I do appreciate zombie shows are not for everyone. But something about zombies totally captures my attention. The Walking Dead opens with a really (at least should be really) violent and politically incorrect scene. As she turns around Rick realises this is not any ordinary little girl, and he shoots the child zombie straight into the brain. She falls backwards, hitting the ground hard, and blood begins to flow out of the bullet wound onto the road. And I think this is the essence of why zombie fiction works for me – if you don’t kill them, they will kill you. So that makes horrific violence kinda okay. This show is not just entertaining, it is thrilling.