TV Club: The Walking Dead: “Remember”

The Walking Dead will always be a heavily serialized show. There will be occasional stand-alone episodes that tell a contained story, but even those will serve the larger narrative; this is a series that has invested from the start of its run in following its characters through their lives, and making sure those lives are always a matter of one thing leading to another thing leading to another. That comes from the comic book, in part, but it’s also a function of modern television—we’ve come to expect continuity. Besides, the zombie apocalypse wouldn’t be nearly as engaging if every week didn’t bring with it the possibility of fresh disaster, a disaster which will have permanent consequences for the rest of the run.

That said, heavy serialization can be even more difficult to pull off than no serialization; the writers need to find a way to …

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