The Walking Dead – AMC Dead White & Blue Marathon Going on Now!

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A scene from the Season 1 episode "Vatos" © AMC.

A scene from the Season 1 episode “Vatos” © AMC.

Every single episode in the correct order is going on now … NOW! Rick just found Lori and Carl … and Shane. Meryl is still stuck on the roof. My favorite episode of Season 1, “Vatos” is up next.

What’s your favorite episode of Season 1? Click on the link above and you can play the “Know Your Walkers Photo Quizzes,” which is a great way to reintroduce yourself to the walkers from each season. Did I mention it’s fun to play.

Speaking of walkers, the one on the page with the link is scarrrrryyyyyyy.

There’s also Dispatches from the Season 5 Set, and take some polls on each one of the previous seasons.

Finally, there’s a schedule detailing when each one of the episodes from the last four seasons is on. Which is a big help if you want to set your DVR, or if you just happen to have cooking duty today.

It all culminates on Sunday night when Chris Hardwick is back hosting Talking Dead along with Scott M. Gimple and Aisha Tyler with a preview of Season 5.

Happy Independence Day! Now go set your DVR.

Laurie Holden Talks About The Walking Dead + Norman Reedus as The Punisher

Laurie Holden Talks to TV Guide; Variety on The Walking Dead vs. Downton Abbey – The Walking Dead – AMC.

As I was watching the Walking Dead marathon yesterday during the Super Bowl, I realized just how far our band of survivors has come. It’s always good to be able to see the beginning and then reflect what shapes characters.

Take for instance Laurie Holden (Andrea) losing her sister (Amy) and then, when she wants to leave her misery and pain behind her, Dale won’t let her (in the last episode (TS-19) of Season 1).

The Walking Dead, Season One, episode "Vatos"

The Walking Dead, Season One, episode “Vatos”

I also realized that Glenn got kidnapped in the first season by the homies in the episode “Vatos,” which is actually one of my favorites. “Vatos” is the episode where Rick, T-Dog, Daryl and Glenn return to Atlanta to retrieve Merle and the bag of guns Rick dropped when he was taken down by the gang of walkers.

It turns out that for all the machismo they’re showing, the homies are just trying to keep a well hidden assisted living center running. Guillermo (Neil Brown, Jr.) was the custodian and is elevated to “leader.” He uses one street credit line in there that’s hysterical, claiming he’ll feed “Glenn to his dogs that he stole from Satan’s backyard.” The dogs turn out to be 3 toy chihuahuas.

This episode (Vatos) attained general acclaim from the TV critics because it successfully made the viewers experience the daily life of the show’s characters. Upon initial airing it attained 4.75 million viewers according to Nielsen. It became the highest-rated cable program of the day and the ninth most-watched cable program of the week.

Now click on the link above and read all the interesting things about the Walking Dead which returns with new episodes this Sunday. Set your DVRs.