The Hollywood Reporter, EW, L.A. Times and Salon Say The Walking Dead Among Year’s Best

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This week, top publications such as The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Salon and more call The Walking Dead one of the year’s best TV shows. Plus, Lost‘s co-creator Damon Lindelof talks with Collider.com about The Walking Dead‘s success. Read on for more:

The Walking Dead is one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s top shows of the year: “Season three firmly elevated this series to the upper tier of television. Massively popular and acclaimed, it is hitting its creative stride. A series you should not miss.” The Hollywood Reporter also names “cable breakouts” like The Walking Dead as one of this year’s TV winners.

Entertainment Weekly names The Walking Dead one of 2012′s top 20 TV shows, remarking that the drama’s reason for existence — the question “what does it mean to be human?” — is “intact, throbbing with life.”

The Los Angeles Times includes The Walking Dead in its “Year of Awesome,” as the drama “shattered ratings” in the first half of Season 3.

Salon‘s Blue Glow Awards ranks The Walking Dead at No. 7 (tied with HBO’s Game of Thrones).

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The Walking Dead Social Game – This Week’s Tip: Plan Your Moves in Advance

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In the world of The Walking Dead Social Game, strategy is everything. During missions, use the map to determine a good hiding spot in relationship to where supplies and nearby walkers are located. If you take the time to plot out your missions, you’ll have a smoother path to victory. Biting off more than you can chew may just get you bitten…which is never a good thing during the apocalypse.

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The Walking Dead Rings in New Year With an On-Air Marathon of the First Half of Season 3

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Thankfully, the Mayans were wrong. The world didn’t end and the zombie apocalypse has been — at least temporarily — delayed. So what plans should you make now that New Year’s Eve is a go? Here’s one idea: On Mon., Dec. 31, AMC will air a marathon of the first eight episodes of The Walking Dead Season 3 beginning at 9PM/8c with that season’s premiere, “Seed.” Countdown to 2013 with Rick, the Governor, Michonne and the rest of the survivors.

Click here to see a full schedule of AMC’s The Walking Dead marathon.

The Walking Dead returns with all-new episodes in February on AMC.

Grouping and Ungrouping Characters in The Walking Dead Social Game

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Surviving the zombie apocalypse is easier with a team. On your next mission, click “Group Characters” below your avatar and you’ll be better equipped to keep your team safe and together. You can always “Ungroup” your character if you need to split up for individual objectives like distracting a walker or to conserve energy. But sometimes it’s best to take Rick’s advice and “stay in tight formation.” Give this technique a try in The Walking Dead Social Game the next time you play.

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The Walking Dead Social Game – This Week’s Tip: Energy Saving Between Missions

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You might not know it but you actually don’t have to travel back to camp each time you complete a mission in The Walking Dead Social Game. Instead, continue directly to the next mission. This costs less energy than returning to camp. Remember, every camp mission has unique energy requirements so you want to conserve whenever possible.

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Stephen King Names The Walking Dead One of Year’s Best; THR Examines the Show’s Strategy

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This week, The Walking Dead lands on Stephen King’s and TV Guide‘s lists of 2012′s best television shows, and Today lauds Shane’s “double” death. Plus, Entertainment Weekly applauds the Midseason Finale. Read on for more:

• In Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King’s list of the best TV includes The Walking Dead, noting, “this continuing tale of human survival in Apocalypse American is still fascinating.” (No link)

The Walking Dead is one of TV Guide‘s top three shows this year because the drama “transcends genre conventions to confront the most unimaginable of terrors.”

People, describing Season 3 as “electric,” ranks the drama in its top five for the year. (No link)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ranks the show at No. 9, observing, “This horror-drama creates a unique, believable universe and manages to tell stories that are grounded and feel authentic.”

Today‘s must-see moments of the year includes Shane’s “double” death in Season 2, Episode 12, “Better Angels,” which “perfectly highlights why AMC’s zombie drama is one of the best scripted shows on TV.”

Entertainment Weekly picks the Midseason Finale, “Made to Suffer,” as one of the year’s best episodes: “Season 3 of the zombie drama has been all about less chatter and more splatter, and the action was never more frenzied than in the show’s Midseason Finale.” (No link)

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The Walking Dead Wins Satellite Award for Best Genre Series

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Last night the International Press Academy announced the winners of the 2012 Satellite Awards, and The Walking Dead won for Best Televison Series, Genre. In addition, the AMC series was honored with the prestigious Special Achievement Award for Best Ensemble, Television.

The Walking Dead faced formidable competition for this year’s Genre award, beating out FX’s American Horror Story, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, The CW’s Arrow and The Supernatural, Fox’s Fringe and NBC’s Grimm.

The Walking Dead returns with all-new episodes Sun., Feb. 10 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Q&A – IronE Singleton (T-Dog)

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Actor IronE Singleton (T-Dog on AMC’s The Walking Dead) describes the mysterious call that portended his character’s fate and mulls the possibility of T-Dog resurrecting as a zombie rapper.

Q: T-Dog’s walker kill count this year seemed a lot higher than in previous seasons. Was that a welcome shift?

A: The first episode, I got enough kills to last for the next four seasons. People were always asking, “T-Dog, how many walkers are you going to take out?” Before, when I didn’t have any, I would tell people “I have about 500 kills — off-screen.” Like all those times the camera moves, he was taking out walkers. But this season I got enough to make up for the first two!

Q: As one of the Atlanta natives on the show, did you doing anything to help welcome the cast back to your city?

A: I had a screening with people here at the house. We had 150 people here, so you know I was excited. My wife did a terrific job of putting things together — she handles all of that stuff. My job was just to post when they got here and do my Walking Dead song.

Q: Walking Dead song?

A: Have you heard it? It’s my version of what a zombie would talk about if a zombie could talk. I’m rapping. And the beat is so hot!

Q: How did you learn that this season would be T-Dog’s last?

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Switching Weapons During a Mission in The Walking Dead Social Game

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If you’ve ever tried to beat out a herd of walkers with only a baseball bat, you’ll know firsthand that you won’t last very long. The next time you’re face-to-face with that kind of trouble, switch weapons by hovering over your character and selecting the “change weapon” option to try a gun instead. Swapping in another weapon during a mission can help you better get the job done. Go give it a shot in The Walking Dead Social Game!

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The Walking Dead Social Game – This Week’s Tip: How to Apply Skill Points

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In the world of The Walking Dead Social Game, the skill points you earn really do count for something. But how you apply those points really depends on how you want to play. If you enjoy getting up close and personal with walkers, you’ll want to build up your STRIKING points which will improve your ability to use melee weapons. If your approach is to always keep walkers at a distance, you should up your SHOOTING points which will increase your proficiency with a gun. But life is more than killing zombies. Increasing the strength of your VISION will allow you to better spot nearby fuel and supplies (as well as walkers); upgrading MOVEMENT will expand how far you can move around maps on any given turn. If you’re constantly refilling your STAMINA, improving this stat will allow you to withstand more attacks from walkers. Creating a well-rounded character might be your key to surviving the apocalypse!

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