The Walking Dead – S5, E15: “Try”

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The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 8 – “Coda”

I think it might be time for me and The Walking Dead to start seeing other people. We’ve fallen into this stagnant, loveless coexistence. There’s no passion anymore. No excitement. I will re-evaluate the situation following the midseason break, but I don’t know how many more chances I can give this show. Continue reading “The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 8 – “Coda””

The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7 – “Crossed”

In yet another largely unimpressive season, some of The Walking Dead‘s most interesting scenes this year concern the church, and, more specifically, involve Father Gabriel. When audiences were initially introduced to this character, he was annoying, meek, and naive. As the season has progressed, he is still annoying, but he has also proven himself to be crafty, surprisingly capable, and probably evil. Continue reading “The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7 – “Crossed””

The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 6 – “Consumed”

I am still missing what is so awful about Grady Memorial Hospital. I, for one, would not hesitate to indefinitely mop floors if it meant sterile living conditions and food. Beth just needs to shut her face and be nice to Dawn. I guess she won’t have to, though, since apparently Daryl has gone back to camp to summon the reinforcements. There has to be a big, ominous standoff between Team Rick and a “threatening” outside establishment – this type of battle has become typical of the midseason finale. I hate when things become typical on The Walking DeadContinue reading “The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 6 – “Consumed””

The Walking Dead – Season 5, Episode 5: “Self Help”

“If Maggie doesn’t even give a shit about Beth, why should I?” This had never occurred to me. The one person that should be out there championing the search for Beth has all but forgotten her little sister. She’s found Glenn, so she has disregarded Beth. My mom is a huge Dead fan, but, as evidenced by her above observation, even she reached her limit this week. It is becoming a weekly struggle to sit through the entire episode, especially when TLC’s 90 Day Fiance is on at the exact same time and, sadly, is far more entertaining. Continue reading “The Walking Dead – Season 5, Episode 5: “Self Help””

The Walking Dead – Season 5, Episode 4: “Slabtown”

I typically watch new The Walking Dead episodes 3-4 times before finally sitting down to write. I just spent the last 20 minutes staring at the “play” button on my TiVo menu, unable to will myself to press it. I’ve watched it twice, and that’s really about all I can handle. Why didn’t I care about the return of Beth? Mainly because I forgot she was even gone in the first place.  Continue reading “The Walking Dead – Season 5, Episode 4: “Slabtown””

The Walking Dead – S5, E3: “Four Walls and a Roof”

While watching “Four Walls and a Roof,” Steve pointed out that there were Bible verses printed on wall hangings in Saint Sarah’s Episcopal Church. He nonchalantly asked me if I thought they had an significance, and then he promptly went back to crushing his candy. My husband notices really intriguing details, he just doesn’t obsess over them like I do. While I give him full credit for discovering this fascinating detail, I am the one who dug into it. Of course, specific passages highlighted in a church during a zombie apocalypse are clearly not a coincidence. The following verses are listed on a wooden, tablet-esque wall hanging that can often be seen in the background during particularly tense moments: ROM 6:4; EZ 37:7; MA 27:52; RE 9:6; LU 24:5. Continue reading “The Walking Dead – S5, E3: “Four Walls and a Roof””