Great season opener!! You could feel the desperation when they finished clearing the house in the beginning and sitting on the floor looking at the dog food. This isn't the sweet fairy tale on the farm anymore and I'm glad it's not. I like all the characters better now, especially Carl now that he's grown up some and taken a spot on the strike team. Lori's character seems more interesting with the space between her and Rick, not quite sure what's going on there but I'm sure we'll learn more.
I liked the prison as a location and the fighting was dramatic right up to the leg chopping scene.. I'm not sure how they'll deal with the living prisoners but that definitely changed the situation at the prison.. Is Rick supposed to let them go? Or join the team? Or kill them? good questions for a new season.
I saw the pilot just before the 2nd episode. I like the premise of the show but they aren't giving us enough mystery. We see the little flash drives that make electricity work but no explanation on them. The 15 year old colony doesn't appear to have any security even though they've been attacked before? Charlie is kind of annoying, I liked Nate better after I found out he's a bad guy.
The writers better pick it up on this show.. Show some flashbacks to the first years without power, maybe work in talking about the power outage and use that fill in some background on some characters. Don't do a lost and make the whole show about the background but you could do some.
Show us some flashbacks T+1year without power and how the population changed, how some died of starvation.. Show how the militias came into power.
The books are huge so if the director wanted to delve a little deeper into the books then he could make a longer series. I like how he's done it so far and it translates well on screen.
I hope that the writers start giving us more background on the Mira and Lucas storylines. The happy dinosaur "utopia" just doesn't seem realistic, a little fear and drama would take the show in a much better direction.
It's time for Sophia to be found (one way or the other) as this story line has gone on too long. Herschel explained why he has walkers in the barn but I find it hard to believe, these family members are dead whether they are walking around or not. I missed seeing Daryl this episode, he's coming across to me as one of the better characters. Andrea and Shane was coming for a while and I did like the urban zombie scene, it's been too long on the farm. Rick took the news about Lori's infidelity well and I'm glad that he found out about the pregnancy. Hopefully this will give Rick and Lori the backdrop to start to change into the pragmatic people they'll need to become. Dale, I liked the confrontation with Shane. He is a good foil to get the characters to open up.
Overall I really liked Secrets but: 1) it's time to move off the farm, 2) time to end the Sophie hunt, and 3) get back to showing how they are trying to survive day by day.
This show was pretty good but it is moving a little slow. You can feel the drama building between Herschel and Rick, it seems like it's only a matter of time before they have a confrontation. The zombies in the barn are a good twist because I can't figure out why they'd be there.
Last night was the best show in a few weeks. It was getting too slow and they really needed to make the characters more interesting if they are going to hang out on the farm for 4 episodes. Shane made his first "cold" choice, we don't know his reasons yet but I can see him becoming the "pragmatic" one in the group as the season continues. As far as I'm concerned it's long past time that some of them started bringing up the hard choices like: What's our ultimate plan for survival? Why go to Ft Benning?
Kudos for opening up on the background of Dale, I really liked his story while walking through the woods searching for the girl. I want to know the low points some of these characters have faced in their lives because it's probably only going to get worse. I want to see who's going to man up and who's going to give up.
There needs to be more drama in the show.. The mysteries must be built upon in each episode but they don't give you enough information. Too many children, too much time with the family, it feels too safe. Lost had an element of danger in whatever they did and the writers used the "others" to good effect for the first couple of seasons. I'd like to see a show from the sixers perspective. Mira said that powerful people in the future want Taylor dead but why not a scene where you hear her communications with the future? What about the writings by the waterfalls? I want to know more about the spy too as they already have a few possibles in Terra Nova..
I'm frustrated that a good concept for the show is not being fulfilled due to bad writing. I know it's more difficult not to watch old Stargate episodes for ideas but surely some creative thoughts float around.
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