It’s not about zombies. The Walking Dead is popular because it’s good. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. It’s real drama. It is more than special effects. It is more than gore. It has a community of fans that understand the relativity of the comic book adaptation. The stories show the humanity left after we no longer have to worry about jobs, careers, taxes, peer pressure, sports, debt, consumerism, or the other “ism’s” that plague our times. Now the only issue is survival. You have to judge people based upon their actions and contributions to your group. There are elements the characters hang on to in order to retain their civilized personas but the ability to go from 0-60 mph in savagery is a plus.
At the time of this post, the show is in in 6th season and the midseason finale. The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC in the United States.
Tonight, I predict someone we love is going to die. It sucks but that is how it goes. I am sure we will have some good stuff to comment about on the next episode of WarriorCast podcast this week. You have follow our comments ( Ken Jr. and myself) live on Twitter @thewarriorcast , @blackmanwithgun