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The previews for “Always Accountable,” tugged on the emotions of fans everywhere. They implied that Daryl’s life may be in trouble. Although many view his character as sacrosanct, no one on this show is impervious to zombies or to bullets.

Since Glenn’s supposed death, every moment on this show is tense. Anyone can go at any moment. That intensity was there for all three of the central characters of the episode – Daryl, Sasha and Abe. They all saw some character development and not all of it is interesting.

There are spoilers from this point forward. Do not read unless you want to know much of what happens in the episode.  (more…)

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Last week was one of the most pivotal and emotional episodes of The Walking Dead. It left many of us hopeless and many of us rewatching a certain scene frame by frame looking for signs of hope.

We don’t get a resolution to that this week. Instead, we see Morgan’s origin story – and all good superheroes have an origin story.

Morgan tells his story to the Wolf that he encountered at the end of JSS, the same Wolf who approached him in the woods in season 5’s “Conquer.” Morgan tells him that if he truly wants to take everything from him, then he’s going to give him everything. Like most of us, “everything” to Morgan isn’t something material. It’s not something he owns. It’s his memories, his history, his emotions.

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Halloween is only one scant week away, and this year we get a little extra treat with our tricks: Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres on Starz that very night!  While the further adventures of everyone’s favorite groovy hero-wannabe is a long time coming, initial reviews for the show have been positive, and honestly, who can’t use a little more Bruce Campbell in their life, am I right?  Today, Starz gives its fans an advance candy-bar of a gift, even if it is a little fun-sized: they’ve put the first four minutes of the first episode online for the whole world to enjoy!


Fall 2015 TV Guide for Nerds

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As summer comes to a close, the powers-that-be at the cable and network television stations (and let’s not forget the burgeoning online and on-demand TV original content as well) are ready to unleash a wave of brand-new shows and returning fan favorites.  Will you and your DVR have the time, capacity, and dedication to be like a Pokemon master and catch ‘em all?

If you do find yourself able to watch every single show that’s skewed towards the sci-fi, fantasy, super-hero, horror, and pop-culture-entertainment genres, then you likely either don’t have a job and live in some type of underground dwelling or are a trophy-partner, Real Housewife/Husband of <<Insert Major City Name Here>> type.  For the rest of us “normal” folks, however, choosing what to commit our precious free time and fan fervor to can be a daunting task; heck, there’s such an overload of stuff coming our way in the next few weeks that you may not even know about everything or when it’s going to start coming at you!  Fortunately, NerdBastards has got you covered. (more…)

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As the first season of Fear the Walking Dead progresses, it inevitably moves further away from the “talking about the zombie apocalypse” stage and progresses into the “in the thick of the sh!tstorm of the zombie apocalypse” stage, where – let’s face it – most fans want the show to be.  Last night’s episode, “The Dog,” took a major leap in that direction… so let’s talk all about it!

WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly this season of Fear the Walking Dead.  Proceed at your own risk/reward!


‘The Flash’ Season 2 Trailer Dares To Defy


The Flash has become one of the more delightful and decidedly awesome superhero shows on TV. Although the recipe of the story is a bit redundant from one episode to another (guy with superpower going nuts and Flash has to stop him over and over) and tends to be tremendously cheesy at times, the series is filled with excitement. It does not only make comic book fans jump off of their chairs in joy, but also introduces non-comic book fans into the DC-universe.

Ahead of the second seasons October 6th premier, The CW has just released a brief but exciting trailer. One that looks to live up to the promise of delving more into everything the character represents in DC Comics; including the introduction of some classic CW characters – such as original Flash Jay Garrick and Atom Smasher, played by Teddy Sears and WWE Superstar Adam “Edge” Copeland respectively. (more…)


Of the many projects that Hollywood currently has in its mammoth machine the one most “flying under the radar” right now to me, feels like the forthcoming Muppets TV show, set to premiere this Fall on ABC.  These classic Jim Henson characters that many of us grew up with, are getting a modern-makeover in their televised presentation. I’m not referring to their physical appearance, but rather their stylistic approach.  The show will feature a behind-the-scenes style format that could allow the writers to do some truly unique and entertaining things with this “cast.”  Now, we at home get a chance to take a full look at the pitch video that got the series green-lit!


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Even in our seemingly normal first world lives, we seek escapism. Whether it’s in material things or the mental denial of our situations, we often separate ourselves from reality as much as possible. It’s obvious then, that in the throes of a dystopian society you would shelter yourself in the illusion of peace or guard your mind against believing that the safety of a home was ever possible.

That’s what this entire season of The Walking Dead has been about. Everyone on this show has had their emotional walls beaten down until they can accept the current reality of the world. Some of them came to it sooner than others, like Glenn, Maggie, Michonne and even Carl, others like Sasha and Rick needed to have mental breakdowns before they came to terms with their lives. (more…)

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Deanna and her family sit in a darkened room mourning Aidan’s loss. She puts on one of his mixed cds and Nine Inch Nails’ “Somewhat Damaged” beings to play.

The opening is intercut with shots of Carol making a tuna casserole for the grieving family. In one of these shots, we see that Sam has come to visit her again. We also see Sasha in the lookout tower. Carol leaves the casserole on Deanna’s front porch.  Deanna finds it, reads the note and goes inside without the dish. She burns the note.  (more…)

Flash Feature

Reviewing every episode of The Flash’s freshman season is a unique opportunity.  Not only do I get to watch one of my favorite television shows and write about it, then call it “work”, but it forces me to remain completely objective about the quality of the series rather than just getting lazy and taking the ride.  For the most part, this objectivity leads me to find flaws in episodes that others may not notice or that they may just accept without a second thought.  For episodes that have several flaws, this objectivity can make my viewing experience less than completely enjoyable (I generally watch an episode twice – once as a critic, once as a fan), but for episodes like last night’s episode, The Flash is Born, watching the episode through the eyes of a critic really drives home the fact that The Flash is really one of the best shows on television right now and one of the best superhero series’ that we have ever been offered.  Warning – spoilers ahead. (more…)