John Sears | December 13, 2016
Negan is back in Alexandria for another confrontation with Rick, Rosita has obtained a Single Bullet to take him on, and a powder keg is ready to blow in this week’s Walking Dead. Also, there are some Zombies around. Toward the edges.
John Sears | December 5, 2016
Things are chugging merrily along toward the midseason finale in Walking Dead land, and this week’s episode features a buddy comedy of sorts, between Negan, smiling despot and brutal murderer, and Carl, our ever-less-pint-sized would be assassin. Less of a laugh track atmosphere than you might think though.
John Sears | November 28, 2016
This week TWD takes us back to two characters who disappeared midway through last season after the raid on the satellite outpost, reminding viewers that all the grief, pain, and prolonged cliffhangers have taken place over two weeks in the narrative. Yiiiiiiikes.
John Sears | November 21, 2016
This week TWD finally checks in on Maggie and Sasha, last seen in the aftermath of Negan’s bloody act of terror against the Rick gang. More below.
John Sears | November 14, 2016
When last we left our… hero… Daryl was seeing the inside of the Saviors’ operation. But what does the outside look like for a newly coerced paying customer?
John Sears | November 8, 2016
In this week’s The Walking Dead we see more of the Savior’s compound, appropriately called The Sanctuary, and learn more of Daryl’s fate, which is about as cheerful as one might expect from this show. Oh yes, and they oppress some Zombies.
John Sears | October 31, 2016
After last week’s grueling, disjointed, semi-hallucinatory psychic and physical beating of most of the main cast (and all of the audience), this week on The Walking Dead took a detour into an seemingly pleasant community looking out for its own. If only they were Zombie Tolerant too… alas. They most certainly are not. More below.
John Sears | October 24, 2016
The Walking Dead continues this fall, for better or worse (and from a Zombie Rights perspective, pretty distinctively worse). But one could be forgiven for wondering if the show is giving up on making its audience scared of the Undead in favor of a bat-wielding psychopath, at least judging from this first episode. More after [...]
John Sears | September 12, 2016
Perhaps no episode quite sums up Fear the Walking Dead better to date than this one, I’ll give it that. Spoilers and plot discussion below.
John Sears | August 29, 2016
Fear the Walking Dead continues this week! When talking about social justice, one often talks about property. Who gets to own it, who gets to live in it. This week, Fear the Walking Dead exposes another way Zombies are often mistreated in fiction, as its main cast steals outright a hotel from the local Zombie [...]