The Walking Dead Review

The Walking Dead Review

Ava Stathakis , Marketing/Public Relations Manager

Sitting in my bed at 2 a.m., I decide whether or not to hit the continue devoting my time in a Netflix binge.  I choose to continue, keeping the volume as low as I can to not wake up either of my parents.  I know I’m going to regret it in the morning, but the Walking Dead is worth it. 

The show starts prior to the world ending. The Walking Dead features Rick Grimes, the main protagonist, with his best friend and work partner, Shane, on a chase. Yes, they’re cops, and no, neither one of them dies, at least perhaps not yet. However, Rick does take a bullet to the stomach. The trauma was so bad that his body goes into a coma. When he wakes up months later, the world had come to an end.

Throughout the six aired seasons, Rick faces many hardships including death, homes taken away from the group, near death experiences, and the list goes on.  Many deaths throughout the seasons are traumatic for Rick, and others are ones he brings upon himself.

At times, the show can be rather predictable. However, a majority of the time, they throw things in that one would absolutely never expect. There are numerous cliffhangers, which nearly forces one to continue watching.

Some episodes may not be action packed, but they make up for it with the emotional baggage that comes with each character. The characterization of each individual evolves throughout each episode. When a show is as popular as the Walking Dead, I think it’s important to know why certain characters are the way they are. It also shows how much the characters have grown throughout each season, regardless of whether their time on the show is good or bad.

In the show, those who are resurrected are never referred to as zombies. Instead, they are referred to as  walkers, roamers, biters, or the dead ones. It brings up the question as to why they never call them zombies. Is calling them these names a state of denial? This question has been sitting in my mind since day one of watching the show.

If you enjoy action and drama, I would highly suggest you watch the Walking Dead. To sum up the series quickly, I would call this show very intense. Not only does it focus on the walkers, but the physical and mental toll taken on ones who would be in a situation like this is also explored. Lastly, when action scenes are featured, they are filled with enough suspense to have you sitting at the edge of your seat.

Season 7 of the Walking Dead premieres on AMC this Sunday, October 23, so if you want to catch up, I suggest you start binge watching now.