The Walking Dead

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Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.[11] Most of the story takes place in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and then the surrounding countryside, as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory zombies (or “walkers”, as they are referred to in show) who devour any living thing they catch, and whose bite is infectious to humans. The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group faces as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival against the zombie horde, and later, how they cope with members being killed and deal with other human survivors they encounter, many of whom are dangerous and predatory themselves.

The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff’s deputy[1] before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the dead walking again, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that the structures of society have collapsed.

31 thoughts on “The Walking Dead

        1. Could be, however three graves were clearly visible after the attack, one for Lori, one for T-Dog, and one for ????

          Possible spoiler alert. If you go to wikipedia, characters who have died have a 'from-to' entry next to their names, and Carol's entry is still open.

  1. I was hesitant to pick this show up, but I am damned sure glad that I did.
    I enjoy it a great deal.
    We did let it build up on NetFlix and marathoned much of it.
    Now it is tough to wait for the next episode.

    1. gangster movies… zombie movies… both are fairly rule-loaded genres that sorta serve to explore: "this is how we really are in X conditions". I find TWD to be very contemplative about its subject- what are the primal forces of human behavior that are unleashed when we strip away the luxury of modern society. what are all the manifestations of our survival instincts that surface when push comes to shove?

      So, would a place like Woodbury "naturally" arise? And with a leader like the Governor? I'm not so sure, but its something to concern ourselves with.

      1. I think a place like  Woodbury would form. Weasels like the Governor could rise as they will do whatever social engineering they need to do in order to keep in power or safe. That character may also be a cautionary tale about politicians general.

      2. "this is how we really are in X conditions"

        LOL, ok. You do know it's scripted, and for entertainment purposes. I double real life would be anything like the show. Survivalist tend to go tribal and lock down their location, the group on TWD wander all over the place and do stupid shit. I've only seen the first two seasons, but that was enough to get that point.

        1. there are those who call themselves "survivalists", those who think themselves survivaists.

          …and those who would actually survive in real calamity.

          sounds like you are believing the hype that these paranoids at the edge of society would really prevail over the rest?

          1. And who is it that you consider at the edge of society? Most of the "survivalist" I know of are business owners, community leaders, and educators, hardly the edge of society. Trust me, to create and stock compounds and bunkers to lock down in the case of disaster requires an immense amount of resources, particularly money, which you don't acquire by staying on the "edge" of society.

            1. I'll grant you that there's a certain amount of disaster preparedness that's perfectly rational and recommended.

              However, I perceive that, there are many that go beyond what is prudent and reasonable, and their motivation stems from an anti-social and negative worldview. There are "extreme" survivalists. Preppers. Obsessed with armageddon. not much different than so many evangelicals who go through life with a certain conceit, a disdain for those that won't be "called" or "chosen" or whatever.

              So, like with just about any group, there's good and bad.

              anyway, back to my question- take some "extreme survivalists". I agree with you that they probably have a compound, and they think hunkering down is the smart move.

              I am far from sure that is true. The idea on TWD is that you have to keep moving.

              If we regress to ancient survival behaviors…well, pre-agricultural humans had to keep moving too.

      1. No kidding. I saw in an on-line article after the fact that Glen is the one who bites it in the comic books, but I would have bet 100 dollars that there was no way they would kill off Glen or Darrell. Now Glen's gone and Darrell is in a pickle. Abraham was pretty obvious. He's the one I would have killed if I was Negan.

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