It’s hard to believe that the zombie apocalypse makes for good TV.
Now in its fourth season on AMC, The Walking Dead is extremely popular, due mostly to the initial creative development of Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile). We’ve discussed the many virtues of current television programming on this site before: I wrote about How I Met Your Mother here, and the estimable Ken Masugi discussed The Big Bang Theory here. Zombies, however, may be a first.
The Walking Dead puts a modern spin on the classic western genre, which has been in decline since the 1960s.