Students throughout the Springfield area are anxiously waiting because the third season of “The Walking Dead” ended in March and the fourth season won’t begin until October.
The show started with the story of Rick Grimes, a small town police officer in Georgia. Grimes wakes up to find zombies have taken over the world. He soon becomes part of a survival group.
The post-apocalyptic show averaged 11.4 million views per episode this season on cable network AMC, according to Free Republic. Springfield’s teens are hooked on “The Walking Dead” because they love the intense action and watching the characters develop throughout the seasons. Many joined the show later in the game, catching up online or with DVDs.
DVD sets of the seasons are available at Amazon or Best Buy.
“I watch because I enjoy the intense story it gives,” said Glenwood High sophomore Luke McAnelly. “(Zombies) were once people, and just like that all traces of who they were and just the human in general is gone.”
Luke is excited to see what happens in this coming up season, but is dreading the time in between.
There is nothing to dislike about the show, said Taylorville High senior Grant Hooper. There is a perfect balance between the drama, character development and zombie killing, he said.
Grant and his friends love to talk about the show during commercials and once it ends.