Tuesday, November 09, 2010

AMC Does it Again!! 'Walking Dead' Is Great!

Gotta hand it to AMC. The cable network itself was like the walking dead some years ago. I remember when they first started up in the salad days of cable, and they were kinda cool, showing some good old commercial free movies. Then they started showing commercials. I remember that I was turned off and tuned out. So did a bunch of my friends.

Then they started making original shows and my initial thought was 'This is gonna be lame'...but who woulda thunk it!? The shows are damn good. 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' are super.

Finally caught up with their newest, 'Walking Dead' and loved it. I was a 'mad man' when the first episode was over! (So much better than the recent Zombieland movie, which had a few good moments but was mostly dumb and more interested in style than story).

The only thing that kinda bugged me was the fact that the hero was in a coma when the whole zombie thing happened. It's a direct rip-off of 28 Days Later. But I'm gonna give them a pass since it doesn't really matter now that the story is in motion.

The rip-off reminds me of when 'The Sopranos' started on HBO and it had the same premise as the Billy Crystal picture Analyze This: 'The Gangster Meets the Psychiatrist'

But in retrospect, 'The Sopranos' and Analyze This have about as much in common as "Gilligan's Island' and 'Lost'.


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