zombie shamblings & dinosaur ramblings

The Walking Dead

So! Walking Dead season premiere! Fully awesome, right? I was afraid all those sneak peeks that AMC was releasing were gonna spoil it just a tad bit. Thankfully that wasn't the case! I was still perched on the edge of my seat, squealing with delight during every awesome zombie kill. (Note to self: carry a screwdriver at all times.) I also watched the entire first season that day (partly to refresh my memory, partly because I don't have much of a social life). I had forgotten how well written and directed it is. And I'm loving that they've deviated from the comics and are keeping Shane alive (for now anyway). I love seeing both him and Rick share the responsibility. Plus there's that whole secret affair thing. And did you catch the look of fatherly pride on both Rick and Shane's faces during that last scene with Carl? The upcoming drama between those two guys is gonna be soooo good! If you're so inclined, there's a bit of fan fiction floating around the interwebs about those two manly cuties. (A friend told me. Really. *cough*)

Did I have any complaints? Of course! The whole bit where everyone was out to look for Sophia for instance. One group wandering through the woods single file would probably be useless enough. Throw in the threat of zombies though, and it's upgraded from useless to just plain stupid. Rick and Shane are cops. They'd know better. Furthermore, Daryl is an experienced hunter and all around badass. He'd know how prey (them) avoids predators (zombies), and it wouldn't be everyone marching through the woods talking, arguing, and generally just being unaware of their surroundings. Speaking of Daryl, isn't he just an awesome character? Remember when he (the racist redneck) saved T-Dog's (the black guy) life, and then thought of the perfect way to hide from the zombies? Also, he's a total hottie. (Yes, I know, apparently I have the hormones of a 13 year old.) It makes me nervous that Norman Reedus is only listed as guest star. I know none of these characters are safe, and that's one of the reasons I love the comic, but I still hope Daryl is left alive for the long haul. It does give me hope that there's a Daryl doll - complete with squirrels - available though.

available from McFarlane Toys
He will be mine. Oh yes, he will be mine.

Terra Nova

Predictable. Boring. Cliche. These are just some of the words that spring to mind. Mira saying "You'll see" in answer to Jim's question about what Terra Nova is really about was just plain dumb. I think that whole scene could have been saved by simply ending it after he asked. It would have kept us viewers in the dark about the mysterious conspiracy, and we'd be left wondering if she spilled the beans to Jim or not, thus creating even more mystery and conspiracy! But really, I just wish they'd get on with it. Also, why the hell do the Sixers look like they stepped off the set of Mad Max? It is pretty cool that they live like Ewoks though.
I think part of my irritation with the show is that I expected, well, more dinosaurs. Don't you think a human colony plopped down in the middle of the Cretaceous Period should have slightly more interaction with, oh I don't know, everything around it!? And that's all I'm gonna say about that. However, the dinosaur in that one too-short scene was pretty darned cute, even though it was yet another fictional dinosaur, a Nicoraptor. (The fake dinos outnumber the real dinos 3 to 2, by the way.) And hey, did Zoe's handmade toy dinosaurs get as much screen time as the "real" deal? Even though I love them, it's still pretty disappointing. I hope the writer's didn't include those when they promised us there'd be dinosaurs in each episode. Of course, they already broke that promise with the pterosaur episode. Unless the Carnotaurus really does have camouflage abilities like in Michael Crichton's Lost World, I didn't see any damned dinosaurs. (Yes, I'm nitpicking, but it's my job. I am a blogger on the internet afterall!)

And what the hell was Newt doing in the Cretaceous anyway?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen Terra Nova but I am totally hooked on the Walking Dead! I also agree with you that Norman Reedus is a total hottie!!!


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