10.29.2012

Black Girls' Night Out: Michonne

"Feelin' froggy?  Then go ahead and leap."
Michonne, played by actress Danai Gurira, is a badass katana-wielding survivor of the zombie apocalypse.  She made her debut on Season 2's finale of The Walking Dead by slicing up an attacking zombie and saving the life of Andrea, a woman on the run.  Michonne was wearing a hoodie and her face was hidden in shadow, but those who know the comic the show is based off of recognized her immediately.  Michonne is so superbly awesome that she walks around with two mutilated zombies on a chain.  They’re her pets. 

We’re formally introduced to this BAMF in Season 3’s premiere when she effortlessly dispatches three zombies with two swipes of her blade.  Andrea is ill and they’re holed up in an abandoned general store.  We don’t see the pair of them again until Episode 3.

Michonne doesn’t say much, as she’s wary, observant and she don’t trust a motherfucker.  Even though they’ve been together and on the run for seven months, it’s hard to say how much she trusts Andrea, and imho, she shouldn’t put too many eggs in that basket if Episode 3 is any indication.  Word on the street is that The Governor ain’t no joke, and Andrea, who is white, has already taken a liking to him.  Michonne has already expressed her interest in bailing out of Woodbury, the “town” where they’ve been taken (emphasis on taken), but Andrea, operating under White Girl Logic, says they should stay a while and get their shit together.

Michonne, being a BAMF, casually replies, “My shit ain’t never stopped being together,” before she walks off.  The episode ends shortly thereafter.

Too early to give my opinion on how much screen time she has.  But she has a major role in the comics and she’s a popular character with a solid fan base.  Not that that’s ever stopped TPTB from fucking BW’s shit up on the small screen.

Pictured: Best character introduction ever.


10 comments:

  1. Damn. Now I just might have to watch this show.

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  2. I missed this past episode Sunday but will catch up, but from what I saw in the preview bugs me and that's just because of how the show broke up the format on how Michonne was introduced. I understand why the show went that route but it still bugs me.

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    Since this is AMC I am not sure if they will show the brutal rape of Michonne by The Governor, I hope they won't but they just might show a little of it or imply.

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    1. I hope they won't either. I'd definitely rather it be implied, but her getback should be in-your-face.

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  3. Honestly episode three bugged the shit out of me, esp when compared with how the comic presents Michonne's character. I don't know how they can justify her barely saying anything and allowing Andrea to talk her ass off the entire episode. Michonne would even repeat the same line of text and just give constant stink eye. I don't mind her being the silent type but that's not how I read her. I understand her suspicion but her portrayal seems kind of one-note since we hardly know anything about her so far. Where is the exposition? The flashbacks?

    Also this is like the second time Andrea has had an eye for a psychopath. I can hardly believe she's a grown woman with any signs of preservation if she's going on like a love sick puppy dog. She's very diff from her comic book counterpart. Where the women are concerned the only improvement in Carol in my opinion.

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  4. Amaya...we're kindred thinkers! I was gonna blog about her yesterday myself....lol. She is such a badass this chick. I really hope the show fleshes out her story arc to the max this season. She my new sistah superhero :)

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  5. Ok..so I caught up on the latest episode. I understand why Michonne would be on the side of caution BUT the writers better not have this woman just say a few lines and mean mug all throughout future episodes.

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    As Michonne said, "I always had my shit together."

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    1. Awe...The HTML for the gif didn't work. :(

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    2. BUT the writers better not have this woman just say a few lines and mean mug all throughout future episodes.

      Yeah...I'm worried about that.

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    3. This is my concern as well. Don't think I wasn't counting the minutes she didn't speak; approximately 43 out of 45. If they do this to her, I'm done with TWD...and it's one of two shows I watch.

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