According to ARS Technia on March 31, there had been a considerable change in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” since it first debuted. One may wonder why there is so much focus on this show and what is the engine that drives its popularity enough to even warrant its own post discussion forum hosted by Chris Hardwick on “Talking Dead”?
What sets “The Walking Dead” apart from the rest?
Apparently, season three has garnered attention from many viewers which includes the demographic from 18 to 49 and tops even “Big Bang Theory” and “American Idol” last fall as the highest rated season to date.
What sets “The Walking Dead” in its own uniqueness is the fact it takes place in an “endlessly watchable framework”. It is a journey to that continues forward from one season to the next. As the old saying does, “When one chapter ends, another begins”. It’s basically about moving on to the next event.
It can be comparable to video game levels. To draw an analogy, in the first season, the group was in Atlanta. Then, Rick’s group moved on out of Atlanta onto Hershel’s tranquil farm. Finally, once the farm was over run by a herd of random walkers, they had no choice but to take refuge in the prison.
Robert Kirkman has been busy as a bee
Robert Kirkman has been very busy lately with other projects and future planning. He says he couldn’t do it alone though since he’s just a “comic book guy”.
“That’s why I don’t do it alone,” Kirkman said. “I know comic books so I do the comic book stuff, I kind of know what I’m doing there. But when it comes to TV there’s a huge team of hundreds of people working on that show, all know TV better than me. When it comes to the video game, there’s a huge team of hundreds of people who all know video games better than me. I’ve been lucky enough to pick the right partners and collaborators and am able to work with the best of the best when it comes to bringing The Waling Dead into a new medium”.
It has been a learning experience with Kirkman when it comes to these new avenues in which to market his humble graphic novel.
Kirckman has also pitched his new project, “Thief of Thieves”, to AMC to see if it takes off as well.
He has created his own website, TheWalkingDead.com, to bring it all together in one portal and he also guest stars on “Talking Dead” to provide insights comparable to his comic series and the TV show.
Speaking of which, stay tuned tonight for “Talking Dead” which starts at 10 p.m. EST hosted by Chris Hardwick which follows the season finale of “The Walking Dead” which airs at 9 p.m. EST.