The Walking Dead Review: Still
Editor’s note: this review will contain some spoilers. I will try to keep them to a minimum, but they’re be there nonetheless. You’ve been warned.
Editor’s note II: I apologize for the lateness of this review. We had a sleet storm in Dallas and it brought everything to a halt for a few days. Especially reaching my Laptop at work.
Still was far from a highlight in the archives of the Walking Dead TV show. It had action and featured one of the fans favorite characters in Daryl yet just didn’t deliver. This episode was a character featured episode giving us insight into Beth and Daryl. Mainly their past.
Character episodes focusing on the past can be interesting but Still didn’t make much sense for a few reasons. We’ve already had episodes on Dayrl’s past and due to the entirety of season 2, we are aware of every aspect of Beth’s past. Most importantly the way it was laid out in Still, it wasn’t very interesting nor was it meaningful. Beth wanted to do an adult thing and get a few drinks in. This ended up with her in a cabin wanting to play a drinking game with Dayrl. Before too long his painful past comes up and he throws an out of character temper tantrum that in no way matched his persona.
Aside from the odd aspects, I found myself constantly distracted by something unusual about this episode. Daryl’s hair is starting too look bizarre. He’s got this odd style going that doesn’t make any sense. Its a hair style befitting a Japanese teen yet is set on top of a tired looking man in his mid-forties. All too often it looked freshly poofed up which derailed me.
This episode had a lot of the same problems “Live Bait” had but more severe and far more directionless.
As a whole I love this season but I think we found our low point.
HUGE SPOILER BELOW
As the show ended we had Daryl and Beth watching a cabin burn flipping it the middle finger. This was a weak method showing two characters moving on from their past and more fitting a 80’s teen movie.