I’m really glad I never read The Walking Dead graphic novels. It’s not like I don’t have access–my brother in law has them all. For once, it’s nice not having any insight. In fact, my mom and I started watching TWD at the same time. It was right before Season 2 was about to premiere, and we caught the tail-end of a TWD marathon and thought it looked interesting. Getting hooked on TWD was a complete accident, and I’m glad it happened that way.
I like the idea of a spinoff version of TWD with random people with no backgrounds. It would be nice to be able to see what’s going on elsewhere.
For the first time I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the speculation and sneak peeks on the new episodes. It’s not that I don’t care. This time I want to be surprised. I recap the show for Dark Media Online, and it’s fun when I don’t know what’s coming.
And right now TWD is exactly what I want to watch. I’m not in enough of a lighthearted mood for Doctor Who, and American Horror Story Coven was creepy but not as edge-of-your-seat as TWD is. True Blood is just pure fun and Dracula is much more erudite. (I’ve named these shows because I recap them, so they’re all very near and dear to my heart) The fact is, I’m in the mood for The Walking Dead.
I’m glad TWD is back!