The Walking Dead recently returned with its fourth bloody season, pitting the prison crew against an all-new threat and, as if things couldn't get any worse, the Governor returned to say "hello." As expected, it wasn't exactly a peaceful greeting, either. After plenty of zombie kills and a whole lot of drama, the show's now on its mid-season break and we unfortunately won't get a new serving of episodes until February.
There was an overwhelming amount of love (and rightfully so) for the mid-season finale, but opinions were definitely mixed on the seven other episodes. Because of that, we wanted to see how the community really felt about the first half of season four. After two days of voting, it turns out a very large portion of voters say they either really liked or loved the latest round of episodes. Here's the poll results:
- Really enjoying it. Excited to see what's next. 38%
- Love it. Has the potential to be the best season yet. 33%
- It's okay. 16%
- Really not a fan. Considering not watching anymore or have already stopped watching. 11%
- Not too happy with this season. 2%
Despite the virus apparently existing to help reduce the numbers the prison gained after the last season's finale, that storyline was still able to make some very strong developments with key characters -- most notably Hershel and Carol -- and it was nice seeing the group face a new kind of threat. After that, the Governor-focused episodes seemed to be far more polarizing (saw primarily loved it/hated it comments for 'em), but then the show hit us with a mid-season finale that was not only a great way to bring massive change to the program, but it was also debatably one of the best episodes yet. Plus, it delivered some VERY satisfying nods to the source material. Many of us felt letdown with the Governor's prison assault in season 3 and this totally made up for it.
Here's a good post from the poll thread by Comic Viner jasonakaslv ():
"This season of the Walking dead has moved the show up in rank for me. The 1st season was perfect comic interpretation and the second season was extremely slow and almost boring at points. The 3rd season improved the show greatly and didn't hit us over the head with non-stop action it was a good mix. This season has maintained a good balance as well and loved the two episodes dedicated to the Governor. The character development has improved causing people to attach themselves I was a bit bummed when Herschel died. I'm excited to see the improvement that the actor for Carl has made in the next few episodes and a strong ending to this season."
Viners, were you part of the group that's "really enjoying" the show's latest episodes or do you have a different opinion? Don't be shy, let us know how you feel about the first half of season four below.
The Walking Dead will return to AMC in February.