The Walking Dead Episode Review:”Head’s Up”

WARNING: This reviews contains MAJOR spoilers for tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead! If you have not yet watched the episode don’t scroll past the picture!

The Walking Dead

Season 6 | Episode 7 | Aired: November 22, 2015

GLENN’S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There aren’t enough exclamations in the world to let you know how excited I am so I’m just going to have to try and convey it with words. I’m a writer, it should be easy. You can’t tell, but I’m laughing so hard I’m crying at that thought.

So. Many. Things. Happened! I realize I’ve basically said this every week, but wholly molly this season has been absolutely insane! And we’re already almost half way through! I’m both incredibly excited and sad cause I want to see it, but I don’t want it to end. However, we’re not there yet, so let’s focus on everything that happened in “Head’s Up”.

Last week we started with the Anderson family so how about starting with the Monroe family this time. Well, we didn’t actually see Deanna much, but when we did it actually seemed pretty significant. Maybe not at first, given everything else that was happening at the time, but thinking about it now, her moments were pretty important.

The first was when she gave Rick the plans she had drawn up for Alexandria. The second time we saw was when she thanked Rick for saving Spencer and made a point about how Rick chose to save him. Why are these important? Because it shows that Deanna can still lead Alexandria.

She has the ability and the humanity to keep the place running, but she needs Rick to help keep the place standing. We all know it, now if only they would realize it.

I mentioned she thanked Rick for saving Spencer. Why did Rick save Spencer? Why did Spencer need saving? Because he’s an idiot, that’s why! (I’m kidding, sort of, I love Austin Nichols).

Spencer decided to try and climb across to another building so he could reach a car and try to distract the walkers and get them away from the walls. This, of course, didn’t work and instead he turned himself into swinging walker bait and needed Rick, Morgan, and Tobin to help pull him to safety while Tara went all badass Lara Croft on the walkers.


This was probably one of the funniest moments just because Rick yells at Tara, but, because she’s incredibly sassy and amazing, Tara flips him off and just has the absolute best expression when she does it.

Alright, speaking of stupid decisions because that seemed to be a bit of theme tonight. Morgan. Oh Morgan. He just makes so many bad choices. He may be all zen like Yoda, but that’s basically where the resemblance stops cause the wisdom doesn’t really seem to be there a lot of the time.

Rick, Michonne, and the others know Morgan let some of the Wolves escape (round of applause for Carol who just DGAF) and they know it was the same Wolves who tried to kill Rick. Slow clap for Morgan for bad decision number one.

What nobody knows (Yet. Again, applause for Carol) is that Morgan is still holding one of the Wolves in one of the empty houses. He enlists Denise’s help because the Wolf is injured and Carol follows them sneakily to the house like she’s in Mission Impossible and ends up confronting Morgan.

Well, I definitely don’t see this ending well and I will be so angry and so upset if anything happens to the Queen of the Zombie Apocalypse. Leave Carol alone!

Carol also had a moment with Sam (who is still staying upstairs) tonight when she dropped Judith off with Jessie. Sam asked her if they were like the people who had attacked them. If killing someone is what turned you into a monster. Carol’s answer? Killing is what stops you from becoming a monster.


This seemed so significant to me! Maybe I just read too much into things and I think Carol and Sam are adorable together, but who knows! Sam’s a kid and has been sheltered inside Alexandria so he doesn’t see monsters the same way Carol does.

Carol’s been outside the walls, she knows walkers are the monsters and people are just people. Were the Wolves monsters? Yes. But they were still just people. Carol kills to survive and so those around her can survive and so they don’t become monsters. I have a feeling this isn’t the end of this conversation as Sam still needs to come downstairs eventually.

Alright, should we keep going with the Anderson family here? Didn’t see much of Jessie, saw a little bit of Sam, spent quite a bit of time with Ron tonight. I had hoped this kid was turning over a new leaf, even if he did still seem a little shady and oh what do you know? He’s more than just a little shady, Ron has more shade than Horatio Cane at the start of a CSI: Miami episode.

Rick and Carl were starting to teach Ron to shoot. Just the basic stuff at first. How to aim, get the feel of a gun, beginner stuff. Well, beginner for someone they don’t trust. Carl was ten, stole a gun, and they still gave him real bullets to learn with, but Ron? Personally, I wouldn’t give that kid a picture of a gun. But hey, like I said, bad decisions all around tonight.

Ron ends up stealing bullets for his gun and by the end of the episode we see him pulling out his gun while following Carl. This all happens right before The Herd breaks down the wall (hang on, I’m getting to it). Now, I’m thinking this is going to lead to something huge that happens in the comics.

Spoiler alert now if you haven’t read them and don’t want to know.

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Carl loses his eye. After The Herd overruns Alexandria, Douglas (now Deanna) is shooting walkers and accidentally hits Carl in the face, causing him to lose one of his eyes. Obviously, there are many differences between the comics and the show, but I’m wondering if they’ll keep the eye-loss storyline, but change who shoots him.

It would make sense why there’s been so much animosity between Ron and Carl so far and now with Ron stealing the bullets it seems like this is going to be the case, but we’ll just have to wait and see. I hate to say it, but Carl can lose his eye, that’s fine. So long as they don’t kill him! Carl needs to live, who else is going to carry Judith around?

What should we talk about now? Hmmmm. I know what you’re all waiting for and I’m getting to it, I promise! Save the best for last, right?

Probably one of the biggest things to happen last night happened in the last ten seconds of the episode. One of the towers just outside the walls collapsed, bringing a large section of the wall down with it and allowing the walkers to get inside.

I have been waiting for this moment. I know it happens in the comics and I know lots of people die and lots of horrible things happen and of course they would leave it to the mid-season finale and I can’t take it! There are some people who, if they were to get eaten by walkers, I wouldn’t be too bothered, but there are others who just aren’t allowed to die!

And like, the Wolves already killed most of the Alexandrians who we didn’t really care about so now who’s left? Team Family and Alexandrians who, even if we don’t care about them, have names and faces we’re familiar with! Some of them are even starting to feel like a part of Team Family and I don’t want them to die.

This show tortures me and yet I keep coming back.

And we’ve all been tortured for several weeks now haven’t we? Yes, this is it, the moment we were all waiting and hoping for. GLENN LIVES!

This is Glenn right now:

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And this is all of us:

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Seriously, these past several weeks have been torture waiting and wondering and hoping beyond hope that he’s alive. And he is! When him and Nicholas fell off the dumpster I cried harder than I thought was possible and then he lived and I cried again, but this time it was cause I was happy.

There were many theories going on about how he could live and many people were right! The blood and guts we saw the walkers chowing down on belonged to Nicholas. Glenn managed to slip under the dumpster and hide there until they left in search of new food at which point Glenn left his hiding spot only to be found by Enid.

They make their way back to Alexandria together even though Enid is reluctant to go. I can’t really blame her, she did see her parents eaten by walkers right in front of her, it’s not all that surprising that she doesn’t want to stay in one place too long and get attached to people anymore.

