Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: When Love Becomes Obligation Edition


It wasn’t all that long ago that I was excited for Sunday nights, the night when I could see Bob Kirkman’s epic sprawling tale, ‘The Walking Dead’, in live action.  About halfway through the third season, though, I found my interest waning, and while I have checked in a time or two since (notably during bits of the Governor’s saga), the show has never again returned to the forefront of my interests.  Maybe it’s the difference in pacing between the two media, maybe it’s the fact that the show runners seem to think that glowering and snarling are the only real forms of acting, maybe it’s the fact that in watching the show I keep getting exposed to the awful ‘Comic Book Men’ and the navel-gazing meaninglessness of ‘Talking Dead.’  (Maybe I just need more Daryl?)  In any case, what was once a delight caused too much irritation for me to continue watching, which begs today’s piercing query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had a similar problem with the Walking Dead comic book about the time Negan appeared, for slightly different reasons (mostly related to hating his every moment of existence more than any Kirkman character since Freedom Ring), asking: What pop culture that you used to love has now become a chore to follow?