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Nov 11, 2010

COUCH POTATO: THE WALKING DEAD

TV Talk.

I hate zombie films. I don't really watch them alot. Not fond of them at all. I think the only movie I really liked was the remake of Dawn Of The Dead. Because it was directed by the same director of 300. But other than that, I stay away from those films.

I've heard alot of hype about The Walking Dead after a preview of it was shown in one of the comic cons in the US earlier this year. I already know about it, since this is an adaptation of the comic book created by Robert Kirkman, with Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. Add the fact that this was developed for television by Frank Darabont, the same guy who directed "The Shawshank Redemption", I had a hint that this show was going to be a winner.

I saw the first episode a few weeks ago, and by God, it did not disappoint. One of the finest hour of television this year (or hour and a half with commercials). This show is riveting.

The Walking Dead is the story of Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln, better known as the guy who fell in love with Kiera Knightley in Love Actually, the cardboard guy) who wakes up from a coma to a post apocalyptic Atlanta. A place where the undead or 'walkers' rule the country. He sets off to find his son and wife (who unknown to him is having an affair with his best friend).
I have read the first issue of the comic and I'd say that the show is about 95% faithful to the printed material. This is a show that's not about zombies. Although there's plenty of scares, gore, violence, and even sex on this series, it is about the drama. A man conflicted about killing his wife who's been infected by the plague. A black guy leaving behind a fellow survivor who is a racist. It's all about characterization in this show. And the cast delivers brilliant performances.

The first season is only six episodes long, so it's fairly easy to follow. And right now, we're only at episode two, so there's still four more to go before it goes on a break.

The good thing is that it's widely acclaimed and is breaking records in terms of ratings, so a 13-episode season 2 is already in the works for next year.

I don't recommend alot of pop culture stuff these days but trust me on this, you will love this show.

The verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

19 comments:

iprovoked said...

sounds interesting. I need to find the link to watch it on line, share if you have. Not really into Zombies too, but I follow Saw series, excited na nga ako sa Saw 3D. Gusto ko yung mga garapalan ang pagpatay! LOL. thanks!

ahmer said...

gusto namen mapanood to eh,
la lang taym. hehe

Maldito said...

sige....noted na rin to...basta galing yung mga recommendation pinapanood ko talaga...gaya ng kick ass and how to train a dragon??hehhehehehhee....

makahanap din nga ng DVD...wee!!salamat bro!

Jayvie said...

aba aba aba, mukhang super nagandahan ka ah. at na-convince mo naman ako hehe. sige ichecheck ko yan.

ayaw mo nung zombieland? haha

Axl said...

yun oh.. maganda ba yan compare sa resident evil?

Anonymous said...

dapat yata sa kabilang blog eto ;)

Yffar said...

looks very interesting. will definitely take a peek. XD thanks for sharing!

KikomaxXx said...

weee... kakainis o... namiss sko na talaga first episode nito.. wahehehe... humanda ngayong friday... hahaha...

Ako si Yow said...

Effective ka! Dinamdam ko ang pagbabasa at naconvince na sobra. Haha. Parang ang ganda ganda. Tsk. I wanna watch it.

Raft3r said...

i love converts
hehe

my-so-called-Quest said...

hmmm... i'll watch this online siguro. need o save for HP! :(

SCOFIELD JR. said...

nagpilot dito sa amin yan nung october 31 ata, kaso hindi ko napanood, kase maraming umepal sa iisang TV ng dorm...
kaya ang ending naghahanap pa rin ako ng pede mapanoodan sa internet...

Anonymous said...

hahaha. gusto ko rin itong panoorin. highly recommended eh. ano po pla site ni sff? ^_^

-kikilabotz

aajao said...

ganito rin mga gusto kong films (aside from my usual favorites na natural-disaster-films). pero ayoko nung mga bakyang zombie films na mukhang basta lang makagawa ng film.

anyway, recalling way, way back, the very first zombie film i watched on wide screen was Zombie Lake in 1981. haha.. buking na naman ang edad. i was five then :D

Skron said...

Ditto.

rico de buco said...

gusto kong mapanood to!!!

Raft3r said...

may kaibigan ko puro papuri dito
im buying this on itunes
meron na ba
kahit pilot episode?
hehe

becomingjudie said...

hi, gillboard! raft3r pointed me here!

i'm happy to find other TWD watchers. i agree, in a period of television dominated by singing teens, vampires, and reality shows, it's great to see something as finely made as this. can't wait to see the next 4 episodes. it diverged a little from the comic books but i think they were well-justified.

p.s. Raft3r - try looking for the pilot on iTunes. you'll not regret it.

maddeningcrowd said...

Agree agree agree!

Pinagtitiyagaan ko siyang i-download sa usad-kuhol na smartbro. Hahaha