There have been some funny goofs on the undead over the years, starting with Shaun of the Dead, and going up to literary parodies like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But can a movie that combines zombies and soccer be a winner?
The Walking Dead is back, and hate to sound like a broken record, but you knew it was going to bring monster ratings. In fact, this time zombies have actually beaten out the Olympics, just like they beat out Sunday Night Football back in October.
Comic books have been doing amazing business at the movies, and they’re also doing well at the newsstands too. And oddly enough, actual paper comics are still selling better than digital editions, much like actual paper books still haven’t been totally eliminated by Kindle.
With his incredible work on Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th and Creepshow, Tom Savini was the godfather of gore in the eighties, and when he decided to get out of the foam latex business, he handed the torch to Greg Nicotero. Greg founded the company KNB with Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, and the company’s done a fine job creating modern gore FX and monsters.
We’re not surprised that The Walking Dead has been killing in the ratings, but it is remarkable how it keeps getting stronger and bigger all the time. The show now just had another milestone in that it actually beat out Sunday Night Football and the World Series.
When we wait to see what shows are top of the ratings heap these days, we usually have to wait an extra day. The reason is many people like to watch shows later, via DVR.
It seemed like it was yesterday The Walking Dead returned for a triumphant third season. Now they’re back for number four, and the first reviews are in. The verdict so far?
Zombies may be swarming the earth, but one of the only places they haven’t taken over is with the major award ceremonies. It’s great to see that two of the hottest shows on TV right now are Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. They’re both genre shows, and thankfully they’re also playing a big hand in finally bringing reality TV to an end.
AMC certainly boasts a respectable lineup of shows on its network roster, including the wildly popular Walking Dead and Mad Men.
It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict that the third season of Game of Thrones would be a big ratings winner, and it certainly was. So big, in fact, that the fourth season got the green light from the success of the first show of season three.
This is a great time to be a genre TV fan. Game of Thrones is about to return, and The Walking Dead is ready to end its third season.
The Walking Dead is still going like gangbusters, and wherever the zombie trend goes this year, the show should still stand strong for some time to come.
We may see more of the interactive zombie adventure serial earlier than anticipated.
What show is so powerful it stood strong against The Grammys? What show is so big it keeps breaking records, even when its last record made TV history?
"You can adapt to the zombie threat, and that’s part of what Woodbury is about. But the new problem that has emerged in Season 3 is human beings. What you have now is two communities of humans in conflict. That’s much more complicated."
Here’s a funny new term that’s probably new to the vernacular: Binge watching. That’s pretty much what we geeks do anyways. Pile up a bunch of our favorite movies and TV shows, and have endless marathons at home.
We’re overrun with zombies these days. We’ve got so many zombies in movies, TV, graphics novels and video games, it’s like the undead are everywhere we turn.
The Walking Dead is currently on hiatus, but you know it’s going to be a big ratings blockbuster when the series finally returns on February 10.
Personally, I think the show was better under Darabont, as the drama was less stilted and felt less forced.
Just when you think everything is going fine with The Walking Dead and Godzilla, chaos ensues.