Thoughts on TWD Premiere.

If you haven’t seen the most recent episode of the Walking Dead: first of all you’re not missing anything and secondly just don’t read this if you plan on watching it.

I’ve unfortunately seen all the episodes of TWD. I loved the first few episodes of the first season and I trudged along with the series until it became slightly interesting in season 3. I was always frustrated at the writing…and acting…and story overall. I thought, maybe season 4 will be better. 

Nope.

The fact is, America loves zombies. Hell, not even just America, there are people EVERYWHERE that love zombies. It doesn’t take much to get people to watch a  show as long as there are zombies in it most of the time.

The thing that bothers me is that if TWD spent as much time on the writing and storyline as they do on the walkers and makeup and whatever…it might actually be an overall decent show. I’ve yet to read the graphic novels (/comics?), but I’ve played the TellTale Games TWD game and it was phenomenal. So, you know, it is possible to have a good story and blood and guts.

I was disinterested almost the entire premiere. The dialogue was bad, the story was bad (and don’t give me this ‘OH THEY’RE STILL SETTING UP THE SCENE’ crap), and it just wasn’t scary. TWD used to scare me, but they’ve made the mistake from confusing just gross with scary. A walker dangling from it’s intestines by a ceiling? That’s just gross. The scene in season 1 where Rick is on the horse and he is being followed by walkers? That’s scary. That’s unsettling. That’s one of the moments when the show actually tried, in my opinion.

The attempt at character development and subplots were just pathetic. For example:

1. Maggie might be pregnant omg there’s a shot of Glenn looking at a baby frame omg they have a talk about living.

2. Tyreese doesn’t like doing anything apocalyptic-ish. He’s smooching some woman.

3. Carl’s a BIG BOY NOW.

4. Some of the kids are fucked up. LET’S NAME THE WALKING CORPSE NICK. noomgdon’tdoitthatsmean

5. Carol is teaching kids how to use knives and she may or may not have a little thing with Daryl? This is the only part I didn’t mind. I love all the Daryl and Carol shit. Caryl 4evr.

6. The new guy who’s been there for a week is an ex-army medic…and wanted wine real bad. Alcoholic? WHO KNOWS IT’S ANYONE’S GUESS REALLY.

7. Michonne (another character I don’t mind) is going to Macon (ugh I miss the game) and I don’t know why..

8. The kid with the glasses had the flu or something and now he’s dead and he’s going to eat everyone…..but seriously how can he see without his glasses? Do walkers automatically get 20/20 vision when they turn? How does that work really?

Anyway, so I foresee the following episode going either way: Someone will find the nearsighted zombie kid and stab him in the face and they develop new rules~~~~ or he bites everyone and all hell breaks lose and the old guy with the beard (Santa? I forgot his name already?) is sad about losing his crops.

I really don’t know why people watch the show. I really don’t even know why I did. I think it’s because they leave you on a cliffhanger every single episode and I feel obligated to watch it in hopes that the show actually gets better.

It doesn’t.

Ugh.

Also can I just say how infuriated I got after seeing this?

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TV viewers make me so sad.

Also, I love how they just threw the baby in at the last second.

Pull yourself together guys.

Ugh.

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That time I started watching “The Walking Dead”

I’m only on the third episode of the second season, so if you’re not up to that point there’s probably spoilers.

I finished playing The Walking Dead game on Steam recently (I plan to post a review of this soon). Which was a big accomplishment, I think, because zombies are pretty much my #1 fear. I wish I was kidding, but it’s up there with lots of spooky things.

So I played the game and I figured that I’d check out the show because I’ve heard amazing things about it. I mean, it’s one of the most popular shows on television and it’s on the same channel as Breaking Bad so it has to be good, right?

I barely got through the first episode. And by barely I mean I got up to a minute and four seconds and anxiety took over me and I shut it off. I ended up finishing the show, however, with some peer support and am currently making my way into the 2nd season…and I’m not really scared anymore.

Actually, I don’t even think the show is that great so far. I think this graph is pretty accurate.

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I’m currently halfway done with Season 2 Episode 3 right now, and I plan on continuing to watch, but I’m getting kind of bored even on the 9th episode of the series. I got myself to stop being so scared because every time I see a creepy walker I remind myself of this: Image

and Game of Thrones has prepped me pretty well to expect every character I meet to eventually die. Except Rick, because I mean, who else would they put on the posters? I also find it hard to get into the show because I’m not sucked into their world yet or emotionally attached to any characters. Getting myself to chill out by saying “it’s just makeup and special effects” doesn’t help either.

The characters are alright so far. I mean, I know I’m supposed to hate Lori but I don’t really care…yet.

I hope that yet counts.

Andrea is annoying…but will probably die. T-Bone will probably die (I’ve seen enough memes to know the joke about there only being one black male on the show at a time). Sophia is definitely dead. If Daryl dies I will definitely die too. Dale will probably die…Shane will probably get tragically eaten by a zombie or something. Whatever.

I think my apathy towards this show may have to do with it’s large presence on the internet. It’s very hard to be surprised by anything when you’ve seen bits and pieces accidentally over the years and know that in 2013, Rick is still on the poster. With his son.

I’m going to keep watching the show, but I hope it gets better. Or a little more surprising.

Is it just me or do other people feel this way?

Ah well, at least I’m getting over my fear of zombies…kind of. Not really. I’m trying though.

 

UPDATE: After finishing the episode…I am terrified…and cannot stop having nightmares about zombies. Oh, how wrong I was. Someone send help–I’ll be under my bed in the fetal position.