the walking dead is one of the most overrated tv shows of all time! and that's not to say that it has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. the pilot episode was incredibly well done for atv show, and it did have a really solid first season. but season two done goofed. nobody really seemed to care. i think in this day and age especially, a lot of people arejust drawn to it because it's a tv show about zombies, and holy shit are people obsessed with zombies nowadays.you can slap that on just about anything and it'll sell. [clip] i'm shocked that it's one of the biggest things at comic-con,cuz like i said, i thought was an obscure little zombie thing. well, course, five years ago, zombies were notin the cultural... mainstream, as they are now. when i was a kid, most people wouldn't... you know,mainstream viewers wouldn't know what a zombie story was.
now, it's, like, grandma goes to this barnes and noble, and buysthe zombie survival guide joke book for her, for her grandchildren. it's like, it becomes so mainstream, and honestly, it's literally likein the last four years, it's exploded into this mainstream thing. [yms] despite how shitty and over-hyped this showeventually became, i still think its roots are pretty admirable. the show was originally a graphic novel by robert kirkman,and then adapted by frank darabont for television, which is kind of awesome, because we already knowhow well he can translate literary works into film. [clip] how do we, how do we make a great episode here, how do we tell this story the best way? and if we're gonna veer away from robert kirkman'smaterial, how do we do it intelligently, respectfully, and in the way we're going to be ableto veer back to it when we need to? one of the really great things that frank is able to do with the show,
is he just takes these little bits that i justblew past, on my way to get to the next issue, and he'll expand it, and, and, and turn into somethingremarkable that i didn't even know could be done. [yms] frank darabont had no intention of milking a cash cow, and he only wanted to create the freshman, but faithfuladaptation that robert kirkman himself would be happy with. one could also say that frank darabont's familiarity with filmhelped turn the pilot episode into more of a movie experience. [clip] we're making a movie, and, and whatever we need to doto have that sense of scale and quality, is what we're going to do. [yms] and although i do really love frankdarabont, and his involvement with the show, the first season isn't exactly what i call flawless. butif there's one thing i really appreciate about, it's tone, which is driven forward by its incrediblyselective use of background music.
some composers are great, but it shows a lot of self-awareness and maturity to know when not to use music. could you imagine how cheesy the opening scene wouldbe if there was a scare cue when she turned around? [scare cue] and speaking of cheesy, does anybody else feel thatway about the opening title sequence, or what? we kick off the series with the main character, rick, waking up in thehospital from a coma, which seems a little too much like 28 days later, especially considering the film came out ayear before the graphic novel was made. but even though it kinda bugs me, i'm willing to say thatthat was probably more of an homage than a rip-off. and hey, it's a good way to introduce the maincharacter, and thus your viewers, to this world. just dive right into the action, and cometo the horrific realizations yourself.
"don't dead. open inside"? uh... ok. one thing i'd like to know, is where did his pee go? even if you'rebeing fed through a tube, you still pee when you're in a coma. sometimes they use catheters: [clip] firmly pinch the end of the penis for severalminutes, to retain the lidocaine within the urethra. place the tip of the catheter into the meatus, andadvance it slowly and gently through the urethra. [yms] but if you're gonna be out for a while, they'll just put abig diaper on you, and it doesn't look like he's wearing a diaper. if somehow he is wearing one, though, for the amount of timehe's been unconscious, you would probably see some wet spots. come to think of it, if no one was taking care of him for45 days, wouldn't have some pretty horrific bed sores? nurses are required to move patients every two hours to stop thatfrom happening, and if left untreated, it could lead to an amputation.
i know, i know, the walking dead's not the only thing that'sguilty of this, but i still feel it's at least worth pointing out, and remember, i actually really liked thisepisode, so it obviously didn't ruin it for me. it's okay to recognize flaws in something, and like it at the same time. there's plenty to appreciate early on in the show, andif you mostly watch it for the zombie makeup effects, i don't really expect you to give a fuck about thescript, because greg nicotero does a pretty good job. anyway, rick decides to sit down in some random place,and he gets clocked in the head by some fucking kid. the kid and his dad take him in, and nurse him back to health. then rick's able to get a bunch of guns from the police lockers. [clip] it's not a toy. always remember that, duane.
