Summary of the 5 websites and news paper articles that i have found About the walking dead
Summary of the 5 NewspaperArticles and Websites that I Have Found about The Walking Dead By Elliot Maunder
In this presentation I am going to be analysing 5different newspaper articles for the American TVDrama ( The Walking Dead) and I am going to beexplaining what information the cuttings are givingand what articles provides the most informationabout the TV drama. I am also going to be doing asummary about 5 websites which are about theAmerican TV series The Walking Dead and I amgoing to be analysing each website and sayingwhich website has more information about theseries
The History of the ShowThe Walking Dead was originally a comic book serieswritten and created by Robert Kirkman which have beenvery successful and the comic book series was first issuedin 2003 and has won awards such as the Eisner Award forBest Continuing Series in 2010The Walking Dead first came out in 2010 and the firstepisode got a view of 5.35 million the show got greatreviews so the show got renewed for a second seasonwith extended amount of episodes. The second seasonwent successfully and got nominated for different awardssuch as the writers guild of America award and the goldenglobe awards and the show ever since has been renewedfor a third and forth season in December 2012 . The TVshow has great reviews especially for the season 3premiere with 10.9 million views.Ever since the walking dead has been on TV further thingshave developed e.g. different videos games released forthe show ect.
Newspaper Article 1In the first article that I found theinformation that is in there istalking about the walking deadbeing a much darker program thanthe comic book actually and it istalking about the characters beingsimilar to the ones in the comicbook. The article also talks aboutwhat the show is like and saysthings such as “ If you havent seenthis show yet, stop what your doingimmediately get ready to behooked. The article also has a briefdescription of what happens at thestart of the walking dead and abrief intro to the story but what italso has is a brief description of thenext episode that’s on so thenewspaper article does providesome information but not enoughinformation about the TV drama
Newspaper Article 2In the second Article its an actor who plays thecharacter (Merle Dixon) and he talks about what itsbeen like for him on the walking dead and he alsodiscusses the future of the walking dead in season3 so this article may not provide much informationabout the history of the walking dead but it doesprovide future information about it for example heis asked the question “do you think the relationshipbetween Daryl and Carole will continue to blossomacross season 3 “ and another question that wasasked was “ Daryls become ricks go to guy in theabsence of Shane. Will merle drive a wedgebetween that? “ and questions like that will revelthe future history of the walking dead so thisarticle does provide some future information aboutthe television series.
Newspaper Article 3In the third article that I found about thewalking dead on mtv , it is talking aboutwhat could happen in the future of theshow after the mid season finale so it isproviding information which could happenin the future of the history of the walkingdead . It doesn’t discuss any of the pasthistory of the walking dead but it does goon about what can happen in the futurewith certain popular characters so it doesprovide a good source of information forexample it mentions “ the shows ranks areboosted by the arrival of Tyreeses party “so this is providing information that theshow is getting more popular when theyintroduce more characters from the comicbook series.
Newspaper Article 4In the forth article that I havefound its someones review onthe walking dead series andthey describe how they enjoyedthe series and all about the newcharacters which makes season3 and the article has a briefdescription about the newcharacters and how they willattract viewers who read thecomic book to the series.This article does provide someinformation about the history ofthe show but its just a briefdescription about it but it ismainly just a review about thepast seasons and whatsinstalled for the third season.
Newspaper Article 5The fifth article on the walking dead is talkingabout what happened on the first and secondepisode of the walking dead and it is explaining indetail what happened in theses episodes forexample it says “ last week we left our gang ofplucky zombie killers in a bad place, Sophia ismissing and Carl was shot.The article does explain quite a good source ofinformation it gives quite a good description of TheWalking Dead and talks about whats happeningwith each characters in the episode and whatshappening with them for example “ back at the rv,Tdog is having a hard time , his arm is infected”.Over all this article does provide a lot ofinformation about the first two episodes of season2 in the walking dead it gives full descriptionswhats going on with each character and the statethey are in at the moment so this article is veryinformative about the history of The Walking Dead.
Website oneThe first website that I found withinformation about the walking deadwas channel 5 . There is quite a bitof information on this website butthe information is not thatinformative it only has episodes toview a brief information page aboutthe characters for example it justexplains who a character is andthat’s all the information theyprovide for them. The website alsoshows cast photos and some videoclips so I find that channel 5 doesprovide information but not a lot ofinformation which goes into detailabout the TV series.
Website 2The second website that I foundprovides much moreinformation than the last onebecause the website providesinformation such as characterprofiles episodes games, a newsletter photos shop ect but thewebsite still provides basicinformation about the TV showand its characters it still have abrief description about thecharacters and it doesnt go intodetail about the characters sothis website is an improvementfrom the first one but it still isntcompletely up to scratch
Website 3The third website provides verylittle information about the TVshow , the website is mainly topromote the walking deadmagazine because the pageswhich are displayed are newsand features which just describeswhats in the latest issue andthere other links showing youhow to describe to the walkingdead magazine and how you canpurchase back issues so thiswebsite doesn’t provides noinformation about the TV showjust promotes the magazine .
Website 4The forth website that I found provides all theinformation that you can get about the walkingdead it has different sections talking about the TVshow , the comic book, the video games and it hascharacter profiles for every single character in theseries including characters which have onlyappeared once and it tells you everything aboutthe characters , there back storys all about thembefore the show and it tells every moment theyhad in the show and it even tells you informationabout what the characters killed e.g. number ofzombies killed , characters that have been killedect.The other good thing about this website is that ittells you the whole story about the walking dead inperfect detail explaining what happens everymoment and it also explains what happened in thepast before the zombie outbreak began.
Website 5The fifth website does providesome information about the showfor example it shows an episodeguide giving a brief descriptionabout each episode and it alsogives you the opportunity to watchepisodes online and it lets you viewthe actors profiles who star in theshow and provides informationabout the past shows that theactors have started in and thewebsite also shows the publicsreviews about the show so thewebsite does provide a briefdescription about the TV show butit doesn’t give all the informationthat it should do.
ConclusionOverall I think that the forth websitethat I found provides the mostinformation because the walkingdead wiki website provides all theinformation that you could ever needabout the TV show, thecharacters, the plot ect and it alsogoes into back story information andcharacters which have only had abrief role in the TV show so walkingdead wiki is the best website that Ihave found yet for information aboutthe TV show .The newspaper cuttingsthat I found also provide quite a lot ofinformation about the TV show andother peoples opinions about theshow but overall I find that thewebsites are a much better source ofinformation because you can findeverything you want on the websites.