I’m fully prepared to eat crow, though maybe dog food might be the more fitting option, about this controversial opinion, but: The Walking Dead‘s Carl Grimes doesn’t suck anymore. True, all we’ve seen of the new Carl is a single episode, but it’s one in which he, without acting whiny or looking like Kid Voldemort wearing a cowboy hat, destroys dozens of zombies, tries to sleep in the same bed (technically) as Beth, and rocks a new and improved hairstyle. He could very easily go back to sucking again in the next episode — as could The Walking Dead as a whole — but for now, let’s think positive and imagine he’ll continue to be the Lori-hating Carl of “Seed.”
This leads to a very important question: who is TV’s most annoying child now? Here are some options.
Manny Delgado (Modern Family)
Future E! News correspondent; “child wise beyond their years” trope is played out, and never funny in the first place; and gets to spend time with Sofia Vergara, which we don’t.
Shania Clemmons (The New Normal)
Manic Pixie Dream Girl to be; mistakes terrible outfits for quirkiness; and on a Ryan Murphy show.
Max Braverman (Parenthood)
Probably going to Hell for this one, considering Max has Asperger’s, but STILL. Parenthood got an effective season one out of Max’s problems, but the show’s now in season four and it hasn’t been able to say anything interesting about this kid and his dumb face since then.
Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
I completely disagree and don’t find him annoying in the slightest — ditto all the kids from Mad Men and Homeland — but some do. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.
Lights Camera Jackson
Just ask Vince. Who’s your pick?