I’m not sure there’s anything new to say about The Walking Dead. We all watch it and we all think it’s not that great except for the times when it is really great. (“Rick. Do it.”)
The Walking Dead is nothing like its siblings on AMC, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. It’s not critically lauded, for the most part, and its a giant ratings hit. What explains the popularity of The Walking Dead? It’s mostly that people love to watch zombies getting killed in new and creative ways. In addition, it’s fascinating to imagine just how terrible people would become in a massive crisis like the one in this show.
The Walking Dead returned for its fifth season on October 12.