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The Walking Dead ep 1.04 “Vatos”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by xymarla

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Episode 1.04 “Vatos” Airdate 11.21.10

Directed by Johan Renck, Written by Robert Kirkman

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You can read my write-up over at Badass Digest! It’s in response to Devin’s post, which you can find here. Hope you enjoy it!

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The Walking Dead ep 1.03 “Tell it to the Frogs”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by xymarla

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Episode 1.03 “Tell it to the Frogs” Airdate: 11.14.10

Directed by: Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Written by: Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee and  Jack LoGiudice

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You can read my write-up over at Badass Digest! It’s in response to Devin’s post and Henri’s post. Do me a solid and check it out!

Review of The Walking Dead episode 1.02 “Guts”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by xymarla

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Episode 1.02 “Guts” Airdate 11.5.10

Directed by Michelle Maxwell McLaren, Written by Frank Darabont 

Previously, on The Walking Dead: the pilot episode, “Days Gone Bye,” reviewed here.

The Walking Dead‘s second episode of the 6-episode season is titled “Guts,” and let me tell you, on that score, the ep does not disappoint. As far as gore, kick-ass action and a few moments of breath-holding suspense, “Guts” is a perfect episode. However, as I said last week, The Walking Dead is *supposed* to be about believable characters making relatable decisions. While I understand and appreciate Darabont’s choice to introduce new characters who aren’t in the comic book to the universe, homeboy’s going to have to try a little harder than Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) and T-Dog (IronE Singleton).

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Allow me to repeat: new characters MERLE DIXON and T-DOG are in this supposedly racially charged episode. ughh. Continue reading

Walking Dead pilot

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by xymarla

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Hey there zombs! Sorry I missed yesterday’s News Day Tuesday—I have been struck by THE PLAGUE (or possibly the common cold) and I have felt far too puny to be my usual chipper blogging self. I promise to make next Tuesday extra-newsy for you!

Who watched The Walking Dead pilot live Halloween night? How exciting was that?! We had a small spooky party and a group of 10-or-so people cozied up in my tiny living room to watch the mayhem unspool—commericals and all!—on my big, pretty TV. And jeezy chreezy, am I glad I have such a nice HD television, because The Walking Dead is, if nothing else, GORE-geous. The stark lighting and bleak landscapes make stunning supplements to the not-insignificant blood splatter.

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Just PRETTY, you know? (pretty scary!) I’ve been waiting breathlessly for this show to premiere since it was first announced. Robert Kirkman’s comic is elegantly told, structured around the depths to which society can plunge when, well, there is no more society. The Walking Dead is not a horror comic, although there are certainly horrific elements in spades. Rather, Walking Dead strives to tell a sprawling character-driven epic, delving into how such havoc and devastation can deeply change a person. Even a good, strong, God-fearing person. Sometimes ESPECIALLY that person. The Walking Dead is a marathon, not a sprint, and Frank Darabont’s adaptation gives every sign of being in it for the long haul. The 90-minute pilot ends approximately 40 pages into the first issue of the so-far 13 volume series. There is a LOT of story left to tell, and after watching the pilot, I am convinced that Darabont is the man to do it. Continue reading