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May 25, 2013

Show N' Read Saturday #19–THE WALKING DEAD


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A weekly meme hosted by Diantha Jones where we share and rate TV shows and movies we've seen, and the books that we have read or have now been inspired to read.


This week I watched:

The Walking Dead on AMC (2010–)



Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse. Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, AMC’s The Walking Dead is an epic, edge-of-your-seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. They themselves have become the walking dead. (TheWalkingDead.com)

I absolutely refused to watch this show at first. Zombies are just not my thing. Yeah, I saw Dawn of the Dead and loved it, and will definitely be seeing World War Z when it comes out soon, but that's it. I saw a couple of movies but couldn't see myself watching an entire series. Well, foolish me, this show is great! From the very first episode (I watched the first few from the first season), I was into it. Mind you, I'm not hooked and TWD is far from my new favorite show, but it's one I will definitely be keeping up with. It's dramatic and exciting, and can you believe it, crazy emotional! I'm not too attached to the characters quite yet, but I'm sure that's not too far off. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the series :)

My rating: 3.5/5 STARS


Book I've Read:

Hollowland (The Hollows #1) by Amanda Hocking (2010)

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

I was taken by complete surprise by this book. It was actually pretty good. I liked Amanda Hocking's Trylle trilogy, so I had to give this one a try. It was action-packed, dramatic, and downright nail-biting exciting at times. It wasn't the best writing I've ever come across. But I don't really care. The book was only 99 cents and kept me thoroughly entertained.

My rating: 4/5 STARS

Book I want to read:

The Walking Dead (Compendium #1) by Image Comics (2009)

Well, duh! Of course I want to read the graphic novels now! A good friend of mine who is also a graphic novelist is the one that introduced me to the GNs even before I knew the show existed. Knowing me, I'll like the GNs better *lol*. Actually pretty anxious to get my hands on the first compendium which combines volumes 1 to 8, right? I clearly have no idea what a compendium is, ladies and gents, but I can't wait to get one!



*BONUS*

AMC has this cool feature on their website where you can turn yourself into a zombie. Yeah, I pretty much did that. Check me out!


YUP, I CAN TOTALLY SEE ME LOOKING LIKE THIS IF I WERE A ZOMBIE. HAIR DONE AND EVERYTHING *LOL*


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