Originally Posted by El Don
In the first ep there aren't any new characters. It pretty much follows the first couple of issues of the comic where Rick wakes up in the hospital and then makes his way to atlanta, although they did pad it out more with some more characterisation which I thought worked really well. It gave more insight to some of the characters from the comic that had a much smaller role intitially.
Alright, the reviews i saw may have been talking about later episodes.