I’m a huge fan of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic series, its so beautifully written, profound and stark; it took my fascination of all things George Romero to a different level when I first read it, and the series has never saturated since.
I knew nothing about the TV series until stumbling upon details online; to tell you the truth I was a little apprehensive as I thought they’d bugger it up and miss the essence of what made the comic so good.
I was wrong.
The TV series is fantastic, I loved every second of the opening episode, the casting is brilliant, cinematics reminiscent of Mr Romero himself with a very classy edge create a very believable post apocalyptic zombie infested world. Bravo!
Normally I’d feel uncomfortable with the story moving away from the comic, but I really enjoyed how they managed to break out into their own tale and retain nuances that reminded me of the first issue.
So that’s another tick on my weekly shopping list:
- Hawaii 5-0
- The Defenders
- The Whole Truth (why did it get cancelled?!?)
- The Office
- V (soon to return)
- Stargate Universe
I’m now off to watch my first episode of ‘Haven’; kindly recommended to me by Baldie!
Let’s hope it’s 2 for 2 in good TVvillle.