Originally Posted by LoGik
That was the last episode that aired. The second half of the season doesn't return until February.
I thought The Walking Dead's pilot was fantastic, but it's honestly been a series of peaks and valleys ever since. The show certainly has the potential to be a uniformly good show, but I don't think it's quite there yet. It flirts with greatness from time to time, but it unfortunately often gets too dragged down with an excruciatingly plodding pace, poorly drawn characters, and really stupid writing decisions. I'm not sure if all the enthusiasm just comes from everyone's love of zombie media or their excitement at finally having some solid genre fare on the flicker-box to...err...sink their teeth into, but I can't help but think- and this isn't specifically directed at anyone here- that people who herald it as the greatest show on television either A.
aren't being completely objective or B.
just need to watch better shows.
Let it be said: I'm really pulling for the series, though. I thought the second season's departure of showrunner Frank Darabont (as well as the incredibly slashed budget) would be the death-knell for the show, but I was pleasantly surprised by how the show seemed to actually improve somewhat this go round. I sincerely hope the show finds its footing, as I think they've assembled a strong cast (Andrew Lincoln's wonky accent aside) and the source material is definitely there to lay the ground-work for some compelling television to be built around. With any luck, they'll get the fuck off that farm when they return in February and get a bit more momentum going than a Walker shuffling downhill.
Also, more Daryl Dixon, please, and less T-Dog, like, stat.