Bait and switch!
For those of you tuning into AMC tonight looking for an action-packed episode of “The Walking Dead,” I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it was more of the same this week as the show spirals ever closer to the barrel of no-ideas on the journey to Terminus.
Completely frustrated with its refusal to make any meaningful progress, Chase Branch gives up on The Walking Dead.
What some might call “character development” I call “stalling,” as most of the latter part of season four has delayed the plot to the point of plodding along (at least someone died…). This is not the comic book, Kirkland. Let’s get somewhere!
With “Alone,” The Walking Dead pendulum swings back to the positive thanks in large part to an excellent performance by Larry Gillard, Jr.
It’s the quiet, still calmness in the artifacts of the world gone by that birth the most terror for me in scenes from “The Walking Dead.”
Each episode this half-season of The Walking Dead has been progressively better than the last, and “Claimed” continues that trend with help from a Jack London influence, Crazy Cheese, solid action, and some emotional moments that (for once) ring true.
After its slow, moody, and pudding-filled midseason premiere, “Inmates” expands to the rest of the cast and delivers a much needed shot of adrenaline – plus a few surprises.
Every show requires some suspension of disbelief, but The Walking Dead‘s complete ignorance of logic and its own universe’s rules are really trying the patience of this viewer.