Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 2 — My Reaction

Nearly a month after the Season 2 Season Finale aired (March 18, 2012) I finally saw the second half of season 2
The second season of AMC's television series The Walking Dead premiered on October 16, 2011 on AMC and featured 13 episodes. The series is based on the series of comic books of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard; it was developed for television by Frank Darabont, who serves as executive producer for the second season along with Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara. The season finale episode was viewed by a record-breaking 9.0 million viewers, making it the highest rated episode of the series, and the most viewed episode of an original series on AMC, in history. -Wikipedia
 For the record the 13 episodes were broken in half with the first seven airing, a mid season break and the last six airing about 2 months later. Below are the comments I jotted down with my reactions. I would usually LIVE TWEET it with the rest of my film/TV friends @NotherBrother, but I don’t like watching week to week on too many shows and this one was one of them. In retrospect I’m glad I did which I will explain at the end.

WARNING: There will be some spoilerish stuff, but nothing major and as the title of this blog states PROFANITY MAY BE NECESSARY.


  • About the shooting at the end of the previous episode the “Mid Season Finale”, Rick self booking his own guilt trip? Shock-kerr

  • Shane still being a dick Shock-kerr

  • Ok where TF was Laurie going? (the car stuff) She’s causing more problems that she's solving. Smh  

  • “Hershel goes missing, but Rick and Glenn find him in the town bar, drinking and lamenting the folly of his hope of a cure for his family.”

  • Well GOTDAMN Rick in that bar scene! Show em why they call you Dirty Rick…well they don’t, but they should!


  • Just finished S2:E9 Triggerfinger & *YAWN* this should be called “The Walking Said” they talk so much
  • Did not like the shaky ass camera movement from director Billy Gierhart
  • Starts off STRONG in the pre-credits

  • About time Rick confront Shane. He's already on the f*cking edge and delusional.

  • The credits say directed by Ernest Dickerson. Kewl! 

  • About time Rick & Shane go Mano o Mano 

  • The scenes with Rick, Shane & dude were great. The scenes with suicidal girl at the farm *YAWN*
  • Ricky's triple shot with the pile on—F*CKING HOT!

Mostly talk as well, but very good story with a major death



  • 15 min Lori apologizes to Shane. Shane must be going to die

  • WTF is Shane doing with prisoner dude. 

  • Oh that's what. Shane is effing nuts 

  • About time Rick!

  • HOLY F*CK that ending!


  • REALLY GREAT open showing the migration of the walkers! 

  • Ok so the show saved their entire makeup budget for the season finale!

  • That’s all I’m going to say about the plot details. An EXCELLENT Season Finale. Bar none!

  • There was scuttlebutt that one of the show creators Frank Darabont left the show over budget concerns. It was stated that the network was worried about the huge make-up budget the show would have if they had lots of zombies every week. 
  • I totally get the whole concept behind The Walking Dead. It’s about the survivors after this zombie apocalypse and what happens to them. It’s about what happen to regular people after the world goes to hell. I get that, but GEE WHIZ did they need to talk as freekin much? There were like whole episodes where 80% was TALK. As I said above “this should be called “The Walking Said” they talk so much”. 

  • It seems like “The Walking Said” somehow acknowledged that those rumors about budget were true. Besides the exposition purposes, it seemed like they were REALLY trying to save money on zombie make-up especially in these last six episodes. Of course there was zombie stuff, but a HUGE budget was spent in the Season Finale. HUGE! 

  • In the end, in the last six episodes of Season 2, the first three were eh, but the last three ROCKED! I’m glad I didn’t have to wait week to week for the first three and especially the last three! They were awesome. Hopefully Season Three will just as good!


 TWO great article reactions to the Season Two Finale

Hollywood Reporter
'The Walking Dead' Dissection: Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman Spill on the Bloody Finale
Who was the sword-wielding woman? Who almost was killed off but survived? What did Jenner whisper to Rick and how did the group respond? The showrunner and executive producer/comic book creator answer burning questions about the season finale and look ahead to their biggest year yet.

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers about the Season 2 finale of AMC's The Walking Dead, titled "Beside the Dying Fire."] Read it HERE

 Huffington Post
'The Walking Dead' Finale Recap: The Best Episode Since The Pilot?
Maureen Ryan TV critic, The Huffington Post

Note: Do not read on if you have not watched the Season 2 finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead," entitled "Beside the Dying Fire." Read it HERE