Watching Dead - A Walking Dead Podcast - 608 – Start to Finish

The Walking Dead schleps it’s way to a mid-season finale, “Start to Finish”, and we’re right beside it, covered in guts, shambling right along. Unfortunately the mid-season finale was kind of blah. It wasn’t especially good, and it wasn’t especially bad, but in the context of wrapping things up for a long hiatus, that means it’s not doing it’s job. Lots of monologing about ideas we don’t care much about between characters we’re not interested, a few really fantastic pieces of writing and performance for Deanna that are undermined by how we feel going into the episode about the character, and more sloppily staged action and set pieces. But, we’re not done! We’ll be back next week to wrap things up and try to generate some excitement for the next half. Hopefully you’ll help out. Send us your predictions, thoughts, complaints, praises, and spoilers and we’ll talk about them next Tuesday!

Watching Dead - A Walking Dead Podcast - 607 – Heads Up

A.Ron and Jim come, not to bury Glenn on The Walking Dead episode 607, “Heads Up”, but to pull him out from the dumpster and resurrect him… So yeah, maybe that wasn’t as bad as it could have been, or maybe we’ve just spent four weeks accepting the fact that this just wasn’t going to end in a way that made sense or paid respect to the character or our devotion as fans, who knows. We commit to addressing it and then honor the not-dead by moving forward and living our lives. We talk about that, a little Morgalizing round table action with Rick, Michonne, and Carol, ponder the different directions Rick and Carol’s personal ethos are heading, what disaster Ron’s gun training is going to lead to, and debate the verisimilitude of CGI balloons. All that, a ton of feedback from all ya’ll, and we’ll see you back this weekend for the mid-season finale!

Watching Dead - A Walking Dead Podcast - 607 – Heads Up – Instant Take

So, we got some clarity on a Big Event that happened Earlier This Season with tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Heads up”… Obviously that’s a lot to talk about, but we also have some moral philosophy debates between Morgan, Rick, Carol, and others, with Carol possibly getting some remorse for the way she’s rolled since infection ran wild in the prison.  Should she?  Michonne has some thoughts on Deanna’s “Barly == Intellect” plans, but we aren’t privy to them.  Gabriel’s running a G.D. prayer circle out by the solar panels, and his faith is rewarded with… green balloons.  What did you think?  Use the links below to send them in and we might just read them on our full coverage cast Tuesday.