Monday, October 12, 2015
The Walking Dead is Back With a Strong Premiere...
The original Walking Dead is finally back...Which means a lot more to me these days because Fear The Walking Dead just didn't satisfy. Here are my thoughts on the season 6 premiere...
1. The Black And White Flash Backs Worked:
They won't be doing this every episode, but it sure worked for this one. One of the problems I've always had with past seasons is that some episodes are damn slow. The alternating time lines kept the pace much more interesting. I think if this episode had been done in it's usual linear fashion, scene's like the one with Judith would have bored me a bit. Also, the fact that some scene's
were black and white brought just the right amount of artsy tension. Definitely a memorable and stylish premier...
2. Eugene Just Isn't Growing On Me:
3. Morgan Makes The Show Better:
4. Other Observations:
A) Carter's Demise-
First he questioned Rick, then he plotted to kill Rick, then he changed his mind, then he died. This is essentially how we will all remember Carter. I get that he was annoying (and personified the lack of readiness Rick was talking about), but there was definitely room for growth there. I say Carter deserved another couple episodes. I say...at least let Rick train this guy and have him die in some sort of battle. Oh well...
B) Carl Barely Appears-
Carl was practically nowhere to be seen during this premiere. In fact I think Ron actually poses a direct threat to Carl's reign as the most annoying kid on this show.
C) Morgan Calls Out Carol-
I'm more and more convinced that Morgan is secretly the spy 'Hawkins' from Jericho. Why?... because he was on to Carol's act after having been in her presence for like a day.
This was a strong return from The Walking Dead. What did you think? and...who in their right mind would honk a horn that loud?