By the end of the fourth episode of The Walking Dead, after replaying the last scene three times, I knew I was officially hooked. If like me, you like to be surprised, emotionally riveted, and intellectually challenged when watching a show, then you will not only appreciate the different levels of this series but become just as addicted to the mix of adrenalin, drama and horror it consistently delivers. The Walking Dead has it all: action, family drama, heartfelt emotion, sci-fi, and relationship angst, all set amidst the life and death struggle of a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies eager to chomp on the handful of living that are left. Continue reading »

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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