‘The Walking Dead’ will travel far in post-apocalypse media genre

By Brian Brannon ’11

Humankind has always been interested in the destruction of civilization, social structures and order.

Such fascination has brought about the formation of several hypothesis as too the destruction of modern society.

One of these hypotheses is a pandemic of a parasitical virus which turns its victims into rabid, carnivorous “zombies.”

“The Walking Dead,” a recent addition to the American Movie Channel’s winter line up, gives a realistic and well-probed fictional representation of how real people would react to the destruction of everything modern.

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