[THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE]
It’s been a long four-year journey for those who have been watching The Walking Dead since the beginning of the first season which aired on October 31, 2010. The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama, developed by Frank Darabont, and televised on AMC. Over these past four years, this show has beaten out many other shows that are very well-known, such as The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS. On October 31, 2010 the premiere of season one episode one of The Walking Dead was watched by 5.4 millions people total that night. Two years later on October 14, 2012 the season three premiere aired with a huge increase of 10.9 million viewers total. Trojan News asked senior, Drake Greeott if he was surprised by all of these facts and the number of viewers that watch this show, and he went on to say, “I’m not really shocked because I knew that a lot of people had watched it and that it’s a very big show on TV now.” The numbers have been very consistent and continue to grow throughout each primer, mid-season finale, mid-season primer, and finale for each season.
Since the number of viewers are always a huge turn out and they continue to grow, what keeps people so hooked on this show? Greeott says he’s completely addicted to The walking Dead because there’s always something new in every episode, he loves the zombies, and he likes to see how everyone in the show kills the zombies because he will then know what to do one day when there’s a real zombie apocalypse. “My favorite character would be Carl because he has to go through so much and he’s really grown up and taken on a lot of responsibility.” Greeott said. His favorite episode is when Carl’s mother had to deliver her baby in the prison they were staying at and while giving birth she had unfortunately passed away. But, with the infection spreading so quickly, once you die you become a zombie. Carl had to take on a huge roll and do what had to be done. Carl shot his mother and lost the only woman in his life, but later that day he found out he had gained another girl in his life, his newborn baby sister Judith.
The mid-season finale for season four aired on December 1, 2013. “Too Far Gone” was the shows title, and that’s exactly how the show went. The prison that everyone had been staying at was being threatened to be taken over by another group leader, a man who goes by the name of “The Governor.” The Governor (David Morrissey) had a lot of hatred for our main character Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his group that had been settled in the prison for quite a while. The Governor had decided enough was enough, and had kidnapped two of the biggest people in Rick’s group, Hershel (Scott Wilson) and Michonne (DanaiGurira). The Governor had been threatening Rick and his people, however, Rick refused and at that moment the Governor grabs Michonne’s sward and chops Hershel’s head off. Both groups immediately started to fire their guns at each other causing more zombies to come out from the loud sounds. After everything is over almost everyone from Rick’s group had escaped the prison but they all had gotten split up in the process. From the Governor’s group there was only one survivor that we know of. Instead of one group taking the prison, the only ones who had really gotten the prison was the zombies. This episode was very emotional to the 12.1 million people who had watched it. Trojan News asked Greeott how he felt about this emotional closing episode. “I think since everyone got split up they are all at a higher risk of getting killed, because at least back and the prison they had shelter and food and clean water.” said Greeott. He then tells us that without Hershel his two daughters will have a hard time from here on out, and if everyone from Rick’s group ends up finding each other they wont be as close as they were because Hershel wont be there.
The Walking Dead has attracted many people and continues to. If you haven’t seen this exquisite show it’s shown on Sundays at 7 P.M. mountain time and again at 9 P.M. that same night. And, if you are absolutely in love with The Walking Dead then right after each episode there’s a show called Talking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick. The show always has guests both from The Walking Dead and some not from the show; they talk about everything that happened in the episode you had just watched. Talking Dead gets you even closer to each character and what was going on with them and more into the show as well.