Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Episode 80 - Rock Bottom

What does despair look like? It looks like episode 10 of season 5 of AMC's the Walking Dead. Titled "Them", it sees the cast pushed into some of the darkest inner-territory that they have faced so far. They are broken emotionally and empty, unable to feel and finding themselves just wanting it all to stop, regardless of the cost. It is a serious bummer but there is, perhaps a glimpse of light at the end of this bleak tunnel. Let us know what your thoughts were on the show by writing to mail@z-realm.com or by posting a message on the Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. The scene with the group holding the barn door against the walkers seemed so odd, especially given the sudden cut to the group (specifically Maggie?) waking up after, that I thought that the scene was supposed to be a dream sequence. It's still a bit of a deus ex machina (the same storm that conceals the approach of the walkers also thwarts the attack), and there are still some bits of the narrative that seem a bit strained, but I think that interpretation fits the text better than the alternative: During the attack, the walkers are at the door, but in the morning the walkers have been blocked from ever reaching the barn. And everyone waking up from a peaceful sleep after the storm doesn't really fit with everyone actually having to fight off a zombie horde during the night.

    Not the strongest episode, but there were some very strong scenes. And it does some work that's needed to set up the context for the next episode.