Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The End of TV's Golden Age

Normally, I don't agree much with Greenwald, but he is spot-on with his analysis of The Walking Dead being the quintessential show of the moment and the symbol of the end of TVs golden age.

In the 70s, Orsen Welles lamented we were brutalizing the audience.  I can only imagine what he would have thought of this particular Walking Dead sequence which I find emblematic of the show:  a major character needs an amateur c-section to save a baby.  The mother dies and then is murdered to avoid becoming a walker.  The father goes to see the dead mother and finds a zombie with a full stomach, who has obviously eaten the mother.  He kills the zombie and stabs it in the stomach multiple times.  And this is the most popular show on television.  Something is wrong with our society and I'm a freaking fan of violence in movies and tv...but this is just too ridiculous.

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