Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Walking Dead

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If you don't like The Walking Dead...you're wrong. I'm kidding! But seriously, in my opinion if you haven't jumped on this bandwagon, you're missing out. I LOVE this show! I can't get enough of it. I was a little late to the game so I was fortunate enough to binge watch the first two seasons on Netflix but now having to wait a whole week for a new episode actually might be worse than being chomped on by a zombie. But I shall suffer in silence.

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Why do I love this show? Listen, for me this is not a show about zombies and it's not even really a show about the apocalypse. It's a show about people, real people, struggling hard. My favorite thing about The Walking Dead is that, apart from being frozen from shock nearly every episode, at the end of each show I ask myself, "What would I have done?" If I was dropped in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would I make the same choices as these people? I like to tell myself I would survive until the end but let's face it I would have become a walker three days after the epidemic started. 

This show is extremely character driven, which I love, and this season has done that even more so. It's so cool to see how each character has changed since season one (if they're still alive that is).

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Rick went from do-gooder cop, to crazy commander of the "Ricktatorship", to the anything-goes trust no one but us leader we have now. 

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And we've seen Carl grow up into a little mini-Rick when no one thought it was possible for a kid to survive in this kind of world. 

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Daryl's still a bad-ass, he always will be. 

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But I have to say this season my favorite character (and apparently also everyone's on Twitter) is Carol. I WANT TO BE CAROL WHEN I GROW UP! 

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Listen, I did not like her at first I totally thought she was useless and was going to be one of the first ones to get eaten. SHAME ON ME. SHAME! SHAME! Carol showed up as this weak, scared, beaten housewife and has taken on this broken down new world and become a warrior. 

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I love her and I love her story. Like, I'm actually inspired by her on a daily basis. Dang, I just can't get over this freakin' show!

Trust me I could go on. I'm thankful for AMC's The Talking Dead for giving me a little therapy/processing session every week after each episode. Sometimes you just have to talk these things out with your peeps. 

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Next week is the mid-season finale and I'm already prepared for the worst. If you run into me after next Sunday, please be gentle, one of my beloved characters may have become a zombie. 

'Til Next Time

-Porter

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