Glenn Lives

Nonetheless, they go back to Alexandria, Glenn uses his best parental voice on Enid to get her to listen, and they discover the herd outside the walls. While Enid is all prepared to pack it in and leave again, Glenn refuses and they use the green balloons that had been blown up as part of the walker relocation plan to send a signal to Alexandria.

Turns out the green balloons were being used to mark the safe zone where everyone was going to meet after the plan was done. I didn’t know this until Talking Dead came on and thought that was pretty cool.


What I didn’t think was cool was that they once again made me an emotional wreck during this episode when Maggie sees the balloons and immediately goes running. I was crying cause I was happy and I was excited and she looked so happy and excited and that made me cry more cause she thought he was dead and she’s pregnant and there are too many emotions that come with watching this show!

It still doesn’t explain one thing though. Whose voice was that on the walkie at the end of last week’s episode? It seems more likely now that it was someone back in Alexandria calling for help now The Herd is inside.

Next week looks intense! It’s the mid-season finale (already?!), The Herd is inside the walls, and hopefully Team Family will all be reunited (alive!). I have so many questions and so many thoughts, but they’re just going to have to wait until next week.

What did you think of “Head’s Up”? What’s going to happen next week?

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The Walking Dead Episode Review: “Now”

The Walking Dead

Season 6 | Episode 5 | Aired: November 8, 2015

I loved this episode! We were back in Alexandria, it was gross, and we saw a lot of development for a lot of the characters. I don’t even know where to start!

Alright, we have to start somewhere so lets start with Jessie! Everyone knows I’ve never been Jessie’s biggest fan, but these past few episodes… She’s becoming a serious badass and I love it so much.

Alexandra Breckenridge was amazing this episode and portrayed every emotion perfectly from Jessie’s attempt to get Sam to come upstairs to killing Walker Betsy, every emotion was clear and heartbreaking and she just did such a wonderful job.

I’m going to continue with the Anderson family for a moment because Ron and Sam and really on opposite ends of how they’re dealing with things.

Ron is still pretty angry about everything, but we saw him offering to help Rick out and ‘looking out for’ Carl. I still only trust Ron as far as I can throw him and really don’t know what to think about his sudden helpfulness, but I think we can assume for now that he has an ulterior motive.

Ron and Rick

As for Sam, poor Sam. I just felt so bad for him! While Ron is dealing with everything that happened by getting angry, Sam’s too terrified to even go downstairs in his own house. Why? Because he knows what happened down there, but if he stays upstairs he’s safe because nothing changed upstairs.

I just wanted to give him a hug and tell him everything would be okay. He looked so sad!

You know who else looked sad? Aaron. Oh my gosh I wanted to give him a hug too. He feels so much guilt over the Wolves finding them and he desperately tries to make up for it by helping Maggie when she wants to go and look for Glenn.

Seeing Maggie and Aaron individually makes me incredibly sad right now so seeing them together basically just had me wanting to cry for every one of their scenes. But oh man, Lauren Cohen.

This cast does an amazing job every week, but there are always a couple members of the cast who seem to stand out the most in each episode and Lauren Cohen did a phenomenal job in “Now”.

At the moment we know about as much as she does in regards to Glenn. Some think he’s dead, some think he’s alive, we just don’t know and neither does she which is really what’s killing her. All she wants is to know if he’s alive or dead because then she can deal with it and move forward, but she can’t handle not knowing. Especially because (MAJOR SPOILERS) she’s pregnant.


I haven’t gotten that far in the comics yet, but I think many people, even those who haven’t read the comics were thinking that’s what would happen. And it did. Maggie is pregnant, we don’t know what’s going on with Glenn, but on the plus side, Aaron got Maggie to laugh a little when he suggested she name the baby Aaron/Erin.

Seriously, his friendship with Team Family is adorable and I love it.

Aaron or Erin

Alright, what else should we talk about? Deanna! She was pretty badass last week when she killed that walker. I mean sure, after that she seemed to be losing her mind and I’m a little worried she’s going to get more people killed, but hey, she’s trying.

Someone who I thought was trying, but maybe not so much was Spencer. He seemed to be trying to hold Alexandria together and do what his mother couldn’t right then because she was still processing everything. Then he stole some food and alcohol from Alexandria’s storage and got drunk.

*Slow clap for Spencer*

Seriously dude? You didn’t remember to close the gate last season while you were sober, should you really be drinking?

He’s also a mean drunk (everyone in Alexandria is a mean drunk, why do they still have alcohol there?) and he had it out with Deanna, blaming her for everything that had happened to them.

Spencer and Deanna

At the end of the episode he’s up in the watch tower and as Deanna (who is slowly losing her mind) walks past it we see blood on the wall. Now, a lot of people thought it might be oozing through from the walkers on the other side, but I’m more wondering if Spencer did something stupid while he was up in that tower.

He was looking down on the walkers like he wanted to throw himself over the wall so I’m really curious to see what happened there.

Something quite pivotal happened last week which was Deanna handing over the figurative keys of Alexandria to Rick. Rick says they still need Deanna to lead, but she disagrees and says the people need him. If they would work together to lead the town then it would be perfect. Alone I’m not sure either of them are stable enough to lead anything.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens now the Ricktatorship has officially begun.

Something else major and adorable happened last week! Tara and Denise kissed! Yes, I was so excited hence the exclamation marks!

Tara and Eugene

When we first met Denise I was kind of like, ‘meh’ and I was just desperately hoping they didn’t hook her up with Eugene (sorry Eugene), but having her with Tara is adorable and wonderful and their moments in this episode were so cute. I can’t wait to see where these two go next and what the writers have in store for them (please don’t kill them).

There was another kiss last week, but before I get to that I want to talk about the domestic between the two kids of those people who kissed.

Carl and Ron finally got into an actual physical fight last week. I say finally because with everything that’s happened so far it was kind of building to that, but I’m not going to lie, it was kind of a pathetic fight.

I didn’t expect much from Ron since he’s been living inside the walls and I doubt gotten into too many fistfights with the other teens in Alexandria. But Carl’s supposed to be a tough guy, taking down walkers and people since he was ten.

Ron and Carl fight

They literally just slapped each other a couple times. Like, they shoved each other and waved their arms at each other and that was it. Come on boys! Your dads went through a window when they fought, at least mess up each other’s hair or something.

Ah well, maybe we’ll see that next when the boys find out their parents kissed. Yes, it happened. The Rick/Jessie kiss that some people were excitedly waiting for and others were dreading.

I am warming up to Jessie. She’s starting to become more badass and we’re sort of seeing a similar character progression like what we saw in Carol once Ed was out of the picture. But I’m still not a fan of her and Rick together. I’m sorry, don’t attack me, but I just can’t see it. I don’t ship it guys, not yet. Maybe I’ll be convinced as the series goes on, but not right now.

