Okay, so I finally got to watch The Walking Dead. I kept hearing about the show, and how great it was, but, since I didn't see it from the beginning, I thought it would be less enjoyable to just jump into the middle of a season. Now, thanks to the AMC The Walking Dead New Year Marathon, I was able to catch up, (no offense to some, who finds they are abusive of this practice 😛 : https://witnessmyrage.com/4b4q.html
Now, I think this is great show, and that it deserves its popularity. However, I have to confess that I still have a feeling of frustration which is somewhat upsetting to me. It seems like they keep coming with great ideas, or thrilling events, which end up collapsing like a bellows! Or perhaps it's me who is expecting too much, or having too much imagination, anticipation, and finally being disappointed?
I'll take some examples (beware of spoilers🙁
- Merle Dixon, the brother of Daryl. They left him handcuffed on the roof a of building, then when they returned he was gone, having cut off his hand to release himself. So from this moment, his absence flies around them, since Merle as a menace may be again more dangerous than the Zombies themselves. Sounds great, and I kept wondering what would happen the day he would reappear and what kind of mess he could cause. Then it lasted forever, like something prepared to be astonishing, and finally, when he returned, he was just a pet working for the Governor and no longer the hood and trouble maker I was imagining.
- Michonne, a sensation, appearing with her armless and toothless zombie pets and saber. Very graphic, amazing! Wow, a character which is going to blow minds. Yes, but, only for a little while. Now, it seems like her character totally faded within the group and no longer has anything special!
- The Terminus cannibals, very gorey and neat idea. But then (almost) nothing. At the end of the first episode of the 5th season, there is a flash back, showing this group was captured by others. I thought, yeah, great, there will be a storyline about them, how they took over the situation, and may be how they turned into cannibals, or trapping other humans. But apparently, there will be no such things. After this episode, we heard about them once, when they attacked the Church, and then it was finished.
I could give other examples, such as Tyreese, or Abraham Ford, who have a significant physical presence , but finally, are not really interesting, at least not as it seemed they would be.
Overall, only Rick, and Carl remain constant, and Carol is definitively the one which is gaining an increasing interest over the time.
So all of this, is leaving me slightly on my hunger, and with a feeling of frustration. Or may be this is on purpose, to let viewers let their imagination run wild, and discus all of this?
But I repeat it, I find the show great, but it could be so much -again- better. Am I the only one feeling like this?