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Thursday, February 21, 2013

50 Shades of Good in The Walking Dead

I used to avoid watching horror movies back in the days. In fact, i would scoff at others who like watching those scary movies especially zombies. I mean, what for ? Why would someone watch something that's gory and unreal and dead bodies coming to life again in a bad way because they are going to eat you? What lesson can you possibly get from watching scary movies except to make you already fearful of life?

Well, in one of those downtimes where i had nothing better to do, i decided to watched The Walking Dead intending to just scan through the video. What do you know, i was hooked. And so does my husband and my sister. The series has currently 3 seasons and the midyear season premier of season 3 has about the biggest viewers so far on television. I can't exactly pinpoint the fascination! It could be because the viewer is compelled to root for these people to survive. The mix of conflicts and emotions and goodness prevailing despite all the ugliness that the characters encountered is just so varied and real despite everything being so unreal. There's a lot of goodness in the various characters too in differing shades. I like Rick and Glenn but you can not help but fall in love with Daryl. He is just good in a rough sort of way, someone who sticks it out. I don't know. The writers on this series are pretty amazing. Can't wait for the next episode.

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