After watching season three of both The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey (yes, I watch it with my wife; admit it, you do too), my brain has picked up on some strange connections? Coincidences? Shared writers? They are both somewhat science fiction, aren’t they?
THE WALKING DEAD
Zombies want to be treated as equals to the living...or else eat them.
Yeah, equality. That's what they want. Or maybe some salt.
The servants want to be treated as equal to the manor-born...or else eat with them.
There's always social upheaval between the classes.
Good-looking Blonde Needlessly Killed off in Season 3 finale
Contract didn't last past season three, hmmmm? And Andrea's role continues in the graphic novels (which is a cool word for comic book)
My wife says he's good looking...honest!
Mother needlessly killed off in season 3
Another contract issue? Or both needing to setup a future story line?
Leading Man's Leadership is Questioned
Rick is seeing visions of his dead wife, hearing voices...normal stuff.
Lord Grantham is making bad investments. bad business decisions and choosing the wrong doctor...normal stuff.
And for this their leadership gets questioned? No slack?
Both are in need of some repair.
And both are prisons for some (whoa! Philosophical time-out)
Lord and Lady Granthem and Family
Both groups have everything they want, including someone to feed them.
The walked -on
If only there wasn't a caste system, a sense of class differentiation...oh, look....brains.
Who would win a race (or a cricket match!) between...
The Crawleys could at least get their servants to race for them.
Old person in cast who for some reason is still alive
Despite immobility (both need canes), grey hairs and advanced years, they keep livin' while those around them are dyin'. Must have good contracts.