There are those folk who regard films in the zombie genre as gory, ephemeral trash, not that there's anything wrong with gory ephemera. Anyway, "The Walking Dead" has lots of zombies, staggering about, snarling, biting and showing no consideration for man, woman or beast as one might expect. That said, in this well written, thrilling and somewhat gory series, the zombification of civilisation is a backdrop against which our heroes and villains struggle and suffer in much the same way as they might have done during any other catastrophe - a war, a plague, famine-take your pick.
So, this is a series that concerns itself with the human condition, albeit one in a horrific crisis. If you're secretly ashamed to be interested in what might be seen as an unintelligent and needlessly bloody genre then you may be heartened to hear that novelist Margaret Attwood is a fan of zombie films and she is clever, funny, humane and as good a modern writer as you're likely to find in the poshest library.