ByCourtney Schwass, writer at

I first heard of The walking Dead five years ago. As I was only 11, the thought of watching it scared the life out of me (excuse the pun). But eventually, I gave it a chance (courtesy of my older brother), from then on I was hooked.

The story lines were thrilling, the jump scares were terrifyingly spectacular, the make up was impeccable on all characters and each cliff hanger had me counting down the seconds till the next episode.

One of the best part of a series that runs as long as this one, would be seeing all of the characters blossom and grow into the survival experts we see today. Seeing Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) go from a young boy who was constantly guarded by his family, to a young man who knows when its time to kick some major butt and guards Judith, protecting her from all evil, both living and dead.

Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) started as the wife of an abusive husband, not knowing how to stand her own ground and now shes one hell of a force to be reckoned with! I wouldn't want to end up on the wrong side of her gun. She may have done some wrong in her time on this show, but in a situation like theirs, its fight or flight. You've got to do what you can to survive.

All of the characters have been equally interesting and seeing their sides of the story makes it so much more interesting because we get a taste from all walks of life in the series.

The most touching episode for me was the 'Self Help' episode in season five. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) gave the most gripping performance. Seeing his flash backs really grabbed my heart. He did what he had to do and was left wishing for death when he discovered his family dead. I believe that, although Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) lied to him, he saved a life and TWD would not be the way it is.

The most recent negative would be the death of Beth Cooper (Emily Kinney). It was dropped right on the whole fandom of TWD and it brought me to tears. Honestly, I'm still heart broken about this, as are a lot of the fans. The one part that brought me to tears the most would have been the very second Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) started crying. He wanted Beth back so bad, Beth meant a hell of a lot to him and after all they had been through together, it was a shocking end to the friendship of Beth Cooper and Daryl Dixon. A lot of the fandom have been saying that Beth and Daryl should have (and very well could have) been in a relationship. One of the new power house couples.

The Walking Dead is most definitely the best series to land on my television screen so far. Through its ups and downs, it still has me counting the seconds. Five seasons and eight episodes in, I'm biting my nails and hanging on until next year!


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