The Walking Dead is the zombie show that is dominating the television landscape. With ratings blowing away everything else on the planet, the TV show based on the long-running graphic novel has established itself as a juggernaut, and a cornerstone of AMC’s schedule for years to come. For your consideration, we present ten of what we consider the best, most important, or just plain necessary episodes of The Walking Dead that represent the key elements of the show, for a variety of different reasons.
And before you get too upset about the order, we’ve listed the episodes chronologically, so people who haven’t quite caught up can stop before they get to the episodes they haven’t seen yet.
WARNING: This list will contain spoilers for the plot of every season of The Walking Dead
10. Season 1, Episode 1 – “Days Gone Bye”
The first episode of the show, and the one that hooked a nation of TV viewers. We meet Rick Grimes, find out how he ended up hospitalized and unconscious. Then, through Rick, we’re introduced to the rest of the world, after civilization has already ended. We also meet Morgan, who will become an important figure later on, but for now, serves as a survivor who can explain, both to Rick and us, everything we need to know about the walkers that now infest the planet. Just a powerful start to the series, and one which ranks among the best first episodes of any show.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4bOAzU_LKA Source: YouTube.com