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5.0 out of 5 stars Walking Dead is getting Better in Second Season
The Walking Dead got a lot better in this season as you are getting more character development, more gore, more thrills, more suspense, and more than that, the edge of the seat moments throughout the series.
Rather than a Zombie/Walker series, the Walking Dead Season II is more profound, and the characters are getting more life and well, character. Each character...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but falters from 1st season (weaker storylines; many silly acts that defy even zombie universe logic)
(NB: contains some spoiler info).
Finally sat down to watch the complete series, and it's fair to say that it's not as good as the first, esp. if seen in quick succession. It might work better on a weekly basis, but for this reviewer, the series was OK but, regrettably, also fairly disappointing by the end, particularly after the wonderful script of season 1,...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Walking Dead is getting Better in Second Season,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)The Walking Dead got a lot better in this season as you are getting more character development, more gore, more thrills, more suspense, and more than that, the edge of the seat moments throughout the series.
Rather than a Zombie/Walker series, the Walking Dead Season II is more profound, and the characters are getting more life and well, character. Each character development also thickens the plot with additional elements of morality, ethical questions, horror and the psychology of human frailty. The lead characters Rick and Shane, though predictable, will surprise the viewer with some unexpected codes of survival. The line between good and bad, control and obedience, survival and sacrifice are all blurred with the characters as well as the situations.
The Walking Dead has also paid homage to the great classic 12 Angry Men in one of the episodes (Judge, Jury (and) Exectutioner).
If you liked the first season, you are going to love the second season.
DVD/BLU-RAY SET Info.
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Mater Audio/2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (1:78:1)
Running time: Approximately 554 Minutes
Rated:18 Contains strong violence and gory horror.
30 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "The world we know is gone, but keeping our humanity? That's a choice.",
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)Season 2 begins where we left season 1, the group of survivors decide to go to Fort Benning, however the plan doesn't go as they had hoped when they get stuck on a motorway jam packed with abandoned cars, and the next thing you know a 'herd' of walkers descend.
Now I will not go in to huge scene by scene accounts as to what happens next, frankly I like to watch a show and find out for myself and I get very annoyed when I read a review and accidentally read spoilers.
Episodes1,2 &3 were fantastic, then the action dips a little and relies on character based writing. But bear with it what the writers are doing is setting you up for and explosive second half. The relationship's between Rick, Lori, Shane and Carl becomes very tested. In episode 3 we start to really see under Shane's skin and just what he will do to survive. What the writers have done here is proven this is not just a series based on zombies, violence, and action, but one that can be incredibly well written, tense and character driven. It certainly is not a one dimensional show.
We have a whole new crop of survivors to get to know, Hershel being one. The friction between Rick's and Hershel's groups on how to deal with walkers is there throughout most of the season. We also by the end of the season find out why the dead are walking (although not a full scientific explanation), We loose some of the main characters by the end too. really its a question of who survives!
I have to say I very much enjoyed season 1 of The Walking Dead. The first half of season 2 is less action based, which I think is why some found it slow. However it really is setting you up for a season finale which is outstanding, and literally taken straight out of the comic book from which the series originated. I can not wait to see what happens in season 3!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An improvement over the first season, despite some pacing problems,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors have escaped from Atlanta. Making for Fort Benning and the hope of rescue, the group is waylaid on the highway by a horde of walkers. With one of the group missing and another severely injured, they find a safe haven at a nearby farm and the hope of a new home. But as the days and weeks pass, the unresolved tensions in the group threaten to tear it apart.
The second season of The Walking Dead picks up shortly after the events of the first. Whilst the first only had six episodes to tell its story, the second has thirteen, giving it more time to explore the premise and characters.
Things get off to a strong start in the first few episodes, which focus on the confrontation on the highway and the attempts to bring the group back together. New characters - the Greene family - and a new location - a large farmstead - are introduced and events unfold with some vigour. However, after the third episode the story bogs down a little as characters start spinning their wheels at the farm. This is where the ramifications of a major pre-season production crisis - a budget cut that infuriated showrunner Frank Darabont and saw him leave the series - are at their most noticeable. Whilst the budget problems ground the series for a little too long at the farm, the producers do make the most of the money they do have. The zombie effects are a cut above the more variable effects of the first season and there are some truly gruesome moments that equal the most visceral scenes of any zombie movie that comes to mind.
The long pause at the farm does allow some effective character development, particularly of Shane (Jon Bernthal), whose growing disillusionment with the group and his inability to accept the new status quo and move on is depicted quite well, even if the story does take a few too many episodes to come to a head. However, probably the best characterisation is left to Daryl (Norman Reedus), who evolves from the quieter brother of racist redneck Merle in the first season into a conflicted, complex character who refuses to fit easily into any stereotype. Rick (Andrew Lincoln), our main protagonist, gets a little lost in the mix this season with storylines focusing mostly on other characters, but comes back strong towards the end of the season as he starts to show signs of not handling the stress of command very well. However, his dynamic with Herschel (Scott Wilson) and the twists and turns it goes through is fascinating, with Herschel moving from a pacifistic man of faith to shotgun-wielding zombie-slayer under Rick's (not entirely laudable) influence. The introduction of Maggie (Lauren Cohan) as a love interest for Glenn (Steven Yeun) also adds a rare glimmer of sunlight to a dark season.
