The One Aspect of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon That’s Hard to Believe

The post-apocalyptic France of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon appears stuck in time in one meaningful way.

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon _ Season 1, Episode 1.
Photo: Stéphanie Branchu | AMC

This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon episode 1.

Watching a zombie series like The Walking Dead always requires some suspension of disbelief. As if the existence of reanimated corpses (which are hot now!) isn’t outlandish enough, there are also other nagging questions that inevitably come along with the depiction of any post-apocalyptic scenario.

We’ve heard them all before – questions like: Would people really get that violent? (Apparently not). Doesn’t gasoline go bad eventually? (Yep). Would we forget about Shakespeare? (Station Eleven says nay.)

Suffice it to say, Walking Dead viewers have gotten used to accepting post-apocalyptic fictional scenarios that likely wouldn’t bear out in a post-apocalyptic reality. In the first episode of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, however, the TWD Universe spinoff still introduces one storytelling element that’s pretty hard to believe. How do so many of the French folks who Daryl encounters speak such pristine English?


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