Let me be upfront here: I’m not a huge zombie fan. Just like I’m not a huge tomato fan, but I will eat it from time to time, I will tolerate zombies depending how well they are portrayed.
Every week I’ll watch Walking Dead, hoping that the episode airing is better than the last. Sadly I’m always disappointed. It’s like being told that you’re getting ice cream and they give you a goat cheese log every time. Every single time. Watching Walking Dead is like eating a goat cheese log. There’s just no satisfaction to it (unless you like horrible tasting cheese). I suppose there’s a sweet taste somewhere with the cranberries, but you just end up with more goat cheese than you want.
So this past week was its mid-season finale. Rick and company are at Hershel’s farm and they hope to stay a little bit longer. Our resident bad boy Shane, who’s probably Lori’s baby daddy/Andrea’s potential booty call/Dale’s nemesis is at the barn trying to get the undead loved ones within to pull a scene from Green Mile. There’s no tunnel but there’s a lot of escaping to be done. The b-plot of the missing little girl Sophia is still around, with Carol trying to get by and praying that she’s still alive. Now for those of us in the seen-it-a-mile-away club, what do we have? Zombies in the barn + antagonist aching to act out + missing girl = crappy mid-season finale.
To be fair, their crappiness can really go both ways.
Good and bad. Remember what we said about it constantly disappointing us? Yeah.
Kraken ahead! Aka spoilers.