I am one of the freak people who have already read all the way through the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. After season 1 I noticed some big differences between the show and the comic. Nothing detrimental, just different. As season 2 trucked on I did notice some big differences, but once again even though they were different from the book it is still a super fun show.
Characters this season were very important. There were a couple who stood out and became some of my favorites and there were a couple that kind of faded to the back and I would be ok with them dying.
Daryl Dixon was a character in the first season that looked pretty badass but he was such a loner that it was really tough to see how cool he was. This season he really stepped out and became freakin awesome. He was one of the most essential characters for the general survival of the group and he probably showed the most emotion, even more then Laurie. He cared more for finding the little girl then any one else and took it the hardest when not finding her. His character being one of the baddest and the most emotional is amazing. Plus you see his struggle to fit in or continue to be a loner. Its probably the second most important struggle in the season. No matter what I am super excited to see what becomes of him next season. Oh yeah he also when batshit crazy for a moment as pictured to the left. He went out, got hurt, killed some zombies and took their ears, and then when coming back was mistaken for a zombie and got shot in the head. It was amazing.
This next moment will contain a spoiler do not look at if you have not watched SPOILER!!
I will admit that their were a couple crazy moments in the season. Nothing shocked me more than two very specific shocking deaths. Since I have already spoiled the season once I do not want to do it again. If you have seen the season you know what I am talking about. The coolest thing that happened was the introduction of a new character from the books that leads into an awesome story arc that I could not be more excited for.<pictured below>
Enter Michonne!! One of my favorite most bad ass characters in the book series. You see her for only a moment with her super sharp katana and pets. I cant wait to see how they use her. This next season is going to be amazing. I suggest everyone watch it. If you have not watched season 1 and 2 make it happen. Also if you have not read the book read that.
Overall: The series is basically a different, yet similar beast as the comic. The season was amazing I was literally sitting at the edge of my seat most of the time. There were some slower moments, but because I knew where it was going I was able to stay excited. If you hated the second season, stick with it one more season, they are leading into some seriously cool areas.