The Walking Dead is as overrated as Breaking Bad. Artificial plot twists, uncompelling characters making stupid decisions, drama for the sake of drama, controversy for the sake of controversy and violence for the sake of violence. Gratuitous, OTT television that relies on shock value to appeal to the ‘seen it all’ attitude of the cavalier Twittering masses. The zombies in the former and the meth in the latter are inconsequential to the shows’ respective stories because they’re essentially the same thing through a different lens. They’re both gunning for Great American Novel character piece style storytelling about how ‘good’ men have to do questionable things to either get ahead or survive. Nice use of metaphor and all but good god, the hype had me expecting modern day classics. Not disposable stories about equally disposable characters.