TV Talk: The Walking Dead- Trigger Finger

TV Talk: There will be spoilers about the featured episode and previous episodes. I will not, however, discuss spoilers from the shows source material (even though I really want to). However, I might compare the source material and show only after that event has happened, or clearly won’t happen. TV Talk isn’t really a recap, or an official review. It’s how I feel about the episode and show in general. Just me, talking about TV. 

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I’m a huge fan of TWD show and comic, however I’ve been concerned about the shows direction this season. A lot of people have complained that season 2 has been too slow. I would be a staunch advocate and tell them TWD isn’t always about… well the walking dead. It’s about the characters and how they cope with surviving the zombie apocalypse.

TWD is also a show on AMC, which is home to some of the greatest television series like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Brilliant shows, yet slow-paced, but still great. But you rarely hear anyone complain that Breaking Bad is too slow, they just chalk it up to it being a drama because that’s what dramas tend to do.

To me, The Walking Dead is 70% drama 30% horror. It’s tough though, I kept fighting for TWD, saying the “slowness” is due to the writers focusing on character development. Which they were, but I finally had to admit to myself, I don’t think it was done the right way.

Towards the end of the first half of season 2, I was loosing my will to fight for the show. I thought it was dragging and they looked for Sofia way too long. I only looked forward to the moments with Daryl (for obvious reasons), but I didn’t care for anyone else or their storyline. It just wasn’t that exciting.

Nebraska: The mid-season premiere episode, Nebraska, had about 10 minutes worth of relevant plot that happened in a 45 minute show. There’s a lot of Team Rick and Team Shane going on in season 2, but I’m proudly Team Rick. Shane is a ticking time bomb. He acts on his emotions and Rick is more calculated. Clearly, Shane has some demons he needs to battle, but battles with everyone else instead of taking a look into himself.

The bar scene, of course, was the highlight of the episode for me. When Rick shot Tony and Dave, he became the Rick I’ve grown to know and love in the comic series. He does whatever he needs to do to keep his family safe. No matter what. The scene was intense and suspenseful and I think it truly embodies what The Walking Dead is about. Yes, zombies are dangerous, but the real danger is other humans.

Trigger Finger: This episode was amazing and had balance of intense action and drama. The Walking Dead is back baby! The thing I love so much about TWD is the way they say so much without saying anything at all. The fear on Glenn’s face and the look on Rick’s face when Lori whispered in his ear about Shane were my favorite moments.

I also think that Tony and Dave’s people are going find the barn, people will die, probably most of Hershel’s people except for maybe Hershel and Maggie, maybe T-Bone too. And they will be forced to flee and find a new place to live.

My heart aches for Daryl. When he was yelling at Carol, we all know he doesn’t mean those things. He’s angry because Sofia died. He acts like he doesn’t care, but we all know he does. Especially Carol. He had a rough childhood to say the least and isn’t used to people caring about him, or him caring about someone else. But the fact that I felt all of that, all of the hurt that Daryl is going through, just from that scene with Carol and Daryl says so much about how well this show handles character development and interaction.

Carl is growing up very fast to say the least. He’s braver than most kids and experienced more than he should have at his age. The apocalypse will do that to a kid. I think they are grooming us for Carl to do something major, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve read the comic. (It’s really hard not to talk about comic spoilers.) I feel like the show is finally back where it should be, and I couldn’t be happier.

TV Talk: Fringe- A Better Human Being

TV Talk: There will be spoilers about the featured episode and previous episodes. I will not, however, discuss spoilers from the shows source material (even though I really want to). However, I might compare the source material and show only after that event has happened, or clearly won’t happen. TV Talk isn’t really a recap, or an official review. It’s how I feel about the episode and show in general. Just me, talking about TV. 

You can find the Fringe seasons on DVD at Amazon for cheap!

Oh my, where to start. ‘A Better Human Being’ had me on an emotional rollercoaster. I felt the first half of season was very up and down. We would only get little doses of the major story arch, but mostly they focused on the case of the week.

The last few episodes are finally discussing what we really care about. Will everyone be drinking boxed wine in the future?! And also, who the observers are, is Peter where he’s supposed to be, and what’s up with Nina drugging Olivia with cortexiphan?

Peter has annoyed me with his whole, “I need to go back to my timeline” thing. My theory is, I think he is in his timeline, it’s just that Olivia and everyone elses’ memory hasn’t snapped back yet. So this episode Olivia is finally starts getting major flashbacks, and my emotions are all over the place! I’m so excited she’s starting to remember, but poor Peter is too scared to accept it. He doesn’t want another Fauxlivia baby mama drama on his hands (and neither do I). When they held hands, my poor heart just couldn’t take it. I think that scene expressed more than when they kissed in the car.

Poor Walter is jealous that Olivia is getting flashbacks about Peter and he isn’t. And I can’t be mad at him for that. He also finds out about Olivia and the cortexiphan in her body and goes with Lincoln (yay he’s back!) to talk to Nina. The bomb is dropped and they find out Nina was lying. Then they drop another bomb and not only is Olivia kidnapped, Nina is kidnapped too! What the what?!

