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Oct 22 12 6:44 PM
Harvester of Lost Souls
Slayer of Men
Punisher of Gods
Oct 24 12 8:22 AM
Oct 24 12 7:46 PM
ernest our rad director who doesn't like bloody hugs
LOL He cracks me up
Oct 29 12 2:59 PM
Episode 3: “Walk With Me”
The opening “Previously On” got me
all excited because they referenced Merle – could he be coming
Yay! FINALLY more from Andrea and
Can I just say how awesome the zombie
effects are getting? It goes beyond the military man who was cut in
half outside the chopper. Even the zombies they fight around that
area are looking great. And Michonne's pair... yuck but awe-some!
Those lower jaws gapes are just cringe-worthy.
And it's nice to see someone else using
a ranged weapon other than a gun and other than Daryl.
...and there he is: Merle's back! And
with a nice new little built in weapon. The kill scenes he had with
the two ladies was a little cheesy and dramatic, I thought. He's all
clean shaven and decent looking, not sure I like that, but we'll see. I would like more focus on his arm casing, I can't really tell what all is going on there.
I did like how they only showed their
arrival into the compound in blurry snippits, leaves a lot of room
for them to explore and expose more as needed.
I thought it was interesting that
Andrea left Shane off the list of people who died when she was first
talking to Merle. She listed off a lot of people I didn't know the
names of or had forgotten, but not the guy who stepped up as their leader when Merle
was still with them. But then when I mentioned it to a co-worker on
Monday, he and I started wondering if Andrea even knew about Shane.
Rick went back to the house after he killed him and before she got
split up, but did he have time to tell her?
Geez, Woodbury seems like a slice of
paradise in a world gone to shit. Plenty of supplies, enough to give
to travelers who leave (unless that was a lie, which I would have to suspect it was), running water,
electricity, well protected wall, doctor.... I liked Andrea's comment “Looks
like you're sitting pretty at the end of the world" and the ironic comparison to Rome.
Oh my god, when the Governor was
putting his hand in the zombie heads' mouth, I had the chills! Even though it can't bite him, icks!
I loved how they were explaining
things when the Governor was with the scientist guy, especially about them not being starved yet.
It was nice to see that some of the
military is still in tact, and a great display of how batshit crazy
the Governor is. His little speech when he got back to town was a
good ploy, and as Wayne said “That's the worst kind of leader: a
I think he'll work up to a pretty nice
breakdown, if they develop him the way they seem to be leaning.
….and wtf is up with the tanks of
zombie heads?! I want to know more about that!
...and if Merle wasn't the one watching
Carole perform her practice c-section, who was it?
Oct 29 12 6:58 PM
Nov 4 12 7:04 PM
Episode 4: “Killer Within”
LOL @ Maggie and Glen. Bumpin' uglies
and can't get any peace.
I really had hoped the two prisoners
would become part of the group, so this scene at the beginning makes
me happy. I can understand everyone's wariness towards them, but
they could use the help....
I enjoyed Michonne's exchange with the
Governor, nice to see her actually getting some lines and making good
points about the bullet holes. Of course that put a target on her
back.... She seems to be very good at strategy, like wanting to get
the ocean on one side of them, which makes me wonder about her
I liked when the black prisoner told
Axel to get grow some balls, lol. But I really like Axel and want to
see more of him!
Nice to see Hershel up and moving
I caught that half-smile Rick gave
Lori, right before the big invasion of walkers. Is he warming back
up to her? Then he called her name while running to them, so I guess
we'll see another turn in their relationship. Not that I'll mind it,
I don't like this hard-hearted Rick so far.
If I had been in the group with Maggie,
Lori, and Carl, I think I would have passed out from an asthma
…..not T-Dogg! Dammit! They finally
start giving him a bigger role after him just sort of being there for
two season, then he gets bit?! Thought I kind of suspected his end
was near, it still makes me sad to see it.
I liked Merle's speech to Andrea,
trying to sway her to stay. Left by the same group, rescued by the
Day-um, nice decap scene in the prison
Nice timing with Lori going into
labor... poor Carl is about to have an experience he'll never forget,
even in a zombie apocalypse.
At least T-Dogg had a good final scene,
holding back the two zombies and allowing Carol to escape. He will
be missed. Wayne said “Carol better be worth it.” But I guess
now they'll have to allow the two prisoners into their little group,
have to restock the numbers and all.
