Sunday, November 21, 2010
Because I am.
You may be saying, "But I don't like zombies. Or gore. Or horror. Eek!"
However, The Walking Dead is not just a show about zombies and grossness. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it's about human drama in the worst of times. Seeing the best and worst in people.
I'm sure there are comic book purists out there who don't like the characters they've added in and the changes that were made, but whatever. Nobody is ever satisfied with interpretations of books that are made into TV shows and movies.
What I'm saying is that this is what I'm really into these days, it beats any reality crap that you can watch, and shows emotions more genuinely than anything out there where characters tell you about their true feelings in a confessional.
It helps me having reliable escapism these days, even when that escape isn't always a sunny, happy-go-lucky kind of place. I can go somewhere where I can immerse myself in something completely different from myself. And even worse.
I guess watching zombies stagger about and people occasionally getting eaten makes me feel better about having stomach issues, depression, diabetes, job-related stress. And it could probably help you too.