R. Henson

R. Henson

Rowdy Henson, News Writer

Much to my surprise, The Walking Dead season eight premiere didn’t disappoint me at all. It was overall fast-paced, a strong juxtaposition to the majority of season seven. Last season, the opening was strong. They murdered two fan favorites in one of the most brutal ways possible. Their heads were bludgeoned with a bat, called Lucille, wrapped in barbed wire, wielded by a charismatic crazy dude played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

After the first couple of episodes of season seven, the show started to slow down to a snail’s pace. Their ratings went down over the course of the season because nothing important was happening. I’m not gonna lie, I stopped watching in the middle of last season and watched the finale, so when the season eight premiere rolled around I knew everything that was going on. The whole middle of season seven was pretty much useless.

Anyways, Sunday night’s episode was everything that a Walking Dead fan could hope it would be. I won’t give any spoilers for those readers who haven’t yet seen the episode, however I will say that things finally came to a head among all the different groups. There was a good balance of action and downtime while also exploring flashbacks.

On a scale of one to ten, I would give the season eight premiere, which is also the 100th episode, a score of eight and a half. It was slightly confusing in parts with the flashbacks, but you soon realized what was happening. Overall, I enjoyed watching the episode immensely and would recommend it to anyone.