Spoiler alert: If you have not watched the episode from two weeks ago (Season 5, episode 5) you may not wish to continue reading.
This show has it all, but season after season I find myself asking some of the same questions, none of which have been answered to my satisfaction.
+How are the women of Zombie Apocalypse land handling that time of the month? It has to be dealt with.
+It's obvious that they wear the same clothes every day, but are they wearing the same underwear everyday too? I remember one episode last season when Beth found a sweater and looked clean for about half a second before a zombie killing ruined it. The dirt, blood spatter, and vagabond lifestyle have to make cleanliness impossible.
+How bad is the body odor? Between their rugged, outdoorsy active lifestyle, lack of deodorant, soap and toothpaste it must be pretty bad. I'm assuming that even if they still had those things at one time they have to have run out by now. I'm sure they can pillage some of them stuff on their runs but it has got to be hit and miss.
+How sexy can sexy time be at a time like this? It's not happening a lot, but people are doing it and it seems a little awkward what with the lack of privacy, hygiene considerations and dead people running around. Lori and Shane were the worst in season 1. They had no shelter whatsoever at that time. The apocalypse had just happened and she ended up pregnant.
+What are the men using to shave? Rick is looking pretty scraggly lately, but I've seen people on Naked and Afraid with beards bushier then his after 21 days. Glenn is smooth as a baby's butt and how does Abraham keep his mustache so nicely shaped? I wouldn't know this type of man thing. I suspect you can make a knife work, although it would be really tough without shaving cream.
+I imagine Carol must be resorting to a knife to maintain that pixie cut. It's also, not entirely unreasonable to think she may have scissors.
+How have they not wasted away to nothing? Their entire life is one big giant work out that never ends what with all the keeping watch, miles of walking and zombie killing. Their calorie expenditure cannot possibly be met with whatever squirrels and canned foods they find along the way and carry with them.
+Is baby Judith eating squirrels too? She's a big girl now. Surely, she has run out of powdered Milk by now. What are they doing about diapers?
This is an example of the randomness that runs through my mind anytime I watch an apocalypse, on the run, war, type movie. I'm a 1-2 shower a day kind of person, who is scared of spiders, very picky about food and feels anxious when my house is dirty. Tent camping is hard core for me. I am the definition of wimp and I already know that I would not manage well under those conditions and would have probably died or wanted to not to long after this whole thing broke out. I don't even like eating meat off a bone so I don't know if I could bring myself to eat roadkill. I'd like to think that I'd be as bad ass as all the girls on the show have become out of pure instinct for survival but I'm not so sure.
+How long has it been since all hell broke loose? I haven't seen much of a change in weather conditions but that may or may not be that obvious in Atlanta. Look at Carl. I almost forgot that he was just a little boy when the show started. His voice has changed and he looks so much older. With everything that's happened and the size of Judith it's got to be at least two years. Maybe more. If it doesn't wrap up soon Chandler Riggs may age himself out of the role.
+Why has Maggie never once mentioned Beth? When Glenn was lost, she risked life and limb to find him even though she had no idea if he was alive or dead. Not a peep about her sister Beth.
+Is it really that swift and easy to slice through bone to brains when you are stabbing someone in the head? I don't think I really want to know the answer to this one.
+I'll probably never find out if they are brushing their teeth, but what I really need to understand is what was so terrible about living in the hospital that Beth would rather jump down an elevator shaft into a basement of dead bodies to escape? She was safe. Outside she has to sleep in the dirt with one eye open to avoid being eaten by zombies. That police lady (and her henchmen) seems a little off and they have to work to earn their keep but clean sheets and edible food sounds a lot better than the alternative for this clean freak.
I do realize that most of my questions, specifically those related to hygiene are completely non essential to the story line, which is pretty outrageous on it's own, but I can't help wondering.