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10.15.2013

THE WALKING DEAD continues to break ratings records every season despite some flagging issues in the writing department. As a huge fan of the show and the source comic, I am still loving the AMC series even though I still share some reservations about the direction it is headed. Sixteen million others must be liking it as well, so something is going right on the zombie drama.

The latest Honest Trailer is much less forgiving than the one they did for BREAKING BAD, pointing out all of the shortcomings on THE WALKING DEAD, many of which you may not have noticed until they are put together in a clip package like this. I honestly didn't realize that Jon Bernthal was rubbing his head that often.

With a rumored second, separate series based on THE WALKING DEAD coming soon, don't expect them to fix what isn't broken. But, we can still point and laugh to our heart's content.

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9:10AM on 10/16/2013
The problem Walking Dead has is shock value. The rewatch factor is minimal because of it. The writing isn't strong enough to withstand time. It's a thrill ride and there is nothing wrong with that. The show has dropped off in storyline with the overall lackluster season 3. It's a powerful show, but it doesn't have a ton of endurance
The problem Walking Dead has is shock value. The rewatch factor is minimal because of it. The writing isn't strong enough to withstand time. It's a thrill ride and there is nothing wrong with that. The show has dropped off in storyline with the overall lackluster season 3. It's a powerful show, but it doesn't have a ton of endurance
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5:55PM on 10/15/2013

That was great

Honestly, the writing on this show has been terrible for a while now. Season One definitely is the best one so far, by a mile. The show has so many things set up for it to be a raging success, but the terrible writing brings it down. They have no idea what a child thinks, talks about, or how one acts. They have no concept of how wonderfully complicated a villain can be. Instead, they show someone start out as a superficially nice guy and suddenly snap, for no reason, into an incoherent madman.
Honestly, the writing on this show has been terrible for a while now. Season One definitely is the best one so far, by a mile. The show has so many things set up for it to be a raging success, but the terrible writing brings it down. They have no idea what a child thinks, talks about, or how one acts. They have no concept of how wonderfully complicated a villain can be. Instead, they show someone start out as a superficially nice guy and suddenly snap, for no reason, into an incoherent madman. Characters make ridiculous decisions all the time in order to further the plot. But in spite of all that, I keep coming back to the show. The zombie makeup is outstanding, and when they do an episode right...boy, they get it right. Having said that, the Season 4 premiere was great. Hopefully it's a sign of good things to come. It definitely helped wash the taste of a terrible finale out of my mouth.
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10:03PM on 10/15/2013
Season 1 had 6 episodes. They had to have something to say to establish the show and were forced to remove all the filler that has polluted most of the episodes since season 2. When I read that season 4 has 16 episodes like season 3, it was a red flag. They don't need that many. Most of anything interesting that has to happen happens before a season goes on hiatus, or they have to convince the audience that the show is still worth watching (ex: beginning of season 3).

The Governor didn't
Season 1 had 6 episodes. They had to have something to say to establish the show and were forced to remove all the filler that has polluted most of the episodes since season 2. When I read that season 4 has 16 episodes like season 3, it was a red flag. They don't need that many. Most of anything interesting that has to happen happens before a season goes on hiatus, or they have to convince the audience that the show is still worth watching (ex: beginning of season 3).

The Governor didn't suddenly snap for no reason. His daughter was killed, he was stabbed in the eye, he gunned down those National Guard guys (I think), had zombie and human heads in the tanks, etc. The problem was that they hinted he was insane without actually following through in a consistent way (like with the gun below the table but he never uses it). ???

Lastly, the season 4 premiere was crap. Same thing we've all seen before. The characters are supposedly smarter now so they have to drop the zombies from the ceiling. I say supposedly because Rick walked with that woman like a f****** idiot. She could have led him into a trap. Is Rick stupid now?

Talking Dead needs to explore how they could have made each episode better, not waste time talking about how nothing happened.
3:02PM on 10/16/2013
I agree, Season 1 worked so well because they only had a few episodes to tell their story. The filler episodes definitely brought down the quality of the last few seasons.

With the governor, it's the inconsistent writing of his character that gets me. A + B doesn't equal C with him. That doesn't mean he's complicated, that means the writers are desperately trying to make us think he is.

I didn't see much wrong with he Season 4 premiere though. Yeah, the zombies falling from the ceiling
I agree, Season 1 worked so well because they only had a few episodes to tell their story. The filler episodes definitely brought down the quality of the last few seasons.

