“They want to go where Walkers won’t eat their brains.”
One of the appealing things about Cheers, which ran for 11 years from 1982-1993 and centred on a group of regulars at a Boston bar, was that everybody knew your name.
You belonged, and had to a place to rest your weary head and take a load off – and wisecrack like nobody’s business, of course – after a long, hard day making a living.
But that was then, and this is now … the apocalypse, and in The Walking Dead, people, or that should be walkers don’t so much want to know your name as, you know, eat your brains, which makes finding where they WON’T do that a major priority.
Nothing’s that easy though, as Rick and the gang have discovered, even in the supposed haven of Alexandria where, once again, they’ve learnt that you might be able to outrun the walkers, well sort of, but it’s well nigh impossible to outrun the lesser, darker angels of humanity.
To get us ready for another season of humanity doing their best to foul the waters of survivability, Mandatory have created a winning recap of season 5’s ups and downs charmingly set to the theme song of Cheers.
It gets you up to speed in no time flat, indirectly makes some nice commentary on the fact that finding temporary heaven in a bar is long time, and gives you a chance to singalong to one of the more iconic TV theme songs out there.
Oh, and and those walkers? Maybe they do know your name after all.