posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:22 AM
Good thing I stumbled upon this thread. I am a big fan of the zombie genre. I have to say this season had some shockers, lull moments, and some decent
zombie attacks. Some memorable attacks would have to be the escape from the zombie horde on the highway, the procurement of medical supplies for Carl
resulting in Otis's death, Shane and Andrea's shoot out at the OK Corral in that abandoned subdivision, the fight scenes between Rick and Shane with
Shane getting corned on that bus, and last but not least the finale looks to be a zombie assault to put all others to shame. Other notable moments
would have to be the deaths of Dale, Shane, and Sophia, and the cameo by Merle. Judging by the preview for the season two finale, it looks like the
days on the farm are finally numbered, and it is about time! The season turned out to be more of a soap opera with zombies peppered in here and there
for good measure. Now I realized character development is essential, human interaction, and other drama infused motifs are the bedrock of this show.
Still, there is such a thing as going over board with it too.
An entire season of BS and boohooing on some old guy's farm? Hordes of zombies are everywhere and packs of marauders are raping and pillaging in the
countryside, but yet the antagonists are hunkered down quite comfortably on Ol' Hershal's farm? I have to say with Frank Darabont leaving before the
start of this season and what appears to be a reduced budget from season one it has hurt the show in terms of quality and scope. Season one had
zombies everywhere, and what they did to Atlanta was downright brilliant. This time around we get a farm, and a whole bunch of back and forth? What is
up with that? Did the writers and directors get lazy?
They have the opportunity to go where Romero never could, and have gained a hell of a lot of new fan's along the way. Yet, this season seemed to have
taken a sharp reversal from season one? I hope it is just a fluke, and things will get better next season? Now don't get me wrong, because this season
was not a total failure. I watched every episode like everyone else. However, there was far too many instances of what I will call dry patches with
people BSing on a farm. To cut a long story short, I hope tonight will spell an end to paradise on Hershal's farm and they get back to what was
accomplished in season one. This is the zombie apocalypse and not "Days of our Lives."
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