The Walking Dead (2010– )

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Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Rick Grimes (67 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Glenn Rhee (67 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Carl Grimes (67 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Daryl Dixon (65 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Carol Peletier (64 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Maggie Greene (60 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Beth Greene (56 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Michonne (48 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Hershel Greene (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Tyreese (37 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sasha (37 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Lori Grimes (35 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Andrea (35 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Bob Stookey (32 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Rick Grimes is a former Sheriff's deputy who has been in a coma for several months after being shot while on duty. When he wakes, he discovers that the world has been taken over by zombies, and that he seems to be the only person still alive. After returning home to discover his wife and son missing, he heads for Atlanta to search for his family. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the zombies on arrival in Atlanta, he is aided by another survivor Glenn who takes Rick to a camp outside the town. There Rick finds his wife Lori and son Carl, along with his partner/best friend Shane and a small group of survivors who struggle to fend off the zombie hordes; as well as competing with other survivor groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive. Written by Contributors

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In an online interview, it was revealed that Frank Darabont envisioned having several self-contained episodes that would not continue the main story. One such episode would have been the season two premiere. It would have involved Sam Witwer (who Darabont used in The Mist (2007) and played the tank zombie in the series premiere) as a solider in a Black Hawk Down (2001) style Atlanta. Witwer would have encountered several of the cast before being bit and locking himself in the tank. See more »

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My honest perception
7 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So after reading the review "An honest perception" I felt like I needed to write my own review. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. However, that being said I have to disagree with the reviewer.

So here are the reasons I like the show.

First, character development, this is not usually a very big trait in the Zombie genre. If you only watched 3 episodes, this is a big part of what you watched. They take the time to give you a slight background of the characters, a chance for you to get to know them. For those of us that are big fans of the Zombie genre it gave us a chance to think "Who would I be?" in this situation.

Second, the story doesn't follow a straight line. This was a point of contention in the other review. I personally like the multiple story lines. It keeps things interesting and keeps it from becoming a boring show where I can foresee how everything is going to turn out. And before anyone says it…YES I know this is based off a graphic novel. I haven't read it and will refrain from reading it for a while.

Third, the zombies look and act pretty bad ass. The make up is done great, not a bunch of CGI which is so common in today's world. So anyway…if you aren't a fan of the zombie genre to begin with then yeah, you probably aren't going to get why so many of us love the show. However, I think most fans of the genre will love this show.

So in closing, for those of us who love the genre, It's a weekly dose of zombie apocalypse.

For those that aren't fans of the genre, when the zombie apocalypse happens and you don't know what to do…don't come crying to me and my friends…you'll just slow us down.

On second thought…you may come in handy in case we need to make a hasty retreat…


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