In retrospect I don't have a huge problem with the cliffhanger, the ep was very well structured around the deaths...although I feel like a little extra time was spent on Rick's TV adventure.
The Cliffhanger was annoying but it wasn't end of the world annoying....and this premier episode made up for it IMO because:
That was the most horrifying episode of a TV show ever.
The comic death of Glenn ushered in Negan as the ultimate, charismatic bad a$$....and that is what this premier just did with the way he killed two characters AND mind Fu%ked Rick. Very curious as to how this Negan arc is going to play out because it has started off fantastic IMO.
Yeah Glenn's death was really well done in relation to the comic. And it came when I wasn't expecting it.
Totally this. That was right out of the pages...his face and that eye....him stuttering....BRUTAL. Although, I was expecting it especially after Daryl punched Negan. For a moment I thought maybe he'd kill Maggie but the way he handled Glenn was right in line with his character.
Loved the final straw he took to break Rick down...forcing him to mentally agree to cut his own kids arm off...wow. As a Dad.....that was tough to think about.
I'm a bit peeved at my DVR because I really wanted to see Andrew Lincoln and Jeffrey Morgan on The Talking Dead but my DVR is skipping for some reason. I've got the late one recording so I can watch it tomorrow.
All in all I thought that was an insanely awesome episode!! Can't wait to see more!!