The Walking Dead: Season 2 (2011 - 2012)



Critic Consensus: The second season of The Walking Dead fleshes out the characters while maintaining the grueling tension and gore that made the show a hit.


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Air date: Oct 16, 2011
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Air date: Nov 27, 2011
Air date: Feb 12, 2012
Air date: Feb 19, 2012
Air date: Feb 26, 2012
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In series 2, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the survivors he's teamed up with continue their search for safety from the walkers. After escaping the explosion at the CDC in Atlanta, the group encounters a threat on the road. Shelter is found at a farm owned by veterinarian Hershel Green (Scott Wilson), the site of most of the season's action, including a tragic incident that tests the bonds of the group.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 2

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

There is so little depth on display that if you replaced every single member of the cast with an animal you'd have essentially the same show. You'd probably have a better one.

Mar 28, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I still need convincing that The Walking Dead' is anything more than a hackneyed apocalyptic melodrama with borscht-like guts spilling out all over the place.

Oct 16, 2011 | Full Review…

Coming out of the starting blocks, at least, the show is still clinging to its complexity, darkness and humor.

Oct 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season 2 so far is still a watchable feast of decayed human flesh and frayed nerve endings.

Oct 16, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Six million zombiephiles watched the finale of the first season and those 6 million will not want to miss Sunday's opener, which is excellent and appropriately disgusting. The larger concern is the future.

Oct 16, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The opener had a feeling of unhurried foreboding that had you shifting uncomfortably in your seat, wondering how the next threat would materialise.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A series in which everybody basically did nothing. Except when they were doing incredibly stupid things in order to drive the plot.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

I will say this, there is one hell of a cliffhanger that I didn't see coming.

Nov 4, 2013 | Full Review…

The last three episodes of season two of The Walking Dead are among the best cable television that's aired so far this year.

Oct 16, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's main problem is its lack of compelling characters. It isn't a question of whether or not they're "likable." They are likable. That's the problem, actually - they're likable to a fault.

Oct 16, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 2

This season was a good season. Had its highs, still intriguing stories, and amazing character development, but also captured some weak points too. One is with the search for Sophia, which only led to her death, Dale's death, and much slower pacing, especially the first 3 episodes. Positives: the added emotion and shock value towards Sophia's demise, the drama between characters, Rick actually killing people for the sake of his family and friends, Rick's evolution after Shane's demise, Shane's actual demise, Lori's pregnancy reveal, and Carl getting shot. It was the start of a rocky season, but formed into a beautiful one at the end. Leading us into the prison, which many more obstacles are to come for Rick and gang.

The characters have developed in a way from season one that is unmatched by most tv show programs, especially in the horror genre. New characters are brought in and right away begin the same process of becoming a well-rounded member of this tv show. To top it all of, the strength that each episode brings with the feeling that all calmness is hanging by a thread adds a want to watch every episode while holding on to the edge of your seat.

Well, here is where the characters with brains get killed off and leave the morons in charge! Now, it is just done for the shock value! Done with this show!

I love it. I adore it. I love all of their charecters.(especially shane.) And also plot, and acting were just great. This is definetely my favorite season of the walking dead.

Adaption: Grade D Faithful of Source: No Faithful of Characters: No

While it is slow at times, Season 2 of The Walking Dead is still a solid second entry in the series with its decent bit of character development as well as introduction to new characters.

While this season does endure some dry stretches where not much happens aside from minor character progressions, the second half is the peak of the show, and there are so many incredibly well-done moments that the saddest or the most disgusting thing you've ever seen is likely to leave a smile on your face.

one thing to say. FARM!

This Season is a great mixture of Sadness, Fear and Suspense... There is a character development on process, A lot of thrilling incidents take place and also the characters getting used to the environment.. It's an Amazing season, I personally thought Shane's Character was very well developed.. Rick makes us feel better at times giving hope that there is always a way.. And that's what makes him so likeable to be honest, This season will definitely be remembered for an Intense ending!!!

While there are a handful of episodes that stagnate the plot, The Walking Dead's second season continues to impress and has aguebly the best season finale the series has ever produced.

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