Mar 232015
 

rick-grimes-0c8dfa3eb1c30827In the newly divided Alexandria community, the roles determine the rules. We see this clearly in The Walking Dead episode Try: Deanna, a lawmaker long after the death of law, is the one who builds the social order. Rick and Michonne enforce it — up to a point. And the one surgeon? Apparently, vicious Pete is above it. Continue reading »

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Mar 162015
 

melissa-mcbride-800Spend is a Walking Dead episode that asks some tough questions. What kinds of loss are the hardest? What’s worse: to suffer your first real loss, or add fresh losses to a long history of suffering? And what are the degrees of pain involved in losing someone you love? Your idea of yourself? Your mind? Continue reading »

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The Walking Dead Recap: Forget -- I'm Good

The Walking Dead Recap: Forget — I’m Good

Mar 9, 2015

There’s so much going on in the suburbs! Between neighborhood watch, recipe discussions, and scaring the hell out of sneaky neighborhood kids, there’s no time to grieve for what you had before — even if it was everyday combat with zombies. Rick Grimes certainly seems to miss the walkers. There he stands, in the last […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: Out There

The Walking Dead Recap: Out There

Mar 2, 2015

The survivor group has entered the Alexandria Safe Zone. They’re invited to join the community, given homes, even offered jobs. But can they trust their new neighbors? And, The Walking Dead episode Remember asks, should their neighbors trust them?

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The Walking Dead Double Recap: Community

The Walking Dead Double Recap: Community

Feb 23, 2015

I don’t think any two episodes of The Walking Dead have been as different as these. Them was a tone poem on the weight of grief; The Distance is another move-the-plot step out onto the old tightrope of risk and trust. I found both episodes satisfying, for completely different reasons.

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The Walking Dead Recap: Struggling Man

The Walking Dead Recap: Struggling Man

Feb 9, 2015

As The Walking Dead returns with episode 5.09, What Happened and What’s Going On, the survivors seek safety in a gated community, we encounter some old friends (and enemies), and we say goodbye to someone we loved. Welcome back to the fight — and if you’re not okay with spoilers, please stop reading now.

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Open Thread: Walkin' Saul

Open Thread: Walkin’ Saul

Feb 8, 2015

Tonight! Better Call Saul premier (10pm Eastern) and mid-season return of The Walking Dead (9pm Eastern)!!! Anne B will be recapping TWD and Deborah will give BCS a shot. Pull up a very tension-absorbing chair and enjoy!

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The Return of The Walking Dead

The Return of The Walking Dead

Feb 4, 2015

The midseason premiere of The Walking Dead is less than a week away. As the second half of season 5 begins, here’s what we know.

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Walking Dead Marathon

Walking Dead Marathon

Dec 29, 2014

Starting tomorrow, December 30, at 9am Eastern, AMC is showing the entire series of The Walking Dead. The marathon runs until 5am on January 3rd, with the most recent episode, Coda.

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Friday Light Nights Bingewatch: Mad Men has ruined everything

Friday Light Nights Bingewatch: Mad Men has ruined everything

Dec 10, 2014

This will be quite a TV mash-up. I watch remarkably few television shows. I’m so ADD, it’s hard for me to devote myself to really watching something. I keep the TV on a lot, and half fluff-watch HGTV and (here come da judgey) QVC and Buffy repeats and (forgive me because of how very bad […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: Good Cop

The Walking Dead Recap: Good Cop

Dec 2, 2014

In the winter finale of The Walking Dead, Coda, Rick shows security-guard Bob what community policing is all about. He pursues the suspect, issues a warning, apprehends him, explains the law, and then arrests him. Forever. 

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The Walking Dead: What do you call them?

The Walking Dead: What do you call them?

Dec 1, 2014

We don’t call them “zombies.” Rick’s group calls them walkers. Lately, Rick just refers to the dead. Near Hershel’s farm, we encountered people who called them lamebrains. The Governor referred to biters. Dawn’s group called them rotters. Recently we’ve also heard stinkers (who was that?). Did I leave any out? What’s your favorite? If you […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: Bad Cop

The Walking Dead Recap: Bad Cop

Nov 24, 2014

It’s the second-to-last episode before the winter break, and there’s entirely too much guilt to go around here. It seems everybody’s got a bad case of it, from Sasha in her survivor guilt to hothead Abraham and the shady security guards of Grady Memorial. 

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