Essay On The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead is an American zombie apocalypse horror drama television series developed by film director Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series and it is premiered on October 31, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC in the United States of America. It premiered internationally during the first week of Novermber 2010 on Fox International Channels. Based on its success, AMC renewed the series for a 5th season. By this huge popularity, theses series have been well received and has been nominated in many high quality awards, including the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series’, ‘American Film Institute Awards’, ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’, and the ‘Writers Guild of American Award’.

AMC’s The Walking Dead became the most watched drama in America cable history. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night’s Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead was the highest rated episode in the show’s history. The numbers of viewers were around 10.9 million viewers. The Walking Dead has successfully transitioned from a comic book to a popular television drama series that’s not tapped into America’s $6 billion dollar zombie show industry, but also helped it grow in meteoric fashion. (Dance 1) Energized by the popularity of the drama, AMC sold the Walking Dead’s right to other nations include Japan, South Korea, Italy, Hungary, Middle East, Norway, and Netherlands…etc. The Walking Dead’s fans are in all over the world. Moreover, it is so brutally intense gore and inaccurate for young people that according to the demographic, the TV show’s viewer’s ages are 18 to 49. (Hinckley 1)

This successful cable drama keep add new characters and storyline to develop the characters we’ve followed through the horror zombie apocal...

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...rty and can protect it against abuse by those who created it and who have claimed the ownership. Although some shows had some bad attitudes toward black characters in the past, the fans think this old custom should be changed.

About the AMC’s high rated drama The Walking Dead, there could be other examples and counterexamples, but my larger point of fan comments are that audiences prefer The Walking Dead because of the storyline and the way characters act. But it’s hard to be successful when you narrowly focus a sprawling cast on the concerns of a few characters in the drama. The production company has to show multiple perspectives and treat every character with equality. In conclusion, if The Walking Dead want to improve further than the past, The Walking Dead writers should give more opportunity to non-white characters and grant more action and lines to T-Dog.
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