The Show of Survival: “The Walking Dead” Review
Iva Juka, Copy Editor
Have you ever watched a show and got emotionally attached to each character? “The Walking Dead” is that show for me. I initially began watching “The Walking Dead” (TWD for short) years ago when it first came out, but then stopped around the end of Season Three. I was so angered with one of the characters that it made me want to stop altogether. Senior year of college came around, and I decided to take my senior seminar based on TWD. This requires for me to watch about four episodes a weekday. I must add, I am so thankful to have taken this class because it brought back all the love I carried for this show.
“The Walking Dead” is an American horror television series that is based on the post-apocalyptic life after a worldwide zombie outbreak. Rick, the show’s main character, and his group are constantly on the move in search for safety and security. In the process of doing so, they encounter many bumps on the road that prove to them that when human beings are in a state of panic, they are willing to do anything to protect themselves and their loved ones. They soon discover that fellow survivors could be more dangerous than the zombies walking among them.
The well-known television series begins with Rick waking up in a hospital after being in a coma for about over a month. He reunites with his family after a short journey, and is introduced to the new life filled with flesh eating zombies. Throughout the rest of his journey to finding a secure home, he loses as many people as he meets. This show does an amazing job as reeling you in, and making you fall in love- just to feel heartbroken after a few seasons go by.
I would recommend this to any person who loves zombies and “survival” type of shows. One thing I do suggest for people who decide to start watching this show is to view it in a “what would I do if I was in this situation” way. Throughout my seminar class, we are constantly discussing the importance of social construction. Who would get what role? Would traditional gender roles still play an important part in society? Will there be rules? These are essential questions to think about when watching this show because it will open your third eye. In other words, your point of view will change as you think and feel for each character as an individual. “The Walking Dead” is easily one of my favorite shows.