duane! [yms] and he invites them both to go with him,but instead the conversation goes like this: [clip] sure you won't come along? a few more days. by the end, duane willknow how to shoot, and i won't be so rusty. [yms] i don't understand how that's an excuse. i'm okay with them not joining along, but you'dthink they could have found a better excuse. "we're not really good at shooting zombies yet, so we'renot gonna try and join you, to try and escape the zombies. we'll just stay back here, where there are a bunch of zombies around." so you're using the fact that you can't shoot,as an excuse not to be around the guy that can?
wouldn't it be in your son's best interest to bearound someone that can protect him well? do you not consider yourself extremely lucky that yourhouse hasn't already been overthrown by zombies? despite how inevitably stupid thatdecision is, it is possible that he's lying. he goes home, and wastes no time trying tohunt down his dead wife with that new rifle. and it leaves the impression that thiscould be some unfinished business, but at least it provides an excuse toshow some really good reincorporation. rick mentioned that he knew that his wife and sonwere still alive, because the photographs were missing, and then morgan says how his wifehad their photo albums in high priority. [clip] there i am, packing survival gear, she's grabbing photo albums.
[yms] the reason why i think it's so incredibly well reincorporated, is because there's no indication that they'regoing to bring it back until it actually happens. the original conversation served more than one purpose, ratherthan just planting it there for the explicit purpose of bringing it back. why can't more things be written like this? anyway, rick makes his way to atlanta, and finds a horse alongthe way, and because of his carelessness, it gets murdered. yep, he just ran into a conveniently placed wall of zombies. now, i get there were already supposed to believe that zombiesare things that can survive, as long as their brains aren't damaged, and despite how that's partially forgiveable, just because it'sa zombie thing, the super strength kinda bugs me at times. i could reasonably assume that a bunch of them couldoverpower a person, and also overpower a horse,
but to just start eating it like that? i don't care how strong the muscles on your fingers are, theywould break if you tried to rip open a horse's stomach with them. their skin is not that thin. suddenly, the horse'sbody is the consistency of mashed potatoes. again, it's not something completely damning, but i think it would've been kinda cool to have thezombies struggling to try and break open the skin. [clip] i pull on it so hard, i rip the skin. [yms] you know, having a couple of them biting the jugular at thesame time, and then pulling in opposite directions, that might work. adding super strength is within my suspension of disbelief, but having, like, steel reinforced fingers and fingernailsthat are able to rip open a horse's stomach is kinda dumb.
anyway, i thought this episode was great overall,and it was a pretty awesome way to start the series. episode 2 starts, and we learn that rick's wife'sslutting it up. yeah, i get it, it was a fake scare, and we were supposed to think she's in danger, andthen be like "oh. haha. she's not actually in danger.", but how stupid is shane for doing that during a zombie apocalypse? i don't care how lonely you are, that should bea deal breaker. what if you had a knife on you? "oops, i accidentally just stabbed you in self-defense, sorry." anyway, rick manages to shoot his way out of his situation. [mario coin sound and grunting at each head shot](subtitler's note: this happens for every head shot in this video) [clip] killing spree.
[yms] man, you're really making every bulletcount. fucking head shots while you're running. he meets up with the rest of the group, and we see a zombietrying to smash through the window with a piece of concrete. why do you need that? why don't you justpuncture the glass with your super fingers? they need to escape the building, so they come upwith a brilliant plan of pretending that they're zombies, by putting a bunch of zombie bloodon themselves, and it actually works. that is, until it rains and then all theirzombie smell washes off, somehow. [clip] everything was going great, until it started to pour with rain. then the zombies started started smelling them, and realizedthat they aren't zombies, that they're actually real, er, people, which means food, and they go after them.
