Posted by kofolos on October 20th, 2017
It's All-Out War, and if critics are to be believed, it seems like The Walking Dead is firing on all cylinders once again.
After a divisive seventh season, reviews for the season eight premiere (which is also the 100th episode overall) titled 'Mercy' are largely positive, declaring it a 'return to form'.
One review was very critical about it, but the others definitely make for good reading if you're a longtime fan of the AMC show.
"While fans have been thirsty for Savior blood since Negan bashed Glenn and Abraham, it's not the gunfire which will leave the crowd satisfied. Instead, it's the returned-to-form Rick Grimes who has an impressive and fun-to-watch swagger through the episode's presumably current timeline, opposite a Negan who is as charismatic and brash as ever – with a surprising touch of reasonable mixed in.
"The Walking Dead is back in form, pairing the explosive battle fans have been yearning for with storytelling devices unlike any used on the series to date."
"The season eight premiere feels very much like an earlier episode of the series. The group is united, reunions are had, your on-screen favourites are seen teaming up and interacting, and a few characters from different communities get to meet for the first time.
"If you've been waiting for Rick to get it together and come down hard on the Saviors, you won't be disappointed. You'll be cheering alongside him. The Ricktatorship is most certainly back, but it has evolved to be wiser, more collected, and to allow other leaders' voices be heard."