Episode six of Walking Dead season 2 was probably the best episode evar. Dating back to episode four, I’m ecstatic to see that my Atlanta-based, Korean-American boy, Glenn, is getting some significant character development and face time this season. Furthermore, my heart and my fandom rejoices for the character, when he gets to have some post-zombie apocalyptic spontaneous sex action with the hot farmer’s daughter, Maggie.
This makes me happy in a myriad of ways:
- Stephen Yeun playing Glenn is fantastically awesome. Lauren Cohan playing Maggie is ridiculously hot.
- It’s always been perceived as kind of taboo to have Asian people actually getting any makeout scenes with non-Asian people. More so for Asian guys than Asian women. And even more so for television than in movies. It took forever for physical affection between interracial pairings to be portrayed in movies, and even longer for it to make it to television. What I’m trying to say is that this kind of pairing, on cable television, feels like somewhat of an evolution of tolerance and acceptance of this kind of occurrence actually getting to happen.
- Subsequently, mentally I’m thinking “fuck yeah Glenn, way to score with the hot farmer’s daughter!” which is kind of like living vicariously through a potential fantasy.
- The Glenn character is getting some much deserved spotlight, and is a refreshing reprieve from ambiguous pregnancy, eventual heel turn and angsty gun-hungry cunt. He wasn’t just the greaseman for once and was actually getting some lines, action, and a chance to portray a hero and a friend.
But mostly, I’m really just crushing hard on the Maggie character. I will not look forward to the “mid-season break” that the show will embark on after Sunday, although I understand why it’s being done. At least the wait won’t be that long, and that they’re not pulling the Sopranos bullshit, of not really letting anyone know when any new episodes would air at all.