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Back to life

These past two years TV has drove me away. Now I watch very little TV at all, and when I do it’s kind of an event for me. The two shows I watch now are “Doctor Who” and the “Walking Dead,” this is an article about the latter.

The show is based off a comic book and it follows Rick Grimes, a local sheriff that is put into a coma after a gun fight. He awakens to a world now in chaos after a nonspecific time.

Grimes seeks to find his family in this new, terrifying world. And what stands between Grimes and his family? A ton of zombies.

It’s not a spoiler that Grimes finds his family and best friend/ partner, with a small group of survivors.

The group isn’t the best core sample of humanity to start, but seeing these people respond to events and develop is what makes the show great.

What’s that? Not convinced by the above plot synopsis? Did I mention this show is from Frank Darabont, director of “The Shawshank Redemption,” and Gaile Anne, producer of “The Terminator” and “Aliens.” Come on! What more do you want?

I feel I must repeat that this is, at its heart (or brain) a zombie flick, so there is gore, but I still think even the squeamish should give it a try. My mom hates horror flicks and the gore that comes with zombies, but I get a call every Sunday asking if I coming to Sundays at 9 to watch…on amc.

I think this has appeal outside of its normal audience because this is a deeply character driven show. You feel for the characters as they come to grips with the new horrifying world.

Zack Penzien

Production Editor