The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Series Review

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The ‘Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ depicts the epic love story between the two leading characters of the original ‘The Walking Dead’. They are Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne Hawthorne (Danai Gurira).

So, this latest 2024 horror drama takes us back into the lost world of Rick and Michonne. Both originally belonged to the trailblazing “The Walking Dead” (2010-2022) series. Here is a summary of the pioneering The Walking Dead show.

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. Thus, in a world devastated by a zombie apocalypse, a motley band of survivors pulls together to find safety -- and answers -- within the walls of the (CDC)Center for Disease Control.

The Walking Dead show is based on the series of graphic novels by Charlie Adlard.

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Synopsis:- The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Series

The love story between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne Hawthorne (Danai Gurira). Changed by a world that is constantly changing, will they find themselves in a war against the living or will they discover that they too are The Walking Dead?

‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ Gives A Sweet Closure

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne Hawthorne (Danai Gurira) – L to R.

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The introduction

The Ones Who Live (2024) show was initially intended to be an AMC original film for television. But it was later revealed that it would instead become a film trilogy with a broad theatrical release under Universal Pictures. However, the COVID pandemic and the announcement of the mothership’s conclusion affected its plans. So, the said series evolved into a television miniseries, replacing the original movie trilogy that was announced three years ago.

The actor Andrew Lincoln, famous for portraying Rick Grimes, holds the unique title of being the initial actor to transition across three franchises. He starred in the main series, The Walking Dead (2010-2022), had a guest appearance in Fear the Walking Dead (2015-2023), and is currently featured in The Ones Who Live (2024) series.

The storyline/plotline

An enduring love story of Rick and Michonne (together known as Richonne) has been unfolding on our small screens, for the past decade and a half. This narrative portrays the struggles of these two strong-minded (& willed) individuals. Even the zombie outbreak, unforeseen violence, innumerable deaths, and the accompanying mass destruction of human civilization could not lessen their timeless love tales. Separated by an unstoppable power, they embark on a quest to find each other, despite all kinds of obstacles in their complicated lives.

The fascinating script & captivating acting

We loved the fascinating script of this series that has imagined the zombie cataclysm unfolding in the United States. With the captivating acting of its lead actors – Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Danai Gurira (Michonne Hawthorne), the show is a hit among its dedicated fanbase. The other members of its ensemble cast, namely, Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis Stokes), Terry O’Quinn (Major General Beale), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Pearl Thorne), etc. have done a good job too. We loved the satisfactory ending of the first season, hopefully, Richonne will live happily ever after. Of course, until, its show creators decide to surprise us with another (second) season.

Also, Pollyanna McIntosh, known for her role as Jadis, has crossed over into three separate Walking Dead franchises. These franchises are The Walking Dead (2010-2022), The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020-2021), and The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024).

We also loved the way, they imagined and recreated the world hit by zombie catastrophe. The background music and the scenes involving the dead people walking are eerie, to say the least. Overall it is a good cinematic experience.

The conclusion

Last year, we saw another high-quality show The Last Of Us (2023) based on a similar zombie upheaval. But then, we started watching ‘The Walking Dead’ (2010-2022) series more than a decade ago. So, it has a special place in our hearts. This latest show has credibly managed to balance the past and present seamlessly in its story. And we loved that aspect of the show. It is always heartening to see the riveting characters of Rick Grimes and Michonne Hawthorne in it. More so, as they find scarce love and elusive happiness even in difficult times. True to its title, we get to know the people, who live. No doubt, this captivating zombie drama is a true delight for loyal fans who have been invested in The Walking Dead franchise for years.

Rating:- The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Series

FM Rating4.00/5
FM Short CommentsAfter watching the 177 episodes across 11 seasons of The Walking Dead series, we often wondered about the fate of its lead protagonists. Thankfully, this short series answered many of our questions. And, it was always heartening to watch the sizzling love saga of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne Hawthorne (Danai Gurira) during the zombie apocalypse.
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Show – FM Rating

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Key Details:- The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Series

GenreDrama, Horror, Thriller
Original languageEnglish (USA)
CreatorsScott M. Gimple, Danai Gurira & Andrew Lincoln
SeasonFirst (1) Season
EpisodesSix (6) Episodes
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2024 to March 31, 2024
CastAndrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Danai Gurira (Michonne Hawthorne), Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis Stokes), Terry O’Quinn (Major General Beale), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Pearl Thorne), Cailey Fleming
(Judith Grimes), Matthew Jeffers (Nat), Seth Gilliam (Gabriel Stokes), Craig Tate (Donald Okafor), Breeda Wool (Aiden), Andrew Bachelor (Bailey), etc.
NetworkAMC & AMC+
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (2024) Show – About

Spoilers Alerts:- Episodes Summary & Ending Explained

Six (6) Episodes in the First (1st) Season – Episodes Summary

Years | First Episodes (S1, E1) – February 25, 2024

In another world, built on a war against the dead, Rick Grimes and Michonne attempt to find each other and who they are/were. Also, Rick tries to find his place in a new world.

Gone | Second Episodes (S1, E2) – March 3, 2024

After Rick’s sacrifice to save his group, everyone believed he was gone, apart from a couple of people who dedicated a long time to searching for their friend. Michonne finds unexpected help in her search for Rick.

Bye | Third Episodes (S1, E3) – March 10, 2024

Jadis reveals her Civic Republic Military allegiance to Rick in Millenium Park, but he’s focused on escaping; despite threats, Rick and Thorne assist Michonne in joining the consignment program, leading to a rift when Michonne defies orders. So, Rick and Michonne must find a way to survive.

What We | Fourth Episodes (S1, E4) – March 17, 2024

Rick and Michonne find themselves in the ruins of Greenwood. Despite Michonne’s plea to return home with her, Rick is determined to complete Okafor’s mission to reform the Civic Republic Military into something better. Besides, Rick and Michonne try to find the love they had.

Become | Fifth Episodes (S1, E5) – March 24, 2024

Dangerous people make Rick and Michonne’s journey difficult.

The Last Time | Sixth Episode (S1, E6) – March 31, 2024

Rick and Michonne need to perform a near-impossible miracle.

The First Season Finale – Ending Explained

So, what major incidents took place?

The first season finale in the sixth episode began with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) setting out on a mission to dismantle the CRM from within. Accomplishing their objective, Rick received the Echelon Briefing from Major General Beale (Terry O’Quinn) and eliminated the CRM leader by stabbing him. They then sabotaged the toxic gas meant for Portland with explosives, resulting in the zombification of the entire strike team. Michonne then overcame the final hurdle by subduing CRM official Pearl Thorne (Lesley-Ann Brandt) in another violent zombie scene. Later on, a Civic Republic news report informed the public about Major General Beale’s malevolent plots being exposed, leading to enhanced supervision and the establishment of free movement within the Republic, as well as the warm reception of new arrivals.

And, what about the final scene?

Finally, in the end, the long-awaited reunion unfolded as Rick and Michonne disembarked from a helicopter and were greeted by their children Judith (Cailey Fleming) and R.J. (Anthony Azor), creating a tender and emotional moment, especially considering Rick’s six-year absence from his daughter and first encounter with his son.

As of now, there is no plan for its second season. But that may change in the future.

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