The Walking Dead Season 3 Premiere Collider Review: “Seed”

It’s finally here: the season three premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC (but not on Dish…I promise that’s the last time I’ll say that). The last season found our survivors of the zombie apocalypse holed up at the Greene family barn for the duration, until a host of walkers (and some dramatic deaths) drove them from the land. Tonight’s opener showed us that the long winter has hardened the team into a well-oiled machine, but they’re in dire need of shelter for a very pregnant Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies). Hit the jump to check out our recap and review, plus bonus items like body counts, best kill, best zombie/effect and number of casualties in the season three premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

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alycakes3820d ago

This was a really good first episode with a lot to think about what's to come.

GribbleGrunger3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

At last. I've been looking forward to this because I think it's a well written and realised series. This and Game Of Thrones are a must watch in my opinion.

alycakes3819d ago

I don't have the movie channels of cable or I would watch Game of Thrones. I hear it's really good.

JC_Denton3819d ago

Eh, the writing for The Walking Dead is pretty awful.

GribbleGrunger3819d ago

I disagree. They could so easily have made it all about the zombies, but instead they decided to make it about the effect the situation has on the human condition. Manipulation of plot elements are sometimes less than subtle but that's necessary (most of the time) because clearly they want this series to have legs.

Bumpmapping3820d ago

7/10?He praised the episode in his review lol.Anyways this episode was excellent this season shaping up to be the most intense one yet.

BluEx6103819d ago

He didn't want to give it a higher rating because this is the first episode and didn't want to set the bar too high for episodes that are going to be better. Kind of stupid reasoning but, understandable. I would give this episode 8 or 8.5, really good series, each season gets better and better.

"Rating: 7/10, because although it was a great premiere, I want to leave room for episodes that stand out both for the excellent and for the abysmal. If “Seed” is our benchmark, it’s going to be a helluva season!"

Hellsvacancy3819d ago

The first episode of every season is always the best anyway, so no surprise here

It was a great episode, but now were going to have 3-6 episodes of "is Herschel going to die" (I know what happens, ive read most of the comics)

Im really glad its back on TV as Hell On Wheels as finished

Soldierone3819d ago

I liked it a lot, a really different approach to everything so it really felt fresh. Rick is a badarse, Carl isn't stupid, and Daryl had a bigger role.

SPOILERS possibly

Lori is still annoying the hell out of me, whiny and wanting attention even when Andrea is gone.

Sharol? (the older lady in the group) seems to be kinda done and could cause some issues. Not entirely sure if that bullet near Rick was an accident.

Veni Vidi Vici3819d ago

I can understand saying Lori was annoying last season but I don't get it for this season. She's pregnant. She wants her husband to forgive her and love her. Why is that annoying? I'm pretty sure any person in a relationship that made a mistake would feel/act the same way if they still loved the person they hurt. And it wasn't as if she did it knowing Rick was still alive so why is he holding it over his head?

Rick needs to get over it.

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Soldierone3818d ago

Rick is making the tough decisions and she was constantly trying to hold him back. I think he made two major decisions, and both times she said "dont"

She also got mad at him when he told her he killed Shane, and that was what probably tipped him over. Its like "really? You said do something, I did it, and now your mad?!"

medman3819d ago

I loved the episode. From the opening scene where they cleared the house and nobody said one word you could tell they had been through the ringer in the time between the end of season 2 and this opening episode of season 3. The episode didn't disappoint. I would give it 8.5 out of 10.

Bathyj3819d ago

I loved how no one talked to. Showed that everyone was a bit more battle hardened with everyone staying on point.

alycakes3819d ago

I thought it told us a lot about what they've been thru. Carl has really grown up a lot in the last few months too. He just seems so mature now and seems to be able to handle himself well. I think this is going to be the best season yet.

r213819d ago

And looks like puberty is kicking in and he seems to be interested with one of Hershel's daughters!

buddymagoo3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

I think it helps that he kept his mouth shut and got on with it.

In the past he was always whining and asking questions and was an annoyance.

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