Hey, zombie fans, are you ready for some serious action this Super Bowl Sunday? Oh yeah, the bone-crunching hits! The epic battles! The violent spectacle of humans fighting other humans for the chance at victory!! I am of course not talking about football, which is mostly boring as hell. I'm talking about the THE WALKING DEAD ZOMBIE BOWL.
For those who aren't terribly interested in tuning in for the entire Seahawks vs. Broncos showdown, AMC has scheduled a Walking Dead marathon for Sunday, February 2. It starts at 10 in the morning and runs all day long, so you can enjoy every single "zombie hit and tackle" from season 1 and 2. If you're feeling on the fence about this -- I mean, even if you're not a sports fan, the Super Bowl definitely has some fun commercials, right? -- AMC's hilarious Zombie Bowl promo just might convince you to skip the big game.
Here's how AMC's pitching the marathon:
Fans of The Walking Dead, TV's #1 non-sports show, won't be left out on one of television's biggest nights of the year. Every Humans vs. Walkers moment from The Walking Dead's season one and two will run in a marathon all the way through the big game. Fans looking to be part of the action will have a full day and night of zombie hits and tackles so they can catch up on early episodes before the midseason premiere on February 9th.
This paves the way for season 3 and 4 re-airing on Saturday, February 8 -- as a lead-in for the mid-season premiere on February 9. In other words, you can re-watch the ENTIRE SERIES before season 4 returns. I have to say, that doesn't necessarily sound hugely appealing (ugh, that endless search for Sophia), but the Zombie Bowl promo makes me feel all nostalgic for The Walking Dead That Was. Check it out:
Step aside, Richard Sherman! Your post-game rant has nothin' on Daryl's trash talk.
Whether or not you plan to tune in for the Zombie Bowl, the best news here is that we're only a couple weeks from the premiere. Here's AMC's description for the second half of season 4:
Following the devastating events of the mid-season finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested — a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others.
Will you be watching any of the Zombie Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday?
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