Posts with the tag "Rick Grimes"
Explosions, suicide by explosion, and maddening pre-explosion whispers in the excellent season finale for AMC’s The Walking Dead, “TS-19”
Scientists have proven that massive explosions are by far the greatest way to end anything, especially pie-eating contests, but also the premiere seasons of zombie TV shows.
Last night’s season finale of The Walking Dead not only took this lesson to heart — ending with a thoroughly satisfying and god-damn big fireball — but also included enough character drama and plot revelations to keep you enthralled throughout.
It was the episode with the fewest zombie kills and the fewest zombies. Not surprisingly, it was the best episode to date.
Better to apologize to an animated corpse than to a regular corpse, and other lessons from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Wildfire”
Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead began slow, moved fitfully — with all the eschewing of common sense we’ve come to expect — and ended with a bang (bangs, actually, on a door).
We tally up the points below. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
Janitors, male nurses, and old people are the most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse, and other revelations in last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Vatos”
On last night’s The Walking Dead, the show took a sharp turn from the mediocrity of the past two episodes, ending with a bloody human zombie massacre that brought the series back to the excitement of the premier.
We dissect the positives and negatives below, where once again we tabulate the series’ progress with Romero Points (see explanation below).
Here goes. Hold on to your zombie-gut shirts:
For this week I’m eschewing the straight recap I’ve done earlier for “Romero Points,” a system that awards or takes away points certain scenes in the episode. A positive score is the degree to which George Romero would approve, and a negative score indicates the number of times he would roll over in his grave, if he had one, because he’s very much alive and also who knows whether or not he even plans to be cremated, or if there would be room in his grave to roll, or even if he will ever die (note: this not the real George Romero’s opinion, because I have no idea what he thinks. Rather, it is the one who lives in my head and tells me every night that I’m the “best little zombie fan ever”).
Here we go:
In last night’s The Walking Dead, we learned that zombies are color blind and that we shouldn’t judge a man by his zombie gut-soaked shirt.
The first episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead begins with sherriff’s deputy Rick Grimes blowing out the brains of a zombie girl.
The rest — the background of the scene, the abandoned cars the rotting corpses — is left begging for answers, which come slowly.
It’s a cynical hook-the-viewer-as-fast-as-possible intro that has little to do with the rest of the episode, and it’s hardly necessary given the buzz the series has received. But, who cares? Exploding zombie heads are fun. And the rest of the show was hardly disappointing. I can forgive it a cynical introduction.
Read our spoiler-laden episode recap below.