Media Minute

The Walking Dead

As a self-proclaimed bookworm, I prefer to bury myself in the works of Hemingway and Fitzgerald rather than spend my time watching T.V.
There are very few instances where I get so involved in a show that I develop a dire need to watch it every week.
Every Sunday night at 9 p.m. is one of those instances.
For those unfamiliar, the show is basically a horror/drama depicting what our world would be like if a zombie outbreak were to occur, based on a series of comics, also called The Walking Dead.
The media has been saturated with zombie movies and shows, but The Walking Dead will always set the bar.
Why is TWD the best?

It’s simple, really, yet no one else has been able to get it quite right. It is the impeccable attention to detail and the realism.
Everything down to the development of each character as time goes by, their backstories, even the zombies are more decomposed than in season one.
The Walking Dead has been one of my favorite shows since its airing in 2010. Something about the mix of post-apocalyptic love, drama and good old-fashioned zombie slaying caught my eye.
The show is great for many reasons, but I personally think the actors they chose to portray the characters are the best part. I mean, c’mon, there’s really no better fit for a crossbow wielding badass than the classy (and British) Norman Reedus.
Also, I think attending the “zombie school” that the extras are required to go through would be incredibly fun. Classes consisting of being taught how to move and act like a walker? Yes, please.
However, TWD is definitely not for everyone, especially the faint hearted. It even took me a while to get used to seeing human organs whip across the screen. Consider yourself warned.