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””

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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 411: “Claimed”

“Claimed” ends with Carl, Michonne, and Rick on the road to Terminus. More characters are headed to a sanctuary and out of immediate harm. Away from the walkers. In a show about walkers. Sure, the interaction between the survivors is just as vital an aspect of the show. Let’s face it, The Walking Dead is essentially a soap opera with the occasional zombie confrontation. As more and more characters find the way to Terminus, however, we are left with more tension between the characters themselves, leaving the quest for survival to take a back seat plot-wise. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 411: “Claimed””

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””

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 402: “Infected”

On Sunday afternoon, Andrew Lincoln’s Facebook fan page posted the following quote: “Episode 1 is full of hope. It’s the beginning of society. Episode 2 is . . . you getting punched, hard.” I don’t know about “getting punched,” but “Infected” is definitely the most entertaining episode of The Walking Dead in recent memory. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 402: “Infected””