One thing that I'm not a fan of is how they showed that Merle is still alive (unless it's another hallucination) in the previews for season 3 instead of him just kind of showing up without notice. I think that we all came to the conclusion he was still alive months ago in the season 2 thread but now knowing that he is in season 3 we get to hopefully see some kind of confrontation between him and Rick and also somewhat of a reunion with Daryl, which hopefully means more Daryl this season.
can't wait. Randy "Shane" Orton's death had to come, but he was my favorite character on the show. thought the big reveal that the virus was airborn or w.e was kinda lame too. still looking forward to this season. Darryl and Rick are GOAT.
If it's somewhat like the comics you're gonna dig this season. I will say this season probably should be on HBO or Showtime. It gets pretty fucking intense.
Spoiler for comic book Carl:
What's most disappointing for me is how they handled Carl. Kid was a little badass in the comic book, not the whiny dumbass he is here. He actually killed Shane and this hardened him early on. Guess he gets hardened in a different way but it was less dramatic.