Can’t wait to watch the plucky band of The Walking Dead‘s survivors slowly splinter apart, go mad and eventually get eaten by zombies? Well, you don’t have to wait until the October 16th premiere — you can just watch the 6-part web series “Torn Apart,” starring a young girl trying to survive the zombie apocalypse… until she becomes the emaciated, living corpse found by Rick Grimes at the beginning of episode 1 (the first zombie he sees upon waking, not the little girl zombie he shoots in the cold open). Part 1 is above, and the other parts are all after the jump. You know, in case you were having a pretty good day and wanted to make sure that stopped. Did I mention she had a family? With young children? …yep.Thanks to James B. for the tip. (Via Bloody Disgusting)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.