Mar 15, 2012

The Walking Dead - SPOILERS

This post has some pretty serious spoilers for the current season of The Walking Dead.  I'm gonna get all up in that shit, so if you haven't watched it yet you may want to skip the rest of this post.  You have been warned.

Darryl, the redneck ninja. Photo credit


Read more after the jump...

OK, are we alone now? I love you. Wait..what?  Sorry about that. Lost my mind for a second there.

So yeah...The Walking Dead. We've been absolutely loving this half-season.  While the first half of the season was one long drawn-out search for a dead girl, the action has ratcheted up a notch as we zombie shuffle toward this Sunday's season finale.  We've got shootouts and zombies and in-fighting and more zombies and the breakup of a formerly grand bro-mance. It's been a whole shambling heap of zombie fun.

And the creators of the show haven't been shy about killing off some of the main characters this year.  I would suggest that they have killed off the wrong main characters, but at least they are recognizing that the show takes place in a zombie apocalypse.  People die in a zombie apocalypse. That's one of the rules. Next to head-shots, it's pretty much the top rule.

Like I said, we've been really enjoying the show.

That's not to say that there have been some problems with it.  Take Carl, for instance.  I couldn't have been the only one out there, but I literally yelled out "WHAT THE FUCK IS HE DOING OUT THERE?" during the last five minutes of the past show.  I felt like Brodie yelling at that kid on the escalator in Mallrats. If you saw it, you know what I mean. It's night-time in Zombieland, there's a missing prisoner, shots have been fired...and he is fucking wandering around? In in a fucking field!  What the hell is up with that?  Remember when I said the wrong people have been dying?  Yup...he's one of the ones who should have bit it by now. Him and his stupid fucking hat!

I'm not the only one to feel that way about Carl.  The Internets are buzzing with the same thoughts. Best portrayed here by graphic artist Peter Chiykowski on his Rock, Paper, Cynic site:


There are other problems with other characters, for sure.  T-Dog has literally had two lines of dialogue in the past 6 weeks. And those were in this past episode. I'm pretty sure one of them was "Welcome ta Earf!"* Andrea should just sit back and kick ass and stop judging people. Her judgy-face is making me long for the day when a zombie finally bites it off! And Lori...ugh, don't get me started on Lori. If I had my druthers, and I really miss my druthers, her head would be on the chopping block in the season finale. And my druthers are blood-thirsty, so I would want it to be a gruesome death.  Maybe she could choke on that ham sandwich that she is seriously in need of.  Fucking skinny bitch!  And she's supposed to be pregnant? Iggy Pop is curvier. Ugh.

I just can't wait for them to get off of this farm and out into the big, scary zombie world. Hopefully that's what happens after this zombie herd runs rough-shod over the farm next week.  And maybe Carl will leave the house one time too many.

::fingers crossed::

*That's racism, man! I love to racism, bro!

14 comments:

Beach Bum said...

"WHAT THE FUCK IS HE DOING OUT THERE?"

AMEN!

Hate to say this but I wanted Carl to be bitten by the zombie stuck in the mud next the creek. On the other hand why in the hell don't the grownups watch him better.

More to the point, had the group actually kept a tight watch over Carl and Sophia at the first of the season when they were caught in the huge road block they could have avoided the entire mess. Then again Glen would not have found himself a girlfriend.

Slyde said...

if it makes you feel any better, in the comic book Carl has had a bullet go thru his eye and had a piece of his face blown off.....

He's still alive and kicking, but hey... its a start....

Heff said...

I hear ya !

During the first half of this season it was so slow I ALMOST became "The Walking Heff" and quit watching the show, but I stuck it out and I'm glad I did.

I'm THRILLED Rick killed Shane... before I DID, LOL !!

i am the diva said...

yes yes yes, to everything you said.... also, i practically cheered when Rick killed "Can-Never-Look-Anyone-In-The-Eye-During-A-Conversation-Shane"

seriously. It's like, he had severe A.D.D. or something..."What's that over there?"

i'd like to see MORE of the Redneck Ninja, cuz he's the most interesting character on the show right now.

B.E. Earl said...

Beach Bum - Yeah, Glen did need to get laid. Maybe it's all a higher purpose. ;)

Slyde - That doesn't make me feel any better. I want him gone on the show.

Heff - I'd watch The Walking Heff. Just sayin'.

B.E. Earl said...

Diva - Oh, I love me some Daryl. And I hated Shane too, and I thought he deserved to die. But at least he was interesting. T-Dog? Not so much...

sybil law said...

I would agree with everything you said, but I'm too upset because you don't love me.
*sniff*

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - I never took back the statement. I just was embarrassed it came out like that. :)

Avitable said...

Carl is a kid and he's curious, so he sneaks out and he doesn't really understand the true danger. It doesn't surprise me that he's always wandering around.

I've really enjoyed this second half. I don't like that they killed Dale, but I'm glad Shane finally got what was coming to him. And now the whole group is aware that you don't need to be bitten or scratched to come back. That was a revelation.

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - Car is a dick! ;)

Paticus said...

Yeah, Wandering Carl has been a bit tough to take. I think if he snuck out once, it would be one thing, but as the graphic states, he's NEVER in the house!!
I'm wondering if we're gonna find out that T-Dog is a wizard or something. They must be keeping him around for a reason.

limpy99 said...

I hated this show so much during the first half of this season that I've stopped watching it and have yet to regret it. I do recommend going over to videogum.com every Monday night for their hilarious take on the previous night's episode. endless fun with people who are rooting for the zombies to win just as badly as I was.

B.E. Earl said...

Limpy - In the zombie apocalypse, the zombies always win. Eventually.

savannah said...

OK, i've never seen this show, in fact, i only recently made the connection between this show and the increased "popularity" of zombies! no idea what this says about me, sugar...

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