Since this is my first review I’m going to keep it fairly short.
The first episode of Season 3 was fairly solid. The plot progressed from A-B in a pretty standard way with nothing really spectacular happening. The best parts of the episode were the interactions between Carol and Darryl (I’m also partial to the scene where Carl tries to stay in Beth’s cell but Herschel gives him the hint to leave; finally I didn’t hate Carl).
The action is very average. Well to be fair it was very good by regular standards but we Walking Dead fans have been exposed to a lot of good killing over our short time with the show.
Overall the acting was good but I feel like show needs to pick up plot wise or else they are risking losing fans from boredom. Random zombie killing and Andrew Lincoln’s good acting will only keep us for so long.
P.S. I’m very concerned for Hershel. He is one of my favourite characters and I really hope he survives this season (doubtful). I’m also excited to see the Governor enter the show. That will defiantly help the show along.
Overall: Good episode but not a great season opener.
Rating: B to B+