Did anyone else notice that the Gov
didn't drink whatever he offered to Andrea? In the last episode, he
said to Milton, the scientist, that he needed his tea, and people in
town seem awful docile... could there be a connection?
I really thought he was going to kiss
Andrea after telling her his name. He went to open the door and sort
of leaned in. They are really playing up a possible romance between
the two, but I can see it ending very badly. Andrea's attitude
certainly changed when we next saw her with Michonne, wanting to stay
an extra day.
And here we have Rick's anger and new attitude coming
back to bite him in the ass. He put that young black prisoner out to
fend for himself, and now that prisoner has caused the death of
T-Dogg and Lori out there giving birth who-knows-where. At least the
other prisoner proved his loyalty by killing him and turning over the
Is it bad that as I'm watching the
scenes with Lori, Maggie, and Carl that I'm cheering for Lori to die?
I grew to hate her so much during season 2, with all her playing
Rick and Shane against each other, even if it was due to bad writing.
It was sad that Carl had to go through that, but I'm glad she won't
be around anymore. Carl has really changed from the last season,
it's almost hard to watch. The kid that plays him is doing a great
How the hell is the group going to
survive? They now have a new born baby – with no mother to breast
feed it and no formula, and an elderly cripple.
In the preview it looks as if Daryl and
Maggie make a run for formula... I had to wonder if Maggie won't meet
her end out there. In the first two episodes she was very kill-happy
and seemed to be getting careless in her eagerness to prove that she
could do it. Guess we'll find out in 7 days....
Nov 7 12 6:41 AM
Wow... just wow...
What an awesome episode.
One thing I noticed that pulled me out of the show for a moment was... I guess I've gotten used to seeing Andrea without make-up for the last two seasons because, even though it was subtle, her make-up during her scene with the Governor seemed overdone. I mean comparatively of course. I suppose someone in town might have given her some blush, rouge and lipstick but I highly doubt she's been carrying her kit with her since Atlanta. Totally minor gripe though.
Again, the FX continue to please me.
And the acting, especially from Carl, Lori and Maggie... I was nearly in tears myself. I've been eager for her to die since the beginning and I thought they handled it really well. There's a saying about acting in an ensemble cast. "Be happy with the table scraps you get. Lines are lines..." Well, they gave those two actors prime rib platters and they both dove in with relish. They could have handled that scene in many different ways and I'm impressed with the show's restraint and depth in this case. The writing was spot on. Minor gripe... the baby got awfully clean between cuts.Lincoln again owns every scene he's in. His reactions are powerful and he does good work without much to say. T-Dog's end surprised the hell out of me. I liked the choice he made once he knew he was doomed. Did Carole make it? Or is she dead too? I wasn't clear on that but it looked like her corpse on the floor in front of T Dog's. All in all, I need to rewatch it. Two thumbs way up from this guy on a first viewing.
Nov 8 12 2:09 PM
Nov 11 12 7:09 PM
Episode “Say The Word”
Man, after rewatching the ending of the
last episode, Andrew Lincoln did just an amazing job with Rick's
breakdown at the end. I didn't feel very moved the first time I saw
it, but I felt myself tearing up this time.
What the hell is up with the Gov? He
has fish tanks of zombie heads, and a little girl zombie pet? ...and
his daughter, to boot? What a creep. Does he have Milton working on
a cure, possibly? So many questions brought up.
And there's Michonne, standing outside
looking up at him. Could this be the end of their stay there? Seems
like a big set up for such a short stay, but it opens the path to a
great dramatic build up.
I think it's funny how Daryl is the one
who brought up feeding the baby. That was my very first reaction
after she was delivered. I asked Wayne “What are they going to do
with her? There are no lactating woman and no formula.” Of
course, there is a woman in Woodbury about to give birth.... could
this be the bridge to bring the two groups together?
I like seeing Daryl step up in more of
a leadership role – it makes all kinds of scenarios play through my
head about what will happen when he sees Merle again. He's stronger
now, more independent, so hopefully he won't simply revert into the
cowed little brother role again.
We get to see some more of those great
effects as Rick goes on a killing spree in the jail. Loved the
zombie with his head split in half! Very nice.
Holy crap, Michonne doesn't play
around! Although the repeat of effects was kind of disappointing.
