TV REVIEW: The Walking Dead (Seasons 1 and 2)
So Felix, you’ve been away for a while. How come? Well, I’ve been watching the Walking Dead for quite a while. It’s one of the reasons I havent posted in a while, and the only reason relevant to this blog post. It’s common courtesy to at least write a blog post about it, right? So here we are, I’m now going to review the first two seasons of The Walking Dead; a zombie-apocalypse series by AMC.
The Walking Dead is based upon the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman. It’s been adapted to a television-series by AMC, a US cable network. It doesn’t really feature any well-known actors, but perhaps you might know Sarah Wayne Callies from her role as Dr. Sara Tancredi in the popular Prisonbreak series
The plot follows Rick Grimes, a police officer who wakes up from a coma in a post-apocalyptic world. He had been shot in the line of duty, and miraculously survives the zombie uprising. His only thought upon waking up, is the wellbeing of his wife and son. During his search, he encounters other survivors who are better adapted to the state of emergency than him, but Rick is a fast learner.ries.
Through chance he is reunited with his wife and son during the first season, whom have been protected by Rick’s best friend and colleague, Shane. Rick takes charge of the group, which is not something Shane agrees on. The first season starts out strong, but slows down a bit. A lot of characters are killed off by the writer. During the last few episodes of season 1, the pace starts picking up again.
Season 2 is, in my opinion, a lot better. It seems to keep the pace and explores a lot of the individual backgrounds of the survivors. A lot of character building, but not in a bad way. The ending of season two leaves you starving for more. Season 3 will be an extended season, with 16 episodes. It’s going to be a while though, the new season will start around November. That’s quite long.
If you want to see The Walking Dead, I suggest you start watching it in November. It’s so good the waiting will be awful.