The Walking Dead: Season 1 (2010)




Critic Consensus: Blood-spattered, emotionally resonant, and white-knuckle intense, The Walking Dead puts an intelligent spin on the overcrowded zombie subgenre.


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Adapted from a comic-book series, this horror drama follows the survivors of an apocalyptic holocaust who are searching for a safe haven while being tracked and menaced by zombies. In the first season, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) emerges from a coma to find few people but far too many flesh-eating "walkers" who have died and come back to life. A fellow survivor tells him there's a refugee center in Atlanta, so he heads there with hopes of finding his missing wife and son, eventually joining with others to fight off the walkers.


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Jim R. Coleman
as Lam Kendal
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
Linds Edwards
as Leon Basser
Keisha Tillis
as Morgan's Wife
Noah Emmerich
as Dr. Jenner
Neil Brown, Jr.
as Guillermo
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

This first season is full of Darabontian glimpses shining briefly through an otherwise unforgivably dull patchwork quilt of ideas.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Fans of the comic book and first-rate psycho-horror may form a large enough audience to make this a hit. Those not in those groups may want to start by taking a deep breath.

October 31, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead is a good, old-fashioned horror-genre flick/series, without pretension or - for that matter - much of a message, either.

October 31, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show takes full advantage of serial TV's ability to intimately explore interpersonal character dramas.

October 31, 2010 | Full Review…

Old-fashioned lurchers, lots and lots of 'em, are the ticket on AMC's much-ballyhooed The Walking Dead, based on the long-running comic book of the same name.

October 31, 2010 | Full Review…

It's a rotten show. Like zombie flesh, it reeks and festers, but not in a good way.

October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 1


This adaptation of Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore's graphic novel supplies plenty of action, drama, peril & cliffhangers to drive audiences to tune in to the next episode(s). The Walking Dead Season 1 is complex and brilliant in displaying the zombie apocalypse. 4.5/5


Super Reviewer


The introduction to this series is nearly flawless and very creepy. every episode is filled with Nods to classic zombie movies and is very cinematic. They even re-released it in black and white which makes it much more atmospheric and cold. There are only a couple hickups in the series like when they introduce a TV only hispanic gang bent on keeping a convalescent home safe from flesh eating zombies, even if it means stealing from you.


Super Reviewer

four stars


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