I stopped watching The Walking Dead halfway through Season 7 just because I lost interest and other shows came in to fill the TV show void (Stranger Things comes to mind). But after Season 7 showed up on Netflix, I decided to binge-watch and got through it. Naturally, I got hooked again and am now waiting every week for the next episode of Season 8. The Walking Dead holds a special place in my heart since it started pretty much the same time as The Pocalypse – October 31, 2010 and October 10, 2010, respectively. I had never read the comics (I don’t even think I had heard of it at the time) so, to me, it felt like the two stories were happening and unfolding at the same time.
I got a lot of inspiration from the show. I created Rusty after watching Daryl and Merle. I learned that killing characters, even beloved ones, is not a bad thing if done right. The Pocalypse would not be the same story without The Walking Dead show to inspire parts of it.
Now, TWD and The Pocalypse have branched apart pretty far (unless TWD introduces some psychics :D) but I still find inspiration from it. I’ll continue to watch it to the end, like I did with Lost. No matter how the story goes, for better or worse, I’ve invested too much time to stop.
What do you think of the show these days? Do you still wait for every Sunday to watch a new episode?
Enjoy Scene 70 – “Bring ‘Em On”!
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