Yeah, there's no way I'd have stuck with this if it aired during the regular TV season. But summer is slim pickings, so the bar as a lot lower.I'm going to give it a try again, but it's not even close to the quality of TWD. Just something to fill time waiting for TWD to return.
Yeah, there's no way I'd have stuck with this if it aired during the regular TV season. But summer is slim pickings, so the bar as a lot lower.
Generally speaking, this two-hour premiere was a lot better than the past seasons have been. The hotel scenes with Strand were still drawn out and laborious, but thankfully that storyline is behind us.
Alicia continues to be the only character I really have any investment in. Nick basically exists to make the worst possible decision, every time.
I wasn't a huge fan of the character, but:
It kind of sucks that they killed off Travis just when he'd finally gotten to a place where he was doing what's needed to survive. But he was triple-fucked, as 1) a person of color; 2) the show's moral compass; and 3) the spouse of the series lead.
I had to pay attention, It was hard to surf and watch. Needed to rewind a couple of times to read the CC.
I have to give it up to AMC for running an hour of TV that was 95% in a foreign language.
I came into this season ready to drop the show, but the last three or four episodes really clicked into place. Walker is a great antagonist, because he's a better person than many of our protagonists. With Madison, the show is finally giving Kim Dickens material worthy of her talents. She's Machiavellian.
I think it's a situation like on the original series where everyone is pretty lousy (he had Ofelia use anthrax on people with no real idea who would end up being exposed). They always say how if the original series had always featured Negan, Rick and company would look like the bad guys but Negan's group did some terrible stuff. I think the same basic idea is true here.Walker is a great antagonist, because he's a better person than many of our protagonists.
As someone who's not all that into the original, I can't even fathom that thought.So much better than the original show.