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Offline Andrew Costa Mesa

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How AMC's "The Walking Dead" changed television in the 21st Century.

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Re: How AMC's "The Walking Dead" changed television in the 21st Century.
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As many problems as I've had with TWD over the years, it was pretty revolutionary for 'basic cable.'  The fact that a pretty gory zombie show was for awhile the most popular series on TV is amazing.  I think Zach Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD remake + 28 DAYS LATER helped get zombies into the mainstream, but The Walking Dead ran with it and made for some good TV.  I still think it's really unfortunate that Frank Darabont was fired.  The series def. had its ups & downs, and I lost interest not long after Rick exited the show (I never felt like Daryl & Carol were able to carry the show, though I stuck around for awhile to give it a try).  But as a horror fan it's great that a zombie series that prided itself on gnarly zombie gags was a hit and had such a long run!!