The post-apocalyptic horror show started airing in 2010 and has become very popular. The third season recently started airing so I figured it would be a good time to review the first two seasons. The seasons all have less than 15 episodes and the first season only has 6. This is a refreshing concept and they used their timespan wisely. Another upside with this is that you don’t have to devote too much time to be able to see all seasons. The main plots for all seasons are to try to stay alive during the zombie invasions in a society where almost all humans and animals have been wiped out.
In season one you get directly thrown into the action where you get to see the main character get shot. After a trip to the hospital the character named Rick wakes up into a world where he is the last man standing. The plot for that season is for Rick to stay alive and find more survivor’s.
The first season was very action packed and the plot caught you attention from the start. The concept has been done many times but what I like about this show is that you can see character development and the surroundings instead of having the characters screaming “Zombies! What are we going to do?!” In this show you get to see how the world looks after the zombie invasion and it gives you time and reason to adjust yourself to the decisions that are being made. They also kept the plot in a steady tempo that fitted the 6 episodes and the ending was a perfect cliffhanger.
First season rating: 9 / 10
The second season got a total of 13 episodes and the plot was a bit different than the first season. Rick and the others have to start over and try to find some place to stay. After some issues they eventually find a farm where they settle down. Since I always try to keep my spoilers to a minimum I will skip further information and go back to my opinion.
The second season was twice the length of the first one. This was a major mistake for me because the pace the plot kept slowed down and in the middle of the season most episodes were boring. Instead they decided to focus a bit on the character development in the second season. I guess that part was could be both good and bad but for me it became a bit to much. What saved the season was that everything happened in the last episode which practically forces you to watch the third season as well.
Season 2 rating: 6 / 10
So far the third season is extremely good so I will be back with a review once it’s finished. I also want to encourage the people who stopped watch the show during the second season to see the final episode and then jump directly into the third season. The Walking Dead is a great show and I would certainly recommend it.