The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale

Wow, from a rather lackluster second half premier to this amazing season finale, The Walking Dead has been a roller coaster this season. But, the season finale is perhaps one of the best season finales I have seen in a long time and builds up a level of excitement for the fall that I have not had in years.

Now, in a previous post, I point out my hypothesis that the problems the series faced in the second season are related to the episode count. Each season is likely going to cover one story arc. Was Herschel’s Farm a little too long? Yes, but the series kicks it up when it needs to. Which is a strength. Hopefully, it can keep it up into a third, fourth, and however many seasons it has.

The last three episodes of the season are excellent and reminded me why I enjoyed the series in the first place. And the finale had me absolutely enthralled. From the barn burning to the final shot of the looming prison, it is all excellent storytelling.

And kudos to Laurie Holden and Andrew Lincoln for their acting.

But, there are some issues in this finale as well. Lori is increasingly becoming about as annoying as Shane becomes. And what is up with Carole? Yes, this confrontation needs to happen, but it could have been executed better.

That is, however, my only complaint about the episode.

Now that this season of The Walking Dead is over, I want to read the comic series. Hopefully, the local library can get more copies in.


Posted on March 19, 2012, in T.V. and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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