Developing lovable rascal?What is the general opinion about the introduction of Nick Frost's character (Badgie) into this? I wasn't very keen at all. I didn't think we needed to have light comic relief but I thought he was a guest character and would likely get 'clipped' quickly. It seems now that he is in the main cast. On the other hand, the character has grown a little and isn't quite as annoying either.
The show has been slow to unveil its mythology, but I have not been bothered by that. It's always fun to theorize.I haven't yet watched all of Season 2 but I have some more general questions on the geography, culture and history?
Where and when is this series meant to be set? I'm assuming North America, in the not so far future, rather than some fantasy invented world. Which I base upon the recycled technology and vehicles, the pop culture references, the architecture of the Baron's houses, and the language and ethnicity of the residents.
Where exactly though? What are the Badlands and who built the wall? When we saw Qinn's hideout, the entrance had some old notices. I couldn't read them, but it looked like the "Way In" to some public building, and that might help pin it down better.
Are the Badlands radioactive wasteland? Has it ever been made clear what went wrong with the previous civilisation? Opium poppy farms seem to grow perfectly well near the Badlands and there is no evidence of genetic disorders in either humans, animals or plants. 'Badlands' have a specific geographical meaning related to loss of soil, but here it appears to just mean somewhere populated by "bad men." The area outside the wall appears less civilised and with more outlaws than that we saw inside. The Barons have a social structure and a social order.
There are also Oilfields. Could the wall be the US/Mexican border? This series was developed long before the last US election campaign began, so I doubt that it is a political statement. Not an intentional one in any case. Also, if that was so then there would be more Hispanics within the population.
Maybe I'm overthinking this, but I'm sure there is an overall plan that we might eventually get revealed to us.
All of these AMC shows have a very high level of violence - Walking Dead and Preacher - I don't consider myself 'sensitive' either but had great difficulty watching those Neegan scenes at the start of the current season of Walking Dead.My only reservation about the show is the level of violence -- not because I am one of those "more sensitive viewers," but because I can't watch it with my grandson, who loves sword fights.
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