Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thoughts On: The Walking Dead Premiere... Didn't They Cancel Lost?

           Well, its finally back, The Walking Dead season 5 B. How did it go? Well I've said it time and again, this show is a slow burner. This episode spent half its time self reflecting rather than...well not self reflecting. Plus it seems like The Walking Dead found out Better Call Saul was going to have a good cameo, so they beat them to it. However, when a somewhat meaningless cameo appearance by the Governor is one of the highlights of your episode...that can't be good...here are my thoughts...
There were many cameos on this episode...

Tyreese' Demise:
Tyreese practically got his own episode of Lost (I half expected Jacob and Jack's dad to show up). I have absolutely nothing against him, but he isn't really important enough of a character to warrant spending an entire episode on his death (and a bunch of people he met). A lot of his history came up but...
1. I didn't even care about his conflict with Carol when that happened...and
2. I don't even remember his specific interactions with the Governor being so meaningful that he would hallucinate about them when facing death...
All things considered, he got a pretty good send off. I can't imagine what the show will do for Rick or Daryl if and when they go out...

Still Talking Morality:
This episode devoted a considerable amount of time to discussing the morality of the Beth/ Dawn
killings which seemed out of place. Considering our heroes have survived nearly 5 seasons of the apocalypse, aren't these conversations that should have happened some time in season 2? I don't recall there being any in depth morality discussions after Rick killed that prison inmate with a machete, or shot those guys in that bar (season 2)...

You know I really thought they were gona pull a Hershel and save him...
What the Heck Was Up With Those Chopped Bodies?:
Well that got my attention. Im hoping that gruesome find is foreshadowing more than just how awful humanity has become.

Noah is Annoying:
Any character who has survived until the 5th season of this show can't expect that a gated community would still be standing. This same character can't expect to simply run around their old neighborhood without risking their safety... Didn't Noah see the first episode? Or 28 Days Later?

Apocalypse News:
Looks like I'll be taking my news from the BBC because apparently they will survive the end of the world...

          Looks like DC is back on the menu, which is kind of annoying now because that means this detour of an episode was exactly that... by the way, is Morgan here yet?