The Walking Dead has elevated itself above the fold by concentrating on character development and genuine human drama as much (if not more than) horror and sci-fi aspects. This is a huge reason the show on AMC has amassed such a rabid following; we wouldn’t tune in week after week if we didn’t actually care about these characters—even considering them actual people. While it’s an approach that has proven successful in spades, it does mean there are times when facts and reason take a back seat to emotional engagement.
Regular readers of Horror Freak News know we’re big fans of the folks at WhatCulture.com and the video lists and essays they release via YouTube. One of their most recent goes into some of those pesky plot-holes and/or information vacuums in The Walking Dead, things we might have missed while we were screaming at Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) or balling our eyes out. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section. Is there anything else about The Walking Dead that doesn’t make sense to you? Let’s discuss!
It’s a good thing the show is so damn good!
If you can’t stream, the 10 items are listed and briefly summarized below the video. After that, check out the 5-minute trailer and extensive synopsis for The Walking Dead Season 8, premiering on ACM on October 22nd. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Because believing in the zombie apocalypse is already a tough job.
Car from the Future: During Season 4, the show features a 2013 Hyundai SUV despite taking place in 2010. Oops! Product placement trumps artistic continuity.
The Gardeners All Survive: The US remains remarkably landscaped, in spite of a pesky zombie apocalypse. Notice how neatly trimmed everything is.
The Governors’ Aim: Viewers complained about the one-eyed villain’s astonishing and/or disastrous accuracy with automatic rifles. No pleasing the nit pickers!
Drinking Walker: An extra who took a swig from his water bottle at the worst possible moment launched fan debates with huge implications.
Lori’s Body: So we’re supposed to believe a single walker ate every bit of her (including clothes and bones)?
Where’s the Blood? Considering there aren’t any dry cleaners or washing machines, the folks on TWD stay surprisingly blood-free—even after sloppy battles.
Hershel’s Infinite Gunshot: Viewers counted 21 shots before reloading, a mechanical impossibility where shotguns are concerned.
Rick’s Coma: He went 60 days without attention (*cough*impossible*cough) yet still popped out looking and acting surprisingly spry.
Guts: If guts make it impossible (or at least more difficult) for zombies to detect humans, why don’t people wear guts every time they leave their houses?
Zombies: Okay, we understand that not using the word “zombie” is a way for TWD to differentiate itself from other series, avoiding the use of this obviously apropos noun is ridiculous.
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Official Synopsis: Last season, Rick Grimes [Andrew Lincoln] and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s [Jeffery Dean Morgan] rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie [Lauren Cohan] leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel [Khary Payton] leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.
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