Great season opener!! You could feel the desperation when they finished clearing the house in the beginning and sitting on the floor looking at the dog food. This isn't the sweet fairy tale on the farm anymore and I'm glad it's not. I like all the characters better now, especially Carl now that he's grown up some and taken a spot on the strike team. Lori's character seems more interesting with the space between her and Rick, not quite sure what's going on there but I'm sure we'll learn more.
I liked the prison as a location and the fighting was dramatic right up to the leg chopping scene.. I'm not sure how they'll deal with the living prisoners but that definitely changed the situation at the prison.. Is Rick supposed to let them go? Or join the team? Or kill them? good questions for a new season.
I saw the pilot just before the 2nd episode. I like the premise of the show but they aren't giving us enough mystery. We see the little flash drives that make electricity work but no explanation on them. The 15 year old colony doesn't appear to have any security even though they've been attacked before? Charlie is kind of annoying, I liked Nate better after I found out he's a bad guy.
The writers better pick it up on this show.. Show some flashbacks to the first years without power, maybe work in talking about the power outage and use that fill in some background on some characters. Don't do a lost and make the whole show about the background but you could do some.
Show us some flashbacks T+1year without power and how the population changed, how some died of starvation.. Show how the militias came into power.
The books are huge so if the director wanted to delve a little deeper into the books then he could make a longer series. I like how he's done it so far and it translates well on screen.
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