It’s not every day that a trend going on isn’t something people are wearing. Sometimes it just so happens to be something they are watching.
It’s become an every Sunday night ritual, there’s nothing people do during this period but indulge their time in the dramatic lives of those during an apocalypse.
That’s right, the AMC TV series, "The Walking Dead."
This show has become a weekly sit down for most people. Lives are put to a halt and all things are paused for this hour of indulgence in the show.
Not to mention if viewers stay tuned to watch "Talking Dead" after the episode, which most people do to work out their emotions after a rough episode (like episode 1 of season 7 for goodness sake).
People have become so heavily invested in the show that yes it was originally about zombies but has become much more than that, as seen on a tweet from fan, Christian Durante saying, “Remember when the show was about zombies? Yeah.”
In response to this tweet, Sara Yoke said this, “no, the show has always been about how zombies affect humanity. It’s ugly. It’s raw. It’s real.”
Both interesting angles and great approaches to the apocalyptic era occurring in the show.
The typical what you expect to see versus what you really get when you become so connected to such a show. Viewers get far more than they expect when tuning into this AMC chiller.
This show, based on a series of comics, has welcomed you into the lives of Rick Grimes, Carl Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Maggie Greene, Glen Rhee and so many more.
This show takes you through the trials and tribulations of these people. It shows their constant battle to just find a place to live peacefully with one another.
Which could ironically be a reason why people watch it. To find happiness in their own lives.
“It’s my Sunday night ritual,” says Kyle Yeager, a comic book and TV-show fan since day one. “I have yet to miss an episode! I have read the graphic novels and met Kirkman (the creator of TWD) in person. The story is so great (both formats) and the characters come to life and make it feel like your family. While we are at a dark moment in the series, Glen and Abraham’s death, I will still remain as loyal as I was when I first watched/read it.”
Over the years loyal fans have lost several loved ones in the series and these fans are the one who fight through these hard times just as the actual characters are doing.
This series has gone through many ordeals where their faith has been tested, their will power, and their pain tolerance, just about everything. As viewers, you’ve watched this happen. These people have been forced to make ultimate decisions in just mere moments. However, to highlight the importance of just a moment in time, it’s said in the show by Hershel Greene, “Every moment now you don’t have to make a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.”
The viewers are indulged in the people that these characters have turned into overtime. They’re forced to be different people than they were before. They’re living lives they would never have imagined.
It’s a touchy subject matter that Rick Grimes refers to in an episode, “What the world is out there isn’t what you see on TV. It’s much, much worse. And it changes you. Either into one of them, or something a lot less than the person you were.”
Viewers can’t believe their eyes as they watch their favorite character meet their ultimate doom; death. Or shield their eyes as they see them turn into the monsters they fear they’d turn into.
There’s only one solution to this epidemic and it’s to continuously and ritually devote than one hour every Sunday night in hopes of brighter days ahead for the gang.