The Walking Dead: Days Gone By (Review)
Frank Darabont directed the pilot, ‘Days Gone By’ and it was the best show on TV since 2009’s Torchwood: Children of Earth. It is a beautifully shot piece of film, if you have ever read any of my other stuff you know I am a stickler for pacing, and the pacing of the pilot is outstanding. The show has all of the suspense and tension of a George Romero 1970’s zombie masterpiece.
Aside from the look and feel, the acting and action is spot on. All of the characters have the same look as they do in Robert Kirkman’s comic book. If you don’t know the book and/or story The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and other survivors who have banded together to survive after the world is overrun by a zombies apocalypse. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of the zombie apocalypse, most notably Rick’s.
If you can’t tell I’m very excited about this series, coming out of San Diego Comic-Con it was the preview I was most excited to watch, when I finally did I was blown away. I had high hopes for the series, to say the least, and my very high expectations were not only met but exceeded. If you haven’t watched The Walking Dead yet… what are you waiting for!?! Get out there find it online or on a friend’s DVR and sit down and enjoy the majesty and zombie goodness.
Check out and enjoy this sweet clip:
– Brian (follow @briantudor on Twitter)