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The Walking Dead

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

You might not know this, but I love all things zombie related. My buddy Jason informed me of an AMC miniseries with a zombie-apocalypse plotline called The Walking Dead. So of course I checked it out and it was totally awesome! I was expecting terrible low-budget SciFi-channel-like special effects but was pleasantly surprised; most of the effects were very well done and more importantly not overdone. Sure there were a few bullet through the head effects that didn't look quite right but that's fine with me. It was also refreshing to find that it really wasn't a show about zombies with a few people trying to survive, it was about people trying to survive and zombies.

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I did a little research and found that it's based on a comic book by the same name that is still in production! So of course I got my hands on that, and it's totally better than the show! All of the characters were believable and you can relate with just about all of them. My only beef with the comic is sometimes it's tough to tell some people apart. It's all in black and white and there are so many characters they can sometimes look very similar.

I watched some interviews online and apparently the author of the book has no plans to end it any time soon. The show's producers said they're going to follow the book more or less with a few tangents, so I'm really looking forward to the next full season.

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After z-day, you would think the biggest danger would be the zombies, but other people end up being the bigger problem. At the end of the world the people who are left will do anything to get the things they need to survive: food, weapons, shelter, etc. It seems like a good idea to form big groups and work together, but who can you trust? If you come across a stranger or a small group will they join you or just kill you in your sleep and take all your stuff?

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Betsy
#1 - Apr 13, 2011 at 5:01 PM
We just rented this from the library to watch and were completely hooked. I've often thought about how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse and after watching this show, I know I'm underestimating my readiness. I was surprised John was pretty into it, too because usually he couldn't care less about zombies. My other big concern is what happens after all the tampons run out? And also, Rick's wife was pretty crazy to have sex during a zombie take-over. I mean, I doubt it's going to be easy to find a sanitary place to deliver a baby. I can't wait for season 2. I'm also definitely order the books for the library. Have you been watching The Killing on AMC? It's kind of like Twin Peaks (as in they are trying to solve one murder) but it's not as zany. Really good, though.
Joe
#2 - Apr 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM
I read all 82 issues of the book over about a week, now it's killing me to wait a month for each new issue.

Yeah I think about where I'm going to get my fiber gummies after the shit hits the fan.

I haven't seen The Killing, but it's next on my list to check out...sounds pretty cool.

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