Rick and Jessie

However, I do have to applaud Alexandra Breckridge who said on Talking Dead she was a little worried about the kiss because she knows how the fans of the show are when it comes to Rick being with basically any female.

She really doesn’t need to worry though. I’d say majority of the fandom may not like the character, but we usually love the actor/actress who plays them. Lori for example. Couldn’t stand Lori, think Sarah Wayne Callies is awesome and seen a bunch of her other stuff just cause she’s in it.

This really was such a great episode. So much stuff happened, so much character progression and insanity and oh my gosh I can’t wait to see what happens tonight!

We’re going to find out what happens to Abraham and Sasha and it looks like there will be a lot of Daryl in this episode so I’m very excited.

Let me know what you thought of “Now” and give me your predictions for tonight!

Did you like the Jessie/Rick kiss? How about Tara/Denise?

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The Walking Dead Episode Review: “Thank You”

I would like to start by saying that I am very much not okay.

I must also say that this review is going to contain some MAJOR spoilers and if you haven’t watched the episode yet do not scroll past this picture.

The Walking Dead

Season 6 | Episode 3 | Aired: October 25, 2015

In this episode we saw the group who had been leading the walker herd away are attempting to make it back to Alexandria. While Abraham, Sasha, and Daryl are still leading the first half of the herd away, Rick, Michonne, Glenn, and a bunch of the Alexandrians are trying to beat the other half back to Alexandria to try and find a way to head them off.

This episode was so insanely intense!

At first it seemed like they were just going to be killing off all the useless Alexandrians. Seriously, it’s not that I want to see people die on this show, but when it comes down to it being between Team Family and the Alexandrians, yeah the Alexandrians can go.

But the writers were seriously ruthless this episode! One Alexandrian after the next was just slaughtered this episode by walkers. But really though, it is kind of their own doing.

I mean, two episodes ago Rick heard walkers coming when he was standing on the road and the walkers were like five feet in the forest. The Alexandrians don’t notice the walkers are there until they’ve already been bit! Come on guys, get it together.

I’m going to be totally honest and say that there were a few times (like when Michonne and the others were trying to escape the pet store) where I was like, “Okay, one guy’s already been bit and two of these people can barely walk. Let’s throw them to the herd so the walkers are distracted and then Michonne and Heath could make a break for it.”

There was also a moment where one guy, Sturgess, (probably not how you spell his name, but he was the one in the funny hat) runs off after they were attacked by walkers. Well alright then, who needs him? I just have no patience for people who run on this show anymore.

Someone who did a lot of running this episode was Rick. I felt so bad for Andrew Lincoln! It must have been torture to run in the Georgia heat for take after take so I hope he knows that we, the fans, appreciated it because the whole sequence looked amazing.

Rick Running

There are two Rick moments in this episode that really stand out. The first is when Rick cuts his hand. This could mean nothing. Everyone’s already infected with the virus so getting walker blood in a cut might not mean anything. Or it might mean everything!

I haven’t finished all the comics yet, but I have read quite a few and for anyone who may not know this Rick actually loses his hand at one point. I read somewhere that they had plans to do this right at the start in season one/season two, but they didn’t have enough money for it because obviously they would need a green screen glove and special effects which is why it ended up being Merle who lost his hand.

Now The Walking Dead is obviously much bigger and they would have the funding to cut off Rick’s hand. I am definitely interested to see if this ends up being what happens and where the writers decide to take this.

The other Rick moment is right at the end when the RV won’t start. He’s just had an encounter with some of The Wolves (the same ones Morgan let go!) and he sees that one of them had a jar of baby food in their pocket. Rick realizes The Wolves were in Alexandria.

Rick Defeated

These people were in Alexandria, he’s got the herd coming down on his from side, and the freakin’ RV won’t start! And Rick just looks… done. There’s no look of, he’s got to get back and stop the herd, it’s more of, “There were already people there, I couldn’t stop it, what happened to Carl and Judith and the rest of his family?”

I have no idea how Rick is going to get out of that RV, but he’s Rick so I’m sure he’ll come up with a way. This moment was sort of reminiscent to the very first episode when Rick was trapped in the tank and I loved this little throwback. It made me more sad than anything though because another throwback moment they had was when Glenn called Rick dumbass over the walkie talkie. Also something that happened back in episode one.

But I’m not going to talk about that yet! I’m not ready and there was so much other stuff that happened! Well, two other things.

Daryl left Sasha and Abraham to lead the herd on their own so he could try and get back to Alexandria to help the others. While he does return to them eventually, I spent a good portion of this episode terrified that this would be the one where Daryl gets kidnapped. Remember in the preview for this season? We see him tied up and I thought for sure, “Well, he’s gone off on his now and everything else is going wrong so why not?”


But that didn’t happen! I’m so glad, but I just know that we won’t be able to settle down anytime soon. It’s coming and I’m not ready for it.

There was a moment this episode where I thought for sure we were going to lose Michonne. Thankfully, she survived and made it back to Alexandria, but oh my gosh the amount of stress I felt in that moment! I was not prepared!

They are NOT allowed to kill Michonne. She’s so badass all the time, but this episode especially she brought it and she set the record straight with the Alexandrians all while kicking walker ass. She’s not allowed to die because we still have so much more we need to see from her.

Alright. I guess this is it. The moment none of us were waiting for and the moment none of us are certain of what actually happened.

Thank You

Glenn and Nicholas were trapped by the herd and rather than let the walkers get him he decided to ‘opt out’ (ah, another throwback to season one). He shoots himself in the head after thanking Glenn, but when he falls he knocks Glenn down too, right into the herd of walkers.



My dog actually came up to me and was pawing at me and whining because she didn’t know why I was crying and yelling at the TV.

First of all, really Nicholas?! Really? Glenn gave him so many chances and I think we all knew that was a mistake, but that’s just the kind of guy Glenn was. While on one hand, that’s super admirable and great, it ended up being what got him killed.

Glenn Falls

Or was it?

It seems physically impossible for Glenn to not have died. The camera zoomed in on his face and we saw guts and innards being ripped out. But Nicholas did fall on top of him so maybe…

Hear me out for a second.

Glenn was not directly mentioned in the Talking Dead memoriam and Greg Nicotero said that Glenn’s storyline still needed to be finished and would be in ‘some way’. Yes, it seems likely that Glenn didn’t make it out of that. But! But, now think about this.

There were a lot of throwbacks to the first season, particularly those first couple episodes with Rick and Glenn. And what’s something that Rick and Glenn did in episode two? Covered themselves in walker guts to blend in with the walkers.

I know it doesn’t see possible, but I’m holding out hope until the writers and producers confirm otherwise! As far as I’m concerned, Glenn couldn’t covered himself in blood and guts and crawled under the dumpster to hide until something drew the walkers away. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

This whole episode was a rollercoaster and I am a complete emotional mess after watching it. The episode was titled “Thank You” obviously to tie in to Nicholas’s line, but I really don’t feel like thanking anybody on this show right now.

