What’s With All The Walking Dead?
No, not talking about all the zombies running around in my supermarket who won’t get out of the way so I can get through the line faster. I’m talking about all the posts on the site about The Walking Dead. I have no idea why I’ve posted so much lately about this one particular show when my poor little site needs so much more attention.
Part of the reason could be that this is one show that’s really captured my interest, even when it really shouldn’t have. I am not a fan of gore. Never have been. The very idea that I’m enjoying sitting down and watching dead people make lots of other people into dead people is so WRONG I can’t even describe how wrong it is.
But The Walking Dead has that something special in it that makes it more appealing that it sounds just from a bare description of the series. But, in a nutshell, here’s what it’s about.
Rick Grimes wakes up in a hospital bed after having been shot in the line of duty. The world has gone to hell. Dead people walk the streets and try quite valiantly to turn the living into the dead—and fill their tummies while they’re at it. Rick makes his way to his house, discovers his wife and son gone but not necessarily dead, and after a few interesting things happen, he goes out into a world now overrun with zombies to find his family.
What pulled me in and made me stay was the people. The writers have a winner here and they need to tread carefully. This is the kind of show that makes you set aside your prejudices against horror flicks and watch (horrified) as you feel for every character you meet. I don’t really know why I like this show. But I do. And so does my sister, my brother-in-law, my friends, and my colleagues. And they, like me, can’t believe they’ve been sucked in.
I’m sure they thank me for that every time they sit down to watch. ;-)
Here are a few quick links to take to you the main parts of the site that deal with the show.
- The Walking Dead posts
- The Walking Dead main page
- The Walking Dead board game – because who doesn’t need to spend a few minutes each day fighting off zombies?