Let's face it, life is fraught with peril. Even if the last scary thing that happened to you was having to terminate a spider in the shower, it seems one can't open a laptop or turn on a TV without seeing updates on the latest mayhem the 21st century has to offer. Plane crashes, terrorism, mass shootings...it's a non-stop horror show. Which is why, oddly enough, I find that sometimes the perfect escape from real life fright is to spend a couple of hours in a dark theater being scared witless by a movie.
I see my life -- as the parent of a 1.5 year old -- in the characters' quest for survival. The show tells the story of a small band of survivors after modern society has been destroyed by a zombie outbreak. What "The Walking Dead" is really about -- its theme -- is about keeping your humanity and spirit in the face of hardship and a complete disruption of your previous world....more
According to the ancient Mayan calendar, the world is scheduled to come to an end on December 21, 2012. I don't know about you, but I plan to spend my remaining two months studying up on what to expect when you're being exterminated. I will accomplish this by watching the current crop of post apocalyptic television programs, which naturally are just loaded with helpful information. The Walking Dead (AMC) teaches us you need to have a Zombie escape plan....more