OK, for some demented reason, I’m a bit of a zombie nut. I loved Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead, and I can appreciate George A. Romero. I also loved 28 Days Later (OK…they’re “infected” not “undead,” but whatever). For a long time I thought that a zombie apocalypse would be a great premise for a TV show, but it probably would be too expensive or too gory to work for a main network.
The Walking Dead is a graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman. I’ve read a bit of it, when I could get my hands on it, and I enjoyed it. I’ve liked the premise of how people would deal with a post-apocalyptic situation, like a nuclear attack. This just adds an excellent twist.
After its ultra-success with the well-written and composed Mad Men (which will, someday, be a subject of my review–I’ve seen the first season, but I need to watch more to formulate a complete opinion) and the equally acclaimed Breaking Bad (about which I’ve heard a lot, and one of my friends raves about, but I have not experienced), AMC is following Rubicon with an adaptation of The Walking Dead. If their record is any judge, I think that The Walking Dead will be excellent.
It’s coming in October!