Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Walking Dead Left Me Lifeless


Ok, The Walking Dead Season 3 finale aired over a week ago, so i think i can now safely talk about it without spoiling anything for anybody.

Was it just me, or did the finale suck balls?

Now, I've got to come clean with some full disclosure here.  I am a Walking Dead fan.  Actually, I'm MORE than that..... I'm a walking dead FANATIC.  YEARS before the TV show aired, I was one of the few people who would trek to their local comic book store every week to buy The Walking Dead comic.  Then I'd run home (with my pants off) and thrill to Rick and the gang's latest escapades.

And THAT'S kind of been a big part of my problem with the show so far.  From the beginning, they made the decision to change things up from the book, and make this a completely different story, while mostly using the same characters.

It drives me crazy, mostly because the stories have been told so much better in the comics.  And when they kill off people on the show while those characters are STILL alive and kicking in the comic, it pisses me off.  Especially when they kill off characters without putting them in some of their better story lines from the comic.

Ok, that's my personal gripe as a comic book fanboy, but that is NOT why i hated the finale.

The finale just sucked. 

Let's recap:

The governor FINALLY decides to bring a can of whup-ass to the prison.  He brings his army with him, as they bust down the prison fences.  Then we got treated to 20 minutes of watching the Governor and his troops tip toe through the prison., doing nothing, until they run into the prison gang who start to shoot at them.  Then we watched 5 minutes of gunfire, where NO ONE GETS SHOT BY ANYONE, followed by the Governor and his group high-tailing it back OUT of the prison as fast as their feets can carry them.

Then, the Governor, in a childish hissy fit, decides to gun down HIS ENTIRE ARMY.  Then he runs away.

Episode over.

What the Hell?

In the comics, the final fight between Rick and the Governor was a fucking BLOODBATH.  Around half the characters in the book got killed off, INCLUDING the governor, Lori.... even their child, for gosh sakes!

Did we need to see that played out on the show?  Not necessarily.......

... but we needed..... SOMETHING to happen. 

That final episode just left me feeling cheated.

11 comments:

Heff said...

Wait - the Governor's eventually going to be killed ???


THANKS, ASSHOLE !!!, lolz.

Slyde said...

nah.... in the books he was mercilessly cut down, but on the show? Who the hell knows?

Cocaine Princess said...

I pretty much felt the same way.

I hated the whole governor storyline, it just consumed the entire season. I find it and his character beyond annoying.

Slyde said...

i didnt mind the storyline so much... i just didnt care at ALL for the resolution...

Choleesa said...

Im just glad they killed off Andrea, couldnt STAND her....
Now if they kill off Daryl, Im out!!
I love me some Norman Reedus.

Slyde said...

yeah, the funny thing is, in the books, andrea is kinda awesome (and still alive)

Daryl isnt even a character IN the books...

B.E. Earl said...

I love that it's different from the comic books. If only to piss off fanboys like yourself.

All I have to say is this:

The Walking Dead with Daryl > The Walking Dead without Daryl.

So the TV show wins. End of argument.

Annabelle Archer said...

So glad I have held my ground and not gotten sucked in to this show. Zombies ain't my bag, man.

Barely 100 pages into book I've r, GOT. Loving! Wish I'd listened to you way back when.

2abes said...

truth be told...i agree with you, disappointing finale. At least you can look forward to the Sparticus finale, that should have all the blood bath you can handle...and boobies too! Maybe even a hog for you!

MarkD60 said...

Another show about which I can proudly say: "Never heard of it"

Bruce Johnson said...

I prefer to spend my limited viewing time watching Mad Men...more sex, less violence......and lots of Christina Hendricks....