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The Walking Dead: Woodbury vs. Woodbury

A look at our city versus the setting from AMC’s popular television show about zombies.

In season three of the popular AMC television show The Walking Dead, some survivors of the zombie-plagued world band together in a small Georgia town called Woodbury.

Season four begins Sunday, Oct. 13.

Clearly, that town and the Woodbury we know and love are somewhat different.

Population

Woodbury, GA: 1,102 (pre-zombies), 72 (post-zombies)

Woodbury, MN: 62,787

Zombies

Woodbury, GA: Mostly zombie-free. Though the “walkers” are a constant threat.

Woodbury, MN: Mostly zombie-free. Though pictured above is a “zombie baby” from a Woodbury couple’s Halloween decorations.

Leadership

Woodbury, GA: Mysterious, murderous man who goes by “The Governor” and is becoming increasingly deranged.

Woodbury, MN: Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens, friendly, seen at Woodbury City Council meetings and Chamber of Commerce functions.

Business

Woodbury, GA: Has a McDonald's, Walmart and arena where fights are held for entertainment in the graphic novels.

Woodbury, MN: Has a McDonald’s and Walmart.

Healthcare

Woodbury, GA: On the cutting edge of zombie-prevention research.

Woodbury, MN: Known for having many healthcare employers.

Safety

Woodbury, GA: High walls, weapons, strict curfews.

Woodbury, MN: Massive retaining wall at Woodbury Lakes. Curfews for minors only. Police have been able to keep the city zombie-free.

Downtown

Woodbury, GA: Yes, though buildings are protected with heavy artillery.

Woodbury, MN: No, though buildings are protected by doors with locks.

Growth

Woodbury, GA: One character is pregnant, which could bump the town’s population by one. (However, the Governor has apparently murdered fellow survivors of the zombie plague.)

Woodbury, MN: Opening up Phase 2 for further development and plans a new urban village at Radio Drive and Bailey Road.

 

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Kris Janisch November 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Passed this along to the Woodbury-Middlebury Patch in CT. Guess what? Rob Zombie is a resident there. Go figure.
Craig Thorsen November 25, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Thanks for pointing out the similarities and differences between the two Woodburys. It is good to live in the Zombie-free Woodbury.
Kris Janisch November 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Ha! No problem Craig. This was a pretty popular post.

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