10 Reasons Game of Thrones Is Better Than The Walking Dead
HBO’s Game of Thrones and AMC’s The Walking Dead are two of the most popular series on television right now. Despite their similar levels of popularity, they are quite far apart in overall quality. Game of Thrones is consistently ranked as one of the best series on TV. The Walking Dead, while receiving consistently good reviews and a dedicated fan following, is a good show plagued by numerous issues that hurt its overall quality. In short, The Walking Dead is a good show, while Game of Thrones is a great show. Of course, many viewers would argue that The Walking Dead is the better show, but if they were to take a good look at both series, they would see that Game of Thrones outclasses it in a number of categories. Here are the 10 reasons Game of Thrones is better than The Walking Dead.
HBO, of course, is the network that produces Game of Thrones. The reason this is an entry on this list is because HBO is simply better than The Walking Dead’s network, AMC. HBO provides a higher budget and allows more creative freedom for the show’s creators and writers. The Walking Dead’s behind-the-scenes disputes have been well-publicized, and much of this has to do with the mandates the network places on the show’s creators, inhibiting their creativity. This intrusiveness is understandable, since The Walking Dead is AMC’s flagship program, and they want to keep it profitable. However, the same is true for Game of Thrones, and that series is given the space it needs to do its own thing as much as possible. With AMC’s practices, it’s a undoubtedly a good thing Game of Thrones ended up on HBO.
9. Cooler Zombies
Although these series have entirely different settings and premises, they share a similar problem in that their worlds are both threatened by legions of the undead. The Walking Dead’s whole premise is based around a world overrun by the undead, while the fictional land of Westeros in Game of Thrones is on the brink of being invaded. The difference is that while The Walking Dead features “walkers” much more prominently than Game of Thrones, it’s the latter show that has the more interesting zombies. Dubbed the “white walkers”, these beings originate in the far north and are extremely hard to kill. The zombies in The Walking Dead amount to little more than cannon fodder for the main characters, but it takes multiple men and resources to bring down a white walker, making the prospect of a whole army invasion terrifying.