I doubt many of you were particularly worried that The Walking Dead TV series would turn into a romantic comedy, but it’s nice to see that everything is just as horrible and fucked up for Rick and his ragtag band of idiot survivors as they were when we left them. That said, though, this trailer is a bit weird — it seems like Rick finds the prison, and maybe The Governor gets there second? Also, the Guv seems to already have a small town fenced in, which might be from the comic, but I don’t know. On the plus side, Michonne and the Governor seem great, and ain’t nothing wrong with more Merle… you know, other than the fact he’s a psychotic, homicidal racist. That’s admittedly kind of bad. Still, he should make for some good TV — if nothing else, he might be the one character able to perform the impossible task of getting T-Dawg an actual line. I guess we’ll find out when season 3 premieres on October 14th.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.