Tag Archives: The Walking Dead

Cinematic Television

I have already written extensively on a couple of miniseries this year that have blurred the line between cinema and television (Red Riding Trilogy, Carlos). Many directors are turning to this format as a way to expand the possibilities of cinema, and as a result, we are experiencing what may in the future be referred to as the definitive golden age of TV. HBO has raised the bar on series like The Wire and The Sopranos, and AMC is right on their heels with Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Some of these shows are just damn good television, but in a few instances there is little to distinguish between the big and small screens. Here are a few of those instances. Continue reading

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Zombies, Zombies, Zombies! The Walking Dead, WWZ, The New Dead

Some readers might have noticed the conspicuous absence of The Walking Dead from my post on tv worth watching.  Though it has earned over 5 million viewers in its premiere episode, I was worried that the show didn’t have the heart of the comic books.  However, after seeing the third episode I am glad to welcome this new series, which looks to be heading toward less zombie killing gratuity, and more dissections of what it means to exist within this apocalyptic setting. Continue reading

The Walking Dead Trailer Released

After many low quality youtube recordings from Comic Con, AMC has released a trailer for its latest tv series, The Walking Dead:

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