The Walking Dead is a blood-soaked, violent and occasionally heart-touching American television series based on a comic book series by the same name. The comic books, which were written by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, were first published in 2003 and after winning several awards, it was picked up and adapted into the television series by AMC which first premiered in the fall of 2010.
Set in a post apocalyptic world, the series is centered around the lead character Rick Grimes, who after being in a coma, wakes up to find the world which he once knew is now overrun by zombies. Throughout the first five seasons, we see him and his newfound family of survivors struggle to find food, fight off zombies and opposing groups of survivors alike.
The villains are usually not the undead, leading to one of the show's underlying themes that we humans are our own biggest enemies.
Now in the middle of its 8th season, let's take a look back at some of the best and most memorable moments from the first 5 seasons. Just how much do you remember? Do you know the timeline of certain events? And would you be able to identify a character from season 1 if you were shown one? There is only one way to find out, and that's by taking this quiz!
He delivered pizzas before walkers started eating BrAiNs!!!
Occupants of Terminus were taught to believe that no good was left in the world. They adopted a new ideology built on the idea of taking advantage of trusting people so that they themselves can survive. This is evident in their motto: "You're the butcher or you're the cattle."
Hershel (father), Josephine (mother), Annette (step mother), Shawn (brother), and Beth (sister).
"You’ll burn for this", were the last words written by Gabriel’s congregation before they were eaten.
The first person to say "claimed" kept the item.
His walker trophy case was a wall of fish tanks containing the heads of walkers floating in murky water.
They were headed to Washington DC since Eugene believed it would be the best place to survive the apocalypse. He lied to convince the group to head there.
He heard the laughter of children from outside the gate, that is how he knew that Alexandria was legitimate.
Carol = Badass (She blew up a propane tank which breached the fence of terminus).
Daryl and Merle were raised on the mountains in Northern Georgia.
The moment that Shane came back as a zombie was a shock to us all, the group then learned at the CDC that the virus was already inside of them.
Rick was in a coma for 45 days. The whole world changed in only a month and a half.
After getting hit with a shovel. "Daddy! Daddy! I got the SOB! I'm going to smack him dead!"
The group spent days looking for Sophia in the woods, but it turned out that she was with all the other walkers in the barn.
The car ran out of gas, so naturally the next best option is a pure-bred horse.
The group finds out that Hershel is a veterinarian before he saves Carl's life in season 2.
W is short for Wolves--a band of nefarious survivors.
Eugene lied about his knowledge regarding a possible vaccination or cure to the virus in order to gain the trust and protection of Abraham.
As of Season 5, Daryl had 141 on-screen confirmed walker kills. Who knows how many squirrel kills?
When asked, he insists that he just likes it. Business in front, party in the back!
Daryl and Len both shoot and kill a rabbit. Len then claims the rabbit and argues with Daryl in front of Joe, the leader, interrupts them and explains to Daryl that the group only has one rule, if they want something, they claim it. Joe then cuts the rabbit in half giving each a piece, since Daryl was not aware of the rule.
She also mutilated the animal Tyreese found in the prison tombs. She never grasped the danger of a walker and was found playing tag with one later on in the show.
There was a sickness outbreak in the prison which threatened the safety of the group. Fearing for their safety, Carol killed and burned two people who were infected.
Carol's world famous chocolate chip cookies. All that walker killing really does improve baking skills.
The Governor still had possession of Michonne's katana and used it to sever Hershel's head after failed negotiations with Rick over ownership of the prison.
While fighting The Governor, Michonne managed to stab him in the eye with a piece of glass..
Aaron watched Rick’s group from a distance to establish that they were good people. When his mind was made up he approached the group about coming to Alexandria.
He was pulled from his horse by a walker horde and found refuge inside of a conveniently placed vehicle of mass destruction.
He is an angel in his own way!
He sawed off his right hand to get away from walkers.
This message was scrawled on buildings and signs along the road to Terminus.
Terminus was the hub where the tracks meet.
Rick gets shot once in the bulletproof vest and once in the side of his back.
With a crossbow, it's "One shot, one kill!"
The group finds protection inside the impenetrable walls of the CDC--well, until it self-destructs.
A neighbor of Hershel’s farm, Otis, accidentally shoots him when trying to hunt deer.
In season 3, Glenn proposed to Maggie with an engagement ring that he cut off a walker’s finger.
In Season 3, Episode 1, the group finds 5 individuals while clearing walkers: Axel, Thomas, Oscar, Andrew, and Big Tiny.
All of them are!
It becomes evident that everyone is infected later, after Shane dies.