On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:
Grab your crossbows, axes, baseball bats and any firearms you can get your hands on! We expand our reviewing prowess to a different medium, Television. And of course, we do not sneak to the edge of the water and dip our toe into a new medium, we dive head first by taking on The Walking Dead — a show that is about a sheriff, Rick Grimes, who leads a band of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. Survival, world views, trust, existentialism, post-modernism, and… well, “what makes us human?”, all are on the table.
The third season premiere of The Walking Dead would become the most-watched basic cable drama telecast in history. The mid-season finale pulled in 15.2 million viewers for and became the first cable series to beat every other show of the fall broadcast season in the adult 18-49 demo. Something about these three seasons of fright-filled, post apocalyptic, TV madness has drawn our culture in, so let’s dissect it.
Warning: Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!
Download Episode 009 Here:
Reel World Theology #009 – The Walking Dead
This weeks panel included Alan Hawkins, Harald Petrini, and Chris Meriwether.
Church of the Redeemer Greensboro
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Chris Meriwether (@ChrisBadwether)
Podcast Notes and Links:
The Walking Dead on AMC
The Walking Dead at IMDB
The Walking Dead (TV Show) at Wikipedia
The Walking Dead (Comic) at Wikipedia
Zombies at Wikipedia
Bringing The Walking Dead to Life at Cinemagogue
The Zombie Theology Behind The Walking Dead at CNN Belief Blog
Zombie Theology: The Gospel According to The Walking Dead at The Burner Blog
The Walking Dead and Pastoral Ministry at One Theology
Pop Culture ‘Theologizing’ With The Walking Dead at By Common Consent
A 21st-Century De Anima: Why Vamps and Zombs are So Wildly Popular with the Humanists at American Thinker