This is so off-topic with romance, right? I disagree. I've been a fan of The Walking Dead for a few years now, and it wasn't the zombies that got me there.
I had stayed off the bandwagon for about 3 seasons maybe 4 until a fateful night at my neighbors. When I lived in Los Angeles, I would watch TV on Sunday nights with a group of neighbors in my old apartment building and one of the shows they liked to watch was The Walking Dead. I was there for the other fluff we would watch, like Shameless (so fluffy, right?), and Californication. The rule was that in order for me to see the shows I wanted, I had to sit through a Walking Dead episode.
"Ugh," I thought, "first vampires now zombies.. what is this world coming to?"
PS: This is funny if you know me now, Anne 2.0, the girl who is writing a paranormal novel and who you would want on your team if the Zombie Apoloclypse ever strikes... but I digress.
It wasn't long before my mind was not only blown by this kick ass show, but it was also changed. I'm not 100% which episode it was, but I remember the moment I was hooked - where I cared about the humans, the living... not the dead. I saw the relationships, the community, the family within this group of heroes who had been through an apocalyptic hell. Daryl and Michonne, Rick and Carol, Maggie and Glen... I found myself cheering them on, praying they would stab a zombie in the head and save one another. I began to follow the love story that is Glen and Maggie, and also others I won't reveal here 'cause I may give too much away.
It's October 23rd (in New Zealand) and tomorrow night at 9:30 PM I'll be in front of my television watching the Season 7 premiere of this epic show. I found this show while looking for some company to watch TV with on Sunday nights and I stayed once I saw how well-written and thought out it was.
You will, too.