The show has a high pedigree in its background. It comes from one of the best comics of the modern age and focuses on the human side of a zombie apocalypse.
Real threats come from other survivors, not the brainless walking dead that surround them.
Policeman Rick Grimes wakes up 28 Days Later style in an abandoned hospital and sets off in search of his wife and son.
It is astounding to see one of America’s largest city, Atlanta so deserted and filled with zombies. The things that Rick and his friends face are not the usual drab horror plots. Instead they look for supplies and aim for the Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
The series is only six episodes long and the pacing is just right but you cannot help but want more of the story. Thankfully it is back this October.