Living The Walking Dead

walking dead 4Hello there,

How are you today?

Watching films and TV is a very good practice to improve your English.

Nowadays the genre of TV series has reached a cinematographic level that, in some cases, is higher than Hollywood’s best films.

I love watching TV series, do you? Do you have a favorite one?

We could talk about TV series as a way to practice your English comprehension and expression, couldn’t we?

Let me tell you about one of my favorites…

I do not like zombies, but I love The Walking Dead!

To me there is a lot more to it than just a bunch of horrible zombies and the very disgusting scenes they are involved in.

My 15 year old nephew says that The Walking Dead is about how we, people, react to extreme situations and how those reactions change who we are. My daughter, 25, goes a bit further and thinks that the zombie apocalyptic world is no more than a metaphor of the world we nowadays live in… Do you follow The Walking Dead? What do you think?

The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere was last Sunday in USA and it is already available online and showing in many countries around the world… Have you seen it yet?

It was a great start and I believe that the conversation between Rick and zombie looking woman gave us the essence of the plot for this season:

She said…

The things we have done…

Like what? Rick asked

Leaving people behind…

Hiding from those who need you…

Can we come back from them? She asked

Where, or to what, do you think she wants to come back to?

Could it be to being human?

Will the characters of The Walking Dead be able to get back the humanity they seem to have lost? Will we?

When I heard “Leaving people behind” and “Hiding from those who need you” made me think about what my daughter thinks… We are kind of living the The Walking Dead, aren’t we?

Shall we all also try to come back to caring more about others, the planet, the poor, ourselves… ?

Best,

Victoria

New words

Bunch: Noun -A group of something

Disgusting: Adjective – Extremely unpleasant

Further: Adverb – To a greater degree

Metaphor: Noun – Something that is intended to represent another situation or idea

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