The Walking Dead

Season 1 Episode 1

Days Gone Bye

107
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 31, 2010 on AMC
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  • Days Gone Bye

    8.5
    Generally, modern zombie stories feel unoriginal and cliched, but this one is superbly written and masterfully shot. "Days Gone Bye" packs a suspenseful punch, providing an array of twists and jumps that keep this zombie story full of ammunition to stand on its own.

    The Good:

    -Suspense runs rampant. The beginning of the episode sets the tone quickly and intensely.

    -Details about the characters illustrate who they are without the character saying something outright: Morgan shoots a zombie point-blank in the head with no problem when he is introduced; Morgan and Duane celebrate the bliss of taking a shower at the police station, presumably having not showered in a long time.

    -"You pull the trigger, you have to mean it."

    The Bad:

    -Rick's accent sounds very forced. Shane's accent begins by sounding forced, but as the episode continues, he seems to find a vocal stride. Hopefully, Rick's will catch up.
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