The Walking Dead – S5, E2: “Strangers”

It’s no secret that I have been progressively disappointed inĀ The Walking Dead, but this is the first time that I can remember actually zoning out. The whole middle of the episode is a blur. There were some swimming walkers, and the next thing I knew, everyone was drinking the church wine. It had been a long day and I assumed it was just me. I watched it again this morning, AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED. I caught on this time, and I forced myself to maintain focus. It was difficult. Water-logged walkers, a shady priest, someone watching in the woods – it sounds so promising. Something is just missing. Continue reading “The Walking Dead – S5, E2: “Strangers””

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The Walking Dead – Season 5, E1: “No Sanctuary”

Rick and friends find themselves in an inescapable situation, yet manage to escape and reunite with long-lost group members all by the episode’s end. Riveting. Continue reading “The Walking Dead – Season 5, E1: “No Sanctuary””

The Walking Dead, Episode 416: “A”

I had a thorough discussion regarding “A” with my mother last night, who is one of the true authorities out there on The Walking Dead. My mom’s main concern about this episode was one that had not occurred to me, but now that she has brought it up, I must admit that I find it quite disconcerting as well. How exactly does one cannibalize a human during a zombie apocalypse? The virus is in everyone, so when someone dies, he or she will inevitably become a zombie. What is the turnover time here? Apparently, a good method is just to “chop them up and toss ’em on the grill,” at least according to mom. Maybe. Hopefully this will be addressed in Season 5, because it is a significant issue. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 416: “A””

The Walking Dead, Episode 415: “Us”

With only one episode remaining, “Us” concludes with some of our survivors successfully arriving at Terminus. The most dramatic aspect of this sequence is the fact that they are greeted by Denise Crosby, aka Rachel Creed from the spectacularly awful film version of Pet Sematary. I can just hear Jud Crandall now… “Sometimes, dead is better.” Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 415: “Us””

The Walking Dead, Episode 414: “The Grove”

The modus operandi for The Walking Dead has been to bore viewers to the point of suicidal thoughts, and then to shock the hell out of them. The shocking episodes have been increasingly few and far between, making them all the more surprising when they do show up. I cant decide if this is a genius ploy or a cheap gimmick, but it keeps me watching this show every time I’m right on the verge of entirely giving up on it. “The Grove” hooked me again. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 414: “The Grove””

The Walking Dead, Episode 413: “Alone”

This episode was incredibly boring. I don’t know why. A lot certainly happened, but I couldn’t stay focused on the episode. I found myself constantly rewinding in fear that I had missed something, even though I really hadn’t. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 413: “Alone””

The Walking Dead, Episode 412: “Still”

Many are praising “Still” for its uniqueness when compared to past episodes of The Walking Dead. Here, the focus is solely on two somewhat neglected characters, and viewers learn much about strong, silent Daryl and the endlessly irritating Beth. Let’s face it, at this point, Daryl can do no wrong. Nothing that he said could have turned his legions of female fans against him. Interestingly enough, the opposite is true of Beth. Beth has consistently been a relatively useless character, and whenever she does manage to do something of note, it is guaranteed to be something irritating. Whether it be her half-assed suicide attempt or her random burstsĀ into song, Beth has proven time and time again that her role in this series is to be that girl that everyone hates. “Still” solidifies this fact. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 412: “Still””