I like heads!
Well still a bit behind on this site but this week I will be caught up. Watched Episode 3 a couple days ago but just wasn’t near a computer to post this. They have introduced the governor and he is a white guy not Hispanic like the comic. All in all it seems pretty well done but a few things didn’t make sense to me.
In the comic the governor finds the guys in the crashed helicopter as well and gets rid of them but he never finds the solders on the road. In fact, in the comic the guys from the helicopter came from a city sort of far away. In the episode the governor and his men surround and kill the group of soldiers that are left. Which I guess makes sense, in one way but maybe not in another. This kind of brings up something I thought about in the last episode when Rick locks that one inmate in with walkers, even though he didn’t really do anything to them. Isn’t man power worth a lot in this world? It seems like assimilating the soldiers into Woodbury would make more sense then killing them and taking their stuff. Although it is always possible they would challenge the status quo.
Anyways Michonne is kind of disappointing so far. She is kind of surly but other then that there hasn’t been much to her. There is also the reappearance of Merle, Daryl’s brother or half brother.
Probably the biggest change from the comic which disappointed me was the Governer’s wall of heads. In the comic he kept his zombie daughter bound up in the spare room with her teeth removed. He would try to hold and kiss her, which was pretty gross and disturbing. In the television show he has his gallery of heads, which means what? He is a serial killer? Why would he keep the heads alive to look at him?
Don’t make good decisions
A bit behind getting this up on the road. Anyways watched episode two last night. It was ok kind of feels a little rushed or something. Like they are packing too much in too fast.
I kind of feel like they are going overboard with the action this season. Don’t get me wrong I like action and all but it seems less intense when there is a lot of it.
There are some little differences from the comic. For one, Dale is the one who gets his leg removed in the comic and I think it happened later on. There were inmates in the prison but the one Rick had a problem with was black and not Spanish although the result in the end was the same. There was a big biker that joined them in the comic. Curious to see how these new prison characters work out.
Looking forward to next week, want to see Michonne in action more.
What do you think of the season so far?
Well just got to watch the season premiere of the The Walking dead and personally thought it was pretty good.
They made some little changes from the comic. There was no time fast forward in the comic, they pretty much went right from the farm to the prison. Also Andrea never got separated from the group. Michonne showed up at the prison and saved one of Herschel’s family members from some walkers. She had the two zombies in chains in the comic as well. Herschel did not get his leg bit in the comic. Dale did and he survived with the cut off leg.
Overall the show seemed pretty good, some of the physics of the violence seemed a little off. Knives and sticks seemed to penetrate the zombies heads almost too easily. In the show zombies appeared with body armor on and guess ruined it. In the comic they used the armor for awhile but then sort of forgot about it. Which didn’t really make sense.
Overall I thought the show continues to be pretty good.
Watch the latest episode and it was OK but again it did not really grab me. The plot with whether or not to kill Randall has been going on for awhile now, and I don’t really care anymore. Dale ran around whining etc.
Someone needs to smack the shit of Carl. First he mouths of to Carol, the he steals a gun from Squirrel man, he loses the gun and warns no one about the zombie. Then he follows the guys into the execution and screws that up. Seriously does anyone keep an eye on him.
Then Dale finds the cow with its guts torn out. See I kind of thought this end was pretty whack. How is that scrawny zombie going to kill a cow. Cows are huge and they can mess you up if you mess with them. How would the zombie kill it? Bite it? One bite and the cow is going to leave, its not going to stand there while someone hurts it.
The the way the zombie killed Dale was pretty whack as well. Can you stick your hand into to your stomach? How strong do you have to be to stick your hand into a person’s abdomen? How sharp does your hand have to be? I don’t think it is possible. I mean its already been established that the zombies are not as strong as living people and also slower. So what was it a super zombie that can just disembowel people with its hand?
Well after last week’s good episode this week’s kind of sucked. The preview of what was coming at the beginning of the episode kind of sucked in my opinion. What is up with cutting your hand to get a little blood. Do you know what a pain in the ass a cut like that is. I mean it’s going to take weeks to heal and that’s if it doesn’t get infected. It can be a serious impediment. Anyone reading this who works with their hands knows what I mean.
Anyways the zombie action seemed kind of stale. I felt no stress for the characters. Last week’s episode with the shoot out in the bar and approaching zombies was tense at the same level as a good movie. This fight at the public works just really didn’t grab me. Why are Shane and Rick carrying only one gun and knife each? The new young guy seems OK, so far. You can’t really tell if he is good or bad. Although when he was killing the girl zombie, he seemed like he might have a bad streak in him.
The zombie makeup is not that great, showing the zombies close in sunlight looks kind of weak. They should either step up the makeup of bit , or stick to night scenes without close ups. Obviously this a observation made by some talentless random blogger on the internet, but still. How much scarier did the zombies look last week than this week.
The suicide drama was kind of boring. It tapped that hopeless insanity that the comic captured so well for about 30 seconds when Maggie’s sister was suggesting they kill themselves together. Then the rest of it kind of got old and boring. In the comic there was an actual group suicide of some prominent characters, doesn’t look like we are getting it in the show. Also Maggie’s’ sister was kind of an idiot in the comic, she repeatedly put the group in danger by doing stupid things.
Laurie was true to the comic in this episode, kind of idealistic, not realistic and self centered and self righteous. I like that, none of characters are supposed to be perfect. Some of line’s the women said in this episode were kind of groan worthy though.
Andrea is still no where near as cool as she was in the comic.
Well the Walking Dead keeps getting better and better. Not only did we get a zombie tearing his face off pushing it through glass with teeth snapping kind of like one of the Cenobites from hell raiser, we also got some living people murdering each other action.
There really wasn’t much respite in the action in the this episode. Maybe for a minute when Carol was trying to communicate with squirrel man but it was short and ok.
The story arc has really left the comic book these last two episodes. In the comic they left Hershel’s farm peacefully in search for a new home. In the TV series it looks they may be driven from there.
Not really sure why Andrea is subscribing so much to Shane’s philosophy. It would have been real hard to leave one wounded guy to get eaten, but at the same time he could prove dangerous. I wonder if there will be a big fight for Hershel’s farm?
How long before someone kills Shane? He should really move on from Lori at some point, shouldn’t he? Andrea seems more fun without all the baggage.
Come at me bro
Well the show is finally back on and it is good. That the show blends personal drama almost to the point of boredom and then suddenly snaps out of it, into some bizarre, bloody violent situation is great, in my opinion.
This episode primarily took place around Hershel’s farm in the aftermath of the shooting of the zombies in the barn. There is some debate on how wrong or right Shane was in getting rid of the walkers. Of course Dale is whining like a little bitch as usual, although he is accurate in portraying Shane as dangerous.
It struck me as kind of strange that Laurie would tell everyone where to bury the bodies of the dead. It’s not her farm, her land, and she only knew one of the dead. That just struck me as strange.
In the comic at this point everyone in Rick’s group left the farm along with Maggie, not sure where the show is going , though.
It also seemed stupid that Laurie would go to get Rick and Glen by herself. I mean they just left to go get Herschel, then she leaves right after to go get them. Give it a minute. Plus how many people are just kind of chilling around camp? She couldn’t have taken anyone with her? What was Daryle doing exactly, cutting sticks to throw at squirrels?
The ending was great.