The Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones, a body-count extravaganza even by the HBO series carnivorous standards, has boosted an unusual form of protest: sympathy for the ice zombies. Angry fans have taken to Twitter to declare that they are now rooting for #TeamWhiteWalkers, the undead army threatening to overrun the land and destroy humanity. The show's world, Westeros, they say, is so horrible that it doesn't deserve to survive, and besides, the White Walkers couldnt be any worse than its current masters.
In The Dark Ape Rises, the 'good' ape leader is Caesar and the 'bad' ape leader is Koba. Caesar is the reasonable one, the compromiser, who wants peace with the humans. Koba is the nasty one who can't let go of his resentment of humans, who doesn't trust them, who betrays Caesar and launches an all-out war against the humans. Thing is, Koba is fucking awesome.
Are zombies the protagonists of The Walking Dead? Because they're the ones I'm rooting for. They're the only ones who have a clear motivation, i.e. brains, and behave in such a way as to bring those desires to fruition. They're clearly the best written.
"Because Walter is the shows protagonist, there is a natural tendency to empathize with and root for him, despite his moral failings. (That viewers can identify with this antihero is also a testament to how deftly his character is written and acted.) As the one character who consistently opposes Walter and calls him on his lies, Skyler is, in a sense, his antagonist. Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, wanted Skyler to be a woman with a backbone of steel who would stand up to whatever came her way, who wouldnt just collapse in the corner or wring her hands in despair. He and the shows writers made Skyler multilayered and, in her own way, morally compromised. But at the end of the day, she hasnt been judged by the same set of standards as Walter."