The Walking Dead is a visceral hard-hitting show. There’s head decapitations, people being ripped to pieces, and body parts being hacked off every week. I love it. There was this one scene during last night’s episode, (Spoiler Alert) that made me think for a moment.
Maggie, a female character, was told to take her top off. The camera shows her back once she gets her bra off. She covers up her breasts with her hands for the rest of the scenes with her. I couldn’t help but think of all the stuff this show has done.
We’ve seen a cool horse be horribly devoured by a pack of walkers. I watched Rick shoot a zombie version of a little girl that they were searching for. Shane shot Otis and left him behind to be eaten by a pack of zombies. I’ve seen Carl be shot. The viewers watched Laurie be brutally cut open with a knife. In the season opener, Hershell’s leg is cut off in a scene that had a room of grown men cringe.
But we can never be shown a human female nipple. That’s just weird to me. I’m not demanding it. I’m not angry about them not showing it. I understand why. It’s just somewhat funny that we can see the absolute worst violence on TV yet the Walking Dead can never show us that part of the human body.
I liked this episode.
This season has been the strongest so far for the show. It does suffer from the one character’s plot is less interesting than the other’s syndrome with Andrea in the Governor’s camp and Rick in the prison. That’s nothing major. I look forward to next week’s midseason finale and the future of the series.