The Walking Dead
We Liked: Zombie mayhem, a killer story featuring Rick Grimes and his zombie survivors.
We Disliked: Season 2 and a little of Season 3 had way too much character development and downtime that had fans waiting for the next episode.
Our Final Take: 5 / 5 - Excellent
"The Walking Dead" (2010)
Synopsis: Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.
Directors: Ernest R. Dickerson, Guy Ferland, Seith Mann, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Bill Gierhart, Michelle MacLaren, David Boyd, Tricia Brock, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Daniel Sackheim, Julius Ramsay, Michael Edison Satrazemis, Michael E. Satrazemis, Jeffrey F. January, Greg Nicotero
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Writers: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Frank Darabont, Tony Moore, Scott M. Gimple, Angela Kang, Seth Hoffman, Glen Mazzara, Matthew Negrete, Evan T. Reilly, Channing Powell, Nichole Beattie, Corey Reed, Heather Bellson, David Johnson, Curtis Gwinn, Jeff McKibben
Producers: David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Denise M. Huth, Robert Kirkman, Tom Luse, Greg Nicotero, Paul Gadd, Scott M. Gimple, Jolly Dale, Angela Kang, Kenneth Requa, Seth Hoffman, Matthew Negrete, Channing Powell, Caleb Womble, Nichole Beattie, Glen Mazzara, Evan T. Reilly, Frank Darabont, Heather Bellson, Corey Reed, Sang Kyu Kim, Curtis Gwinn, Charles H. Eglee, Adam Fierro, Jack LoGiudice, Skip Schoolnik, Amy Barnes, Alex Coley Brown, Christina Perez
Musicians: Bear McCreary
Editors: Julius Ramsay, Hunter M. Via, Avi Youabian, Dan Liu, Nathan Gunn, Rachel Goodlett Katz, Kelley Dixon, Robert Bramwell, Evan Schrodek
The Walking Dead Season 1 Review
The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. The world has changed and they need to figure out how to survive it. But they need to figure out how to survive one another...
The Walking Dead Season 2 Review
The Walking Dead Season Two has real life problems and things that can happen in our lives. This is a great T.V. series for all zombie fans.
It was boring half way through the season because they were at the farm and did not have much zombie action. I personally wanted to see Rick hunt or shoot more zombies. The ending episodes really redeemed The Walking Dead Season 2 because the zombie horde that was coming from the city was heading right for the farm while Officer Rick Grimes and Shane were finally settling matters between themselves. The conflict between Rick and Shane ended semi-epically; don't want to spoil the ending but it could not have been better. Back to the approaching zombie horde, the group really had to band together quickly and effectively to get off the farm before the zombies could slaughter the survivors.
All in all, season two felt like the middle was dragged on a little but totally redeemed itself in the season finally episodes. The Walking Dead season two is totally a must see.
The Walking Dead Season 3 Review
AMC's The Walking Dead is one of the best horror series that I have ever seen. I was blown away when I heard that Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd was making an adaptation of "The Walking Dead" for AMC. It is truly one of the best horror zombie outlandish series to hit TV. The third season did not disappoint at all and stayed true to the other seasons but it was by far the best season so far. Season 2 consisted of too much time looking for Sophia and way too much time chit-chatting/talking.
The group is at the farmhouse fighting for their lives after they were bombarded by walkers coming from the woods. The surviving humans were outnumbered and ultimately fled from the farmhouse to save their lives. I was sad when they had to pry Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson - Monster (2003), Dead Man Walking (1995), In Cold Blood (1967), The Last Samurai (2003)) from the house because he wanted to stay and protect what he had. The group is smaller now. Andrea (Laurie Holden - The Mist (2007), Silent Hill (2006), Fantastic Four (2005)) disappeared and was saved by Michonne (Danai Gurira - The Visitor (2007), Mother of George (2013), Ghost Town (2008)) who reveals herself to be one badass person with a sword. Michonne walks around with zombies, Michonne ripped off their teeth and has their hands tied up. She carries with her at all time a Katana/Japanese sword. I was so happy to see Shane (Jon Bernthal - The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Ghost (2010), Fury (2014), Snitch (2013)) is dead in Season 2 which takes away all competition in every way from his best friend Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln - Love Actually (2003), Heartbreaker (2010), Gangster No. 1 (2000)).
