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Robert Kirkman’s The Ending to AMC’s The Walking Dead

AMC The Walking Dead Finale

Robert Kirkman is a pretty classy individual whom wrote a comic novel that interconnected deep human behavioral and psychosocial dynamics within an ever growing post-apocalyptic world. He never intentionally planned for such a progression of characters as he never imagined just how popular his comic would become. After upwards of 32 million fans and 5 beautifully written episodes, Kirkman, has come up with an idea of how the television series would finally come to a screeching halt. Kirkman, whom is playing a chess match (far ahead of everyone else)… with himself, is going after an idea that for some reason has eluded many others.

For example, the classic George Romero zombie movies like Night of the Living Dead never really answer the age old post-apocalyptic question. What happens after? Like in George Romero and other zombified movies, there seems to never fully be an answer. It is more of a cop out to say the least. Many other movies including Zombieland (not the greatest example) and Dawn of the Dead leave the audience reeling. Robert Kirkman wants to change this as he stated,

“The goal… I hope ‘The Walking Dead’ goes on long enough that at the end, everyone is like, ‘Good thing we took care of those zombies!”

Although this is something no real director or writer has overcome or tried to present to its viewers, Kirkman explained that above all else, The Walking Dead is about overcoming these insurmountable odds. While the television show is not coming to an end any time soon as execs have made it clear that this series will run for 50 seasons, the result thought process must be made.

When I write articles about The Walking Dead (as horribly written as they sometimes may be), I look into the psychosocial and human behavioralistic aspects of the show. Human behavior and personality bleeds differently. It bleeds even more so differently in an animalistic sense, when Darwinism (Survival of the Fittest) plays a role. This television series is being begged to be viewed in this light. It might force us to look deep within ourselves and help determine just what type of personality I am. How can I best help the initiative? In any regard, Robert Kirkman finishes by saying,

“People talk about how ‘The Walking Dead’ is bleak, and if you take a certain cross-section of the story, then yeah. Horrible. People have their loved ones eaten and they have a horrible time. But I see the story from beginning to end, over many many years about humanity overcoming this insurmountable apocalyptic situation.”

The Walking Dead Season 6 starts in mid-October with no ending in sight.