Ryan_Dead, on 09 June 2012 - 06:36 AM, said:
And just to point out I hate the fact that they bring in characters such as Jimmy and Patricia and possibly Beth only with the intention of killing them. I don't like it when they do that. Jimmy's death didn't shock me that much and neither did Patricia's that much (But I sorta blame the Uk promo for that)
In the long run, after both Jimmy and Patricia died you do think that the only reason they were casted was to have a few background characters that could be killed off, and that's probably true.
But you have to consider aspects as the money they're paid and the amount of attention other characters get; 5 minutes of Jimmy or Patricia could mean 5 minutes less of Shane and Rick, which is a friendship/hatred that more fans want to see. Of course, if they talk more then they'll have to be paid more; since in the series they're little more than 'primary extras'?
Yet I doubt it would have killed their budget to give them a few more lines so it feels like they're there.
Sometimes it was as if they weren't in the farm and had gone off somewhere for an episode or two.