Here’s a Rebel Ragdoll Review for the hottest horror series on television, The Walking Dead! There’ll be a post every week, a couple of days after the airing of each episode (so that I don’t spoil it for you).
In any case, the season premiere throws us back into the world of Rick and his cheerful compatriots as they struggle to make a new life in the aftermath of the battle with the Governor. Things look as though they are quite idyllic at the prison… or are they?
If you’ve already seen the episode, then check out my review of it below! 🙂
Season 4, Episode 1: 30 Days Without an Accident REVIEW
So what about you? What did you think of the first episode? 🙂 Share your thoughts below! And in the meantime…
Keep it indie,
Episode 1 was definitely an emotional roller coaster for me. My boyfriend told me the basics of what happened before I watched it, so I knew who was going to die, but when I met their characters, I was extra sad because they (and their actors) were so CUTE! SPOILERS! Zach is played by Kyle Gallner, who I’ve seen in other TV shows and grown somewhat fond of, and the character Patrick was just the biggest, cutest, freaking dorky geekwad I’d ever seen. (He was the type of character that made you wonder how the heck they survived so long, but at the same time you were also glad, because the zombie apocalypse doesn’t really leave a whole lot of space for people like them.) I was somewhat impressed with Beth’s reaction when Daryl told her Zach had died, because for a while she’s been given the role of the (somewhat) innocent – taking care of the baby, and not really taking part of the zombie killing, singing by the campfire, etc. She also has that “wide-eyed” look, and I’m interested in seeing where her character goes in the future and what sort development will occur with her to go against her status as the ‘cute innocent girl’. END SPOILERS I agree with you that Carl is becoming more mature and I’m also glad of it, because his rebellious child routine was getting really old. Carol and Daryl’s exchange also made me really happy, as well as Carol’s “story time” with the kids. I feel having her character do what she did was a very natural and understandable thing, and I give props to the writers for showing that she is still affected by the ghosts of her past, but not really hung up on them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Colby! 🙂
All fantastic points, and I totally agree! I was also really sad when dorky Patrick died! I was hoping he’d become some kind of unlikely hero, braving his nerdiness and mousiness to become a gangster who saves everyone in an episode or something. I know we’ve seen that in other stories before, but for me, it never gets old!
Thanks for bringing up Beth and Carol too! I actually forgot to mention them, even though they also warm the cockles of my heart. I appreciate Beth’s growth. I understood her leanings towards suicide in Season 2, but I’m glad she’s found the will and way to live. Carol too is a G, and I definitely appreciated her teaching the kids how to stab zombies, lol. I mean, hell, if lionesses teach their cubs how to hunt…
Thanks for posting, and hope you’re back here next week to post some more! 🙂