The Dead are Back
The show that couldn't get made just keeps going
Sure the bloom is off the rose. But The Walking Dead has been a Hell of a ride and is going on to season 8.
Who would have thought it?
No network wanted the series. AMC finally stepped up to the plate but funded a tiny six episode mini-series. Producer Gale Anne Hurd said the budget was so tight the only way they could film was to go to rural Georgia.
AMC rolled the dice. The rest is history.
The show has had some of the best acting and scripts ever done on TV. So if you are not a Dead fan by now then you truly are dead inside. Just dig your hole and jump in.
Like with all long running shows ratings start to lower. But Sunday's 11.4 million viewers is still a number most shows can only dream of. Add in a 2 hour Talking Dead live at the Greek Theater with 6,100 fans broadcasting to millions more at home.
How many shows have this type of insanely fanatic fan base? How about ZERO.
All good things must come to an end. Will the cast die by the teeth of drooling freaks? or find the safe haven they hope exists?
I will be there till the end to find out.
The Best of Merle Dixon
Everyone's favorite Redneck
The Quotable Dead
"I can't profess to understand God's plan. Christ promised the resurrection of the dead. I just thought he had something a little different in mind."
"They're gonna feel really stupid when the find out they are screwing with the wrong people."
“In this life now, you kill or you die. Or you die and you kill.”
"Sucks, don't it? The moment you realize you don't know shit."
Merle Dixon: How come we never hooked up?
Andrea Harrison: You called me a whore and a rugmuncher.
Merle Dixon: Got a way with words, don't I?
"Simply put, there’s a vast ocean of shit you people don’t know shit about. Rick knows every fine grain of said shit and then some."
"You're a joke is what you are, playing errand boy to a bunch of pansy-asses, niggers and democrats. You're nothing but a freak to them. Redneck trash. That's all you are. They're laughing at you behind your back. You know that, don't you? I got a little news for you, son. One day they gonna scrape you off their heels like you was dogshit. Hey. They ain't your kin, your blood. Hell, you had any damn nuts in that sack of yours, you'd got back there and shoot your pal Rick in the face for me. Now you listen to me. Ain't nobody ever gonna care about you except me, little brother. Nobody ever will."
"Adolescence is a 20th century invention."
"If I had known the world was ending, I would've brought better books."
"You got some beach ball-size lady-nuts on you, coming in all kamikaze like that."
"Look at the flowers."
“Toughest asshole I ever met, my brother. Feed him a hammer, he’d crap out nails.”
“Yeah, you see eleven condoms; I see eleven minutes of my life I’m never getting back.”
“I don’t know why I do the things I do; I’m a damn mystery to me.”