When AMC announced that it was creating a spinoff of its milestone horror-fantasy classic “The Walking Dead,” I was skeptical. But quickly after its Sunday night premiere broke the record for the largest series premiere in cable history with 10.13 million viewers, “Fear the Walking Dead” was declared a success.
Movies theaters nationwide are trying to revitalize their ticket sales as box office revenues continue to decline.
With the midseason premiere coming up this Sunday, it’s important to go back to the first half of the season and lock down the events in our memories because it’s going to be an intense ride for the rest of the season. Or if you’re behind and just couldn’t find the time to finish off those last episodes before the show’s winter break, you can easily catch up with these key plot points (spoilers ahead, obviously).
On Sunday night, the most-watched cable television show in America premiered its fifth season to its usual fanfare. Despite being maligned viciously by critics over the past few seasons, we Americans still cannot have our fill of flesh-craving walkers eating slightly disheveled survivors.
The times, they are a-changin’ on “Mad Men”—but we already knew that. For the past few seasons, we’ve seen Don, Roger and the rest of the old guard struggle to adjust to a society that has less and less need for their brand of hard-drinking, womanizing machismo.
Last April, AMC premiered its newest show, “The Killing,” which turned out to be a critical darling. On paper, the show sounded wonderful. It seemed like the second coming of past hit “Twin Peaks.” Both shows were set in the dreary Pacific Northwest, and they both focused on the murder of a popular high school girl who actually had quite a few secrets.
Money is the root of all evil. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that this is one of the central themes of “Mad Men,” contract disputes between show creator Matthew Weiner and network AMC have kept “Mad Men” off the air since October of 2010. That’s 17 months.
This Sunday, AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead” will return from its midseason break of season two. The show follows the exploits of a group of survivors in the post-apocalyptic wasteland ruled by the undead.
In the first scene of AMC’s new zombie series, “The Walking Dead,” Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is driving around an undefined town when his gas runs out. He gets out of the car but can’t find any signs of life.