'The Walking Dead' gets Twitter thumbs up
November 1st, 2010
03:05 PM ET

'The Walking Dead' gets Twitter thumbs up

Editor's Note: If you don't like spoilers of any kind, you should probably stop reading now.

After "The Walking Dead" premiered Sunday night on AMC, reaction to this highly-anticipated series started pouring into Twitter. Overall, it's been mostly very positive, but with a lot of questions.

One Twitter user wrote, "Loved and very disturbed by #walkingdead last night on AMC," while another questioned "how far they can take the series."

Responding to the scene where Rick Grimes' horse is attacked, @marciaesilva asked, "Can a horse become a zombie?" @joshgeeksix noted that "technically, it only answered the question, 'Should I ride a horse into a zombie horde of [Atlantans].'"

(Another question posed by those on Twitter and CNN.com commenters alike is whether or not the story was too similar to "28 Days Later" - for the record the "Walking Dead" comic book came out mere months after the U.S. debut of that movie, so it appears to be coincidental.)

And do you remember the scene where Morgan attempts, and fails, to end his wife's zombie existence? @tylermunro was surprised by his reaction, tweeting, "This show is actually making me [bawl] hardcore. I could never shoot my wife either."

@tonedeff seemed to summarize how most felt overall: "The #WalkingDead was fantastic! They actually managed to make it scarier + more dramatic than the books. Kudos to AMC."

What did you think? Share your iReport or comment below.

soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. mccgeno

    AWESOME!!!! The Romero classics where great, for what they were, but I always came away feeling that they could've been better, given more time to develop the story and characters, and a larger budget for effects. The scene where Morgan tried to shoot his wife, to put her out of he misery was fantastic. It's the first time we've really gotten any insight into who a zombie was before they changed. Awesome, I hope there's more of that kind of background, and emotion. This may turn out to be the ultimate zombie movie!!! I haven't been interested enough in a television show to watch faithfully since I was a kid, but I'll be watching this one every week. I hope it lasts for years.

    November 7, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dustin Shell

    Agree with Thomas above. The only real similarity is the waking up in a hospital. The storyline later on is where The Walking Dead finds its real strength which has captivated all the readers who follow it. | http://www.amcspreadthedead.com/share?ref=977375908

    November 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thomas Elliot

    For all the people who think it's too much like 28 Days Later, you have to STICK with it. Its only similiarity is that it begins with a guy waking up in a hospital... if the show truly follows the comic book, it's going to one seriously twisted and awesome show.

    Also, these are ZOMBIES, not 'Rage infected humans' like 28 Days.

    Either way, Walking Dead is awesome.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dustin Shell

    Just perfect. One needs to read the comics first to truly appreciate what's being made now on AMC | http://www.amcspreadthedead.com/share?ref=977375908

    November 2, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. liana

    For anyone that has not read the comics, now is a great time to go explore your local comic book store! Pick up Walking Dead and support your local economy, plus if you like it there are a ton of other great comics that have nothing to do with superheroes.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jinx

    Loved it!!! It was so much better than what I expected. They knocked it out of the park. Can't wait for the next episode.

    November 2, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. court

    Love it!

    November 2, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. tempesteye

    Great show & amazing acting. AMC keeps producing top quality series.
    Also you have to suspend your disbelief for something like this.
    A good read on why the Zomb-pocalypse can't happen:

    November 2, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |

    Did not disappoint!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Va-gator

    For those talking about the black characters, I looked around the web, but couldnt find an actress credited to play Michonne.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cav89

      As a black guy I don't think it matters if there are black characters in the promo. I want to see how Grimes character develops. I'm just glad to see great characters and a compelling plot. Finally something to watch until Spartacus comes back in January.

      November 2, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sara

    This show is off to a great, creepy start.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. justice

    i bet the kid gets the most killings with his bare hands(dont kno how mabye he like sticks his hand up the zombies nose and like pokes his brain alot and dies)

    November 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. justice

    wait is it like a show about zombies or some thing like that or is it just one of those where a white town gets a new person in town AND HE ISNT WHITE!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ALLEN

    great show,thank you AMCfor haveing the guts and showing them getting eaten for putting this show on tv.long may it live or dead. lol

    November 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ken

    It was entertaining, but really nothing new. Felt like I'd seen all of it before in pretty much every other zombie movie ever made.

