Wednesday, March 4, 2015

'Why don't they have bicycles?' and other similar questions about 'The Walking Dead'

Everyone should be in possession of a crank flashlight by now.
In the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, the group found a community that has running water.  For the first time that I can remember in five seasons, somebody took a shower.  Which brings to mind a question I've always wondered, don't they all smell really, really bad?  How do they tolerate being in such close proximity to each other?

Expanding on that, I feel like the show constantly ignores those kinds of things.  For example, two episodes earlier they were thirsty and searching for water.  How is it possible this wasn't an issue earlier?  And why are they just walking through the woods all the time?  The country can't possibly be that rural.  Shouldn't there be more stuff around?  Strip malls, restaurants, apartment complexes, a highway!  Maybe they could think about taking a road that has more than one lane in each direction and isn't surrounded by trees?

As well as the lack of development, why haven't they acquired more useful things?  In a conversation I had at work last night, a friend of mine said "yeah, how come nobody has found a bicycle yet?"  Or how about new clean clothes, pots and pans, camping stuff, tools, etc.?

Everywhere they go has already seemingly been "raided" by previous people and is apparently out of supplies.  But where did the people who originally took these things put them?  It all has to still exist somewhere!

OK, end of rant.

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