There has been a lot of chatter about the season premiere of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead of late. Without giving away any major spoilers, all of the suspense was surrounding which major character would be meeting his or her end by way of a barbed wire covered bat named “Lucille” and an evil villain named Negan.
In fact for months now their have been theories and opinions and speculation about who exactly would meet their end. Would the show creators follow the comic books upon which the series was based, or would they do their own thing as they have seem to have done over the years?! It’s been a long time to wait since the end of season six, but to be honest, I have not brought myself to watch Season Seven’s season premiere…yet.
And why? Well, I have watched all six seasons of The Walking Dead over the years and while they have been disturbing and violent and sad and gory and emotional, they have also brought up many questions about humanity, loyalty and compassion and how much of it we would lose if faced with an apocalypse. Season six was all of these things and then some, and the season finale was one of the most terrifying things I have ever watched. And it wasn’t the zombies that made it terrifying – It was the embodiment of pure evil in human form and the end of humanity in Negan (and his nasty little game of eeny-meeny-miny-mo).
If you haven’t watched The Walking Dead yet, you can catch all six seasons on Netflix Canada. And if zombie movies are also your thing also check out “Dawn of the Dead” or “Resident Evil” too.
And for some zombie themed shows on Netflix Canada that are a little more kid friendly, check out “Scout’s guide to the Zombie Apocalypse“, “Life After Beth” or “Scooby Doo Zombie Island” – these might lead to a few less nightmares and a lot less difficult conversations!