Written by John Edward Betancourt
The Walking Dead has finally returned, and this year promises to be the best yet as we finally breach two icons from the comic, the prison and the Governor. Of course, with my love of zombies and Daniel's passion for comics, it is only right that the two of us team up for this year's season recaps, so here we go, our take on last night's season premiere: "Seed".
The Good: The top thing about tonight’s episode was simple, the fact that the show is back! Outside of that, the list goes on and on. I love that the show manages to actually up the ante when it comes to the feelings of despair that it projects to the audience. This is the first time I truly felt pity for Rick and the group, this situation and how awful it must be goes beyond imagination. Keeping with the second half of last year, the action continued to keep pace as did the guts and gore. It was great to see Michonne unmasked and finally in action, and at long last we have arrived at the prison. For a fan of the comic, it’s incredible to see it on screen. I also have to say I loved the surprise at the end, no spoilers, but last year’s sense of danger was no fluke.
The Bad: Truth be told, I’m not sure there was anything that I didn’t like about this episode, but I guess since I need to write something down here, I have to admit, the hype surrounding the Governor is only worse after not seeing him appear. I know this is merely the set up and he will be there eventually, but I can’t wait to see he and Rick square off, so that’s my only complaint, that The Walking Dead is making me wait for one hell of a good vs. evil throw down.
The Verdict: Something special is already coming together this season. The acting is top notch and there is a level of comfort that says the show has finally found its identity and is ready to hit its stride. I expect big things this year, and I can say that without wondering in the back of my mind if I’m wrong.