Hey gang! The back half of season 5 has been quite an exercise in emotional whiplash. The second the group seems to get over the loss of one of their own or improves their situation in any way, that’s when a new tragedy strikes, setting them back even farther than they were before. In “Spend” we see a two fold tragedy unfold for Rick Grimes and Co, with the loss of one of their own, then in “Try” the initial tragedy is coupled with the loss of security the group has come to find in Alexandria. Spider-Man is always cursing his inherited “Parker Luck”, maybe instead he should be thankful that he wasn’t born with the God awful “Grimes Luck” Instead.
It’s that time of year again, Evil Geeks. The air gets a little crisper. The days get a little shorter. The dead start to walk across our TV screens again. The Walking Dead came back this week in full force, kicking off what is already looking to be a crazy season 5. What’s the best way for a show that can at times slow down to a glacial pace in terms of storytelling? Why with 1 full hour of zombie killing action, big ass explosions, and a healthy dose of some sweet, sweet fan service!
Here we find ourselves Evil Geeks, at the end of another season of our favorite zombie infestation! Last week we got a little bit of happiness in our sadness stew, so naturally we’re expecting a heaping scoop of sorrow in the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead. Will a newly reunited Glen and Maggie be torn apart by death? Would Tyreese decide that maybe he wasn’t as forgiving of Carol as he thought he was? Will Carl finally emo somebody to death! So many questions for such a small hour! Let’s get to it!
Well Evil Geeks, after an episode like last week’s, we definitely need a little bit of an emotional break. Being this late in the season though, of course The Walking Dead isn’t going to stop bombarding us with the feels, but luckily this week we get a happy ending as opposed to the whiskey bottle draining ending that we (and Lizzy of course) met last week. Seriously, sales of Prozac must have skyrocketed this week after that depression fest. Onward and upward zombie heads!
What’s up Evil Geeks. Normally I like to jazz up these intros to get you all hyped up to read about something you just watched within the past few hours, but damn this was a rough episode. Honestly though, we were due for a doozy like this episode, not much has happened this season aside from the survivors being scattered about. With everyone out in the open and on the run, there were bound to be some casualties, but WOW I wasn’t expecting the events of The Grove. Let’s get to the reviewing.
It is that time again Evil Geeks. That time when the freely roaming undead get nice and corralled, it’s Zombie Round Up time! Last week gave us a deep character study centered around Darryl and Beth. Each of them kind of hit their respective rock bottoms, then decided that the past was exactly that; in the past. After a quick spiritual dose of Redneck B Gone, each of them symbolically said good-bye to their old selves and embraced the new apocalypse-ready survivors that they’ve become. After focusing on only those two for the whole episode, you can’t help but wonder what about the rest of the scattered group? We haven’t seen some of them in a while, so it’s definitely time to check back in!