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The Walking Dead: Season 1 (2010)

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Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 2

Blood-spattered, emotionally resonant, and white-knuckle intense, The Walking Dead puts an intelligent spin on the overcrowded zombie subgenre.

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Average Rating: 7.2/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 0

Blood-spattered, emotionally resonant, and white-knuckle intense, The Walking Dead puts an intelligent spin on the overcrowded zombie subgenre.

audience

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Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 716

My Rating

Season Info

Adapted from a comic-book series, this horror drama follows the survivors of an apocalyptic holocaust who are searching for a safe haven while being tracked and menaced by zombies. In the first season, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) emerges from a coma to find few people but far too many flesh-eating "walkers" who have died and come back to life. A fellow survivor tells him there's a refugee center in Atlanta, so he heads there with hopes of finding his missing wife and son,

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Network: AMC

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 31, 2010

Days Gone By

The survivors of a world overrun with zombies are followed in this horror series. In the first episode, a sheriff's deputy emerges from a coma to find few people but far too many flesh-eating "walkers" who have died and come back to life. The lawman encounters another member of the human race, who tells him there's a refugee center in Atlanta, so he heads there with hopes of finding his missing wife and son.

2
Air date: Nov 7, 2010

Guts

Rick receives some surprise help escaping from a tank surrounded by walkers, and hooks up with a resourceful survivor who leads him to other humans holed up in a downtown department store. The group is none-too-pleased with Rick, whose gunshots have attracted a rapacious rabble of zombies, and he is forced to come up with a gutsy plan to get them out of the city.

3
Air date: Nov 14, 2010

Tell It to the Frogs

Against his better judgment, Rick heads back to Atlanta to recover his cache of guns and ammo and hopefully retrieve the redneck bully originally left behind. Meanwhile, Lori and Shane are shocked by the return of someone they feared was dead.

4
Air date: Nov 21, 2010

Vatos

Rick's mission to return to Atlanta may need to be aborted when he runs into some unforeseen problems. Meanwhile back at camp, Jim appears to be going off the deep end.

5
Air date: Nov 28, 2010

Wildfire

After a zombie attack, Rick and the group set off for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and Jim must face a life-or-death decision.

6
Air date: Dec 5, 2010

TS-19

In the Season 1 finale, a strange doctor allows Rick and the group access to the CDC, but things are not truly as they seem there.

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (2)

This first season is full of Darabontian glimpses shining briefly through an otherwise unforgivably dull patchwork quilt of ideas.

March 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Since the first episode focuses mostly on Rick, you will get chills following him on his adventure through this new world, especially if you don't know what's coming up.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

We actually root for many of the people we find living among The Walking Dead, which packs a raw, emotional punch while delivering the creepy and queasy thrills all genre fans truly crave.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

On the whole, I'd say The Walking Dead worth a look, no matter what your genre preferences, but horror aficionados are more likely to enjoy this intense, blood-spattered tale, which... is about as aesthetically well-crafted as a TV show can be.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Huffington Post
Huffington Post

The Walking Dead is a good, old-fashioned horror-genre flick/series, without pretension or - for that matter - much of a message, either.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

As writer/director, Mr. Darabont brings his humanistic touch to this zombie story that elevates it from a typical us vs. them tale.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An ongoing nightmare requires ongoing viewers, and therefore a show that stays strong as it goes along, if not one that gets better and better over time, and I'm not sold that The Walking Dead is that kind of show.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: HitFix

The 90-minute pilot paints a thoroughly convincing postapocalyptic world, both visually and emotionally. Yes, it delivers astonishing scenes of devastation, but its more affecting - and more horrifying - concerns are human.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine

Season three feels like a new start for The Walking Dead, bringing it a little closer to fulfilling the expectations raised by original showrunner Frank Darabont's involvement, the award-winning source material, and AMC's pedigree.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The show quickly moves past its familiar premise.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Old-fashioned lurchers, lots and lots of 'em, are the ticket on AMC's much-ballyhooed The Walking Dead, based on the long-running comic book of the same name.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer

What makes The Walking Dead so much more than a horror show is that it plays with theatrical grandeur, on a canvas that feels real, looks cinematic and has an orchestral score to match.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal

Fans of the comic book and first-rate psycho-horror may form a large enough audience to make this a hit. Those not in those groups may want to start by taking a deep breath.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

In the first half of director-screenwriter Frank Darabont's impeccable pilot episode for AMC's new adaptation, you feel the weight of time passing in ways that Kirkman always struggles with.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The show takes full advantage of serial TV's ability to intimately explore interpersonal character dramas.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

The zombies are truly scary and disgusting. The survivors are terrific characters, and the gore is enough for any lunatic to love.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post

The Walking Dead... still believes in the importance of monsters, perfectly balancing the struggle of basic human decency with those palsied four-in-the-morning moments when we are convinced that everyone around us is trying to eat us llive.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

Here, The Walking Dead at least does a lovely job of imagining a ruined but tranquil land, which for me is the real draw to zombie films.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

For people who love monster movies or zombie comic books, Dead may be just their cup of blood.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

Can The Walking Dead beat the odds? Based on last night's pilot and next week's episode, I'd answer with a qualified yes.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com

The Walking Dead draws the audience in almost instantly with its cinematic 90-minute pilot, then incorporates tasty soap-like elements meant to animate the ensuing episodes.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

Like the zombies that populate it, "The Walking Dead" doesn't move especially fast. But even though things are at a slow burn throughout much of the show's first two episodes, there's a lot to soak up along the way.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

The Walking Dead is not for everyone, obviously, but it is well made: a hard-core zombie story that even vampire lovers can watch.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

"Seed" is an uneasy and, as is typical, truly harrowing opening for the season.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

The Walking Dead is a success as a comic-book series written by Robert Kirkman, and deserves to be an even bigger success in this clever, gross, humane AMC version.

October 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 1

The introduction to this series is nearly flawless and very creepy. every episode is filled with Nods to classic zombie movies and is very cinematic. They even re-released it in black and white which makes it much more atmospheric and cold. There are only a couple hickups in the series like when they introduce a TV only hispanic gang bent on keeping a convalescent home safe from flesh eating zombies, even if it means stealing from you.
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