"The whole world we know is gone. But keeping our humanity… that’s a choice."
When it comes to watching a TV show like The Walking Dead, there are moments where they touch on the general issues and situations from our today’s society basis. Our morality, our loyalty, our mistakes - our humanity, that makes us who we are. Family and friendship are what’s keeping these people together, because without them, who are they really? We look into these characters’ backstories in their point of views and you watch what they see, know what they know.
This just isn’t a show about fighting the dead, it’s about people who are fighting for their own damn lives, victims who make it out of traumatizing situations that shapes them into survivors. A show about trying to keep hope alive, about choices. And it is about how the situations you are placed in that can cause you to change your moral values. It is about survival, trust, trying to keep a lid on one’s sanity, depending on each other and working together. It’s about leaders and followers and power struggles. It’s about love, loyalty, jealousy, loss and hope against all odds. The blood and gore is just merely a partial piece to the show that makes the characters having to quickly act on their survival instincts and decisions they have to make and face.
The Walking Dead serves as a metaphor for reality, and that’s why we live in it. It’s a character driven drama that has more to do with the human experience than the undead. And my dear friends, is why I have come to love this show so dearly.