Oct 11, 2014 Web Exclusive

Given the role that romance plays in nearly every massively successful television drama, it's telling that The Walking Dead has featured only one love story throughout its four seasons.  More

Oct 11, 2014 Web Exclusive

Given that the bad guys ultimately lose in every good vs. evil drama presented in television drama, part of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's genius is in limiting the number of purely malevolent antagonists in his story.  More

Oct 10, 2014 Web Exclusive

Even though he has never spoken to me, Andrew Lincoln greets me by saying my name like I'm an old friend. Talk to him for 20 minutes, and you realize it's not an act. He listens carefully, laughs frequently, and thinks deeply about every topic thrown at him, and he seems to genuinely enjoy it all, as if you're doing him a favor by allowing him to reflect on his five years as Rick Grimes. More

Oct 09, 2014 Web Exclusive

If Gale Anne Hurd's only claim to fame was being the producer and co-writer of Terminator (1984), her place in entertainment history would be set. Only 28 at the time, she had her whole career ahead of her, and she has used her time well, adding Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and a few dozen other films to her resume.  More

Oct 09, 2014 Web Exclusive

It must be hell trying to supply memorable moments to every member of such a large cast, but the writers of The Walking Dead have the benefit of being able to capture human beings at every stage of emotion that accompanies living through a zombie apocalypse.  More

Oct 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of The Walking Dead's nearly unprecedented success is the fact that it is built upon so many actors that hardly anyone knew before the show became a ratings juggernaut. Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBridethese were actors who were pretty much completely unknown by American audiences when the show debuted in October of 2010. More

Oct 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

When Alanna Masterson joined the cast of The Walking Dead, she was so obscure no one had made a Wikipedia entry for her yet. Coming from a family of actorsher brother Christopher was Francis on Malcolm in the Middle, and her brother Danny was Stephen Hyde on That '70s Showit was only a matter of time until she would make her own mark in the family business. More

Oct 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

As much as The Walking Dead is known for its striking scenes—zombified little girls, beheadings, throats being ripped out—its true genius is found in its smaller, more reflective moments. One of the most poignant of these came in the season three premiere, when the teenaged Beth Greene is asked by her father, Hershel, to sing for the group of survivors.  More

Oct 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

Since the demise of irascible redneck Merle Dixon in season three, The Walking Dead hasn't had a character you could turn to for (admittedly dark) comic relief. Enter Dr. Eugene Porter, a self-proclaimed brilliant scientist with a mullet and an ability to make every social situation awkward simply by his presence.  More