OK, right off the bat I want to get out of the way how much I really like this show and the comic book it originated from. Sure it aggravates me at times but overall I am fan of the show and never miss an episode. That does not mean that I am slavishly devoted to it however. when I see things that irk me I tend to whine about them which is what this post is about. Specifically my issue is with the way two of my favorite characters from the comic book (that I was clamoring to see on the show) , Tyreese and Michonne, are being represented on the TV show.
For centuries we have waited for the time of the Gathering, when the stroke of a sword and the fall of a head will release the power of the Quickening. In the end, there can be only one.
– Duncan MacLeod of The Clan MacLeod
Tyreese is finally coming to The Walking Dead! The biggest gripe I have had with The Walking Dead TV show was that they didn’t include the fan-favorite character of Tyreese on the show. My annoyance was compounded by the fact that the new character of T-Dog was created for no good reason at all instead of just having what was one of the best characters from the comic on the show. So when I heard the rumors that the Tyreese character was being cast I was ecstatic and then when I read that the character had been cast with Chad Coleman (a favorite of mine from his time on The Wire) filling the role I was giddy with excitement. So seeing the promo that introduces the character (after the jump) just makes me even more psyched for this Sunday’s fall finale than I already was but spoilers have me feeling a bit of trepidation at the same time.
The one takeaway that I got from the season premiere of The Walking Dead was that love was definitely in the air. The slow build continues for Carol and Darryl as the twosome have gone from an icky mother/son vibe to something playful and flirty that doesn’t skeeve me out. Then there is the budding May/December romance between tweenager Carl and teenager Beth. Despite their difference in ages (he’s 13 and she’s 16 I think) the two of them were making googoo eyes at one another all episode even causing Herschel’s protective father radar to go off.
Finally we had the energy being thrown off by Michonne and Andrea that had me thinking we had switched to the L Word in Zombieland. Don’t believe me? Give it a few days and watch the slash fiction explosion that the two of them will generate.
And Rick has finally realized what an annoying cow Lori is. So all is right with the world.
Those cleaning out the prison scenes look intense.
Michonne looks badass.
My misgivings about the casting of the Governor have been eased somewhat.
Herschel looks good all scruffy.
Carl seems to have skipped right over his tween years and looks old enough to drive.
Lori needs to die.
T-Dogg had nothing to say in the entire 4 minute trailer.