Watching Dead - A Walking Dead Podcast - 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 - A Walking Dead Podcast - 701 – The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be

The Walking Dead comes back with season 7’s premiere, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”. Did they do enough to win back fans from last season’s disastrous cliffhanger? They guys are somewhat divided on their opinions on that score, as are our fans. Jeffery Dean Morgan and Andrew Lincoln are amazing, but can ?TWD? curb it’s worst instincts and put their collective pedals to the metal, and keep the momentum they’ve managed to build? We’ll find out together!

Watching Dead - A Walking Dead Podcast - 604 – Here’s Not Here

Jim and A.Ron have had a few days to ponder the Morgan-centric episode of The Walking Dead, “Here’s Not Here”, and while it still suffers from some conceptual flaws and it’s unfortunate place in the meta-narrative, there is still a lot to like here… We discuss the finer points of goat milking, the zeal and desperation of the newly converted, the problems of an “all life is precious” worldview during a zombie apocalypse, ponder Eastman’s Goo-goo Cluster supply as well as his possible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle connections, and consider a metric ton of feedback. See you next week!

Watching Dead - A Walking Dead Podcast - 604 – Here’s Not Here – Instant Take

Episode 604 of The Walking Dead, “Here’s Not Here”, seems like at least an above average episode, featuring superior acting from the two leads as well as a reasonably interesting and satisfying backstory to Morgan’s otherwise inexplicable “all life is precious” philosophy. But the problem is, Glen just got killed and Rick has one foot in the grave, the other on the doorstep of a crappy run down RV, and that has a way of making 90 minutes of good television seem tedious.  That’s our first impression, what’s yours?  Let us know using the links below, and we’ll regroup here Tuesday to sort it all out.