Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Walking Dead - GLENN?!?
Oh, Glenn. Will we ever get closure or is this some kind of mid-mid-season cliffhanger shit? My fellow comic readers will believe that his death was imminent anyway. The fact that comic baddie Negan is heavily rumored to show up by the end of this season doesn't mean that Glenn has to die by his hand (or his baseball bat). In a way it's way more dramatic (if not satisfying) to have Gelnn die without any witnesses. No body, no funeral, just nothing. I also think it's kind of brilliant that we still don't know for certain that he really is dead. Sure it's pissing me off, but the fact that I'm on the edge of my seat about it means that it's good storytelling. As pissed off as everyone was we were all talking about it right? I had to work late last Sunday night, and I stayed off all social media until after I could get home to watch what was really just Morgan becoming a Jedi master. Following that "holy crap!" ending with a 90 minute episode of Morgan turning into David Carradine from Kung Fu was a great mind-fuck, and I was in just as big a rush to get home in time for this week's episode. Still no closure, but I haven't been this eager for pretty much any episode since the first season. And honestly, it was a great episode. It just wasn't what I wanted. I'm sure I'm not alone in my admiration/disappointment.
Now if they really want to get people talking and freaking out they should kill off a whole bunch more main characters. Even Rick and Daryl should be fair game. You heard me, Daryl. Sorry to all of you "if Daryl dies we riot" people. What a bold and exciting choice that would be. And it would be some seriously compelling viewing. I could pretty happily let any character go at this point except for Carol. I guess that would make her a good choice if the writers wanted to fuck with me, but since her possible death has been teased before it would be lame to do it again. Carol had bigger balls than even Rick. The group would get along just fine without him, but they're all screwed without Carol. Instead of Ricktatorship 2: Electric Boogaloo I'd love a Caroltatorship or whatever her rule over them would be called. Given that the world has ended in a zombie apocalypse they're all screwed anyway, but she's kept them alive longer than any of them deserved. She had the beginnings of a child based militia at the prison. She could totally take that to the next level. Cookies and fear will keep those assholes in line.
Beth got her start writing for a site called Movie Criticism for the Retarded (which has been revived as dorkdroppings.com. Check it out sometime), but was pulled out of an early retirement to write for Needless Things. When she isn't writing she plays video games and watches bad horror movies while eagerly awaiting the zombie apocalypse. She may try to save her husband and/or their cats, but luckily hasn't had to make those tough decisions yet.