Tuesday, November 29, 2011
1644 - The Walking Dead: season 2 part 1
The pacing of this season has been pretty damn slow, and I know it's frustrated most reviewers of the show as well. For me it's mostly frustrating because I know how much damn good stuff there is in the comic that they can go to when they want. Although I suppose there is a question of budget... There is a particularly strong arc at one point involving a character called The Governor, which could probably last two or three seasons in and of itself. And based on how this series is at this point I think they might even be willing to "go there".
I won't go into detail as other reviews have - but I will say that if the beginning of this season frustrated you and you abandoned the show because of it, do yourself a favour and at least watch the mid-season finale (episode seven). It is a pretty great episode all the way through (and the opening will catch you up) but it's also got a final scene that very well may be one of the best scenes in television history. It's really a solid solid piece from all angles - writing, directing, performance, and it damn sure makes you excited to see what they'll do when they come back in February.
It's not a great show, but it could be...