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on 18 September 2012
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.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 27 October 2013
The second season of the walking dead picks up immediately after the final episode of season 1 with the group heading away from Atlanta. The cast is largely the same but a few notable additions are made this season mainly in the form of Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene. The season begins well but then has a lull of two or three episodes in the middle. However, the season has a great ending with lots of twists, interesting character developments and a superb storyline. This more than makes up for a few slow episodes in the middle. Overall, a great series that leaves you wanting more.
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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).
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on 15 May 2012
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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on 3 July 2014
The walking dead is just epic! Every season! Its gory, dramatic, tense and unexpexting twist and turns. ZOMBIE FANS WATCH IT!
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on 11 March 2015
I only started watching this two weeks ago, i had heard the plaudits and have a thing for post-apocalyptic zombie films so i felt like i couldn't miss out. Season 2 just builds upon the first season and its brilliant, the makeup and visual effects are second-to-none, acting is believable and professional and the story had me gripped: especially the final episode. I am already looking at ordering the third season right now.
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on 16 March 2015
LOVE this series. If you too are buying this id guess you are also a fan so I'm not about to fiscuss the plot but rather the box set itself. I put the disc labelled disc 3 into my dvd player only to find its actually disc 4. I then put the disc labelled disc 4 into the dvd player and it is disc 3. This is not me guessing the menu tells you what disc it is. Are anyone elses labelled incorrectly?
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on 10 November 2015
edge of the seat series : excellent acting and the viewer cares about the characters ' cause , again , the Acting is simply First class , Not a dull moment , in short these dvd ' s are among the best in my collections, , I hope : The waking dead ' Will , indeed , be ' waking ' and not !! die !!! I will order season 5 very soon !!, to viewers , : treat yourselves !! buy : The waking dead
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on 1 April 2015
I absolutely love this show. I'm not one of those people who loves zombies, gore and horror at all, I am actually the complete opposite, but I LOVE this show no matter how scary or gory it is. It caught me by surprise and I am now watching it all again from the beginning for the 3rd time now. This has to be one of my favorite shows up there with Fringe and Game of Thrones
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on 18 January 2015
Everyone I have heard from has said this was the worst season of the show's history; personally I think it's equally as good as the first season. It's probably more of a 'slow burner' of a series as it's much longer than the first - but that just gives time for the characters to be developed. It doesn't have to be non-stop zombie action in order to be a good show!
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