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The Walking Dead - 9
Why keep on watching "The Walking Dead "hurting? Good question. Maybe
because I want to see if something happens. But it doesn’t. Well,
the ninth and tired season, given a bit of hope, the turning point
seemed to come, the twist that could rekindle everything. However at
the end it’s Scooby Doo who kills the hope. That is, not really
the famous big dog of Hanna & Barbera, more like a solution like
Scooby Doo, as banal as absurd. Then yes, the peaceful start of the
season could make think of a change of line, who knows, peace between
human and to a slow disclosure of the mysteries that afflict the series
(why people become zombie? Apart from those fools between Mexico and
USA there someone else? Are there forms of government? Scientists?).
And yet, nothing.
Rick Grimes disappears in flight (will they ever tell us what happened
to him?) and with him and all his arrogance and you think we will
finally go on without his rhetoric and the fact that he believed he was
always on the right side. Maggie also disappears, without saying
goodbye and It’s a little pity, to tell the truth, because she
was developing a "dark side" that could be interesting. But still
nothing changes, indeed, there are ready and strong substitutes that
reproduce the same characteristics as those who left. Daryl, who looks
like a mix between Aragorn, Jon Snow and Rambo, can explode freely as
the hard and pure hero, but with a good heart. Michonne is a
“nationalist” asshole, a bit tranquilise by the ideas of
Judith who replaces her brother Carl in the pain in the arse. And it
was hard to be worse than Carl, but she succeeds. Father Gabriel
instead realizes that there is something better than religion and
become the playboy of the series.
Yes, okay, there is a small uprising in what was once the Sanctuary and
then, the good Negan, discovers he prefers the cell to freedom,
becoming a sweet man, friend of Judith. Mah. Ezkiel the Freak and his
consort try to get by and convince even the so-called "bandits" (a kind
of Negan group, very poor) to collaborate in exchange for a flash of
common life. The bad guy on duty at the end is there. This time is a
woman and is that of Scooby Doo (not the big dog, but that of the
unfortunate choice like Scooby Doo). The basic idea is not bad, this
villain, Alpha, denies the pre-apocalypse society for a new one like
"zombie", also touching interesting points of evil with a surprising
slaughter, in one of the few noteworthy episodes.
But we are always there. There is the bad, there are the good ones who
pontificate, who run away, there are the zombies that occasionally bite
(but only occasionally) and in the end so much love.
The final episode then, announced as something "never seen", keeps its
promises. But on a climate level. In nine seasons, even though in
Georgia snow, there had never been a snowflake, rather, Rick and Daryl
were sweating in every damn episode. Here instead, we see ours take a
trip in a snowstorm, between frozen zombies that break easily and
little visibility. Snowstorms and deaths that break if hit? Ah, like
the White Walkers of "Games of Thrones"? More or less yes.
So in the end nothing changes, the canvas is always the same, like the
always too many sixteen episodes and the direction of Nicotero that we
now know very well. I wait the tenth season, hoping for something to
happen, but knowing that nothing is thrown away from living dead.