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My Sundays Are Dead! #thewalkingdead

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Yes! Indeed! Sundays are dead to me! They have been for years now. Since the first day I started watching The Walking Dead on Sunday nights, Sundays are changed forever.

A lot of people that I know cringe when I start to talk about the show. The expression on their face soon changes from smiling pleasantries to disgust and concern as to why I would subject myself to such a morbid show. A lot of fans say it, but those that do not watch do not get it. The Walking Dead is about so much more than just zombies. Besides, the level of sick has gradually grown to the level it is now and it is too late for me to turn back.

Yes. The show is dark. The show is not for everyone. If you can get past some of that, you are in for a great story that has been told in an exceptional way. It is laid out simply. And, the simplicity of it makes it a unique sort of art.

The characters are bringing something of themselves to their dark and ugly world of walkers. Each one had their lives before the apocalypse and they blended into what ever it was they built their lives around. We see a group of survivors reaching to the depths of who they are and bringing to the surface parts of themselves they may of otherwise never known or used to their benefit.

On any given Sunday an episode of The Walking Dead could resemble how living and breathing people feel. How living people deal and cope with other mindless individuals in our non-apocalyptic world. We strive in life to work our way to the top, to be heard, to be a voice, to reason with others. The hungry, the jobless, the broken, the sick, lamed and less fortunate, might feel like they are the zombies at some point.

It is not only the depths of the story telling but the artistic factor too. I had never read the comics before hearing about and watching the show on television. However, being a fan of art and comic books, I noticed immediately how the scenes were almost cut outs of what would fit perfectly as a sketch or drawing. It was something completely backwards for me to see it in this way, but that is one of the aspects that has caused me to fall in love and to be completely obsessed with The Walking Dead.

When I last wrote about Sundays being dead to me, Season 6 had ended and it was devastating. It was difficult to watch and then extremely difficult to wait until Season 7 started. For the longest time no one even knew the date of the premiere. The waiting really was the hardest part. Then, Season 7 aired. It happened. We all got our answers.

My daughter and I always make a huge deal of the premieres. Actually when I think about it, we make a big deal out of every Sunday. Anyway, I have to say, for me and in my opinion the premiere of Season 7 was the most intense episode of all. When Hershel was beheaded, that was the one scene and death of the characters that stuck with me the longest. Even now it is still difficult when I watch that episode as a repeat and I know what is going to happen!

My heart is broken again, deeply and the worse part is that it’s doubled. What has happened has really changed the show for me. I am worried that I am losing my love for the show because I am losing those characters that I love and have grown attached. Their story has been my story all along the way. It feels like a different show approaching the third episode of Season 7.

I will certainly be watching tonight and hope to keep loving The Walking Dead every Sunday night or if not, my Sundays will truly be dead.

 

photos from screen rant and amc

 

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Sundays Are Dead

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Zombies, walkers and thangs.

It has been awhile, but I remember a time when I did not yearn for Sunday TV night. As things are now, it is my obsession. Since the final show for the season of my favorite show, I have had nightmares about zombies three times. While that does not seem to be a very significant number, three night mares for me (and ones I can remember) is a huge deal. For the most part, when I do remember my dreams, the experience is usually a pleasant one and one I much rather prefer over zombies.

As a child, the thought of zombies terrified me. I grew up in a small town and there were two cemeteries. A lot of dead people for such a small place. Most nights when it was time to go to bed, my imagination took over and many good night’s sleep were lost. At present, with an adult’s imagination and knowledge, I’ve traded zombies for walkers. My favorite show is more like field training and I live with a new set of fears.

After being introduced to The Walking Dead on AMC, I had to wait until the first season was available on Netflix as I had missed it on TV. The first episode did not impress me that much and I thought it was going to be a lame series. With lots of encouragement from others I gave it a chance and watched a couple more episodes. Before I knew it I had finished the first season and I was hooked.

It is the one show I want to make time for. I wait anxiously every week for Sunday night to roll around. Sometimes The Walking Dead night starts a little early here and the television is turned on to AMC to watch repeats of previous episodes. I never get tired or bored of watching them over again. Each time I seem to catch another important point that I missed the first or second time around.

The premiere date of Season 7 is unknown. Even so Sundays are dead to me. My stomach still churns when I think about the last show of last season. Which one of our group saw their last day on earth? That really is thee question for fans. We all have our suspicions and if the writers stay true to the comics, we probably have the answer. Personally, I am on the edge of my seat with anticipation.

Every Sunday like clockwork I have this yearning to grab my munchies and watch the walkers. Like most fans of The Walking Dead I am anxious and nervous thanks to Negan. I can not wait to see Daryl, Carol, Rick, Maggie, Glenn, Michonne, Carl and little ass kicker, to name a few. Will those mentioned actually return again to survive together? I will not rest easy until the new season premiere and I know for certain who made it and who didn’t.
 

 

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