The Walking Dead is back for season six, and there have already been some tragic casualties. The characters aren’t the only ones doing battle – there are also miniature wars raging throughout the web between the fans posting spoilers and the fans who are, well, less than appreciative. These debates just highlight the growing popularity of the show, which exploded onto the scene six years ago with over five million viewers per episode and opened the latest season with almost 20 million viewers. Vampires may have dominated popular culture in the past, but passionate fans are helping propel brain eaters past bloodsuckers. Series like The Walking Dead and iZombie are bringing a new humanity – and differing viewpoints – to these formerly human protagonists.
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Here’s a confession: I have never seen Glee, not even a single episode. So despite being a sometimes viewer of the hit or miss American Horror Story, I didn’t really know what to expect from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for their new television venture, Scream Queens. The series premiered this past week to somewhat mixed reviews, despite already having high user ratings on IMDB.
The sun set on Sunday night and another emotionally-charged season of Game of Thrones came to a close. As in prior years, there was significant controversy surrounding several characters and their various dramatic subplots (as well as a few bloody deaths!), but this season still stood out as one of the best. We met the Sand Snakes of Dorne, Drogon returned, and the White Walkers really showed what they are capable of. Spoilers lie ahead so beware – stop before you read on, and catch all the earlier episodes on HBO Go or HBO Now, or on demand with Xfinity or FiOS. Once you’ve seen everything up until this point, read on!
By displaying a fierce determination to go against convention, Arya Stark has left viewers spellbound with several standout moments in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on best-selling books by George R. R. Martin. A daughter of the Lord of Winterfell, she is stubbornly independent and headstrong – and rarely without Needle, the sword she so skillfully uses to display her impressive fighting skills. As the fifth season of GoT gets underway (check here for listings), here are five of the most awesome badass Arya Stark moments we’ve seen…so far:
I continue my coverage of The Walking Dead Season 4 with my recap of Episode 12, Still! As with every recap, you can expect me to add my own blend of comedy to an otherwise dramatic episode. In Still we learned that a bit the ole sauce makes Daryl angry, very angry, rich people in the zombie Apocalypse have a very peculiar fashion sense, there’s never a bad time or place for an impromptu act of arson!
I continue my coverage of The Walking Dead Season 4 with my recap of Episode 10, Claimed! As with every recap, you can expect me to add my own blend of comedy to an otherwise dark episode. In Claimed we learn that Twinkies aren’t the food-stuff capable of surviving the Apocalypse, Michonne gets a rough reminder that playtime is over, Rick is left Home Alone and has to do his best Sam Fisher impression meanwhile Sergeant Abraham Mustache try to co-exist and Eugene shows up just how he’s managed to survive so long… Oh, and spoilers! I made sure to turn my dryer off this time!
I continue my coverage of The Walking Dead Season 4 with my recap of Episode 10, Inmates! As with every recap, you can expect me to add my own blend of comedy to an otherwise dramatic episode. In Inmates we check-in with The Walking Dead characters who aren’t name Rick, Carl, and Michonne. We’re treated to Beth miraculously learning to speak, Tyreese moonlighting as a babysitter, and we see the return of a couple of familiar faces and even some new mustachioed ones. And for those super fans who couldn’t wait to see Tara again, you’re in luck! Lilly fans were not so lucky….
The Walking Dead Season 4 is back and my weekly recaps are back with it! As with every recap, you can except me to add my own blend of comedy to an otherwise dramatic (or at least attempting to be dramatic) episode. In “After” we learn definitively if The Governor will be back and continue to menace, Carl and Michonne face off to see who is the better (or worse) drama queen, and very importantly we learn the valuable lesson that it’s not a good idea to abscond on a hunt for chocolate pudding!