The Walking Dead
Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:18 AM
Hoolywood Repoter announces Walking Dead to be produced by AMC
Ghost Writer co-star joins AMC's Walking Dead
The Walking Dead wikipedia link.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:27 AM
Posted 24 August 2010 - 12:49 PM
I'm very familiar with the graphic novel it's based on, having read most of the trade collections. For a while, it was unstoppable: great writing, creepy black and white art, compelling story. The premise: what happens after the zombie outbreak? How do people survive? What good — and bad — traits come out in people?
After a while, the narrative took a huge, huge sadistic turn, and got impossibly bleak (moreso than it already was). But it seems like the show might use the characters and go off on its own route. Still, it looks great. I'm excited.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:03 PM
Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:09 PM
Which is definitely exciting.
I feel like the comic series hit a major snag when they introduced
Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:55 AM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:14 PM
No, I do agree about this — I love how unforgiving it is to its characters, and it is realistic in the sense that the people are their worst enemies, not the zombies.
Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:26 AM
Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:53 AM
Word has it that Tonio K's "The Funky Western Civilization" has been licensed for use somewhere in the series.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:25 PM
Ooh! That's very cool.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:41 PM
Nice touch for this show to begin on Halloween.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:12 PM
Well, at the VERY least, it looks like the pilot film is incredibly faithful to the first couple of issues. I'm curious to see where it goes from there.
Both this and Game of Thrones intrigue me, and not only because they're based on series that I enjoy — neither written series is complete.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:40 PM
IFC is showing the British miniseries Dead Set, a riff on reality TV and zombie films. Apparently, a zombie outbreak has begun decimating Britain, and the only people not aware of the situation are the contestants in the Big Brother house who, due to the rules, have no contact through any medium with the outside world. Could be worth a look. I plan to DVR this, and watch The Walking Dead.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:50 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:10 PM
I don't consider myself a huge fan of zombie films, but I have to admit they intrigue me. This seems to grasp what I really like about them. That said, the fact that they don't shy from gore and dark elements such as:
...indicates this is going to hit a lot of people's "Oh gosh, that's too much" button at some point. The comics seemed to be the same way.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:14 PM
Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:27 PM
I'll get to it somehow. Eventually.