The hit new zombie drama The Walking Dead continued to wow fans last night as episode two of the first series aired, to high praise from critics. The new series by Frank Darabont is based upon ROBERT KIRKMAN's comic book series, and fans were anxious to tune into last night's episode after the show's gripping premiere last week.
THE WALKING DEAD stars the British actor Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a former sheriff's deputy who's faced with the task of leading a group of survivors across post-apocalyptic America. However, the journey is fraught with danger as zombies populate the baron country, intent on hunting for the last remaining humans. The latest episode, entitled 'Guts', kept up the intensity of last week's pilot episode whilst also introducing a number of supporting characters, such as the hot-headed 'Merle Dixon' played by Michael Rooker. The episode also saw Sheriff Rick impose his leadership, at one point remarking, "There's us and the dead. We survive this by pulling together, not apart".
Entertainment Weekly was quick to praise 'Guts', saying it was a "highly worthy second episode of The Walking Dead", while MTV News said, "'Guts' certainly ratcheted up the gore factor".