Fear the Walking Dead Drops the Ball

This article contains spoilers from the first two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead.

Fear the Walking Dead, the new show from the makers of The Walking Dead, debuted last week, and it has become clear that the producers have learned absolutely nothing from outcry over the way black males are featured in the original show. Read More Fear the Walking Dead Drops the Ball

New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×14, “The Grove”

First, trigger warning for child death.

Whoa. Damn.

The Walking Dead has always tried to be too many things to too many people. It’s a good old-fashioned zombie gorefest. It’s a post-apocalyptic drama. It’s a soap opera at times. And finally, every once in a while, it is a study of the human character and how people respond to unimaginable horrors. That’s what we saw this week. Read More New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×14, “The Grove”

New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×13, “Alone”

Well, we all know we’re not getting to Terminus until the last episode, right? Terminus will obviously be next year’s plotline, so Walking Dead can’t get too close to it. Remember the prison didn’t come into view until the very last moments of season 2’s finale. I’m guessing we won’t get that exact same set up. I’ll go with “some groups converging on the town at the end” and pick Glenn/Tara/Trio, Maggie/Bob/Sasha, and Rick/Michonne/Carl. They’ve got to reunite someone and having both Glenn and Maggie back together and Rick and Carl finding out Judith is alive seems a bit too much happiness for the show. So, that’s my bet, friends. Make your own in the comment. Read More New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×13, “Alone”

New Show Recap: The Walking Dead 4×12, “Still”

Is there a main character on the show we have spent less time with than Beth? I’d like to say it’s a surprise that WD could go almost three years without a single episode focused on one of their main characters, but to be fair, they’ve been really shit about developing their women until this season. It’s obvious that season 4 has largely been about redressing the issues that fans and critics have loudly complained about and many of those issues involve just how shafted the women have been. Look at both Carol and Michonne, two characters who have grown leaps and bounds in the twelve episodes that have aired. As soon as Beth was paired off with Daryl, it was clear that we were finally going to get some time with Beth. Read More New Show Recap: The Walking Dead 4×12, “Still”

New Show Recap: The Walking Dead 4×11, “Claimed”

Tara: You smiled. You were smiling.

Sgt. Abraham Ford: Well, I’m the luckiest guy in the world.

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When The Kids Had Killed the Man: Is it Time for Daryl Dixon to Die?

Any time I muse about Daryl Dixon, the character from AMC’s The Walking Dead, I find myself thinking about Omar Little, the Robin Hood-styled stickup artist from HBO’s masterpiece The Wire.  Both characters live and thrive in dangerous times. Both are outsiders who perform things that seem impossible for the average man to achieve. They are badass, breakout characters with the killer lines. Read More When The Kids Had Killed the Man: Is it Time for Daryl Dixon to Die?