Category: Movies and Television


The God of Abraham


Of course I watched the season 7 premier of The Walking Dead to find out whose head got smashed with Lucille, in last season's finale.  I expected Abraham because he's too much of a soldier; Rick and company need to be vulnerable in the face of Negan.  I was also prepared for Glen...

Fear the Walking Dead — “So Close, Yet So Far”


Even before any external crisis, such as the zombie apocalypse, became apparent, the central family in Fear the Walking Dead was being pulled in many different directions. Travis tells his son Chris that "We're all building a family, OK, all of us," but Chris isn't interested in this new project.  He's uwilling...

Fear the Walking Dead – The Opening Scene


I was really looking forward to seeing the opening scene of the series premier of Fear the Walking Dead because I loved the first scene of The Walking Dead so much.  I’m sure you too remember the little girl dressed in pink pajamas and nightgown holding her dolly as she turns...

The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 3


Since episode 1 we have been presented with two very clear paths--Rick Grimes and company are trying to remain human; Gareth and his crew have given humanity up for survival. The essential question is, What is a human being?  Not just what am I, but what is the guy who...

The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 2


It's not my intention to post after each episode of The Walking Dead, but in episode 2 we end up in a church.  How can I not post a few observations. Did you notice how much forgiveness is going on in this episode?  Not only does Tyreese forgive Carol, he will insist...

What Is Human?


I received a response to my comments on The Walking Dead season premier from Jon Pasiuk, zombie fan, cultural analyst and new pastor of Whistler Community Church.  His response was so insightful, I thought I'd share it.  Here are Jon's thoughts: In season 5, episode 1, the migrant refugee community encounters...

The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 1


Just as we suspected, they are actually killing live humans and eating them.  Once again, the zombies are not the real problem.  There is something in humanity that makes it much worse than the zombie monster. So much for sanctuary at Terminus. In a brief and significant dialogue between two...

The Walking Dead (4)


After the mayhem of the last season, season 4 of The Walking Dead shows Rick trying to establish a more peaceful life for the community within the prison walls.  From outside the walls come the general treat of the walkers and the particular threat of The Governor, whose whereabouts are...

The Walking Dead (3) — Tale of Two Communities


Season 3 contrasts two very different communities--one group lives in a prison and the other in a fortified town called Woodbury. Rick and company move into a portion of the prison after clearing it of walkers.  During the clearing of a cellblock, Herschel is bitten in the leg by a...

The Walking Dead (2): Traditional American Values


In the first episode, Rick prays in the church and later in that episode Carl is shot.  Seemingly suggesting the ineffectiveness of prayer.  But because of the injury, they meet up with Herschel and his family.  Carl was fixed up and our group of would be survivors linked up with...