The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead Recap: “Prey” and “This Sorrowful Life” (Season 3, Episodes 14 and 15)

The last few episodes have unsteadily balanced a number of storylines whose interest is waning. Andrea finally chose a side, even as the Governor remained a static, iconic villain (he’s like one of those creepy clown punching bags – you hit him, he doesn’t stay down). Glenn and Maggie made up and provided a little, suspicious ray of sunshine in the midst of death and destruction. Rick waffled and moaned and still isn’t the hardass he tries to be. Michonne is still a frighteningly observant hard case.

Backlog Video Game Review #1: The Walking Dead

With their licensed tie-in to Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, Telltale proves once again that worthwhile emotional experiences in gaming have nothing to do with fancy graphics requiring billion dollar budgets, but everything to do with well-crafted narrative and smartly written characters that you give a damn about.

On Being A Movie Geek in the Age of the Television Drama

We are in the middle of a very peculiar cultural crossroads. For the first time in the history of the medium, the quality of television programming (in terms of production value, writing and acting) has equaled most of the movies being released in a given year.

The Walking Dead Recap: “When the Dead Come Knocking” (Season 3, Episode 7)

It seems that while The Walking Dead suffered in the wake of Frank Darabont’s unceremonious departure (hence the slog of last season), writers, composers, and actors have seriously stepped up their game for season three. Last night’s episode was one of the best acted, most nerve-wracking, suspenseful episodes of the […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Hounded” (Season 3, Episode 6)

I haven’t been out of bed much in the last few days and can’t guarantee the most incisive look at this week’s The Walking Dead. I can report that this episode was another goodie in a rather long string of them. In the opening of the episode, Merle, some young […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Walk with Me” (Season 3, Episode 3)

After the rough, brutal reintroduction to The Walking Dead‘s post-apocalyptic dystopia this season, this week’s episode ushers us back into a bizarre normalcy. “Walk with Me” begins with a helicopter crash – but who’s flying, and how did they get here? Michonne and Andrea follow the smoke – as the […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Sick” (Season 3, Episode 2)

Last week’s season premiere of The Walking Dead plunged us into a whole new world, one in which our protagonists have become brutal and vicious out of a simple need to survive. The little niggling dramas that held the cast at Hershel’s farm for most of last season are no […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Seed” (Season 3, Episode 1)

Not quite singing Kumbaya. Photo credit Gene Page/AMC. The third season of The Walking Dead opens on an extreme closeup and slowly zooms away from the veined, glazed eye of one of the titular dead. After a full season of gazing inward, of trying to figure out the reason behind […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Better Angels” (Season 2, Episode 12)

Things are finally happening! In the opening of this week’s Walking Dead, our cast of survivors comb the woods and fields surrounding Hershel’s farm as Rick eulogizes Dale. As Andrea, T-Dog, and Shane brutally, viciously smash and crush the head of a walker, Rick laments the late Dale’s passion for […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Judge, Jury, Executioner” (Season 2, Episode 11)

The Walking Dead just lost me again. How many of you out there have read the books? The show has occasionally deviated from the books, but managed to hold its own and wend its way back toward the original plot. Now they’ve taken it overboard and killed the wrong person. […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “18 Miles Out” (Season 2, Episode 10)

In last week’s episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Lori left us with a promise of action: Shane is dangerous, she told Rick. Something needs to be done. Those of us beginning to nod off pricked our ears: What’s this? Is something interesting finally going to happen? Luckily, this week’s […]

The Walking Dead Recap: “Nebraska” (Season 2, Episode 8)

The Walking Dead resurrected last night for the second half of its much-bemoaned second season. (I’m sorry, I can’t help it. Zombies beg for puns.) The first half of the season was frustratingly slow, and ended in a hail of gunfire that injected some necessary action. Are our survivors finally […]