The Walking Dead Season Finale

Spoilers. If you didn’t think there’d be any, you must be smoking something.

Hmm… what can I say? While there was certainly a lot of drama, what purpose did the season finale serve? They open a new plot line, introduce a new character, and by the end of the episode they’re both gone. I can see why the writing staff was fired.

I didn’t dislike the finale, but I also wasn’t blown away, either. What was the reason for that episode? To give a poorly thought out explanation of the zombie disease? It didn’t cover much, only how it effects the brain. So, the group went to the CDC and all that came from it was a shoddy explanation, a comfortable night’s sleep and a good meal, and that black lady whose name doesn’t seem important blew up with the doctor. Andrea & Dale almost went up, too, but you had to know she wouldn’t let him. That was a cop-out. And of course you knew they’d all get out… there’s a second season coming up, after all.

So, now they move on. My hope is that in the second season they bring about the penitentiary plot line Mark talks about from the comics. They hole up in an abandoned prison and… then I don’t know what. All I know is that nothing was really concluded and no new avenues were really open. We’re left with the group leaving in five, FIVE cars (aren’t they worried about all the gas they’ll need?) and that’s about it. No real zombie action, no crazy cliffhanger, no “OMG!” moment. The episode did not fall flat by any means… it was well done, very suspenseful, but it did not live up to my expectations.

Don’t walk into the light. Therein lies pointlessness.

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Published in: on December 6, 2010 at 8:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Corpses Who Move in a Fashion That Could Be Considered Walking

So, tonight is the season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The show has already been given a second season, which will be twelve episodes. The creators of the show have thrown out the writing staff and are considering having freelancers complete the scripts for season two. Perhaps this will force the show to go back on the path of the comic book’s plot. I have not read the comic books, but Mark has and has been disappointed that the show is not close to the comics. I plan on reading them to see what I’m missing.

The first four episodes, whether or not they had anything to do with the comic, were awesome. I absolutely loved them. The acting is great, the makeup is amazing, and the production values are insane. The fact that they can be this bloody on cable television is awesome, too. I was not impressed with last week’s episode. Although it set the show up for what is hopefully going to be a great finale, not a lot happened.

*SPOILER ALERT*

The entire episode was about the group deciding to go back into the city and visit the CDC. That’s it. There were no really crazy fight scenes and somehow Rick still doesn’t know about his wife’s infidelities. Andrea… come on, did she really have to wait for her sister to reanimate to shoot her? That was dumb. I would think it’d be harder to shoot her when she’d have to look at her sister moving around, eyes open rather than not moving and obviously dead.

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to tonight’s episode. I hope it’s epic. I hope Rick finds out about Lori and Shane and there’s a serious ass beating. All in all, I just hope it doesn’t suck.

Published in: on December 5, 2010 at 11:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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Zombie Survival

While there are many blogs out there about surviving a zombie apocalypse, such as Blog of the Dead, that is not my main concern here. From time to time, I may discuss zombie survival, but I think information on surviving a zombie apocalypse pales in comparison to the place of zombies in pop culture, how they are portrayed in different mediums, and the differences between, say, zombies of The Walking Dead verses the zombies of Zombie Strippers.

That being said, a topic that emerged between Mark and I last night was the likelihood of our dog, Burt, surviving a possible zombie apocalypse. In episodes of AMC’s The Walking Dead, both a horse and a deer met untimely deaths at the hands of the undead. However, in the Dawn of the Dead 2004 remake, the zombies show no interest in the dog carrying food to the man trapped in the gun store. Realistically, would the undead really pass up a warm meal, human or animal? Look at this tasty morsel:

I hope they wouldn’t touch him. I can watch films in which old people, women, children, or any human can be brutally killed, but when met with a scene in which an animal is hurt, I have to turn away. I can’t stand to see an animal hurt or killed. The idea of Burt being in pain or being scared makes my heart pound and I want to cry. People? Not so much. Perhaps this says something about my relationship with human beings.

I would rather see a zombie survival guide for pets than for people.