Game of Thrones: Realistic, Too Realistic

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In a medieval-like set, several families fight – or are unwillingly caught in the fight – for political power. The plot inevitably leads to murders, reveals bizarre relations between siblings, allegiances are formed and then undone, children are killed, bastards are cast away, women are raped, men are emasculated. Hostages are taken. There’s courage, challenge. […]

At Large: Baby Faced Killer Carl Grimes

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One thing can be clear from the season finale of The Walking Dead. When Carl “Baby Face” Grimes tells you to drop the gun, he doesn’t mean slowly lean in and place it on the ground in front of you. He means drop it. Any questions? Good. Spoiler alert. Read no further if you’ve been living under a rock […]

The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to Zombie Apocalypse

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According to the most recent episodes, it’s been about a year since the world went the way of the walker. One has to assume that Darwin’s law has kicked in by this point. All the weak and stupid people should have been the appetizers. It stands to reason that if you’re still walking around with […]

Andrea and Merle: Which Would You Trust?

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Warning: Spoilers ahead. Tonight’s episode, “I Ain’t a Judas,” delves deeply into the theme of trust and betrayal, cutting back and forth between Andrea and Merle, both seeking trust in their groups with little to prove their personal merit.  While Andrea continues to allow her naiveté with men to feed her denial, Merle uses the […]

Full Circle

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Warning: Spoilers ahead. In tonight’s episode, “Home,” unsettled remnants of the past collide with the present, bearing catastrophic results.  In the opening scene, Rick’s continuing hallucinations of Lori set the theme for the rest of the episode.  Symbolically, his past has come back to haunt him, his unresolved issues with Lori being what truly has […]

Walking Dead Smack Down: Rick vs. The Gov!

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So it looks like the 2nd half of season 3 is going to boil down to a showdown between our favorite former sheriff, Rick Grimes and Andrea’s latest psycho boyfriend, The Governor.  I thought it might be fun to take a look at the two of them, side by side and  see how they match […]

Brains! Brains! Who Got The Brains?

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I love the Walking Dead. Let’s get that straight right from the start. I think that it’s probably the best thing on TV. And waiting for it to return gnaws at me. What is it about the show that has me so addicted? Maybe it’s the struggle for survival against unbelievable odds. Or it could […]

Zombies, Zombies Everywhere!

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A couple of years ago, if you were to ask an author or avid reader of popular fiction about the current trend, the answer would invariably be “vampires.”  Today, it has become nearly cliché to say, “zombies are the new vampires.”  Some might attest it was the humanized, tormented and soul-plagued monster, while others might […]

Which Character Would You Bring Back?

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The Walking Dead series, in both the graphic novels and the television show, is riddled with death. Some endearing (and some not so endearing) characters have died in horrific ways, and as fans, we must accept the fact that such gruesome and numerous ends come with the territory. However, if you had it your way […]

If You Had to Choose. . . .

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The group is splitting up, and you’ve got your choice between teaming with Rick and Carl, Glenn and Maggie, Andrea, or Daryl. We all have our favorite characters, but who would be the best one to back you in the worst-case scenario? Following are what I feel to be the strongest pros and cons to […]