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.
At 33, Robert Kirkman has accomplished more than most people do in a career. He's the executive producer and writer of The Walking Dead.
I never wanted to be a reality show contestant, much less one in a wild, untamed frontier where each day is a struggle. Yet, I now have a starring role in the latest season of Survivor, in its most rugged location: New Jersey.
What "The Walking Dead" is doing right is staying true to a very bleak premise, while providing a lot of suspense and shocks along the way. Nietsche famous formulation was, "When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."
Fear not my friends; there are shows on television that are worth watching. They're even worth watching live with commercial interruptions. Be warned, however, these shows may not be exclusive to networks or American programing.
Picture, if you will, a zombie in a field, moving toward its goal -- one (often ungraceful) step at a time. Although this zombie might be missing a limb or two -- or even if it's being shot at -- it just keeps on going. Kind of like the Energizer Bunny -- only with more blood and guts.
Here are five cars that will help increase your odds of making it to Season 4 of The Walking Dead.