October 25, 2011
My friends (Josh, Dustin and Dez) and family (Evan and Tomas) have introduced me, in a round about way or by word of mouth, to the television series of The Walking Dead which is based on a graphic novel series of the same name.
So after a lonesome graveyard shift during which I started watching it on Netflix and to my surprise I found out that I love it to death! I watched the whole first season in one sitting, and since then I've hungered for more. It's that good! Not only are the special effects good, the acting is some of the best I've seen in a television series, and the story is well written. The characters are especially great, and feel like real people.
The cinematography alone is disturbingly beautiful, with all the green scenery of the south coupled with the horror and devastation of a zombie apocalypse. I found that I don't watch it so much for the horror, but for the characters. You grow attached to them and their inner demons. I nearly cried when a couple of them died, how crazy is that?!
At any rate, this show is great! The second season just started, so here's one more show that I will be watching throughout the fall. If only Bones would start sooner! This ought to tide me over for now, as far as drama's go. If you have Netflix and aren't squeamish, then I recommend watching this show.