I shot the Sherif, But I didn't shoot the Deputy. Fortunately, because if you did it, there wouldn't be anyone left alive to tell you anything about this story seen a hundred times before. === Un adjoint du shérif de base (foot, boobs & booze) à zombie-land. Quoi de neuf Doc ? Je ne sais pas ... vous me direz.
First few seasons were gripping, exciting, and a refreshingly human story in the swamp that is "zombie content". There's a lull in the middle where the action, melodrama, and survival just becomes too repetitive (though not unwatchable). Season 7 had some surprisingly well executed episodes as they chose to follow single characters (such as Darryl incarcerated). It may get better again soon.
Seasons 1-3: Of two minds. Yes, it's repetitive and often meanders, but this is a simple story about survival. It isn't trying to build to anything, and at times, the resulting aimlessness is refreshing. It also has a wealth of well-rendered, incredible characters, which makes all the difference for me. Any series that can move me to tears over the death of a character I started out hating is doing something right.
“Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster” (Nietzsche) That's the core of zombie renaissance. Post 9/11 relativization of good and evil. Anxiety about us and the others. So fucking pleasant to see capitalist societies and brain-dead consumers rotting in hell
The first two seasons are the best, (1 for suspense, 2 for melodrama), but everything after that is not particularly entertaining. Really good job on the make-up though, the make-up department never ceases to impress.
So good...at first. The early seasons were quite something but never has the decline of a show left such a bad taste in my mouth. The fact that TWD can't die is a little too meta. Once I freed myself, I never looked back, and if I do, I deserve to be turned into a pillar of salt. If you hate yourself that much, keep watching past season 3.
there are just some moments of this show that are absolutely mesmerising, but the majority of the show.. isn't... and i eventually gave up on the repetitive storylines and annoying writing/characters. it'll always have a place in my heart though.