Watching Dead – 804 – Some Guy

A.Ron and Jim praise and rip this episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “Some Guy”.  We dug a lot of the high concept medieval horror going on, and if nothing else, Ezekiel is a particularly interesting personality to mine pathos out of in this worn out zombie apocalypse we’re stuck in.  AND YET WE SMILE!  Because those car chases were right out of 80’s action / comedy, Carol was kicking Savior butt and taking names, until the tragic and outrageous death of a beloved character.  Then, feedback!  See you next week…

Watching Dead – 802 – The Damned

Jim and A.Ron decry the debacle that was the latest episode of The Walking Dead, “The Damned”.  If you liked the episode, I’m happy for you. But this is us explaining why we didn’t.  There was a lot of action, but it had not context, and even if it did, a surprising amount was staged and executed so poorly you couldn’t tell if the good guys were winning or losing, even if you knew the objective.  Worse, the rampant Morgalizing of seasons past has returned in a big way.  This time, they’re hand wringing about what kind of people they’re going to be in the middle of heated gun fights to make it even more annoying.  Ya’ll, we’re desperately hunkered down behind an armored car here, taking fire, waiting for a genuinely good episode to shamble over this season.  Maybe next week?

Watching Dead – 801 – Mercy

A.Ron and Jim are a bit divided on this episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “Mercy”.  “Mercy” seems to be the dominant theme of this season, with Rick’s warpath sharply contrasted to Carl’s desire for hope and open handedness. Lots of butt gets kicked this episode, surprisingly the majority of the butt kicked consists of glass panes and not Saviors or zombies.  And there are a few head scratching flash forwards/backs/sideways.  But just look at that sweet shot of Daryl blowing up stuff real good!