I’m not a big zombie fan, but I watched the first episode of The Walking Dead last Sunday on AMC. The setup is basic: a police deputy wakes up in a hospital after being shot and discovers he’s in an abandoned building filled with dead bodies. He learns an illness killed millions of people and then turned them into flesh-eating zombies. The deputy decides to head for Atlanta, but when he gets there, he finds the city has been taken over by “The Walking Dead.” I found the first episode to be a bit slow. However, the apocalyptic premise is compelling and I’ll give this series a few more weeks. The constant shooting of zombies in the head (the only sure way to “kill” them) gets a bit tedious. This series is based on a series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore first published in 2003.