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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.

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 […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: “Triggerfinger” (Season 2, Episode 9)

Hershel gets a taste of the real world. Photo credit Gene Page/AMC. Where we left off in last week’s The Walking Dead, Lori found herself in a sticky situation when her car overturned, leaving her unconscious and vulnerable. She awakens just in time to kill the one corpse that’s crunching […]

The Walking Dead Recap: Pretty Much Dead Already (Season 2, Episode 7)

So far in this season of The Walking Dead, the writers can’t seem to figure out what to do with the characters, and in the interest of prolonging a suspenseful plot point (Sophia’s disappearance) they let the protagonists dig their own graves with us discontented viewers. Look, I get it: […]

The Walking Dead Recap: Chupacabra (Season 2, Episode 5)

Following last week’s romantic gestures, last night’s episode of The Walking Dead treated us to some frustrating reversion. Shane won’t quit harping on his duty to Lori and Carl; Andrea manages to take one step forward and two steps back. We finally get another dose of Merle’s vicious hatred (though […]

The Walking Dead Recap: Cherokee Rose (Season 2, Episode 4)

Three long episodes ago, Carl got shot and Sophia went missing. It’s only now, a third of the way through the season, that we’re beginning to think the kids might actually be all right. With Hershel’s help and at the expense of Otis’s life and Shane’s sanity (which to be […]

The Walking DeadRecap: Save the Last One (Season 2, Episode 3)

The opening of last night’s episode of “The Walking Dead” fed us a familiar trope. Travis Bickle. Britney Spears, pre-umbrella-incident. Shane dragging an electric razor over his cranium while steam wafts around his muscular nakedness. Someone shaving his head with that kind of frightening intensity is not someone we want […]

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

In its first season, “The Walking Dead” was like a gore-streaked helium balloon that began firmly tethered to its source material and started to float off into the ether about halfway through. Now, it appears, someone is yanking its string.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Premiere: Suffer the Little Children

Officers Friendly and Crazy to the rescue. (Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC) Despite the fact that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” drew larger numbers of viewers in its first season than the channel’s frontrunner “Mad Men,” the channel allegedly fired creator Frank Darabont and drastically slashed the show’s budget, even while stretching […]

TV Review: AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Shambles onto the Small Screen

Last night, half of zombie aficionados across the world tuned in to Frank Darabont’s new zombie series, “The Walking Dead.” (The other half was out in full makeup terrorizing teenage trick-or-treaters or drinking copious amounts of alcohol to celebrate Halloween.) AMC has gained a (well-earned) reputation for airing some of […]