The Walking Dead, on AMC, is an amazingly alluring drama, even though it’s a rehash on a theme as old as The Night of the Living Dead.
I’ve seen every episode.
Here’s what I find interesting…
In this series, one is exposed to people having their flesh ripped open by blood spurting ghouls, “biters” being beheaded, and all sorts of extreme violence graphically enacted with shovels, picks, hammers and booted feet.
But, in scenes depicting love, no blatant sexual imagery is allowed.
Not a whole lot of skin, and no breasts.
No curses pass the lips of the actors either.
No, “Holy shit!”
No, “Get the fuck out of here!”
Personally, I cursed more changing the oil on my Chrysler LeBaron, with the 2.6 Mitsubishi engine, in 5 minutes, than 3 whole seasons of zombies dining on decent human beings, who seemed rather likeable, if only they’d lived.
Our American TV is weird.
Honestly, it just is.