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Walking Dead Season 1 Rewatch, Episode 5: Wildfire

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The Walking Dead Season One Rewatch, Episode 5: Wildfire

Please Note:  We’ll be spoiling a number of Walking Dead developments which have occurred between the premiere and now.  Don’t listen if you’ve ONLY seen the premire and don’t want the series spoiled.

Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino), Josh Wigler(@RoundHoward) continue the six-week quest to go back to the beginning of “The Walking Dead” with a special Season 1 re-watch series of podcasts.  This week the guys are re-watching the 5th episode of “The Walking Dead”, “Wildfire”

 

  • David

    Not that explains what happened at the CDC, but one of the opening scenes of a season 2 episode shows them dropping napalm(so says Shane) in the streets of Atlanta. So clearly things went downhill quite quickly there.

  • Lance Davis

    I agree 100% with Wigler’s assessment, that part of TWD’s problem nowadays seems to be there is no clear end in sight for the show from a narrative point of view thus causing the stakes to be “watered-down” without any real sense of urgency. When I compare TWD with other landmark TV shows of recent memory, this is where the show is extremely lacking and falls short and doesn’t stack up to me as a loyal viewer. All the landmark TV shows of this “era” (BSG, BREAKING BAD, THE WIRE, THE SOPRANOS, LOST, SIX FEET UNDER, THE SHIELD, etc.) had their “endgame” in sight (for better or for worse) and we knew that as an audience. It was building towards a conclusion. That is my BIGGEST problem with TWD, but hell, I still tune in every week to see what is going to happen, so in the end, I guess that makes me the sucker, falling for this sometimes shoddy storytelling TWD dishes out more and more frequently during the show’s run on a regular basis. That is the end of my rant,–I will move it along now…

  • Lance Davis

    I agree 100% with Wigler’s assessment, that part of TWD’s problem
    nowadays seems to be there is no clear end in sight for the show from a
    narrative point of view thus causing the stakes to be “watered-down”
    without any real sense of urgency. When I compare TWD with other
    landmark TV shows of recent memory, this is where the show is extremely
    lacking and falls short and doesn’t stack up to me as a loyal viewer.
    All the landmark TV shows of this “era” (BSG, BREAKING BAD, THE WIRE,
    THE SOPRANOS, LOST, SIX FEET UNDER, THE SHIELD, etc.) had their
    “endgame” in sight (for better or for worse) and we knew that as an
    audience. These prior shows were all building towards a conclusion. That
    is my BIGGEST problem with TWD, but hell, I still tune in every week to
    see what is going to happen, so in the end, I guess that makes me the
    sucker, falling for this sometimes shoddy storytelling/pacing issues TWD
    dishes out more and more frequently during the show’s run on a regular
    basis. I believe that is the main source of “beef” and frustration that
    many viewers have with this show. And the longer TWD drags their plot
    and story out, I can’t help but be cynical, because to me it comes off
    as one gigantic money grab on the show’s part. That is the end of my
    rant,–I will move it along now…SO SAY WE ALL

  • TrentC

    re: The comparison regarding Amy becoming a walker. Now I’m going to think of unicorns and rainbows every time a person turns. Noooooo!

    My Little Walking Dead Pony…thanks Rob.

  • Lance Davis

    I agree 100% with Wigler’s assessment that part of TWD’s problem nowadays seems to be there is no clear end in sight for the show from a narrative point of view thus causing the stakes to be “watered-down” without any real sense of over-arching urgency. When I compare TWD with other landmark TV shows of recent memory, this where the show is extremely lacking and falls short and doesn’t stack up to me as a loyal viewer. All the landmark TV shows from this era (BSG, BREAKING BAD, THE SHIELD, GoT, LOST, 6-Feet Under, THE WIRE, THE SOPRANOS, etc.) had their “endgame” in sight (for better or for worse) and we knew that as an audience. These shows were/are (in GoT’s case) all building towards a proper conclusion. That is my biggest problem with TWD as a whole, but hell, I still tune in every week, so in the end, I guess that makes me a sucker. Wigler was right, the problem and issues with TWD are the shoddy pacing and storytelling the show seems to be frequently dishing out on a regular basis during it’s 7+ season run. I believe that is the main source of the “beef” and frustration that many viewers have had with TWD overall. And the longer TWD drags out their plot and storylines at a snail’s pace, I can’t help but be partially cynical, because to me it comes off as one gigantic money grab on the show’s and AMC’s part. That is the end of my rant–I will move it along now…

  • Matthew Murphy

    Jenner kinda reminds me of Randy Bailey.