Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
Daryl is most definitely not dull, nor is Hershel. Merle was just a racist loose cannon, no big loss there.
Who managed to do more in one episode than the majority of them combined. Not to mention Michael Rooker is a better actor then 80% of the cast.
The rest of the "largely" dull cast barely do anything except listen to Rick and inevitably just sit around at the prison waiting for his next monologue. It's telling that one of the best episodes of the last season didn't involve a lot of the regulars and they were not missed. If the show was Rick and Daryl it would probably move along just as well.
I was going to say Michonne too, but she is only really interesting because she uses a katana. Without that she would just be a character who is always sulking.