[yms] i would assume that you'd stillsmell like a zombie, but just a wet zombie. have you ever heard any testimonials from crime scene cleanup? anyway, these two create a diversion and pick up the rest of them,except the one really racist guy that got handcuffed upstairs. oops! season 1, episode 3 is where the pacing starts to change a little. it comes much less about the zombies,and a lot more about the characters. there's been a lot of shit going on, and thecharacters need some time to process it, not to mention that it's good that we learna few things about these characters, too. [clip] - i miss my vibrator- ohhhaawwwhh??????? [yms] this is also the episode we getintroduced to daryl, everyone's favorite.
[clip] it's a fun weapon and everybody lookscool holding a crossbow. it's, it's not a m16. [yms] anyway, a few of them go back to save daryl'sracist brother, but it turns out he already left. oops! episode 4 continues developing characters,but also keeps the action moving along as well. but if there's one thing that i kind of dislike about the televisionslot formula, it kinda makes things a bit more predictable. [clip] we pull a surprise or two out of the hatin episode 4, that i think will really... surprise. when you've got a shit ton of b side characters that have allbeen relatively equally ignored throughout the series so far, and then you give some of them an extremelyabnormal amount of screen time and attention, all it makes me think is "hey, i wonder what's gonnahappen to these characters by the end of the episode." and wouldn't you know it, shit goes down.
and it's not something that's exclusiveto this television show in particular, but it's kind of annoying that most tv showshave those constraints in the first place. i mean, you have to imagine that that only really happensbecause the writers expect people to be watching this episode without having seen the first few episodes. so, rather than building your character consistentlyin a way that would surprise you when she dies, they just throw in as much shit as they possibly can in one episode. [clip] it's amy's birthday tomorrow. didn't dad teach you to tienail knots? it's not his fault we were born twelve years apart. - her dad. mom and dad.- did dad teach you mostly dry lures? [yms] don't get me wrong, i think it's much betterfor a person to have character before they die,
but if she was anything more than just anexpendable nobody before this episode, then it wouldn't seem so out of placefor a character to finally be explored in what just oh so happens to be theepisode that she dies at the end of. yep, yep, i get it. they're sisters. thanks for tellingme. thanks for telling me again. yep, they're sisters. now i feel really bad, cuz i know that they're sisters. and what's the deal with people when they die from zombies, anyway? "yep, let me stand perfectly still while this person bites me,so the blood explodes on the right spot for makeup purposes." does that not take anybody out of it all? we can have somebody, like, violently spazzingout while they're getting eaten, or what?
they are all just so scared that they don't move, and that's why it'shappening. every single person ever does that, don't you know? episode 5 comes along, and andrea finallydecides she needs to kill her zombie sister. that would probably hurt your ears. now, you've probably noticed that i'mskimming through these episodes in season 1, just so i can get to the colossal fuck-up that is season 2, butthere's something in this episode i feel that i need to point out. please, somebody tell me that they recognize this song: no, it's not just "that one song from kick-ass". it's called adagio in d minor, and it was composed byjohn murphy and underworld for the film sunshine, and ever since then, people have destroyedit, by feeling they have to put it in everything.
[clip] - i need you to trust me.- ok. i see you, after all this time, i actually see you. on an incredible imax 3d journey through time and space. - why can i see you, and no-one else can?- you're not a mundane. stryker says he would be making a difference. you don't discover this essence, it discovers you. [yms] god, can we not have one great song, that isn't shamelesslyregurgitated throughout every trailer and advertisement ever? it kinda fucking ruins it for the people paying attention. i'm not saying you should hate this episode because of it.
after all, the decision to include it could havebeen before this rush of blatant recycling. but now that you know where it's from, could you atleast pay a bit of respect to its origins? it's a good movie. so, it's the last episode of the season, and the charactersmake it to the center for disease control and prevention, and there turns out to only be one person there, cuzeverybody else died. so everybody gets really drunk. and the day after, the doctor says "actually, this placeis gonna blow up, and all the doors are locked now. and since i wanna die, you all have to die too. nya nya!" and then they convince him to let them escape, but two ofthe characters decide that they actually want to die anyway. dale tries his best to save andrea, and winds up convincing her toleave. but it's too late for that black lady. nobody cares about you. [clip] ohhhaawwwhh???????
