If you don't know, I'm a HUGE Walking Dead fan - H U G E !!!!!
That said, I LOVED the Season Premiere - please be aware this post may contain S P O I L E R S!
Of course the BIG question since the last season was - Who Did Negan Kill? Comic book readers know this kill went to Glen....but also knew the show doesn't necessary follow the comics.
Way back in season 6, Glen fell off a dumpster and we watched in horror as a herd of walkers pulled his insides out as he screamed. When that happened, I was shocked! Never saw it coming - it was actually a well played out scene. When you can surprise your audience - that's a good episode.
Then they ruined it......Nick actually fell on top of Glen when they went off the dumpster and it was his guts you were seeing ripped out - good ole Glen was able to slide under the dumpster and live. It just seemed like a cheat.
The second half of the season was all leading up to Negan. I waited with baited breath to see this scene come to TV. Then they ruined it with a cliff hanger. Mind you, I don't mind cliffhangers; however for this scene to work....you needed to complete the scene.
The problem with this cliffhanger was that for months that's all you heard about - every theory, etc... By the time it arrived, I felt more like - let's just get it over with and move on with the story.
The season premiere was not a disappointment. I cried. And rather than one, Negan took out two! Abraham and Glen.
In my opinion.....since Abraham was the first kill; they should of done that at the season finale; then when you came back - kill Glen. No one would of been expecting that second kill! But I don't write the show, lol!
Again, I LOVED the episode, I really did; but those are just little things I notice that I think could of been better thought out.
So Negan killed Abraham and Glen; took Daryl and left the rest to mourn. It was a depressing episode. I know there are many that felt it was too brutal - but I disagree; the audience needs to know exactly how Negan is. And for those thinking Carol is coming back and gonna whip a** like she did with Terminus.......well, you can hope, but I've got doubts about that. Negan will be around for a while.