Wow… Was that a premier, or what!?

James and I attended a viewing party for the premier of AMC’s The Walking Dead season 3 at a local brewery with about 100 or so other zombie lovers and the atmosphere was energetic to say the least.  There’s nothing better than participating in something you’re passionate about with other people that just get it.

The adrenaline started pumping during the countdown and it didn’t stop till I went to bed.  If this first episode is telling of the season to come, we’re all in for one awesome ride.   Just the opening scene alone let us know that we were in for a thrill ride.  Rick’s a badass, Carl’s becoming a badass, Daryl has always been a badass, and even T-dog is being groomed for badassdom.  It’s no secret how much James and I love The Walking Dead, but I think we all can agree that season 2 was lacking something.  Whether it was due to all the drama behind the scenes surrounding Frank Darabont’s departure  or if it was just an attempt to build character development, our thirst for zombie carnage was never quite quenched.  Although, I feel readers of the comic dealt with season 2 a little better only due to the fact that we seemed to understand what they were trying to do.  Herschel’s farm was a major plot point in the comic, I just don’t think it translated to screen very well….

“…even T-dog is being groomed for badassdom.”

Season 3 Episode 1, titled “Seed,” changed everything… I haven’t had that much fun watching a television show since I watched a 24 hour marathon of ’24.’  (oh man, my brain just went to an awesomely dark place where Jack Bauer is breaking zombie necks and saving the world from apocalypse.)  I can’t think of anything that would have made “Seed” better.  Maybe a little more Michonne and Andrea, but their time will come.  Whether you are familiar with Robert Kirkman’s phenomenal comic or not, they set it up to be one helluva season.  The great thing about The Walking Dead is you don’t need to know anything about the comic to enjoy it, but there are still plenty of plot points to satisfy the comic geeks.   It’s very hard for episodic television to keep up this kind of pace, but if they even come close to it… oh man, I don’t even know what to say.  While season 1 was fantastic and Season 2 had its moments, I’d have to say “Seed” is definitely my favorite episode so far.  Damn, it was awesome… I don’t even know what else to say.  Let the Ricktatorship begin!

What did you think of the The Walking Dead season 3 premier?

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Chad Butrum
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Staunch Freddy fan Chad Butrum enjoys all things horror and is one half of the 40 oz. Of Horror Podcast. His other interests include heavy metal, baseball and bottled beer. Follow Chad on Twitter @TheChadButrum