Whilst the season does suffer from some slow pacing in its central section, it remains highly watchable, and the pacing issue is mitigated considerably on DVD without a week-long break between each episode. There are some effective moments of dark humour (the 'zombie well' scene is hilarious), the writing is pretty good and the actors mostly effective. Aside from the pacing issue, the character of Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) suffers the worst from inconsistent writing and motivations, which the actress does her best to make sense of but can't quite sell.
Events culminate in a fairly epic two-part season finale in which the bubbling tensions within the group boil over and the biggest battle between the survivors and the zombies to date takes place. Despite some longeurs and niggling problems, Season 2 (****½) ends on a high that leaves a lot of balls in the air for the third season and its promise of introducing some of the best characters and storylines from the comic book to the TV series. The series is available now in the UK (DVD, Blu-Ray) and USA (DVD, Blu-Ray).
5.0 out of 5 stars love it,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)Bought this dvd for my sister inlaw and she absolutely loved it. Though she love her scary movies . Yeah! Would recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars great,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)Amazing well worth money and well worth watching just seen season 3 will be ordering season 4 when its out
5.0 out of 5 stars Whose next!,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)I thought this was a good, well constructed series. Yes, the search for the little girl (trying not to give too much away) was a bit laborious at times, but there were lots of other things going on to keep it interesting. There were some heart wrenching moments and some highs. There's some introduction of some new characters, which I think are great, and some inevitable losses too. I would recommend this to someone who liked zombie themed horror, but also those who like to see character development rather than just simple blood and gore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Richer, Deeper and Better Second Season,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)The biggest test for any new television show is whether it can prove that it can last the long haul with the ever so important second season. Shows like Smallville triumph whereas other such as Heroes just disappoint so it with delight that I say the second season of the Walking Dead is the triumph that I was looking for. Visually its biggest test will undoubtedly come with the prison setting of the third season but here it benefits from its rural setting which once again gives the series a real sense of scale and gives you the belief that the world has ended. Yet whilst you can say that the first season, though shorter, was more about the zombie violence and threat whilst introducing all the new characters, the second season is predominantly about the characters. The zombies (or "walkers") are still there and still pose some sort of threat but the focus of this season is on the threat the characters pose to themselves both within the key group, the influence of Hershall and the farmer family and on the far off other group that makes its presense felt in the latter half. You can argue that it took a little too long getting anywhere where action and horror were substituted for some sort of 'soap opera'. Whilst many may and have argued that this caused the season to falter somewhat, I personally found it to be the greatest strength of this season and one of the most encouraging things about the direction of this show. I find it more than a little unfair to label it merely as some sort of 'soap opera' plus I question those who naively (in my opinion) seem to think that episode after episode of just blowing up zombies makes good television? Maybe for a hour but not for an entire season and whilst there was a lot of time spent developing these characters there also was depth and intelligence in the storytelling here. Dale and Shane's arc for instance brought into question the nature of humanity while Rick's examines the complexity of leadership while new character Randall brought all themes together in a old fashioned debate (literally) about justice and difference between right and wrong. Those looking for simpler tastes would've done well to generally avoid some of these episodes but those like myself looking for depth amongst the excess, this is exactly the television you'd look for. The finale as a stand out episode was phenomenal and perfectly set up the third series and based on all the development and excitement generated by this excellent second season, I'd say season 3 is going to be a real treat.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Walking Dead - Season 2,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)Absolutely loved the first series so the second was at the top of my shopping list.
With more episodes to play with,this season focuses more on the dynamics & relationships between the survivors,though that's not to say they've downplayed the genuinely shocking moments.If anything,it only encourages more affection towards the characters,...especially when the crap hits the fan!
Absolutely outstanding & one of the very best TV shows,...EVER!!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Walking Dead Series 2 is fantasic.,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)Season 2 is very different to Season 1. It's more about the characters than the walkers and is based in one location much more than Series 1. However, the characterisation is fantastic, the acting completely believable and absorbing, and it does have some jaw-dropping moments, just like in Series 1. The walkers (zombies) still create havoc and there is their trademark gore and guts.
If you enjoyed Series 1 and know something about the characters, you won't be disappointed by Series 2. It has its differences to the first Series, but is still undeniably brilliant television.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the walking dead season 2,
This review is from: The Walking Dead - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)this season was absolutely brilliant can't wait for season 3 my son says he is not sure about it though
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