What's the deal with 'The Walking Dead'?

When it started in 2010, The Walking Dead blew up, and was immediately hailed as a quintessential cornerstone in the zombie apocalypse genre. At the time, when my zombie-mad cousin and TV-buff friend told me of it, I decided there and then, I'd never watch this show.

But about two weeks ago, I started to watch the first series and finished the second about two days ago. I heard of its deeply rich story and lots of character depth, so naturally, I was anticipating Six Feet Under, except with the bodies waking up. But lo and behold it failed miserably. I'm even more disappointed now after finding it's creator is Frank Darabont - the genius behind The Shawshank Redemption! It just doesn't add up.

Now, in hindsight, I realize that those who were rating the "magnificence" of the story like zombie films, which usually have the storyline of a 1980's pornographic film. It's honestly not worth your time, and the cliffhanger at the end of series two was unimaginative and left me with sighs of anguish rather than excitement (unlike Dexter season six which I'm bricking it for!!) At this point, I would say it's "jumped the shark," but really it passed that point before they even made the pilot. Before the shark got bitten by a "walker" that is.

- Jonathan

explicit_baron's picture

I think the best part of the show is the atmosphere it creates. If a zombie outbreak did occur people would act like the characters in the show. They wouldn't become badass heroes like in the Resident Evil movies. They show how humans are stupid,scared and how they can't grip with modern society collapsing.

pfro's picture

I think the only part of the show that keeps me watching is the world they live in. I've never watch