Post by Ms Harriet Vane on Nov 4, 2011 21:45:18 GMT -5
I've only just caught up with the US for Walking Dead. I only watched the first half of S1 and let my husband fill me in on the rest, because it was starting to feel a bit too similar to the UK show Survivors.
But I've enjoyed the second season so far. It's not a subtle show, but Daryl, Andrea and Glenn are fun characters and I like the moral ambiguity of Shane.
Anyone else following it this season?
How fleeting are all human passions compared to the massive continuity of ducks.
Post by shakespeherian on Nov 5, 2011 13:49:33 GMT -5
We're keeping up with it, and while I do feel that at least some of that is feeling a weird sort of obligation to the one zombie teevee show in existence, I think the second season shows some signs of correction for many of the errors of the first season (I had a pretty hard time figuring out who all the characters were for the whole first season because they were constantly in crisis and in large groups). The show still has a lot of problems-- I don't feel like I know anything about any of the female characters, for example-- but since it's only had a handful of episodes so far I'm remaining skeptically optimistic. It still has time to figure itself out.
The thing that has worked so far this season, I think, is that the main conflict has arisen from the circumstances of the premise but isn't the premise itself directly: If the show is going to have interesting arcs and any sort of longevity, I think the zombies need to be a characteristic of the universe rather than the direct source of plot, otherwise I can't see it being anything but a CSI-type procedural where the characters wander aimlessly through Georgia and fight zombies every episode.