The Walking Dead returns this October, which will not be in time to 'liven' up the ultra-boring summer tv schedule. The most boring of which is Falling Skies. The other snooze-fest is Alphas. However, I'm willing to give both of these shows a chance to prove me wrong...but I don't think I'm wrong. I have a pretty good barometer for bad television. I've watched Falling Skies since it's premiere and it puts me to sleep faster than reading War & Peace, while drinking hot chocolate, while listening to my cat purr. Perhaps if we had seen the actual alien invasion take place it would have been more interesting. Alas, I don't think they have the budget for that. But how can you go wrong with alien invasion? Evidently, you can.
Similar to Falling Skies, The Walking Dead is set in the after effects of a cataclysmic event, but unlike Falling Skies, The Walking Dead gets it right. The makers of the The Walking Dead know how to manage a little thing called "suspense" and they know how to manage it properly. Mind you, the material for The Walking Dead is extensive, which gives the writers an ample pool to draw from. If you haven't read The Walking Dead graphic novels, I strongly encourage you to do so. However, if you don't enjoy spoilers then wait for the show to air.
Getting back to Alphas, that show is just ho-hum. It's not good, it's not bad, it's dull and the concept has been done to death. It's only in it's 2nd episode, so I will give Alphas several more episodes before I move on, but I hope the writers come up with something to spice things up. If the show fails, it's a waste of great talent, which includes David Strathairn (Bourne Supremecy), Malik Yoba (NY Undercover), and Callum Keith Rennie (from this scifi fan's favorite show, Battlestar Galactica).