Saturday, October 30, 2010

Will The Walking Dead do for zombies what True Blood did for vampires?

Andrew Lincoln of This Life plays an all-American everyman in a grisly post-apocalyptic drama from the writer of The Shawshank Redemption

There is a moment at the start of the most gore-laden, bloody and grisly TV episode ever made when you will think to yourself: "What's Egg from This Life doing in an American cop's uniform?"

But this thought won't occupy you for long: you'll have more to think about than just Andrew Lincoln's transformation from Brit actor to all-American blue collar hero. Like zombies: lots and lots of zombies. Zombies with flesh peeling from their faces to reveal bits of skull, zombie grannies, zombie psychos, zombie toddlers and – in one tasteful early scene – a legless, half-eaten, decaying zombie woman who's dragging herself slowly around town like a human slug. It is very probably the most unpleasant thing on mainstream TV since Kim Woodburn forced down a kangaroo testicle on I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!

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