This is the episode that made me realize I was in it for the long haul.
Season one, episode three: “Tell it to the Frogs”.
I loved the pilot episode, it was so different from anything I’d seen before. Episode two was pretty good, but I was really skeptical about the show and I couldn’t believe this many people could make so many bad decisions.
But episode three is when we meet the rest of the group. It’s when we really see the attempt these people are making not only to survive, but to still live somewhat normal lives.
I miss a lot of the original group, but at the same time, a lot of the original group drove me up the wall so it’s always funny to kind of go back and watch and see how different all the characters were then compared to now.
In “Tell it to the Frogs”, even though we only have just met some of these characters, we already get a sense about what they’re like right off the bat. We know if we’re going to love ’em or hate ’em and I think, if you hadn’t already realized it, that this was a show different from all others. Not just different from zombie shows, but all shows.
Watching the episode now is always funny to me in one particular spot. When Rick and the others first arrive at the camp and Carl sees his dad and goes running I think it’s adorable and Chandler Riggs and Andrew Lincoln did such a great job, but I can’t help but laugh.
I started watching The Walking Dead after it had already aired for a couple years so I had already heard about what a lil’ shit Carl was. The first time I saw him onscreen I was like, “Ah, so you’re the one. The one with the pudding.”
And yet here we are, season six is approaching and episode three of the whole series is one of my favourite episodes.
What did you think of “Tell it to the Frogs”?