The last episode of The Walking Dead aired in the UK on Friday night, and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed.
Long time readers of my blog know of my supreme love of all things zombie and to have a TV series handled in such a wonderful and mature manner is a dream come true.
From the excellent acting to the zombie gore, all perfectly executed, and I couldn’t have asked for more.
If I were to niggle it would be that seven episodes weren’t enough, but then the Walking Dead has been confirmed for a second season with 13 NEW episodes, and that’s good enough for me.
There have been interesting divergences from the comic books, most notably the character of Shane Walsh, played by Jon Bernthal, who by this point had been killed off in the comic , so its kind of fun to see how he continues to unravel in the zombie apocalypse.
Robert Kirkham, creator of the Walking Dead, later admitted that he killed Shane’s character far too early, but how could he have known the runaway success the series would become?
There’s a long wait for the next season, around October 2011 by all accounts, and already internet rumours are beginning to fly: the writers have been axed, and then they haven’t, but hey look Charlie Sheen has signed up for a cameo zombie, then apparently he hasn’t.
Love it. I Can’t get enough.
Being a long term fan I do wonder how they will approach some of the adult themes of the comics: the likes of Michonne and the Governor, should they turn up. The comic really does take a walk along the darker side of the human psyche, and can those themes be accurately portrayed in a popular show as this?
Only time will tell.