    Also, really, I'm getting pretty sick of all the apocalyptic end-of-humanity sort of stories. Maybe I'm getting old, but that sort of thing just doesn't do it for me anymore. I was anticipating this show for weeks, but midway through the premiere I was wondering why I was wasting my time filling my brain with such imagery.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  16. stephanie

    loved the show,cant wait til next week

    November 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mlc_young

    Pretty much anything Frank Darabont does is awesomesauce so kudos 2 him. I still don't understand why British actors are playing Southern rednecks, but w/e. I loved the ep & can't wait 2c more!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ed

    its a good show just hope they dont end it soon like all the other shows they end after 5-10 shows air.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Aaron

    missed the first few minutes of the premiere and ended up watching the whole episode back to back. great show.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  20. lee

    This show was incredible from start to finish. The most unexpected part for me, and brilliant, was giving the zombies a "human" side. This was evident by the man being unable to kill his zombie wife, and the sheriff going back and "putting down" the zombie he first encountered out of the hospital. I'm looking forward now to see if he can start up the tank he is trapped in. I LOVE THIS SHOW

    November 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jam

    Great show and not a sissy vampire in sight cant wait for next week.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Ashley

    GREAT SHOW!!! Can't wait to see what's going to happen in the 1st season!

    November 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. anna & garik

    Garik: "I thought the first episode was really awesome and I hope the series goes on for a long time!!"....Anna: Good Show 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. John Nalley

    Finally something to replace the hole LOST ate in my brain...

    November 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Craig B

    Great show. I hadn't heard of the comic until after I heard about the show. I have the first volume of the trade paperback. Great stuff. One thing I thought was kind of cool is how they made the zombies almost sympathetic characters. The half lady or bicycle lady and the "fresh" zombie- I call her the Lady in White, especially. They're not truly evil, they're just true to their instincts. Can't wait for more.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Iggmus

    I loved it, very creepy, the half woman crawling around was a super effect!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  27. garbagetruck

    Midtowncomics.com and amazon.com have sales on the novels. So if you want to catch up its cheaper than what I paid. Lol

    November 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. garbagetruck

    Jrw, have you read the book? If not, youre in for a surprise what happens with them. Its pretty intense.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. tweak

    Ill let you know this. Don't get attached to the characters they can die at any time. Remember no one is safe from a z-poc

    November 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  30. garbagetruck

    Kris, if it makes you feel good... Two of the best and most bad ass characters are black. I'm glad they didn't show them cause I'm excited to see them premiere on the show.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Kris

    Enjoyed the show. Looking forward to the next ep. Why aren't the black characters featured in the promo photo? That's a shame. I hope to see more of them.

    November 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Because they're minor characters. In the comics they're visited every once in a while, but as of now they're not full-time characters. Don't worry, if you're looking for a strong black character, you're going to get one. I'm just hoping she shows up by the end of the season.

      November 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • jonah

      there are no major black characters at the beginning of the story but they got some bad ass black characters coming up.

      November 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Thomas

    Awesome show and actually managed to stay true to the comic while also improving on some aspects. Only AMC and maybe Showtime/HBO could have pulled this show off properly, most other networks would have eliminated most of the gore, which isn't excessive, but clearly paints the grim background that is absolutely necessary for apocalyptic zombie shows/movies. I know I can't wait for next week!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jeffinpdx

    You can buy it on youtube for $2.99 in HD. Full 1hr and 7 minutes. No commercials. Great show!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jrw

    How is the interplay between grimes, his partner, his wife and son going to play out? That was more than a little strange

    November 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • TD

      Perfectly. If you haven't read the series at this point and want to be surprised, don't pick the book up. That plotline is arguably the best part of the first graphic novel (which is, from the looks of it, what the first season will cover).

      November 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  35. aLEx NilEz

    I can't wait for next week!! It was great.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  36. solowsporty

    Unfortunately, I missed the episode and am quite disappointed. Does anyone know if it will be on Hulu so I can watch it later?

    November 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • heather

      I don't know about Hulu, but it will be IFC on 11/04 (I think at 12 am).

      November 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • edwaed

      You can ondemand stream it on Amazon.com, just bought the season pass and watched the episode. Awesome.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  37. Brian

    Amazing visuals (the peephole shots were so creepy) and great FX. The show really did exceed this zombiephile's expecatations. I can't wait to find how grimes is going to get out of that tank.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. lev

    amazing show. amazing comic. its the perfect show.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  39. steve-o

    Loved it! Looking forward the the rest of 1st season, and network-permitting, a 2nd season!!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. jack merridew

    visually i thought the Wife at the front door looked amazing

    and i really liked the way the young boy reacted

    November 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  41. LoJenk


    November 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Nathan

    Exceeded all of my expectations. I can't wait to see what comes next.
    I haven't read the comic books (yet) so this will make for an interesting ride.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. cheefsfury


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