I have been hearing a lot about AMC's series The Walking Dead since late last year. As one of the The Walking Poor, I can't afford cable; so I have just recently watched episode one. I see why there are all the good reviews .
The series is visually intense, not only for the violence, but also for all it's beautiful use of iconic images and graphic storytelling.
If you think you can stand the horror of it all, and if the episodes continue to be as well made as the first, I would strongly recommend watching the series.