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