Nothing worse than looking at one of these pages and discovering that I have absolutely nothing to say about it. I mean, it’s a clever transition, I guess…but cleverness in and of itself isn’t a quality that I strive for in myself.
Speaking of cleverness, I think the creators of The Walking Dead got a little bit too clever…to their cost. Time will tell. (I guess this is a good time to issue a…
(On second thought, I don’t really HAVE to spoil anything.)
The Walking Dead didn’t USED to telegraph when they were killing off characters, main characters or otherwise. I’m pretty certain they’ve never left anyone wondering WHO LIVES? WHO DIES? before. (I almost typed “…never left us wondering…,” but I stopped watching the show before last season. I don’t miss it.
Now, maybe the blowback I’ve been seeing on social media, and I’ve seen quite a bit of blowback, with more than a few people announcing that they’re quitting the show altogether, is just what the doctor ordered. Maybe they’re going to get more new viewers than they’ve lost old ones…but I doubt it. And I don’t think that the issue is the fact that they killed off a popular character. They’ve killed major characters before.
Remember when Lori died? That came almost out of the blue, especially if you were like me and hadn’t read the comics. That was midseason and it was shocking as all hell. It hit me right in the gut.
This one built everyone up to a fever pitch, giving everyone hope and fear and all of that for an entire summer…and then they had to live up to what everyone had waited for.
I don’t know, I started finding the show and the franchise a bit distaste after a while. I still think it’s largely extraordinary storytelling; I don’t want to take anything away from Robert Kirkman or any of the great writers, actors, and directors on the show. It just started bothering me after a while.
Game of Thrones too, if I’m being honest, although I picked that back up for #Squirrel’s sake. I need my darkness leavened by the light, I guess.