I loved it with the sole exception of the clear love triangle crap there going to play with later. I would love a show like this to deal with more serious matters personally.
The ratings were indeed good as reported earlier...
5.3 million viewers for the original Telecast but it gets better with same night repeats that cable companies do look at...
AMC ORIGINAL SERIES GARNERS HIGHEST 18-49 DELIVERY
FOR ANY CABLE SERIES PREMIERE FOR 2010
HIGHEST PREMIERE IN AMC’S
AMC will be happy with numbers a lot lower than that so hopefully that means the show has a good life in it.
And the critics LOVED it
“visually stunning…and daring in its artful use of silence” (TV Guide), “…breathtaking in its small moments, in which the pain and glory of being human are conveyed with only the flick of a filmmaking wrist.” (Wall Street Journal), “…evocative, suspenseful” (Boston Globe) “…surprisingly scary and remarkably good” (The New York Times) “…a triumph of tone and mood” (Contra Costa Times) and “a real achievement for a horror show on a basic-cable network” (Rolling Stone). In addition, “The Walking Dead” received “4 Stars” from People and “3 Stars” from the New York Daily News and New York Post, among other outlets.