[yms] what's an escape without run-and-gun head shots with your pistol? and thus ends season 1. [clip] it's a great, great way to end the season, andhave everybody at the end of it, hopefully, ask, "is there chance of a cure? how will they survive? where will they go?" we need next season, to, to answer all of these questions. [yms] despite its few shortcomings, it was a hugecritical and financial success for the network. [clip] the walking dead social game is now on facebook. enter the world of the survivors. embarkon missions with your facebook friends. [yms] all thanks to frank darabont and his hard workand commitment to a project that he nurtured from birth.
[clip] so, andrew lincoln referred to this asyour baby, so tell us how, kinda, proud you are. [yms] "i mean, fuck, we're making so much money offof it, we should give the guy a bigger budget now, right?" fucking nope! amc decided they wantedto save as much money as possible. frank darabont and the crew has been an ongoing battle with amc over the show's budget, and despite being a huge hit for the network, amcwas even brazen enough to suggest things like, "oh, can't we just hear the zombies instead ofseeing them? that would save money on makeup. artistic integrity? [raspberry]" so why did they do this? because they can! the walkingdead is actually the only show that amc owns in its entirety. shows like mad men and breaking bad areactually co-owned by lionsgate and sony,
so if there are any disputes between the networkand show creators, at least there's a third party. but not with the walking dead. "if you don't like it, thenyou can suck it, cuz we own your whole show, bitch!" [clip] - i don't think it will have shot the show creatively.- right. it will ultimately... ...in a negative way, which just strikes me as odd,you know. if you have an asset, why would you... - punish it?- punish it. exactly. so, that's kinda where we're at. [yms] not only did they cut the season'sbudget from 3.4 million to 2.7 million, they also demanded that there would be 13 episodes instead of 6. and hey, that 30% tax credit that went towards the show'sbudget in season 1 for filming in georgia? let's take that, too! despite this massive 'fuck you!' to frank darabont from the network,
he still decided that he was going to try and do the showas best as he could, but god was it a massive blow. you can tell that the cast and crew hadsome major issues with the budget cuts, just by looking at their faces after this question at comic-con. [clip] how has, going into the second season knowing you havehave more episodes, you probably have some more budget, is it, is it, is that a little bit scarier toknow you have more resources in a way? it's a, it's a bit of, it's a bit of pressure, you know, knowing that,er, everybody loves the show, and there's an expectation now, but, er, i can say that, you know, i-it's just made everyonework harder, and frank, jump in any time you want, but like, it's, it's, we know that the,i-i-it, it's empowered us to try harder. [yms] despite all these punches that amc was throwing their way,
they still tried their best to market theshow, and work with what they had. [clip] i'm working with my friends that are so good at whatthey do, and i think, fans, i think you're gonna be so thrilled. [yms] she wasn't kidding when she wassaying she was working with her friends. anyone familiar with frank darabont's the mistwould recognize that he used a lot of the same actors. [clip] here's a guy who gets his cast andcrew together, and gives them to amc. packages this whole show, and gives them a show that isway cheaper than it would be made to make anywhere else, because everyone is working well under their pay rate. why? because they want to, and love workingwith frank darabont. that's what's going on. he shared with me what kind of pay cuts people have been taking,
and i also am friends with other people on that set,certain department heads, and i know their not ma... you know, they stepped up because they wanted to work withfrank. some of these people went to high school with frank. [yms] yep, frank darabont handed thiswhole show to amc on a fucking platter, and three days after this very same pressrelease at comic-con 2011, they fired him. "thanks for creating one of the mostsuccessful shows on our network, goodbye!" [clip] the saddest thing, is, you know, when we, when i was atcomic-con, which was three days before that announcement, i'm talking to him, and he goes, "you know, it's hard to do the show. it's really, really hard to do this show for the money they'rethat making me do the show. but you know what? i have to." and i was like, "well, you know, why? why do you haveto?" and he goes "because i got all these people into this.
