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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Walking Yawn

Is it just me?? Or is this show just one big long drawn out snore fest. I was a fan of the books as well, but after awhile I also started to find it boring and exceedingly repetitive to the point that I stopped reading it.

As for the show, I like the cast of actors, characters. The production values are good. And the scripts seem to be well written. I guess it's just the content that needs some tweaking. I need something more to go on than a bunch of arguing and complaining in every episode. I seen a poster the other day, that basically said an hour of people bitching and sometimes a zombie shows up.

Now the Zombie tales are about people and the undead are a backdrop. But, it doesn't have to be so boring. The season has been picking up as it has progressed. But I am getting to the point that I may be in favor of not having any more seasons if things don't get spiced up some.

Maybe they need to be on the road more, scavenging supplies as they go. Traveling and running into more strangers along the way. And losing someone every 5 or 6 episodes. And just follow the core of the group. Throw the red shirts to the zombies to keep things interesting.

Maybe I should look back at the book and see what has gone on since I stopped. But the last time I did that, I didn't even read to the end. Since it was just like more of the same over and over again.

There are more than a handful of good shows out now to keep up with. I don't know if this will be on my schedule next season or not.


  1. Yeah, it's just you!

    Seriously though, I love this show. Part of what makes it so interesting to me is the emotional element. I like the arguing. It seems more realistic. These people are scared, tired, hurt, hungry and emotionally drained. They have lost their wives/mothers and other family members and friends.

    There has been enough changes in the first 3 series that have kept me on the edge of my seat. While I love the prison setting, I do like it when they get outside. However after how the trip to get formula turned out I'm not sure how many field trips they'll be taking!

    Oh yeah, zombies. They are awesome too. The special effects never cease to amaze me.

    As for the zombies being a backdrop to the story...aren't they always? Look at the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead by Romero. A lot of the drama came from the cast of survivors boarded up in the farm house. Sure there was plenty of zombies surrounding the house, but the focus was on the living and how they reacted, especially with each other.

    I'm not bored with the series at all. In fact I can't wait for each Sunday's episode to see how the story is going to change. I'm not a reader of the comics so all of this is new to me.

  2. I'm thinking that moving around more each season would keep things interesting. But when I watch an episode and all I can remember about it is another hour of bitching and moaning.. Doesn't make for a good show for me.

    I liked the original Night of the Living Dead. And a character piece with people stuck in the house, who don't all get along. With the Zombies mainly in the background has been a lot more entertaining than the last two seasons of Walking Dead.

    It's been hard to try and put a finger on it. But it has felt to me all down hill mainly since season one unfortunately.