AMC’s groundbreaking zombie drama, The Walking Dead, continued to fly high in it second week. New characters, plot twists, and conflicts drove the action, but it’s what we learned about the undead horde itself that was most revealing.
- They don’t just walk, instead speeding up when excited by food
- They eat any living animal within reach, not just humans
- They hunt primarily by smell, also using sight and hearing
- They can climb fences, and overcome complex obsticles
- They use tools and weapons, and seem able to learn
- They don’t moan, instead using vocalization as an alert
George A. Romero invented the modern zombie in 1968, and AMC’s take falls nicely in line with much of the master’s original vision.
In the era of sprinting zombies, sparkling vampires, and wizards with their own theme park rides, it’s refreshing to see that zombie traditions are being honored on the small screen.
If you haven’t checked it out already, The Walking Dead is a must-watch program for any true zombie enthusiast.