Season 6 finally premiered last night after what seemed like 2 months of endless hype. Did it live up to your expectations? I personally think it fell short of last year’s season 5 premiere. There was a lot going on though. Before we get to that,
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First of all, if you really like the show and you are not watching it twice, you are doing yourself a disservice. I had a lot more appreciation for things the 2nd time and some stuff made more sense. Still not a fan of the black and white thing, especially because TWD is so dark to begin with. Sephora or maybe a blue/white filter might have worked better. I did like how they used the flashbacks to set things up. I thought that worked really well more often than not.
There were a couple things I really loved. Morgan of course. I don’t know how long he will be around, but I will damn sure enjoy every moment. He definitely seems like a calming influence on Rick or even bringing back some of his humanity. I hope he teaches at least one other person how to use the staff.
Eugene–I never thought I would like the guy, but he was pretty fantastic. He had some great one-liners. I totally dug the Glenn/Nicholas thing. I would have killed him out in the woods, but Glenn brought him back. I felt he redeemed himself when he had Heath/Glenn’s back outside the tractor store. Which means, Nicholas will probably die next. Actually, by the looks of things, I wouldn’t be surprised if they lose half the group.
So much going on. Especially the first time viewing it. The added comedic moments were nice. The above mentioned bits with Eugene and the protein bar scene with Morgan and Michonne were really good.
I didn’t like their plan for the rock quarry. I felt like they could have done something different. Like blow up the ramp or load it up with cars. Another thing they could have done was armor up the tractors and bulldozed them. Probably a few more things. I suppose they wouldn’t all escape then and do what they need to do.
The failed mutiny was interesting and gave us another comedic moment with Eugene. When Carter shook hands with Rick, you kind of felt he was going to die–and you were right. Wasn’t happy at how he died, especially when there was a bigger threat with the walkers once the horn sounded and took them off track. I think it would have highlighted the point Rick was trying to make better than having some random walker who was stuck on a tree, reach out and grab him.
I do not like this Ron kid. Although a fight between him and Carl would be pretty epic. I have a feeling he will be a fonte of ill will for a spell.
Questions: Speaking of horns, who sounded the horn at the end? Very ominous. On Talking Dead, they asked the question: Ron, The Wolves, or someone else? At first, I thought the Wolves. It would make sense, especially if they were watching what the group was doing. They would know the perfect time to hit it. I keep thinking someone from Alexandria is a plant for them. Someone who goes out for apparently no reason maybe?
Why aren’t walkers dying of starvation? Even if they don’t starve to death? How long do they last? I know I probably shouldn’t get all logical on them, but this keeps bugging me.
Another thing I thought of, why don’t they set up all kinds of traps outside Alexandria? The walls are nice, but how about snares, pits, and other traps to catch/kill walkers and maybe enemies who might try sneaking up. Again, I should probably not think to logically about things.
Why is Gabriel still around? He proved himself utterly useless to the group and a holy man without faith is not a holy man at all. Furthermore, he was outed as having warned Deanna about how dangerous the group was. Then there was his deal with Sasha in last season’s finale where he told her she didn’t deserve to be alive. I love the actor, but the character gotta go. Unless he finally gets his faith back and becomes a righteous ass-kicker.
Zombie kill of the week: There were many kills and many excellent deaths. To me, the most significant was when Nicholas plunged a knife into the head of a walker who was going for Heath/Glenn. He was told to stay back but he stepped up when he needed to. Perhaps at least a little redemption for him.