Mushu Understands

Stop tearing Team Family apart! Stop killing off the originals! There’s only four (five) now: Rick, Daryl, Carol, and Carl (and Glenn). They have to survive. They’re on the NO KILL list.

If Glenn did die I’m at least glad that it wasn’t Nicholas directly who killed him. Glenn went down fighting cause he’s a badass and he stayed true to his character all the way in which he didn’t just ditch Nicholas and save himself (though I wish he would have).

And I would just like to give Steven Yeun a huge round of applause. Like, seriously, he has played Glenn (and hopefully will continue to play him) for six years now. We love him, he’s amazing and wonderful and has really made Glenn one of the best and most interesting characters in the whole show.

I just… I can’t. I can’t. I don’t know what to say anymore. I’m glad I’m not Chris Hardwick and that you guys don’t come on here to find comfort after the episode is on.

You go to him right after the episode airs and then you can come here to read my rage and share your own rage. Which is exactly what you should do!

Let me know what you thought of the episode down below! Share your rage and tears and your own theories on how Glenn survived!

Make sure you check out the preview for next week’s 90-minute episode!

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Fear The Walking Dead Season One Finale: “The Good Man”

Fear the Walking Dead

Season 1 | Episode 6 | Aired: October 4, 2015

Wow, this took way too long to post. The season finale of Fear The Walking Dead aired almost three weeks ago now and you know what? It was pretty good. Like, it actually had action and walkers and crazy stuff going on. I wasn’t bored out of my mind and now I’m actually kind of excited for season two.

So many craziness happened! The group knows about the military’s plan to abandon the people and make their own plan to evacuate the neighborhood and rescue their missing family members. However, this plan will not be completed easily.

Ofelia gets shot, Alicia and Chris are attacked, Travis unleashes his brutality, and Liza is bitten. No one escaped unscathed during this season finale.

Chris attacked

This really was a great episode. Anyone who read my other reviews knows I was starting to lose interest in the show during the past few episodes, but this one brought me back and really solidified season two being a good idea.

We’re really starting to see the brutality of the world now. The past few weeks on the show the characters have been safe inside their homes with the military protecting them. Now the military’s gone and they’re on their own, they’ve experienced what both walkers and people can do and now it’s really about survival.

That’s something I really liked about this episode because while we’ve known all along that it’s all about survival, all the characters finally seemed to realize it. They now know they have to do whatever they can to survive and that the rules of the old world don’t apply anymore.

By the end of the episode it seems like things are going to be alright. Strand (the man who made a deal with Nick in episode five) helped the group to escape to his house and tells Nick of his plan to take his boat out to sea. For a moment it seems like the group will be able to go with him and that they’ll be fine, but then the hammer comes down.

Liza was bit. As they were trying to escape the compound where Nick was being held, Liza was bit by one of the walkers released by Daniel as a distraction so they could get in the building. Travis ends up being the one to kill her and the episode ends with the others hearing the gunshot as Madison tries to comfort him.

Madison and Travis

I think we all knew someone was going to die. There was no way we were going to have a season finale of anything Walking Dead related and not see a character die. They really teased the deaths of a lot of characters in this episode whether it was Ofelia getting shot or Chris and Alicia being attacked, but in the end it was Liza.

I think this death is definitely going to have a huge affect on the characters next season. We might see Travis becoming sort of like Rick now he’s really been faced with the brutality of the world and I think we’ll see Travis and Chris’s relationship becoming even more strained.

This was actually a really great episode. The cast did an amazing job and the intensity was right up there. I don’t know if I’ll review season two, but I do know that I’m excited to watch it now. I can’t wait to see where the characters end up and what the zombie apocalypse would be like on a boat!

Let me know what you thought of the Fear The Walking Dead season finale!

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The Walking Dead Episode Review: “JSS”

The Walking Dead

Season 6 | Episode 2 | Aired: October 18, 2015

So I did a countdown leading up the season premier of my top ten favorite episodes of The Walking Dead. After watching this episode I definitely need to reevaluate that list cause this episode was amazing! Seriously, definitely one of my favorites.

Kevin Smith described it on Talking Dead as “receiving oral that won’t stop.”

After last week’s episode that I thought was amazing (though apparently a lot of people didn’t?) I thought for sure this episode was going to feature the herd hitting Alexandria. Nope, not at all, we didn’t see the herd, we didn’t even see Rick and the others at all!

Instead we saw The Wolves attacking Alexandria and holy geez they were not holding back. I think I said that last week too, but I didn’t know the meaning of not holding back until there were people hacking each other up in the streets of Alexandria.

This episode starts off with us getting to see Enid’s journey to Alexandria which I thought was amazing and so mesmerizing.


From there we return to the group in Alexandria and this episode follows what they were doing while the others were leading the herd away. They were kicking ass is what they were doing, Carol especially.

So many Alexandrians died and so many wolves died. It’s funny because they said it on Talking Dead and I didn’t realize it until they did, but no one that we really cared about died this episode. There was a massive slaughter, but it wasn’t any members of the group and it wasn’t any of the Alexandrians we’ve gotten to know which was strange and yet refreshing.

We also see what the horn was at the end of the last episode (it wasn’t Ron and while it was technically The Wolves, they didn’t do it on purpose). The episode ends with The Wolves either dead or run out of Alexandria and it seems like the worst is over, but I think we all know it’s not, right? That herd is going somewhere and somewhere is Alexandria.

I loved this episode! It was so well done and all the actors were amazing!

Melissa McBride! Oh my gosh where do I even start? I bow down to her! The character progression Carol has gone through in this series is phenomenal and she is absolutely one of, if not the most, badass characters on this show.

Badass Carol

She was just taking Wolves down left, right, and centre. It needed to be done, she knew that, she got it done. But I think one of the most significant moments was right at the end of the episode where she’s holding the cigarettes and sees Sam’s A stamp on the porch of the house and she starts to breakdown.

She does what she needs to in order to survive, but that doesn’t mean she likes it and it doesn’t mean she wants to do it. Melissa McBride has done an amazing job in every episode since the first season, this episode especially I want to give her a standing ovation. Or at the very least all the awards because she seriously deserves them.


I also need to give huge applause to Katelyn Nacon (Enid), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Major Dodson (Sam), and Austin Abrams (Ron). There are so many great kid/teen actors out there, but to get four who are this good in the same show, and especially a show like The Walking Dead is truly amazing. They all did a great job in their roles tonight and I can’t wait to see what happens.

Where did Enid go? Will Carl just survive somehow? Is Sam still locked in his closet? And what will Ron do now he’s seen his mom kill someone? So many questions and I desperately we hope we get these answers next week!

I love Enid’s character! We saw little bits of her last season and she was kind of weird, but she was such a pinnacle this episode. We saw how she got to Alexandria and we saw her bonding a bit with Carl as she helped him protect Judith, and then she basically had one of the best lines on the show and she never even said it out loud once.

just survive somehow

“Just Survive Somehow”. JSS. This is amazing and something that will definitely stick with the characters and the viewers I think for the rest of the season and maybe even outside the show.

