Ian O'Doherty: They really didn't think this one through
Alongside the likes of Boardwalk Empire and Treme, The Walking Dead has helped to make this year one of the best years ever for television.
The Frank Darabont-directed zombie series stars British actor Andrew Lincoln doing a more-than-passable turn as an American sheriff trying to survive in a world overrun with . . . well, with the walking dead.
Its ratings have been high, the reviews have been brilliant and it is, in all honesty, one of the best things to have appeared on the box in a long, long time.