Originally Posted by calculon68
Only the first season is worth re-watching in its entirety. Maybe most of Season 3 (Prison/Woodbury/Governor) too. But you're right, it's a watch once show. I've been paying for TWD via Amazon since its premiere. 83 episodes. And I'm out.
Just doesn't make sense to pay for a watch-once show. I'll wait a year for the Netflix release like everyone else.
I've done similar. I stopped buying the episodes towards the end of last season.
I mainly lost interest in Rick's group when they completely lost their moral compass --- specifically when they planned and executed their plan to kill a bunch of 'bad' people in their sleep at the TV station compound.
People try to argue that was in self-defense. I can't buy that. Self Defense isn't actively pursuing an end like that.
I liked watching the show because it was a story about the loss of human ethics in a broadly failing society. When the group that seemed to typically walk the high road took the low road -- my interest severely waived. I don't want to watch a show about a bunch of brutal gang killers where no particular group is better than the other. I liked the story of humanity being lost -- but when it was lost completely --- I felt disconnected from the series.
I still am curious who got the bat. I predicted it was Abraham - and I'm sticking with that prediction.
Abraham because the show did that brain-dead story arc where a likable character does something uncharacteristically inexcusable that the audience will universally disapprove of before he/she gets killed. It eases the conscience towards that beloved character meeting their demise. Abraham was uncharacteristically mean to Rosalie, that was his death sentence on the show. If I'm wrong, then I'll be surprised.
Unfortunately, TV and Cinema are too formulaic. The show sneak peeks and previews wanted you to believe it was Darryl. I don't think it was Darryl. But I suspect Darryl will meet his demise in the first three episodes. That way everyone breathes a sigh of relief it wasn't Darryl, and then gasp Darryl gets it. The general audience is kept off balance - which is what this show likes to do.