The Walking Dead: "Eighteeen Miles Out" (Season 2, Episode 10)

Good episode: focused, violent and poignant. It’s a simple story well told.

We open with one of my least favorite framing devices, though, the flash forward showing us where we’ll be later in the story. That device is generally a crutch for weak plotting. When it isn’t, as in this case, it’s also generally not needed. So I’ll pretend it isn’t there.


The Walking Dead: "Triggerfinger" (Season 2, Episode 9)

Blood and gore galore. So get those vomit bags out for the tender of heart.

At the end of last week’s episode, Rick had just gunned down two strangers in a bar. Lori, meanwhile, had crashed her car after hitting a walker.

We pick up exactly there. Rick, Glen and Hershel are preparing to leave the bar when a car pulls up outside. Voices sound. They’re the voices of people looking for Dave and Tony, who are unfortunately quite dead. So Rick and company are stuck hiding in the bar.


EPISODE REVIEWS: The Walking Dead: “Secrets” (Season 2, Episode 6) and “Pretty Much Dead Already (Season 2, Episode 7)

I was doing family stuff last week, so the final two episodes of the first half of Season Two (don’t you just hate split seasons?) are reviewed now. Together, they’re a slow burn with a gut punch at the end. This is a show about perspectives and reactions, which gratifyingly refuses to simply demonize anyone.


EPISODE REVIEW: Walking Dead: "Chupacabra" (Season 2, Episode 5)


Something is definitely out of place on the farm. More about that later. This is another generally good episode, but I’d be remiss, in light of my criticisms of Falling Skies, if I didn’t note that the missing Sophia situation is being milked. It’s not a critical flaw at the moment, but it is what it is.


EPISODE REVIEW: The Walking Dead: ‘Cherokee Rose” (Season 2, Episode 4)

Right off the bat, this is a slow one.

Let’s make that clear up front. After last week’s intense zombie homecoming at the high school, this is a vignette of character bits, with one nasty little gross-out thrown in just to remind us what show we’re watching. So if you’re of a mind that this season meanders more than it needs to, you’ll probably notice that this episode. If you’re not, you won’t care.


EPISODE REVIEW: The Walking Dead: "Bloodletting" (Season 2, Episode 2)

As you may recall, when last we left our band of survivors they were split up. The little girl, Sophie, was still missing. Aged mechanic Dale and T-Dog were holding down the base camp on the Interstate. Woodsy Darryl was leading the women back that way while searching for Sophie on the other side of the creek. And Sheriff Rick and Deputy Shane were scouring the church area with Rick’s son Carl in tow. They saw a deer, Carl approached it and got hit by a hunter’s bullet that went through the deer.

All in all, not a good day. So what now?



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It was inevitable with Blackest Night and the coming Zombie Apocalypso that Clark Kent and company would become involved in the war.... what 28 months later... after the initial zombie craze.

Let's see if Kal-El and Co. bring anything new to the party


MOVIE SCRIPT REVIEW: “World War Z” by Joseph Michael Straczynski (2007) [REMOVED]

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Mr. Straczynski contacted me personally just a few minutes ago to politely inform me that I'm begging for a Cease and Desist from Paramount for posting this here, and requested that I take it down. He apologized - not that he needed to - and was very complimentary about the ammount of effort that I'd obviously put in to it.



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