Wow – how fantastic was last night’s Walking Dead...?

If week one of the new AMC zombie series was good, this follow up episode was GREAT. Seriously, this was one of the best hours of TV of the year, as Officer Rick and assorted survivors (including a racist skinhead played by perennial bad guy Michael Rooker) found themselves trapped in a department store in downtown Atlanta and surrounded by hungry zombies.

The whole episode bristled with tension and played out like a mini movie – not surprising since The Walking Dead has such a cinematic feel. Plus the show also gave us a truly memorable – and shocking – scene as Rick and new cast member Glenn smeared themselves with zombie blood and guts in order to ‘disguise’ themselves out on the streets. It was a pretty revolting scene and certainly pushed the TV envelope – but it also made perfect sense within the world of the show. And how tense was it seeing the two human characters out among the walkers who sniffed and hovered around them, ready to strike at any moment…

And then it started to rain…

Fantastic scene, fantastic show… already The Walking Dead is more consistent, tense and believable More >