In the times when Netflix reigns supreme over the viewer palette, The Walking Dead holds one of the largest viewership ever seen on American television. With blood-curdling zombie hordes advancing on our heroes day by day, the subsequent deaths of the fan-favorite characters, and the human drama impinged on it makes it all worth it. Even still, the show does have some inconsistencies. These are the ones that even gory scenes can’t block out. It remains to this date, one of the consistent TV shows, ever seen in the past few years. With its progressive, strong character development, there are several flawed logic instances that are strewn throughout the narrative, which is not enough even with a momentary suspension of disbelief. Following is a list of top 10 major plot holes that threaten the credibility of the TV show:-
10. How Did Herschel And His Family Not Know About Sophia In The Barn?
If you have reached Season 2, then you must have wondered about how come was Herschel unaware of Sophia’s presence in the barn all this time. And none of her family members noticed that? It’s a huge outstretch, considering the fact that Herschel is extremely loyal to his familial relations. And since he is the patriarch of the farm, the mention of a young girl zombie could have reached his ears at any point. So, the fact that this girl was one of Rick’s group members doesn’t attest to the logic of withholding important information from the same. That only resulted in their stay being longer than intended, and if it had gone the other way, it would have easily resulted in the resolution of the storyline, and Herschel might have easily got what he wanted.
9. Characters Somehow Always Get Ambushed By Massive Hordes Of Slow-Moving Zombies
The number of the body count in the show really surpasses the count in Game of Thrones- and that’s a cold, hard fact. But on a realistic note, how many would actually fall prey to a horde of slow moving walkers?
The show has used the walker ambush troupe for quite a bit, but given the fact that the zombie behavior has varied from season to season, every character we have known and met can easily outrun a horde if they are aware of their surroundings in the first place. So it completely defies logic, when a person is on the lookout and s/he is somehow ambushed by hordes of walkers, which had escaped his/her notice till they are quite close (Dale, for example). Fan theories have attested to the fact that the characters have gone relatively deaf due to the excessive use of firearms, but that would mean that they would not be able to communicate with each other- which would completely debase the instance of intimate drama impinged on some of the clichéd dialogues.