The "Watching Dead"
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Keywords

pandemic
COVID-19
TV series
post-apocalyptic
emotional realism
The Walking Dead
connection

How to Cite

Biehl, B. (2021). The "Watching Dead": Connecting through popular culture and TV series . Organizational Aesthetics, 10(2), 8-11. Retrieved from https://oa.journals.publicknowledgeproject.org/index.php/oa/article/view/241

Abstract

The popular TV series Game of Thrones has warned us for many years of the dark times ahead with its famous words “Winter is coming”. When we look at the current situation with Covid-19 and the fear across the planet, it feels as if “Winter is here”. Other apocalyptic shows such as The Walking Dead, The Handmaid’s Tale, andThe Rain echo this atmosphere. These media formats have been interpreted as a social training to synchronize collective fears (Kleiner, 2013: 225). TV series seem to have some important aesthetic and emotional functions in today’s uncertain times.

 

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