The AMC original series, The Walking Dead, has seen many deaths (mainly zombie) over the past three season with the recent being the resignation of Glen Mazzara who had taken his place as the show’s headline writer and producer after the firing of creator Frank Darabont at the end of the first season. Is it time for the series to have its head chopped off for good? Will Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic book series “The Walking Dead” which is being adapted for the television series, step up to fill bigger shoes as a screenwriter? It seems as the screenwriters fall, others rise to take their place…pretty appropriate for a series which thrives on the dead coming back to life so the series can live on!
Yesterday, AMC ran a marathon of the first eight episodes of season three for New Year’s Eve. After watching them, I have to say the reason I quit watching this series following the first five episodes was because it moved far too slow and dwelt on insignificant things. I finished watching the entire first half of the season this morning and I believe it might have taken a turn at the end of the last episode with the Governor now on a mission to destroy Rick and his band of survivors. Although T-Dog and Lori have been lost, it will be interesting to see whether or not the group takes Merle back into the fold now that he has become an outcast at Woodbury as the Governor pits Merle against Daryl. Could this be a set-up for Merle to prove his loyalty to the members of Woodbury by killing his own brother in retribution for Michonne killing Penny? How will Andrea react to all of this in the end now that she has discovered some other truths about the Governor and Woodbury?
Although it is a little disturbing to watch Carl growing up so fast, but I guess it is what happens in war. It was good to see that Carol was unharmed through the acts of T-Dog confining her to a cell for protection before the end, but how will Rick react to all the new mouths to feed and protect with the newest straggles that have made it inside the compound? Axel remains the lone prisoner under the umbrella of protection by Rick but will Michonne fall into line or remain a lone wolf?
New episodes of The Walking Dead will air beginning on February 10, 2013 at 9/8C. Check out the preview sneak peek here. Until then, give us you vote in the poll as to whether or not this series is doomed~
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