Walking Dead Season 3 Promises To Be Just As Terrible As The Last

Courtesy of AMC

I have previously stated, at some length, that I didn't care for the second season of Walking Dead. So, it is disheartening to hear that going into season 3, very little seems poised to change. Discussing the upcoming season, creator Robert Kirkman was said to be testing AMC, seeing how much he can get away with in terms of gore. Showrunner Glen Mazzara then countered with this statement:
“It’s pretty dynamic and action-packed with tons of zombies but also a lot of quieter moments and a lot of heart. This is a group of survivors, a family that has come together, and they have no good options, no place to go. And they’re really trying to keep themselves alive, and keep each other alive. You can see how desperate they are; they’re clinging to each other. It’s those moments of human interaction and heart that are important.”
That would be fine, if the show had shown any predilection for doing any of those things well in the past. But that haven't. What they have shown is they rely on padding to extend the life of an idea long after it should have burned out, have characters change motivations on a dime for no reason other than to create artificial conflict, and fall back on gratuitous gore porn when all else fails, which is only going to get bloodier and more graphic.

Honestly, if I didn't know any better, I'd say this show were run by James Cameron. It has all the subtly and finesse of a wasp wearing a party hat.

Via The Mary Sue.
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