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The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Series- Love in the Time of Zombies - Early Review

The love story between Rick and Michonne. Changed by a world that is constantly changing, will they find themselves in a war against the living or will they discover that they too are The Walking Dead?

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to another episode of "What is Dan Watching?" - your go-to source for sarcasm-drenched reviews that you didn't know you needed until now. Today, we're diving headfirst into the zombie-infested love saga that's just dropped: "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live." Yes, folks, the series that refuses to die has spawned yet another offspring, and this time it's personal. Well, as personal as you can get with flesh-eating walkers on your tail.

Stars? Oh, we've got stars. Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira reprise their roles as Rick and Michonne, respectively, giving us the love story we didn't know we were desperately waiting for. And then there's Terry O'Quinn, who's here to add a layer of complexity with his signature "Is he a good guy, or is he about to stab someone in the back?" vibe.

The first episode is out, and let me tell you, it's a doozy. Plotwise, we're looking at the ultimate question: in a world that's constantly changing (and by changing, I mean going to hell in a handbasket), can Rick and Michonne's love survive? Or will they find themselves lost in the shuffle, becoming metaphorical (or literal) walking dead?

What I liked:

The return of Rick Grimes. It's like meeting an old friend at a bar and realizing they're still as chaotic as ever.

The carnal thinking. Because what's a zombie apocalypse without a little bit of brainwork?

Violence. It's not "The Walking Dead" without it, so brace yourselves.

Chaos. Pure, unadulterated Rick Grimes chaos.

Terry O'Quinn being ambiguously moral, because who doesn't love a good character mystery?

What I disliked:

Starting from scratch with a new story arc. I mean, come on, can't we just have nice things without the commitment?

Only six episodes. It's like they're teasing us with a taste of the apocalypse but not letting us binge on the whole thing.

Ranking: 7.9/10. It's got the goods, but it's like that appetizer that leaves you craving the main course.

So, to wrap it up, "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" is a beautifully chaotic, love-infused addition to the zombie genre that leaves us wanting more. It's got all the elements we've come to love from the franchise, mixed in with a little bit of heart. Will it be enough to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the fans? Only time will tell, But I am in it for the long haul.

Until then, follow me for more sarcastic musings and half-baked reviews that are sure to brighten your day or at least make you question your entertainment choices.

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