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The Walking Dead: “What Lies Ahead”

Herd Instinct The Walking Dead AMC, Sundays, 9/10 PM “What Lies Ahead” Written by Robert Kirkman Directed by Ernest Dickerson and Gwyneth Horder-Payton “There’s flesh caught in his teeth.” – Sheriff Rick Grimes The Walking Dead begins its second season where it left off. The zombies exhibit whatever behavior the plot requires, regardless of what they did in the last story. The hero remains torn between his responsibilities as a leader and his own need for a leader. The other male characters act like comic book characters (Oops. They are comic book characters) and the women are worse: clueless airheads made of epic…

The Walking Dead: “Bloodletting”

Shuffle for the Cure The Walking Dead AMC, Sundays, 9/10 PM “Bloodletting” Written by Glen Mazzara Directed by Ernest Dickerson “Mankind’s been fighting plagues from the start. We get our behinds kicked for a while, and then we bounce back. It’s nature correcting itself, restoring some balance.” —Hershel Green The first episode of the new season of The Walking Dead was written by the guy who invented the premise, comic book writer Robert Kirkman. This one is written by new showrunner Glen Mazzara, who climbed into the captain’s chair after creator Frank Darabont was fired last year. Under new management, this show…