Reviewed by GABE RYAN,
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), his Magnum, and the rest of the survivors have returned to TV for the third season of “The Walking Dead,” which kicked off Oct. 15.
The season premiere of this wildly popular survival TV show is intense. The first five minutes shows the struggling group storming a house, disposing of the zombies inside and settling down for a rest.
Not one word is spoken. The scene is disturbing, to say the least. Rick’s 13-year-old son, Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), now carries a gun and shoots one of the zombies in the head with cold precision.
Rick is as brutal as ever, running in the house, putting his gun to the head of a zombie and pulling the trigger. T-Dog (IronE Singleton), another survivor, follows Rick into the house and quickly drives a stake through the head of the last zombie. T-Dog, watching the yard, sees a herd of walkers closing in on the house. The group quickly packs up, gets into cars and speeds off.
The first scene highlights the terrible lives these people now live. They’re covered in blood, dirt and sweat, and used to killing zombies and eating dog food.
From what is shown in the first episode, the third season of “The Walking Dead” promises to be even more intense than the first two.
The survivors, now reduced in numbers, have grown stronger, quieter and meaner. They all fire weapons. They have no aversion to stabbing zombies in the face with metal rods or other random weapons. However, the hordes of zombies that they come in contact with are much larger.
In the first episode, Rick and his group attempt to take an entire jail from the walkers. They find themselves running from snarling monsters through narrow hallways with death hovering around each corner.
With each zombie being in different stages of decay from the “bicycle girl” in the first episode to zombies that have just “woken up,” “The Walking Dead” will really keep you on you on the edge of your seat. If you haven’t already, go check out this awesome series.
It airs 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. The first two seasons are available to stream on Netflix.