Notes on the latest Walking Dead;
I despise Shane. I deeply, truly, honestly detest him in a way… well, honestly, I’m sick and I’m tired and I’m thinking a bit fuzzily. But I can’t remember the last time I saw so little about a character in a TV show that I could like. He walks over to talk to Laurie and the clearest thought in my head was “Oh, good, at least she’s got a knife.” Not “I hope this doesn’t go too badly,” not “I can see where he’s coming from,” just a general attitude of “here comes the shitstorm, head down and shoulders up and let’s get through it.”
I can see where he’s coming from. But it’s not a place I can feel for.
I’m glad he’s there as a character, but it’s in the same sort of way that I’m glad there are zombies. This is a story with a threat that isn’t empathic in the slightest, that wants but doesn’t care, not now. Everyone knows that the zombies are like that. No-one seems to have fully internalized that Shane is. (Well. One person might be doing it; I refrain from saying who since I’m nearly done and am too wiped for talking around the spoilers.)
What else? Still liking Glenn. Watching the Daryl/Carol relationship, and liking how understated it is, since the bit about the Cherokee Rose. Loved the ending,which is not to say I found it at all happy. Want to smack Andrea, but unlike my reaction to Shane I want to smack her in a way that’s like wanting to yell at a dumb human who could learn better.
2 thoughts on “World can’t drag you down if you start so low.”
I hate Shane too. He would murder the world to save Laurie. He lost himself.
I disagree, FWIW – I think he would have murdered the world to own Laurie, not to save her. Important difference, you know?