The Walking Dead

There are a lot of problems with the Walking Dead.  Poor writing, a lack of cause and effect, characters that randomly change motivations, cyclical storytelling, and plot holes galore.  Still, I watch it every week because I still hope it will get better.  Or maybe I just like to laugh at the show so many others seem to think is the best hour of television ever devised.

Here is my brief approximation of about 75% of the episodes of the Walking Dead I have seen to date:

SHANE 
“I don’t agree with what’s going on around here!”

RICK 
“Shane, I am in charge.  If you don’t like it, then leave.”

LORI 
“Hey everyone, I’m only here to contradict something I said last week to further a story line well past the point anyone should be caring.”

ANDREA
“Me too, guys!”

GLENN
“Something is bothering me.  Again.  I think I just need to have a good cry.”

CARL
“Just stopping by to be annoying…”

T-DOG
“What’s everyone looking at me for?  I haven’t said a line that mattered in months.”

[Zombies arrive.  For no real reason.  Our heroes dispatch of them.  Or so they think…]

LORI
“Everything about society has changed.  I’m so sad.” 

SHANE
Didn’t we just discover that last week?  And the week before?  And in last season’s finale?

[Someone is killed unexpectedly by a stray zombie]

ALL TOGETHER
“Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”

[Next week on The Walking Dead…]

RICK
“It’s okay everyone, I’m in charge.”

LORI
“It’s, like, everything about society has changed, you know?

T-DOG
“Don’t mind me.  Just passing through the shot.”

[END]

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