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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living.

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 Rick Grimes (84 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Carl Grimes (84 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Daryl Dixon (82 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Glenn Rhee (81 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Carol Peletier (81 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Maggie Greene (77 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Michonne (65 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sasha Williams (54 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Beth Greene (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Tara Chambler (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sgt. Abraham Ford (37 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Hershel Greene (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Dr. Eugene Porter (37 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Rosita Espinosa (37 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Lori Grimes (35 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Andrea Harrison (35 episodes, 2010-2013)
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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 awakens he discovers that the world has been ravished by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions, and that he seems to be the only person still alive. After returning home to discover his wife and son missing, he runs into survivors Morgan and his son; who teach him the ropes of the new world. He then 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 his 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 surviving groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive in this harsh new world. Written by Contributors

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Trivia

The name Edwin Jenner, the doctor at the CDC, is a reference to Edward Jenner who developed the first vaccine (which was for smallpox). See more »

Goofs

In the first two episode of the first season walkers are depicted using tools. In the first episode when Rick is in the gas station he sees a little dead girl who is walking and she bends over and picks up a dull. In the second episode one of the walkers trying to get into the store is using a big rock to break through the glass door. See more »

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Rick Grimes: [recurring line] CARL!
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With each passing year (or season) the title of the show (seen when the theme song is playing) decays a little more. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd confirmed this. See more »

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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: A Nightmare on Grace Street (2011) See more »

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Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix)
Written by Fin Greenall, Tim Thornton, Guy Whittaker
Performed by Fink
Under License from Universal Republic
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AMC has another hit!
25 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to come into contact with a copy of the pilot episode of "The Walking Dead" and it is utterly amazing.

I tend to stray away from this genre of movies as nothing I have watched in the last 10 years has affected me in any way. The horror genre has gotten dull and boring. This show breaks all of those boundaries. I literally sat there in awe through the entire episode.

"The Walking Dead" is shot perfectly thanks to the director of "The Shawshank Redemption" and it shows. AMC has another hit on their hands with this one. The dialouge is on point.

I give it a 10 out of 10 because the 1 hour I watched of this show impressed me more than any other zombie movies put together.


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