In the midst of a very lackluster Andrea-centric episode last week, this weeks episode of The Walking Dead presented a surprisingly character-centric episode that focused on someone who’s allegiance has always lied somewhere in the middle- Merle.
Another One Bites The Dust
Well that’s unfortunate. The Walking Dead series has been known to pull the rug out from underneath viewers, and this episode was no different. Unfortunately the ‘big surprise’ felt unwarranted, and felt like a way to quicken the pace of a few slow moving episode. While in all accounts not a horrible episode, “Home” felt like it tried to juggle too many stories and moments and all together came out as a jumbled mess with a surprise ending.
The Battle Begins
After a two month wait, The Walking Dead made its return to television Sunday night. For months fans have been waiting to see the repercussions of Rick’s actions, as well as to see what will happen to Merle and Daryl now that they have been pitted against each in the Govenor’s twisted gladiatorial ring. While the beginning of this episode showed a great deal of promise, this came to be quickly undercut by poor decisions, stupid dialogue, and a few character moments.
Stop! Hammer Time
Last week’s episode of The Walking Dead left the survivors in quite the interesting predicament. While Glenn and Maggie did all they could to survive, Rick and a rag-tag group came to infiltrate Woodbury. With a very intriguing cliff-hanger, I had high hopes for this week’s episode. Fortunately, “Made to Suffer” lived up to those expectations and then some, with some great character introductions and moments and some truly awesome action sequences.
Fight to Survive
First off I would like to say well done Glenn! This week’s episode of The Walking Dead was a very intense ride as characters fought to survive and protect those they love. After a mixed episode last week, this week’s episode certainly paved the way for the mid-season finale and had some big turning points for the series.
Wanted Dead or Alive
This season of The Walking Dead has been going strong. With some wonderful performances and scenes that feel ripped right from the pages of Kirkman’s comic series, this season of the Walking Dead has come to prove what this series is capable of. “Hounded” however, came off as a different breed of animal. While I did not find it to be as poor as “Killer Within”, this weeks episode felt out of place- a middle man of sorts- and ultimately felt like a brief introduction into the second half of this already halved season, the remaining eight episode airing in the new year.
All work and no play makes Rick a dull boy
So far this season of The Walking Dead has been a great success. While there have been one or two hiccups, particularly last week’s massacre at the prison, so far this season has wonderfully been able to blend the comics and new material into forty-five minutes of sheer excitement. Say the Word picked up the pace once again, even though it had alot of ground to cover.