- Posted October 18, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What are you watching?
A preview of AMC's The Walking Dead
AMC's translation of 'The Walking Dead' comics to television may not be an exact retelling of the story, but the changes are certainly not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, some digressions could make the story better.
I may not be as caught up on the Walking Dead comics as the most die-hard fan is, about five issues away from current (77). Going from 72 issues of a series, essentially back to the beginning again, is a surreal experience. I’ve witnessed these characters go through so much through a long span of time. Seeing actors portray these characters, knowing what could likely happen to them down the road … it’s like I’ve gone back in time.
For newcomers to this story, I’ll sum it up briefly. Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is a small-town cop in Georgia who was shot in the line of duty, which resulted in him slipping into a coma. Much time passes, and he wakes up, alone, in a hospital bed. He rather quickly discovers that the world has undergone quite a change while he was out, in the wan of an infestation of zombies. He sets out to find his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son Carl (Chandler Riggs), or really anyone who’s still alive, to start. I’ll leave you with the rest to discover on your own.
The first episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead should make any fan of the comic book series giddy. That’s not to say that it’s a shot-for-page remake of the first part of the series, but there’s no doubt it’s respectably faithful. In fact, I’d say the changes made in the first episode are for the better. However, some of that remains to be seen as the series progresses.
[You can read the rest of this preview over on CliqueClack TV.]