Definitely…not only that, I think the (well-written) more dialogue-driven episodes makes the zombie carnage so much more badass when it does show up…like the “zombie bashing contest” between Daryl and Caesar in this last week’s episode. That shit was gruesome…the way bits of flesh, brain matter, and coagulated blood sort of stuck to the bat like gum on the bottom of a shoe. The attention to detail on some of these effects is immaculate…especially given its TV show budget.
I also love how they are not holding anything back in terms of the graphic violence. Apparently, they haven’t been getting any complaints from the censors, so they are just going to continue to push the envelope until they do. That’s what I like to hear!