One character I’m still really torn on is Morgan. I want to like him, sometimes I do like him, but when he let The Wolves leave asdfghjkl. YOU NEVER LET THEM LEAVE! I know he wasn’t there for Terminus, but we were! We all know this was a bad idea! He let The Wolves live once before and they returned! One of them tried to kill him! Come on Morgan, I’m desperately trying to like you dude.

A character who’s actually starting to grow on me (surprisingly) is Jessie. I’m still not a fan of the Jessie/Rick relationship that might happen, but Jessie as her own badass character is definitely something I can get on board with.

Badass Jessie

She went absolutely nuts on the woman who came into her house and it was simultaneously terrifying and amazing. Terrifying because she killed her and was not holding back, but amazing because now we’re seeing what Jessie capable of when she needs to be and this opens up so many more doors for this character.

Also, like I mentioned above, Ron saw this all happen. Sam was locked in his closet, but Ron saw the whole thing so I’m really curious to see if this is what will finally make him realize that everything Rick is saying is true and that Rick isn’t the bad guy.

We’re also seeing this in Eugene! Eugene spent quite a lot of time helping Tara, Eric, and Alexandria’s new doctor, Denise, try and save one of the women The Wolves attacked. He actually played a pretty key part when he told Denise that she doesn’t want to be a coward. This was significant for him because he was owning that part of himself and I’m interested to see if we’ll see him slowly start to gather more courage like last season with Tara or what’s going to happen.

Something I don’t really want to see happen is a Eugene/Denise romance. They talked about it on Talking Dead and Paul Bettany said if they had kids their kids would be the most nervous children ever which is not good growing up in the zombie apocalypse. Yes. Just yes.

There were two characters this episode I felt really bad for and that’s Deanna and Aaron. Deanna finally saw what Rick was talking about. She understands now that if people or walkers want to get in they will find a way and unfortunately she realized that after a bunch of her people had been slaughtered.

I feel like we’re going to see a lot of Aaron blaming himself next episode, especially if what I think is coming actually does happen. I haven’t read all the comics yet, but I know what happens. I’m not going to say anything because I am firmly against spoilers, but oh my gosh it had better not happen!


But yes, Aaron discovers his bag on one of the dead Wolves. The same bag he lost back in the season five finale when he and Daryl got trapped in the van. The same bag that had all his photos of Alexandria in it. Oh no, oh Aaron, I just want to give him a hug.

Technically… what happened is his fault because he’s the one who took the pictures and then lost them, but he’s so adorable and he looked so sad and I just can’t be mad at him for it. That is definitely going to have some major repercussions though.

This week was insane! Completely, absolutely insane! So much happened and we’re only on episode two! Oh my god I can’t wait for the rest of this season.

Next week looks crazy and of course we’ll get to see the rest of the group returning to Alexandria and we’ll get to see what happens with the herd. Will they get them back on track or will the herd hit and the now dilapidated Safe Zone? I think we all know the answer to that.

Let me know what you thought about tonight’s episode! What was your favorite part? What did you think of Carol taking on The Wolves?

Check out the preview for next week below!

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Also, I would like to say thank you to Major Dodson for tweeting me. Apparently he saw my post during my Walking Dead episode countdown and tweeted at me about it. As The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows and he plays such a great character I was pretty much jumping up and down because I was so excited and it completely made my day.


The Walking Dead Season Six Premier: “First Time Again”

The Walking Dead
Run: October 31st, 2010-Present
Prod. Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Robert Kirkman, Charles H. Eglee, Glen Mazzara, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse
Genre: Serial Drama, Horror
Based on: The Walking Dead Comics, Robert Kirkman
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Alexandra Breakenridge, Ross Marquand, Austin Nichols, Tovah Feldshuh

Season 6 | Episode 1 | Aired: October 11

The Walking Dead is back!!!! Oh my gosh that was a fantastic episode. Every time I think the cast and crew have done the best they possibly could with this show they go and outdo themselves.

This episode follows two storylines. The first, shown in black and white, takes place directly after the season five finale. It follows the characters as they struggle to accept what has happened and what needs to happen now. We see some conflict in these moments between Rick and Daryl and also between Rick and Morgan (though this does occur all throughout the episode in both timelines).

The second storyline takes place shortly after (maybe a few days, a week, I don’t think it’s really specified) and follows Rick’s group and the Alexandrians as they try to work together to stop the largest herd of walkers that’s ever existed on this show.


Yes, this episode was insane! There was a lot of butting heads, a lot of sneaking around, and a lot of zombies.

Rick was butting heads with basically everybody. He had a disagreement with Daryl over whether or not they should still recruit people, him and Morgan weren’t seeing eye to eye on much, and Rick and Carter went to head to head, or rather, gun to head.

Gun to Head

I’m not too crazy about Morgan right now. It’s weird cause I wasn’t a huge fan of him, but then he started growing on me, now he’s going against Rick with everything and I’m not a huge fan again. He’s like the anti-Rick and I know Rick is basically psycho, but the guy knows how to survive so who cares? Follow Rick! If you want to survive, follow Rick!

Someone else I’m not crazy about is Jessie. Didn’t like her last season, even less of a fan this season and we’re only one episode in. Her and Ron are both still processing what happened, which I get, but come on! Jessie was all for getting rid of Pete before and then Rick actually did it and now she’s pissed at him?

She’s done a complete 180 with Rick and actually got angry with him for telling Ron how it was when the teen snuck out of Alexandria and got attacked by walkers. Like, I’m sorry Jessie, but you weren’t too concerned about where your kids were last season when you and Rick were having eye sex with each other.

So I mentioned Carter a minute ago who was played by the amazing Ethan Embry. On Talking Dead Carter was described as kind of being what Rick may have been like had he ended up in Alexandria which I can definitely see. He wanted to find another way for them to do things which, obviously, there wasn’t.

At one point he threatens to kill Rick, but is overheard by Eugene. He then threatens to kill Eugene, but is interrupted by Rick who then proceeds to threaten Carter. He doesn’t kill Carter, but from that moment on Carter’s fate is basically sealed. And yes, Carter does die.


The plan seems to be going perfectly which is how we all knew it would end horribly. As Carter is running through the forest he is grabbed by a walker which then bites him directly on the face. There is obviously no coming back from that so Rick stabs him in the neck.

Whether this is to put Carter out of his misery or just to make him shut up, it’s not totally clear. Either way, I think we’ve all seen now exactly what happens when you go against Rick Grimes.

A character who I’m liking a lot more now is Deanna. She’s accepted that Rick knows what he’s doing and is willing to follow his lead even if she doesn’t always like it. It’ll definitely be interesting to see if this continues or if she finally puts her foot down.

“First Time Again” actually had quite a few funny moments. When Eugene overhears Carter he’s basically the least slick spy there is and drops a glass and then, in his attempt to get away, crashes into a shelf. Also, when Heath says they shouldn’t be doing this (in regards to the plan) Glenn says, “I’m supposed to be delivering pizzas!” This was hilarious and I totally forgot that that’s what Glenn used to do.

