I have to admit I was waiting for the premiere of The Walking Dead like a kid anticipating a holiday. I don’t know why. I have absolutely no rational explanation. I had not even watched a single zombie movie until a few years ago when I realized I had missed out on this entire genre. I started with Night of the Living Dead, with that unexpected, bleak, non-Hollywood ending that makes it so original and have been consuming zombie movies ever since.

The Walking Dead centers on a deputy sheriff, Rick Grimes who is shot in a fiery gunfight during the line of duty and wakes up alone in a desolate, abandoned hospital except for a group of dead people locked behind a chained door. He emerges into the daylight of a world he thinks is a bad dream to find countless bodies littering the streets only to realize he truly is in a nightmare come true. Continue reading »

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