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The Walking Dead isn't About Just Zombies

Updated on January 24, 2017
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Tawnya is a freelance writer who LOVEs movies and televison series! She enjoys family movies and animated movies the most.


The Walking Dead is Contagiously Addicting

Although The Walking Dead has been on since 2010, I just got into this hit TV show. Why did I wait so long, you ask? Well, like many other people, I'm just not that into zombies. So, imagine my surprise when I finally sat down and watched the show and realized there is much more going on in this series than just zombies. In fact, zombies are more co-stars in this sitcom than anything else, and today, I am a die-hard Walking Dead fan.

The Zombie Apocalypse

The series begins as a zombie apocalypse is taking place all around the globe. At the same time, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is waking up from a coma. Grimes is a sheriff who, prior to his coma, had been shot in the line of duty. After escaping a hospital under siege, Rick sets out to find his wife and young son. Along the way, Rick, a maverick in the post-apocalyptic world hooks up with many other survivors and becomes a leader.

Figuring out How to Survive in a Brand New World

The premise of the series is that Grimes, along with several others including the dreamy Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Glen Rhee (Steven Yuen), and Rick's son, Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), must learn how to survive in a brand new world that has no rules, no boundaries, and seemingly no safe place to start over. Together this band of survivors must work together, watch each other's backs, and above all stay away from the zombies.

To see how this group of survivors banded together to survive, fight the zombies and survive in a world full of anarchy and extremely dangerous and unstable situations check out the first season of The Walking Dead on DVD.

Walking Dead Season 6

My Sunday nights will soon be filled with gory zombies. The sixth season of The Walking Dead is scheduled to premiere October 11, 2015.

Here's to Hoping Season 6 Gets Better

When The Walking Dead's sixth season started in October 2015, I was glued to my couch to watch the debut. Like many, I was quickly disappointed. The first half of this season seems to have dragged on forever. I realize the writers are working off source material and I appreciate that, but they also have to realize that viewers have short attention spans and the drawn out plots are sure to shake some avid viewers out of sheer boredom.

For instance, I've been a fan since the very beginning, but I vowed that if they didn't reveal whether or not Glenn was dead by the third episode after the incident, I was going to be done for good. A little suspense is great, too much is just annoying.

When the hiatus is over in early 2016, I hope the plot picks up quickly and gets back to the Walking Dead we all know and love.

2nd Half of Season 7 Coming Soon!

After a hiatus for the holidays, the 2nd half of The Walking Dead Season 7 starts February 12, 2017.

New The Walking Dead Second Half Season 7 Teaser Video

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I never thought about the Zombies being the co-stars. In fact your right, co-stars is being generous.How about WALK IN EXTRA's . hehehe Although I watched the whole series, I don't think the killings of children, or children killing children, was appropriate or needed. To many young kids have seen this movieand I wish they had not. Enough blabla. Good lens, thumbs up ! Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Tawnya 4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @sousababy: Thanks, Sousababy. This show is amazing and weirdly addictive!

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      sousababy 4 years ago

      I'm sorry, I'm not cool enough (or hip enough) to know anything about The Walking Dead (but I feel like this somedays). I know this series is wildly popular with plenty of folks, so I'll pin it - in hopes others will chime in.