Saturday , 21 October 2017

TV

Summer Horror Heats Up Small Screen

It used to be that summer was a time when school was out, movie theaters were quiet as people went on vacation or headed down the shore, and TV was full of repeats and rejected pilots. Now it seems, more students take summer classes, movie theaters see a new blockbuster released each week, and a brand new television season starts ... Read More »

Game of Thrones – Bringing the Dead to Life

For fans of The Walking Dead who have been suffering withdrawals since the show’s fifth season ended in March, there have been other ways to get your zombie fix. The CW’s clever iZombie has helped fill the gap between Dead seasons, albeit it in an overall lighter tone. But the only other show on television that even comes close to ... Read More »

Ricci Ax-cels as Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. OK, whoever wrote this infamous rhyme may have embellished the number of whacks, but you get the point. Based on the 1892 murder trial and ultimate acquittal of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of brutally killing her ... Read More »

The Walking Dead So Far

**** The following commentary deals with the events of The Walking Dead through episode 5.14, “Spend”, which aired on 3/15/15. If you haven’t yet caught up to this episode, continue on at your own risk. **** With only two episodes left of this season’s The Walking Dead, Rick and Co. are at a crossroads. They’ve found a new home, with ... Read More »

Will Forte strong as Last Man on Earth

Struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world has been the setting for many films and television shows, so many that it has become a sub-genre unto itself. From the Mad Max films, 28 Days Later and The Book of Eli, to current TV fare such as The Walking Dead and The 100, this premise is often compelling and frightening as ... Read More »

Walkers strong against deadly competition

The first half of this season’s The Walking Dead often beat NBC’s football in the ratings. Now, the second half of this season has been facing a steady stream of formidable competition as well, and is managing to hold its own. The return of the show on Feb. 8 faced off against CBS’ The Grammy Awards, and pulled in 15.6 ... Read More »

Return of X-Files No Conspiracy

The truth is still out there! It looks like one of the greatest sci-fi/horror shows in television history is coming back to the small screen. When the last X-Files movie, I Want to Believe (2008), underperformed at the box office, it appeared we had possibly seen the last of agents Mulder and Scully. But, in recent years, there have been ... Read More »

Speaking of Talking Dead….

…. how about the talk show that follows AMC’s mega-hit, The Walking Dead? Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead is a unique and, in fact, rather groundbreaking show. Launched in October 2011 along with the second season of The Walking Dead, the show consists of Chris and guests discussing the show that aired that night. Guests generally include a key ... Read More »

Walking Dead survives for 5th season!

You would have to be a zombie recently shot in the head not to think that AMC would renew its monster smash hit “The Walking Dead” for another season. But AMC President Charles Collier made it official. “We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anticlimactic renewal announcements ever: ‘The Walking Dead’ is renewed ... Read More »

Walking Dead rises to record ratings!

Looks like the hordes of undead lovers are increasing at an ever expanding rate. Season 4 of AMC’s juggernaut, The Walking Dead, returned to television last night with its largest audience ever, blowing away its previous best by a huge margin. With 16.1 million total viewers and 10.4 million in adults 18-49 (numbers that will go up even more once ... Read More »