The one upside of today's migraine was being 'free' to catch up on the last eps in this season of TWD, which had been sitting on my iQ box, taunting me since February/March. I had a little mini-marathon until my head stopped pounding. Long enough to make it through to the finale.
A few spoilers below.
Can't emphasize enough how impressed I am with the story telling chops of this series. There were sections that were nigh on unwatchable because of the tension. I avoided spoilers as best I could, and went into the last installment not knowing who would live or die. Excrutiating stuff.
There were even a few larfs to be had. A dark comedy highlight? Rick explaining to the liberated cons how to carefully fight zombies, and their completely disregarding everything he said at the first sign of a shambler.
All the character work was brilliant, as always, and with some of the more annoying regulars gone the way of all flesh (ie, eaten) I'm looking forward to the return.
I enjoyed the overaching theme of whether there is a morality of survival in the most extreme of circumstances. And I especially enjoyed the way this question played itself out over hours, weeks and months, rather than in the seven minute segment before the next ad break. The nadir for the group, i think, wasn't the 'deal' struck with the governor, but an ep or two earlier, leaving that poor hitch hiker to his fate without a backward glance.
I really thought they'd move on from that prison in the end, but I guess it's about to become something of a castle of the deep south.
Anyway, that's as much 'puter screen as I can handle. Might add a few thoughts tomorrow.