Can I just say, OMG-A-MAZING. I stumbled across the new TV-series The Walking Dead and became an instant addict. This zombie apocalypse story has plenty of creep to hold the interest of serious zombie fans and tense, dark story telling that will keep you on the edge of your seat. In the world of TWD the dangers aren’t all from the shambling, flesh eating zombies. It is richly drawn characters, complex relationships, and the day-to-day challenges of living in a post apocalyptic world that adds depth and emotion. If you survived the initial zombie outbreak, would you hold up in your house? Eat your gun? Help a stranger? Band together with other survivors? Tolerate the bully who provides a little brawn at the cost of caution? Leave someone to die and save yourself? These are the questions that constantly challenge the characters in this story. Oh, and then there is the question at the end of the first episode what do you do when you’re trapped inside an armored tank with hundreds of hungry zombies waiting outside?
Here is what the AMCTV website had to say:
“Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse. Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series … Written and executive produced by three-time Academy® Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), who also directs the pilot, and executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens) … the Walking Dead is an epic, edge-of-your-seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival.”
The Walking Dead airs Sunday at 10PM and is available for download on iTunes or Amazon Video On Demand. The first episode, clips, and extras are available on the AMCTV website. The original comics are also available at online retailers.
So, have you seen it? If so, what are your thoughts? If not, what is your favorite zombie story?