Well we’ve only got 2 more episodes of this seasons TWD left (unless you live over here in the U.K. then you’ve still got three) and it truly has been a show of two halves. The first half pretty slow, and at times quite boring. The second half more interesting with some actual action, and tension.
Now to ask a question why was the first half of season 2 lacking? Let’s see can anyone remember any memorable moments, I can name three.
1: Shane leaving Otis as a zombie roadblock.
2: Watching Shane ever so slowly losing the plot.
3: Shane dealing with the barn full of walkers.
And that’s about it.
Many of you will no doubt rattle on about the character development. To that I say 24. There wasn’t tons of character development in that, but that still managed 8 seasons! And more than likely a film too. All anyone ever talked about on the internet was Shane this, and Shane that, not about character development. In fact if it wasn’t for Shane there wouldn’t have been much point watching the first half of season two.
Look at the first episode of season one, then the first episode of season two and tell me which was better. It’s not much of a contest is it.
But letâ€™s face it since Frank Darabont had his difference of opinion with AMC, and left. They’ve been playing catch up. If you’ve managed to see what he wanted to do with the first episode of season two. You realize just how much better it should have been.
Now letâ€™s look at some of the characters.
1: T-dog. He seems to have been turned into nothing more than the token black man. At times you see so little of him you think you’ve missed an episode were they’ve killed him off!
2: Lori Grimes. Now I’m not sure but I don’t think we’re MEANT to hate her, but fuck me if the makers of the show aren’t trying their best to make us hate her. Remember the Lori way of thinking. Men do the killing, protecting, and hunting. While the Women do the cooking, cleaning, and washing. Where the fuck is Olive Oyl’s head? In the 1950′s!
How about some more fallout from the Frank Darabont thing. Dale’s characters wasn’t meant to be killed off, but after Frank Darabont left, Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) wanted out too. And with even more speculation about Jon Bernthal (Shane) being killed off in the last episode of season two for similar reasons, you’ve got to ask where the hell is this headed.
The second half of season two gives us hope. Character development, along with some actual action.
So let’s hope AMC learns from their mistakes, and makes season three more like the second half of season two. Because if they make it like the first half…. God help them.
I’ll be back! >Arnie<