After seeing the ravings on Twitter for so long, I finally succumbed and decided to check out the first episode of The Walking Dead. That became an epic glom that didn’t end until I ran out of episodes. My talking about it led to the Teen wanting to watch it, and then our discussions led to the husband wanting to check it out. Much to the Short Kid’s dismay, I had to tell him no. (Not so much because of the scare/gore factor—though there are some scenes that made even my husband cringe—but because some of the underlying emotion and morality questions are too dark for my sensitive guy.)
So yesterday afternoon, I realized there was definitely a theme going on at Casa Stacey. My husband was watching the first episode of season two of The Walking Dead on the iMac. The teen was in my new office recliner with the Kindle Fire, watching the third episode of season two. The short kid was killing zombies on the PS3, and I was reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.
If you want to get my family riled up, just join us at the dinner table and make a suggestion as to the best weapon to carry in the event of a zombie apocalypse. That’s a debate that rages fast and furious around these parts. Although we all agree that having a group of people with diverse weapons and skills, like on The Walking Dead, is ideal. This, of course, makes us digress from the weapons debate to arguing over who from our circle of friends and family would be useful in our group.
I can’t imagine what the other diners within earshot think of us.