Those first two episodes of season 3 really brought the gore. The gore was relentless and of very high quality. Seriously, enough killings for 4 standard horror movies.
Maybe it's being desensitized or whatever, but when you try to look at from the casual horror film watcher view, you really can't believe all the violence that those 2 episodes showed. I can take it, but really if you think about it, that was amazing. Imagine if you showed this to someone who's only "zombie experience" was NOTLD. They would be blown away.
Which brings me to this. Horror take note. That's how you present gore in a movie. High practical effects, minimal cgi.