Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead will soon be able to enjoy its complete first season on Blu-ray and DVD. Via a press release we received earlier today, Season One of the series will be released on both platforms on March 8th. Per the release, the Blu-ray will retail for $49.99 with the DVD going for $39.98. In addition to all six episodes, each release will also contain identical bonus features such as “The Making of” and “Zombie Make-Up Tips.” To Read More Click Here.
It was a great year for TV, which made it very difficult to choose the top 25 episodes of 2010. Recalling and, in some cases, rewatching the stand-out moments was a holiday treat. We got our first glimpse of a bespectacled Clark Kent and saw Snooki pummel Angelina. We wept as Jack Shephard took his final breath and cheered as Leslie took down a mischievous rodent wreaking havoc in Pawnee. Here's the fifth and final batch of TVGuide.com's weeklong countdown of the year's best episodes. 5. "The Possum," Parks and Recreation Tom was wearing golf gear, Ron refused to follow a government edict and April was falling in love with Andy. In many ways, it was just another outstanding episode of Parks and Recreation. But then you add in Leslie's mano-a-mano with Fairway Frank, Pawnee's most notorious possum — or... was it? "Mr. Campo-Piano, those are pictures of three different possums!" — and all hell breaks loose! How many more days until Season 3 again? 4. "Days Gone By," The Walking Dead Every pilot has a lot to prove, but The Walking Dead had the added burden of demonstrating that zombies are interesting for more than two hours at the cineplex. Frank Darabont's wonderfully written and directed pilot did just that by focusing on the hearts of the living characters rather than the brainlust of the undead ones. The episode's emotional climax finds Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes returning to a park to euthanize a legless zombie. "I'm sorry this happened to you," he says, fighting back tears while pulling the trigger. We're only sorry this show had such a short first season. To Read More Click Here.
It's only been a couple of weeks and my hunger for brains zombies is getting unbearable! We have to wait how long for 'The Walking Dead' to come back? Sigh. Thankfully, to help get us through this torturous and possible year-long hiatus, AMC has begun rolling out some new 'Walking Dead' content. In the video below, the cast, crew and creators discuss where they see the show going and what their characters may be getting into during the second season. http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/12/29/the-walking-dead-cast-and-crew-look-ahead-to-season-2-video/
Whetting our appetites for human flesh—er, that is, the hit show's second season—the cast and crew of The Walking Dead speculate about what's next for the world they've created in a three-minute promo video. Although we don't get any new clips, we do get to see the walking alive talk about what they want to see in their very bleak futures. Says Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane Walsh, "We can go at any time. I think it adds to the desperation of the show." http://blastr.com/2010/12/promo-video-for-the-walki.php
After watching the CDC in Atlanta go up in television's most glorious fireball, I was set with the creeping and horrible realization that it would be such a long time before we returned to Rick Grimes and ragtag group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse. October 2011 was (and still is) a long, long way away. Then along came Bryan Cranston to make all my dreams come true. Well, my zombie/meth-related dreams, at least. The three-time Emmy Award winner for best actor in a drama series talked to New York Magazine about AMC's scheduling mix-ups for the following year, declaring that the move wasn't orchestrated to score Mad Men more Emmy's (premiering in July will render Breaking Bad ineligible for next year's Emmys). "It was a decision from AMC that they wanted to position us in July... They want to attract as many eyeballs as possible, away from the heavy competition of the September, November [or] January start," he said, before going on to throw a bone to fans of AMC's top drama, The Walking Dead . "I believe they're going to put Walking Dead in July as well." To Read More Click Here.
Our top TV moments of the week: 12. Heaviest Joke: What is it about Levi Johnston that makes all the ladies crazy? Kathy Griffin, who famously had a faux relationship with the Thrilla from Wasilla, pokes fun at Bristol Palin, who had a child with Johnston, while hosting VH1 Divas Salute the Troops. The acerbic comic quips that Palin is the only person in the history of Dancing with the Stars to gain weight on the show. "She gained, like, 30 pounds a week. I swear to God; it was fantastic — she's like the white Precious," Griffin snarks, drawing boos from the crowd of soldiers. All appears to be forgiven, though, when the 50-year-old comedienne shows off her rock-hard bod in a camo-bikini later in the program. 11. Words to Live By Award: In a rare moment of earnestness, self-deprecator extraordinaire David Hasselhoff gets serious on The Hasselhoffs when a student at his daughter's school brings up the "hamburger incident." Rather than brush it off or crack a joke, the actor admits that it wasn't his best moment and shares these pearls of wisdom for tomorrow's youth: "Sometimes life gives you a wake-up call. It's how fast you get up, not how hard you fall." 10. Most Misplaced Aggression: This season of Gossip Girl has been a (sometimes misguided) cat-and-mouse game between Juliet and Serena. So it's a surprise to learn that Juliet's actual target is Lily, who won't be winning any Mom of the Year awards for putting an innocent man behind bars. To Read More Click Here.
As The Walking Dead's short but highly celebrated first season comes to a close, series star Andrew Lincoln still can't quite wrap his head around the massive success of the AMC zombie drama. "I don't think any of us expected this. In our best-possible-case scenarios, this isn't even close," the British actor tells us with a laugh. "It feels really unprecedented because the response has been so positive and affectionate. It's amazing. When you make something, you just hope that people will get why you wanted to do it or what you got from the script. But I don't think I've ever felt such an extraordinary reaction [where viewers] got what we intended to make. It feels great." To Read More Click Here.
WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the Season 1 finale of The Walking Dead as well as information about the comic book series upon which the show is based. Read at your own risk. As if staying alive during weeks of zombie attacks wasn't enough, The Walking Dead's harried band of survivors found themselves having to escape from what they thought was a safe haven in the Season 1 finale. After being cautiously welcomed into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta by Dr. Edwin Jenner (guest star Noah Emmerich), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the survivors thought they'd turned a corner on their horror. But soon after they locked themselves in, they learned that the CDC, which had been testing brain samples in hopes of developing a cure for the zombie outbreak, was out of power and therefore automatically rigged to self-destruct. To Read More Click Here.
With such a successful short-but-sweet first season that has already garnered increased ratings and a successful series order, what could be wrong with the writing staff of AMC’s new hit series The Walking Dead? Well, nothing may be wrong per se, but there is something going on behind the scenes as Deadline reports series writer/executive producer/director Frank Darabont has gotten rid of all the writers from this first season. The industry blog points out that while writing staffs do have line-up changes from season-to-season, a complete overhaul isn’t customary. Apparently Darabont is looking to work through the second season without a writing staff and merely assign scripts to freelance writers. More after the jump. To Read More Click Here.
On the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead , actress Laurie Holden plays Andrea, a successful civil rights attorney who was on a road trip with her younger sister Amy (Emma Bell) when the zombie apocalypse occurred. They were stranded in Atlanta when they were rescued by Dale (Norman Reedus) and they’ve been living with him and a small group of survivors ever since, as they fight not to become infected. With just the finale left in the highly rated first season, and already picked up for a 13-episode second season (which viewers might have to wait until October 2011 to see), the series promises to go out with a bang. In a recent exclusive interview with Collider, Laurie Holden talked about this being her third collaboration with executive producer/director/writer Frank Darabont, how much fun she’s had with the physical side of Andrea, how emotionally draining the work is and how surreal the huge success of the series has been for everyone involved. Check out what she had to say after the jump. To Read More Click Here.