Video Commentary on The Walking Dead (Good and Bad)

This, in large part, is whining about pretty trivial concerns:

In fairness, the Hyundai product placement is a lame break from realism.

The other grievances are mostly either petty or miss the forest for the trees. Season Two was a great window into how a zombie apocalypse might actually be experienced in the rural south.

This interview with WD actors,  on the other hand, is a great look into the social and organizational factors featured in the show. Sonequa Martin-Green offers some smart insight into social responses to the apocalypse. I too linger on how unfortunate it would be to distrust strangers by necessity in a post-apocalyptic setting.

The latter video was produced by the University of California-Irvine for a free Massive Open Online Course on Zombie Survival. I’m enrolled, of course. Module One is an introduction to survival based on a review of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. My foremost reason for watching The Walking Dead is for intellectual stimulation brought on by the show’s dilemmas and the characters’ solutions to those dilemmas, so I think this course is great.

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