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””

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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””

The Walking Dead – S5, E2: “Strangers”

It’s no secret that I have been progressively disappointed in 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””

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 410: “Inmates”

This episode didn’t do it for me, a fact that is clearly evident in the lateness of this post. “Inmates” is in the filler category, a grouping in which the majority of The Walking Dead‘s episodes seem to fall these days. An even greater transgression, though, is the introduction of Terminus towards the end of the episode. The characters are apparently going to immediately move into another refuge – a refuge destined to create plot stagnancy sooner rather than later. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 410: “Inmates””

The Walking Dead, Episode 405: “Internment”

This episode was painfully slow for 55 minutes, followed by 7 minutes of quasi-entertaining action, and 30 seconds of pure and utter bullshit. That adequately sums up “Internment.” Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 405: “Internment””