Friday, 25 October 2013

Infected

Daryl saves the little fat kid

THE WALKING DEAD 's second episode aired tonight and the writers have introduced  a killer swine flu element in the post apocalyptic world. Characters have been developed, fleshed out and changed, new characters added and within the narrative there seem to feature a " new way of seeing the world" which kind of fits a life 2 years after " everything went bad" , so to speak.....where the new community in the prison are rewriting what's normal and what's not.
The formally mousey Carol ( Melissa Mcbride) is now  a strong warrior matriarch that wants to teach kids to kill if they need to....Michonne ( who has developed into some Captain Ahab-esque character) is shown to have a past that hints at the loss of a child and Daryl is now a much respected member of the prison community council , a position of standing and respectability he never had in his previous redneck existence 
I am interested to see where the writers take this zombie disaster movie....it's still as exciting as it has always been, it still has the ability to wrong foot it's audience and it still features some fascinating and compelling characters but I do hope it's not reduced to a pure " whose gonna die next" kind of video game.....
The fab Melissa McBride as carol



11 comments:

  1. Isn't it great. We are always one ahead of you and it kills me to want to come over here and post about it after it airs. Do you by chance get the talk show that airs after it, called "The Talking Dead"? It's an hour long talk show format, and the guests are either 'famous' fans of the show (athletes, singers, actors, ext) and then someone from the show, a writer, producer, or even one of the actors from the show. They spend an hour talking about the episode that just aired. If you don't get it and can pick it up online, DEFINITELY worth it. They give all sorts of glimpses into where things are headed etc.

    Love the new Carol....she's doing what she should. Also like how the kids growing up in this new world are seeing things differently.

    Side note, when Rick burned his shirt, shouldn't he have burned ALL his clothing? Just sayin... :-)

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    1. Talking Dead is a lot of fun - I love the tribute to the dead every week. Hilarious! Yeah, it kills me too that we can't talk to John about it until almost a week later. Oh well... Sunday is coming up fast! Can't wait.

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    2. And by burning all his clothes, of course I meant, you know, it would have been a nice, um, "gift" for the fans. ;-)

      Cathy, I love the "In Memoriam" segment too. It's funny, love the comments the show on screen.

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    3. It seemed to me that it was kinda late to be burning his clothes. If they were contaminated, he was already infected.
      When he took off the shirt, he hesitated and I thought that it was probably because it was his last link to his past life as a sheriff.

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  2. I loved Rik when he was in This Life. phoar lol

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    1. Loved "This Life". He was Egg, as I recall. Hasn't he grown up since then! Definitely phoar!

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  3. I don't watch the show. I have nothing to add. And yet here I am.

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  4. Is the child on the left in the last photo a Zombie ?
    she looks well on the way !

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  5. sorry I meant the one on the right !

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  6. Was Carol Keiffer Sutherland's wife in '24', I've seen her before - though haven't seen this prog yet as the sound of it spooks me to death (no pun intended!).Have a great weekend.x

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  7. Tonight. Best episode this season so far for Walking Dead

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