That time I started watching “The Walking Dead”

I’m only on the third episode of the second season, so if you’re not up to that point there’s probably spoilers.

I finished playing The Walking Dead game on Steam recently (I plan to post a review of this soon). Which was a big accomplishment, I think, because zombies are pretty much my #1 fear. I wish I was kidding, but it’s up there with lots of spooky things.

So I played the game and I figured that I’d check out the show because I’ve heard amazing things about it. I mean, it’s one of the most popular shows on television and it’s on the same channel as Breaking Bad so it has to be good, right?

I barely got through the first episode. And by barely I mean I got up to a minute and four seconds and anxiety took over me and I shut it off. I ended up finishing the show, however, with some peer support and am currently making my way into the 2nd season…and I’m not really scared anymore.

Actually, I don’t even think the show is that great so far. I think this graph is pretty accurate.

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I’m currently halfway done with Season 2 Episode 3 right now, and I plan on continuing to watch, but I’m getting kind of bored even on the 9th episode of the series. I got myself to stop being so scared because every time I see a creepy walker I remind myself of this: Image

and Game of Thrones has prepped me pretty well to expect every character I meet to eventually die. Except Rick, because I mean, who else would they put on the posters? I also find it hard to get into the show because I’m not sucked into their world yet or emotionally attached to any characters. Getting myself to chill out by saying “it’s just makeup and special effects” doesn’t help either.

The characters are alright so far. I mean, I know I’m supposed to hate Lori but I don’t really care…yet.

I hope that yet counts.

Andrea is annoying…but will probably die. T-Bone will probably die (I’ve seen enough memes to know the joke about there only being one black male on the show at a time). Sophia is definitely dead. If Daryl dies I will definitely die too. Dale will probably die…Shane will probably get tragically eaten by a zombie or something. Whatever.

I think my apathy towards this show may have to do with it’s large presence on the internet. It’s very hard to be surprised by anything when you’ve seen bits and pieces accidentally over the years and know that in 2013, Rick is still on the poster. With his son.

I’m going to keep watching the show, but I hope it gets better. Or a little more surprising.

Is it just me or do other people feel this way?

Ah well, at least I’m getting over my fear of zombies…kind of. Not really. I’m trying though.

 

UPDATE: After finishing the episode…I am terrified…and cannot stop having nightmares about zombies. Oh, how wrong I was. Someone send help–I’ll be under my bed in the fetal position.

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