The Walking Dead: Episode 409, “After”

On Talking Dead this week, Greg Nicotero commented that “This is really the first time that our group is vulnerable and unprotected since Season 1.” That vulnerability is what has been missing from the show since they arrived at the prison. Not to say that the group hasn’t faced danger, it’s just that the danger hasn’t seemed particularly pressing. Continue reading “The Walking Dead: Episode 409, “After””

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The Walking Dead, Episode 408: “Too Far Gone” much like the show’s plot

The best thing to come out of “Too Far Gone” is the fact that there can never again be a battle for the prison. Never!! Bwahahahaha. I don’t know what the writers will do when it comes to the season finale, or all further midseason finales, but they are going to have to put on their thinking caps and come up with something new. The prison is destroyed. The Governor is dead. One-leg Hershel is now no-head, one-leg Hershel. It was refreshing to see so much action, and even more refreshing that the plot will now have to extend beyond the prison walls. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 408: “Too Far Gone” much like the show’s plot”

The Walking Dead, Episode 407: “Dead Weight”

After exactly one episode of somewhat normalcy, the Governor is back in full swing. It’s for the best. Compassion didn’t suit him well, While he has shed the Brian Heriot persona, he seems intent on keeping his new family, something we have never seen. In the past, he’s either had a family or been the Governor – never both. Can he handle it? I doubt it. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 407: “Dead Weight””

The Walking Dead, Episode 406: “Live Bait”

I have made it abundantly clear that the Governor is not exactly one of my favorite characters. Nevertheless, I was ecstatic that “Live Bait” was dedicated entirely to dear old Phillip. I really could not care less when it comes to the Governor’s recent whereabouts, but ANYTHING was preferable to spending another week inside the prison. I saw the preview for next week’s episode, and it, too, seems to be all Phillip, all the time. I was really getting some anxiety as this week’s episode came to a close, but it looks like I’ll have at least one more week until the tedious prison resurfaces. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 406: “Live Bait””

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””

The Walking Dead, Episode 316: “Welcome to the Tombs”

I browsed Twitter while watching the season finale of The Walking Dead, and if one were to judge “Welcome to the Tombs” solely based on tweets (or at least the tweets that were sanctioned as re-tweet-worthy by AMC), this was the greatest episode ever to air. This barrage of praise for such a mediocre episode left me puzzled. Actually, the general commendations for the entire season are really quite mysterious. So, I have spent the better part of this week reflecting upon Season 3, and I really, really, really tried to focus on the positive aspects of this season. Here’s what I came up with: Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 316: “Welcome to the Tombs””

The Walking Dead, Episode 315: “This Sorrowful Life,”

This month’s Rolling Stone featured an article regarding the future of The Walking Dead. Aptly titled, “What’s Next for ‘Walking Dead’?, David Peisner relates that the series has been shuffling “showrunners,” but this has not impacted the show’s overwhelming success. Perhaps I am just not up-to-date on my television lingo, but does the term “showrunner” refer to the director? The chief writer? Both? Peisner tosses around other synonyms- referring to Mazzara’s “first full season at the helm,” and so on, but for the life of me I have been unable to discern what the hell he is talking about. Maybe “showrunner” is an actual term that I have been blissfully unaware of up until this point in time? Regardless, Peisner relates the succession of this position from Frank Darabont to Glenn Mazzara, and then quickly from Mazzara to Scott Gimple. He goes on to claim that Mazzara’s “[departure] didn’t seem to impact the series any more than his predecessor’s considerably less amicable parting did the season before.” While I was not aware of this tumultuous drama going on behind the scenes, I have noticed a marked difference in The Walking Dead of Season 3 compared to the first two seasons. For one thing, it’s really not that good anymore. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 315: “This Sorrowful Life,””