The Walking Dead Marathon 12-31-2011
12:19 PM CST – I am SO enjoying watching the series again from the beginning. I forgot about all the Grimes gang members that we’ve lost, or how soon Merle was introduced. The grit, the terror, the desperation; it is palpable and totally awesome. It’s also really funny to see how paranoid they were about not getting any zombie guts or blood on their skin, and in the 2nd season, they just kill them up close and personal-like, blood spatters and all.
I meant for this to be a tweet, but Twitter’s down [insert eye roll] so, blog post it is.
When I see the show from the start, I truly wish that Jacqui had survived. I liked Amy too, but I can’t see any function that she provided other than ‘Andrea’s little sister.’ Jacqui on the other hand was the pragmatic, bottom lined, cut through the bullshit voice, and it would’ve been a joy to see how she’d react to Hershel’s farm and the hunt for Sophia. I’m glad Carol’s abusive husband Ed is gone, and I can’t really see what Jim brought to the group other than just being another slightly loose cannon. Oh and, #HonestyHour, I’m not really a fan of Glenn. Never have been. He just freaking annoys me. And “T-Dog”….gawd how ah HATE his walking stereotype persona…he’s just been a clumsy danger-prone Daphne from the beginning, hasn’t he?
12:37 pm CST – Shane and Lori and Carl….they looked really happy. Lori never looked as happy with Rick. And again, Jim…useless.
12:50 pm CST – Oh dayum, I forgot that Rick and Lori boned with Carl asleep in the tent and Shane watching. That’s just some freaky shit right there. Bwhahahahahha
1:03 pm CST – I forgot they used to call them “geeks.” That’s kinda funny. Hard to remember that I really didn’t like Daryl when he was first introduced, because he’s one of my all time favorite characters now. You can also see the wonderful built-in Superman/Batman conflict dynamic between Rick and Shane from the beginning. Rick’s foolish and naive altruism vs. Shane’s practical, selfish, do-what-needs-to-be-done approach…it. is. awesome.
2:07 pm CST – That’s the most balls I remember Rick showing, when he was in that standoff with Guillermo. I thought for SURE there was gonna be a firefight. Was looking forward to it, actually. Then the episode totally crapped out & went in another direction….and then. The zombie raid on the camp. Just holy damn.
2:22 pm CST – Okay, just caught the inference of Ed molesting Sophia, or at least wanting to. Ugh. What a loser. He deserved to be zombie Mcnuggets, but Amy didn’t. Dammit. “I remember now….why I dug the holes.”
3:04 pm CST – I think that the CDC episodes are my least favorite ones in the series.
4:32 pm CST – WOW. I forgot that Rick kicked Shane’s ass in the CDC. Rick sure had balls in the 1st season, I’m sorry that he lost them in season two. And again. Dammit, Jacqui. This whole Dale/Andrea relationship just feels really…I dunno, funny, awkward. I also forgot how Sophia gets gone in the SEASON OPENER of S2. Just wow again. I freaking love this show.
5:14 pm CST – Dale and Shane! Pricks of the year!
6:03 pm CST – I wish Rick had a Plan B like Lori did, namely, Shane.
8:35 pm CST – I dunno who’s more at fault for Sophia; Rick, Hershel, or Sophia herself. But, as always, Shane was right. People seem to be confused about that; just because he’s an asshole, doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been right every damn time. And, Maggie & Glenn were hot, but Glenn doesn’t deserve all that farmer girl goodness.
9:32 pm CST – Daryl’s a racist redneck, but hot DAMN if he’s not still a badass motherfucker. This fool pulled an arrow out of his gut, cocked his crossbow & killed a walker with it in less than 30 seconds. Just DAYUM.
9:48 pm CST -
remember reacting this much. I knew from the moment I saw Hershel that he was some damn controlling super religious believer of impractical and stupid dogma. I knew it. Damn the close of this Sophia arc was so powerful I’ve watched it countless times. And still…STILL…it gets to me every damn time. Poor Carol. But, I’ll scream it with my last freaking breath: SHANE. WAS. RIGHT.
So, I guess I’ll close this blog post with the most ‘speaks-for-itself-’ image of all time: