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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 […]

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New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, S4.E15 — “Us”

Sanctuary for all Community for all Those who arrive survive

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, S4.E9 — “After”

“I’d be fine if you died.”

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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 […]

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New Show Recap: The Walking Dead S4.E8 — “Too Far Gone”

Hershel: You say you want to take this prison as peacefully as possible. That means you’d be willing to hurt people to get it. My daughters would be there. That’s who you’d be hurting. If you understand what it’s like to have a daughter, then how could you threaten to kill someone else’s? The Governor: […]

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New Show Recap, The Walking Dead S4.E7 — “Live Bait”

As I predicted last week, “Dead Weight” was a Governor focused episode, giving us the second half of the story about things we pretty much already knew but needed to be repeated in order to set up the mid-season finale. And there was no Carol. And little chance of Carol next week. I am being […]

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New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, S4.E6 — “Live Bait”

“Live Bait” isn’t a bad episode, but much like last week’s “Internment,” it can’t help but feel a little bit like filler. Everyone wants to know what the fallout of Rick’s decision to oust Carol is. Spending an episode exploring Hershel was nice. Spending an episode (and from the previews, stretching it out to two) […]

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New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×04, “Indifference”

“You fight. Fight. Don’t give up. And one day you just change. We all change.”

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: The Walking Dead, 4.03, “Isolation”

Three episodes into season 4, and I feel comfortable saying that this season already has more promise and direction than the last two years have shown. I feel totally, solidly on board with the show again. It seems like a lot of credit needs to go to the new showrunner, Scott Gimple, who replaced Glen […]

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 23 — Walking Dead S4.E2 — “Infected”

Two weeks into a new season and we’ve had two good episodes in a row? I’m feeling almost optimistic, y’all.

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 16 — Walking Dead S4.E1, “30 Days Without an Accident”

“I don’t cry anymore.”