Rick and his group including his very pregnant wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies - Prison Break (2005), Into the Storm (2014), Faces in the Crowd (2011)) discover a zombie infested prison that soon becomes their home. We see the Governor (David Morrissey - The Reaping (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Blitz (2011), Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)) and his community, Woodbury that he rules over. I do not want to give away too much of the season but Glenn (Steven Yeun - I Origins (2014), Carpe Millennium (2010), Crysis (2007)) and someone else is now prisoners by the Governor and Rick and his crew are out on a mission to save Glenn and ...
There are many twists and turns in this series, but it stays true to its characters. There was a lot of extra characters along this ride, but it did not make the storyline any less entertaining. The body count is over the roof in this season with both human and zombies. If you have never seen The Walking Dead series then, please do yourself a favor and start watching the very first season on Netflix so you will not be lost.
The Walking Dead Season 4 Review
AMC's The Walking Dead Season 4 was a mind-blowing masterpiece that I cannot forget. I remembered so many scenes from this unexpected phenomenon season and was sad to see one of my favorite character died. As you can tell, one can get pretty attached to the characters as we watch their journey and feel their emotions as though we were there with them. I was saying to my TV/characters, why did you do that and why did you not do this? I felt as though I was there with them. There were some pretty disturbing/scenes throughout the season - it will be explained below.
I was devastated when I saw Lizzie Samuels (Brighton Sharbino - Cheap Thrills (2013), Good Ol' Boy (2015), True Detective (2014)) smothering the little baby, later killing her sister and then Carol shooting her in the back of her head for their own safety. Carol totally changed drastically from when she was first introduced to us in Season one to now. Okay, enough of that. Everyone from the group that has been separated is heading toward safe haven Terminus, now in their own little circle. Will everyone reunite? I was so touched when Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs - Get Low (2009), Jesus H. Zombie (2006), The Wronged Man (2010)) asked his father Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln - Love Actually (2003), Heartbreaker (2010), Gangster No. 1 (2000)) if they will tell the people at Terminus who they really are. Rick told Carl that they will and Carl then told his father how can they, "How are you gonna say that? Who are we?"
There was way too much reminiscing in the first two episodes of the old days from previous seasons. That was done to refresh our minds, but I did not need it. As Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira - The Visitor (2007), Mother of George (2013), Ghost Town (2008)) was relaxing around a fire while Carl was sleeping in an abandoned car, they were ambushed. Daryl and his new clan that he is not fond of is caught up to Rick who had previously killed one of the leader Joe's (Jeff Kober - The Hills Have Eyes II (2007), A Man Apart (2003), Tank Girl (1995)) friend in a previous episode. Things turned bad quickly as Joe has his man beat Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus - The Boondock Saints (1999), Blade II (2002), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)) because Joe thinks Daryl is lying when he told them that Rick is a good man. Anger hits the fan when a chubbyish man drags Carl out of the car and apparently fondled him with an evil laugh as he is about to have sexual fun with Carl. Rick apparently went crazy as he bites a chunk of flesh off of one of the guy's neck. Needless to say, Rick, Daryl and Michonne won this battle.
So Rick and his gang reaches Terminus but Rick buries a bag full of weapons in case the people in Terminus are not friendly. Gareth (Andrew J. West - Walter (2010), Nightmare Code (2014), Bipolar (2014), On Being-in-and-of the Classroom (2006)) leads Rick and the rest to a room to meet others but things soon goes south after Rick notices the Terminus people wearing watches and other sort of clothing belonging to his people. Rick asked and did not like his answers. Rick was captured and lead into a tank. Rick and his crew met Glenn, Maggie, Bob, Sasha, and other members of their group and soon releases that Terminus' source of meat is people, yeah, they are cooking humans to be served to humans. Will the group survive? Watch and see.
I know I have elaborated too much on Rick and his crew and not so much of the others, but their story was worth writing more about. I was so hurt when Hershel's head was chopped off by the Governor, and the group had to flee for their lives at the prison because of it being overrun. I did love that we get to learn who Michonne's two zombie "pets" were in the earlier season and what her backstory was. Why do people say that they do not like the series but find themselves watching it every week, why is that? Season 4 did not disappoint, and I cannot wait for season five and hopefully 6.