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The Walking Dead: Big Mid-Season Shock (Spoilers)

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The Walking Dead: Big Mid-Season Shock (Spoilers)
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The Walking Dead has returned from its mid-season hiatus, and ComiConverse’s Craig Caudill is here to get us all up to speed. Warning, spoilers abound!

Now if you have not seen The Walking Dead‘s mid-season opener, I suggest you watch it first before you read this review. And then come back, or maybe watch a Golden Girls or JAG marathon. I call it a JAG-off. Then we can discuss and talk shop.

Now I am a little peeved at some would-be The Walking Dead fans who in the past was hoping for an early death for Carl. I find the trend of hoping that children die on tv shows appalling. I know that the networks when they want to add a level of cuteness they bring in the kid or another younger kid to maintain the cute factor. The weirdest example was Oliver on The Brady Bunch, who I thought was alienating and ruined the dynamic of the show. I hated the show so much, and yet I watched every single episode — because with three networks there wasn’t much else to watch. So you’re at the mercy of any network whims to lure you into viewer submission. Oliver was a weird kid. He even looked like John Denver. But that’s where the insults end, because he is a human being. He’s not acting anymore. And I hope he’s married employed and happy somewhere. The same as Charlie Bucket, who owns a farm. Yes, I’m talking Willie Wonka.

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Now about Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl. I’m sure he is a good kid. His acting is fine and I wish he has a prolific career. I hope he’s a fine young man. But over the years I’ve read nasty memes on Facebook cheering for the character to die because they found him to be an annoying kid.

Now I know when a kid is annoying. But this wasn’t the boy Anakin in The Phantom Menace, flying star-fighters all on his own. This kid was accused of single handedly accused of ruining the whole Star Wars franchise. But I may confess that initially, after The Phantom Menace, while everyone applauded lightly (perhaps they were just so desperate for a new Star Wars), me on the other hand? I booed. I’ve never booed in a crowded movie theater in my life.  But I did that uncontrollably, only to be shushed by my brothers. We were pissed when we drove home. Our day was ruined.

I will bring up one Wil Wheaton, who was a source of consternation for many Star Trek fans. Myself, I didn’t watch the show until many years later, and although it was OK I wasn’t really a fan. Although I watched Deep Space Nine in the wee hours late at night — because there was nothing else on but an episode of The Twilight Zone.

But I do remember one literature student had a meltdown, in the student lounge over the relevancy of some kid on Star Trek: The Next Generation who never does anything important. God, what I’d give to remember what he screamed. All I do remember is one guy being like “Wil Wheaton Sucks I hate him.”

Mr Meltdown: “Shut up. F**k you. Leave Wil Wheaton alone. He’s a good kid, he’s important to the story…” it went something like that. But my point being, I worry about how kids are kind of abused in real life and in Hollywood and somehow people project their emotions on kids and they get cast aside or chewed up and spit out.

So now Carl gets shot in the head.

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I was prepared to write a eulogy for Carl. Now after a dramatic moment of hack-and-slash we’re taking back the town again. On one level this was pure cheese, but I liked it too, because it was the most action I’ve seen all this season.

Well, I said my piece about Carl. You got what you want but he’s going to be Snake Plisken with a patch on his eye? Don’t know.

What irks me about the show now

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Credit: AMC

I want to say I don’t like short-season shows. Five episodes here and then nothing for three months. Thank God I write or play music, otherwise I’d be bored. I hate sports so I’d be screwed for entertainment.

Last season was kind of just filler, but I liked when they brought back Morgan Jones (played by Lennie James) with his Zen philosophy. That was cool. But watching Daryl seemingly putting on a chopper while dead people were just dragging their feet was tedious. Then the anger I felt when I thought Glen died. I wasn’t cool with that because he’s the character I like most. I swore I’d never watch it again if that were the case. Unless of course that’s how the comic book went. I remember reading half of it on the hardback graphic novel edition. The death I must bring up, because we never really saw it happen — we just assume she’s dead — is of course Andrea Harrison, played by Laurie Holden.

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I would like to trade her back onto the show, and you can have the supposed genius with the mullet who turned out to be a fraud in exchange. I’m not amused about this. Yeah we all have our thing. Tom Waits had his Soul Patch Sailor on Wild At Heart, had his Snake Skin jacket. Unless your mullet is the source of your magic power… you’re a pointless character. I get the joke, but I would like for Andrea to come back instead. Nothing personal. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and this is not a hate on him.

By now the second episode of the season opener promises a big shocker. Maybe the Governor is alive, or Rick Grimes’ wife followed them from the prison? Questions, questions… But I guess I have to force myself to watch. I hope this gets better.

Just leave Carl alone!

The Walking Dead airs on AMC on Sundays at 9pm (8pm Central). Craig Caudill is a Contributor to ComiConverse. Follow him on Twitter @craigcaudill.

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