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Spoiler Alert: (If you DVRed the ABC network finale for All My Children and have not watched it, or were planning to watch it this week via Hulu, than skip down to the Talking Dead news…) After 41 years of storytelling in the fictional city of Pine Valley on ABC, the network sends the show off in a depressing way. Sure, the series *might* be continuing online thanks to Prospect Park, but it will be a very different show with lots of new faces in the mix. I look forward to seeing how the show changes and grows online in ways broadcast TV held it back.

But lets focus on the finale and the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger. Who in their right mind thought that would be a good idea? After 41 years of stories, I think the audience deserves an actual finale. This is where the characters are as we close this chapter of their lives. We did not need a “Who did JR shoot?” mystery to cap off the series. Nor did we need  unresolved issues of who is the mystery woman that David Hayward brought back to live, or will Erica and Jackson make up? The ending felt rushed, choppy, and worst of all, incomplete. I truly hope that Prospect Part treats All My Children with the proper respect that it deserves, because ABC has not done that in the past few years.

I love The Walking Dead. I’ve followed the comic since close to the beginning and I dig the series (even thought I feel like the season finale was a major miss step in an otherwise awesome season). But I honestly have no desire to watch a bunch of people sit around and talk about the episodes. AMC has announced The Talking Dead, a live talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick that will feature people talking about the episode of the show that just aired. Um… okay. Instead of wasting money on useless things like this, it would have been nice for AMC to not slash The Walking Dead‘s budget down or push out showrunner Frank Darabont. Please just focus on the show and making it as good as possible instead of trying to milk the brand for any pennies that you can get out of it.

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Bits: All My Children, Talking Dead
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The Walking Dead

After two awesome episodes that have gotten both great ratings and positive reviews, AMC has gone ahead and renewed The Walking Dead for a 13 episode second season. The series has been breaking cable records with high ratings in adults 18 to 49 and had the biggest premiere ever for the Fox International Channels.

The comic series by Robert Kirkman was brought to television by producer and director Frank Darabont and stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Emma Bell, and Chandler Riggs. The third episode of the six episode first season airs this Sunday at 10pm.

The comic is also at a creative high as it heads to issue 80 and “No Way Out”. Just when Rick was starting to feel safe, it looks like the walls will be caving in on his happy new neighborhood (literally!).

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The Walking Dead TV SeriesSo, you don’t get AMC on your television?  Sadly, the home of such shows as Mad Men and Rubicon doesn’t air their episodes online… that is until now (and just this once). AMC’s has posted the pilot episode for its newest show The Walking Dead (based on the best ongoing comic currently on the market) online!

The series follows a Sheriff’s deputy, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) who is injured in the line of duty and is put into a coma. When he wakes up, he finds that the world has been overrun by zombies and his family is missing. That is all that I’m going to say, the series is really good. If you have AMC and just missed that episode, than you should watch it online.  If you don’t get AMC I feel your pain, but watch the pilot online and then find a friend that gets AMC. You have to know someone that gets it. Anyhow, you can watch the pilot episode here. The episode will be available online until 9pm pst on November 23rd, 2010. Also, you can head over here to check out the first volume of the graphic novel adapted into a motion comic. I have no idea how they do this, but it is truly outstanding.

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The Walking Dead

The best ongoing comic series on the market, The Walking Dead, is making the leap to television next weekend!  AMC and writer/director Frank Darabont, along with the comic’s creator Robert Kirkman, are bringing the series’ black and white pages to life.  I must admit, the casting is pretty spot on and the trailers have given me a lot of hope.  Also taking into account AMC’s great track record (including one of my favorite current shows and three time Emmy winning best drama Mad Men), us fans should not really be nervous about the series.

Here are three new pictures from the series’ first couple of episodes:

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Will you be watching on Halloween?

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The best ongoing comic series currently on the market, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, could be making the jump to television screens from Frank Darabont and AMC.  In the series, a young police officer and family man, Rick Grimes, wakes up from a coma in a hospital to discover that the world has been overrun by zombies.  Not knowing how long he was out cold, he must regain his strength and fight through hordes of the undead to find and protect his family.

As I mentioned above, The Walking Dead is easily the best ongoing comic series. It is the one book that I wait for and it is the first thing I read every Wednesday that it hits stores. And as a huge fan, I have to say that I see no need for this to make the jump to TV. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see a zombie TV series (and I’m even producing my own Zombie Webseries), but The Walking Dead is perfect as it is. Being adapted into television will not add anything new or expand the universe in any way. I just don’t see a need for it.

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