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“Dead” On My Feet

By Wyatt Earp | November 15, 2010

Well, we’re three episodes into “The Walking Dead,” and I cannot get enough of this show. And while, yes, this could have been classified as a “filler” episode, it had more than a few awesome moments. The last scene with the handcuffs, in particular. The only sad part is that there are only three episodes left – at least until the next season.

A few general thoughts if I may:

1. Shane is a douche. I don’t like the guy at all, but he did partially redeem himself down by the quarry.
2. Merle and his brother Darryl are also douches, but I absolutely love them. The series needs villains, and they’re trashy chic.
3. The two zombie smiting scenes were a joy to behold. They made me want to buy a crossbow.


Note: There will probably be some spoilers in the comments. Can’t be helped. Please use caution if you haven’t seen this week’s episode yet.

Topics: The Walking Dead | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to ““Dead” On My Feet”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Going back for Merle reminded me of Josh Brolin going back to give the wounded mexican some water in No Country for Old men…”This is probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever done”.

  2. Ryan Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Shane is a douche and did what he did because his supply of p*ssy got cut off and he got caught in a lie. Over/under on when he does something phenomenally stupid to redeem himself? Also, why did he lie about Rick being dead?

    How did Merle get off the roof, where’s all the blood from lopping off a body part and why that body part as opposed to the damn handcuffs?

  3. Wes S. Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Or, Ryan, for that matter why didn’t Merle just cut through the rusty bracket the other end of the handcuffs were attached to, which would have been a lot easier to cut than either his wrist or the cuffs?

    You’d have thought Merle had seen the ending of Mad Max, right?

    As far as Shane goes: Yes, he’s a douche. On the other hand, it might have been logical for Shane to assume Our Hero was toast, since the last he’d seen of him, Our hero was unconcious in a hospital that (1) was ransacked, partially burned out and totally trashed and (2) had been overrun by zombies, with dead and rotting corpses, some of them still walking around, all over the place.

    Either way, Shane needs to explain himself.

  4. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I watch it but I never did get zombies. they remind me of democrats….all glassy eyed and stumbling around…not knowing anything but their appetites….

  5. Dr. Evil Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    aawwwww man. I know these answers to all of these from being such a loser and reading the series in comic book form. I swear not to give ANY spoilers however…

  6. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I can’t wait to see what happens next week. I agree, Shane’s a douche, since he’s the one that told her that her husband was dead. Obviously he wasn’t, not to mention that IF he had died he didn’t waste any time moving into his partner’s territory.
    LOVED the zombie that was eating on the deer. He was my favorite zombie of the episode. I kind of felt sorry for him after they all beat him down like that. lol
    Glen is definitely my favorite character now.

  7. Kim Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I didn’t even know this was a television series until you posted that test. After this I am going to have to see if I can watch it on Hulu or some other place online.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Jon – Yeah, it wasn’t the smartest idea, especially since everyone told him so.

    Ryan – I assumed he lied to her early on, but we never saw it.

    Wes S. – Agreed. The better choice was the bracket. Maybe the writers were suggesting that Merle was losing his mind – remember him talking to himself? – and wasn’t thinking clearly.

    Dr. Evil – If you do, I will kick you in the jimmies on Saturday.

    DL474 – Agreed. It was awesome when his decapitated head started moving, though.

    Kim – Hulu should have it. It’s only the third episode, so it won’t take long to get caught up.

  9. Woody Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    DVR’d it, but had a rough day at work and walking corpses wasn’t the thing to settle my mind… Good show though. Maybe tomorrow night I’ll be in the mood.

  10. SDH Says:
    November 16th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Re. The last scene with the handcuffs,

    I’d respect the writers more if the bolt had been cut.

  11. Randal Graves Says:
    November 16th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Just watched it…awesome. I love the Rook.