“The Walking Dead” is a show on AMC at 10 PM on Sundays. It stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy from Georgia, looking for his wife and son (who Rick finds in season 1), in a zombie apocalypse. The show also stars Jon Bernthal as Deputy Shane Walsh, Rick’s Partner. The show is based on a graphic novel of the same name.
The starring feature of the show isn’t the zombies. It is the emotions involved about survival in an apocolyptic scenario. The show features a number of Conservative issues, most notibly the use of guns as tools. The premiere episode features a young boy being taught the importance of respecting a gun. It teaches the importance of parenting skills eve with the world ending. It also teaches the rules of surviving in an apocolyptic situation, as well as how we all must work together despite color or creed.
The show’s premiere episode scored 5.3 million viewers, making the show a runaway hit, more popular than CSI:Miami or other Sunday Night shows. The season finale (the first season only consisted of 6 episodes) brought in 5.9 million viewers, including 4 million in the coveted 18-49 age range.