After a long wait, AMC’ s The Walking Dead is coming back tonight with a two hour season premiere. I don’t watch a bunch of T.V. , basically a few shows and Patriots football, so this is a real treat for me. Furthermore, my brother and I have vast discrepiencies on what we like for shows, just as we do in music. This show was a hit for both of us right off and hopefully we can catch some episodes when we are together for Thanksgiving. Like music we both like, we enjoy it more together.
I just wanted to throw some Biggy in here…realistically, no one would have a machine gun in a zombie apocalypse because it would require too much ammo. My brother wrote a zombie killing playlist a while back and does a much more comprehensive job than I will do here on the subject as this is the first day off from work that I have had in about two weeks and I need to do many household type of things. It sounds bad working so many days in a row. but is it really compared to spending every waking moment surviving the undead and unholy hordes? No not really and at least I got paid for my labor. Isn’t life payment enough?
The best part about The Walking Dead is the ways they show how such extreme pressures will cause people to literally act psychotic. The cut scenes from the show display only more turmoil and one scene shows the lead character Rick saying “This is no longer a democracy”. This cat is one bad ass mother and I can see him being a man who never cries. Does he cry in the first season when he first sees his kid and wife? I bet he does when his son gets shot in the second season but I can’t remember.
Lastly, I have a old friend I’ve been talking to a lot and she is currently out of state. I have raved to her about this show and how it is so far beyond so many zombie centered pieces of fiction that have been created thus far. She is not a big television viewer, in fact she refers to shows as “programs” like my 89 year old grandmother, but I think she can get into this and I will make best efforts when she returns to the state. I hope everyone who is into the show enjoys the new one and that my friend gives it a chance. Brother, I am sure you will be putting children to bed and writing heavy things, but take some time off to watch this show you love. If you haven’t even heard of the show, check it out tonight!