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The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead has been an emotional rollercoaster so far this season. It opened with a mighty bang with the deaths of major characters. But then something strange happened. The show absolutely deflated after the season premiere, to the point where the show started losing an alarming number of viewers. The show blandly followed the journey of all the separated main survivors and struggled with pacing and entertainment value. For the most part, Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s turn as Negan has been the highlight of the show, but even that has become stale and routine. But then the mid season finale rolls along and renews much of our faith in the show.

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It is becoming painfully clear why the Walking Dead is losing so many viewers. The majority of the episodes are just flat out boring. The group is fractured and there is a blandness that permeates the individual survivors story lines. Sadly, “Sing Me A Song” is no different. There was no peril. Negan was menacing, but his routine is quickly losing its novelty. The sad part is that there were a couple of nice setups for some action, but they either didn’t pan out, or are being put on hold for next week’s 90 minute mid-season finale. (more…)

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The Walking Dead has been dragging on slowly like a walker in mud since the murderous season opener. Thankfully, there have been some bright spots in the season such as “The Cell”, despite that godforsaken “Easy Street” song. Now we can add the Tara-centric “Swear” to that painfully small list of enjoyable episodes that have been aired thus far. You read that right: an episode all about Tara was actually a pretty good one. To be honest, most people had probably forgotten that Tara and Heath had gone off on a “two weeker” scavenging run immediately after the ambush at the satellite bunker.

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The introduction of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan was a highly consequential new component to the world of The Walking Dead, a move that was as anticipated as it was feared as the tyrannical leader of the Saviors marked his arrival with the brutal beating death of not just one, but two beloved characters. He’s the boss now, but as history teaches us, all tyrants fall in time, and so will it be for Negan. But how will Negan fall? Fans of the comic book Walking Dead know, but they shouldn’t get too attached because the showrunner of the series may be shaking things up. (more…)

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The seventh season of The Walking Dead trudges on as the series continues to show the audience what is happening with all of the main characters since the bloodbath of the season premiere. The pace of the show is starting to bog down. It’s the 5th episode of the season and we are just now getting a look as to what happened with Sasha and Maggie. When we last saw them, Maggie was sick, both physically and with grief over the loss of Glenn. Sasha had volunteered to take her to get some medical attention from the doctor at Hilltop.

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The audience for AMC’s The walking Dead is huge. Bigger even than the shambling multitude of corpses that chase its protagonists around our screens every Sunday night. Now that the show has earned its well-deserved eighth season renewal, there’s no reason to think that the end is in anywhere near in sight. The story of the intrepid band of beleaguered survivors battling undead hordes can’t be contained in a paltry eight seasons. In fact, as Show runner Scott Gimple recently hinted, It can’t even be contained by the small screen.

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The latest episode of AMC‘s The Walking Dead just might have a secret or two that fans have uncovered. Daryl (Norman Reedus) didn’t do much talking when he was brought to Alexandria with the Saviors to clean the place out. What he did do was a heck of a lot of blinking. So much in fact that some fans thought it might be Daryl trying to communicate with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) without Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) knowing. Click through to check out this new fan theory. (more…)

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The Walking Dead continues its push into the Negan storyline as he and his motley crew pay their first visit to Alexandria. Some aspects of the visit were fairly predictable, while others were mildly surprising. Yet still, some moves were head-scratchingly confusing. It is understandable that the show has to hit its marks in order to further the story, but for those who even have a vague sense of what is coming, it’s hard to tell how long it will take things to play out. We already know that the show has been renewed for Season 8, but does that mean things will take on a slower, more deliberate pace? Granted, this is only the 4th episode of the season, but is two seasons too long for a build up to the inevitable confrontation? (more…)

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The epitome of American late-night sketch comedy and variety performance since 1975, Saturday Night Live has made a reputation for itself by being current, topical and – most importantly – hilarious for over forty years. Graced by some of comedies finest writers and actors, its repertoire is already sealed in the history books of American culture and the show has not slowed for a moment in its decades on the air. This weekend’s episode boasted an appearance from none other than comedy legend Dave Chapelle and he made it his business to make sure that every viewer was reminded of his legacy. (more…)

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After the losses of the season premiere, it feels as though we are going through something akin to the 5 stages of grief when it comes to The Walking Dead. Last week, we were all still pretty depressed. This week, however, feels closer to acceptance than anything else. Acceptance comes as the audience realizes that The Walking Dead has a rhythm and pace that we all know. Some love it, while others hate it. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, you know that after a strong opener, The Walking Dead will now spend a number episodes explaining what is going on. In the case of episode 3, we were treated to an interesting view of what Daryl was going through as a prisoner of Negan. (more…)