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October 16, 2012 - Marguerite Lanthier
The Walking Dead, the freakiest show on television, is back. For those who haven’t watched the show, which is in its third season on AMC network, something has happened to turn all the dead people into zombies (called walkers). The show is about a group of survivors and is based on a comic book series of the same name. The show has followed some of the comic books’ stories pretty closely, but has veered far away from others. One character, Daryl, is completely made up for the show, but is the brother of a character from the comic books, Merle. Some characters who have lived in the comic books were killed off in the show, such as little Sophia who came out from the barn as a zombie in a terrific mid-season ending last year. As I say, the show recently returned for its third season, which will again be split into two eight episode halves, the second half airing beginning in February. This year they are adding two more popular characters from the comic books, Michonne and The Governor, plus the return of Daryl’s brother Merle. The second season got grief because people thought it was too slow and there wasn’t enough zombie killing. The killings in the first episode of the third season probably numbered as many as the whole second season. I think it’s a little better to not have as many killings and more zombies coming out from around corners to scare the crap out of you. This is the show I always have dreams about after watching. I’m going to have to start watching it the next day — early — so I can get some sleep. The show airs on Sundays at 8 p.m.
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