What to watch this weekend: ‘The Walking Dead,’ Stephen King’s ‘1922’

What to watch this weekend: ‘The Walking Dead,’ Stephen King’s ‘1922’

an you believe how far Rick Grimes has come? Seven years ago on Halloween, AMC debuted The Walking Dead based on a comic book about the world after a zombie apocalypse . The first few episodes were terrifying for Rick (Andrew Lincoln), who had just woken from a coma to find an empty hospital, except for chained cafeteria doors marked “Don’t Open Dead Inside.” Now the horror series hits 100 episodes with the premiere of its eighth season, and it’s moved from undead scares to focusing on the fight for survival in a new world without established government or civilized Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ needs to kill Negan to survive

‘The Walking Dead’ needs to kill Negan to survive

It seems all but inevitable that The Walking Dead will kill Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), its baseball-bat-wielding, scenery-chewing villain, sometime this season. But I said the same thing at the beginning of last season. And againhalfway through it. And yet, Negan is still alive, kicking and siphoning off what little energy the aging series has left. The AMC zombie series, returning for its eighth season Sunday (9 ET/PT), has a Negan problem. The villain has been atthe center of nearly every storyline for nearly two years, and he’s a repulsive, tiresome and — worst of all — boring antagonist. His Read more »

AMC CALLS OUT HULU IN THE WALKING DEAD AD

AMC CALLS OUT HULU IN THE WALKING DEAD AD

The message came with a link to a site containing a form that Hulu customers can fill out to “ensure you don’t miss the new season of the biggest show on TV” and to “let Hulu know you want The Walking Dead!” AMC is available on many streaming services such as Sling, Google TV, and PS Vue, besides Hulu, which is currently missing content from AMC Networks’ channels, like AMC and Sundance TV. The network has not been afraid to call out carriers before for not offering the network or its content — back in 2012 at The Walking Dead’s Read more »

The surprisingly fascinating politics of The Walking Dead

The surprisingly fascinating politics of The Walking Dead

Though AMC’s The Walking Dead debuted in 2010, the zombie drama is still widely viewed as an entertaining spectacle that, on occasion, poses very broad questions about morality and survival in a world without laws. Mad Men’s Don Draper went spelunking for the meaning of human happiness in Old Fashioned after Old Fashioned, and Breaking Bad’s Walter White interrogated the nature of power through many a searing monologue and well-placed explosive. The Walking Dead, on its surface, favors a more dorm-room kind of existentialism: Like, I mean, if you had to, like, kill a bunch of people, for you and Read more »

AMC’s hit zombie show ‘The Walking Dead’ reveals the secret of life

AMC’s hit zombie show ‘The Walking Dead’ reveals the secret of life

Nov. 1, 2010. I’m walking up Eighth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, on my way to the office. It’s a typically busy morning, and I’m passing through throngs of other New Yawkers like I do every day. Walking through the crowd on this particular morning, though, I was suddenly seized by the weirdest sensation: the distinct feeling that these people, all of them, around me were dead, zombies, and that I was the only survivor of the apocalypse. I moved silently among these shades, lest I, the last survivor of catastrophe, disturb the dead. It probably had something to do with Read more »

The Walking Dead season 8: How to watch this weekend and recap of the story so far

The Walking Dead season 8: How to watch this weekend and recap of the story so far

he Walking Dead hits our screens once more this weekend with the start of season 8, and fans of Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon et al are preparing to dive back into the zombie-infested world. First things first, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about how to watch the show this weekend. What time does The Walking Dead start this weekend and how to watch it When can I watch The Walking Dead? The first episode of the show’s eighth season begins on AMC on Sunday October 22 for US viewers – and, as per usual, us UK Read more »

Walking Dead Season 8 Will Fix Season 7’s Biggest Problem: Rick Grimes

Walking Dead Season 8 Will Fix Season 7’s Biggest Problem: Rick Grimes

As the zombie drama prepares to make its return this Sunday, a quick primer of what to expect. ust a few more days, Walking Dead fans. On Sunday, the zombie drama will premiere its eighth season by launching Rick Grimes and his group into a massive war with Negan and the Saviors. It’s been a long journey to get here—this premiere marks the series’ 100th episode—but, from the looks of it, there’s still plenty of story ahead of us. Perhaps the most fascinating beat to come, however, is a quieter one: a shift in power from Rick to Maggie, as Read more »

What you need to remember before watching ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8

What you need to remember before watching ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8

It’s time for “All Out War.” AMC’s The Walking Dead returns Sunday for its eighth season and 100th episode (9 ET/PT), and things are looking up for our survivors, at least after the setbacks and tragedy that dominated Season 7. Last season, we lost beloved characters (RIP Glenn, Abraham and Sasha, among others); saw the power dynamics between the various communities fluctuate; and met a tiger. But here are the most important things to remember from Season 7 before Sunday’s premiere Alexandria, the Hilltop and the Kingdom are finally united It took them a while, but our survivors were finally Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Review: AMC Blockbuster Gets Its Groove Back For 100th Episode

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Review: AMC Blockbuster Gets Its Groove Back For 100th Episode

To paraphrase Independence Day‘s President Thomas Whitmore and Dylan Thomas, the October 22-debuting eighth season and 100th episode of The Walking Dead makes it very clear that AMC’s zombie apocalypse blockbuster has no intention of going quietly into the collapse-of-civilization night. Coming off the near-record-high ratings and much-hyped double-death brutality of the October 23, 2016 Season 7 opener, it was almost inevitable that TWD‘s previous season would come across as anti-climatic and take a ratings hit for what executive producer Gale Anne Hurd now sees as a transitional year. Back this weekend for a pivotal Season 8, the series based Read more »

AMC is launching its own VR app with a 360-degree scene from The Walking Dead

AMC is launching its own VR app with a 360-degree scene from The Walking Dead

Television networks and movie studios have been regularly leaning on virtual reality as a marketing tool, and today AMC announced that it has launched its own app dedicated to VR tie-in material. Simply named AMC VR, the app is available now for iOS devices, Android, the Gear VR, and Google Daydream featuring a collection of material tied to shows like The Walking Dead and Into the Badlands. AMC will also be capitalizing on this weekend’s season premiere of The Walking Dead with an extended version of a scene from the episode that will be presented as 360-degree video. The scene Read more »