One of the most famous and hugely watched TV drama series is The Walking Dead. The show premiered on AMC on 31st October 2010, and has a total of 5 seasons till date.
It is a hugely popular drama with high viewership ratings, but hardly anyone recognizes the characters. Moreover, the show failed to grab any substantial award this year too, despite its immense popularity among viewers.
Let us talk about some of the reasons behind this anomaly, what the actors say about it and how does it impact the show.
The star cast of the show:
In case you are not familiar with the star cast of the show, which is quite possible as the cast is quite not seen as usually as should be, let us first introduce you to the main characters of the show:
Andrew Lincoln portrays the main lead character of Rick Grimes, with Chandler Riggs as Carl Grime, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, and Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee.
Why aren’t the actors famous?
While actors from other popular shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad have managed to grab meaty roles on the big screen, nobody knows about Rick Grimes, the lead character in The Walking Dead.
We think it is due to a bad marketing strategy! The stars hardly appear on any talk show either. While we see many stars on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we have yet to see stars from The Walking Dead make an appearance. The producers state that it takes time to establish a brand, while this is quite true. The Walking Dead was the most tweeted show in 2014, so the brand has been established, it just needs to be taken to new heights with a few new campaigns.
Why is there no buzz of awards?
If you look at the ratings of the show, you will find that the ratings are soaring evermore. It is the number one show for adults between the ages of 18-49. However, there is no buzz of awards!!
We think that the reason why the Golden Globes or Emmys don’t put it in the same category as the other famous shows like House of Cards and Game of Thrones is that it is somehow over exaggerated.
You will see that some scenes are a drag and maybe there is too much violence involved.
Rick Grimes-The star of the Show!
It will be truly justified to say that Rick Grimes is the star of the show! Andrew Lincoln gives one of his best performances in the show, captivating the audiences and taking them with him along the journey. However, stated above, it was truly shocking to see that this amazing actor was not nominated for the best actor award. Maybe it was his bad luck that the category already had superstars like Kevin Spacey, Peter Dinklage, and Matthew McConaughey etc.
Whether famous or not, the fans still love the show for its cast, plot and incredible story. Who cares if it is famous or not when the entertainment quotient is extremely high? So, keep on enjoying, guys!