‘The Walking Dead’ lives on

TV series “The Walking Dead” returns after an unbelievable wait to AMC yesterday

Photo from www.zap2it.com, a screenshot taken from The Walking Dead show. Pictured is Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) from Season 4.

Photo by Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Photo from www.zap2it.com, a screenshot taken from “The Walking Dead” show. Pictured is Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) from Season 4.

It’s been months.

Some people have begun going through severe withdrawals, while others huddle under their covers, staring at the AMC logo at the bottom corner of their television screen. They’re all waiting on the new season of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead is an AMC original series, whose popularity skyrocketed and is now watched by nearly everyone with a television or Netflix. The series focuses around an post-apocalyptic world, full of zombies that are known as “walkers.” There is no specific way to become a walker, so everyone lives in constant fear and is trialed daily both mentally and physically. The characters are continuously put in life or death situations, and much like any other successful show, the favorite characters have a habit of dying.

Now think about it: Apocalypse. Guns. Zombies. Survival. Emotional trauma. Who wouldn’t watch a show like that?

Beware: spoilers ahead!

The new episode of The Walking Dead was utterly tear jerking. You would think after the death of Beth, AMC would give us a break, some time to recollect our emotions, but of course they couldn’t even let us have that small moment of relief. The grave being dug at the opening of the episode was not for who we all presumed it would be for Beth, but for Tyreese, the other sweetest character on the show. We all knew that the possibility of his death was coming, but so soon after Beth’s death was devastating. Tyreese was the conscience of the show, keeping his humanity close even when everyone else became savages. How the show will go on without him and without Beth, I have no clue, but something good has to come out of this, for the sake of my remaining sanity.

The show is returned for its fifth season on yesterday on AMC and will air every Sunday at 8 p.m. Haven’t seen the previous seasons yet? Don’t you worry your pretty head, all the seasons are on Netflix, and there are select episodes on amctv.com, so there is no reason you shouldn’t catch the premiere on Sunday.