Diametro, on 02 November 2011 - 12:08 AM, said:
well episode 3 has come and gone and my opinions on the season are not changing ...
not only are the little things bugging me like where are they getting white bread for rick's sandwich in episode 3 or of the giant glass of orange juice in episode 2 ... or how they have electricity at the farm when I'm clearly not hearing generators in the background ... or why do you waste electricity with porch lights at night which would only draw zombies anyway ...
but the big things like rick and his wife agonizing over the 1 in a 1,000,000 shooting of their kid in the forest ... I'm sorry I just don't care ... I guess the point is stuff like this happens in a zombie apocalypse too ... but I really feel the real reason for this is because the producers are being cheap and it's a lot less expensive to show a child actor thrashing in bed ...
and then why did otis really need to be sacrificed for them to get away ? it looked like they were in the clear actually ... and really didn't they realize that someone morbidly obese was going to have trouble getting around a high school prowling with zombies? ( and anyway how much weight has he NOT lost since the collapse of civilization ... you think his clothes would be falling off of him by now)
why were there still valuable supplies left at the high school? you'd think it would have been picked clean by now ... and if time was of the essence and all they needed was that respirator thingy why did they load up on everything else and jeopardize the mission and their own lives?
it just seems like all of these stupid choices conveniently serve to push the story forward ... too many things make no sense and it breaks the spell ... not to mention the commercials which also serve to do the same thing ... and while I previously praise the weekly format for allowing more depth, the commercial breaks every 7 minutes or so really serve to stop the flow and create disbelief ...
oh yeah and way way too many monologues and soliloquies still ... why the hell are people so eloquent after everything goes to shit l o l?
White bread- can be baked or frozen
Orange juice- squeezed, or from frozen concentrate
Power- could be nuclear, or on a grid still in operation, the generator could be muffled in a building away from the house, plenty of possibilities. Leaving the porch light on may not be so crazy since there's 2 groups one still on the hi way who could turn up. Not to mention the chance of the little girl lost who could potentially see it. The farm is fenced off and the entrance gated as T-Dog and Glen were asked if they closed the gate behind them.
People are shot in hunting accidents all the time, nothing 1 in a million about that. Chances would likely increase during an outbreak IMO ( as more people, and more inexperienced people hunt for fresh meat). And it lead to the excursion for the supplies, I doubt they saved much money, take the shooting away and you still have to fill it with something, it can't all be action packed. (though as I said episode 2 lacked abnormally in that department, 3 was fine IMO)
Otis volunteered to go with Shane out of guilt, he wasn't sent. Otis ended up being bait for Shane, with his leg hurt he was loosing ground to the walkers and had almost given up at the point where he was by the chain link fence until Otis came along, sure he may not have needed to shoot him, not knowing if he did or didn't is part of the hook.
The medical trailer at the high school came after the outbreak had been well on course, guarded by military until they were over run, not really a stretch that there would still be supplies in it. After all it was a CDC trailer not part of the high school.
Why not load up on everything else including the respirator while you're in there, not like you'd want to be coming back?
I think the show has explained away some of the glaring questions, like why is the house not boarded up (the property is fenced off) I don't think they would have the time (nor would I want them to) to explain every last detail down to a glass of OJ, when it's not outside of the realm of possibility, they have power they have the ability to freeze things so explaining away bread and a glass of orange juice would be redundant.
You're certainly free to hate it, but the issues you brought up can be explained away without stretching things really at all. Certainly not breaching absurdity like so many other works in the genre and other series do this day and age.