So, there’s this show, The Walking Dead. It’s one of the most popular shows on television. You may have heard of it, actually. It’s based on a comic book. It’s got zombies, only for some reason they don’t call them that. They call them walkers, or roamers, or biters, or just “the dead ones,” but they never ever call them zombies for reasons that are entirely unclear to me and always have been.
There’s even a spinoff series coming this summer, called Fear the Walking Dead. Other than that it’s set in LA and takes place earlier in the zombie apocalypse than the original show does, I don’t actually know anything about it.
Here’s the thing about this show that you need to know: it just come off its strongest season since Season One, and this last half-season (the show does eight episodes, takes a break, then does eight more episodes) was better than Season One was. I recap it for Sourcerer, in fact. You can see my recap of the first episode here.
You should be watching The Walking Dead if you like things that are good and you have a strong stomach. Be aware that bit’s not a joke; the show so far has featured a man ripping out another man’s throat with his teeth, a handful of impalings, a thing with a dude’s cheek that was just awful, napalm zombies, a beheading, and at least two field amputations. And that’s just counting things that have happened to the humans. Check it out.
Just don’t start with Season Two. Here’s my recap: Carl won’t stay in the house and everyone is dumb. The end.
- RECAPVIEW: The Walking Dead S5E01, “No Sanctuary” (sourcererblog.wordpress.com)
- Zombie Round Up: Bonus Round Up! (sourcererblog.wordpress.com)
- The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (03/26/15-04/01/15) (thegothamrogue.wordpress.com)