IGN - It's hard to say where AMC's Walking Dead will go. With Frank Darabont off the series things could go downhill quickly. Or perhaps Darabont was the shaky wheel in the first season of The Walking Dead. It's hard to tell. Regardless, it's hard to deny that The Walking Dead, an adaptation of the award-winning comic series by Robert Kirkman, had a few issues in its first six episodes. While the series is entertaining as hell, and popular to boot, it really doesn't offer much zombie lovers haven't already seen a dozen times over.