For the last five Sundays I've been captivated by AMC's zombie apocalypse series, based on the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman. The show has the same feel as all great zombie films, but television's ability to spend weeks crafting detailed characters makes the series heart-wrenchingly gripping.

For the last five Sundays I’ve been captivated by AMC’s zombie apocalypse series, based on the graphic novel by Robert Kirkman. The show has the same feel as all great zombie films, but television’s ability to spend weeks crafting detailed characters makes the series heart-wrenchingly gripping.

Even though TV is still a writer’s medium, AMC’s shows have all been infused with a unique visual elegance — which means they’re a delight to watch on the Gateway’s big screen. “The Walking Dead” finale will undoubtedly be filled with emotional moments, but there’s a good chance for a zombie attack or two that’ll be even more frightening when it’s 20 feet tall and in surround sound.