Andrea and Woodbury's resident nerd go outside to greet the town, who is now in desperate need for some leadership. Homeboy fails miserably at calming the crowd, but Andrea delivers an inspirational address like she's been writing stump speeches in her spare time.
Not only is The Walking Dead the most-watched drama series on basic cable, American society has gone zombie-mad! Instead of a population of nerds like me watching late night zombie flicks on the Sci-Fi channel, now large swaths of the population are soaking up the living dead.
Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies won the weekend box-office race for a couple of reasons. It's a romantic comedy that works, for one thing. For another, it's a smart reworking of Romeo and Juliet.
I don't know the pain of a refugee -- I tried to express it on The Walking Dead, but it was all make-believe. I do know what sexual violence feels like, I know the seeds of fear that root in the marrow of one's bones, I know the horror of powerlessness.
This is my fear about America in a nutshell: Are we feeling so alienated from one another that we see the other as zombie-like and worthless? That is, not deserving of compassion, a voice in the political process, or even life?
As it stands now, AMC appears to want the shows more than it wants any individual to execute a particular vision. It's about the product, not about the auteur.
By Noah J. Nelson Last month we filed a story with National Public Radio on the transmedia strategy that heralded the release of Microsoft's Halo 4....
What's the practical information post-apocalyptic TV shows have imparted? You're busy, especially as the holidays approach, so we've broken down what you'll need in your go bag when the apocalypse (Mayan or otherwise) approaches.
From his perch, Eric Deggans has a unique vantage to gauge the role of mainstream corporate media.
I shared my Top 10 Shows of 2012 and mentioned that I was pretty optimistic about the state of television, given the strength and variety of shows that were in my Fancy 15, i.e., the next tier down. Without further ado, here they are.
Anyone who loves freedom recognizes AMC TV's zombie series The Walking Dead as an allegory for the demise of liberty after four more years under President Obama.
Tens of millions of viewers around the world are currently sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of what will happen next on The Walking Dead. Who will get munched? What will happen to the Governor? Many viewers will sit through the show wondering, "is this foreshadowing?"
The following graphic novels all helped the medium gain that elusive respect, by offering narratives that qualify as fine literature, combined with artwork that's frame-worthy. And yes, some do feature superheroes in spandex.
The Walking Dead isn't the first show to have problematic black characters, but the light of disappointment shines so brightly here because I love the show so much. It hurts. It hurts like having a child who is a math whiz, but smokes crack sometimes.
When it works, "The Walking Dead" gets in our heads like a shard of glass through an eye socket. This down-and-dirty apocalypse is soaked through with sweat and caked with blood and all manner of other fluids.