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.
The nice thing about being a knitter is in a post-apocalyptic world you can make useful items. Plus pointy sticks. Right there you’re a shoe-in for Someone Useful.
Yes! I need to make a note of that so I can point that out if they try to cut me from the group!
Oh Shannon…we have these discussions at our dinner table often. My oldest son and I love Walking Dead. The son is pretty sure that I am not going to be able to survive the zombies as I am too soft and do not have the killer instinct..lol.
I probably shouldn’t admit I said out loud “shoot that guy in the leg and run” before Shane actually did it.
If it comes down to a foot race, though, I’m dinner.
The one thing I’m sure, the zombie apocalypse is not a time for “keeping your friends close and your enemies closer”–first chance they got, your enemies would shove you at your former friends, the zombies.
We watch this show at my house, too. It started when my son was home sick for a week. We powered through the episodes on Netflix and briefly considered getting cable just so we could watch more. Besides the gore, we talked a LOT about the morality issues. That show is strangely addictive. It’s much more gorey than anything else I like to watch, yet I need to know what happens next!
The only reason I’d keep my enemies closer would be to trip them first.
And we talk a lot about the morality issues, too. Just before bed last night my husband caught up through the episode in which Lori makes the decision she makes. Lots of talking there.
We totally disagree on the decision Shane made while getting the medical supplies from the school, which is very, very fun.