Hey 3.5 readers.
It’s Sunday so it’s Walking Dead.
This show has been on seven years and the key to its success is that it keeps reinventing itself. You have a large cast with people going off into different directions so there’s always an opportunity to do something new.
And they really did something new tonight.
We get introduced to King Ezekial, a dude with dreads who owns a tiger named Shiva and he speaks in an Old English accent. His community is called “The Kingdom” and all the people who live there wear hockey pad-esque knight gear and act like their knights and shit.
The people of the Kingdom and the King all play it straight. Carol and Morgan are weirded out, Carol more so than Morgan.
The viewer ends up assuming that the King and his friends are most like Ren Faire/Dungeons and Dragons nerds who dabbled in fantasy and are now taking advantage of the zombie apocalypse to make their fantasies reality.
You do get to learn the King’s secret though I don’t want to give it away.
Zombies are being fed to pigs. Not sure what that’s about but as much as I love bacon, I’ll pass if it comes from those pigs.
The ongoing worry whenever the regular cast members happen upon a new community is that the community always looks nice and the people are nice but then there’s inevitably some terrible secret that causes all shit to break loose.
Here’s hoping that the King is just a dude who played a little too much World of Warcraft and that’s all.
What say you, 3.5 readers?