Tuesday, 24 May 2011


"The premise is hardly original: Police Officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies, but The Walking Dead isn't a one-off feature. Based on the monthly black and white American comic book series created by Robert Kirkman, this release is hopefully the first of many seasons, following a group of people trying to survive in a world stricken by a zombie apocalypse.

Director Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption) has truly delivered with this well-acted, unsettlingly convincing portrayal of a society tearing itself apart, quite literally. The scenes of brutality, a joy to see such terror on the small screen, are eventually the least interesting thing about the series; the character conflicts and deceptions gripping harder than the undead. And yet, the action and chills throughout will offer up enough surprises to satisfy an audience that thought they had seen it all - an unmissable experience."  

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