ATTN: SPOILER ALERT!
Sunday night, we all saw the aftermath of Lori’s death by Cesarian section: Rick is turning into Captain Kurtz from Heart of Darkness. Or the Anton Chigurh of zombie-killers. I find myself holding strong to my feeling that if the camera would simply pan away from this terrible character, the show would be a lot more interesting. Shane and Lori are dead. That’s two out of three. Now someone needs to off Rick.
Another problem I have with this show is that it has a lead character at all. Really? In the zombie apocalypse, where survivors are of random selection based upon skill, timing, and luck, why does anyone deserve to be the front man? Why not give the characters more equal time like HBO’s The Wire?
I don’t mean to dishearten fans of the show. I do enjoy the atmosphere, some of the plot, and some of the characterizations, but The Walking Dead succeeds in pissing me off more than anything else.
Why did T-Dog have to die? You introduce a new black guy into the story and you have to kill the old one off? The American public won’t tune in otherwise? You’re telling me that in the deep south, a group of survivors who band together during a zombie apocalypse will be a near all-white crowd? Seriously?
T-Dog was a sturdy character who never got his due share of camera time. He was one person the group really needs–just as I thought the group really needed Dale.
But no, they die, and we get to focus on Rick turning a world of zombies into his own persona soap opera.
Now the Governor is a character I can get into . . .