Ugh, this whole post is with a iPhone, so please excuse the spelling. One of the issues I have is that I read the graphic novels and I find them more realistic in the sense of a zombie apocalypse. While there are moments of true emotion, it is more about the tasks at hand. At the forefront of those tasks is survival, by any means necessary. The show is afraid to go where the graphic novel goes because of viewer sensitivity. This detracts from the overall story and they have to make too many changes in an attempt to make up for that. Tyrese is a prime example. If Tyrese becomes the powerhouse he was in the comic it's going to be strange. This guy was all calm and quiet before, but becomes suddenly changed. That would be weak. If the writers just follow a cue from the comic that would be easy to do, but I don't know what the hell they are doing most of the time. The show is written like a friggin soap opera now and it is starting to get on my nerves. Carl's character seems to be the only one who understands the urgency of the lives they live now. Carl shooting that kid was the most realistic and best part of the episode for me. In that moment Carl let everything go and understood that this is the way if the world now. Everyone else seems to be hanging on to the past as if things are going to go back to normal. Since Carl is so young, he doesn't have a whole lot of normal to remember and dwell on. This anarchy is Carl's new life and he understands that. Michonne may be the only other character that understands this. In the comic, everyone seems to understand this. The reason there is a rush is because this is TV. When shit gets slow and repetitive people stop watching. You need to keep the viewer interested. We're talking about a friggin zombie apocalypse, this isn't Little House on the Prairie. there needs to be substance and character progression. Right now, this show is losing me because stick figures in a flip book have more character progression. These charqcters in the show just aren't believable to me. The reason shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire keep people interested and coming back is because the plot lines and characters are believable. I want to know more about the characters in these shows. Things that are pertinent to the storyline actually happens in these shows. I don't give as hit if Glenn wants to marry Maggie. There is a guy out there that wants to feed your head to a zombie and you are cutting engagement rings off of walkers. Give me a god damn break! What happened in the Walking Dead last night that had any importsnce to the core group? Andrea dying? She hasn't been an integral part of the group for an entire season. I was glad when she died. Her character was an annoyance. Milton dying? Who gives a shit? He wasn't an important character at all. So the Gov killed all his people. Big deal. It was either going to be him, the group, or walkers in the long run. The Governor as a major threat still? It's going to get old. They have to have new things happen. If the Gov just becomes the group's arch nemesis, how far can they actually go with that? They aren't even moving along plot lines of the individual characters. Besides the shitty story between Glenn and Maggie, nothing else has happened. Why haven't Darryl and Carol gotten together? What's with the looks that Herschel's daughter gives Carl? Why should I even care about whether any of these characters live or die when the story never makes me interested in them? Can we talk about this nonsense of bringing like 20 elderly and children back to the prison? Why? Why introduce more characters that aren't going to matter? Are they just setting up another slaughter that won't matter? Like I said, what is making me want to watch again in October? Not a damn thing. They could have done any if a million different things to leave us with a cliffhanger making the viewer say, "Holy shit, I can't wait for October!". Instead, I just don't care.