October 31st, 2010
AMC has a handful of innovative programming, and on this Halloween night they offer up The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman of the same name, and they follow the protagonist Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) after he wakes up (alive) in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Now you might be saying to yourself “Really? That sounds more like a movie,” and you’d be right. Sparing no minute details, the creative team behind The Walking Dead (in addition to Kirkman) is Frank Darabont, the guy responsible for “The Shawshank Redemption” and Gale Ann Hurd, the woman responsible for “Terminator.” Together they have put together a show that is truly unique. And it even feels like you are watching an hour long movie.