Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 8, Episode 3 “Monsters” (C+)

I’ve come to a point where I just don’t care what happens to any of these characters. Any of them could die and I don’t think I’d care, even someone like Maggie who’s been around since the beginning. I also feel like there are so many landscapes and buildings that look exactly the same that it’s hard to keep track of where the good guys are, where the bad guys are, and why it is that they seem to be getting continually ambushed after having the upper hand. There are just two people who don’t want to kill everyone they meet, and Jesus is literally fighting with his allies about it while Rick isn’t bothering to argue when less understanding forces like Darryl are around and ready to shoot first. Morgan has lost it completely, expressing an uncontrollable desire for blood while others like Tara simply say that they don’t see the good in keeping people alive. Maggie nearly turned Gregory away at the gates, which would have been a fitting punishment for his traitorous actions, but then she let him in and had to argue just moments later that it wasn’t smart for Jesus to invite in all the prisoners. I don’t believe that there’s going to be a time anytime soon that will be post-Negan since this show is so endlessly cyclical and we haven’t even seen the big bad in a while. Or, worse, they’ll become Negan, because like a dead man said, “Yeah, I’m Negan, I had to be to make it this far.”

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