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November 20th, 2013, 09:07
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
It seemed to me that it was being implied that the popularity of The Walking Dead at this point is due only to advertising.
Ok, I don't think that's true at all, though. If that's what txa meant - then I think he's very wrong.

I think TWD has a very strong premise and it had a wonderful start. Strong cast - and great performances.

That alone created enough buzz to last for a long time.

Also, it's not like other shows - which makes it unique and potentially hip.

But there's no doubt in my mind that the reason it's still so popular is because of that initial buzz - and the power of advertising and hyperbole is what has kept it cool and fresh in the minds of the larger audience.

But that's because I think it's "meh" now - and not utterly compelling as it was at first.

I think the writing is awful - and I don't think it was ever that great, but now it's just really, really bad. The story seems to be going nowhere - and characters don't seem to evolve much.

I have no clue why I'm still watching, to be honest.
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