i got all these cast members to do this,i got all my friends to pull in favors, i've gotten all these people to do things, for nowhere near the moneytheir worth, nowhere near the money they get paid anywhere else. and the reason i have to show up and do mybest, no matter what budget amc gives me, is cuz i owe it to everyone that's working forme." and then three days later. three days later. and by the way, they knew two weeksbefore. they knew two weeks before. [yms] fuck you! with frank kicked out the game, they replaced him with his second-hand man, glen mazzara. they'll be a script coming down the road that'll be in my voice, and it's going to create a panic. and they all are like, "ok" and then we released thatscript, few weeks later, and it created a big panic i had, i started to have a feeling of what i thought the showshould be, but it was different from what we had done.
i never wanted it, you know, to be a competitionbetween me and frank, that's not fair, you know, and, and to clarify the earlier point, youknow, i knew we had trouble on the show, we had some problematic, we had a problematic seasonpremiere, so i, i knew we were working on a problem. - budget wise, or shooting or...- just, just, just the f... eh, the story didn't hang together. footage came in, it wasn't what we wanted. you know, it was justsomething that needed re-shoots, and editing, and it was just a problem. [yms] yeah, let's replace the director of shawshankredemption, with the man that created this: [clip] - previously, on crash:- i love you. eugh! - expressing my love for you is against the rules?- you're gonna leave your wife? and you think a major bathroomremodel's gonna make him love you?
[yms] fuck you, amc! you know what's the worst part aboutall of these back-stabbing financial decisions that they made? they were right. amc doesn't give twoshits about making compelling television. remember, they don't have anything to do with the actualcreation of the show, all they want to do is make money off of it. and it fucking worked. no-one even seemed to notice the show's extremedrop in quality, due to a lack of a sufficient budget, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is what i'm here to show you. [clip] you think you were blown away season 1,season 2 is incredible, it's, it's, it's doubly incredible. season 2 is more action-packed, it'seven more dramatic, if you believe that. the stakes are higher, the characters are richer.
why is t-dog continuing to go on? season 2, it's just really, really testingthe faith, and the hope, of everybody. the writing's so good this year, it's spooky. [yms] episode 1 of season 2 starts with the characters leaving thecity, in the hopes of finding a place that isn't infested by zombies. they come across a massive traffic jam on the highway, andeveryone's like, "great, we can get supplies." and lori's like, [clip] this is a graveyard. [wind blowing] [yms] well, seems like you changed your mind quickly enough.everyone raids for supplies, while dale keeps watch on top of his rv, and after he turns around for what seemslike a few seconds, he spots a zombie.
oh no. it's actually a fuckton of zombies. but how thefuck did they get that close without anybody noticing? oh, i know what you're gonna say, it's cuzthey were blocked by those cars, right? um, do you see that angle? i don't care if dale was turned around for ten fucking minutes, there's no way he wouldn't be able tosee them before they got that close. you wouldn't even need binoculars, it's a fuckingherd. and where did the zombies come from, anyway? they really came from the city? isn't that where you are just camefrom? and did you not all just come from there at a driving speed? you've been here all but five minutes, and the zombieshave managed to catch up to you at a turtle pace. unless we're honestly supposed to believe that andrea hasbeen trying to put a gun back together for the past five hours.
"oh, shit! why didn't anybody tell me." everyone tries to stay super quiet while the zombies go by, but then andrea gets visited by the only zombie inthe entire fucking herd that has half decent makeup. just look at that crowd. thanks, amc! meanwhile, instead of hiding under a car like everyone else, t-dogjust fucking dicks around, and winds up slicing his arm open, at which point i though, "he is dead, forsure. you definitely severed a vein there." [clip] a rip like that could send you in total shock, i'msurprised that t-dog didn't just die from just that wound. [yms] in fact, it seems as though, in the shortamount of time that you've cut yourself, you've lost so much blood, that you can't even move.
