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””

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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 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””

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 305: “Burn, Witch, Burn!”

I’ve come to expect a certain level of cheesiness from Coven. I’m still annoyed by the painful one-liners (“She done mess with the wrong witch” being perhaps the most repellant thus far), but I can tolerate them. What I cannot tolerate from this show, however, is predictability, and “Burn, Witch, Burn!” contains some surprisingly clichéd moments. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 305: “Burn, Witch, Burn!””

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 304: “Fearful Pranks Ensue”

“Fearful Pranks Ensue” offers a lot of setup and a notable lack of unsettling incest. That being said, the show’s familiar themes of life, death, and rebirth all feature predominantly in this episode despite Misty’s absence and Kyle’s limited screen time. This week, we really get to see what Marie Laveau can do. Oh, and we get to see that Spaulding is potentially into necrophilia and has a delightful collection of dollies, teacups, and at least one bonnet. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 304: “Fearful Pranks Ensue””