As previously stated in the last post here, last night marked the debut episode of the new series on AMC (American Movie Classics) called The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and follows a small group of survivors traveling across the United States in search of a new home away from the hordes of zombies. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a police officer in the old world. As their situation grows more and more grim, the group’s desperation to survive pushes them to do almost anything to stay alive. Here is a trailer for the show:
The show is actually based off the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.
The show is already getting rave reviews and it’s hard not to see why. The material is presented pretty faithfully to the comic, encompassing the world in its gritty and stark manner. The actors chosen look pretty close to the characters in the comic. The show also looks very cinematic for the small screen and the actors are presented in a realistic way instead of the usual over the top manner of other movies relating to this subject. If Sunday’s show is any barometer to the rest of the season, we are going to have something to really sink our teeth into. Sunday nights used to be for True Blood but now it is going be The Walking Dead, Halloween may be over but zombies are here to stay…
– Brian S.