The Walking Dead - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: The Walking Dead's debut delivers intense horror set apart by its focus on tragedy and the human condition -- not to mention awesome zombie kills.

Episode Info

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.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Jim R. Coleman
as Lam Kendal
Linds Edwards
as Leon Basser
Keisha Tillis
as Morgan's Wife
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Hopefully The Walking Dead will surprise us... by embracing the one thing zombie movies rarely have enough time to do: develop multi-faceted characters you really care for, to feel genuine distress when some inevitably get bitten.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The visuals were amazing, especially the desolate Atlanta and, of course, the zombies themselves. There was no hint of the show getting bogged down with CGI.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

So, there we have it: a near perfect debut to one of the most hotly anticipated TV shows to ever grace trans-Atlantic screens.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

How does this show about the world being overrun by zombies manage to be what so many other similar offering from the horror sub-genre cannot? By keeping a fine-tuned human drama at the center of all the monster madness.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

I really liked Frank Darabont's pilot for The Walking Dead.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The pilot opens doors for some more fascinating character drama and more hardcore zombie violence. It's very well written and Kirkman is very on-board with the project.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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