Well we watched “wildfire” last night, and personally I think the episodes are actually getting better and better. Quickly scanning online I discovered that a lot disagree with me, but whatever. I thought the scenes with Andrea and Amy were well done. Reading online I found many complaints about these scenes such as Amy wasn’t developed enough to care about or the scene was too long. The scene was kind of long but I thought it was more about developing Andrea then anything else. Is there a rule that says that if a character has a death scene then everyone involved must be very well developed in order for it to be entertaining? In the comic book Amy’s death was pretty much an intro to Andrea, so I don’t really see what all the fuss is about, a main character having a seven minute scene.
I think that the groan-inducing “WTF” moments are decreasing with each episode, which is good. The scene with Carol hammering her husband’s head away was kind of cliche and overdone, but the shear amount of gore made up for it. In the comic Jim was the one who freaked out and mashed the fallen bodies of the zombies. I also don’t think he is psychic. He had a nightmare about people dying and so he delusion-ally dug some graves, and then some people died. Of course people are dying all the time so that’s not much of a prediction.
I like how the conflict with Shane panned out in the comic. It’s been ok in the show, but not as good as the comic. The CDC story arc has me worried though. The scene that showed the group going to the CDC which was surrounded by hundreds of fallen bodies was great. It’s the lone, possible mad scientist that is worrisome. It really seems like lone scientist with questionable motives has been done to death in horror and sci-fi. If he invited them in and then secretly tries to do some nasty experiments on them, it would be pretty weak. Although not surprising given the weak points in the show so far.