My wife and I are getting caught up on season 6 of The Walking Dead.
Neither of us are zombie fans…why do we watch it?
I’ll get to that in a moment…
We’re almost halfway through the season and I’ve noticed something I hadn’t really noticed before.
The show is getting “old.”
Ever watch a show where the formula is transparent? At first, you don’t really see it. Then, you see themes repeated…
Then you start predicting where the show is going?
Yeah. That’s about where I am with this.
One of the things I really loved about the first season was the fact that the characters were struggling to figure out what had happened. They were learning the “new rules” of the world around them.
There’s that first shock and awe moment when you watch the first character approach a zombie…he’s confused…then, the walking dead sinks his teeth deep into the person’s flesh…the blood starts running…and it’s at that moment you see in the character’s face.
He “gets” it. He knows what’s happened to the world. But, it’s too late for him. He could call out…but to whom?
Everyone else is still figuring this out.
What’s ging to happen when they encounter one of these things?
Then comes the terror…the first time you see someone turn from a human into a zombie…They look kind of familiar…but there’s clearly nobody home upstairs. Now all they want is brains…or flesh. Whatever.
The whole show is shot in a dark, blue hue, quasi film noir style, which helps make the zombie apocalypse feel real.
My wife hates zombie flicks…but she likes this show.
We got to talking about it a few seasons back.
We came to the conclusion that we like it because it’s a story of hope. It shows what the human spirit is capable of in the most depressing and hopeless of circumstances.
I mean seriously. The fact that ANYONE is still alive is amazing. But…that people are trying to live normal lives is even moreso.
Then, when you see acts of heroism…people saving other people’s’ lives…
Well…let’s just say I’m not surprised the show has lasted as long as it has.
See, the writing is getting a little stale.
You start to see people’s dreams crushed over and over. Sometimes, the show feels like it’s dominated by a sick desire to kill off people you love. To pull you into the drama and make you feel like crap when it’s all over.
maybe that’s actually good writing. If you didn’t feel anything, the show would be a dud.
Every morning I go on a walk and I think about you…I think about other people on this email list.
I wonder if they’re like the people in The Walking Dead. Their hopes and dreams constantly being dashed on the rocks of reality.
It’s much easier to be a skeptic and a cynic than it is to believe in someone…
But…if it isn’t abundantly clear already…I have never asked you to believe in me.
What I hope is you’ll believe in yourself. See, none of my wicked ways rely on anything I tell you. Almost everything I teach requires you to believe in yourself. All I do is set up the plan and coach you on how to use it.
At the end of the day, you have to choose yourself. Can you create wealth in your life on a fixed income? Yup.
Can you do it if you own a small business? Absolutely.
Anyway, that’s all I got for today.
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