Sunday, 31 October 2010

Small Screen Screams

The Walking Dead is a new TV zombie series helmed by Frank Darabont. The 90 min opener is pretty amazing, you certainly can't accuse it of pulling it's punches with an uncompromising first death and some splendid fx. Andrew Lincoln stars as a Sheriff who wakes in hospital to find flesh eaters have taken over and after donning his uniform begins the search for his wife and kid. I've never read the novels but can't wait for the next episode it's just a shame AMC only had the confidence to make 6 episodes in the first season.

The first season of Psychoville was not bad, not quite League of Gents standard but a nice dark tale of local lunatics and their shared misery. The Halloween special is a portmanteau of stories adding background to the original characters all neatly framed by a story about a yoof showing a TV producer around the delipatated loony bin Ravenhill. It was ok, not scary but still pretty funny with some good lines along the way and tied itself nicely into the finale of the original series.

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