I can't believe I typed that. But it is true! I find myself not really caring about TWD...
Of course I will watch it. But the last few episodes of the first half of season three left me with nothing to write about! That makes me sad.
Why? But this is the best season yet... right?
Sure, we have more Michael Bay like action... we also have an easily Michael Bay sort of easily identifiable Good and Bad. We have sides. We have a hero and an anti hero. We have a plot, and a conflict and something to fight against thus creating drama and something to be over come.
We have The Last Samurai! We have Armageddon. We have Independence Day.
All fun to watch movies, but are any of them great?
Season three has turned TWD into a hollywood sort of block bluster show by spelling it all out for us.
I lament the loss of the farm! Season two caught a lot of flack for that stupid and simple setting. But I counter that the farm was the genius of season two!
It left the drama up to the actors. The villains were within. Every one had their demons. There were no heroes! That is what made the farm so good. It left us to wonder, and interpret what the characters were thinking. Now there is no need. Gone are the Lori head games. Shane freak outs. Rick disbelief. (Scratch that... he still has that down.) Dale whining and us rooting for Glen to bang the hottie.
We have this guy...
Fans of the comic might like this dude, but I just don't see it. This picture is it! This is all he brings to the character. They may as well have created a puppet out of clay on a stick that looks like this, and had Jim Henson dance him around the screen. The 'love' scenes between him and Andrea are just awkward Especially when compared to the raw animal passion between her and Shane in the car. He delivers his lines with no variety at all, and his best scenes are when he is not speaking at all, but instead glowering at a bunch of zombie heads in aquariums.
We went from watching Shane descend into madness, in a believable and realistic downward spiral...
To J.J. Abrams "Lost" sort of snippets, slowly leaking the fact that The Governor is crazy.
I find myself just not caring. Especially when a prosthetic zombie head floating in water is just as good at acting out an emotion as this dude. (Maybe this is a nod to the fact that we are all insane... all already dead... all zombies?) Is that grief? or constipation...
It is not all horrible. We have some of the most powerful moments of television ever...
So with sort of eager anticipation, I find myself sorta looking forward to Sunday at 9 EST.
Here is to a better second half!