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Friday, March 11, 2011

TV SHOW REVIEW: The Walking Dead: Season One Blu-ray

The Walking Dead: Season One [Blu-ray]

Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

Andrew Lincoln - Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal - Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies - Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden - Andrea

Jeffrey DeMunn - Dale Horwath

Steven Yeun - Glenn

Chandler Riggs - Carl Grimes

Norman Reedus - Daryl Dixon


The first season of The Walking Dead, based on the graphic novel of the same name, comes to the small screen with a palpable sense of heart and devotion to creating well rounded character that inhabit this post apocalyptic world. It succeeds from the opening episode, showing you that there so much more here than your basic zombie brain smashing, which it does still do. The characters are rich and intriguing; the acting from the cast is mostly pitch perfect. The ensemble as a whole work well together with Lincoln and Reedus being real standouts with fine performances. The overall feel of the show reminded me quite a bit of old school Stephen King, mainly The Stand (the Book), with a group of regular individuals being thrust into an insane situation. The characters are the focal point and with Frank Darabont, whose given us some of the best King big screen translations, at the helm for the first episode and as a producer overall, the show never loses its focus and quickly creates an immersive viewing experience. An impressive feat considering there are painfully few episodes in this first season, 6 in total. There are a few unavoidable faults, mainly due the genre being so well worn that it’s general tropes are 2nd hand knowledge for the most causal fan. Some situations will feel terribly familiar for most genre fans, I even noted a few musical cues, which are incredibly similar to motion pictures 28 days in particular in one sequence, that seemed to be acknowledging the fact that this isn’t new territory they are treading on. Still as a whole this show is impressively well done and should appeal to a lot of people, even those who think that the zombie genre is silly.



  1. I am so glad you like it as I absolutely love it!

    A- is a good grade as there is room for improvement in season 2.


  2. I thought it was nearly perfect, can't wait till next season hits!


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