If you follow me, and I thank you for doing so, you know that I am a big fan of anything related to zombie lore. From my About page to one of my recent posts regarding Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy and my complete and utter respect for all things Brian Keene, I really enjoy a good zombie story. Well, in true Halloween spirit, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new television series that has my name written all over it. This Sunday night, Halloween, at 10:00 PM EDT, I will be in front of my television to watch the AMC premiere of a brand new television show based on the popular Image comic book, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. You can read a little more about it and watch a brief exerpt hosted on NYTimes.com
What interests me about this show is not so much the zombies, violence and gore; although those are, for some, reason enough to watch. I am interested in the character development and plot lines of the show. I want to see how each character handles the breakdown of society and how they try to rebuild it. Much the way Frater’s trilogy intrigued me, I seek to witness how society can either go one way or the other in this philosophical experiment seeking to answer the “what if…” scenario of a zombie plague facing the planet.
If this series is anything like what I have watched on AMC’s Web site about the series, it will prove to be a magnificent personal experience to see a project of this magnitude come to life in diving into each of the character’s lives.
In other news, I will be more than likely attending the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear this weekend. Since I live in the area and not Belgium (see the video below) and it is not frigidly cold like it would be on inauguration day, I figure I should probably stop by and inject some reason/fear into my life. I will likely take a couple pictures. It looks to be a great non-political political event.
Until then, to keep you and I entertained, we can all go to Sane or Not or Spooky or Dooky. On these two Web sites you can choose appropriate rally signs and/or costumes that should be present at the rally. I hope that some of these make it to the rally. They are pretty funny.
So, in other words, I have a big weekend ahead of me. What are you up to this weekend?