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The Walking Dead series has become a hit on the television channel AMC.  The story line is based on comics written by Robert Kirkman, about a group of people trying to survive a zombie outbreak.  The leader of the group is police officer Rick Grimes, whose primary goal is to find a safe location for the group.  The story takes place in Atlanta, GA.   As Rick and the group journey out of town they encounter several zombies, meet new people, and lose some of the group along the way.  Intertwined with death, love, and horror, the show has all the ingredients of a great drama.

Season 2 takes place on a farm.  Tension builds between members of the group as they continue to search for a missing character.  Tempers flare at the farm over various issues that arise, and of course, more zombie attacks.

The Walking Dead first premiered on October 31, 2010 in the United States.  The first season achieved awards for best actor on television, best actress on television, best television presentation, best supporting actress, best guest supporting role, and many others for best prosthetic makeup, sound, and visual effects.   It has received good ratings from critics, and received more than eight million viewers making it the most watched drama on basic cable in history.

The Walking Dead series is shown on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. eastern time, with re-runs showing various times throughout the week.  The show is now finishing up season 2, with the premier scheduled to be shown Sunday, March 18th.   AMC has already announced there will be a third season, which will air in October 2012.  David Morrissey has been chosen to play the new character of the governor.  The governor is the new bad guy, the leader of another group and will cause major conflict. 

On AMC's website, you can read interviews and watch sneak peek episodes.  Fans can discuss the show in the forum.  The site also features short webisodes and zombie games.  You can also sign up for the Walking Dead newsletter to get weekly show updates.  Fans can also download wallpapers, or shop for their favorite zombie merchandise in the online store.  Behind the scenes videos can even be downloaded to your mobile phone or watched online.

The Talking Dead is an aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick who discusses episodes with weekly guests.  The show airs each Sunday on AMC after the Walking Dead.

Season one of Walking Dead is available many places for purchase.  Average price on Amazon ranges from $18 to $40.  Season two is available for download on Amazon's instant video for $1.99 per episode.  Customer reviews on Amazon give season one an excellent rating of 4.5 stars, and season two 4.2 stars. 

Overall, I think this is a great show and I find myself among other zombie fans chomping at the bits impatiently waiting for each episode to air.  After the season finale March 18th I will be resorting myself to overplayed re-runs and webisodes to get me through until October.