Posts tagged "The Walking Dead"

The Head of "The Class"

The Head of "The Class"
John and I were watching David Simon’s new HBO miniseries last night (Show Me a Hero); and who should pop up but Jon Bernthal, AKA Shane, AKA The Class. If that name doesn’t ring a bell yet, it will. He was Shane on The Walking Dead. He was in Fury and Me and Earl and... Read more »

The Walking Dead review: What happened was a whole lot of not much

The Walking Dead review: What happened was a whole lot of not much
I was going to write something about how this episode, the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead (“What Happened and What’s Going On?”) was a really long, drawn-out way of showing us how Tyreese lost his arm; but, alas, by the end of it, Tyreese had lost a whole lot more than just a limb.... Read more »

The Walking Dead, "Coda"

The Walking Dead, "Coda"
This has been an interesting and, for the most part, satisfying first half of the fifth season of The Walking Dead. It’s still kind of bizarre to me, this whole mid-season finale thing. It’s really a finale, is it? It’s the midpoint of the season. At the midpoint of a story, the protagonist usually experiences... Read more »
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The Walking Dead review: What about Bob?

The Walking Dead review: What about Bob?
Tonight was the penultimate episode of the first half of the fifth season of The Walking Dead. That’s a mouthful. Unlike Game of Thrones, where the second to last episode of the season usually means Big Things, tonight’s Zombpocalypse hour was more about table setting for the finale and mixing up the chemistry. Rick and... Read more »

The Walking Dead, "Consumed"

The Walking Dead, "Consumed"
Sometimes The Walking Dead‘s fractured storytelling is a blessing and sometimes it’s a curse. It was fun hanging with Abraham and the Mullet last week. Last season, the new pairs were fabulous — I loved Carol and Tyreese, Rick and Michonne, even Daryl and Beth. Today, however, the show suffered from two characters with very... Read more »

The Walking Dead, "Self Help"

The Walking Dead, "Self Help"
Tonight’s The Walking Dead was all about survival. At this point in the Zombpocalypse, those still alive are still alive for a reason — strength, whether that refers to physical strength or cunning. The weaklings have been weeded out (Sorry, T-Dog, #NeverForget) and the folks who remain are either formidable opponents or valuable allies. “Self... Read more »
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The Walking Dead review: "Four Walls and a Roof"

The Walking Dead review: "Four Walls and a Roof"
The Walking Dead has been very, very good this season. Things are happening. Characters are behaving like actual people, changing and growing and being dickheads. And plot is moving. The writers are letting no grass grow beneath Rick Grimes’s feet. In the first episode, our zeroes did away with Terminus. In the second episode, they... Read more »

The Walking Dead recap, "Strangers"

The Walking Dead recap, "Strangers"
Ew. Well, that final scene was grim. But before we get into barbecued Bob, let’s talk about what led up to The Walking Dead suddenly morphing into The Most Dangerous Game. Last week (which was a great episode; I’m sorry I didn’t get to recap it because I was at a wedding where we were served... Read more »

The Walking Dead finale review: A

The Walking Dead finale review: A
There were a lot of great, exciting moments in tonight’s The Walking Dead finale, and they were all rendered moot by the dumb final line poor Andrew Lincoln had to deliver as Ring Leader Rick Grimes: “They’re gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out…they’re screwing with the wrong people.” WAH-wah. Pretty big talk from... Read more »
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The Walking Dead review, "Us"

The Walking Dead review, "Us"
The latter half of this season of The Walking Dead has been leading us through character arc after character arc along the road to Terminus. Tonight we finally reached the promised land and, at the very last minute, met a woman named Mary, who seems like a nice enough lady. But the Governor also seemed... Read more »