If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, stop reading instantly.
Right, now I can vent – this is my 5 minutes write-up about the first episode of Season 7.
I have been ambivalent about this show since the whole “fake” death with Glenn on that dumpster. It was such an emotional scene and it turned out it hadn’t actually happened. Hmm, okay.
Then the season ended with somebody dying, but they couldn’t show us who that was, choosing to let us wait months for the answer. Cheap tricks again. I was SO annoyed at the Season 7 Finale that I said I might be done with the show.
I gave it another chance, watched last night’s episode and all I can say is…no. No, no and fucking no.
Unnecessary cheap tricks again: it took them more than 15 minutes to show us who it was Negan settled on in that season finale – it was sooooo drawn out because obviously the last 7 months were not enough of a cliffhanger (*wants to shoot whoever is responsible for this) Turns out Negan’s “random” choice is Abraham and we’re all like: “yawn” – not a “main” main character. To be fair, he has a typical parting shot and it works. Then Glenn gets it after all – thanks to Daryl’s incredibly stupid move. After what we’ve been through with Glenn last season, this?! Come on, guys.
There was a weird scene about Rick needing to “get the axe” which really didn’t serve any purpose as far as I could see *cough, filler, cough* There was a demand to cut Carl’s arm just to break Rick who was still not looking at Negan “the right way” *rolling my eyes*
I’m sorry but this show has turned into a joke. Negan is just such an attention seeker with his villainy. “Oh look, I’m hard me, and I’m going to take 15 fucking minutes to explain why and how.”
Like, shut the fuck up and bash somebody’s head already!
Negan’s long monologue pissed me off when he was introduced last season so you can imagine my joy that last night, there was an ENTIRE episode devoted to him TALKING – he sure as hell likes the sound of his own voice and I’m not even mentioning the prancing, walking back and forth – in short, the ACTING! I’m sorry but I just don’t buy him with his charisma and his slim fit leather jacket, perfectly arranged scarf and coiffed hair.
Then, and this is a BIG thing for me: the deaths were far, FAR too gruesome. I mean, this is a show about zombies and of course you expect gore and that’s fine. But the way the camera “lovingly” lingered on Abraham and Glenn’s heads being pulverised was DISGUSTING.
It was like gore porn! Maybe some people get off on that shit, but I’m not one of them.
I’m sorry AMC but you’ve lost the plot. You’ve lost me as well. I really think I’m done with the show now. I don’t fall for unnecessary cheap tricks and I really resent it when people insult my intelligence “trying it” on so blatantly. Glenn was one of my favourite characters, I should have been distraught by his death…except I went through the crying and being distraught LAST season when we all thought he had died THEN…so in last night’s episode, I felt clinically detached even when his eye popped out of its socket, because…the tricks. The strings which should be pulled out of sight are dangling so obviously in the middle of the screen that it makes it impossible to take any of what happens seriously.
I hate giving up on a show I’ve been watching for years, one that has given me so many amazing moments…but I just can’t do this any longer — I’m very selective with EVERYTHING and The Walking Dead just doesn’t make the cut anymore.