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The Walking Dead

I started watching the second season of The Walking Dead last night. [I have read all of the books. Well, as many as are in hardcover. Thanks, Teege!] I feel as though it would be a whole lot better if the actors playing Rick and Shane weren't completely terrible. At acting. No? Am I off base on that one?

(Also, not to pick nits, but Andrea is supposed to be, like, nineteen. Not thirty-three.)

Aside from that though it's pretty decent. (And supposedly it gets better as the season progresses, yes?) I like Dale and I like Andrea, just as I do in the books. I like Carl (although who the fuck named their kid CARL in the aughts? That is a middle-aged man's name) better in the series than in the books. I don't mind the extra characters. I hope they find that little girl Sophia or Sophie or whatever; we need more kids and she wasn't bad, for a little girl. Also when Carl was creeping up to that deer? And everyone was frozen in wonder? I seriously thought he was going to pull out a throwing star or a machete or something and fucking MURDERIZE it for dinner but then he didn't and I was a little disappointed. Ah well, it will come.

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cindylou
Jul. 17th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
I've not read the books, but all the acting was so terrible--seriously, when Andrea [had that sad thing happen to her in season 1] and they showed her crying face up close for 30 min??? Never seen such bad acting. We gave up shortly into the second season, but I heard maybe the last one finally got better at the end?
singofmyself
Jul. 17th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I think that the actors kind of suck, too, but I'm enjoying the plot twists so far.

Haven't read the books, but I hear that they're different from the show.
petit_chou
Jul. 21st, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
The show diverges significantly from the books in a lot of ways, particularly as time wears on (though I haven't read as many of the books as you, I've read a few). My main problem with it is that it seems to spend too much time on characters I don't give a shit about (Rick and his dumb wife, Shane, Carl, Carol) and not enough time on the people who interest me (hello, Daryl, Glenn, HERSHEL!!!). Why oh why won't they let Andrea be as badass as she is in the books? Also, the writing is atrocious. The dialogue, particularly in the first season, is shockingly bad. And yet I continue to watch! I do like them zombies, and I am still vaguely interested in what'll happen to our merry band, particularly at the point they're going to reach in season three. Also, there are enough OH SHIT THIS IS AWESOME moments (every few eps or so) that I keep coming back.

And yes, Cindylou, season two does improve a bit toward the end.
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