The writing is still weak, how do we know?
Take away zombies and none of us would ever watch it…
However, they do have a knack for creating amazingly, annoying characters by creating drama where none exists:
Dale, Lori, Andrea, Rick’s son and now Maggie and Glenn, who argued about the non-raping event that went on?? Say what??
And for the record, the Governor is a total *****…
You’re this evil dude and in a zombie world you have a perfect opportunity to rape a rare, hot chick and in turn have all the viewership truly hate you and think you’re the evil slime that we want you to be… But you instead look at her boobs? You’re not wicked, you’re sinister, you’re an idiot.
Also I love the same formula played out every few episodes almost like a split decision like this is made:
Director - “Writers, we need to kill a character.”
Writers – “Ok, how about we show the character more in the particular episode, give him/her some lines to humanize and then have someone shoot him or a zombie attack them.”
Director – “Brilliant”
And that’s just it, usually you root for characters to be killed or live… I just root for everyone to get killed. Including Rick… there said it.
All that said, I’ll keep watching… it’s got Zooooombies!