There was also a moment between Michonne and Morgan that was hilarious where Morgan asked Michonne if she’d eaten one of his peanut butter protein bars back in Atlanta when Morgan was going crazy. She tells him she didn’t, we of course know that is a lie and she did eat it. I laughed so hard at this and it was amazing.


Finally, and this isn’t really an actual funny moment in the show, just something I found hilarious, and that is that Judith has changed. Obviously they have to keep changing the babies because of legal reasons and because they need the baby to be a certain size, but they don’t even try to hide it on this show.

Like, there is no attempt made to try and get a baby that looks remotely similar to the previous ones. Here are a couple Judith’s over the years, please take note of the growing and receding hair as well as her apparent aging and then de-aging.


This episode definitely did a lot character exploring of both new and old characters.

We’re seeing an interesting dynamic between Glenn and Nicholas now. Personally, if Nicholas had his face eaten like Carter, I wouldn’t really care. He’s the reason Noah’s dead, he almost killed Glenn, he played a part in Aidan’s death and the deaths of the scouts who were going on runs before the group got there.

Basically, he’s got a lot of blood on his hands and at this point I wouldn’t care if it were his own. For some reason Glenn’s keeping him around though. They made a good point again on Talking Dead that Nicholas is really lucky it was Glenn and not someone else who he threatened. If he had pulled that with Rick then Nicholas would’ve been dead by now, no hesitation.


It’ll be interesting to see what happens. There’s a lot of rumors (like always) that this may be Glenn’s last season and I’m interested to see if this is true and, if it is, if it ends up being Nicholas’s fault. Dun dun dun.

The last characters I really want to talk about are Sasha and Abraham. I’m not a fan of Sasha and last season we really saw her struggling to deal with the loss of Bob and Tyreese. However, in the season finale she, Maggie, and Father Gabriel seemed to be starting to move forward. That continued this episode.

Now it seems like Abraham is the one going off the deep end. I was a little confused as to where this was coming from at first, but it seems like seeing what happened to Reg might have pushed him over the ledge.


We see him burying Reg and toasting him and then getting drunk next to the other man’s grave. I’m sure this will be explored in further episodes, but I’m really interested to hear what you guys think of this and why you think Abraham was so strongly affected by Reg’s death.

This episode was crazy and it looks like things are only going to get crazier.

At the end of the episode things were apparently going a little too well as someone decided to set off a horn that led the giant herd of walkers completely off track and heading straight for Alexandria. The Alexandria herd is pretty iconic in the comics and something I’ve been waiting, but I definitely wasn’t expecting it so soon so I can’t wait to see what happens!

I also can’t wait to see who was honking that horn! Was it Ron? We don’t see him hiding with Jessie and Sam. Was the it the Wolves? Was it someone unknown? We’ll just have to wait and see!

I’m so excited for next week, but I also have a feeling someone’s gonna die. Someone died already and we’re only on the season premier so clearly they aren’t holding back this season.

Let me know down below what you thought of the season premier and your predictions for next week!

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Fear The Walking Dead Episode Review: “Not Fade Away”

Fear the Walking Dead

Episode four of six aired last Sunday and if the last two episodes are anything like last night’s then it’s probably a good thing there’s only six episodes.

This episode was just… kind of boring, if I’m being totally honest. The preview for next week looks like there’s going to be lots of action so I’m assuming that this week was sort of supposed to be building the suspense to a huge climax, but there was no suspense.

You have to have suspense to build up to a climax, but there was no suspense last night. There was just… quiet safety.

At the end of last week’s episode the military arrived. This week we saw that the characters were now in a “safe zone”, a fenced off area where the infected cannot get in.

Well great, they’ve now taken the ‘Walking Dead’ out of Fear The Walking Dead.

For the past three episodes I’ve really enjoyed seeing what the world was like right at the start of the apocalypse. Obviously there would’ve been measures like this taken to try and save things and it’s not going to be action and excitement all the time, but last night the most exciting thing that happened was Chris seeing a light on a hill somewhere outside the safe zone.

There was no action, no build-up, no suspense, and not really any character development. We saw a little sibling moment between Nick and Alicia which was nice, but individually there didn’t seem to be much going on. They both actually seem pretty self-destructive right now (can’t really blame them, the world is ending) with Nick stealing morphine from his sick neighbor and Alicia carving into her skin on the drawing Matt had done on her arm.

Alicia and Nick

Ofelia actually probably had the most development last night, which isn’t really saying much since we’d hardly seen or heard from her before this. We saw that she’s started a relationship with a soldier, but after the soldiers took her mother to a hospital (apparently), but wouldn’t let her father go I have a feeling the relationship may be over.

The soldiers also took Nick and Madison seemed pretty concerned about this which actually surprised me since she’s slapped him pretty good earlier. Why did she do this? Did she find out about him and the morphine? Was it just because of everything? I watched the episode twice and still didn’t get it.

I think the only other somewhat exciting thing that happened was when Chris saw a light reflecting from outside the safe zone. While not exciting at the time I’m assuming this will lead to him sneaking out of the safe zone to investigate or that’s where they’ll end up going when the safe zone inevitably falls apart.


Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot to say about this episode. There isn’t much to summarize because not much really happened. They’re safe, there you go, that’s all there is to know.

The preview for next week looks more exciting, but that’s also what I said about this week so who knows. I’m holding out hope that these last two episodes will really turn things around and be great.

I’ve had this review written since Tuesday now, but I wanted to watch the episode again before posting because I saw so many people raving about the episode and I was sitting here going, “Did I miss something?” No I didn’t, it was a good episode, but not the best. But that’s okay because there’s a new episode tomorrow night and I am very excited for this one!

What did you think of “Not Fade Away”?

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Fear the Walking Dead Episode Review: “The Dog”

Fear the Walking Dead

This was a good episode. We saw some character development, some sass, and all the characters are actually together. We also finally saw some walkers up close.

Travis, his family, and the Salazar’s are forced to flee the shop they’ve taken refuge in from the riots after the shop next door is set on fire. During their escape Griselda is injured, but the hospital has been overrun so they take her back to Travis and Madison’s house. However, Madison and the kids aren’t there.

They’d run from the house and gone next door for a gun after a walker (a former neighbour) started approaching the house. Travis is attacked by the walker when he enters the house, but thankfully is saved from being bitten when Daniel Salazar shoots the walker in the head.

Travis and both his families decide to wait until morning to leave for the desert, but Daniel Salazar decides his family will stay there despite his daughter’s protests.

Before the Manawa/Clark family can leave, the army shows up and Travis and Madison believe everything will be alright now. Daniel, on the other hand, says it’s already too late.

We know who’s right.

daniel it's too late

There was a lot of conflict between the characters last night. Can’t really blame them, it’s a pretty stressful situation. Travis just seemed to be arguing with everyone last night: Madison, Chris, Liza, and Daniel!

