Thank you Havoc. Trending as of late on the interwebz I see nothing but simple sentences like, "I quit watching after Season 3, when the Governor rode off on the shark with Pinky Tuscadero." Since I trend the anti-trending, and I have Sophist training, I prefer to just be "Asymet the Quarrelsome" as it relates to television. So, although I greatly appreciate your intelligent and insightful response, I disagree with you completely :/
One should not feel like their intelligence is questioned while watching. It's candy for the brain. Come on, they tied tin sheets to their cars and called them armored against small arms. The primary target of all their hatred stood 50 feet away in front of all their guns and they played peeky-boo while shouting harsh words. I pump my fist and cheer when I see that. YES! Everyone likes to fire on auto instead of adopting a 1 head 1 bullet campaign. Sweet! One walker needs his head cut in half with a Samurai sword and the next is dispatched with a Q-Tip, applied gently to the forehead over the eye. Nice! If I want to think deeply I can sit in my easy chair and visit with a good hardback book. On Sunday evenings when my brain is either considering all of the things I did not get done over the weekend, like skipping a good hike to watch the Hong Kong 7's; or, planning how to get all the things done in the next week that is on my checklist, I like to pick Mack Bolan over George Smiley. But then I have to shut it off quickly because if that Talking show comes on with the guy that talks real fast, and the zombie quiz music plays, I know I'll be lucky to get 15 minutes of respite before the alarm goes off at 0400. (I'll add that once, during a 15-minute sleep, I dreamt that Merle, Daryl, Neegan, Morgan, Carol, the King, Simon, Dwight and I all rode into Atlanta to play 2SM1BC. Our bikes were loud and our jackets read "Tiger M.C." The rules were simple: 2 single malts and 1 beer chaser per establishment. Then we ride. The last person standing did not have to pay a cent. Well, all went well until we got to the Vortex Bar n Grill. Then, the Skipper, from Gilligan's Island, showed up and wanted to fight everyone. Ezekiel was not having it and nearly took him apart. I scrambled to get away from the scene but got lost and have yet to link back up with them. I heard that Carol won that weekend but what is really crazy is that I have been sober for nearly 4 years so there is really no way I could have participated.)
The choices are not great at the end of the week. This week’s Award Show (Hint: Everyone will receive an award), Vamos a Cocinar Comida Picante on the Spanish Channel, reruns of Petticoat Junction or old episodes of games from the kNeeling Football League (the k is silent).
If a few families in every state made it a point to watch together every Sunday, and this compelled them to buy some camping gear, to travel and spend the night outdoors, to visit a firing range and to consider and discuss potential emergencies they might face together, I say “Right On.” Zombies of some kind may come at you. Mostly though, I find it entertaining.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau