Okay, so yeah, what about the women on The Walking Dead?  At this point we are down to really five female characters of any sort of significance:

Laurie Grimes:

who prior to the Zombie Apocalypse was a house wife, (wife of Rick, Mother of Karl, love interest of the late Shane).

As Rick’s wife Lori’s role often feels just that – “Rick’s wife”.  And while Rick is a great character and Lori’s not bad, she just gets a lot of the nagging lines, or the lines of panic about whatever crazy thing Rick’s done this time.  Because Rick is really the star of The Walking Dead it seems like it was hard to let Lori grow beyond him, while other characters that were less directly attached to Rick really spread their wings.  I will say that despite the frequent nagging tone and panic that comes with a lot of Lori’s dialogue, she often makes quite a bit of sense, and is a good touchstone for Rick in that way, bringing him back to his humanity when he starts to fall off the map.

 

 

Andrea:

who was a lawyer,(who lost her sister to the Zombies in Season One, wanted to commit suicide, has snapped outta that, had a strange relationship with Dale,  had a fling with Shane and was slowly becoming a badass, until the zombie farm raid, was also close allies with Michonn).

As stated, Andrea was a law clerk before the zombie infestation, and has since become a natural survivor and sometimes the only person who can hit the broadside of a barn.  In addition to becoming the most badass marksman of the group – including operating as a freaking sniper when necessary.  Andrea has, over the last three seasons become one of the best Walking Dead characters regardless of gender.

 

Carol:

who was a house wife, (who had a daughter named Sophia and an abusive husband, Ed, who both ended up dead. Ed got killed by a zombie and Sophia got turned into a Zombie, had become strangely close to Darryl).

Carol was never my favorite character (was she anyone’s?) but she provided a nice counterpoint to some of the other ladies, and rounded out the personalities in a realistic way, i.e. not every woman can be an utter badass with a katana blade in a zombie apocalypse situation.  Carol had some frailties that helped lead to a mental breakdown, but that reality is one I feel would be all too present in such dire circumstances.  Under apocalyptic circumstances.

 

Maggie:

who seems to be a farm girl recently returned from college,(daughter of Hershel, love interest of Glenn, lost her step mom and brother).

From her first introduction, Maggie was a practical character, suggesting that she and Glenn have sex, because essentially, ‘hey, it’s the end of the world, why not?’…which honestly…makes a lot of sense to me.  People talk about grief and intense situations creating intimacy, and Glenn and Maggie’s relationship, though sometimes rough and unsure, is a great example of that in action.  Maggie is one of the only ladies that we get to see kind of going through the growing pains of leaving her family and youth behind and embracing love and independence, adulthood, and all the challenges that go with that.  Maggie and Glenn are also the resident bunnies…spending as much time hiding out in corners partially clothed and having sex as doing anything else.  It’s as if they’ve made it their own personal mission to make sure The Walking Dead has plenty of sex in it.  I can appreciate that.    We can all appreciate that…

 

Michonne:

who I’m convinced was a total badass before the zombie apocalypse, therefore is a total badass during the zombie apocalypse (rescued Andrea from her possible demise, carried two zombie slaves as pets in an ingenious way of going undetected by “Walkers” who could not smell human scent due to the wretched stench of their own diseased ridden death as a result of her pets she keeps around, tied to chains).

Michonne’s awesomeness has never really let up from her opening introduction to series and she’s proved herself one of the best fighters and strongest survivors of the group.  She’s one of the only characters left that can hold her own both mentally and physically with Rick.  In the books, originally Michonne would talk to herself and it was hinted at that she might have some kind of split personality, which was helping her to deal with her trauma.

 

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  1. Kyle:

    I wanna fuck the first three

  2. Recardo:

    I like all of them

  3. errol:

    I wanna fuck the shit out of lorrie Andrea and maggie