Monday, November 15, 2010

The Walking Dead -- Episode 3

I continue to watch The Walking Dead, even though I'm still not a fan of the show. I have a question about Episode 3 for those of you who watch. I know Merle's supposed to be a nutjob, but wouldn't even a nutjob at least try the hacksaw on the chain first? I mean, wouldn't he rather have a steel bracelet than no hand? Maybe I'm missing something here. I'm old and slow, so help me out.

5 comments:

Doc Quatermass said...

Nothing says really wacked out nutjob like illogical choices. I think I have the first fifteen or so issues (unread - I need to start selling most of my stuff on ebay) of the comic before I quit buying comics about 10 years or so ago because of both financial reasons and the artwork began to suck more and more, esp. with computerized coloring (I do miss The Goon and Tom Strong). Zombies have become so passe and increasing grosser than csi-themed TV shows. I haven't seen any eps of TWD, I've been busy and have been falling behind with my old Westerns on the DVR, I recommend renting Shaun of the Dead and the original Carnival of Souls with Candace Hilligoss to clear the visual palate.

Snidely Whiplash said...

Better yet, the handcuffs may very well be hardened steel but the the threaded rod on the other end is mild steel whose principal virtue is that is easily sawn or otherwise manipulated. Personally I love the show, but it shares many of the shortcoming of movies in the genre.
Muscle cars are wasteful and finicky about fuel, require well kempt roads, are loud and conspicuous, difficult to maintain and can't carry much. I guess there wouldn't be much dramatic tension though if the humans got a Stryker or armored Humvee and simply mowed down all the zombies

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, I had a problem with that too, partially because it was far too predictable. I was thinking last night myself about how come the miliatary doesn't just employ tanks and crush the "zombie resistance." :)

Harry Hunsicker said...

The zombies were about to break through the door. Given that, I understand sawing off a hand rather than spending 30 minutes or so hacking through hardened steel. I love the show but question how it will fare as a multi-season series. Feels much more like a mini-series to me. What's the arc in, say, Year Four?

Bill Crider said...

Apparently the graphic novel extends to more than a thousand pages now, so I'm sure they have something to work with.