I like “The Walking Dead” for the same reason I like any post-apocalyptic fiction. It’s a chance to play ‘what if’ and to perhaps think a little ‘outside the box’. Sometimes it makes one think about things that might not otherwise have been considered. Think of it as preparedness war gaming.
Season three, it seems, appears to address recurring issues people just would not get over – specifically firepower. After two seasons of nothing more aggressive than pump shotguns we see an underfolder AK and an M4 in the hands of our heroes, as well as some homemade suppressors for the pistols. Also, small-unit tactics have greatly improved with everyone knowing their job, doing it quickly, and keeping their head together when its time to go to Plan B.
While I appreciate that any zombie-themed show is going to have some gore, I really hate gore for it’s own sake. This show seems to do that once in a while but the story is usually tight enough I can forgive it.
All in all, it’s shaping up to be an interesting season if this first episode is anything to go by.