THE WALKING DEAD Season 2 Premiere Advance Review – They’re Faster, They’re Uglier and They’re Hungrier

Season 2 of THE WALKING DEAD is almost upon us, can you believe it’s almost been a year since we last saw Rick and co?

The new season premieres with a scene of Rick talking in a walkie talkie, and it’s like we never left. I soon realized that one of the things The Walking Dead does really well is those quiet scenes without any extraneous loud music to take away from the moment itself. In fact, I think it just adds to the creepiness of it all and how the world has suddenly gone quiet now that the walkers invaded it.

And so back to that first scene of Rick talking over the walkie talkie to Morgan, who he’s hoping will hear his message. Yes, The Walking Dead is back!

The group is heading to Fort Bennett, but it doesn’t take long for the walkers to make their appearance and oh do they appear. There is a scene with the Walkers (you’ll know it when you see it) is so haunting and so powerful, I felt right in there with them.

Soon something happens (of course I can’t say exactly what) that sets the survivors on a new path which impacts the premiere and second episode.

I don’t want to say too much about the first episode because I really do feel the show is better experienced unspoiled, but I will say this, there is one hell of a cliffhanger that I didn’t see coming. Let me tell I not only gasped but reached for that remote to put episode 2.

Episode 2 “Bloodletting” is another great one. The episode starts with a flashback to before the apocalypse, but don’t worry we’re soon back in the present and remember those powerful quiet scenes I mentioned above? Expect a great one here as well, it’s such a beautiful yet tragic moment, I loved it.

But the biggest thing happening in episode 2 are the introduction of new characters (you can see photos from the episode here) including the previously announced Pruitt Taylor Vince as Otis, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene and Scott Wilson as Hershel.

Unfortunately, the episode focuses on a few different story lines and while some a great others take up more time that I would have liked them to.

But that’s about what you can expect from the first two episodes of The Walking Dead this season, however I would like to add a few random thoughts on this season season:

– So far I am loving this season so much better than season one, so get ready for some exciting episodes.

– I didn’t care for Shane (Jon Bernthal) much last season, but I don’t know what happened this season I’m kind of really liking him.

– Lori has a great moment that made me like her way better.

– Daryl (Norman Reedus) is awesome!

– It could be me, but it feels like the zombies are way faster this season, it’s pretty scary actually.

– I really hope they get rid of T-Dog this season or at least give him something interesting to do. I’m sorry but I still don’t understand what the point of the character is.

– Finally, you NEED to train those kids to defend themselves… actually no scratch that, you need to teach EVERYONE who doesn’t know how to defend themselves. This is a zombie apocalypse, we cannot have people screaming like helpless girls when a walker comes close to them. They need to be prepared and know how to kill them. So Rick, Shane, Daryl how about you spread the knowledge? All I know is, if it was me, I would get some tips so that I don’t rely on other people who might not always be around to save me. And that goes for the kids as well, I mean there must a reason why child soldiers are so highly sought after in war zones (it’s sad to say but hey this is life or death). Hopefully, we’ll see that in upcoming episodes.

Overall, this is a great beginning to a new season and I cannot wait to find out what else they have in store for us.

So remember to tune in this Sunday, October 16th, and watch the season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead starting at 9pm on AMC.