Saturday, November 10, 2012

The undead walk anew

(Published Nov. 5, PDI-Entertainment)
By Oliver M. Pulumbarit

The hit horror series “The Walking Dead” returns to the small screen, several months after the conclusion of its second season.

The fan-favorite cable adaptation of creator Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic book, “The Walking Dead,” is back for a third season.

Its first new episode was launched locally at the Enderun Atrium in Taguig last month.
Airing on cable channel Fox in the Philippines mere days after each episode’s United States premiere, the show features a more hardened band of human survivors during an unrelenting zombie apocalypse.

The group of survivors, led by former cop Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) discovers a possible new sanctuary—an old prison now overrun with undead guards and convicts. Rick and his group, armed with zombie-smiting weapons, efficiently deal with the perpetually hungry occupants.

Meanwhile, resident sniper Andrea (Laurie Holden), who gets separated from the group, is aided by the katana-wielding Michonne (Danai Gurira). The two tough women also seek a fortified haven, evading herds of zombies during their long foraging treks.

Season three will introduce a new human “tribe,” led by the mysterious Governor (David Morrissey).

Fans of the comic book have been eagerly awaiting the addition of Michonne and the Governor to the live-action series, as the characters figure in some of the source version’s darker storylines. But it isn’t always patterned after the monthly title; different exclusive changes and previously unseen characters often keep the show unpredictable.

“The Walking Dead” airs Saturdays, 8:55 p.m. on Fox.

‘True Blood’ season five
The fifth season of supernatural drama series “True Blood” airs Thursdays, 10 p.m., on HBO.

The show stars Anna Paquin as telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, and Stephen Moyer as her erstwhile vampire lover Bill Compton. Season five introduces the mystery of the vampire “goddess” Lilith. 

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