The Walking Dead started its fourth season on Sunday. I have no idea if that’s a good or bad thing. I don’t watch the series. I tried, I really, really tried, but the characters drove me absolutely nuts. There’s no way that many idiots could survive together. I stopped watching half way through season 2. I didn’t have the time or the patience anymore. Still, it seems to have an appeal to a lot of people. And my sister and friend assure me that it gets better over time. Eventually, I will find out. I will be watching the entire series for research for my nonfiction book. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Even the MythBusters are getting in on the zombie phenomena. They have a show dedicated to putting humans to the test to see if they could survive against the walking dead. Looks utterly fascinating!
I’ve noticed that there seems to be a real push for horror on TV lately. I saw an ad for a new show called Dracula, which, I assume, will be about vampires. This is in addition to Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon a Time, and Grim--just to name a few. Trust me, there are a slew of other horror shows out there. There's nothing new with having horror on TV, but it is definitely a lot darker and more main stream than it used to be.
I'm not complaining. I'm incredibly happy that horror is finding such a niche in the TV world. Horror is my favorite genre, and I love that the rest of the world gets to enjoy it. I would love to see some more. It would be thrilling to see a YA zombie series. I think that would be great. You think Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel are looking for pitches?
The only thing that makes me sad is I don't have enough time to watch all of these shows. Maybe one day...
What kinds of horror shows would you like to see?