Watching these shows will save lives

Abby Botan
Entertainment Columnist


“The Walking Dead” cast members Glenn Rhee, Maggie Greene, Tara Chambler, Carol Peletier, Bob Stookey, Sasha, Tyreese, Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Michonne, Carl Grimes, Beth Greene, Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, and Eugene Porter stand tall, ready to face walkers, and worse, other survivors. Photo from www.

As time goes on it seems as if television shows have gotten more alluring. They can range from dramatic and suspenseful to comical and terrifying and climatic.

I’ve never been one to religiously watch TV shows like “Gossip Girl” or “Pretty Little Liars.” I’ve always had a taste for mature shows that I was never allowed to watch in middle school, and here are my top three picks:

3. “Scandal”

Shonda Rhimes created the hit ABC drama “Scandal” that centers around Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, a former media consultant to the president.

Pope opens her own crisis management firm, but she can’t seem to get rid of her ties with President Fitzgerald Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn.

The collisions of love triangles and murder will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

Washington has been seen in a lot of different acting roles like “Django” and “Little Man,” but “Scandal” has got to be her peak.

“Scandal” is a delicious political thriller that airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

2. “Fear The Walking Dead”

In this prequel to AMC’s show “The Walking Dead,” the mysterious outbreaks of the apocalypse is told through the lens of a guidance counselor Madison Clark, played by Kim Dickens, and English teacher Travis Manawa, played by Cliff Curtis.

In the midst of an apocalyptic outbreak in Los Angeles, Clark has to deal with her heroin addict son, Travis, played by Frank Dillane, and rebellious daughter, Alicia, played by Alycia Debnam Carey.

Although the show is related to “The Walking Dead,” there are no cameos or features of the original cast. “Fear The Walking Dead” is set in modern time and in a busy city with technology which affects the characters during the apocalypse much differently than the characters of “The Walking Dead” who lived down south and in a much calmer era and no smartphones.

If you watch “The Walking Dead,” then this show is definitely for you. This prequel returns back to AMC in April of this year.

1.”The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this AMC hit gritty drama follows the life of police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, his family and other survivors. They face the pressure of fighting to stay alive and in the process losing bits and pieces of their own humanity. Throughout their everyday fighting to stay alive, the group realizes other survivors during the apocalypse may be more dangerous than walkers.

This thriller airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on AMC.

Watching these shows will improve your grades and raise your GPA – okay, probably not, but they will satisfy your need for a good binge watch.

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