The Walking Dead – S5, E2: “Strangers”

It’s no secret that I have been progressively disappointed inĀ The Walking Dead, but this is the first time that I can remember actually zoning out. The whole middle of the episode is a blur. There were some swimming walkers, and the next thing I knew, everyone was drinking the church wine. It had been a long day and I assumed it was just me. I watched it again this morning, AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED. I caught on this time, and I forced myself to maintain focus. It was difficult. Water-logged walkers, a shady priest, someone watching in the woods – it sounds so promising. Something is just missing. Continue reading “The Walking Dead – S5, E2: “Strangers””

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The Walking Dead, Episode 412: “Still”

Many are praising “Still” for its uniqueness when compared to past episodes of The Walking Dead. Here, the focus is solely on two somewhat neglected characters, and viewers learn much about strong, silent Daryl and the endlessly irritating Beth. Let’s face it, at this point, Daryl can do no wrong. Nothing that he said could have turned his legions of female fans against him. Interestingly enough, the opposite is true of Beth. Beth has consistently been a relatively useless character, and whenever she does manage to do something of note, it is guaranteed to be something irritating. Whether it be her half-assed suicide attempt or her random burstsĀ into song, Beth has proven time and time again that her role in this series is to be that girl that everyone hates. “Still” solidifies this fact. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 412: “Still””

The Walking Dead, Episode 411: “Claimed”

“Claimed” ends with Carl, Michonne, and Rick on the road to Terminus. More characters are headed to a sanctuary and out of immediate harm. Away from the walkers. In a show about walkers. Sure, the interaction between the survivors is just as vital an aspect of the show. Let’s face it, The Walking Dead is essentially a soap opera with the occasional zombie confrontation. As more and more characters find the way to Terminus, however, we are left with more tension between the characters themselves, leaving the quest for survival to take a back seat plot-wise. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 411: “Claimed””