The Walking Dead Season 3…Is The Prison Really That Great?

In my humble opinion: I know we’re all excited for season 3 to premiere on AMC this Sunday, but I find myself asking…would I really want to take refuge in a prison?  I know in the comics, that’s how it goes and it’s cool and all, but I still can’t convince myself that if I was being chased by an army of the undead I would corner myself in a place that is designed to keep things in…not necessarily out.  I’ve had conversations with a friend of mine and we’ve come to two conclusions as to where we would head.  1.  The local Sam’s Club, Costco, or Wal-Mart…whichever is closer.  If you’ve seen any of the aforementioned destinations then you can attest to the fact that they are huge concrete buildings with limited entrances and exits, not to mention a plentiful amount of supplies such as food, clothing, generators, weapons, and entertainment.  I mean just because you’re avoiding flesh-eating monsters doesn’t mean you can’t take time out for a little XBOX action right?  2.  T-Dog had a pretty damn good idea at the end of season 2…head for the coast.  I mean if you can get to the beach and find a yacht or a large enough boat, then you can just sail up and down the coast, coming ashore whenever you need supplies.  I’ve never seen a zombie swim before, so odds are you’d be pretty safe; and let’s say they can swim, you’d only really be in danger if you crossed paths with a zombie Michael Phelps.  Anyway, wherever our characters end up, I’m still hyped for the season 3 premiere, just thought I would share my opinion as to where I’d go…but then again I guess a Wal-Mart full of zombies isn’t as exciting as a prison full of zombies.


2 Comments on “The Walking Dead Season 3…Is The Prison Really That Great?”

  1. Shannon Laforme says:

    Hi there Sean, I thought of going to a prison long before this show was ever created or I knew the comics existed and when I seen it coming up on this season I was like YES I was right on! My family and I are always talking end of the world what would we do scenarios with and without zombies and all concur a prison is the best choice for the following reasons. 1. The fences, they are made to keep people in AND out and they do usually have an inner and outer fence. 2. Prisons are made to be self sufficient in that they have generators, well stocked with food, gas, transportation, water wells, medical supplies and weapons. Everything one might need and all under one roof so to speak. 3. And in my opinion most important, the yard. Even stocked food won’t last forever, yes we can go out and scavenge but it would be even better if we could grow fresh food without being eaten every time we go out to check the garden and those aforementioned fences take care of that. I also like the towers in order to keep a watch and would quietly take care of a few zombies a day so the numbers at the fence wouldn’t get out of control. Prisons have everything but if for some reason we had to leave our second choice is like you, a big yacht. Sailing along the coast and coming into shore when we need supplies but I think this is much riskier.

    • SeansHumbleOpinion says:

      Some very valid points, maybe I’m just skeptical because of Rick’s group size and the size of the prison you know?

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