AWESOME-tober-fest 2013: The Walking Dead TV series (2010)
In October 2010, AMC debuted the TV series The Walking Dead based on the comic of the same name by Robert Kirkman. I read the comics, so I thought I should check out the show. There are currently 3 seasons existing and the fourth season starts in Oct.
The show, for the most part, follows the setup of the comics. Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to find the world has been plunged into a post-zombie apocalyptic nightmare. He sets out to reunite with his family and gathers more survivors who walk around searching for food and shelter together. All the while fighting off the roaming packs of zombies that cover the landscape.
Pretty good premise. Anyway, I started watching the first season which consists of only 6 episodes and I couldn’t make it past 2 episodes. The pilot was good, if not riveting. But by episode 2, I didn’t really care anymore. The actors don’t suck, but they aren’t electric either. The zombies are mostly boring (but again, I’m not a huge fan of zombies anyway). I sort of like the premise I guess, but it’s just not grabbing me. I’m not fully engaged. It makes me sad because I’d like to keep watching to see what happens when the fugitives reach the prison and we meet The Governor (from the comics). But the show isn’t really good enough to continue.
As a matter of fact, I care so little that I don’t feel like even trying to pick this show apart. I’m not even sure if there were things I would pick apart. I just didn’t connect with the show and I have a lot of other stuff I’d rather watch that engages me. So this review is going to end a bit short. Sadly.
So personally, I can’t really recommend this show, but it’s getting a lot of love online and I guess people really love it. I, however, don’t.
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