It takes guts to run a zombie show in the era of the high-concept, high-budget Walking Dead. But Z Nation from Syfy does it the only way it can be done: it’s a run and gun, campy, yell-at-the screen show that doesn’t take itself seriously.
A perfect look for nom-ing all those brains you/your ghoul-ing collected.
October is the worst month to be a zombie. First, we hate “pumpkin spice” — it’s gross, but avoidable if we don’t chomp any women wearing UGGs. The second point is the most difficult, however: Halloween. October 31st is the worst day of the year, besides Valentine’s Day. Love cannot be turned into a commercial […]
Hi, Persephone readers! I’m a first-time poster, long-time reader who’s here to tell you the story of how I wrote a thing, I got a literary agent for thing!, thing did not sell, there was much huffing glue with fantasy creatures, and then I self-pubbed thing and lived to tell the tale. The zombie fairy […]
Sanctuary for all Community for all Those who arrive survive
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tara: You smiled. You were smiling. Sgt. Abraham Ford: Well, I’m the luckiest guy in the world.
“I’d be fine if you died.”
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: […]
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 […]
“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) […]
“You fight. Fight. Don’t give up. And one day you just change. We all change.”
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 […]