So, there is this new show out right now, it's called The Walking Dead. Maybe you've heard of it? For those who haven't, it's on AMC, Sunday nights at 10pm and it's based on a series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. It's a brilliant show and has come to fill the void in my TV heart that Lost left when it ended. "But I don't like zombies" you say. Let me tell you, there is so much more to this show than the groaning, grunting, chewed off faced "walkers".
*Mild Spoilers Ahead*
I have to give Dennis credit for telling me to watch the show before it debuted on Halloween. He has read the comics and the buzz surrounding the premiere was huge. All the pop culture sites I go to were talking about it and promoting it. I'll admit, I was hesitant. I am not a fan of horror films. At. All. They scare me (duh, that's the point) and I can't sleep and I think about them for weeks afterward. In other words, I am a huge baby. So, you will understand why I had issues with watching a show about flesh eating corpses. The basic premise is about zombies taking over Georgia (probably the whole world, though they haven't shown anywhere else). Deputy Sherriff, Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln, who is amazing and also played that super cute boy in Love Actually who told Keira Knightley she was perfect, aww.) is shot and ends up in a coma. When he wakes up, he discovers he's pretty much all alone and there are dead people walking around. I don't want to say too much more because I want you all to watch for yourselves but Andrew Lincoln is an awesome actor.I was riveted by his performance throughout the pilot episode. I'm sure it's not very common that a television show about zombies can make a person cry heartwarming tears (like it makes me do almost on a weekly basis). It has funny moments, it's incredibly intense and there are tons of moments that make your jaw hit the floor in surprise. It's like a breath of fresh air and I love it.
The season finale is this Sunday at 10pm.
"Sarah, why are you telling us about this super awesome show just days before the season finale??" Because friends, on December 5th (this Sunday) @330pm, AMC will be showing an all day marathon of The Walking Dead, so that you can catch up by the time the final episode airs. Hooray! It hasn't been announced when season 2 will begin but I am betting on next October. Seriously, check this show out. I promise it won't disappoint you. If nothing else, you can pick up pointers in case there ever really is a zombie apocalypse. YOU NEVER KNOW.
Let's discuss Flowers now, shall we? As in Mr. Brandon Flowers. I was lucky enough to see him in concert a few weeks ago at The Royal Oak Music Theater with some fantastic people. I was a teensy bit worried about the concert because of what happened the last time I was at ROMT for a recently gone solo artist (see previous post). There was no reason for my worries. This show was phenomenal. Yes, phenomenal. He came out (in suspenders! Eee!) and was energized and his voice sounded amazing. The whole crowd was singing along with him on several songs and I LOVE that. It was non-stop dancing, singing, screaming for an hour and a half. He was a billion percent better than Steven Page. It made me realize all the more how much Mr. Page has fallen and I am very proud to say that Brandon has replaced him as my #1 musical crush.
This is my favorite video that I could find from our show. LOVE IT.
And Finally Dragons...
The past couple of weeks I have been reading Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. It's a Swedish crime novel that I am sure most of you have heard of at some point. The main character is a kick ass girl named Lisbeth Salander. There are movies based on the books (In Sweden) and they are currently in production on the American version of the first film. I have yet to see the movies but the books are really good. The first one was a little slow at first. Ok, it was a lot slow to start off but halfway through the book it got really interesting. It at least hooked me enough to want to read the sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire. I finished that one last night and it is fantastic. I literally did not want to put it down. The way Larsson writes is like a giant puzzle that you have to figure out. The story is told from so many different points of view and that makes it more interesting, rather than confusing. I am looking forward to reading the third installment, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, as well as seeing all the films.
One last thing for my Lost friends, Jorge Garcia was cast in a new J.J. Abrams (yay!) show entitled Alcatraz. It's supposed to be on FOX and is about, you guessed it, the famous prison. It also has to do with FBI agents and of course time travel. Because you can't have a J.J. Abrams show that doesn't include some aspect of people traveling through time. We'll see how this turns out, though I don't really have high hopes because it's on FOX and things tend to get canceled very quickly on that network.