[Comic-Con '13] Steamy New “The Walking Dead” Still Makes Me Rant…

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One of the greatest tricks in television that locks in a viewer for multiple seasons is a looming romance that’s so uncomfortable it’s actually engaging. Shows like “Frasier”, “The X-Files”, “Castle”, “House”, “Bones”, “Lost”, and even more recently “True Blood” and “Dexter”, have mastered this, teasing the viewer until they are about to burst.

This is only one of the major problems with AMC’s average “The Walking Dead”, which continues into its fourth season this October.

The insanely popular show is taking over the San Diego Comic-Con, beginning today with EW‘s premiere of the following animated gif. The image makes steam blow out of my ears because it reminds me of one of the major reasons the show rubs me the wrong way – I know that in the Image comic, created by Robert Kirkman, Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) hook up quite early, but in a television series it’s something that should be treated much more precious. The fact that it was so rushed gives us viewers nothing to look forward to, and only injects the series with a fear of loss – meaning, we’re always afraid one of them may die, leaving the other alone for the rest of their life. That’s pretty dire, and not very fun.

But, I digress, you guys really love the show, so I don’t want to stomp on your parade. Thus, enjoy this beautiful image of Glenn and Maggie locking lips. If this were something that occurred in the Season 3 finale, well, I’d be much more excited.

  • weresmurf

    Well, let me put this to you in a very delicate way… Issue 100 was a very big issue for Glenn in the comics. Why? Because issue 101 was… well… a very very sad issue for Maggie… to put it less than vaguely, and Maggies been very very sad since.

    I get the feeling this is hinting at the same sort of thing happening this season. I really hope it does. It was… very significant.

  • divisionbell

    Personally I think the fear of loss is much more important than fun in a show about zombies. I expect people to rush because their lives are always on the line and they may not have much time in this world.

    I had a lot if other issues with this show, but since they have finally killed off several awful charachters, it is getting better.

  • RickGrimesRightHand

    if only this show featured a lame ass talking doll, then maybe Mr Disgusting would like it.

  • Ultrazilla

    I agree with Divisionbell…these are survivors, why would they wait if there is an attraction? Their lives are always in peril, wait too long, then the opportunity may be missed. People in dire situations tend to form bonds and relationships quickly, it’s human nature to seek comfort in one another. Perfectly realistic, and exactly how it should be portrayed.

  • Polsdofer

    That’s the one thing i don’t like about The Walking Dead is that i felt they rushed some stuff but i don’t hate that they rushed Maggie and Glenn. Think about it, if you’re in love with someone in a zombie apocalypse wouldn’t you want to rush it and have sex as many times as you can and just be with each other? Because you always think you have enough time…. then it runs out.