I was just catching up on some Walking Dead (season 5) when Rick uttered 5 little words in Episode 10 that happened to be the title of this blog post I wrote in 2011: “We Are the Walking Dead”.
At the time, I had no idea that the character of Rick Grimes said these very words in an “iconic speech” in the comic book series (I haven’t read them, but it says so in this article by Wet Paint: http://ow.ly/JRaDh).
I loved the imagery of Rick’s group walking in the same lifeless manner as the zombies who were trailing not far behind. It was a very profound episode, and I can’t wait to see more!
In my last post, (Ramblings and the Return of the Procrastination Demon), I hinted that I may want to discuss what defines a monster in my next “Weekly” Creature Feature. I’ve decided to do this through the utterly amazing AMC TV series “The Walking Dead“, based on the comic book series of the same name.
The Walking Dead follows a diverse group of individuals, lead by main character Rick Grimes, who have been thrown together in an effort to survive the zombie apocalypse. This series shows us what can happen when living outside of conventional societal norms. It capitalizes on conflict within the circle of survivors, using their choice of characters to add to the overall feeling of ominous tension, invoking the sense that things can go really wrong, really fast.
Living through a zombie apocalypse takes its toll. They…
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