Last night, The Walking Dead returned to AMC with its first new episode since November's mid-season cliffhanger. In this zombie blogger's opinion, things haven't been looking good for season two of the popular zombie television drama, but last night's episode, "Nebraska," was a solid approximation of the first season's meaningful drama, even if last night's episode was very light on horror.
Back in November, I wrote in my mid-season checkup (SPOILERS!) that the show had slowed to a virtual halt with little to no meaningful progress in the drama or the character conflicts. The characters and the plot seemed to be spinning their wheels with nowhere to go as the Search for Sophia dragged on and on and on. Now that the series has resumed after the mid-season cliffhanger, there are hopeful signs that the series is getting back on track.
|A talented cast with nowhere to go|
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Overall, "Nebraska" is nowhere as good as the most mediocre episodes from season one, but for a season that's been flagging and becoming repetitive, this was a solid start to the second half of the season.
Seeing as how hope was such an important theme in last night's episode, let's hope it's all uphill from here.