Before anything else, I’d like to say that there are spoilers in this post. Of course.
I’m not going to say that this show is perfect or that it’s one of the best shows on TV ever. Although I guess it did already make history since it’s really the show that brought the “zombie genre” into the mainstream. Though I guess it has to do with the rise of geek and nerd culture as well, but I don’t want to start talking about how “timely” everything on TV is or how some shows were “ahead of their time”, like Police Squad. Why do I always start my blog entries with disclaimers like these? All I want to do is fangirl about The Walking Dead!
I don’t know why The Governor was such a big thing. I guess he was a big character in the graphic novels and David Morrissey is a great actor, but I didn’t really like him and what he brought to this show. Or, it was nice and exciting in Season 3, but I was totally bored with the 2 episodes in this season that they dedicated to him. I just kept waiting for Rick and the others to show up and when they didn’t I was really disappointed. Although I guess all that boredom was necessary for it to be relevant when he came to the prison in the mid-season finale and killed Hershel. Though any circumstance that ended up with Hershel being dead would’ve been a big deal to me. I really liked him and his somewhat pacifist nature.
Anyway, I’m glad The Governor was over and done with mid-season and the 2nd half was able to tackle another story. Or I guess I should say several other stories, since each episode dealt with a small group of characters, only 2 or 3 of the main cast at a time. I liked these episodes and I like that they did this to show the characters’ individual strengths. So when Rick says what he says at the end, you kind of feel the weight.
He says that the new bad guys are going to feel stupid once they find out that they’re messing with the wrong group. And it was amazing. It gave me goosebumps. Sure, it was totally dramatic and such a scriptwriter line that you wonder if Rick Grimes the character and not just Andrew Lincoln the actor was talking to a camera because it was that kind of cheesy, but I think it was a great line and it totally worked for me.
I’m saying it worked for me because now I know I’m going to get impatient waiting for season 5. But one of the best things about The Walking Dead is that when its season ends, a new season of Game of Thrones begins! 😀 So. I’ll probably be fangirling about that next week!
In other news: I went to my elementary & high school alma mater today with my friend M. She’s looking for a school for her sister who’s just about to enter high school. Sort of. I saw my old teacher who was also my adviser when I worked at the school paper and she remembered me and she was still as sweet as ever. I suppose it would be more productive (despite that this is a personal blog that I’m not making any money out of) if I wrote about nostalgia and going back to school and graduations (given that it’s graduation season) and all that, but gosh. The Walking Dead is more interesting to me at the moment. My my how my priorities have changed. 😛 I wonder what my teacher will think.