"The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (2010/Blu-Ray)" Review

Review: When this show aired back in fall of 2010 I unfortunately missed it, but I heard so many things about it and the more I heard the more I wanted to see this series and I can say without a doubt that it lived up to the hype that surrounded it. Being a fan of Frank Darabont's other work I knew I was in for a treat.

The basic premise of this film is that it starts off where these cops are having a stand off with some criminals and one of our lead characters (Rick Grimes) is shot and goes into a coma to end up waking up to a world that is ravaged by the dead and he ends up meeting up with a group of survivors and things just get more complex from there. Now I have to say that the whole scenario of him waking up from a coma to a world gone to hell is very simular to the beginning of 28 Days Later, but it does work out well with setting the mood for what is going to come.

When it comes to the cast and characters I really liked the selection of cast and they also did a great job of bringing the characters to life. Now one thing I noticed is that Frank brought some of the cast that he has used in projects of his before like Jeffrey DeMunn (The Mist, The Majectic, The Shawshank Redemption), Laurie Holden (The Mist, The Majestic) and Melissa Suzanne McBride (The Mist). The one actor I did not expect to see show up on this show was Michael Rooker (Penance, Mallrats, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), but sure enough he shows up as one of my favorite characters and I hope they have more of him on the upcoming second season. I honestly don't have anything I can say bad about this show, there is some parts that do lag in a couple episodes, but that is normal for any show.

**SPOILER ALERT**One thing that I did see that they did in one of the episodes that I found to be quite unique is when they had a couple of the characters cover themselves in the body parts of the zombies and their blood and intestines and used that as a way to get past some of the zombies was simply awesome and quite creative. **End OF SPOILER**. It sounds odd but one thing that suprized me about this series is that they had a ton of gore and violence because most the time they can't show stuff that graphic, to me that was awesome that they didn't wimp out on the gore and violence.

Overall this is an amazing show that deserves all the credit that it gets and then some! I highly recommend this to any fan of horror and zombie films and you won't be let down trust me!

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Frank Darabont
Genre: Horror/TV/Zombie
Blu-Ray Release Year: 2011
TV Play Year: 2010
Time Length: 292 mins.
Company: Anchor Bay/AMC