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The Walking Dead

04/26/2011

Just finished the first season of AMC’s The Walking Dead on dvd. And wow but that show is great!

The Walking Dead on AMC

The Walking Dead on AMC

I’ve read the first five or so graphic novels, so I was wondering just how far the first season would go with the storyline. And yet I was still surprised at the last two episodes, since I had completely forgotten the CDC section! I guess I was expecting the show to end at a different point farther down the storyline, but in terms of ending the first season, this was definitely a good place to end it.

Don’t really have a whole lot to say about The Walking Dead. It’s a zombie tv show, somewhat reminiscent of 28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later, but so much more. Each episode deals with some very human, dramatic elements that propel the story and the characters along. The zombies, being on a tv budget, look amazing and feature film quality. The violence and gore is suitably realistic, and the tension is real. Plus, the death count continues to climb higher and higher, both on the side of the zombies and the survivors.

Go watch The Walking Dead. It’s some of the best television out there, and comes from a really awesome comic book as well.

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