By Wyatt Earp | November 9, 2010
AMC announced that “The Walking Dead” will be coming back for another season. I’m not sure why they made the decision. Maybe it’s because it is quickly becoming the best show on television. Maybe it’s because the ratings are absolutely kickass. Or maybe because the episodes scare the hell out of me. Either way, .
“The Walking Dead” is coming back for a 13-episode second season. The zombie drama, starring by Andrew Lincoln as the leader of a group of human survivors, has broken ratings records, with the show reaching more viewers in the coveted adults 18-49 demo than any other cable TV show.
Its series premiere on Halloween drew 5.3 million total viewers and Sunday’s episode took in 4.7 million – that’s an incredibly high retention of a record rating and surely made this pickup an easy decision for AMC.
As for Sunday’s episode? You know a show is too damned suspenseful when you hear yourself saying, “Come on. Run! COME ON!!!“ I won’t give away any spoilers, but two scenes stuck out for me. First, the axe scene was gore-tastic, and I liked the way Rick stopped to tell everyone about the body before he started swinging. Second, the chase scenes were first rate, and when the rain started, I freaked out.
Overall, another winner. I can’t wait until next week!
(On a related note, DragonLady put me on her Zombie Killing Dream Team!)