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Molly Hypocrities

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*Hypocrites* Silly typo.

I find it odd whenever people complain of Lee's death, several people come out of the woodwork saying "It's the Walking Dead, it's not supposed to be happy. Were you expecting a fairytale ending. Blah, blah, blah."

Yet, a lot of these people want Molly of all people to appear in season 2, and some want her as a protagonist.

I call bullshit. Molly is an upbeat character. She's like Glenn and Omid, she offers a lightened tone to the series. To keep her would go against the "dark and grittiness" everyone claims the Walking Dead is all about. And to make her a protagonist would really ruin shit.

Yes, she has a fairly dark past, but her personality blows that out of the water. Even her clothing is colorful. So she contrasts everything that the Walking Dead apparently stands for. Not to mention she's extremely unrealistic when it comes to her physical capabilities.

Even in Playing Dead episode, one of the writers said they had to use characters like Molly sparingly because they ruin the dark feel of the game.

So how can you criticize people complaining of Lee's death, when you want a light-hearted character as the protagonist for season 2?

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  • I dont want Molly as the protagonist in Season 2. i think the number of people that do is very small-

  • @Doctanian said: *Hypocrites* Silly typo.

    I find it odd whenever people complain of Lee's death, several people come out of the woodwork saying "It's the Walking Dead, it's not supposed to be happy. Were you expecting a fairytale ending. Blah, blah, blah."

    Yet, a lot of these people want Molly of all people to appear in season 2, and some want her as a protagonist.

    I call bullshit. Molly is an upbeat character. She's like Glenn and Omid, she offers a lightened tone to the series. To keep her would go against the "dark and grittiness" everyone claims the Walking Dead is all about. And to make her a protagonist would really ruin shit.

    Yes, she has a fairly dark past, but her personality blows that out of the water. Even her clothing is colorful. So she contrasts everything that the Walking Dead apparently stands for. Not to mention she's extremely unrealistic when it comes to her physical capabilities.

    Even in Playing Dead episode, one of the writers said they had to use characters like Molly sparingly because they ruin the dark feel of the game.

    So how can you criticize people complaining of Lee's death, when you want a light-hearted character as the protagonist for season 2?

    When was Molly upbeat? And who wants her back as a protagonist? New Season, New cast and hopefully new area. Maybe we could do Chicago, or Philly.... Or will that always be sunny thing be a problem for there.

  • Molly?

    Upbeat?

    WTF? She reminds me of Mister from Stakeland......

  • hahahaha... I'd hate to see the more brutal/vicious side then..... (not really)

  • To tell you the truth, I don't want Molly back for season 2, main character or otherwise. Yeah, characters like Molly are only supposed to offer a tone of light-heartedness.

  • @JabbaDaHuttX7 said: Gary Whitta said episode four was intended to 'lighten the mood' (right up until the ending, I guess.). So Molly is considered part of a somewhat 'friendlier' side of TWD.

    Lighten the mood? funny episode 5 seemed to lighten the mood more for me than the other episodes ... minus all the deaths..

  • More diabetic zombies, please!

  • Apparently she's sugar and rainbows because she wears an orange jacket.

    I wear orange clothes occasionaly too, I must have rainbows coming right outta my ass! [as larry would put it haha]

  • The setting of The Walking Dead is dark and gritty, it's set up so we see how different people react and try to survive, and having up beat characters doesn't make the setting any less dark.

    And the reason I would give for Molly being the protagonist would be that she is the character in season one who closely resembles a blank slate

  • @Doctanian said: *Hypocrites* Silly typo.

    I find it odd whenever people complain of Lee's death, several people come out of the woodwork saying "It's the Walking Dead, it's not supposed to be happy. Were you expecting a fairytale ending. Blah, blah, blah."

    Yet, a lot of these people want Molly of all people to appear in season 2, and some want her as a protagonist.

    I call bullshit. Molly is an upbeat character. She's like Glenn and Omid, she offers a lightened tone to the series. To keep her would go against the "dark and grittiness" everyone claims the Walking Dead is all about. And to make her a protagonist would really ruin shit.

    Yes, she has a fairly dark past, but her personality blows that out of the water. Even her clothing is colorful. So she contrasts everything that the Walking Dead apparently stands for. Not to mention she's extremely unrealistic when it comes to her physical capabilities.

    Even in Playing Dead episode, one of the writers said they had to use characters like Molly sparingly because they ruin the dark feel of the game.

    So how can you criticize people complaining of Lee's death, when you want a light-hearted character as the protagonist for season 2?


    To be fair, thatcould also gives her more room to evolve. Seeing a lighter character slowly being ground down by their circumstances might be an interesting basis for a character arc.

    Also, the impression I get is that a lot of her lightness of spirit is kind of bravado.

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