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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Fight the dead. Fear the living. See more »

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31 October 2010 (USA)  »

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"Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was on the set throughout the filming of the first season. See more »

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Referenced in Cinémas d'Horreur - Apocalypse, Virus, Zombies (2010) See more »

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The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
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Performed by The Walker Brothers
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Superb. It's about time
30 October 2010 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Lets get this out of the way straight away THIS WILL BLOW PEOPLES SOCKS OFF. Im not kidding. I know people here are attracted to this genre for various different reasons but i'd like to think we all share some connection when zombies are involved. For me its the post apocalyptic scenario. I don't particularly need the gore element but it has its place when used well.

In Darabonts take on the apocalypse, you are there. The world is dead and rotting. The military have lost the battle. You wake up with Rick in this new world and get to explore it with him. Its the exposition of the pilot that will probably put the gorehounds off and lead to some small criticism from others. Personally, i want to see that. I want to know how society responded to the phenomenon.

Those who have read the comic books here know that Kirkmans trick is to get you attached to the characters, like you know them intimately, then kill them off. Here Darabont uses the same trick but not how you would expect nor with who you would expect.

Im personally invested in this series already. God knows what it will do to the average TV viewer. Im also not a particularly emotional person but i don't mind admitting that i was close to tears on a couple of occasions. There you go. I've said it. Just don't tell anyone.

I cant say enough about Frank darabont after watching this. He understands what this genre is all about and, more importantly, he understands Romero's zombie world. The zombies are Roamers and lurkers. They act how they should and you do feel sorry for them. This is explored really well. They are a small threat but in groups all riled up and hungry. Well, you know the rest.

The score is also outstanding. Very understated but poignant. The cinematography is worthy of a movie and the camera moves a lot. I cant recall any shaky cam which some people here seem to despise.

Kirkman, Darabont and AMC have come up with the series we have been waiting years for. Long may it continue, and you know what? I think it will. The balance is perfect between a horror film, TV show and intelligent drama.

Oh and btw. Keep getting people onboard with this. Co workers. Non zombie lover friends. Anyone. They wont think you're weird. They'll thank you. The Lost crowd are going to lap this up.


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