The lockout continues to drag on and with no signs of stopping so I have turned to television to entertain me. Here's what I've been watching instead of hockey.
The Walking Dead.
Ah, the zombie apocalypse. A charming way to spend you Sunday night, watching half decayed former humans shamble hungrily towards survivors who, despite being pretty good at the zombie killing thing, still haven't figured out that they should just take out all the zombies outside their perimeter fence. (Did no one in this group read the Zombie Survival Guide?)
The show is light on comic book purity, intelligent decision making and likeable characters, but it still provides a solid hour of entertainment every week. If you haven't started watching yet, I highly recommend going back and starting with season 1. It's only 6 episodes and it will set up a lot of the group dynamics for you (also episode 5 in that season is SO GOOD). Season 2 depends rather heavily on that element and while 3 isn't as big on it, it still is useful knowledge. I don't recommend getting to attached to anyone though. This is the end of the world after all; not everyone makes it out alive.
The show does have some issues, including a way too long back half of season 2, some patches of rough writing, and a ton of inexplicable decisions by the characters, but it's still worth a look. This season promises to have some pretty interesting developments, assuming some folks that should really never meet up with each other end up doing so. If that happens things are going to get downright messy. It'll be great.
if you find yourself bored on a Sunday night at 9 PM, check out The Walking Dead on AMC. Or catch up via Netflix. It's not the best show on TV, but it's good, bloody zombie smashing fun, and who doesn't love that?