Stupid, stupid, stupid, STOOPID. I get more frustrated with each passing episode. As a fan of the graphic novels, I should have been gratified that the tank battle at the prison at least somewhat resembled the climatic confrontation with the Governor in the books, but it was set up so clumsily that I couldn't enjoy it at all. Yeah, new group of survivors, let's all blindly follow this guy we just met a week ago into battle against another heavily armed group of survivors--nothing could possibly go wrong there.
Perhaps the very worst of the stupid moments was when the Gov chose to off Herschel with the sword instead of his arch nemesis, Michonne. Did anyone watching not immediately think THAT wasn't going to come back to haunt him? And don't get me started about the amazing assault rifles that can fire hundreds of rounds without a change of clips. Maybe the show will get better now that the survivors have finally been forced from the prison, but given the show's repeated storytelling fails, I doubt it.