In probably my favorite news of the week, AMC has announced that they will be running a marathon of all nineteen episodes of The Walking Dead on July 7th and July 8th. In a brief stint without cable (I know, I know, it was the most awful thing ever) I missed all but the first two episodes of the second season and my eyes have been dying to feast themselves on some zombie brains.
The marathon begins at 11:30am on both Saturday and Sunday and willl culminate on Sunday night at 9:00pm with a very special episode of The Talking Dead. Throughout the marathon, Chris Hardwick will introduce each episode from the set of Season 3 with some special guest appearances. During "The Talking Dead" special, we will also get a first look at season 3 which includes a scene from the upcoming episodes.
But wait, that's not all! At 10:00pm on Sunday, a never-before-seen-on tv version of the original pilot that was created in black and white will air. This was created in order to honor fans of the original comic books written by Robert Kirkman. (This special episode is also available on the Season One DVDs).
Not only is The Walking Dead currently the highest rated show on cable and it is simply one of the best. If you haven't gotten in to it yet, well, here is your chance. The show revolves around the story of a group of survivors that are trying to stay alive after the zombie apocalypse. I have never even been a fan of zombies, yet somehow they are able to make me not care about that and love it with all my heart. It feels more like a show that is about survival and relationships and just hoping and praying that one of your favorite characters doesn't get gobbled up each week. The zombies almost become background noise for the great writing and suspense. Now, I know that I am behind, and there were some pretty big shockers in Season 2, but I have held out this long without finding out…I only hope that lasts until July. I guess I better go and cancel all of my plans for that weekend.