The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse; it follows a small group of survivors traveling across the desolate USA in search of a new home away from the shuffling hordes of the undead. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a police officer in the old world. As their situation grows more and more grim, the group’s desperation to survive pushes them to the brink of humanity. At every turn they are faced with unspeakable horrors, both from those who are dead, and from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace.
I don’t know what it is with the series on AMC, but they definitely have interesting ideas. This show is based upon a comic books, and I enjoyed watching the show. It reminds me of a lot of zombie movies, so it’s not revolutionary, but I did have fun.
Warning: spoilers ahead
Some reviewers are raving about the show. While the show is interesting, it’s by no means something new. However, it’s good that it’s based upon characters, which is a definite plus. I’ll be watching this show.
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A Sheriff’s deputy arrives at the scene of an accident. Many vehicles were involved, but the scene is deserted. He’s looking for gas. He sees a few dead bodies. Then he comes across as shuffling girl. She’s a zombie, but he only sees it at the last moment. Half her lower jaw is missing. He shoots her in the head after she comes after him.
Earlier, the Deputy is in his car talking with another deputy. They are talking about their women. Then, they get a call. They deploy a spike strip and a car comes running through it. It does a few rolls. Then, they start shooting. They finally kill one dude, but another pops out. The Deputy gets shot, but the vest stops it. Another one comes out and shoots the Sheriff again. The Deputy was really stupid because he left cover and was in the open. They mowed him down because he wasn’t behind the car.
He’s in the hospital and wakes up a few days later. The flowers that his deputy brought him are all dried up. It’s been a while. He gets out of bed. The hospital is deserted. The phones are out. Some lights are still working. He sees the body of a child that’s been mostly eaten. There is blood on the walls and gunshot holes. He comes across a door that’s labeled ‘don’t open, dead inside’. A zombie apocalypse hit and he’s one of the few still alive. He goes into a stairwell. He finally makes it outside. The sun is shining. There are stacks of bodies outside. Flies are everywhere. There are hundreds of bodies outside of the hospital, which looks like it’s been in a war. He goes up to the hill and finds a helicopters and army HUMVEEs, but no one is around.
A zombie, who has got its lower body missing, tries to go after him after he goes on a bike. His wife and son aren’t home. He gets clobbered in the face by a kid with a shovel. His father is close with a revolver. The deputy passes out. He wakes up tied to a bed. He says that he was shot. The guy unties him after he checks that he hasn’t been bitten or that he’s not a zombie. He tells him about the walkers when he realizes that he just woke up from a coma.
A car alarm starts blaring and they see zombies walking around. The kid’s mom is outside, she’s a walking dead.
The next day, they go to the deputy’s home. The Deputy finds clothes and photos missing. The kid says that they would be in Atlanta. That’s one of the refugee centers. Plus, the CDC is there.
They go to the Sheriff’s station to take a shower. It’s got its own propane tank. They all take a hot shower. They take some weapons.
The other guy elects to stay behind for some reason. The Deputy is leaving to Atlanta, but leaves them a radio.
The guy goes back to the house and starts shooting at zombies. He wants to finish off his wife. He can’t do it though.
Shane, the other deputy, responds to the Deputy’s call, but their radio isn’t working. Apparently Atlanta is hell. They wanted to post signs not to go there. Shane is with the Deputy’s wife and son. He’s hooking up with the wife.
The Deputy abandons the car and goes on a horse. He arrives in Atlanta. It doesn’t look good. It looks like the apocalypse hit. He makes the mistake of going into Atlanta. It’s filled with zombies. He gets cornered and loses his horse. He seeks refuge in a tank. Someone talks to him on the radio and calls him dumbass.