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Inside The Walking Dead episode six, “TS-19”

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AMC has been kind enough to release a behind-scenes look at the final episode of the series’ first season (warning — the vid contains SPOILERS).

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Explosions, suicide by explosion, and maddening pre-explosion whispers in the excellent season finale for AMC’s The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

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Scientists have proven that massive explosions are by far the greatest way to end anything, especially pie-eating contests, but also the premiere seasons of zombie TV shows.

Last night’s season finale of The Walking Dead not only took this lesson to heart — ending with a thoroughly satisfying and god-damn big fireball — but also included enough character drama and plot revelations to keep you enthralled throughout.

It was the episode with the fewest zombie kills and the fewest zombies. Not surprisingly, it was the best episode to date.

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Better to apologize to an animated corpse than to a regular corpse, and other lessons from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Wildfire”

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Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead began slow, moved fitfully — with all the eschewing of common sense we’ve come to expect — and ended with a bang (bangs, actually, on a door).

We tally up the points below. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

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Graham Annable’s “The Walking Not-So-Smart” — A parody of The Walking Dead

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Though we’re big fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, we’ve had our share of quibbles with some of the shows logical absurdities. Much to our delight, Graham Annable, or grickle on Flickr, has started using his comic skillz to pick apart some of the shows more obvious plot holes and logical head-scratchers. But do not fear! He’s not skewering the show in its entirety.

From his Flickr site:

I hope that this flickr set doesn’t come off as super hateful of the TV series “The Walking Dead”. It’s just that, so far, I’ve been disappointed in a lot of the writing. I think the zombie scenes and efx have been solid but the character development and logic has been killing it for me. My nerdy inclination, of course, is to vent all my issues through a collection of slightly mean-spirited doodles. Enjoy or object. The Walking Dead">:)

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The Walking Dead continues to rake in viewers

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The third episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which we kinda-sorta panned, nevertheless received 5.1 million viewers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. We can only hope that even more viewers tuned in for Sunday night’s episode, “Vatos,” because that was actually pretty damn good.

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The Walking Dead — Season 1 Episode 2 — “Guts” — recap

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In last night’s The Walking Dead, we learned that zombies are color blind and that we shouldn’t judge a man by his zombie gut-soaked shirt.

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The Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 1 Recap

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The first episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead begins with sherriff’s deputy Rick Grimes blowing out the brains of a zombie girl.

The rest — the background of the scene, the abandoned cars the rotting corpses — is left begging for answers, which come slowly.

It’s a cynical hook-the-viewer-as-fast-as-possible intro that has little to do with the rest of the episode, and it’s hardly necessary given the buzz the series has received. But, who cares? Exploding zombie heads are fun. And the rest of the show was hardly disappointing. I can forgive it a cynical introduction.

Read our spoiler-laden episode recap below.

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The original Walking Dead comic — now on iPhone

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On the bus ride home from elementary school, I’d press my nose against the window waiting for my house to appear. “Thanks!” I’d yell, as I hopped off the bus with my backpack dragging all over the concrete. My first stop was the mailbox. There was only one thing I was looking for, my Disney Adventures magazine. Every issue had my favorite comics–Sonic the Hedgehog, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.

When I grew up, I started subscribing to the big boy comics like Spiderman, Daredevil and Thor. I also bought every collection of Calvin and Hobbes and Bone. Then I went  to college and left my comic book hobby behind. That changed last week.

While browsing the new Apple iPhone apps, I came across “The Walking Dead #1” comic. With the upcoming adaptation on AMC, I decided to download the free app and give the comic a shot.

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New The Walking Dead mini-documentary is long, awesome

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There is some orifice at AMC that squeezes out videos about its new series The Walking Dead on a nearly daily basis. This latest is a big one — 17 minutes — and must have taken a long time to, uh, move through.

What I love about the show’s (and comic book’s) concept is the idea of expanding beyond the narrative scope of a usual zombie flick — of really delving into the characters and what they experience over a long period of time in a post-zombie apocalypse world.

A lot of the themes in this mini-documentary have been covered in the other videos (we get the “zombies are the frosting on the cake” line again). What this video adds, however, is a huge amount of new footage from the show itself, especially close up shots of the zombies themselves. Even better are all the behind-the-scenes shots of the directors and producers chit-chatting with actors in full zombie garb.

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“Zombies are the frosting on the cake”

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With a quote like that, you know it must be a new The Walking Dead video.

Apparently the cake part of the zombie-frosted cake are the show’s characters. Which kind of sucks. Because, you know, I was hoping it was going to be like, more zombies.

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