Im disappointed in this show and have stopped watching since the season 3 premiere. It kinda sets up an interesting premise but it feels more of a rehash and unoriginal. The huge leap forward in time is what bothered me the most. I was looking forward to see how Jane and Weller get together and their entire relationship was all summarized in less than an episode and mostly in a crappy montage sequence. The same goes with the other characters and their development. Now the mystery is finding out what they have been up to in the past two years. I guess I understand why they did this, but Im really just not invested in this show anymore.
This season is an improvement over the first one, perhaps the best season ever, especially with the introduction of HIMYM running gag classics like the Slap Bet and Robin Sparkles. It also features my favorite and personally funniest episode of the show: "Arrivederci, Fiero!"
It is really hard to like this season. It is in fact the worst season yet. The only episode I absolutely loved was the "How Your Mother Met Me" one. There were some good laughs and other good episodes but all we got were fillers for most of the season. I didn't exactly have a problem with the ending but just on how horrible it was done. The writers had an entire season to develop the events leading up to their ending and build their story instead of jumping year after year in a single season finale episode and make it feel so rushed. Each of the years deserved an episode, if they wanted me to care for these characters and accept this ending. In the end, it all felt rushed, simplistic and boring.
These characters are so self-absorbed in their somewhat silly struggles. Despite this and the disorganized plot (it seems some episodes are written just for the sake of being presented), it's quite fun and entertaining to watch.
Not the zombie show I signed up for until the mid-season finale episode. I mean seriously! Sure Walking Dead still has some exciting action and nail-biting drama but it all seems a bit watered down with all the talking going on during most of the season. There's so much time to talk, the gang now has a council to decide stuff because Rick is no longer in charge. I really kinda miss the old Rick. I just sort of feel that the season dragged on certain plots for a little too long and that I watched it out of loyalty rather than enjoyment.
Way too many characters that appear out of nowhere in the prison (where did all the old people go? did they all die of old age? zombie attack? no one knows.) and then conveniently get killed off when the plot calls for it. The whole subplot of a new virus infecting was a little bit too far-fetched especially when Hershel know just the what kind of medicine to cure the unknown virus and where to find it. (Anyone notice no matter how long the distances are, their cars never run out of gas; unlimited supply in gas stations I guess.)
The whole side-story of the Governor curiously finding a brand new family to call his own was a groaner (how did this family survive for more than a year in an apartment complex oblivious to the rest of the world is a wonder to me). The fact that the Governor manages yet again to convince a group of survivors to attack another group of survivors is even ludicrous. I understand how he could have lots of influence over Woodbury's citizens but now also over a brand new group? Come on! He manages to inconspicuously kill its leaders, convince everyone that he is apt to take leadership, and that they should attack an unknown group of survivors living in a prison because they will be safer there. Why doesn't anybody try to convince the group to... oh, I dunno, go someplace else, avoid confrontation, and eventual bloodshed? Logic seems to have gone out the door for the sake of action and continuity of the show.
Let's hope the second part of the season gets better.