The soft strum of an acoustic guitar can make even a new Walking Dead trailer soothing

Here are some of the gruesome things you won’t notice in the Walking Dead season 2 trailer because the music is so lovely: a hammer cracking open the skull of a zombie; a man and woman with holes blown in their head, holding hands, a revolver resting in the guy’s other hand; a little girl being grabbed by a man who is in turn grabbed and bitten by a zombie. If that sounds a little too graphic, don’t worry. The tender chords of an acoustic guitar smooth away the darkest imagery. Seriously, I came away with pleasant thoughts of nap-time with kittens and snuggling by the fireplace. Did it do the same for you, or am I desensitized?