyed it.

  5. I bumped into your webpage (I hate the term stumbled across) after googling random, funny blogs. This doesnt appear to be a blog per se but its def set up similar to one, and I can appreciate your content. Youre definitely a similar writer to me. I liked this article about the Walking Dead. That show is epic and I can’t get enough of it. For anyone who could stick with this pretty long walk through I will say that it does a good job analyzing the show and breaking it down. Well done man. I have a similar article on my blog you MAY be interested in if you’re really into that sort of thing. I wrote it about this show too, it’s called “Zombies… Cannibalism… Apocalypse… What’s Not To Like About That?” I’ll be checking out more of your stuff. If I can figure out how to link websites to my blog any time soon I’d like to link yours

  6. Thanks Josh, I’m glad you enjoyed the review. Rick and Shane were a good contrast for sure. I would hope that I would be someplace in-between them in a approach.

  7. I cannot wait to finish season 2!! I have a sneaking feeling I would be a pretty fair mixture of Shane and Rick. Rick needs to sack up a bit, and it looks like he is going to. Thanks for the rundown, good sir!!

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