Madison seemed kind of fed up with Nick last night. In all fairness he was kind of being an asshat.

“I don’t need you, I need my medicine.”

Come on kid, I know you’re going through a rough time right now, but your mom literally nearly died getting those pills for you. At least throw a ‘thanks anyways’ in there. I want to slap him and hug him at the same time.

It was kind of funny though how as they’re waiting for Travis to return Madison gets out the Monopoly and they all immediately pick a game piece.


Also being an asshat last night was Daniel. All Travis, Liza, and Chris wanted was a place to wait out the riots and yet he was acting like they’d asked for a kidney! Then, when they’re running for their lives and Griselda gets hurt, who is that carries her to the truck? Travis! And yet Daniel still is just resisting being even the slightest bit polite to him.

I am enjoying this though. The way the families are so different and the way they bicker back and forth. It’s like watching real families instead of actors in a show. Couples bicker, parents get fed up with their children, not everybody gets along.

They might want to start trying though since the dead are up and walking. Oh what’s that? This guy said something that hurt your feelings? Well, did he try to eat your face? No? Then shut up, who cares, you’re still alive!

Three episodes in and I’m torn between liking the characters and wanting to slap them. Yes, they’re doing this right. Well done writers.

There was also a lot of focus on the idea of strength .vs. weakness, particularly between Travis and Daniel.

Good people are the first ones to die

After their neighbour is turned into a walker, Madison wants to kill her, but Travis talks her out of it. He says it’s not her call to make and that they don’t know for sure there isn’t going to be a cure for this ‘sickness’. Daniel sees this interaction and calls Travis weak.

I wouldn’t necessarily say Travis is weak, but more hopeful, kind of naive, and probably incredibly confused as to what the hell is happening to the world. Thankfully Madison and Liza seem to be teaming up and know that they have to do what they have to do.

Madisona and Liza

It was once again one of those moments that made you think about what you would do if you were in that situation. Would you hesitate? You’ve known this person for years and now here they are. Some people say she’s dead, but others are saying it’s just a sickness and there will be a cure. What do you do?

We already saw last night that Daniel has no issue just killing them (every time a walker gets shot now all I can hear is the girl from episode one, “kill shot bitch”). However, Travis doesn’t want to kill them. He wants to believe there may still be a way out of this.

It’s funny because I saw someone on Tumblr say how all the people watching the show who have seen The Walking Dead are now like Rick Grimes and the people in FTWD are the Alexandrians. Yup, I’d say this is a pretty good comparison.

I’d also say that people who have seen The Walking Dead know not to leave your house when the dead are walking and leave the damn door open! Like come on!

Closing the Damn Door

This was all of us, right?

It’s hard for me to feel sympathetic for them just because I’ve seen The Walking Dead so I know what happens and all I can hear is Carol’s “oh sunshine” in my head. Like, I just want to knock some sense of reality into Travis that this is how the world is now.

But for them it isn’t and that’s what I love about this show is that they don’t know what’s coming. On one hand that sucks, but on the other hand it’s so interesting to watch how each character reacts and slowly comes to realize that this is it.

Like Alicia last night who, up until this episode, had no clue what was going. She thought people were just getting a bad flu until her neighbour tried to eat her. She freaked out because she realized that her boyfriend is now also one of those things. It was heartbreaking. A+ to Alycia Debnam-Carey on her performance. This show has strong female characters and I am so happy!

Nick’s accepted it. As far as he’s concerned the world already sucked Before, the only difference now is that the dead don’t die. Madison’s struggling to accept it. She believes the people are dead, but you can tell she doesn’t want to believe it in the way she let Travis take the hammer last night.

Madison hammer

Alicia’s terrified and confused and I’m intrigued to see more of her reaction to the whole thing next week. Travis just doesn’t believe it. He’s in full denial, there will still be a cure, the government will figure it out mode. Sorry to break it to you, but no. So I’m also really interested in seeing his reaction next week and whether he starts to accept things.

We didn’t see much of Chris and Liza’s reactions to everything, but they both seem understandably freaked out. Liza almost seems defeated in the way she talked about not being able to help Griselda and Chris I think is looking at things with a typical teenage perspective in which now is the perfect opportunity for him to learn to use a gun.

Remind you of anyone?

Carl Grimes S2

The Salazar family is still kind a wild card. Daniel speaks for them all. He believes the world is doomed, the government can’t do anything to help. For Griselda it seems to be whatever her husband says is fine because he’s always looked after them before. But Ofelia isn’t so sure.

Her character right from the start was described as being very sheltered and now she’s seeing this world and doesn’t know what to do with it. I think we’ll be seeing some badass stuff her at some point though. It’s always the quiet ones.

So yes, this episode was pretty good. There was a lot of start to character conflict and I think we’ll probably see more of that next week.

Also, can I just say, what was up with those subtitles AMC? I was watching the show on a big TV and I have no sight issues and yet I was having the hardest time reading those tiny subtitles. The Walking Dead is one of the most successful shows on television right now and you’re telling me you can’t afford to make your subtitles bigger?

What did you think of last night’s episode?

How do you think you would react if the dead started walking?

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Fear the Walking Dead Episode Review: “So Close, Yet So Far”

Fear the Walking Dead

Season 1 | Episode 2 | Aired August 30, 2015

So much happened! Episode two and there’s already so much drama and insanity, I love it! Madison is forced to return to the school to try and find something to help Nick through his withdrawal, Travis is determined to find Liza and Chris before it’s too late, and Alicia is left in charge of looking after her brother while all she really wants is to look after her sick boyfriend.

While Alicia is on her way home from school she stops by Matt’s house only to discover he’s sick. When Madison and Travis get to the house, they find out Matt’s been bitten. They’re not sure what that means, but we all know. RIP Matt.

Travis isn’t having any luck getting in touch with his son and makes the decision to go looking for Chris. Okay, I get it, you need to look for your son. But really? The dead are walking and you guys think splitting up is the right idea? Forget that not working on The Walking Dead, that plan never works in any show or movie.

Needless to say, things don’t go as planned. Travis and Liza manage to find Chris at a protest against cops who shot a homeless guy. They get to him just in time before the police shoot another seemingly innocent person (we all know they’re not innocent nor are they people anymore) and a riot breaks out.


The three of them take refuge in the shop of the Salazar family who don’t particularly seem to want them there.

While all this is going on Madison is on a mission of her own. To try and prevent Nick from going through a torturous withdrawal, she goes to the high school and manages to get some oxycodone.

However, Madison isn’t the only one at the school. Tobias shows up and asks for his knife back that Madison confiscated last week. Turns out he is there to stock up on food from the cafeteria. Smart kid.


Madison makes her first official kill this episode in the form of her boss, the principal of the school, who has turned and tries to attack Tobias. Turns out fire extinguishers make great weapons.

