So. How many of you are fans of The Walking Dead? I just got back from my bestie/sister-in-law, Vickie's where we watched The Walking Dead, Fear of the Walking Dead, AND Talking Dead. She absolutely LOVES those programs. I am so far behind. I'm still on season 4. I'm not a major fan, but I love how much she enjoys it.
I've been a fan since the beginning. I've missed the last couple of seasons of FTWD and am not caught up on TWD because I'm not paying for TV anymore (just HBO, LOL!), so I'll have to catch up later. I agree with @Carla78 who points out that the show deviates some from the comix (I've never read the books, just know the show is based off them). I think Carol also and Darrell also were killed off in the books. I think it's a great show and whether you are into zombies or not, the way they mix the real monster-terror of the zombies into the real human drama of the characters is a true success cocktail. As an aside, I'll say the show is far better than the attraction at Universal Studios, Hollywood, which is very cheesy. LOL!
Walking Dead, Vikings and Forged in Fire are the only things on TV that I follow with any regularity. The Rick Grimes character arc is really intriguing. I'll watch the pilot frequently just to touch base with the roots and seek inconsistancies. I see parallels between his Colt Python and Excalibur.
When I got married, part of the deal was that I would watch it with her. We binged the first two seasons on Netflix, and I was actually impressed with the direction and the character development.
By season 3, my inability to suspend my beliefs completely ruined the show. I know a fair bit about rates of tissue decay, metabolic absorption of food, etc.
By the third season, everyone that was going to die, would have. Food stores would deplete almost completely by the end of the first year. The putrification of undead tissues would mean the vast majority of walkers would have fallen to pieces. Literally. Being dead and rotting means they could not metabolize the human flesh they ate. Etc, etc, etc.....
Then some hilariously dressed dork with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat shows up.....in fucking hot ass Georgia....wearing a heavy leather jacket....zipped up to his neck and wearing a fucking neckerchief!!!
Seriously....this show has more egregious flaws than Trump.
A friend got me into the show and I'm all caught up on it. My interest in it is to see what happens to the people. That is the story for me. I don't give a damn about a zombie one way or the other. You might say I wonder on how we would get along and survive if some apocalypse did happen. There should be enough cars, gasoline, and food to last a mighty long time if scouted for in any reasonable way. In this shjow they are often prevented form doing so by the zombies.