Avox in Arcadia (perpetual) wrote,
Avox in Arcadia
perpetual

What do I do about The Walking Dead?

For every show except Agents of SHIELD, my habit for the last few years has been to wait for it to get to Netflix (or DVD for the ones I really like), or go with the flow if it becomes available some other way. Well, for the first half of the last season of TWD, someone gave it to me on a flash drive, and now he's just done the same with the other half of the season, so all I have to do is plug it in and get watching, but I kind of just don't feel like it.

I haven't exactly stopped enjoying it, I mean, I think the quality has more or less held up, but I just don't seem to care if I find out what happens next and hey, time is valuable! Oddly, this time it's not even a matter of wanting to get it out of the way so I can watch something that interests me more. Pretty much the only shows I'm currently really digging are the ones I'm rewatching with Simon (or trying to). Most of my evening slack time goes straight to comic books. If I'm folding laundry I put on Seaquest. When I finish that, I'm going to sell my fandom focus to the highest bidder.

Anyway, I guess there's not much point in asking you if I should continue with TWD, since you can probably tell my mind's made up even if I'm still talking like there's some kind of internal conflict here. I think I meant to call it quits with this show a season ago, before the coworker in question handed me that flash drive, and then as now, continuing to watch anyway was mostly a matter of wanting something I could discuss with real life people, and not wanting to appear ungrateful.

Did anyone not guess that Terminus was full of cannibals? Did Beth really have to die, and in such a meaningless way? Is there a future to hope for, or is it all just a matter of struggling and prevailing and dying off one by one?

The last plot twist that really grabbed me was finding out that what's-his-name had been lying about Washington DC, and being a scientist. That was a bigger impact than any of the deaths and had some serious implications for many characters, but at the same time, it was a kind of dead end. If we're not going to DC, what's our goal? The show, like the comics, is really about post-apocalyptic survival rather than a resolution of any kind, but there's got to be something larger happening than just the fates of one little band, or why should we care?

So, fond farewell to my Carl icon? Farewell to Maggie and Glenn, but they better as hell live happily ever after in some kind of canon reality. Farewell Carol and Darryl, world's most unlikely dream team.

And yeah I've still got the episodes so it's not like I can't change my mind later. Someone will probably talk me into it sooner or later.
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