As season 2 is just about here (less than 24 hours, woot!), I thought it to be wise to give a quick refresher on what the goings on was in the first season. Both as a reminder for potential plot reasons, as well as a quick run-down to all those unaware of the awesome that is the Walking Dead.
Ironically, I had this whole thang typed out, but upon reviewing my previously typed up stuffs I noticed I already did this before! XD So, as I found it critically biting while still being a solid outline of the events that happened, I’m just gonna copy/paste it right here. I would put up a spoiler alert, but if you are going to watch it tonight most of this will be ‘spoiled’ anyway. If you are unaware of the goings-on in the teaser that was season one, you might be confused. But in a good way ^_^
The first episode had Rick escaping the SNAFU’d hospital with one snazzy transitional scene thanks to those wilting flowers. The flip side of that coin, sadly, was just how lame the intro shot was of Rick shooting the obviously turned teddy bear zombie girl, and how much the hospital bit reeked of 28 Days Later. Luckily this was left behind without a seconds thought as Rick passed by the Half Biker Girl Zombie torso and he met up with Morgan, who quickly threatened to kill him at least half a dozen times.
Morgan and his son Duane got Rick up to speed and out of town in no time flat. They even had time for a shower! Anyone drop the soap?
Duane has a heart wrenching moment where he is unable to put down his unliving wife and Rick puts the barely there Biker Girl Zombie to final rest before ‘borrowing’ a horse and trading it up for a tank and a grenade. End.
Shane and Lori, spread eagle near a tree. C-O-U-P-L-I-N-G!
Guts starts off with Glenn helping Rick escape, some crazy old blonde chick puts a gun to Rick’s head, racist southerner gets ‘cuffed to a flimsy and eroded pipe, Rick and Glenn get a deep tissue massage made from deep tissues, and a clumsy black guy drops a key. Glenn likes him some sports car. End.
Frogs shows that Shane and Lori might actually be decent characters after two terrible showings in previous episodes. But! Oh noes! Rick’s back! Lori tells off Shane who immediately reflects this anger and ever-so-mild distemperment into Ed’s skull after Ed is seen slapping his wife. Racist Redneck decided drilling through his ‘cuffs was too hard, but didn’t think to go through the thin, corroded metal twig, and instead recreated Saw with magically almost no blood loss. Mighty fine grip you got going on with your belt there, Amos! End.
Vatos! Ah, how I’ve missed you. Rick attempts to snatch his cache of weapons and radio, but in exchange he loses Glenn to a marauding latino gang. Racist Redneck Jr. gets a butt shot off before they get away though, so so it’s all good. In the end the Vatos were just posing as tough guys and Granny gives Rick a tour of a medical facility…that Rick never thinks about holing up in with the rest of the people back at camp. Oh, bother. And zombies attack the campsite, leading to a very fulfilling chaotic zombie battle, with bats, shovels, shotguns, crossbows, and rifles. Woot! End.
Wildfire lingers far too long. Andrea should be shot. Jim is the real man’s version of Rick without Main Character Powers. Black Lady is offensive and does not visibly have a relationship with T-Dog. Shane wants to shoot Rick for no reason. Andrea wanted to shoot Rick for no reason. Mr. CDC hijack’s our TV and takes us by surprise before blowing up his wife’s remains in a botched experiment. It made me laugh, though. End.
TS-19 was another great episode, yet it is fairly split on the love/hate-o-meter to the reviewing audience. Mr. CDC explains to the dum-dum casual audience what zombies are and exactly what we should have known from day one. He could have said “Watch Shawn of the Dead” for the first half of the episode and saved a lot of exposition. I still liked it, thought he acted wonderfully, and hope he gets a lot of great work after showing off his abilities here.
Back to super short recap: Everyone likes wine (‘cept Carl, boo!), Shane is mad in the shower, Rick and Lori are very happy in the shower, Andrea is wasting our time as well as theirs with all that hot water washing down the drain, Shane fails at Surprise Sex, Rick’s drunk, Mr. CDC locks everyone in for no honest reason, and then he lets them go before getting all Lost in Translation with Rick. Black Lady and Mr. CDC die in a massive explosion that, again, half the reviewership thinks was over done or out of place and fake. A short sandbag wall blocks the flames from killing Andrea, sadly.
Wasn’t that great? Man, I’m awesome. (Misses: “And so modest, too -_^!”) Speaking of the Misses, it’s our anniversary today. So how’s that for a nice Anniversary gift, eh? The Walking Dead is back on AND the Halloween event in WoW starts up tonight. We still need to level up hardcore to be able to queue for that as we are 78 now with no rested. I’m hoping we can queue up for it at 81 as 85 just is not in the cards for a handful of hours to play >.<
If you’d like to know more about the episodes or even just what I thought about em, check out the previous posts I did on em! Have a great day every one, still about… fourish hours till the show starts. Have a good’in!
(FYI, my favorites were four, six, and one. In that order.)