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The Walking Dead: Season 3 (2012-2013)

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Critic Consensus: The palpable terror and visceral thrills continue in the third season of The Walking Dead, along with a deeper sense of the people who inhabit its apocalyptic landscape.

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In series 3 of the AMC zombie drama, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors finally find some shelter from life on the road. There are only two problems with their sanctuary: It's a prison; and it's infested with walkers. As the group struggle to lock it down and make it into a place where they can live safely, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) grows closer to giving birth, and her pregnancy storyline comes to a head in the harrowing episode "Killer Within." Meanwhile, Andrea (Laurie Holden) and newly introduced comic-book favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira) travel to the heavily fortified town of Woodbury, run by the enigmatic Governor (David Morrissey), a man harboring dark secrets. In other events, Rick is reunited with Morgan (Lennie James); Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) grapple with romance in a world overrun by zombies; and tensions build toward a climactic battle between Rick's group at the prison and the Governor and his soldiers from Woodbury.

Cast

Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Steven Yeun
as Glenn, Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride
as Carol, Carol Peletier
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Theodus Crane
as Big Tiny
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 3

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

Like the comic that inspired it, Mazzara's reconfigured Walking Dead is, above all else, a fine and lean killing machine.

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

All the tightly constructed zombie attack set pieces in the world can't save a show where the living are less interesting than the dead.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The secret turned out to be surprisingly simple: Fashion a TV show that looks exactly like an MA-rated video game.

October 14, 2012 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead is hitting its stride.

October 14, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Yes, the new season is that good.

October 14, 2012 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is way too well-made a series to be dubbed a "guilty pleasure," even if a sizable percentage of the audience may watch purely for the visceral thrills of all that weekly bloodletting.

October 14, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 3

RyanR.

Super Reviewer

The third season of this apocalyptic infestation is more powerful, emotional and in-depth than any of its previous seasons. The Walking Dead Season 3 constructs a thoroughly fascinating plot/story and blends it with a pack of intrinsic performances from its recurring and brand-new cast members. Combine that with as much blood/gore/violence as you can imagine and you've got yourself and breathtaking season that has twists, turns, drama and suspense in every frame. 5/5

EugeneB.

Super Reviewer

A followup worthy of it's previous season, the highest calibre a whole season has been thus far (2015) and (re)introduces some of the best characters the series has ever, and probably will ever see.

GimlyM.

Super Reviewer

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