The Walking Dead: Season 1 (2010)

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Season 1
The Walking Dead

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

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Critic Ratings: 29

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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 31, 2010
2
Air date: Nov 7, 2010
3
Air date: Nov 14, 2010
4
Air date: Nov 21, 2010
5
Air date: Nov 28, 2010
6
Air date: Dec 5, 2010

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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, eventually joining with others to fight off the walkers.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

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

Mar 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comics scored monster ratings. It's easy to see why

Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Oct 31, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The show takes full advantage of serial TV's ability to intimately explore interpersonal character dramas.

Oct 31, 2010 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 31, 2010 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 31, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Overall, The Walking Dead's first season is a collection of weak storylines... and action pieces, surrounded by poorly written expositions and reveals.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

[Frank] Darabont... has brought a sense of Hollywood scale and polish to the series, with locations, design and camerawork all distinguished by a quality and detail

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

A lot of what makes The Walking Dead so striking a series is how visual it is. It's beautiful and foreboding all at once, with lots of scares too potent to spoil.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 4, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 31, 2010 | Full Review…

It's a rotten show. Like zombie flesh, it reeks and festers, but not in a good way.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Second best season of the show
  • 6d ago
    one of the best 1st seasons in TV
  • Jan 27, 2020
    Its a pretty good, short season. Its not the strongest, but by far not the weakest. It was nice and simple, but offers complexity. I felt some scenes weren't really needed, and some of the characters are unlikable. However, most of the characters are pretty likable. Overall, its average, and nothing too special.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    The Walking Dead's 90-minute pilot episode could be considered one of the best zombie movies ever made. The rest of its first season builds off that with its exceptionally high production values and compelling cast.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    The Walking Dead: Season 1 is good except... for some stupid characters. I'll explain that later. There is no real villain which really sucks but whatever. Some characters I don't like are Andrea, Shane, Lori, Merle, and Dale. All these characters are complete douchebags. Things I hate about season 1 of The Walking Dead is side characters a bunch of people die in episode 4 and more than half the people that died we didn't even know existed. Characters I liked are Daryl, Rick, Carl, Morales, and Glenn. The thing I didn't was the stupid characters some are douchebags, crazy, and complete idiots. To sum this up make some character better because they suck I give this The Walking Dead: Season 1 a 4.5 out 5
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Great season .......
  • Jan 07, 2020
    zombie zombie zombie
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Wow this show is Amazing, I cant wait for more
  • Jan 06, 2020
    The best show ever 10/10
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This Show is Amazing. I love this, awesome job

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