“Too Far Gone,” the midseason finale of ‘The Walking Dead,’ (written by Seth Hoffman) will eviscerate your emotions just as it eviscerated the moral center of our characters. Read on for our spoilery review of one of the most violent and traumatic episodes to date. (more…)
Hello out there in Nerd Reader land. Once again the lovely Regina will be taking the week off which leaves you in my (capable?) hands as far as The Walking Dead review goes. And while I’ve really been enjoying the season thus far, this week is when I just had to shrug my shoulders and say to myself “Did I even really need to watch any of that?” One of the hallmarks of good writing is that every moment is essential, but with two episodes of The Governor wandering about and doing very little, even my patience has worn somewhat thin. Read on to hear me bitch and moan. (more…)
Fifty years of Doctor Who came to an end yesterday. Fifty years of running from responsibility, from authority, from his past; The Doctor hasn’t stopped running since he stole that Type 40 TARDIS and took off. And now, beginning with these next 50 years, The Doctor finally knows where he’s running to: home.
Steven Moffat promised the 50th anniversary special would forever alter the course of Doctor Who, and for once, The Moff wasn’t lying. (more…)
Last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Thor: The Dark World crossover went relatively well (check our Official Nerd Bastards review of the episode here), and it seems like a no-brainer that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will send ripples through the show as well. Fortunately, Jed Whedon shined some light on the potential for a tie-in during a recent interview. (more…)
Hello out there in Nerd Reader Land, my name is Jason and I will be taking over for Regina this week as your The Walking Dead reviewer. If you happen to be a hater of the new season, I suggest you find some reviewer with more negative opinions of the show, as I am currently working under the firm belief that this is the season that shows what The Walking Dead should have always been. If you are in the same fanboy boat as me, then please read on and enjoy my examination of ‘Live Bait‘, the latest installment of the AMC zombie apocalypse. (more…)
If you want a gorgeously haunting story that will both inspire and terrify you long into the night, then last night’s episode of “The Walking Dead” is for you. ‘Interment,’ penned by Channing Powell, focuses on Hershel (Scott Wilson) and on the most elusive of all things during times of tragedy – hope. (more…)
When Arrow was first being pitched as a concept offering a fresh spin on the Green Arrow legacy, I wasn’t really buying into it. Christopher’s Nolan’s vision of Batman was a new direction for the films, but not a drastic change from what had been happening for years in the comics. So how different, really, would this television series be from the typical origin of the emerald archer?
Turns out, quite different, and to more success than I initially imagined. (more…)
“A little heavy on the Iron, but don’t worry, you don’t have to start calling me Iron Man”
God, the superhero references tonight were so cheesy, but this one was just… Bad. Luckily for us, the show was as good as that reference was stupid.
This week, Coulson and the crew have got what looks like some sort of telekinetic, electrostatic asshole, who likes to levitate people in the air whilst sending a shock through their forehead and frying their brains. However, when the crew realizes that not only did the two victims know each other, but that they were first responders during the catastrophes of The Battle of New York, the gang assumes that we’re looking at a murderer, who may in fact be using an alien weapon left behind by the Chitari invasion. (more…)
“We all change. We don’t get to stay the same way we started.” – Lizzie
In the wake of the zombie apocalypse no one is who they were. Everyone makes choices they never would have made before. Every member of the group faces who they have become. Some of them accept it. Some of them run from it. At the end of this episode, it’s Rick’s choice that will change them forever.
Black Canary and Green Arrow. They’re two iconic DC characters known as much for their heroics as they are their tumultuous relationship. On Arrow they’ve teased this pairing since day one, but always in a way longtime comic book fans wouldn’t expect. First, there was the twist of Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) love interest being named Laurel (Katie Cassidy) instead of Dinah. (Though Laurel is comic book Canary’s middle name.) Her father, Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) was still alive, though divorced from her mother, Dinah (Alex Kingston). See what they did there? Then the show went one step further and gave Laurel a sister. (more…)