Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Walking Dead on AMC is Not Your Typical Zombie Show
Now, let's get something straight. There so much you can do with zombies/infected beings. You can hack and slash until you die, you can run until you die, you can search for a cure until you die, or you can simply succumb to them. In other words... survive until you die. I have just described every single zombie flick in existence. So why would The Walking Dead be any different? What spin can you possibly add to the zombie formula that you would want me to watch? After watching the first episode, I knew the answer... human emotions.
Imagine waking up from a coma to find the world that you know no longer exists. This is where the main character Rick finds himself. He has no clue of the walkers and like any family man, he heads straight home to check on his family. Find the house empty and completely clueless as to what has transpired, he is assaulted by a father and son, dealing with their own problems. After a brief conversation with them, it is apparent to Rick that his mission now is look for his family. His longing for his family is what will keep him going. And as the show progresses and Rick finds himself in tough situations, just how far is Rick willing to go to help those that have helped save his life?
If you haven't had a chance to catch this show, you definitely must. You can find the first season on Netflix and the second season is only 2 episodes in. Any cable provider with an "on demand" option should have the first 2 episodes for you to watch and make sure to tune in to AMC on Sundays (check your local listings) to catch the new episodes. I haven't had a show that would fill in the empty space that LOST once occupied. After seeing what The Walking Dead has to offer, I think I've found that show. Later!