We've now seen 3 heads cut in half (Glen last week, Rick and Michonne
this week), two split in half from the top down. But when she
stomped on that one, ick and awesome! And the one she cut in half on
the diagonal, great!
I'm still not sure what's going on with
Andrea. I don't know if the Gov and his people are drugging the
folks of Woodbury, or if she just got changed to appease the fans.
In the last season she was all about being a strong, independent
woman. She wanted to learn to shoot, she wanted to patrol, she
didn't want to do the whole cooking and cleaning business. She
wanted a part, a role, she wanted to be strong on her own, but now
she seems happy to just sit back, relax, and possibly play the love
Does Milton have a jacket with duct
tape sleeves? Good idea, I guess, but looks silly. Especially with
all the fun new colors and patterns of it you can get, lol.
Going to the day care was a great idea,
not sure I would have thought of that, a lot of people probably
wouldn't, but they would have other food too for snack time for older
kids such as fruit cups, crackers, juice boxes. They would have
plates, cups and utensils. Have to keep that in mind for 'just in
Did you catch Daryl's reaction when he
saw the hand that said 'Sofie'? That pang of guilt. Subtle but
A small side note: Has anyone else
noticed the use of Native American prints this season? Andrea's
blouse, Michonne's head wrap, Daryl's poncho.
I just don't think I would have been
brave enough to walk out those front gates. I have a feeling that I
would be shot in the back just before I hit any cover.
It was weird to me seeing Daryl
instantly go and take the baby from Carl and feed it. It just
doesn't fit with his bad-boy-biker image, and the smiles everyone
shared as he stood there rocking her made it seem like they felt the
same way. It's also odd, but understandable, that we haven't seen
Rick with the baby yet. I guess he doesn't trust himself enough for
Speaking of Rick, watching this
breakdown is rough, as it's supposed to be. Watching him go to town
on the engorged zombie had me wincing, not because of the violence
but because of the emotion behind it.
And what a way to end the Woodbury
scenes this week... an arena of chained zombies around a wrestling
ring. Milton seemed utterly disgusted by the event (probably just at
losing energy and potential test subjects), and thankfully so did
Andrea. It was weird seeing all the people of Woodbury cheering the
fight on with their kids, after just seeing them all smiles with
lemonade and cold beers at the friendly neighborhood barbeque, but it
goes back to displaying the baser human drives which any good zombie
story does. Even in a bastion of civilization during the zombie
apocalypse, people still want to see barbaric displays of brute force
and power. I personally would like to think, in my naïve and
idyllic world view, that once the majority of us are gone those left
would rise above the greed and corruption that tainted what we had
before, especially those that come together and attempt to reform a
community, but sadly I know deep down that we wouldn't. This was a
great scene displaying that no matter how much society changes, we're
still the same secret voyeurs deep down inside.
And my bold prediction about Maggie was
incorrect. Shucks, lol.
Nov 20 12 4:48 PM
Nov 25 12 2:01 PM
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Nov 25 12 7:10 PM
Sorry I missed writing up Hounded last
week, we weren't at home so I couldn't do it as I watched.
Overall I liked the episode but
everything seemed too.... scripted. The characters and their actions
were very predictable, and I'm not sure I really like what's coming
up in the next few episodes.
But anyway, on to this week.
“When the Dead Come Walking”
I liked the scene between Glen and
Merle, tying in the first season and what happened with Merle. I
like how it shows that 8-9 months down the line, even after all that
happens, you still hold on to things, which is just human nature.
It was weird when the zombies just sort
of went “Oh hey, you're not a zombie after all,” with Michonne,
why did it take that long to kick in? It may have been only a few
minutes, but still, it's not like she got cleaned up in the meantime.
I just love seeing Carl in action now,
when he went outside the fence with Rick to get Michonne. Sad that
he's a hardcore little killer now, but still... I love him.
I'm so glad Carol's back. She was so
useless last season and she's starting to get likeable, just like
T-Dogg, so I'm thankful they didn't kill both of them off. Of the
two, I would have preferred T-Dogg, but at least we get to keep one
of them around.
I think it's funny how they've done the
duct tape trick twice now. But then again, I've seen them repeating
several little things like that this season.
