« on: October 25, 2016, 05:41 PM »
I loved it. It was brutal and gross, but a creative way to get the show back on track with a lot of the comic material again. The Abraham kill had me thinking that was it too, so if they were bound and determined for it to be Glenn, that was a smart way to still make it something of a surprise. The image of him with the eyeball popping out is 100% faithful to issue #100 of the comics. There was a lot of love/hate following that turn in the comics, so I'm not surprised to see all the mixed reactions from the TV audience. Love it or hate it, it was creative.
Kirkman has always maintained that no one (outside of maybe Rick) is safe on this show. He wants you to care about characters deeply enough that you are outraged when they're taken away. Its been a long time since a really meaningful character has died, and he upped that with two for the premiere. I think most of us were hoping for Glenn to make it through, but it would have been cheap to get rid of any of the less important characters IMO. Sad to see him go, but excited about where this takes the group next.
And yes, I think this is going to be a rough season. Negan has more brutality up his sleeve, but thereís some pretty cool stuff coming our way. Room for some pretty interesting new characters and concepts anyway. Someone was complaining a while back about how the show is just them running from town to town trying to find resources and escape zombies. Now they have a much bigger problem to deal with and itís dark, but itís also something new and unexpected. Iím excited to see what they do next (and hopefully that involves less smashing heads).