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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Air date: Oct 14, 2012
2
Air date: Oct 21, 2012
3
Air date: Oct 28, 2012
4
Air date: Nov 4, 2012
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2012
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2012
7
Air date: Nov 25, 2012
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2012
9
Air date: Feb 10, 2013
10
Air date: Feb 17, 2013
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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 3

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14)

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

Sep 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.

Mar 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.

Oct 14, 2012 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead is hitting its stride.

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

Yes, the new season is that good.

Oct 14, 2012 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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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.

Oct 14, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

But nothing has been quite as useful or as long-serving as our old friends the great undead. If you require further convincing, simply witness the wonder that is AMC's series The Walking Dead.

Aug 17, 2017 | Full Review…

It's atmospheric, tense and definitely not for the faint-hearted. But jumping out of your skin half a dozen times and desperately trying to fathom who's a secret zombie was more fun than you might think.

Aug 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Although a significant improvement over Year 2, the junior season of AMC's hit zombie serial still suffered from some of the problems that have plagued the series throughout its run, namely piss-poor characterizations and momentum-less midseason arcs.

Aug 27, 2013 | Full Review…

The success of a zombie thriller relies on its ability to surprise within its predictable constraints. To that end, The Walking Dead has fun.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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

three stars

MisterYoda?

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