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The Walking Dead Walk To Another Season

By Wyatt Earp | November 9, 2010

Oh. Frakkin’. Yeah!

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!)

Topics: The Walking Dead | 17 Comments »

17 Responses to “The Walking Dead Walk To Another Season”

  1. Woody Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Right there with ya bro. Just watched episode two last night, and have the Media Center set to record every episode. Good stuff.

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    So is this really a good enough new show to help fill the time gap before we find out where Boyd took Raylan’s car?

  3. PhillipC Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I’ve read the comics. The show is staying true to the comics. The comics are currently numbered in the high seventies I think. The storylines just keep getting better the farther it goes, too.

    AMC is actually working closely with the comic’s creator, which is a really smart move for them. If they keep it up, they have pre-written material for a good six or more seasons, with new stuff coming out all the time.

    They’ve got you hooked with the Zombie stuff and the gore and horror right now… wait until the humans they face are scarier than the Zs.

  4. John D Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Best new show of the season. And just when I thought zombies were pretty much played out…

  5. ThomasF Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Zombies are not TOOL USERS!!!!!!!!!! Tell that damn zombie at the department store window to put down the damn chunk-O-window-smashing-concrete….. other than that cool episode!!!!!!!!

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Woody – It’s one of my favorite shows now. It’s sweet.

    Jon – Absolutely. And it won’t interfere with Justified because they’re on separate nights.

    PhillipC – I really like the Merle character. You need a bad guy amongst the living.

    John D – For me, everything about it is terrific. The FX, the plot, the suspense.

    Thomas F – I’m willing to cut the show some slack, especially when they make it up to me with head shots.

  7. John D Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Zombies are not TOOL USERS!!!!!!!!!!

    Have you not seen Return of the Living Dead? They can use radios, dude! “Send more cops.”

  8. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Despite a few irritations, I LOVE this series! Glad it’s coming back for another season. NOW, I hope they bring Dexter back for another season.

  9. Dr. Evil Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    dammit it all! I LOVE this graphic novel series, yet somehow always forget that is on! Horsewhip me!

  10. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Not to worry Dr. Evil, they replay it several times during the week. :)

  11. Veeshir Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I actually dreamed about episode 2 Sunday night.

    Not quite a nightmare, but I couldn’t close my eyes for a little while because I kept seeing a particular one of the zombies faces.
    It was unsettling.

    Excellent show.

  12. Dr. Evil Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Hmmmm, what would happen if it California got attacked right now? We’d lose the City Of Angeles, Oaktown, the City by the Bay, and whatever the lame nicknames for Sacremento, San Diego, and San Jose are. And all those poor celebrities…hippies…and environmentalists. Could we afford such a loss? (scratches head and places hand on chin, “Dust in the Wind” plays in the background)

    Ok…who’s up for Chinese Food?

  13. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    BTW…I got a zombie dream team thing going on at my site. Wyatt, you’re on it. :)

  14. Rick Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I thought with the title you were referring to the current crop of DemocRats in Congress

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    John D – That’s because they watch Zombie This Old House.

    DL474 – Last season’s finale was awesome!

    Dr. Evil – Please don’t tell anyone we’re related. Comments like that are embarrassing.

    Veeshir – Was it the old guy or the woman who kept staring at Rick and Glen when they were walking? They both creeped me out.

    Dr. Evil – Ooo, ooo, I am!

    DL474 – But I don’t have any BRAINSSSSS!

    Rick – Or union goons.

  16. centaur Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Another solid episode. Again, true to the comic, though it seems they inroduced a whole cadre of new characters (it was only Glen who saved Rick in the city in the comic, irrc), but the “he was an organ donor” line was a gem.

    Good stuff.

  17. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Centaur – Agreed. Glen is great, and seeing him tool around in the car at the end was a riot.