The Walking Dead

March 6, 2014 Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

“You fight it. You don’t give up. And one day, you just change,” Carol says in The Walking Dead. I got the AMC TV show on DVD this week. I heard about the show since it began in 2010, but had never seen it. Finally, I noticed Season 2 on the shelf at the library and grabbed it.  I wasn’t sure I’d like the post-apocalyptic horror series, but the characters are well written and I found myself drawn into these tragically violent lives.  The group dynamics reminded me of Lost a bit. After all, without any superficial order human beings quickly dissolve to their primal instincts. Disorder and continuous dissidence abounds. Identity is no longer a fixed thing. We see that for new encounters and new situations, people often take on new identities as well. These issues or elements make for a very good drama even if that idea of zombies seems silly at first.

Watching the series, I identified with the zombies first since I was so damn tired! The more I watched though, the more I realized that the main characters were slowly using their humanity. Though still alive, they lost a bit of their souls with each death—both of loved ones and walkers.  Being stuck in survival mode takes its toll and that is something I definitely relate to this week.

Though my divorce hardly resembles a zombie apocalypse, I think this quote is apt to end with. “The world we know is gone, but keeping our humanity? That’s a choice,” says Dale.

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About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)
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