I liked how they included Oscar, the
black prisoner, in their outing to Woodbury, though it seemed very
misplaced to me. They didn't trust them when they had their full
compliment of people, but now that some died they just instantly
enfold him into their crew and trust him implicitly? Who's to say he
won't turn coat when they meet up with other survivors? It just
seems too quick of a flip, but then again, it's not the first
inconsistency in this show... I dunno.
I thought what Milton was doing with
the cancer patient was interesting, but to what point? What can one
man do again something so big? Perhaps it's the ego of the scientist
to either assume he can do it alone or desire to go it solo for the
notoriety, but it just seems overly complicated that he would think
he can handle it on his own.
Oh silly Maggie, giving away their big
I'm interested in seeing what Andrea
does when she sees her old group for the first time. I have a
sneaking suspicion that she'll turn on them and stay with the
Governor, because that's what would be easiest for them to write.
I'm very torn on my feelings of this
season so far. It seems like so many of the characters have done a
huge about-face to areas I don't really care for, which sucks because
I didn't like a lot of them in the first place. It also seems like
they are over simplifying the characters and storyline, that there
could be so many undertones that would make the story go from great
to amazing, but they are too focused on the surface to pay attention
to the currents beneath. It just seems very flat to me so far, like
they've taken focus away from the character development and moved
more to action. From what I've heard, the character changes have to
do with what the fans say they wanted to see [ like making Rick more
of a dictator ], but I guess I'm not most fans because I haven't
really cared for it.
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Dec 2 12 7:02 PM
Episode “Made to Suffer” - the
Nice face wounds on the male walker
right at the beginning. I like how it was close up, too.
Seems we're about to meet another group
of survivors, headed towards a “tower”...the jail, a guard tower?
Replenishing the ranks?
I didn't care for setting up the
emotional scene with these new faces. I don't know them, I don't
care about them yet, don't try to force it on me. And why do all the
woman keep getting killed off? It's so stupid in movies and shows
how they keep minorities and females to a minimum. Is it really that
hard to cast for those roles, or do they think men will stop watching
if there are too many va-ga-gas? Just a brief tirade, sorry.
I'm also very disappointed in the
storyline with Andrea. In the last season she went from depressed
and brooding to little bad ass zombie killer. Now she's a concubine
and willing to take second seat to the Governor? It leaves a bad
taste in my mouth. They took the only female I found remotely
likeable and tore her apart. They tossed me Michonne, and I was all
goosebumps and coos at first, but all she does it stare defiantly and
swing her sword around, I don't get any substance from her and I want
it. I need a strong female character, and I don't want it to be
How does the Governor keep his place
from stinking with Penny in it? And the zombie head tanks, surely
they must be rancid. Does he replace his Gland plug-ins like every 2
weeks to make it smell like grandma's kitchen with fresh cookies in
Hmmm, neat trick Glen did with the dead
walker, making weapons with the materials he has available. Really a
great idea and usage, come to think of it. Though I'm not sure
that's the best material to use; I mean, look at how soft the zombie
skulls have been in this series, why expect their other bones to be
any stronger? Guess we just have to take it on faith...
I got a chill when Axel was talking to
Beth, asking about her age and such. I hope they don't have him do
something bad and have to get rid of him... I've liked him up to this
point. Nice brush off from Carol! Hand's off Daryl's gal.
Back to Andrea... she's trying to
defend her case, trying to get herself in a better position and be
more useful, but the Governor won't listen, and she just sort of...
takes it. I want to see her stand up to him, to get loud and in his
face and be like 'look, ass, I'm better than that and I'm not going
to keep letting you put me in the back!'
I did like how they only had her see
Oscar so she had no way of knowing it was her old group she was
WTH, Oscar gets shot? Oh wait, that's
right, a new black guy was sneaking into the back of the prison....
/eyeroll I didn't see an Asian, so maybe Glen is still safe. But
now there are two black woman, so one will have to go, according to
Carl certainly has bigger balls than I
do. Even when someone screaming, I don't think I would ever be able
to go down into tunnels filled with zombies to see what was going on.
I LOVED the scene with Michonne
fighting the Governor, the zombie heads chomping away, her taking out
his eye. Awesome.
In the final scene, I kept waiting for
Andrea to run out there, to step in somehow, and again she simply
remained silent. Bah.
But the mid-season finale did lead up
for a great return. I enjoyed this episode more than last week's,
but I wasn't as in love with it as I was hoping to be. Now we wait
for 2 months to see how things pan out....
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