TV Analysis: Is “The Walking Dead” finding its source material again?

theprison-vs-tank-the-walking-deadTV Analysis: Is “The Walking Dead” finding its source material again?

I had written an article four episodes into the current season of “The Walking Dead” that reflected my disdain regarding the show’s direction. Similar to season two, we experienced two different stories here and the ladder half is far superior. My original consensus earlier this season stated that there wasn’t enough focus on character reflection; something that the graphic novels delivered in truckloads. I experienced the wrath of many “Walking Dead” apologists who disagreed with my comments, but I stand by my original statement. The sickness conflict never felt like a real threat to our main protagonists, it felt like it was there to kill time, and may have been there for logistical purposes.

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TV Analysis: The Walking Dead – What’s missing?

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TV Analysis: The Walking Dead – What’s missing?

I’ve wanted to write this article ever since the first episode of season four aired. Out of the many shows I watch, “The Walking Dead” has always been a show that I highly anticipated week after week. I’ve expressed my extreme disappointment with the season three finale, but this isn’t about that anymore. There is something wrong with this show; something missing. I’ve discussed it with many fans and have read many forums to figure out what it is. I wrote two full-pages recently (much more than what my usual articles go for), only to realize that I still hadn’t answered the question – what’s missing?

Sunday night millions of viewers sat down to watch “The Walking Dead,” it has broken records with its ratings and is put into high regard in the pop culture community. I’ve never loved it, as many do, but there have been moments (mostly in season one and first half season three) that the show has left my jaw on the floor and I was thirsty for more. I have no anticipation now, just hope, hope that whatever is broken can be fixed, and (one of) the greatest comic-series that I have personally read can have an adaptation worthy of it. Continue reading

TV Review: “The Walking Dead” Season Three

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 3 Review

I am a big fan of all things Walking Dead, the Telltale Video Game absolutely blew my mind a couple months ago, and ranked up with some of the best Video Games I have ever played. I am also completely up to date on all the comics, and no I am not going to make comparisons or spoil anything that may/or may not happen in the future on this post.

Out of the three mediums Comic, Video Game, and Show I can easily say the show represents the weakest link of The Walking Dead universe. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the show and it still stands as one of my favorite shows currently on television, it just feels like over the three short seasons the show has struggled immensely to find its focus.

Season 3 started out with some intense merciless zombie-killing action. There seems to be a divide in what people look for in the zombie genre. It’s either intense gorey bloody zombie-killing action or the harsh realism and psychological deterioration the zombie apocalypse would have on mankind. The Walking Dead shoots for the ladder, and it is aiming to please everyone in Season 3. Continue reading