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.
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.
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.......