How many years has it been for the TV show survivors, now in the 4th Season, since the outbreak? Can they actually turn the tide if they make it to Washington?? I've got serious doubts all along, but like I said before deleting happened, AMC will rebroadcast this season next Saturday...back to back episode marathon leading up to the last new WD.
I'll be glued probably.
I also wondered upon seeing some user GTAV art, did anyone 'dead' the cast of GTA V for a fun art project?
Judging by the state of the flowers and the stubble on his face, I'd say Rick was out from anywhere from one to three months. Let's call it two. It was never stated in the show or comics.
From leaving the hospital to escaping the research laboratory (basically season one) is a week at most.
As for season two, I'd say a month there, Shane's hair didn't grow back all that much and I recall hearing Hershel saying something about being upset that they've been living on his land for over a month.
Lori's pregnancy is a good indicator of time passed into season three. I'd imagine she was knocked up right before Rick woke up. She was probably 9 months by the start of season 3 because she gave birth soon after taking the prison. So we subtract the week from season one and the month from season two, to get that they were on the road for about 7 1/2 months.
Season 3 is a tricky one. The time passed isn't an important factor because they don't answer to a landlord like Hershel. I'd say Lori gave birth just a few days after the start of the season. Glenn and Maggie go out to get formula for Judith and are kidnapped by Merle. The process for getting them back form Woodbury is just a few days. So far we have about a week in season 3. At this point the Governor loses his eye and goes apesh*t. He starts training his camp to fight back and starts negotiations with Rick. Let's say two weeks for all of this up until the point where he attacks the prison. In total, I'd estimate a month at the VERY most for season 3.
Season 4 is even worse. The prison is now a full-fledged pseudo-civilization for about 50 people now and life seems really settled-down. They've managed to go out and recruit people from both Woodbury and on the road (like Bob), have plants and pigs, and even have a council now. This is just an ass-pull estimate, but I'd say it's been about 3 months. From the outbreak to the end of the prison is about a week at most. I'd say the groups have only been on the road for about a week now and I doubt "A" is going to be any longer than a single day.
-Season 1 (Rick getting shot to escaping the medical research facility) - 2 months, 1 week
-Season 2 (From being on the road to the invasion of Hershel's farm) - 1 month
-Season 2.5 (The timeskip) - 7 1/2 months
-Season 3 (Finding the prison to providing sanctuary for Woodbury's people) - 1 month
-Season 3.5 (Second timeskip) - 3 months
-Season 4 - 2 weeks
In total - 1 year, 3 months, 1 week