The episode ends with the family still separated and Madison and Alicia having to watch their neighbour (who has turned) attack the family across the road. I think this is something we all knew would happen. When multiple extras are introduced at the same time it’s inevitable that one or all of them will die. And we were introduced to a lot of characters this episode, not all of them extras.

We officially met Travis’s son, Chris, and his ex-wife, Liza. We were briefly introduced to them last week, but that was only for a short phone conversation. This week they were actually key parts of the story. Also introduced this week were the Salazars (not of the Slytherin variety).

So far I don’t really have an opinion on the Salazars. With most characters I tend to either like them or dislike them right away, but I’m not sure with this family yet, mostly because they’ve only have about thirty seconds of screen time.

They don’t seem crazy about Travis and the others, but you can’t really blame them for that. Closing up shop to avoid all the crazy and some of the crazy comes inside and invades your home. Granted it’s in search of safety, but still.

I know we’re only two episodes in, but I’m really liking this show so far. I’ve seen a lot of people saying they find it to be kind of slow, but I don’t think that’s the case at all. It’s the start of the apocalypse so it’s not like we’re going to be seeing death a destruction constantly (though there was quite a bit of that tonight), but it’s been pretty action packed so far.

I’m also really liking the characters. The characters aren’t perfect, far from it in fact. Some shows make characters that are close to being perfect, but then have extreme flaws. Fear the Walking Dead is liking watching real people.

she tried to leave

I especially loved this part. Madison watches Nick crush an oxy pill to take and before she can say anything about it he rats out his sister. It was such a typical sibling thing. “Oh, mom’s giving me that look, she’s not happy about this. Hey, Alicia did this…” It was such a normal thing to happen in the middle of the crisis and I really enjoyed it and I couldn’t stop laughing.

No one’s pretending about anything, it’s a family (now two families) who aren’t perfect and who don’t always get along. Sometimes they hate each other, but the world sucks right now so they’re going to stick together and figure things out because they have to. It’s these little moments that really make a show like this great because it keeps the characters human in a world full of the dead.

Nick and Alicia

I still find it funny that we, the viewers, know what’s going on. We know the guy who the police shot wasn’t just doing nothing. We know the girl we saw them shoot also wasn’t just doing nothing. We know what was wrong with Matt and that the cop who had a bite mark is doomed. We also know the only way for the dead to stay dead is with a headshot (which I think Madison learned this episode).

I feel like these shows are preparing us all for an actual zombie apocalypse. Like, alright, the dead start walking I’m going to need knives and crowbars and fire extinguishers. You always hear about the people who have food stocked in their basements and all this survival equipment and people laugh at them, but let’s face it, if this kind of thing ever did actually happen they’re going to be the ones laughing.

“So Close, Yet So Far” was so good, yet so short. It felt like the episode had barely started before it was over! I always feel like that when watching The Walking Dead though so I think it’s safe to say that means the episodes are really good since they don’t seem long enough.

The characters just keep getting more interesting and the storyline keeps getting deeper. I’m really loving seeing how the whole apocalypse started, but I have to admit, I can’t help but laugh when I think about the fact that all this crazy stuff is happening in LA and Rick is just lying in a hospital bed in Georgia.

The next episode airs in two weeks (so far!) and it looks amazing! I can’t wait to watch it so until then I’ll just have to rewatch the first two episodes and deal with watching the preview which you can check out below!

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Fear the Walking Dead Series Premier: “Pilot”

Fear the Walking Dead

Season 1 | Episode 1 | Aired August 23, 2015

Run: August 23, 2015-Present
Created By: Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson
Prod. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, Dave Erickson
Genre: Horror Drama
Based On: Walking Dead Comics, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, Ruben Blades, Lorenzo James Henrie

It’s finally here! Fear the Walking Dead premiered last night after months of waiting and you know what? It was pretty good. I’d read some stuff online that said it started out kind of slow, but I really actually enjoyed it. I thought it was a little predictable at certain points. Not in a bad way or an “oh my gosh I saw that coming”, but in a “Is this what’s gonna happen? I think this is what’s gonna happen. It happened!” sort of way which I thought just made it better.

Set in sunny California, Fear the Walking Dead follows Madison Clark, her boyfriend, Travis Manawa, an her two children, Nick and Alicia, as well as several other characters we haven’t officially met yet, during the early days of the apocalypse.

Nature Always Wins

Oh, he has no idea how true this statement is.

It’s kind of funny, and they talked about this a bit on Talking Dead last night before the premier, but the people watching Fear the Walking Dead know more about the apocalypse and what’s coming than the characters in the show do.

When all the characters are freaking out because people seem to be turning into cannibals that don’t die, we all know what’s going on. We all know how to kill them (“kill shot bitch” was a fantastic line) so it’s funny to see how these characters deal with things.

Walking Dead Girl

At the same time though it really makes you think. I mean, no one’s first reaction to seeing that kind of stuff on the news would be “oh yeah, zombies”. Well, I’m sure there would be a few, but majority of people probably wouldn’t think that so watching this did actually make me think of how I would react to this kind of stuff on the news.

After watching these shows I think my first thought probably would be “zombies” and I like to think that I’d be better prepared after watching these shows, but then I think “probably not”. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens if that day ever comes.

It’s going to be interesting to see how each of the different characters deals with things when they do fully realize what’s happening. They’re all so different and even though we’re only one episode in they’re all so interesting already.

I felt so bad for Nick because he just thought he was losing his mind. At first he thought the drugs he had taken were making him hallucinate, but then he shot someone and when he went back the body was gone and he thought he was going crazy and it was so sad because we all know he’s not crazy! There’s just dead people walking around.

Nick Insane

I’m really excited for the next couple episodes where we’ll meet the other characters because if they’re anything like (or unlike) the ones we’ve met so far the show can only get better.

The characters were actually something I’d thought a lot about before the premier last night. Fear the Walking Dead is a spin-off of The Walking Dead and when you have a two shows that are so closely connected people will inevitably make comparisons and I was curious as to how this show would compare to The Walking Dead. However, as soon as the show started I wasn’t even thinking of TWD. It wasn’t until after the episode that I kind of thought of the differences and the similarities.

Even though the two shows are connected they’re so different which is great because it didn’t feel like watching a spin-off, it feels like you’re watching a totally different show which is exactly what you are doing and I think this just proves that FTWD will be great.

However, a similarity I did see was in the characters. Not that the characters in FTWD are the same as or similar to the character in TWD, but that they are such distinct characters. The Walking Dead has characters that are pretty iconic now so to make a spin-off series with a whole new cast who has no connections to the old one can be risky, but it’s actually great. These characters are new and exciting and I think are on their way to becoming iconic themselves.

The thing with spin-off shows is that they can either end up being amazing or they can crash and burn. So far, one episode in, Fear the Walking Dead seems to be on it’s way to being amazing. The characters (how tired are you of reading that word) are interesting, the storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the whole show is really entertaining.

I have high hopes for Fear the Walking Dead and am looking forward to watching episode two next Sunday.

Did you watch the series premier? What did you think?

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