Cast & Crew
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas
Cherokee Rose Photos
Unless our heroes get moving again, they're stuck - not only physically, but in a show that, from a distance, appears to be the sort of thing worth getting invested in, but be warned: Too much exposure can be fatal. Fatally boring, that is.
It can't be easy to forget about the man you've murdered when you're wearing his baggy overalls and forced to eulogize him in front of his girlfriend. But on tonight's Walking Dead, Shane pulls it off, almost as well as he rocks a new buzz cut.
I'm now going to refer to it in my head from here on out, The Walking Around Looking for the Maybe Dead But Who Even Cares Sophia.
That's basically what Walking Dead has become: a place where I don't mind hanging out for a hour or two, laughing at the idiots while hoping they won't die. At least, not quite yet.
Dead's lack of original direction is starting to turn the show into an unwatchable mess.
We don't expect the show to be an action romp, but surely there's some happy halfway point between shoot 'em up action and sitting around and discussing your options ad nauseam.
For the most part, the episode was simply a catch of breath, and even the final twist at the end came as little surprise. We've had plenty of funerals; all we need now is a birth.
After the tense and action-packed episode three, 'Cherokee Rose' provides the viewer with a chance to catch their breath, but there's still plenty of moments of high drama!
With all of the shenanigans that have happened, that's really what four full episodes have been about: a character we barely care about is lost in the woods. Maybe Hershel is right. Maybe it's time to move on.
In the end, "Cherokee Rose" simply fell flat. Where it could have started something new, it dragged out much of the old and tossed in some false suspense that amounted to guts everywhere and an abandoned house.