The Walking Dead is weird.

I’ll just go ahead and apologize up front, folks. Thanks to a dozen professional and personal obligations, I haven’t written anything for TVS in what seems like forever. I’m pretty sure I remember how to do this, however, what I’m trying to convey in this piece is also sort of confounding, so who really knows … Continue reading The Walking Dead is weird.

Review: The Walking Dead, “Save the Last One”

That’s more like it. “Save the Last One” is definitely the best episode of The Walking Dead since the pilot and it might be one that I actually like more than that stirring initial offering. This is the kind of series that I hoped The Walking Dead would be and this is the kind of … Continue reading Review: The Walking Dead, “Save the Last One”

Season Premiere review — The Walking Dead, “What Lies Ahead”

The Walking Dead was not a good series in its short, six episode season. The pilot is one of the best single episodes of television in the past few years, but after that, things devolved into a rudderless, repetitive and un-subtle mess. Dead was always going to have an uphill battle with its plot due … Continue reading Season Premiere review — The Walking Dead, “What Lies Ahead”

Season Finale — The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

For series with a fairly high concept and only six episodes to fill out the first season, the season finale of The Walking Dead was bound to be at least partially unsatisfying. There's just not enough time to introduce the concept, the characters and really make the audience feel (especially those who aren't familiar with … Continue reading Season Finale — The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

The Walking Dead, “Vatos”

From the beginning, the discussion around The Walking Dead has been about how it would balance its obvious appeals (zombies, zombie violence and more zombies) with a character focus that will help it become a successful television series. The first three episodes, despite a few solid moments in the character regard, didn't really convince me … Continue reading The Walking Dead, “Vatos”

The Walking Dead, “Tell It To The Frogs”

After a generally miserable second episode that felt like the boring middle part of a mediocre zombie movie, The Walking Dead had something to prove to me. Could it tell stories are entrenched in any sort of character focus? Could it take its countless stereotypes and make them into characters? Basically, I'm concerned there's nothing … Continue reading The Walking Dead, “Tell It To The Frogs”