Sunday, November 3, 2013

No time for Walking Dead

Ok. A slight exaggeration. I just finished watching last week's The Good Wife (kickass episode) but I have two Walking Dead episodes, three after tonight, that I haven't watched yet.
I started watching one last night and I just got too creeped out!!!
It's the one where the kid in the shower died from some virus, turned into a Walker and just ate out the neck of someone who was sleeping. Ick.
They started the episode with grossdom to appeal to the preteen crowd I guess, which just doesn't appeal to me. I like the strife, the adventure and some of the danger. But just pure gore shots I can do without.

I have watched now the three episodes of the spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and while the acting is great, I am wondering how they are going to keep this up for years to come. After a while I can see losing interest in Alice's efforts to free Silas, which is also the same name of the BIG EVIL in this season of the Vampire Diaries. Coincidence? I think so.

I love the strong character of Alice. Her perseverance is admirable and I like how clever she is.
I do wonder when writers will get tired of the BETRAYAL theme. It seems in every show I've watched, the lead character is betrayed by someone close to them and it's been quite obvious.
There has to be a better way to move a plot forward without having me sit there and assume someone is going to turn the hero in for self serving reasons. The whole thing is quite tired and overused.

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