The tone of the TV show The Walking Dead is set before we have seen five minutes of the pilot. Even before the characters has been introduced. Its set when we see Sheriff Rick Grimes put a bullet in the head of a young girl, maybe 8-10 years old. A young Zombie girl that is. From that moment we all know how this show is going to play out, how much violence we are going to see, how much emotions we are going to see and what fine acting we are going to see. Five minutes. That’s all it needs to get me hocked. The Walking Dead has every chance on becoming a classic.
The tone I’m mentioning is present during the entire first season and now that season 2 kicks of its still there. The second season picks up where season 1 left of; the survivors on the move. At first everything going goes as well as can be expected but then they are caught in a traffic jam. Well, the other cars are standing still and they have to get in between them to pass and as they find themselves in the middle of it all the cars the RV breaks down and they find themselves stranded without a way to get away if they should get attacked. And that’s when they see a herd of Zombies coming their way…
As I said, the tone is still there and The Walking Dead is just as good as it was when we left them at the end of season 1.The actors are just as good as they were in the first season, some even better. The scripts are even tighter. The special effects better than we have seen before and so on. The creators of the series have definitely taken it to the next level.
I was lucky to get a press kit from AMC and have seen the first two episodes of season 2 and I can’t wait to see episode 3. When I reviewed season 1 I predicted that The Walking Dead would be one of the best TV shows to air this decade and I’m happy to say I was right. Now I predict that season two will be just as good, if not even better and I’m fairly certain I’m right this time as well.