Compare And Contrast The Lost And The Walking Dead

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Pamela Ruiz English 1301 Essay #2

I have always liked watching television since I was younger I have always been able to sit in front of the TV for hours and not get tired. It isn’t something that I can say I am proud of because I could be doing something productive instead of being in front of a TV all day. I absolutely love watching television shows I really get into reality series, and follow them each week and I make sure to get home on time to watch them. The ones I like the most are scripted series like; The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, CSI Miami, Lost, etc. I find myself very interested into these type of television shows even I know there are fake simply because it’s amazing what people can come up with and keep people interested season after season. Out of all the shows that I watch I would like to say that my top two are Lost and The Walking Dead, they both are very different but they have a lot of things in common that I like. In the show Lost it’s about a group of people after a somewhat mysterious sequence of events, an oceanic flight from Sydney to LA crashes on what appears to be a deserted island. The chance of being found and rescued is extremely small, so the survivors have to deal with a set of challenges. They have to learn to survive on the island, a mysterious place with enough dangers on its own. Also, they have to learn to live with each other if any success is to be expected. And finally, they have to live with themselves and their pasts. During the show with the events on the islands there are flashbacks to the pasts of all main characters. With these flashbacks we learn a little more about their weird and unexpected pasts. The Walking Dead is about Rick Grimes who is a former Sheriff's deputy who has been in a coma for several months after being shot. One day when he wakes, he discovers that the world has been taken over by zombies, and that he seems to be the only person still alive. After returning home to discover his wife and son missing, he heads for Atlanta to search for his family. When he arrives to Atlanta Rick faced himself with a huge herd of zombies where he is nearly killed but was rescued buy another survivor Glenn who later takes Rick to his camp outside the town. Rick finds his wife Lori and his son, Carl, along with his one of his partners from the sheriffs department Shane who is also his best friend and a small group of survivors who are also trying to fight off the zombies, as well as competing with other survivor groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive. As I said these two television shows are very different in their stories but what I find very similar in these two is that they both have a group of people who are put in a difficult situation where if