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Powerful Character Study of a Complex Villian,
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This review is from: The Walking Dead, Season 4 (Amazon Instant Video)
Character studies are essential to great works of literature whatever form they may be in. The protagonist or hero can only ever be as interesting as the villain he must face. With this episode we are provided with a powerful character study of a cardinal villain of the Walking Dead; the Governor.
The Governor (or “Brian” as he has taken to calling himself) has been a fascinating villain in the series in the past. This was not merely based on his dichotomy of a controlled logical leader and a maniacal murdering mad man. Rather, it was rooted in the genesis for the Governor’s current state; the death of his family. This episode provides the Governor with a new family of sorts. The process revealed some of the layers to this increasingly classic villain. It also put the Governor in such a position as where it is difficult if not impossible to know what he will do next. The need to love and protect a new family is a game changer.
There are many one star reviews here. Be assured that these criticisms are coming from people who love shiny things, constant action and little plot. Now to be sure the first two things are not bad…but we need more to enjoy a story as a whole.
Bottom line: I have been a fan of the Walking Dead since reading the comic series years before the show came out. As great as the show is, it unfortunately never lived up to the comic book. If more episodes like, “Live Bait” come out then that will change.
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Initial post: Jan 27, 2014 10:19:53 PM PST
William R Briscoe says:
And the biggest villian of all: Amazon.com; they just charged season pass holders 2 bucks each for three short "trailer" episodes!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2014 10:24:28 PM PST
J. ERVIN says:
That's unfortunate. Because of that sort of thing I have to buy each episode as it comes out.
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