Tag: AMC

'Breaking Bad' Recap: Madrigal

'Breaking Bad' Recap: Madrigal
I don’t know if I can take much more of this. And by “this” I mean “Walter White feathering soft, pecking kisses on his wife’s shoulder.” The Creepy-Touch-O-Meter brought me awfully close to the “Productive Gag” zone, and I’m afraid that if this trend continues, I’ll be cleaning vomit from between my laptop keys next... Read more »

Televangelism - Which TV Show Turns You Into a Religious Zealot?

Televangelism - Which TV Show Turns You Into a Religious Zealot?
Sunday afternoon. John and I innocently invite my mom and dad over for a simple BBQ. No big deal. We eat our burgers and our brats and my corn/zucchini salad and my “baked” beans that aren’t all watery like last time. And as we sit around digesting, the topic of TV comes up. And then... Read more »

Mad Men Recap - Signal 30

Mad Men Recap - Signal 30
Last night’s Mad Men episode was a tale of two account men. It was the story of Pete Campbell, who appears to be starting a quarter-life crisis, and Kenny Cosgrove, who is riding into maturity like a boss. I found this episode particularly interesting because it explored one of the themes of the novel I’m... Read more »
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Mad Men Recap - Mystery Date

Mad Men Recap - Mystery Date
This week’s Mad Men episode entitled “Mystery Date” sadly did not reference the 1991 Ethan Hawke movie, but the 1960s game show of the same name. Perhaps someday someone will create an Important TV Show about the early ’90s grunge scene and we’ll get the Teri Polo pop culture references we so desire. But for... Read more »

Walking Dead Recap: Better Angels

Walking Dead Recap: Better Angels
I have many questions. I have not read the Walking Dead graphic novels. So hopefully, when I inevitably post some hypothesis based on the show that has been proven wrong in the novels, some Walking Dead encyclopedia can correct me — in a respectfully condescending tone. I’m just a girl, sitting in front of a... Read more »

Marathoning the Best Picture Nominees: Thoughts on a Second Viewing

Marathoning the Best Picture Nominees: Thoughts on a Second Viewing
Now that The Artist has officially won Best Picture, we can all agree that the best film won, right?  Wrong. On Saturday, Jules and I made our way downtown to the AMC River East theater for the annual Best Picture Showcase.  This was our first year at the event, and though AMC typically splits the... Read more »
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Recap of "The Walking Dead" - Triggerfinger

Recap of "The Walking Dead" - Triggerfinger
I’m really starting to feel for Shane. Not only is he the only “character” on this show, he’s the only one making the tough decisions. He was all, “Let’s stop looking for Sophia,” which was a smart idea because looking for Sophia was only getting people injured. Then he was like, “Let’s open the barn,”... Read more »

An Early Valentine to You: A 'Walking Dead' Recap - Nebraska

An Early Valentine to You: A 'Walking Dead' Recap - Nebraska
The Walking Dead picked up right where we left off in November — with dead zombies strewn across the ground outside the barn and people staring at Rick slack-jawed after he shot zombie Sophia in the cranium. Let’s see how things are going for each of our main characters. Sophia: Dead. Low Rent Jamie Lee... Read more »

'The Walking Dead' Returns This Sunday!!1! ZOMBEEES ZOMG

'The Walking Dead' Returns This Sunday!!1! ZOMBEEES ZOMG
I know you’re excited. I know I am. Here are a couple reminders about what was happening on the show when we last spent time with our cast of Lost characters with less personality. Dr. Vet wants our heroes to leave his farm because he doesn’t want to share his food and he doesn’t want... Read more »
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ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Episode 4

Just in time for your afternoon slog toward happy hour, here’s the latest podcast from Andy Daglas, John, and me.  In this episode we talk about AMC’s Hell on Wheels and The Walking Dead, Whitney, then we talk about how we shouldn’t talk about Whitney, then we talk about The Oscars (I believe Whitney is... Read more »