Beer and brains: the Walking Dead finale

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This Sunday — that’s tomorrow — marks the finale of the very short first season of the Walking Dead on AMC. The show, based on Stephen Robert Kirkman’s long-running graphic novel series, has apparently been a success for AMC and producer Frank Darabont. So successful, in fact, that AMC renewed the Walking Dead for a second season.

But not everyone agrees that the Walking Dead’s first season has been flawless.

To wit:

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Scott Kosman, Canadian expat in Sweden added to his initial point:

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Most of the other online chatter about the Walking Dead has been positive. People seem to like the idea that the show isn’t 100% married to the narrative of the graphic novels. Others feel as though the deviations are too extreme. Regardless of where you land, it’s worth noting that Frank Darabont, as evidenced by Scott K’s initial tweet up there, has ditched much of the writing staff for the Walking Dead… But he didn’t “fire” them:

Hurd says that since writing on the first, six-episode season wrapped months ago (with no guarantee of a renewal at the time), the staff have simply moved on to other projects. Says Hurd, “[In] the writers’ room, there are people that have set up other projects that will be their first priority if their own series is picked up as a pilot or if it’s a series.”

If you love palliative care latinos, you hate the character Merle, or you just want to see who’s going to crack next, you should join the Edmonton crew of stalwart zombie hunters this Sunday at Original Joe’s Varsity for our third YegZombeers event. Since the second episode of the season, a bunch of us have been spending some of our Sunday evenings with food, beer, great company and the Walking Dead. And we want you to be there.

Sign-up at Eventbrite, or just show up at OJ’s on Sunday evening at 7:30. We can laugh, cry, and make undead puns together.

Hope to see you tomorrow at 7:30pm!

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2 Responses to “Beer and brains: the Walking Dead finale”

  1. Lisa McRitchie
    December 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    I think that the next season will be much better. This is still a vampire era, and I think they really weren’t sure how this would go over. I’m just glad we have something to watch that doesn’t include a laugh track.


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