Been a long time since a pilot got me as pumped as The Walking Dead on AMC did tonight. By far the best pilot I’ve seen since “Lost”.
Opening sequence told you this show wasn’t going to sugarcoat anything. Officer has to shoot a little girl zombie in the head before the opening credits even roll! Think the family took him off the holiday cards list!
While the first 20 minutes or so set it up like a bit of a 28 Days Later situation, it was pretty clear that AMC had picked another good one for us. We all know that you can’t just have a show about zombies constantly without it being highly character driven.
According to those who have read the comics (I refuse to call them graphic novels) this first episode may have only gone through about the first comic. Meaning that this show has a LOT more in store for it. This opening was amazing, and I was already feeling some emotion during the scene where the guy had his WIFE in his scope and couldn’t shoot her zombie ass. Then again with a HALF A WOMAN zombie crawling pathetically on the ground and getting a shot to the head to put her out of her misery.
If you can’t tell I LOVED IT! So much so I create new category for The Walking Dead. 10/10 pilot.