I have no problem with the drama or plot progression, but the sad fact is that "The Walking Dead" fails at both. The majority of the characters are either poorly developed, whiney, annoying, or stupid. It makes it difficult to care about their progression or development.
"The Walking Dead" is at its best when zombies are getting slaughtered, and until they hire a new (and competent) writing staff, it will continue being at its best when there's action and zombie gore. A damn shame, because this is a show with a lot of potential that is being (mostly) underutilized.
Does anybody SERIOUSLY care about any of these boring, one-note, one-dimensional characters? Aside from perhaps Daryl? Rick is the blandest "lead" since Jack in "Lost." I want The Governor to systematically slaughter Andrea, Carl, Herschel, Carol, his two daughters, Glenn, and I cheered when Lori and Dale went out. For such a popular show, this has the weakest character ensemble I've ever seen. It's bad when I'm rooting for the Governor to slaughter all the "good guys" and start fresh.
The show is poorly paced, poor plotted, and written unevenly. Yet, I still watch every week because it continues to show gilmmers of potential. If they'd hire a competent writing staff and get a showrunner to actually stick around for more than six months, they might have a chance at making this show the masterpiece it has the potential to be. Note: this is coming from someone who LOVES the comics.
I beg to differ the zombie k!llings are the least interesting parts of the show for me. It's the storylines and the characters that's the best part to me. I don't expect it to be exactly like the comics and I love the fact that it's different form the comics.
It's a popular show for a reason because it the characters have so much DEPTH and so many layers that the mass public can relate. The best scenes in the series to me probably have little to nothing to do with gore scenes unless it involves a character being k!lled off from the zombie and it's the fact that a member from the group is gone which displays alot more humanity then any Zombie related movie I've seen EVER.
And last sunday's episode was one of the best the 2nd half of the season. I think the overall theme of the show was "humanity". Rick had lost so much of his humanity and compassion for his fellow human being(unlike how he started out in season 1, showing DEVELOPMENT) as evident in them passing up the guy asking for help in the opening of the show. That when he ran across Morgan it somewhat brought him back to that place where he was willing to help any man,woman and child. He didn't have a "every man for his self" mentality then. Because Morgan was the reason he's still alive. It kinda brought him back to self a bit.
fu*ked up what happen to dude on the road but this a world flooded w/ Zombie. sh*t aint sweet.