Network: AMC
Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs
Complex co-sign: Like a hot chick who's all over you...because she's turned zombie and wants to eat you, this adaptation of Robert Kirkman's Z-apocalypse comic series isn't perfect. There are melodramatic exchanges that we rolled our eyes at and plotlines that go inexplicably, maddeningly unexplored, but the first season is only six episodes. To its credit, TWD revived horror television with its amazing pilot, "Days Gone Bye," and balanced deep philosophical questions with kick-ass blood and gore (it had better win awards for makeup and effects). Not to mention it opens up a floodgate of jokes about getting brained out.