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This review is from: The Walking Dead, Season 4 (Amazon Video)
Not being a fan of the zombie craze (sorry I just don't get it) I was going to pass this show by. But after giving the Walking Dead a chance and watching the first couple episodes, I quickly realized that I was missing out. This show is much more than a zombie story--in fact at points that senario is like a gory backdrop for the real story. Sure there are lots of scenes with half-dead "walkers" chasing the living, but even those are pretty well done. It's suspenseful, dramatic, well writen, and somehow beautiful. In my opinion the Walking Dead might be the best human condition story I have seen on tv. Despite the story revolving around death (or the undead), it has a lot to say about life and how we live.
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Initial post: Oct 21, 2013 6:21:05 AM PDT
that's exactly my story. it kept on popping up as a "suggested" video for months. then one night I had nothing to do and am not a big fan of zombies either.. but since the first episode, I've been hooked. watched it through the first season back-to-back online that weekend.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013 3:08:17 PM PDT
Whether you are a zombie fan or not, the show is excellent! Look at it this way, the walking dead aren't the zombies....they are the people
Posted on Oct 21, 2013 6:41:55 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Correction theyre not half dead they are dead.
Posted on Oct 24, 2013 6:52:40 AM PDT
Jimmy Mitchell says:
What TWD is -
the ups, downs, sucesses, trials and struggles of what people go thru... that just happens to be in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
In my humble opinion, TWD is the best all-around drama/horror series in tv history.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2013 6:59:22 AM PDT
agreed..LOVE the show. writing, acting all of it.
Posted on Oct 25, 2013 4:04:51 PM PDT
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Wilcy Moore says:
For me it's kind of a reboot of society. Suddenly all the rules have changed, there are no property rights, and no central authority. Survival is the only objective and the available resources are valued accordingly. The zombies are the background that facilitate the new way of life. In fact, the zombies are at times merely a dangerous inconvenience. Once you get past the gore and realize that it's only makeup, this becomes so much more of a story. It's hard to imagine a world where people are trying to break INTO prison, but this show pulls it off.
Posted on Oct 29, 2013 12:34:28 PM PDT
AMC have renewed the show for a 5th season today :)
Posted on Nov 6, 2013 8:34:34 PM PST
Travis Roberts says:
I voted as helpful.
I am a total fan of the zombie craze and I don't understand why I am. So maybe we can agree from opposite ends of the spectrum. I have a theory that in modern times, we are denied the attachments (because of luxuries we now have) that the characters in the film get to feel for each other as humans. Maybe in previous times of human existence we were feeling that tribalistic attachmentism .. so to speak... based on some need to survive. So when we watch these films, it speaks to something deep-rooted in our dna learned and appreciated though needs of surviving. Just my two cents. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying as I am. :) Cheers man.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2013 8:00:10 AM PST
I like where your head's at. I went in thinking that Walking Dead was a dystopian/horror show, but was suprised to find a story about humans finally facing life instead of dealing with its absence. I love survival stories, but this one has a lot more to say about how we might deal with it after being stripped of all our precious junk.