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The Walking Dead 5.15: “People die now”

March 23, 2015 13:32:41 Posted at March 23, 2015 13:32:41
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 15 recap.  SPOILERS It’s the penultimate episode, so sh*t is going down. Rick is done playing by Alexandria rules. Half this episode is filler, and the other half is the “Rick vs. Alexandria” conflict coming to a head. Ever since arriving in Alexandria, we’ve wondered whose way is more relevant in the post-zombie apocalypse world, Rick or Deanna’s? Deanna has managed to create a reasonably safe and secure society where people live in cooperation, but Rick isn’t wrong in that they don’t know what they’re doing outside the walls. Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.14: “You should have listened”

March 16, 2015 12:20:57 Posted at March 16, 2015 12:20:57
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 14 recap. So Alexandria proves too good to be true because it’s populated almost entirely by ASSHOLES and COWARDS. These people don’t have a f*cking clue what they’re doing. Deanna isn’t stupid, but as I mentioned last week, she’s underestimated Rick & Co. Full Story

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The Walking Dead 5.13: “The longer they’re out there”

March 9, 2015 14:13:40 Posted at March 9, 2015 14:13:40
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 13 recap.  Last week I mentioned that it seems like Rick & Co. are becoming the villains of the show, and Dustin Rowles over at Pajiba posited that they might actually be the “wolves” hinted at throughout the season. Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.12: “I was a sheriff”

March 2, 2015 14:42:29 Posted at March 2, 2015 14:42:29
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 12 recap.  Hey remember when Rick was hot? This episode wanted to remind us that Rick is hot. We go inside Alexandria’s walls, where everyone gets to shower, and Rick shaves his mountain man beard. Alexandria—or rather, this one neighborhood that is all that’s left of Alexandria—seems too good to be true. Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.11: “We can make it”

February 24, 2015 14:59:44 Posted at February 24, 2015 14:59:44
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 11 recap After last week’s filler episode, this week we’re back to stuff happening, sort of. The new guy, Aaron, claims to have a safe settlement and he’s on the road to recruit Rick & Co. to his community. Unfortunately for him, Rick is deeply paranoid at this point and their “audition” turns into “holding Aaron hostage while we debate what to do”. Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.10: “This is how we survive”

February 17, 2015 13:11:58 Posted at February 17, 2015 13:11:58
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 10 recap. Oh for Christ’s sake, they invoked the name of the show. I groaned out loud when Rick declared, “We’re the walking dead.” What a ham-fisted handling of Rick & Co.’s shifting emotional state. Of course, this entire episode was like getting bludgeoned in the face with the feelings bat, so I guess it’s fitting that the writers chose now to stop pretending like they’ve heard the word “subtlety”. Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.9: “It’s better now”

February 9, 2015 17:58:07 Posted at February 9, 2015 17:58:07
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The Walking Dead season 5 episode 9 recap SPOILERS The Walking Dead returns with an episode directed by SFX maestro Greg Nicotero that centers largely on Tyrese. Nicotero is a pretty good director, but he’s prone to some film school bullsh*t, the kind of stuff that screams, “Look at me, I know how to use a camera!” People who come to directing by way of other disciplines, like acting, usually indulge in that sort of thing. Full Story

Daryl Dixon goes solo

February 6, 2015 16:56:25 Posted at February 6, 2015 16:56:25
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The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, and Entertainment Weekly dedicated this week’s cover feature to the show. Usually when they do this, they have a group cover shot, or multiple cover variants for different characters on the show, but this time they’ve given the lone cover to Norman Reedus by himself. Full Story

All that matters on The Walking Dead is survival

January 12, 2015 19:26:21 Posted at January 12, 2015 19:26:21
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Season five of The Walking Dead returns in a month and AMC has released a teaser for the final half of the season. I don’t think it’s actual episode footage, but the emphasis is on survival as Rick says that “all that matters is surviving—together.” So it would seem that Rick has given up on his dreams of finding a safe, permanent settlement. Full Story

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The Walking Dead 5.8: “Who the hell are you?”

December 1, 2014 14:04:20 Posted at December 1, 2014 14:04:20
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The Walking Dead season 5, episode 8 recap. Spoilers It’s the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead and the showdown between Rick & Co. and Dawn and the hospital people. If you’re not okay with spoilers, here’s a short, spoiler-free review of the episode: It gets off to a slow start but then it gets good and there’s some bone-crunching action and then a sad bit at the end. Full Story

The Walking Dead: 5.7: “Know who you’re dealing with”

November 24, 2014 12:36:25 Posted at November 24, 2014 12:36:25
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 7 recap Tara named their group GREATM. That’s adorable. With only two episodes left before the winter hiatus, and what seems to be a mandate to not drag things out anymore, the penultimate episode before the break has a lot of ground to cover. To that end, we spend time with each faction of survivors: Rick & Co. Full Story

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The Walking Dead 5.6: “How did we get here”

November 17, 2014 13:15:54 Posted at November 17, 2014 13:15:54
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The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 6 recap.  We’ve seen Beth on her own and Abraham Ford and his crew off doing their thing, and this week it’s time to catch up with Carol and Daryl as they search for Beth. The episode opens with a flashback to Carol being kicked out of the group by Rick, and we get to see Carol striking out on her own, going full-LAMOE (last man on earth). Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.5 : “We don’t go back”

November 10, 2014 13:43:13 Posted at November 10, 2014 13:43:13
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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 5 Recap SPOILERS We leave Beth, Carol, and the hospital of doom in Atlanta in order to check on Glenn, Maggie, Abraham Ford, and the others who left for Washington, DC. We start with an effective group-bonding scene in which we learn that Eugene is still holding to his “classified” information on the off chance that there might be like, official hearings or something someday. Full Story

The Walking Dead 5.4: “You let this happen”

November 3, 2014 14:04:13 Posted at November 3, 2014 14:04:13
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The Walking Dead season 5, episode 4 recap. Correction from last week: Father Gabe locked his congregation OUT of the church, leaving them to get eaten, not in it. But the point still stands—Gabriel has been established as a craven coward without the necessary survival skills. How long will he survive? How much damage can/will he do to the group in the meantime? Also, will we ever see Rick & Co. Full Story