A couple weeks ago, the season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead aired.
Overall, I am very pleased with it. Who am I kidding? This was just awesome! It is the epitome of everything I love about the zombie genre.
First off, it isn’t about the zombies. Frankly, I hate movies or shows where people try to protect the zombies (or love them) or where the undead are just not living but go around talking and stuff. Here, zombies are used the way I feel they are best used, as a setting.
The only real complaint that I have about the show is a similar complaint I seem to have with many movies and TV shows these days: poor communication of time passage. When you sharply cut from one scene to the next, my brain assumes that either these events are happening at the same time, in succession or that one is shortly after the one preceding it. If you have a character say, “I’ll go do this.” and then sharp cut to a scene taking place in the same setting as the previous one and the guy who said he was leaving is still there, my brain assumes he has not left yet. The Walking Dead did this once only it was supposed to be that the guy had gone and come back and a couple of hours had passed.
That issue aside, The Walking Dead on AMC was just fantastic. I look forward to owning this on DVD or Blu-Ray, and to seeing season two next fall. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.