Originally Posted by Teren_Kanan
While a lot of what you say is true, my problem with the show IS the storyline. It's not very good. There is a lot of plot induced stupidity, and a lot of the acting (whether the actors fault, or the scripts) is really shoddy ESPECIALLY in season 2. I like Post-apocalyptic and zombie stuff, but there is really nothing significant about this show that we have not seen 100 times in zombie movies.
A clipping from a review about the use of random nobody characters of fodder that I found amusing.
[View Full Quote]It's like this: Have you ever come home after a hard day at work, and the first thing you do is to gather up everything you could possibly need -- phone, laptop, remote, beer, Hot Pockets, Kleenex, bail cash -- and put it all by the couch, just so you won't have to get up for the next few hours? Well, that's what the writers of The Walking Dead did, right at the start of both seasons. They carefully collected and arranged their Red Shirts within easy reach, so that they could lazily punctuate a scene with a meaningless death whenever they needed it. Have to build some tension in a hurry? Throw a handful of nameless campsite folks to the zombie hordes. Just realized the fishing episode was mind-numbingly boring? Hurl one of the racist caricatures to the undead. Not sure how to write a compelling chase scene? Start whipping Hershel's anonymous family members at the undead like batteries at a riot cop.
The show is full of incredibly lazy writing. It makes it hard to watch.
You make some good points, but keep in mind the person watching this show isn't likely someone who's a fan of "Masterpiece Theater."
And really the writing for many shows isn't exactly "deep".
For example watch "Two and a Half Men"ľAnd this is what you get...
"Joke about getting laid"
"Joke about taking a whizz"