The show is a juggernaut. It is the hottest television program among 18-49 year olds throughout the entire country, and it has kicked the you-know-what out of stalwarts, like Sunday Night Football, on more than one occasion. Why this is the case is the subject of much debate. For the purposes of this post, that debate is irrelevant. Just know that you can make it until Sunday. I know you can. I'm a doctor.
2. Themes that are central to The Walking Dead have shown up in mainstream and art house films with increasing regularity, and also of course pre-date the show itself.