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

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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.

Robert Kirkman Reveals Gruesome Details Around The Premiere of ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

With ‘The Walking Dead’ frenzy going on in the Apocalyptic universe, many questions have been raised about just how far this universe could actually go. Recently, Kirkman took a conference call with Fangoria, this last week. He was asked this very same question about the expansion of ‘the walking dead’ universe with limited event series. Robert Kirkman’s reply to the question was pretty simple and sweet, stating to paraphrase, that those ideas of short limited series are not off the table and could be done in the future, but are not currently being pursued. Kirkman wanted to focus on making the walking dead and fear the walking dead (which premieres in August) series the best series the writers could put out.

On this same conference call Kirkman revealed to the great people of Fangoria that Fear The Walking Dead would contain more chaos than the first season of the walking dead, which is pretty big news. Expect for quite the kickoff of the premiere of ‘Fear The Walking Dead.’

Many other sites promote the plot of the story and its sharp contrast to the walking dead. Fear the walking dead, unlike the walking dead, sprouts in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. The walking dead only arises in the apocalyptic aftermath, whereas, fear the walking dead steps right inside the epicenter of the zombie apocalypse as it is happening. This broadens the viewers understanding about the human condition in the center of an apocalyptic event both physically and mentally. How does social dynamics, human survival, and personality play a role in an apocalyptic event? Furthermore, how do different personalities cope with this type of situation both in a social and non-social setting. This is something ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ will be able to elaborate upon and if Kirkman and his writers have this type of psychological perspective, we all will be in for an unbelievable series.
 



 
Additionally, it has been revealed that unlike the Grimes family, the new family we are to follow including characters Madison and Alicia (played by Australian born actor Alycia Debnam-Carey; shown in the picture below)

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will be setup up as a more dysfunctional family. This family forms as pieces of other families coming as one. Personalities and social cohesion will play out in unpredictable way as the apocalypse keeps throwing more and more at them.

With all this being released there need to be something on the walkers or zombies. Kirkman stated that the zombies would be much more fresh than the walking dead. Of course, seeing the walking dead zombies are now 3 to 4 years older. What we are curious to find out is just how fresh these zombies will be. Will they be zombies straight out of “Shawn of the dead” where they full on run (more of an aggressive disease type host) or zombies will walker (smybiotic relationship and brain function completely falls to the wayside). So there are many things to look forward to including survive situations. I for one am excited. How about you?

The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Finale – What We Read, Shocked Us!

What I learned about what was to come for the walking dead season 5 prior to the airing, utterly left me stunned. The AMC television show, “The Walking Dead, has become a series masterpiece reaching as high as 30 million viewers.

The show is a media phenomena that defies what we know about viewer interest. That being said, what has made the show a hit success comes down to a science: 1) Lots of gore; 2) Impressive casting; and 3) Stunning story line that implements human behavior and personality.

The creator, Robert Kirkman is known for his writing antics, placing everything on the edge, pushing the boundaries of comic and television lines. In order to be successful, one needs to be willing to step out of the comfort zone and press notions that rarely are brought to light.



 

This being said, many aspects of this season has already pushed viewers to their limits including the consumption of human flesh (cannibalism), but where does it end? The last episode, we come to understand that the group continues to show their humanity, but in the end, doesn’t work out for them. As a result, it puts many people in bad situations and leads them into arena that ultimately can get them killed.

Now, if you have made it this far in reading this post, you are at that moment where you are wondering where the headline comes into play. You are sort of annoyed and on the verge of pissed. But the simple fact is this post is supposed to gain awareness for what the television has in stored. Someone is going to die that is relatively important to us while leaving us questioning the outcome of others. Think back at what has happened so far. Look at the sneak peek video. What does all of this have in common and tell us about what the mid-season finale should present? As we know, things never totally go the way Rick plans and it is too soon for the group to remove themselves from the present situation and continue on their merry way.

Giving away the ending is something that I have been known for, but rather not kill the interest and anticipation. All I will reveal is that “weakness has been revealed and a newer threat is about to rear its ugly head.”

AMC The Walking Dead – Spoilers and Synopsis

As you all are waiting in anticipation for the walking dead to return, AMC’s writers have been bringing to light certain spoilers and topics of discussion, although intriguing, alludes to the assumption that the show might be coming closer to the end than thought… possibly.

Here is what we know thus far:

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Synopsis:

Daryl, Rick and the rest of the group were last found in season 4 captured after meandering into Terminus, thinking that all was fair in love and war. One of the big “light bulbs” that went off in Rick’s head was that, “really no one can be trusted.”

Now, in season 5, the group is together. We know that they will leave terminus while they leave a wake of death in the process. But there will be a cost… who? We don’t know. But thoughts have surfaced that Glenn was the man to go. But many have now thrown that out. We have a savage that won’t give up and we know that the leader will continue to ‘stalk’ the prey. What does that ultimately mean? Will he inevitably start taking out characters one by one?

The groups identity is in question. They haven’t been able to settle down and really grow. In many instances, this could be a very bad reference, in some small cases like the Jews in the desert lost. Unable to really call something theirs or really to start over again. Simply, they are lost and we are looking for this identity once again.


 

Side Note:

His anger has built, he has removed himself from the recent past, and along with others sick and tired of running into ruthless groups that have already gone over the deepened. Pretty much every group that they have come into contact with has ‘zero’ care for life.

Recently, Daryl’s sexuality has come into question. Robert Kirkman confirmed a month ago that his sexuality had been a topic of discussion, and whether they go forward with that might make for another massive blow. Kirkman is known for breaking hearts. This man is testing the water in almost every conceivable way, trying to take the viewers through a life that no one wants. The great thing about this type of show is that everything is up for grabs, there should be no main character and no set of rules to go by. Kirkman is exploring these waters and showing that shows can be just as dynamic as life. Although viewers want certain endings and certain characters to survive, creating a post-apocalyptic walking dead tv show, ultimately says, that all goes out the window.

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Lastly, Kirkman and others have creating a world in which people hold their breaths to find out what’s going to happen next. With 30 million viewers and individuals that love the show, it’s more likely than not, he knows what he is doing. Although people want certain things, they should know that anything is possible and death is at the front door with a pic ax in hand.

The one thing I ask from the AMC executives is let Robert Kirkman and those closely around him do their thing. Just allow the flood gates to open and watch what happens.