The first half of “The Walking Dead” season 2 was a bust. It never elevated the characters and it never fully grabbed my attention. But there’s some hope, which comes from executive producer Glen Mazzara who was added midseason as the series’ new showrunner. I believe his was behind the midseason finale, which leads me to believe the second half could be a major step in the right direction.
Actor Norman Reedus (“Daryl”) talked about the show’s February revival with Daemon’s TV and explained that we haven’t seen anything yet…
“I can say that in the second half, after this hiatus, people are done talking,” he explained. “It’s all kind of firecrackers from here on out. It gets more action packed. The first part of the season, it gets slow when people have to talk. That’s just how it works. I think the writers have done such a great job with setting up storylines and explaining them when they need to be explained, not over talking it and not over thinking it. There are certain things that need to be said to keep the story moving and I think they’ve done a good job with it. I know when people watch the show they go, ‘More zombies. More death.’ But you have to do a bit of talking. Otherwise it’s ‘Transformers.’”
Bring the fireworks!