Daryl’s journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home.
Who doesn’t love Daryl Dixon? Sure, the man is in dire need of a hot shower with loads of shampoo and body wash, possibly a razor thrown in, but I know for certain that if the zombies actually did come out of the woodwork I am team Daryl to the end!! His skills and quiet, calm demeanour put him at the top of my list to lead the world out of this horrendous apocalypse! Yes, he never smiles but in a world of now “evolving” zombies there is not much to smile about.
Having left the safety of the commonwealth in search of “something” Daryl finds himself shipwrecked and washed up on the coast of France which we discover has not been immune to the walking dead and in fact has a whole new species of zombies known as burners or boilers.
Season 1 tells of Daryl’s journey from the French coast–of how he got there–to his quest in finding his way back to the USA. It is not an easy journey and we clearly see that the human race is full of crazy, power-hungry, narcissistic individuals who think they have the answer to saving the world. We all know the real enemies in this apocalyptic world are not the dead! There are however some good souls out there who give us all hope.
The Walking Dead in France however, are being turned into a new breed of zombie which resembles the World War Z character. They are more mobile and vicious and this gives our disheveled warrior more to deal with. It is satisfying to watch him adapt and take on this new challenge with all the Daryl charm we have come to expect from him.
The series has many different angles and it is fast-paced and exciting and everything a zombie-loving viewer wants. Having Daryl in the series gives it The Walking Dead connection so the transition to France is believable. The French-speaking cast are authentic and very likeable. Seeing how other countries have adapted to the crisis gives a much-needed lift to The Walking Dead and while worlds apart from what we know The Walking Dead to be this angle is great and refreshingly different. It really works and I look forward to season 2.