I loved the show last year - I thought it was well done considering the genre might be hard to translate into a TV series. It was usually very intense as well.

However, this year, they have some intense moments, but I don't see it all the time. Things seem to be going too slowly (Sophia has been missing for 3 episodes now?) and it seems to be a lot of sitting around & waiting. Dale & T-Dogg waiting with the camper... Rick & Lori waiting for Shane (and Otis, RIP)... heck, they haven't even found out Hershel's surprise yet - we're still waiting.

There is a ton of good material in the graphic novels, and I had expected them to follow it somewhat closely, and with that general storyline, I had expected the show to become even more intense.

Anybody else have any input?