The Walking Dead has been so spectacularly shit this season, that I almost don't know where to start. To be fair, after the first couple of episodes of the first series, it began to look a little shaky, but this season has just meandered in circles like a confused zombie locked in that bloody hayloft.
The blame has to lie in the characters, who are all resolutely duff. So duff, we had a competition to try and remember one person's name in it except Rick two episodes ago, and could not. We're still calling the Asian dude Eric. I didn't even know what Rick's wife was called. I still can't name his partner. This is totally unnaceptable after a series and a half. And why don't we know what the characters are called? because we don't give a shit about any of them. Did you really care when redneck dude got shot? No, he has no redeeming features. Do you care about that missing child (will she ever fucking turn up, she's been missing longer than Madeleine McCann). Worse was the saga of Rick's kid getting shot - I don't care! Honestly, I felt like I was giving the little bastard blood myself for all the entertainment he sucked out of the show. I hate the blonde woman with the dead sister beyond words. I hate the old interfering dude more. I quite like Rick's partner but only recently since he did over that fat bloke.
I feel like there's been about three zombies in this whole series. You're literally just sitting there waiting for the zombies and they never come. I'm praying for someone to get their head ripped off. Anyone.
Everyone who lives on that farm is a cunt, especially Dr. Sanctimonious. I'm praying Rick is going to take him out at some point, but by the time it happens, I won't care anymore, because it will probably be season 18. The storylines move so slow, and there's tons of interminable chat where nothing happens, or they practice shooting their guns (shouldn't they be saving ammo?) and you find out nothing new about anyone, nothing to make you care about them, but just pray for them to get killed. Kill them all! The token black guy who cut himself so ridiculously unrealistically on a car (wouldn't he have pulled away?) The shaven headed abused woman. Rick's skinny, annoying wife. Anyone! Just someone die, please.
Annoyingly, there are some little kernels of interesting storylines like the affair, and that black English guy who was in the 1st episode of Season 1. When will he come back? I actually liked him. I kept expecting the guy who has his hand off to turn up but he never did (except in a rubbishy flashback). It feels like they've forgotten to write half the storylines. It's like Lost, which I gave up on a lot sooner.
I was shocked when something actually happened with the affair storyline last week, but it just felt like too little, too late. I don't see how they can pull this series back now. My boyfriend is threatening not to watch it anymore. I think I'm only still watching it cos there's nothing on at the moment (hence why my blog is quiet, but it will pick up, I promise).
The worst episode was when that stupid thing was stuck down the well. That was the ONLY zombie in that episode. There was one funny line in that one, but on the whole, the show is entirely humourless. I don't CARE about anyone! I want to care. Please make me care.
They had a flashback to helicopters going over and the city getting bombed at one point last episode and I thought 'THAT'S the show I want to watch' not a bunch of arseholes in tents moaning about the environment. *insert St Paul's joke here*
Also, why do they keep going back to that chemist with a shopping list? Just take a fucking binbag and clear it out, you idiots. You'll have all the cod liver oil you'll ever need and you won't risk getting your arm ripped off.
And take that fucking Sheriff hat off, Rick, you look like a douche. What sort of person wears their work uniform AFTER the apocalypse? It's INSANE. Ace accent, though. In fact, you're the only good thing in it.