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Return of The Walking Dead


by Karly Sacco

STAFF WRITER

Sunday’s are just not the same anymore.  Every time they come around, it just feels like there is something missing. Waiting all day, but for what? My fellow zombie fans, you know this feeling very well. The AMC series “The Walking Dead” has been on a break for a few months now, and the DVR is about to break after replaying old episodes over and over again. Don’t worry; you won’t have to resort to reruns anymore because finally us walker lovers can have something to look forward to on Sunday nights once again.

The show returned this past Sunday, and the second half of season five already has fans gripping on to their seats. The finale of the first half of the season was shocking to most of the followers of the show. Now, I won’t give too much anyway for those of you who haven’t seen it, and if you are a true walking dead fan, then I have no idea why you wouldn’t have, but two main characters get killed. These two deaths have changed the entire plot of the rest of the show, so the second half of the season feels as if the viewer is watching a different show. All of the characters got separated at the end of the first half of the season, so this half really has time to show the emotions of the individual characters instead of focusing on the killing zombies aspect.

Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on the show, has expressed through many interviews that this part of the season really gives the viewer a chance to understand the real struggles that each of them is going through. I know that sometimes when I am watching the show, I forget about the characters emotions because even as a viewer, I have become numb to the killings on the show since they take up a majority of the time.

The series is based off of the graphic novel “The Walking Dead,” yet the interesting aspect about the show is that they do not follow the comic exactly. So even if you have read them, you are still intrigued by the crazy plot twists like the ones in season five. For those of you who haven’t watched this intense TV show, give it a chance. Even if you are not into the whole killing zombie thing, trust me, after you take one look at the walker slaying Daryl Dixon you will be hooked.