Tag: The Walking Dead


Carl Grimes has been bitten!


At the end of the mid-season finale of the 8th season AMC's The Walking Dead, Carl Grimes reveals that he's been bitten. Fans are upset. 50,000 fans have signed a petition to remove showrunner Scott Gimple from the show. Why are they so upset? I think it's because children, Rick's...

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...

Zombies and Rituals


Both routines and rituals involve a regular repetition of some action. But they are very different. Routines can flatten life: contribute to zombification.  Rituals can thicken life and reverse zombification. Routines are like ordinary time and rituals are linked with "higher times." With a routine there is a clear, linear connection...

Fear the Walking Dead – The Pilot


I've already commented on the opening scene of Fear the Walking Dead, but the whole of the pilot is worth some discussion. The pilot follows a family living in L.A.  In every description of Fear that I came across, the word dysfunctional was used to characterise the family at the center...

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...

It’s easy to be good when you live in the suburbs.


I'm a pretty good guy.  At least this is how I think of myself.  I don't steal and am generally honest.  If someone needs help, I will help them. I'm not as good as some of my neigbours, but I'm certainly better than others.  Also to my credit, I confess to...

Jesus, Peter and Zombies: The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 4


Can you believe it?!  Dr. Stephen Edwards, indirectly, murders another doctor just to prevent the chance of his being replaced.  What a sniveling coward.  He admits that he did it because of fear.  We all know a maggot when we see it. And yet, if we are honest with ourselves,...

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...

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...