The Walking Dead’ premieres Feb 10

By Taylor LaTray Posted February 6, 2013

The “Walking Dead”, an Ameri­can drama series that began late October 2010 quickly became a large hit on AMC. In only its third season the rating of the series continues to grow as more and more people tune in each week. This season the show decided to try something new and have a mid-season finale. From which they would continue the season on Sunday, February 10, this weekend.

The “Walking Dead” is about a group of strangers who join together and become family, fighting each day at a time for their lives. The group must not only battle ‘Walkers’ or zombies but also other humans and emotions. Recently the creator of the show, Glen Mazzara, announced that he will no longer be producing the show and someone else will continue.

“My time as showrunner on ‘The Walking Dead’ has been an amazing experience, but after I finish Season 3, it’s time to move on,” Mazarra said in a statement to Huffington Post. “I have told the stories I wanted to tell and con­nected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey.”

“Walking Dead” is beyond intriguing due to the flare of adventure it possesses. It gives viewers the enticing feeling of being in a real apocalypse, and well, people love apocalypses.

The dead rising to feed on the living in an apocalyptic epidemic is surreal and that provides a successful out­come for the series. With multiple events occurring after an already large epidemic, the characters struggle through the separation of their fami­lies, the loss of their newly found friends, and recently, they encountered a safe haven run by a deceitful ‘mayor’ in which one of their people will be killed. The territory is not very welcoming and contains many secrets and lies. The season ended with jaw-dropping drama foreshadowing a battle between the few humans left, possibly ruining the only safe haven they have ever come across. It is no longer a quest to recreate a new community and kill the walkers, but now a competition between different groups of survivors for supplies and life.

Many think that without Mazarra, the showrunner, the series will begin to go downhill and it will never be the same. However, only time can tell the future for the AMC series, as of now the Walking Dead remains a popular show.

Whether it will plummet to failure or continue to be a loved series in Ameri­ca can only be determined in time.