Monday, October 24, 2016

The Walking Dead 7.1: No Specific Spoilers, But ...

The Walking Dead is the most watched show on television, and the story is gripping, to say the least, so it's hard not to watch it.   But tonight's episode was so disturbing, which is exactly what it's supposed to be doing, that I'm getting close to skipping it, for at least a few weeks.

The underlying theme has been harrowingly clear for a while now - the worst entities on the show are not the walkers, but the humans who have survived by becoming more depraved, more brutal, than anything we see in the real world around us, as distressing as that is, especially in this election season.

Negan apparently broke Rick tonight, and the way he did was both a psychological horror show as well as the physical horror show The Walking Dead usually is, figuratively and literally.  Whether Rick is ultimately not broken, the degree to which what is left of our group remains unbroken, remains to be seen, and will provide some of the suspense in the episodes ahead.

And then there are the people, Carol and Morgan, who mercifully were spared what we saw tonight. They will no doubt play a role in the fight against Negan, too.

I'm interested in seeing this.  I'd probably stream the whole season if it were available in the next few days.  But I'm also glad it's not.

So ... I'll be back here with another review, at some point in the series, but I don't know when.

See also: The Walking Dead 6.1: The Walking Herd ...  The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale: Who Was It?

And see also: The Walking Dead 5.1: The Redemption of Carole ... The Walking Dead 5.3: Meets Alfred Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone ... The Walking Dead 5.4: Hospital of Horror ... The Walking Dead 5.5: Anatomy of a Shattered Dream ... The Walking Dead 5.6-7: Slow ... The Walking Dead 5.8: Killing the Non-Killer ... The Walking Dead 5.9: Another Death in the Family ... The Walking Dead 5.11: The Smiling Stranger ... The Walking Dead 5.12: The Other Shoe ... The Walking Dead 5.13: The Horse and the Party ... The Walking Dead 5.15: The Bad Guy ... The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale: Morgan and Optimism

And see also The Walking Dead 4.1: The New Plague ... The Walking Dead 4.2: The Baby and the Flu ... The Walking Dead 4.3: Death in Every Corner ...The Walking Dead 4.4: Hershel, Carl, and Maggie ... The Walking Dead 4.6: The Good Governor ... The Walking Dead 4.7: The Governor's Other Foot ... The Walking Dead 4.8: Vintage Fall Finale ... The Walking Dead 4.9: A Nightmare on Walking Dead Street ... The Walking Dead 4:14: Too Far ... The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale: From the Gunfire into the Frying Pan


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