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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Walking Dead (and Girls) Chitty-Chat Club!

Posted by on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Did you watch The Walking Dead last night? Oh... okay, so a few of you did. How many of you watched Girls instead? Just about as many! So let's chitty-chat about BOTH, whaddayasay?? Join me after the jump for my spoiler-filled observations, and leave your own in the comments! LET'S START CHITTY-CHATTING! (Oh, and you can talk about Downton Abbey too, if you wish.)

Now am I crazy, or did Hannah keep her clothes on for an entire episode?
  • Courtesy AMC
  • "Now am I crazy, or did Hannah keep her clothes on for an entire episode?"

Okay, so here's what I'm thinking....

1) Glenn takes over leadership of the gang while Darryl is having a family reunion with one-armed redneck brother Merle, and Rick is chasing Lori's ghost around the compound because... HE'S KRAAAAA-ZY! Unfortunately, Glenn kind of sucks as a leader and rushes off to take revenge on Guv'nah Morrissey and the Woodbury Liberal Arts College gang. Instead, I think they should elect the zombie just outside the gate with half his skull missing. True, he's hungry for brains, but I love his position on immigration reform.

2) Meanwhile over at Girls, Hannah is so busy with her new e-book deal (due in a month) she doesn't even have time to be naked in this episode. (And while we're on the topic, Marnie's insistance on being "never-nude" is really starting to annoy me. If you're on Girls, YOU ARE NUDE 80 PERCENT OF THE TIME. End of story.)

3) Meanwhile back in Zombieville, Darryl rescues a Hispanic family (with some grudging, racist-y assistance from Merle) and because that could've gone better, Darryl decides to go back to the prison—with or without his stupid tobacco-spitting brother. (Notice how Darryl can't spit as well as Merle? His heart isn't into it.)

4) Meanwhile back in hipster Brooklyn, Marnie is asked by her not-really-boyfriend Boothe-Jonathan to host his upcoming hipster party, and because she's an insecure narcissist, she thinks it's their first party together as a couple. SHE IS WRONG. Cue boo-hoo.

5) Meanwhile back at the Woodbury Liberal Arts College, the Guv'nah puts Blondie McGunnerson in charge. (HAHAHAAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA! Right.) He also vows to forgive and forget Rick's Rangers, and not exact his revenge at the prison. (HAHAHAAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA! Right.)

6) Meanwhile back in Staten Island (where apparently really horrible people live), Ray tries to regain his copy of Little Women from Adam who coerces him into returning a dog to the aforementioned really horrible people of Staten Island. They argue a lot about something, and Ray is stuck with the dog. THE END (of a half-assy subplot).

7) Meanwhile back in crazy Rick's brain, Farmer McDrunky tries to snap Rick out of his funk while prisoner Axel (the one who looks like a young Col. Sanders) tries to make sexy time with Carol, but is stymied in his pursuit when HE'S SHOT IN THE HEAD. (Gasp!) Waitasecond... are you trying to tell me that the Guv'nah went back on his word to that idiot Blondie McGunnerson and is attacking the prison anyway?? DICK.

8) Think Rick's Rangers have problems? Hannah cannot complete the first sentence in her e-book! Arrrghh!! (Punches pillow in frustration.)

9) After pinning the gang down with gunfire, the Guv'nah sends a van-full of zombies (tourists, maybe?) into the prison, fires his gun randomly into the air and leaves. (Isn't that just like a man?) On the upside, Merle gets an opportunity to win back the affections of the gang, and... where's Glenn? Oh, here he comes. He was busy working on his e-book.

10) WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THIS EPISODE(S)? Leave your comments in the mini-e-book generator below!

Staten Island is worse. NO, Woodbury Liberal Arts College is worse.
  • Courtesy HBO
  • "Staten Island is worse." "NO, Woodbury Liberal Arts College is worse."

 

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Theodore Gorath 6
@1: The show is so much different from the books now, I do not even expect the same things to happen anymore. The TV show Glen at least is more likely to crack due to his experience at Woodbury.

@2: I am always much more curious why no one has a Georgia accent.

Regarding Girls:

The problem with Marnie and nudity is not so much that she will not do it, but more the directing is not accomodating to her never being nude. So we see her making out topless with her arms tightly folded the whole time (very natural), and her carry the huge, heavy comforter two steps to the bathroom to hide her body.

Dunham needs to just amend the scene as to not make these little things so obvious, because it does look really unnatural and does not fit with the general openness of the show.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on February 19, 2013 at 6:01 AM · Report this
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All I can say this about both shows:
Has all the combs, shampoo and conditioner been previously looted from these television societies? No? THEN WASH YOUR GOD DAMNED HAIR!
Posted by tkc on February 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM · Report this
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"Meanwhile over at Girls, Hannah is so busy with her new e-book deal (due in a month) she doesn't even have time to be naked in this episode."

Thank Christ.
Posted by Reader01 on February 18, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this
JonnoN 3
Rick is a terrible shot.
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on February 18, 2013 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Former Lurker 2
Still not sure why we're not seeing more black folks here in Georgia...
Posted by Former Lurker on February 18, 2013 at 1:23 PM · Report this
kitschnsync 1
Ray and Shoshanna continue to be the best characters on Girls. Once it gets canceled, they should get their own spinoff: The Adventures of Naive Girl and Neurotic Boy.

Regarding Glenn losing his shit: Uncool. He was one of the most steadfast characters in the original story. I like him better that way.

Posted by kitschnsync on February 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM · Report this

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