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