The Walking Dead Season 4.5 (the second half of Season 4, if you prefer) is upon us so I figured I would jump on the bandwagon and finally catch up on the show. After a marathon session of over 20 episodes of about three to five hours of viewing fun at a time, I have now joined the rest of the world.
I love what they’ve done so far. *SPOILERS!!* I’m glad Shane and The Governor are both dead. Talk about epic pricks. These guys were such narcissists and people did not seem to catch on. Sooooo frustrating that all the deaths and drama could have been avoided.
After watching so many episodes consecutively, it’s hard to see what they will do next. I see some parallels between the TWD show and We’re Alive podcast. I hope they borrow some ideas from there. Let’s see some hardcore baddies and none of this borderline stuff. I want Borderlands-style psychopath bandits. The problem with The Governor is that it was easy to feel sorry for him. Some feel that he was a necessary evil. They humanized him too much, even after what he did to Maggie.. That bastard!
But I digress… Let’s talk about Andrea. She was the SUPREME DERP. I wanted to like Andrea, I really did. I understood her despair, I’ve been there, but she was just too much of a derp.
Of course, the writers are to blame here but still.. Andrea went from wanting to kill herself to wanting to prove herself. In all her stupidity and over-zealousness she almost snipes Daryl. She was volatile as hell and, just when you think she can’t get dumber, she hooks up with Shane.. and eventually The Governor. YUCK. Listen, there were plenty of guys to choose from. Be a hornball all you want but at least stay away from the scumbags!
I suppose for all the flaws with the creative direction and plot holes, I can’t complain. The fact that the show got me so fired up and emotionally-attached again proves that they’re doing something right. It all comes down to the characters right now, and the cast is dwindling down.
I really dig the dynamics between Maggie and Glenn. I’m really sad to see Hersh go but I guess he had a good run. Carl is less annoying and more mature now so that’s good. Daryl still kicks ass. Rick is broken. Carol has gone rogue. Everyone else seems expendable or forgettable. Mark my words: Bob (the drunk black guy and Army medic) is going to be an issue for our beloved survivors.
The bar has been set high. For this show to continue to thrive, Rick needs to get it together and re-unite his camp. Something worse than The Governor and the recent outbreak is coming. They need to be ready. What lies ahead?…
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