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The Walking Dead - 10
It may seem strange to you, but there is a reason to watch the tenth
season of "The Walking Dead". The reason is that, surprisingly, there
has been an improvement over the last and boring seasons. Well ... to
tell the truth more than anything else they try to improve, the attempt
is honest and even if there is still an episode that could confirm, the
result, I could say things improved although "The Walking Dead",
renewed for the eleventh year (!), had to close at least after the fall
What works this season is that Nicotero and associates place some
twists that keep the attention high. Unveiled characters, situations
reversed. The absence of Rick Grimes, balances the narrative and aside
from the usual Daryl and Michonne (but the second there isn’t for
a while), occasional protagonists appear here and there who, although
they always feel on the right side, they give new breath. And here, the
positive things end, without forgetting the usual fantastic make up and
special effects. Yes, because improvement or not, "The Walking Dead",
falls into the usual and boring mistakes.
Starting from the always long season, sixteen episodes, sometimes
useless, cut from a mid-season and unfortunately not finished due to
the pandemic. To write this post I had to reread old notes and the
summaries of the episodes, to remember what happened in the long period
of the airing. Other than that, we are always faced with good versus
bad. On the one hand, the Alpha’s army and on the other, the good
guys who try to rebuild a world, as (according to them) are right.
The villain on duty although very bad does not have a crumb of Negan's
charm and it is two seasons that she and her right arm Beta, rage
without reaching a solution and using the same identical way. On the
bench, for a long time, a Negan is left who always has much to give and
who is relegated to the cage to philosophize for the pleasure of the
listener. Such a beautiful, powerful and loved character, not used at
his best is a waste and who knows how at some point they realize it and
it becomes a central point of everything. But it’s too late.
Do not miss the usual flare of good feelings, of tears, with the great
come back of Carol back in great protagonist of many moments in which
she puts everyone in danger, from which she gets along with a cry and
with a "but no come on. We forgive you. We understand you, “Do
not forget that there is always Judith, who sums up the "wisdom" of the
father and brother, arousing a rather profound antipathy.
In short, they cry, they die as always, but important characters
disappear into thin air and there is also a renewed quote from "Games
of Thrones" in a battle scene, with the appropriate proportions of the
case. But all in all it is better than in the past and we just have to
wait for the sixteenth episode, which will be released later this year
and which may slightly reconcile us with the series, whose teaser shows
the return, in some way, of Maggie.