Blast Cannon wrote:SPOILERS FOR LAST TWO EPISODES IN THIS POST.
The season finale was a massive disappointment for me. The attack on the prison was disjointed and a massive anti climax which resulted in the Woodbury contingent's eventual slaughter by the Governor himself. I know that this served as a plot device to signal the Governor's final descent into insanity yet it simply didn't sit right with me. Despite everything that has happened to him so far, the Governor has always had a measure of self control which was just cast aside in five seconds.
I was thinking that given the popularity this show is gaining that they'd have the dosh to do an all out, well executed battle. It honestly just felt like a side thought, disorganised and out of character for the Gov. I appreciate his crazy, but it has to be level headed and revenge focussed without some sort of slobbering lunancy.
To be honest, I was hoping Andrea would be tortured longer, that we'd see more of that; not for the sake of torture, but more for the sake of "look at Gov, isn't he nice and brave and helping us Woodbury citizens... but we don't know he's actually a monster".
I'm wondering, given his fight with Merl and the zombies, that maybe they'll pin him more as some kind of lone wolf shadowy figure who swoops in and ninjas people to death.
The rest of the Woodbury people, I think they just let them into the prison so they can spend next season with a majority of time on the "they eating too much, they too old, they useless, lets kick them out" moral delimmas.
I love the comics because it focusses on the morality of humanity, human action and nature within the context of a zombie apocalypse. But it seems to be something they're having difficulty translating to the screen on occasion. Dialogue seems forced, characters change too abruptly without adequate backstory. They chop and change characters as if they're only after the shock factor and to remind everyone there's zombies and crazies.
Looking forward to season 4 though.