This week our series tip is "The Walking Dead"! It's a very well known series. I think most of you will either have heard of it, or are watching it as well. Last week we already wrote an "In the spotlight" about Norman Reedus. Season 7 of "The Walking Dead" will start on 23 October 2016. That's Monday already! Because of that, we decided to write about "The Walking Dead". It's a horror/ drama/ sci-fi series. The Tv Series is based on the comic books made by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. There has been a worldwide zombie apocalypse (even though in the series they're called 'walkers' not 'zombies'). These walkers eat living humans and animals. Whenever a walker bites or scratches a human, they are infected. And they will become a walker as well. The series revolves around the group of Rick Grimes: A sheriff's deputy who wakes up from a coma and discovers the apocalypse. He starts searching for his wife and child. The whole series is mainly about Rick and the people he meets on the way. They form a group and try to survive. Rick is played by Andrew Lincoln (the left one on the picture) and on the right side of the picture you see Norman Reedus who plays Daryl, someone who is a part of Rick's group.
How about the actors?
"The Walking Dead" has a lot of actors to mention! It's a horror/ drama series and a lot of people die. So there are many actors! I'll just discuss a few. Otherwise this will become the longest post ever!
I was lucky enough to already meet some of the actors, because I've attended Walker Stalker Con London ( A convention where mostly guests from "The Walking Dead" are invited). And some I met at other conventions.
The main role is for Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes. Rick has a son named Carl (Chandler Riggs) and a daughter named Judith. His wife is Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies). The series follows him, while trying to survive in this new world. He always travels with a group. The composition changes: People die and they also meet new people who join them. On the other hand there are also the 'enemies', like The Governor (David Morrissey) and now Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
Since we've already wrote about quite some actors from the show, you can you read these articles to get a more in depth impression of these actors behind the Walking Dead:
Chandler Riggs (Carl)
Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori)
Michael Cudlitz (Abraham)
Sonequa Martin-Green (Sacha)
Melissa McBride (Carol)
Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel)
And we wrote an in the spotlight about Norman Reedus (Daryl).
Who will like this?
Watch this series if you like zombies! Even though they're not called zombies but walkers, if you love zombies this is a great watch.
Also, if you enjoy watching horror and don't mind some gore and people being killed/ bitten/ bleeding: This might be a series for you!
If you only enjoy romantic comedies, I'm not sure you'll like this. Even though it's a horror series with many deaths, many people are a big fan of "The walking dead". I think that's the case because it's surprising (unexpected things happen all the time) and it has some great characters! You'll feel attached to the characters. And there's always suspense.
You never know if you're favorite character will survive the next episode.
How many seasons?
Season 7 will start 23 October 2016.
First things first: I'm a HUGE fan of "The Walking Dead". I love watching this series so much! I like a lot of the characters: As well in the group of Rick as the 'villains'. They did excellent casting. I love the suspense in every episode. You just never know what is going too happen. Every time I'm excited to see what's going on, if everyone will survive. I discovered the series quite 'late'. About 4,5 years ago. I watched the first season quickly: i loved it from the very first episode. My favorite characters are Carol and Abraham. I know there's also a lot of criticism on the last seasons. I only had some problems with the last season. All other were great for me. But the last one, I found really disappointing. Ok, if you haven't seen the last season: STOP reading. Spoilers ahead!!!! Okay, only proceed now if you've seen season 6. What I disliked, was the way suspense was built up during multiple episodes. I hated the huge Glenn cliffhanger. I knew from the start he would be fine. And I didn't like the last episode of this season. It was way to predictable. I knew nothing big would happen until the end. And then again this cliffhanger.. They should have let us know! I just missed the big surprises in this season and I'm feeling like some character are 'safe' (won't be killed of), which makes it less unpredictable.
That was just my feeling when I watched season 6. I still LOVE this series and I'm so excited to watch monday. Who do you think will be Negan's victim?
Who's your favorite? What's your favorite series? Have been addicted to a series? What series (or genres) would you like to see in our "Series Tip of the Week"?
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miera (Friday, 21 October 2016 01:53)
The walking dead... I have head a lot about it and I think I must start watching it... I did not think much about it but after watching the Train to Busan... I might just as well..
Milton Coyne (Friday, 21 October 2016 18:54)
I am so excited for the upcoming season yet so nervous as well.. we only have 2 days away from the season premiere and it feels like it was the longest wait ever.. I can't wait to figure out who among Rick's team got killed by Lucille
Louisa (Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:56)
I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead! I've been watching it since it started and never missed an episode. My favorite character is Rick hands down. I also think Carol is a bad ass! I would love to meet them someday. That would be awesome!
Dominic (Sunday, 23 October 2016 16:15)
Oh I'm definitely a fan of The Walking Dead. So who's your guess on who was killed by Negan? haha. Ever since I watched the first episode, I already got hooked. The shocking part of the series for me was the death of the Anderson Family. That was just plain dumb.
Ree love30 (Monday, 24 October 2016 15:47)
You know I'm crazy crazy for this series!! Really anything zombie/horror like I'm all for! Usually in the way of films as it takes a lot for me to get into a series but the walking dead totally got me hooked and I can't believe it's the new series tonight!!! Gàaaaaàà area I'm so excited! Totally jealous you got to meet some of the cast. It's so hard to pick my favourite character but totally love Daryl. AND yes I agree with you, it perhaps got a bit predictable with last season and the characters that were killed off. Im sure they'll be more surprises this season! Ree love30
Zwitsy (Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:10)
My friends on facebook are really a huge fan of TWD. I am the only one who isn't a fan of it. lol But really, I am quite curious about this series as well. It's jus that I may be too late to start. On the other hand, I also have a hectic schedule so I can't spare time to watch the first seasons up to the recent one. Nonetheless, I feel so sorry for the character who got killed last monday (facebook newsfeed lol) . :(
Kris (Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:04)
Omg! I'm now jealous that you met most of the main characters! I just missed the season opener but I'll watch watch it over the weekend. I'm trying to avoid my feed on fb right now for me not to encounter spoilers. Haha! I guess someone died reading from the comments, I hope it's not Daryl! You are totally lucky to meet the cast. :)
Jimmy & Tina Durham (Thursday, 27 October 2016 19:08)
I'm right along with you as being a fan of the walking dead! What a very cool experience! Didn't know it was written based on a comic book, the things you learn :)