CLEVELAND, Ohio – There was an underlying feeling throughout Season 7 of “The Strolling Lifeless” that crept up once more throughout final week’s Season eight premiere. Let’s name it the Negan Impact.
The premiere did a wonderful job setting the stage for an All-Out Battle, with Rick and his allies heading to the Saviors’ sanctuary in full power. The one one that did not appear to know a severe conflict had broke out was Negan, who took time to ship a number of jokes about his penis dimension.
This has been an issue since Negan first appeared on the sequence. He is ripped straight type the comics. However all the pieces on Robert Kirkman’s pages works in TV format.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan is a personality bordering on a caricature. He has a distinct tone than anybody else on the sequence. They’re going through the top of the world. Negan’s merely enjoying a recreation.
In doing so, Negan’s scenes have been hit and miss. The truth is, a number of have bordered on cringe-worthy.
With the character set to play a serious function on the present for fairly a while (assuming it follows the comedian ebook), listed below are some methods to sort things…quick.
Give us Negan’s backstory
If you have not learn “Here is Negan!” I counsel you achieve this instantly. The particular launch from Picture Comics tells the origin story of “The Strolling Lifeless’s” best villain. Sure, Negan is a human being with fairly the backstory that can make you perceive his motives and frustrations. The producers behind “The Strolling Lifeless” have promised us Negan’s backstory in some unspecified time in the future and possibly being caught in a room with Father Gabriel is the best way they ship it. Regardless, a backstory is a vital piece lacking from a personality we’re beginning to hate for all of the flawed causes.
Give us much less of him
Rick was the one character that topped Negan by way of on-screen time throughout Season 7. The villain was within the highlight greater than Daryl, Maggie, Morgan and Carl. That is high quality when you have the fabric to again it up. However it appeared the producers had been merely including footage that in any other case might have stayed on the cutting-room flooring simply to squeeze extra quotable strains out of Negan. Season eight started with a really Rick-centric tone. Let’s maintain it there and discover the characters we have grown extra hooked up to, after which determine what to do with Negan.
This appears drastic. However it additionally feels considerably inevitable. If the present cannot repair its Negan drawback, is that this actually a personality that may stretch past the All-Out Battle? It is onerous to see Negan and Rick co-existing, even when they arrive throughout a typical enemy (like The Whisperers within the comedian). Killing Negan on the finish of this conflict would give the sequence the recent begin it wants heading into Season 9. Daring strikes are what greats TV dramas are constructed on.