OOHH, I am soooooooo happy The Walking Dead has returned! Two episodes in, I think this season is living up to last – advancing the storyline and taking the characters to new places, which is what I had hoped for. This is coming from a person who knows nothing about the comic (graphic novel?) on which this is based, other than the fact that it exists.
I am interested to find out more about this family/group who lives in the farmhouse, how they’ve managed to stay safe, and apparently have supplies, like orange juice. It made me feel hopeful, that there are some places on the planet where you can be clean and have antibiotics if you need them. I loved the scene where the vet was explaining why surgery is so difficult in a house; how you need the respirator to be put out but if you’re not put out and are writhing around, the operation is impossible. We take so much for granted, don’t we?!
I think the cast is doing an awesome job. Some random message boards I frequent like to hate on the show (most of these angry watchers are devotees of the comic), saying it has strayed too far from the source or the writing is cheesy. I don’t know if my standards are shot, but I don’t find the show cheesy really at all. It’s not perfect, but it sure as hell brings the thrills/scares every week (this show scares the shit out of me regularly, whereas the new American Horror Story – advertised as “terrifying” – really kind of doesn’t). The scene in episode 1 where everybody is laying underneath the cars as the zombie herd passes by had me on the edge of my seat, holding my breath right along with ’em. The end of episode 2, with Otis and Shane trapped in that entryway as the zombies are right up in their face, was insanity.
I love Norman Reedus and Sheriff Rick. I’m really interested to see if Carl lives or dies. I want to know if they’ll find Sophia. I want to know if Andrea will gather up the balls to just kill herself already. And I want the group to find other survivors, and see if somewhere, somebody is coming up with a cure. As Hershel says, “Mankind’s been fightin’ plagues since the beginning.”
I think this show roxxx and season 1 is on Netflix instant watch, and is only 6 episodes, (roughly 4.5 hrs of your life) so if you aren’t watching it, quit being stupid! Or zombies will come eat your face off!! 😉