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.