So is the Nina kidnapped in the basement “our Nina”? Is the bad Nina a shape-shifter or a FuaxNina from the red ‘verse? Maybe they perfected shape-shifters so they don’t have to kill them and identical genetically. They must be keeping Nina alive for some important reason. Is AltBroyles a baddie too? Does Olivia really have to die? Can she rewrite fate? When will we find out about who the observers are? What is Phase 2? What is Jones master plan? Why was the glyph of the episode “HENRY” the cab driver from the red ‘verse? So many questions!

Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Coming to HBO

Neil Gaiman’s award-winning Americana/fantasy/realism novel American Gods (2001) will be made into a television series on HBO (cue angels singing). Rumors of Gaiman’s work such as Sandman and American Gods making its way to the small or big screen have been buzzing around for years and finally some solid decisions have been made.

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Picture of the Week- The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead premiered last night and I couldn’t watch it because I was busy saving the princess with Mario (see slideshow below) so I’ll watch later today.  The Walking Dead is based on the Robert Kirkman comic by the same name.  I’ve been excited about this show since I first heard about it.  Primarily, (if not only) because I love what AMC has been doing lately with TV and it has zombies in it and you already know how I feel about them.

I recently read The Waking Dead Compendium One and damn near cried at the end (don’t worry no spoilers). I always forget it is very common that people actually die in zombie apocalypses.  It’s just hard to get used to when you come to love the characters so much.  I highly suggest it to anyone, whether you read comics or not.

Now the character below is Michonne, she isn’t in the show yet and probably won’t be for this season.  But all the readers know how absolutely bad ass Michonne is!  She’s a sword wielding, zombie killing, the hardest of cores, one woman army!  For an example of her bad assness look at this picture on how she first enters the comic.  She is practically straight off a Tarantino film and I can’t wait until she is in the show.

Picture of the Week is made by ElicaDragon on DeviantArt check out her DeviantArt here and her The Walking Dead art here.

More on The Walking Dead from Girl Gone Geek:

NYCC & NYAF- The Walking Dead Panel

New AMC Zombie Show: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Trailer

The Walking Dead Poster

Here’s some pics of me and my friend for Halloween, on the 30th I was The Joker (Jamila Edition) and the 31st I was Luigi!

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NYCC & NYAF- The Walking Dead Panel

The highlight of NYCC, for me, was The Walking Dead Panel by far.  Besides having a soft spot for all things undead, everything I saw and read about The Walking Dead tells me it will be another great television series.  I recently started reading The Walking Dead Compendium One, by Robert Kirkman and I am officially obsessed.  I read it for hours and couldn’t put it down, good thing I have a lot of The Walking Dead material to read since it’s been out since 2003.

The ING Theater was filled to capacity, if I hadn’t went in during the previous panel (which was M. Night Shaylaman) I wouldn’t have gotten in.  The line was ridiculous and I heard people who couldn’t get in showed just how upset they were. At the panel is the comic book creator Robert Kirkman, producer Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Terminator) and director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile).  The main cast also showed up, but my battery died, typical.   At the panel we saw an “exclusive clip” from about 6 minutes of when Rick first meets Glenn.  Since mostly everything at NYCC I had seen on TV or online before from a previous con I was excited for something new.

One of my favorite moments at the panel was when the actor who plays Shane came out and the crowd booed him.  He said how happy he was to hear that because at the previous cons they cheered for him and let’s just say the crowd was Team Rick Grimes, as they should be.

I was able to get three of the main cast, Kirkman, Hurd and Darbont to sign my comic of The Walking Dead!!!  :) They were really nice about taking the time to sign comics and take pictures with the fan before they were rushed off to an interview.

Season 1 will have 6 episodes, the pilot will be 90 minutes long and the rest will be an hour.  Hurd made it very clear that the only way season 2 will happen is how well season 1 is received.  So if you are a fan of The Walking Dead series or just really excited for a new great show, watch it and watch it live (as best you can).

You can read more about the show in one of my previous post here and the amazing Zombie Week here.

The Walking Dead airs on October 31st on AMC at 10pm.  It will also air in 120 countries the same week it airs in the US!


Part of The Walking Dead Panel I recorded

Trailer

Final “The Walking Dead” Poster

I am beyond excited for this show!  If you haven’t heard about AMC‘s upcoming zombie apocalypse show The Walking Dead read about it in a previous post here and watch the trailer here. I think this poster looks great.  It tells a lot even without zombies in it. It airs October 31st during AMC’s annual Fearfest, who is watching this with me?!

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Runaways- The Movie

I’m not sure how Marvel Studios finds the time but they have are the beginning stages of yet another new project! Runaways is set to be released Summer of 2012.  They are scheduled to start production on March of 2011 in LA, just a month after The Avengers begins shooting.   The casting rumors haven’t began yet but Peter Scollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is signed on to direct.

“Debuting in 2003 from creators Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Runaways is an award-winning comic series which follows the story of a group of six teenagers who learn that their parents are super-villains. Together they gather weapons and run away to learn more about themselves and the powers they have, using them for good. (Screen Rant)

I haven’t read Runaways, but as we all know comic book movies are either hit or miss so we’ll just have to wait see as the production progresses.  But if it does well, who knows we might see more Runaways films, TV shows, etcetera, etcetera.

[Source Screen Rant]