I liked this one more immediately than the pilot, and yet, it felt more blunt. Keeping in mind that these 6 episodes are kinda like an extended pilot, I have to say, the show could stand to aim higher. I felt like it couldn't handle being action heavy and not beating us over the head with characterisation.
Breaking Bad is the perfect example of a show that balances drama and action without sacrificing either. So moments like Rick saying he was gonna tell his young son about some zombie he hacked to shit doesn't ring true for me as anything other than a tv show telling me that this is a morally grounded guy. There's a reason cheese isn't a good thing; it takes you out of the experience.
Then there's stuff like that scene where we see how much we should dislike the guy that ends up handcuffed to the roof, with him basically summing himself up with a few universally dickish sentences. AND THE GUY HE'S BEING SUCH A DICK TO STILL WANTS TO HELP HIM, BUT DROPS THE KEY. AND THE TOOLS GET KNOCKED CON♥♥♥♥UOUSLY CLOSER TO THE ♥♥♥♥♥ HATING GUY, WHO WE CLEARLY HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF.
I mean, I still enjoyed it the way I enjoy True Blood -- it had a quick short-term resolution, it was exciting to see Glenn and Rick masquerading as walkers. But I just kinda expected more. I guess we'll see over the next 4 weeks what kinda show this is gonna be.