As of the time of this writing, The Walking Dead has attained enough success to air nine seasons and the series is confirmed to return for a tenth go around in the coming year. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the series has also inspired the spin-off Fear the Walking Dead which debuted in 2015 and shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
For all of the things that the people who make The Walking Dead have done right over the years, the fact of the matter is that there are aspects of the series that don’t pass the sniff test. With that in mind, it is time to take a look at this list of 15 things that make no sense about The Walking Dead.
15 Lack of Communication
During almost every episode of The Walking Dead, various members of the core group go off on adventures on their own or with a small group. Given that they exist in a world where threats often pop up out of nowhere, you’d think that everyone would carry 2-way radios in order to have some way to communicate with one another. Instead, those devices have barely been seen at all.
14 The Inconsistency of Walker Innards
As fans of The Walking Dead are well aware, several of the show’s characters have smeared themselves with walker guts in order to blend in among the undead. However, in later seasons a character supposedly is taken ill after being too close to the same innards and Negan covers his trademark bat in guts to make it more dangerous.
13 Up to Date Car Models
In the world of The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse took hold in the year 2010 and before too long it put an end to all forms of manufacturing. Despite that, in one of the most egregious examples of product placement we can think of, during one of the show’s episodes characters could be seen driving a 2012 Hyundai vehicle.
12 Lawns. Bushes, and All Kinds of Greenery
Throughout much of The Walking Dead’s history, the core group of survivors has gone from one location to another in an attempt to find a home where they can set up a society. Amazingly enough, whenever they travel to a new locale, the grass they walk on seems to have been freshly mowed. Are we supposed to think that the walkers are wonderful groundskeepers when they aren’t shuffling around?
11 Nobody Dropping the Z Word
Given that the world of The Walking Dead seemed almost identical to ours up until the walkers took over in 2010, surely they had zombie movies. As such, it makes no sense that none of the characters use that word when the walkers have also been called things like “roamers,” “biters,” “geeks,” and “lame-brains”.
10 Walker Hoards Still Existing
During the early seasons of this show, it seemed reasonable to assume that the walkers had full stomachs given that humanity had only recently fallen. However, now that so few people are still alive, it makes no sense that there are so many zombie hoards walking around given that their food source has greatly dwindled and become good at defending itself.
9 The Facial Hair
We don’t know about you, but if we found ourselves dropped in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, shaving would not be anywhere near the top of our list of priorities. Despite that, not only do all of the women of The Walking Dead still shave their armpits but men like Abraham and Axel sport needlessly elaborate facial hair somehow.
8 Hershel’s All Too Convenient Prosthetic
During one of this show’s most amazing scenes, Hershel had a leg amputated after it was bitten. In perhaps the laziest way to deal with that development possible, almost instantly after that the group took over a prison and in it found a prosthetic leg that fit Hershel perfectly. That left us wondering, why did the writer’s set up this scenario if they were going to cop-out on it like that?
7 Never Ending Arrows
While most members of The Walking Dead’s core group carried around modern weapons, Daryl Dixon became known for his trusty crossbow. While that was fun, it made no sense that he continued to have arrows even though he often could be seen retrieving them after every use. After all, arrows break after several uses. On top of that, shouldn’t all of his arrows have been heavily bloodstained too?
6 Rick Surviving At All
When the show begins, series protagonist Rick wakes up from a coma to see that the world around him has gone to hell. That begs the question, how did he survive his coma at all when there were no surviving medical staff members to take care of his health care needs. On top of that, when the hospital was overrun with walkers, why didn’t any of them eat Rick?
5 Wildly Inconsistent Shooting Skills
In the world of The Walking Dead, the few remaining survivors have almost all dispatched many walkers. As a result, it makes a lot of sense that most of them seem to be sharpshooters whenever it comes time for them to take out a walker from a distance. On the other hand, those same people can’t seem to hit the broad side of a barn if they are aiming at one of their still living foes.
4 How Easily The Survivors Seem to Get By Most of the Time
For The Walking Dead’s main characters, they have spent the last several years struggling to survive their still living and undead enemies alike. While that would be a serious issue for them, their main problem should have been the basics of life. After all, up until recently, they weren’t growing anything so how were these large groups of people eating when they never seemed to gather food?
3 People Continuing to Follow Rick
At his best, it has been a lot of fun for fans to watch Rick lead his forces into battle. However, when you really think about it, under his leadership the group seemed to find danger at every turn which only escalated over time. Worse yet, both in times of peril and peace, Rick was too headstrong to listen to anyone aside from a very select group of people.
2 What Happened to the Weather
For those of you who don’t know it, The Walking Dead is supposed to take place in and around Atlanta. With that in mind, we have to wonder, why has almost every episode of the show taken place during sunny days? Are we supposed to believe that the survivors hibernate during the winter months? Otherwise, it makes no sense that almost nothing of note has taken place during winter.
1 How Little the Walkers Actually Matter to the Show Anymore
It may be hard for some people to remember it now, but when The Walking Dead began zombies were a huge threat. Over time, it has gotten to the point that walkers mean so little that we wouldn’t blink an eye if an episode didn’t feature a single shot of a zombie shuffling around. While we appreciate the show’s viewpoint that humans are more of a threat, making walkers mean next to nothing in a zombie show is dumb.
Sources: thetalko.com, yourtango.com, screenrant.com