The Walking Dead: 5 Things To Be Thankful For


It’s Thanksgiving Day in 2014!  AMC’s The Walking Dead is less than one week away from the midseason finale.  The comic book series is breaking some new ground.  And there is a ton of new merchandise coming out to prepare for the Winter holidays.  It’s an exciting time to be a fan of the show.

But since it’s Thanksgiving in America today, I figured we should take a look at 5 things that fans of The Walking Dead should be thankful for.  Here is the list:

  1. Robert Kirkman.  The entire franchise of The Walking Dead wouldn’t exist if not for this man.  His dedication to the craft has allowed for some the most creative and shocking moments in both the television and the comic book world.   He even sacrificed his reputation and his integrity to get the comic book series off the ground.  That’s how much he believed in the project.
  2. Zombies.  This is an easy one.  There wouldn’t be a zombie show on TV without the concept of them.  Although they’re called “walkers” on The Walking Dead, fans have been treated to a revival in the genre.  Until The Walking Dead came along, there was a bit of a lull with zombies where people didn’t think there was much they could do with the topic.  Robert Kirkman proved them wrong.
  3. Daryl Dixon.  Norman Reedus has done a fantastic job of bringing the character of Daryl to life on AMC’s The Walking Dead.  As a character that doesn’t exist in the comic book work, Daryl has quickly become on the most popular and iconic characters on the show.  Reedus has a very loyal following, one that claims that they will stop watching if his character ever dies.  That’s hardcore.
  4. Love Can Conquer All.  Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that there are always things worth fighting for, no matter how bad things get.  Glenn and Maggie reminded us of this when they were on the farm and during season 4 when they were separated from each other.  Love can be found anywhere, and it can even happen at times when you least expect it.  The characters of Glenn and Maggie remind us of that every week on The Walking Dead.
  5. The AMC Television network.  AMC was not The Walking Dead’s first choice.  They were rejected by both HBO and NBC before finally finding a home for the show.  The relationship was worked out nearly perfectly for both The Walking Dead and AMC, which have renewed their partnership for a 6th season already.  AMC took a chance on a horror themed series and it has paid off for them big time.

What are you most thankful for when it comes to The Walking Dead?  Discuss it in the comments below.

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