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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching “The Walking Dead”

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching TWD
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When I was a kid, I always hated how there were never any new TV episodes during the summer. Although I do have a vague recollection of Melrose Place premiering in the summer. Did that really happen? If so, that was a brilliant idea.

After spending the day at the pool or the beach or in a hot, stuffy office, sometimes the most relaxing thing to do is sit in your dark, cool den and watch TV. With wine.

With the exception of a few cable shows, there’s really nothing new on right now. To combat your summer boredom, why not try out a new show? My suggestion: AMC’s The Walking Dead

My husband started watching this long before I did, and I never thought it would be a show I’d enjoy. I WAS WRONG. Oh, so very wrong. I decided to check it out a few months ago. I watched the first episode. Then the second. And the third.

I became like a crack addict. I would hop on the couch the minute my daughter went down for a nap and wonder how many episodes I could possibly squeeze in before she woke up. Three? Four? Five if I give her Benadryl?? (Just kidding.)

I watched the first three seasons (32 episodes) in a span of two weeks. And then I became depressed. I was all, I need more Walking Dead. How will I ever wait until the fourth season starts to get my fix?! This show is THAT GOOD.




Without further adieu, I present to you…

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Walking Dead:

10. Like I mentioned earlier, nothing else is on. So would you rather watch repeats of Big Bang Theory that seemingly air constantly or get hooked on a new, exciting show?

9. It’s the good kind of scary. I don’t like shows or movies that scare me with what I view as a realistic threat…like murderers, pedophiles (i.e. Law and Order, SVU), and sharks. As far as I know, there is no possibility of zombies actually chasing me for my flesh. Yet. So I can watch The Walking Dead and go to sleep unafraid that what I just watched might possibly come to fruition.

8. You will be able to participate in the conversation with the other 12 million people who watch The Walking DeadI have missed out on other popular shows in the past, like Lost and Dexter. I didn’t start watching Lost until the final season. And when I wanted to talk to people about stuff happening in the Season 1 episodes I was watching, no one could even remember what the heck I was talking about. Get into The Walking Dead now, before it’s too late.

7. You will be able to buy cool bumper stickers like this one.

6. It’s not JUST about zombies. There’s drama, too. Love triangles, marital problems, even baby mama drama…stuff that chicks would enjoy.




5. Norman Reedus. AKA Daryl Dixon. AKA My Future Second Husband. Good Lord is this man sexy! And he knows how to shoot a crossbow. If you aren’t attracted to him right off the bat, just wait. It’ll happen. (If not, there’s always Rick or Shane.)

4. It’s on AMC, so you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to get into one of those other popular shows on Showtime or HBO.

3. There are strong female characters, if that’s the kind of thing you are looking for in a TV show. You’ve got Lori, Andrea, Maggie, Michonne- take your pick. (Full disclosure: it’s debatable whether or not Lori is “strong.” She becomes quite annoying.)

2. The timing is right. The sixth season is going to be over in a matter of weeks and you will have all spring/summer/early fall to get it done before the seventh season premiere.

1. It’s gripping and entertaining. I have yet to meet a person who can say, “Yeah, I tried that show and it wasn’t for me.” Each episode is more exciting than the next and will leave you wanting more.

So what are you waiting for? Go buy it on Amazon or order it from Netflix and let me know how much you love it.

You’re welcome.

Want more of The Naughty Mommy’s obsession with The Walking Dead?

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  • Becky
    August 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    My favorite show on air now. I agree with Darryl any episode with Lennie James will leaving you wondering how the man has not been nominated for an Emmy. Be sure to watch Talking Dead after the show too. It’s a great breakdown of that week’s episode.
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    • The Naughty Mommy
      August 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      I have heard about the Talking Dead, can’t wait to check it out!!

  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen)
    August 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Great reasons! I like the show too, but I fell off after season 2. I’m just addicted to watching the first 2 seasons over and over. 🙂
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  • Megan
    March 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I’m on the 5th episode of the first season and I’m looking for reasons to keep watching. I’m finding myself frustrated with unlikeable characters, repetitive plots (must go back for guns, must go back for people), the fact that they keep getting snuck up on by shuffling zombies, and their frequent poor decisions. I’ve heard that Carol becomes a badass and it’s worth sticking around just to watch her (and Michonne), but I don’t know if I can make it through another episode. I’ll keep watching but I suppose I’ll have to keep my mantra of “please tell me this idiot gets eaten” for a while longer.

    • The Naughty Mommy
      March 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      Megan, season 2 is really good!

  • Kate vocke
    March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Um here’s my top ten reasons:
    #1 Norman Reedus
    #2 Norman Reedus
    #3 Norman Reedus
    #4 Norman Reedus
    #5 Norman Reedus
    #6 Norman Reedus
    #7 Norman Reedus
    #8 Norman Reedus
    #9 Norman Reedus
    #10 Norman Reedus
    I think there might be zombies in this show but I hadn’t noticed…

    • Lindsay
      April 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      OMG Kate I just saw this comment LOL. I’m trying to remember if I loved him from the start. Pretty sure I did. OMG WE HAVE TO GO TO COMIC CON!!!!

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