I heard about this new series a week ago. Upon learning that it’s about zombies, I shrugged my shoulders and doubted if it’s any good. I’m not much of a fan of zombie stuff. I hardly watch zombie movies even before, and don’t play Plants Vs. Zombies that much. Not that I don’t like them, but zombies are simply not my thing. But you got to admit, next to vampires and werewolves, they’re the “in” thing nowadays.
I was spending an awful lot of time online yet again after a hard day’s work yesterday, checking Facebook and Twitter feeds, when I read something about The Walking Dead and how good the first two episodes were. Curiously, I checked its trailer. And by the trailer alone, I instantly got interested. I hurriedly searched online for some download and streaming links, but was unlucky. Thanks to a Rusher friend Jobert who provided me a link where I can both download and watch it. And after watching the first two episodes, I seriously think I’d get hook! I am loving the story so far, the characters (there’s an Asian to boot) and the plot. I just hope it will have a lasting effect. From the looks of it, I know it will.
What differs The Walking Dead from other TV series around is that watching it feels like you’re watching an actual movie, getting engrossed by each scene. The reason? It is developed by The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont. No wonder it has that movie-feel. Musical scoring and make-up are A+ as well. Those two, I believe, well aside from the story, are its big aces so far. Upon research, I also found out that it was originally a comic book series way back year 2003, so it has already gained a lot of followers.
One of my most favorite scene is from the first episode Days Gone Bye. When Rick (Andrew Lincoln) went home after waking up in the hospital, and found a “zombie on the lawn” 😀 I don’t know, the sight’s pretty gross but I love how it was made. The zombie lady (?) was cut in half, dragging herself, with her intestines dangling. Creepy but I liked it. Here’s the photo (which I made myself, from YouTube):
Run! Or it will eat up your brain! 😉