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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Walking Dead Season 1 retrospective

So the short maiden voyage of The Walking Dead was come to an end, and I'll be presenting my thoughts below.

This show started out with so much hype behind it that it seemed to be unable to fail. Darabont making a zombie show on amc? Sounds like a formula that is destined for greatness, and in terms of ratings and shares it is.

The show had a great pilot, I mean one of the best pilots I've seen in a long time. It had all of the horror, humanity, drama, and action that audiences would be clamoring to see every week. It sets up so many relationships, situations, and characters that you had to come back and see what happened.

The show slowed down from here for me, it seemed like it was trying to keep up with the pilot by hiding the drama and character development with zombie heads and blood flying in the air. Which is what the final 2 episodes lacked, creating the divide between people that value character driven stories and ZOMG ZOMBIE 'SPLOSIONS.

I hope season 2 picks up right where we left off and that they don't kill off any characters between seasons.

Random thoughts of the season and the future:
  • I almost cried like a baby when Rick and his family got back together.
  • Where the hell did the guy that cut off his hand go?
  • When is Carl going to get some legit screentime/lines? He needs to develop
  • How quickly into season 2 will the shit hit the fan with shane and rick?
  • How much of the comic will be retained in season 2? Specifically characters.