Who would have expected that reanimated corpses were going to become a part of mainstream television viewing? The Walking Dead premiered on AMC in 2010. Based on the comic book of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world where humans live amongst the dead. It’s grown to become one of the most popular television shows on today, with 15.6 million viewers watching the mid-season premiere “What Happened and What’s Going On.” The Walking Dead is about survival and human connection amidst unrelenting danger. It draws upon our deepest human emotions—fear, love, loyalty, loss, and grief. Each week the writers give us suspenseful, intelligent, and emotionally driven storylines, played by characters we have come to love. If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, there are some other great television shows out there that you might find just as compelling. See why Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Longmire, Justified, or The 100 could become your next new favorite.