Watching Dead – 808 – How It’s Gotta Be

It feels like we’re at a big crossroads here for our relationship with AMC’s The Walking Dead, as we watch “How It’s Gotta Be”.  What do you do with a show you don’t really enjoy watching when it eliminates one of the biggest reasons you’ve been watching it, and you have no real hope for improvement?  Honestly, we don’t know, we’re going to have to do a lot of off season soul searching to decide what form our coverage is going to take going forward.  We’ll be coming back next week for a mid-season wrap up if you got more things you need to get off your chest.  We’ll see what happens from there.

Watching Dead – 807 – Time for After

AMC’s The Walking Dead presents for us a perfect storm of mullet, trash people, rapid onset morgalizing, and terrible action sequences.  Except in the actual perfect storm it was two terrible things coming together to make a larger terrible thing, and in “Time for After” it’s four.  Regardless, George Clooney and Marky Mark ain’t making it out alive.  The question Jim and I are left with is, do we go down with the ship?  Or accept coast guard rescue?  Honestly, I’ve kind of lost the metaphor at this point, but if Gimple can do it, so can I!

Watching Dead – 806 – The King, The Widow and Rick

Jim and A.Ron are not sure whether to laugh or cry with the latest from AMC’s The Walking Dead, “The King, The Widow, and Rick”.  On the one hand, this is a garbage show, now populated with literally, for real, garbage people.  On the other hand, Rosita vaporized a guy with a rocket launcher.  In a warehouse.  From 30 feet away.  That’s garbage, but it’s funny garbage.  We break down this fiasco as per usual with supporting fire from our fellow fans in the feedback section.  

Watching Dead – 805 – The Big Scary U

On this episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “The Big Scary U”, Gabriel hears Negan’s confession, Rick and possibly a live wildcat standing in for Daryl hit a rough patch while debating the meaning of “All Out War”, while the Council of Idiots decides what to do in the absence of their Dear Leader. And feedback.  And a bit of spoiler section!  Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans, and we’ll see you and the rest of the world next week!

Mr. Robot – 306 – eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc

Jim and A.Ron are delighted with another suspenseful, well crafted episode of USA Network’s Mr. Robot, “eps3.5_kill-process.inc”.  Great dialog, great, inventive action, solid acting and exceptional editing come together in one very satisfying package.  We’re mid-season and these episodes feel like season finales!  What will be coming in the weeks ahead?!  Join us again next week to find out!

American Horror Story Podcast – 711 – Great Again

Did Murphy pull it off with the final episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Cult?  Did he in fact, make AHS “Great Again?”  Ehhh…  But A.Ron and Cecily feel that he made a few decent points about the state of modern America, at least one cautionary tale, but mostly this episode is an Inception style mess of flashbacks and flashforwards and who knows how deep into this dream we’re all in, but I’m pretty sure if we don’t get out soon we’ll all be stuck in limbo.  We try to restore sanity to the time line before considering a heaping helping of last minute feedback from our fellow fans.  Thanks for listening, it’s been a fun ride!

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…