Twenty-something ennui meets the undead
By Sharon Miki, Humour Editor
In a move unprecedented in television history, AMC and HBO announced yesterday an innovative new plan to dominate Sunday evening ratings, just in time for March sweeps: a crossover episode linking the hit shows The Walking Dead and Girls.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” said AMC president Mark McMoney. “You’ve got the thrilling suspense of characters navigating their way through a horrifying world filled with vacant, violent souls… and then you also have the zombies from The Walking Dead.”
The episode, which is slated to air on Sunday, March 9, is rumoured to feature popular Girls characters Hannah and Marnie as they go on a road trip to save their ailing friendship. Little do the girls know, the trip will be interrupted by a horde of undead individuals. Only young Carl, from The Walking Dead, can rescue the girls—but will his big hat be enough to fight off the walkers? And what happens when Hannah decides she wants to have sex with one particularly attractive zombie (to gain life experience to write about on her new blog)?
“Am I worried about sharing screen time with bloody, deadly, horrible beings? Not really,” noted Girls creator and star, Lena Dunham. “I mean, have you seen Jessa?”