The Walking Dead, AMC's hit TV series based on Robert Kirkman's comic book of the same name, made a big splash last year in its debut season, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series Drama that helped convince the network to renew the show for another 13 episode season. That new season is going to start up October 16. And to get you primed for more savage zombie action, AMC has released six webisodes showing brief glimpses into the lives of ancillary characters and zombies before and during the disaster that left the entire world decimated.
If you're not familiar with The Walking Dead, it's a series about a group of people just trying to survive in a bleak, horrific world ruined by a zombie apocalypse. It is possibly one of the most depressing literary works in history. Every time you think to yourself, "well, it IS a comic book, so I'm sure they'll come out of this scrape a little bruised but no worse for wear," a beloved character ends up getting torn to pieces by zombie claws or worse, gets their head lopped off in a field as part of a stalemate against a rival group of survivors.
(That was my very-long-winded way of warning you that even though it's a TV show the videos are scary, gory, and maybe NSFW. Watch at your own risk.)
So what are your thoughts? Are you excited for another season of zombie-fueled despair? Sick of the zombie thing altogether? Wondering why the show differs from the comic book so much? Post your thoughts in the comments, ESPECIALLY your predictions for plot points you expect to see this season.