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THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON

So AMC is marathoning The Walking Dead; start to finish in order. Not like I haven’t seen them, but thought I’d like to see certain episodes again, now that time has passed and certain things have come to pass.

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Zombies are impossible (maybe more like, highly improbable) and are really just an allegory about consumerism gone wild.  We find them interesting because we see how our over-consumption is really consuming us and the planet.

We’re watImageching and reading about dystopian futures because we’re already living them. This way we can examine it without admitting it.

We’ve brought them into the mainstream so we can accept them, accept ourselves as devouring, consuming, ravenous beasts. I guess.

As we see in The Walking Dead, zombies aren’t necessarily the scariest part of the apocalypse. I mean, they are who they are, right? They don’t lie to you, cheat, steal, manipulate, rape, taunt, torture, terrorize. They’re creatures driven by instinct. They just want to eat you (and they make no bones about it).

Fight the dead. wd6Fear the living.

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2 thoughts on “THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON

  1. I haven’t watched the new season yet, although I’ve been recording it and think the show is brilliant (if maybe too needlessly gory, but that’s what people like). It adds too much glumness to my mood. Some week we’ll get the whole season over with at once!

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  2. THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON
    Sounds like a great show…. I haven’t seen this show either, but D.Parker has a good term about
    the zombies….

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