With the governor, it's the inconsistent writing of his character that gets me. A + B doesn't equal C with him. That doesn't mean he's complicated, that means the writers are desperately trying to make us think he is.

I didn't see much wrong with he Season 4 premiere though. Yeah, the zombies falling from the ceiling part was pretty weak, but besides that? I think it was established that Rick figured out she was either not telling the whole truth or leading him into a trap, hence why he didn't just invite her to the prison right then and there. He wanted to make 100% sure that she was being honest. It's great juxtaposition when you compare him helping her out to that episode in Season 3, where at the beginning of the episode (I think it as "Clear") they find a lone hitchhiker begging for help, drive past and ignore him, then at the end of the episode, they find his mangled corpse and simply take his backpack. Rick is finding his humanity again, which was the whole point of that storyline in the premiere.
5:04PM on 10/15/2013

The Show Went Downhill After The First Episode

The first episode of The Walking Dead was utterly Fantastic, and had many touches by Darabont that the season sorely lacks now. The forced emotional Drama is more akin to an episode of 7th Heaven but with zombies.
The first episode of The Walking Dead was utterly Fantastic, and had many touches by Darabont that the season sorely lacks now. The forced emotional Drama is more akin to an episode of 7th Heaven but with zombies.
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4:56PM on 10/15/2013
i did enjoy this i havent started watching the new season after last season i have no real interest in the show anymore
i did enjoy this i havent started watching the new season after last season i have no real interest in the show anymore
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3:35PM on 10/15/2013
the line "...a show inconsistent, you have to keep talking yourself into watching" is EXACTLY what I was thinking the entire time I watched the show. It's not well written, which is why I no longer watch.

commentator's note: the first season was great.
the line "...a show inconsistent, you have to keep talking yourself into watching" is EXACTLY what I was thinking the entire time I watched the show. It's not well written, which is why I no longer watch.

commentator's note: the first season was great.
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9:46PM on 10/15/2013
I completely agreed when season 3 was coming to an end. Now I watch because there's nothing else on except maybe Eastbound & Down season 4. It sucks. Most of TV.
I completely agreed when season 3 was coming to an end. Now I watch because there's nothing else on except maybe Eastbound & Down season 4. It sucks. Most of TV.
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3:32PM on 10/15/2013
Really funny, but I personally hate the Andrea character much MUCH more!!!
Really funny, but I personally hate the Andrea character much MUCH more!!!
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2:59PM on 10/15/2013
This was funny. Despite the flaws and sometimes inconsistencies, it's still one of the best shows on television. The first episode of Season Four was great, other than Rick's boring, non vital storyline.
This was funny. Despite the flaws and sometimes inconsistencies, it's still one of the best shows on television. The first episode of Season Four was great, other than Rick's boring, non vital storyline.
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5:59PM on 10/15/2013
I usually agree with you on a lot of things, but not here. Rick's storyline was great. It pretty accurately shows how hopeless humans would actually react after being on their own in a zombie apocalypse for that length of time. But beyond that, it was crucial for Rick to experience yet another situation that he can't actually fix. The crazy woman he found was a strong parallel for what HE could've become, had he let Lori's death affect him any more than it did. It was pretty good stuff, I'm
I usually agree with you on a lot of things, but not here. Rick's storyline was great. It pretty accurately shows how hopeless humans would actually react after being on their own in a zombie apocalypse for that length of time. But beyond that, it was crucial for Rick to experience yet another situation that he can't actually fix. The crazy woman he found was a strong parallel for what HE could've become, had he let Lori's death affect him any more than it did. It was pretty good stuff, I'm genuinely sorry you found it boring and unnecessary.
6:37PM on 10/15/2013
I concur, friend. Good stuff.
I concur, friend. Good stuff.
8:17PM on 10/15/2013
SauronsBane, you have a good point. I never thought of it like that.
SauronsBane, you have a good point. I never thought of it like that.
9:44PM on 10/15/2013
I only watch it because I no longer have Showtime and can't watch Homeland. The first episode wasn't good. It was boring. I thought Rick would be lead into a cannibal-infested trap, but no, something completely boring happened. I dislike the show, and the worst part is that almost everything else is worse.
I only watch it because I no longer have Showtime and can't watch Homeland. The first episode wasn't good. It was boring. I thought Rick would be lead into a cannibal-infested trap, but no, something completely boring happened. I dislike the show, and the worst part is that almost everything else is worse.
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