Do you really hate football? While some people may equate defensive lineman at times to zombies chasing after the quarterback’s brains, why settle for anything less than the real thing? With that in mind, we present to you the welcome news about a very good alternative to Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday: a marathon of “The Walking Dead’s” short (but very satisfying) first season.
These six episodes, as a whole the only complete season that was ran by Frank Darabont, were what really helped to make the series the massive global success that it is today. Plus, it’s an easy way to dive into the series now even if you have never seen a single episode.
The marathon here begins Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, and will carry straight through right until right around the time that the game is over. Save for repeats and “Law & Order” marathons, there is really not that much else in the way of alternatives for when the big game is actually on. (The Puppy Bowl is still around, but it airs at 3:00.)
In case you are wondering whether or not AMC is going to be airing the other episodes of “The Walking Dead” prior to the show’s return, the answer here is a defiant “yes.” Season 2 will be repeated on February 9, which much of the show’s actual premiere date will be spent getting new viewers prepared for the return of television’s most-popular drama in the ad-friendly 18-49 demographic.
What do you think about “The Walking Dead” as a decent Super Bowl alternative? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! Meanwhile, be sure to also head on over to the link here if you want to see some of what is actually coming up on the show.