[clip] daryl's saving me, merle's brother, merle dixon's brother. [yms] "oh thanks, daryl, get thatzombie flesh all up in my open wound." andrea start screaming like an idiot, so dalegives her a screwdriver to use as a weapon. aw, hey, look. it's the collector's edition blu-ray boxset. [clip] i was scared for my life. it felt like i was being violated. i got him with that screwdriver. don't mess with me, zombies. [yms] how the fuck did none of the other zombies hear you? it's not as if there was noise coming from anywhere else inthe entire fucking area: you're screaming with the door open. well, look like it didn't matter, cuz there's no zombies to be heard.
"yeah. huh huh huh." oh shit! it turns out one zombie was convenientlyright next to this little girl, and didn't make any noise. that's right, run into the fucking words. seriously,that's like the stupidest thing anybody could do. anyway, rick goes after tells her, tells her to runback to the highway while he distracts them, and then he kills them, and it turns outshe's nowhere to be found. "god damn it." rick and daryl look for her all fucking day, until... "yes, it's really late in the day, and this is notjust a really obvious color and brightness filter, despite the fact that my head's shadow is clearlydefined in a downward slope across my chest." now, there's a reason why amc wanted50% of the scenes in season 2 to be indoors,
and that's because it's more expensive to shoot outside, and the reason why it's more expensive to shoot outside,is because you have to be mindful of natural lighting. whether the sun's behind the clouds, orwhat time of day it is, etcetera, etcetera. but if your budget's stripped to the point of not being able toshoot the same scene at the same time on several different days, especially while the sun's setting, thenthings start to look a little inconsistent. the shadows go from clearly defined at a downward angle tocompletely non-existent over the course of 90 seconds in the show. and if you're not bothered by that, that'sok. but having a budget fucking matters. they continue searching the next day, and they come across a deer. "yeah, put down your gun, shane, just let my kid walk closerto it while he's fucking ogling it, until he scares it away.
why would we want food?" [gunshot] o-o-oh, it's a plot device. ok, i get it. episode 2 starts with a flashback that reallydelves into lori's character. she is a bitch. she starts out complaining that rick doesn't argue with her enough. [clip] he was trying so hard to be reasonable,it just pushed my buttons all the more. [yms] the fuck is wrong with you? shane interrupts the conversation tolet her know that rick is in a coma, and as soon as carl gets out of school, shetell him the bad news, and makes him cry.
you couldn't have waited until he walkedup to you? you know, away from his peers. "yeah, let's deliver this heart-wrenchingnews right in front of the fucking door." there's one thing within this episode that i would call aredeeming quality, and that's andrew lincoln's performance. he does a great job convincing me thathe's a dad that thinks he just lost his son. but as soon as we cut to the filler in this episode, a.k.a. theother characters, things start to get really stupid again. so apparently t-dog is still alive and kickin',but then he starts acting really weird. he starts to look intoxicated, he getsirrationally angry, and he has a crazy fever. and in a show about fucking zombies,you'd think that whoever's writing it would know that those things might easilybe associated with turning into a zombie,
especially considering the characterhas a huge fucking gash on his arm. he could have easily been infected at this point, and i'm prettysure we're all assuming he was, but nope, he was just sick. now, i'm not upset at this part because it'snot how i'd prefer for the story to develop, but it really bugs me, because these false flagsdidn't really have any self-awareness to them. considering the possibility of such a thing happeningwas never even mentioned by any of the characters, it seems as though the confusion was unintentional. i mean, it doesn't really seem like anybody gives a shit aboutinfecting themselves at this point. it's the bite that counts. meanwhile, all of these characters are still searching for that little girl. wait, why are you suddenly so far away from the group,when you're just next to them a few seconds ago?
