So there it is, Season 3 of The Walking Dead has come to and end. It seems to me that many people believe that season 3 was it’s worst yet, and I think after careful consideration, I’m not so sure.
A friend of mine after my persuasion bought Season 1 and 2 and watched them straight through before embarking on a long crusade of Season 3. After watching it consecutively he came to the conclusion that in his words was ‘boring’, blunt I know, but there you have it.
One thing I will say, is that I didn’t understand how the group got the people from Woodbury without the Governor having something to say about it. That was left very in a very vague mist. But as I protested to my friend, Season 3 saw the group face something they’ve never had to before, other humans fighting for ground. Humans that have been so brainwashed from fighting that they know nothing else.
We saw a lot of main characters depart, Lori, T-Dog hell even Merle who in his last act, fought for what he knew was right. It was a very traumatic season, seeing death cloud and effect the characters. The one area that the walking dead has always been acclaimed for is the stories focus on characters and not plot like all other terrible Zombie or Apocalypse films. The focus on these characters is strong, and we see how these characters develop over these series and how the affect of the plot takes on them, for example for the first time we’ve seen Rick weak, the loss of Lori taking a toll on him mentally.
I believe that The Walking Dead Season 3 maybe a ‘Godfather complex’ where the first two seasons have been so fantastic, that season 3 has perhaps dipped a little in on screen excitement and has not been able to live up to the award winning seasons that has trailed it.
Nevertheless, ‘TWD’ is one of the best T.V series out there, and has rekindled the Zombie/Apocalypse genre and has set the pace for future films. I’m sure I can speak for many other fans when I say I can’t wait for Season 4 to get underway in October.