Critic Consensus: By returning to its roots, "A New Beginning" pumps fresh blood into TWD and inspires hope for a brighter future.
as Rick Grimes
as Daryl Dixon
as Carl Grimes
as Carol Peletier
as Maggie Greene
as Tara Chambler
as Rosita Espinosa
as Eugene Porter
as Gabriel Stokes
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Critic reviews for A New Beginning
A New Beginning proceeded briskly and, in contrast to previous seasons, it moved freely between storylines rather than spending an entire episode bogged down with just one or two characters.
Kang [producer] wastes no time in establishing the new status quo. The premiere isn't called "A New Beginning" for nothing
Don't worry, though: the tough, fierce Carol you know and love hasn't disappeared.
The great thing about this episode was balance. It has just enough action to keep the viewer's attention and enough dialog to give the audience enough information about what's been going on.
We can probably thank new showrunner (and longtime show writer) Angela Kang for the productive shift in tone.
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