Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, AMC’s The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it is the living who remain that truly become the walking dead. Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) plays Shane Walsh, Rick's sheriff's department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), is Rick's wife, Lori Grimes. Additional cast include: Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton and Melissa McBride. Guest stars include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Pruitt Taylor Vince.
As a fan of the comic book series, the television version of The Walking Dead is difficult for me to judge on its own merits, but for the rest of season two, I’m damn well going to try. Before the hiatus, Shane had just opened up the barn, killing all of the Walkers within. That included the sweet, innocent Sophia, whom the rest of our motley crew had spent the entirety of the season up to that point looking for. It was an expertly staged scene, as many of the season’s plotlines came to a head in one explosive moment. Now, in Season 2's opener ‘Nebraska,’ we have to deal with the fallout of that moment. While it was to be expected that it be a grief-filled episode, ‘Nebraska’ actually does a pretty good job of giving its... Read Review