The Walking Dead is a bold, creative, and wildly entertaining cable show on AMC. It premiered to an audience of 5.24 million viewers. That audience has now almost doubled with 10.9 million viewers on average. I’ll let those numbers speak for themselves.
It definitely has become the best show on television. I remember enjoying it in seasons 1 and 2, but season 3 has got me addicted. Each week leaves cliffhangers too big to not watch next week.
The show succeeds for three main reasons.
1) Outstanding characters
2) Excellent writing
3) Graphic action and violence
Rick and co. have wormed their way into my heart. I care about the people that are constantly in danger. When Glenn and Maggie go off on a run to collect supplies, I worry that they’ll come back. Make no mistake. No character in this show is too big, or too important to die. Just ask Shane.
The writing excels by becoming a focal point. The violence and writing play off each other; we’re set up with long, intricate, and thought out conversations, only to be met with zombies being ruthlessly murdered minutes later; it’s quite simply awesome.
The violence is brutally honest. There is nothing given up because it is on television. We see blood, guts, brains, the whole thing. Heads are sent flying, screwdrivers and shards of glass in the eyes. Trust me, you’ll love it.
The Walking Dead has cemented its status as the best show on television. If you’re not watching this show immediately watch it on Netflix, and get caught up before February, when new episodes come back on. If you’re not watching this show, you are missing out.