Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Still missing 'Lost', and desperate for a replacement? I found one!
'The Walking Dead,' AMC's latest television hit should satisfy those 'Lost' cravings for suspense, panic and pure entertainment. The first season is out on DVD today.
Sure, it features zombies... but don't they make for a refreshing change from vampires? I'm the last person who would find the blood-chomping shenanigans of the undead fun to watch, but 'The Walking Dead' is.... different. Yes, there's blood, and creepy crawlies munching on live folk all over the shop, but the story and the characters hark back to that drama about the survivors of that plane crash, and their struggle to survive despite the odds.
Andrew Lincoln, famous in the UK for 'This Life', and 'Teachers', and known worldwide by fans of 'Love Actually', portrays police officer, Rick Grimes, a man trying to find his family after awaking from a coma in an abandoned hospital. He comes to, only to find the safe confines of the hospital to be awash in zombies, and their victims. Clearly, a nightmare come true! The series follows Rick as he tries to find his family and other survivors. It has it's gross out moments, but the story is enough to pull viewers through these gnarly portions. Like I said, I hate most programs and movies of this genre, but 'The Walking Dead' has that special something...
Check it out!