I know I've been hard on The Walking Dead. And I'm going to pile on now. But I am only hard because I was hoping for Breaking Bad quality programming and so wanted a zombie series to do well. I like the genre, in case you haven't guessed. Though, really, I'm not fanatical about it. Honest!
Ok, I've talked about how idiotic the characters actions are. They seem to have a decision tree that searches around for the worst things to do, and then they do that. But you can forgive that a little bit. Making mistakes putting people in peril is good for a dramatic thread. Overcoming such errors makes for a good story. And these people we are following on the show are super discombobulated. The world has been turned upside down and anyone would be a little frantic and prone to stupidity. I can forgive idiocy. Not everyone would have their head screwed on properly like I think I would in that same situation.
No, the problem is, NONE of the characters are likeable. None. I am not rooting for any of these people. If they get eaten? Oh well. The closest to a likable main character is Rick Grimes, the sheriff. Dale, the old RV owner was sympathetic for a while, but lately he has slipped. Glenn, the Asian kid has potential but they haven't been centered on him. Darrel is interesting, and while not entirely sympathetic, being a mean cuss, has potential too. His brother Merle, the one-handed is even less likable, but that actor is very good, and would have been a joy to watch. I don't think he is coming back.
The only likable character, to me, has been Morgan. The guy from the first 2 eps of season one, the one that Rick Grimes broadcasts to on occasion, but never hears back from. Maybe he will come back to the story.
I got sick of the TV show and just went ahead and bought the first 3 graphic novels.
[update: and after watching tonite's episode, I like one of the characters even less than I thought possible.]
The Internet Ice Cream machine is still calming down - Blood pressure not back to normal, and so the ice cream will be late. But since this is the Internet, here's acute kitten eating bacon. Because bacon.
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