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To tell you the truth, I’ve been itching to talk about The Walking Dead for quite some time. The only thing is that I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Do I go the critical route and dryly state that the show is one of the best shows on television? What if I were to give it two big thumbs up, or is that copyright infringement or whatever? In the long run, I’m inclined to take the fanboy route and say The Walking Dead is awesome!! It’s got zombies and blood and guts, OH MY!!!
Alright, I’m calmer now. Forgive that outburst. It’s just that it’s been a long time since my inner child has experienced the excitement of a weekly TV series that gets the horror and the zombie genre so accurately correct. What’s even more amazing is that it seems like it’s hardly even trying. The best way to describe the show is that it’s about a small group of ordinary people trying to survive extraordinary odds in a world overrun by zombies, or ‘walkers’, as they are referred to on the show. The group is led by Rick Grimes, a police officer shot in the line of duty that wakes up as a stranger in a strange land. He does his best to lead the ragtag group of survivors; while at the same time hold on to the sensibilities of what he knows are right and wrong. The brilliant ensemble cast is rounded out with stunning performances from Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies and Norman Reedus. In fact, Reedus is perfectly cast in the role of racist Daryl Dixon and is well deserving of an Emmy nomination.
What makes The Walking Dead so amazing aside from the brilliant cast and strong storyline is the make-up. Led by Gregory Nicotero, the SFX crew goes out of their way each week to bring movie quality makeup and effects to this small screen masterpiece.
So, there you have it; my complete and total praise of one of the best shows on television, The Walking Dead. But don’t take my word for it. Watch it and see for yourself.
- ‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Talks Daryl Dixon (mtv.com)
- One of The Walking Dead Could Be … Walking? (dreadcentral.com)
- The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden Talks Character Direction (dreadcentral.com)
- Morning After Pill Plot Device Causes Walking Dead Controversy (dreadcentral.com)
- How To Make A Monster, Baby! A Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Walking Dead Zombie Make-Up (dreadcentral.com)