I tuned in to the season SIX premier of The Walking Dead, last night, and I have to say that I was not entirely impressed.
I didn't completely dislike the episode, but for a season opener I just felt a little slighted. It was far too slow for me and it seemed to rug sweep a lot of things under the carpet that were up in the air at the end of season 5.
I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say that I know it was lagging because 23 minutes in I had looked at my clock to see what the time was. Another 25 minutes later and my interest was there, but it wasn't really peaked and, then, by the end, I did not at all feel that sense of urgency in the pit of my gut, that you would really expect to get with that situation, because really I wasn't drawn into it, it was almost an aside with all the back and forths trying to muddle the past and present together.
I do love that some of my favourites are still with us, I like the way they are taking some of the characters, but I am pretty sure that at least 2 of them have been marked for death this season just based on their attitudes in this episode.
I will say now that by the time Season 6 comes to a close, and maybe even by the mid-season finale, we will likely have said goodbye to Sasha or, dare I say it...Glenn!
I will be happily wrong.
I give this opener 7 out of ten, 5 of which relies solely on Tara's remark to Eugene at her bedside, while the other 2 are for effort, but with no emotional connection or feeling, for me, personally.
Barely any answers and not nearly enough questions, but still worth a look. It really couldn't ever have beat out season 5's opener from last year but it gave it a shot (or a slight tap).