Today I’m chatting about The Walking Dead TV Marathon/S3 Preview that just aired recently, I point you to a classic series of web episodes for the series and tell you where to find our favorite walkers at Comic-Con.
When you sit on your couch and look forward to a show, sometimes you forget all the nuances of a show that create the entire package. It’s the obvious and not so obvious that helps build your emotional attachment to a series.
Last weekend, AMC aired an incredibly early “preview” for season 3 of The Walking Dead by airing a marathon of the first 2 seasons of the show.
And watching all the episodes of The Walking Dead, one, right after the other, was just as good the second time through.
There were some stories in there I had forgotten about. But only because I was either taken up with some of the primary story telling or the 2nd and 3rd pieces to the story.
But there are actually many.
And even though you know there are scenes or moments coming up that were originally shockers, now, your anticipation of these moments become more empowering as you watch for other tell-tale story lines that will be impacted.
It’s obvious that a show that can withstand an encore marathon airing and still be entertaining, and still pull in this viewer, has some good writing and vision behind it.
Moments that caught my eye last season, like I’m sure it did yours were (In no particular order):
- Rick and Shane’s slow but inevitable falling out.
- Lori’s pregnancy. And her bone-headed mode of not telling anyone anything.
- I hate Andrea because she never thinks of the group, but does things the way she sees fit. And the group continues to trust her to do the right thing.
- Glenn and Maggie’s relationship is too awesome. And it was very touching when Hershel gave Glenn the pocket watch, and his blessing.
- Daryl. Period. Too cool, though he has serious relationship issues.
- Dale’s death.
- Shane’s conversion.
- Discovering that everyone is already infected.
- The entire Sophia plot, and especially finding her in the barn.
- Don’t know what we’re in for, (I haven’t read the comic), but Michonne with walkers on leashes, looks cool.
- Where’s Merle? (Actually, we’ll be finding out more as he shows up in season 3!)
- And I’m sure, if I sit long enough, this list will just go on and on.
I LOVED the black and white rendition of the pilot episode. And seeing that reminded me of just how powerful this series started out.
BTW: Regarding the series pilot… remember the “walker” that was crawling through the park that Rick went to take out of her misery? She has a story…
This is the first of six webisodes addressing her story… Her name is, or was Hannah. And for CSI: Miami fans, keep your eye out for a familiar face too!:
You have to admit that it’s no one facet of this show, but the combined teamwork that brings it to the air. I wouldn’t hate Andrea if Laurie Holden didn’t play her so well. Or that her actions weren’t so well written.
I would not have been so annoyed with Dale if it werent’ for Jeffrey DeMunn.
And can you think of anyone else more perfect for the role of Daryl Dixon than Norman Reedus? Nope. Neither can I.
Did You Notice Where The Walking Dead Won’t Be?
LOL… if you did watch the weekend marathon, then you might have also noticed the aggressive campaign to let viewers know that the network will not be on DISH Network.
Season 3 premieres in October.
Judging by how early this season 3 “preview” was, I’d have to guess that either A: They’re trying to drive their point home about DISH or B: Rev up some Comic-Con attention.
Either way, The Walking Dead rocks.
The Walking Dead at Comic-Con
The Walking Dead is going to be all over the Comic-Con convention… from various booths and panels…. the map of the floor and schedule of panels of The Walking Dead are at AMC TV!