oh, it's so you can get attacked by a zombie, ok. does no-one else consider it to be fuckingstupid that it was hiding behind a fucking tree? did it not notice everybody else go by first? is this a super-secretsmart zombie, that knew that he could trap this one person alone? or is it just a poorly thought excuse to add conflict to a scene featuring a group of characters that wouldotherwise be doing fucking nothing? yep, they're in danger now. here's someinstant danger for ya, just add water. it sure is convenient that that zombie was super-secret and hiding, because if he was any bit noticeable, then he wouldhave just been picked off by daryl in an instant. yeah that's zombie totally showed higher cognitive abilities thanany of the other ones we've seen thus far, but let's not mention it.
this was completely normal, and notout of the ordinary in the slightest. anyway lori catches a ride on the farmwith this character she's never seen before, and its kinda hilarious how before they hit the fence, they cut torick, and then they just show them on the other side of the fence. shane teams up with otis, who accidentally shot carl, toscavenge for medical supplies at a zombie infested high school. how are they gonna get out of this one, guys? episode 3 is where the show starts to get really boring. i mean, the drama unfolding with rick and his son mightbe more entertaining if it wasn't so stale and repetitive, but amc says we have to have 13 episode, so fuck it! [clip] lori's angry at everything and, and there'sa part of lori that wants to just blame god.
what else are you gonna take? you're gonnatake the kids now? you gotta be kidding me. [yms] meanwhile, these characters do dick-all the entireepisode. "we can just have them looking for that little girl forever." [clip] sophia being lost, has brought out new dynamics in the group. the search for sophia, from lori's perspective becomesabout rick. rick needs to keep looking for this little girl. i'm going for a walk. shine some light in the forest.if she's out there, give her something to look at. - do you think that's a good idea right now?- dale. [yms] "yeah, fuck you and your logic, dale. what elsewhat our characters be doing to fill up screen time?" by the end of the episode, they try to pretendas if their trip wasn't completely useless, so dale gives her back her gun, cuz now hetrusts her that she's not gonna kill herself with it.
[yms] the gun has a lot of symbolism,because my dead father gave it to me. it's a very loaded topic, because it's insulting to me. every timeyou won't give me the gun, it's like, you think i'll kill myself. [yms] but there is also some action happening with this onemain character, and one expendable character that we just met, and by 'action', i mean they both get headshots with every single shot that they fire. and they both separately took bad landingsoff of completely different elevated places, so that they can have a bit of a limp when they'retrying to run away at the end of the episode. because there really wouldn't be any tension watchingtwo characters run away from romero-style zombies, unless they both had convenient leg injuries. [clip] the people in the walking dead haveit easy. the people out get them are walking.
if you have the ability to break into alight jog, you can survive in that world. [yms] which is also kinda retarded, cuz back when they were runningat normal speed, it seemed like the zombies were keeping up just fine. [clip] i reckon it's very old school, they will not move fasterthan the first zombie in the original night of the living dead. [yms] so now they've slowed down, i guessthe zombies have got to slow down too. at least having a limp doesn't really seem like it's affecting their aim,and it doesn't really seem like they're catching up to them at all. but despite that, shane decides to shoototis in the leg to slow him down even more, which is absolutely fucking retarded, cuzthey weren't catching up to them at all. "but, it's one of many important plot devices to keep people arguingwith each other the whole season, instead of actually doing anything." you know it'd be a lot more convincing thatthe zombies were actually catching up to them,
and this was a decision that shane was forced to make, if they didn't completely stopped walking and then fight inthe middle of the road for a total screen time of 43 seconds. you had a 43 second lead on them, at least. i know you guys didn't park right there,but how fucking far away were you? shane comes back alone, and pretends as if otis's deathwas a tragedy that he was not directly responsible for. he pokes his head in to see lori with her son, and eventhough she should probably be saying "get the fuck out." considering last time they were alone in trying to fucking rapeher, she decides she'd rather send mixed messages instead. i'm sure that won't encourage any future confusion withthis clearly mentally unstable character. "god damn it." [clip] the value of somebody with whomyou share past, that is irreplaceable.
through all of the pain and the hurt,it's so close on that spectrum to love. it's like when you get furious with your brother, he's still your brother, and if you can't bring yourself to sever a bond ofblood, especially when there is so little blood left. subtitles by jorwat