Will this series continue to climb closer to the standard it once was? Or was last weeks episode a flash in the pan? Read on to find out.
The official description from AMC:
Molding into a new lifestyle is proving difficult for the group. Has life on the road proven too treacherous to go back to who they once were?
I have to admit, for a while there I was seriously worried for the future of this show, as though being a huge fan of the comic book series, I know just what the showrunners have to play with, the choice to beat around the bush, and prolong things as long as possibly started to irritate. Luckily that changed during last weeks, “The Distance,” with the introduction of Aaron to the show, and the notion of the group entering Alexandria stirring joy within this fanboy.
“Remember” may not be one of the more exciting episodes of The Walking Dead, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not entertaining. Having wonderful depth and a dramatic flair, this episode does a wonderful job of introducing us to the community of Alexandria, with Channing Powell‘s script conveying an aura of unfamiliarity for the group. Director, Greg Nicotero, also manages to capture the dramatic tone of this episode, as between the documentary style that’s used during the character interviews, and the drastic change to the groups temperament, there’s plenty to draw viewers visually. The episodes title also feels rather adapt, as given the time the group has spent in the open, the conflict between surreal and familiarity emotions is bound to be rampant within them.
The acting ability within The Walking Dead‘s cast never ceases to amaze, as though poor scripts have allowed for a drop in performance quality in the past, it has never abundantly felt like the actors fault. Nevertheless, their work on “Remember” proves as captivating as ever, as between Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Norman Reedus‘ (Daryl) unsure stances, and the general unfamiliar tempo within the group, there is a lot of depth to these performances. The new cast members also manage to intrigue, as though there aren’t any that stand out as of yet, the likes of Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna Monroe) and Alexandra Breckenridge (Jessie) give a wonderful insight into this community. Young cast member, Chandler Riggs (Carl) also gives one of his strongest performances to date, with the look of familiarity befitting the episodes title.
The Walking Dead continues to draw closer to the standard it was once at, as though the groups insertion into the Alexandria community is still in early stages, the dramatic flow certainly adds some class back to this show. The mixed tensions within the group also goes to add further depth, and if this is a sign of things to come, the show has the potential to be bigger than it’s ever been before.