Critic Consensus: "Guts" finds The Walking Dead settling into a gory groove and delivering thrilling action, even when some of its character development feels cliched.
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Critic reviews for Guts
We couldn't help but kind of admire the commitment to being truly horrifying. And yet, as horrifying as the gore was - and it was definitely pushing the boundaries of basic cable.
I'm concerned this show is heading into the PUW territory: pretty useless woman. Blonde chick doesn't realize her safety's off. Em, how long has she been allowed to hold a gun?
"Guts," the second episode of AMC's new zombie series, The Walking Dead, is both faster-paced and, as the title hints, gorier, than the premiere. And with about twice as many characters as episode one, we don't have time to really get to know any of them.
Of the three Walking Dead episodes I've seen, "Guts" was the most disappointing. It's not that it's bad, but that it's familiar.
I, too, thought it was a stroke of touching and twisted genius to have Rick give those last rites-to humanize this deceased member of the undead-before whacking up Wayne like a lumberjack Lizzie Borden.
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