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Game of Thrones Returns With No Time to Spare (Literally)

It’s taken nearly two years, but the game is finally entering its final round. Last night’s long-awaited eighth season premiere was full of moments fans have been dying to see since the series began, and it advanced the story with ruthless efficiency towards its epic conclusion, too. So why did it feel so underwhelming? Read More >>

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It’s a Cold Day in Hell on The Walking Dead Season Finale

After last week’s excellent “The Calm Before,” you might expect the season nine finale, titled “The Storm,” to bring the storm. It does, in the form of a massive blizzard the likes of which we have never seen on the show, which puts everyone in danger. But compared to last week’s shocker, “The Storm” was a low-key but compelling check-in with the characters before season 10 — and another reminder of just how much the show has improved over this last year. Read More >>

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Last Night’s Walking Dead Was Shocking, Savage, and Utterly Spectacular

Guys, I haven’t been this stunned by an episode of The Walking Dead in so long. I mean, I was pleasantly surprised when a zombie knifed Jesus, I’ve enjoyed the wackiness of the Whisperers and the Highwaymen, and I’ve loved the bizarre way Rick was taken off the show. But last night’s episode was just fantastic — and it had an ending so shocking my jaw literally dropped. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Big Secret Has Been Revealed, and It’s Brilliant

Ever since the seven-or-so-year time jump earlier this season, viewers of the venerable zombie series have wondered what the hell happened between Rick’s departure and the present that led to the breakdown between the various communities and turned Michonne from someone trying to honor Carl’s vision of hope into a hardass willing to let anyone suffer as long as her own people are safe. Now we have the answer, and oh man. Oh man. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Carol Rises to an Entirely New Level of Badassery

Over the years, we’ve seen Carol kick plenty of ass. She’s shot countless people. Sometimes she’s shot them non-lethally, just so they could experience the horror of then being eaten alive by zombies. She’s set people on fire while they slept. But we’ve never seen Carol take out an entire band of enemies like she did last night... Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Got Scary Again in Its Mostly Excellent Mid-Season Finale

The first half of The Walking Dead’s ninth season has been mostly good, something no one could have predicted after the show’s dire, audience-haemorrhaging the last few years. Happily, the mid-season finale kept up the streak by including a few shockers, an excellent cliffhanger, and only a few instances where you want to punch someone through your screen. But most of all, for the first time in I don’t know how long, I cringed at The Walking Dead – in a good way. Read More >>

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Something’s Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead

Well, here’s the good news: After last week’s troubling, backpedaling, post-Rick, post-timeskip “premiere,” The Walking Dead regained some of its footing tonight to produce a perfectly fine, if not particularly memorable episode. The bad news is that something’s wrong with Michonne, and it’s kind of a bummer. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Did Something So Crazy I Can’t Believe It

Guys? Guys. I barely know what to say about tonight’s The Walking Dead, which was highly touted as Andrew Lincoln’s final episode, but ended up being much, much more. I fully expect this episode to be very divisive, but I loved it. Call it bold, crazy, stupid, fantastic, infuriating, whatever – I can’t remember the last time a Walking Dead episode ended with my jaw on the floor. Read More >>

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Attention: The Walking Dead Has Been Genuinely Good for Four Episodes in a Row

I’ve tried to be patient, to reserve my judgement, because I’ve been burned before. I’ve been very afraid that season nine’s streak of good episodes was an anomaly, or just seemed better since the Negan War was safely behind us. Four episodes in – 25 percent of the entire season – and The Walking Dead hasn’t been bad at all. In fact, it’s been pretty damned good. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Latest Episode Only Made a Single Mistake

Hoo boy. So last week, The Walking Dead had its lowest ratings ever. And mean, ever – below that even of season one, before it became a phenomenon. Compared to this disaster, Rick’s plans for a peaceful future are in pretty good shape! But that’s only because “completely falling apart” is still better than “presumed dead.” Read More >>

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Rick and The Walking Dead Are Holding It Together…for Now

Two good episodes of The Walking Dead in a row is not an unheard of occurrence, but it is auspicious. “The Bridge” continues last week’s strong narrative start as Rick, Maggie, and the others try to keep everyone united into one community, but a few cracks are beginning to show – and the same can be said of the TV series, too. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Gets the Fresh Start We’ve Been Waiting For

Were you sort of dreading the season nine premiere of The Walking Dead? I was. The series has had increasing problems since the beginning of the boring, interminable Savior War, and the show’s declining ratings back that up. But I’m surprised—and happy!—to report that the season nine premiere really feels like a new beginning, and damned if it didn’t make me excited for the show all over again…mostly. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead’s Giant New Trailer Shows Their Hard-Won Peace Is Already Going to Hell

With Negan and the Saviors defeated, the other three communities at peace and working together, and even a chance to rebuild rather than just survive, life has literally never been better for Rick Grimes, at least since the zombie apocalypse began. How long will it last, though? The show’s season nine trailer has the answer: Almost no time at all. Read More >>

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Take a Peek at the Heroes (and Umbrellas) of the Umbrella Academy TV Series

It’s been a full year since Netflix announced that it would be adapting My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Bá’s Dark Horse comic series. Now it’s finally revealed the cast in all their superhero glory—okay, they reveal a very small portion of all their superhero glory, but we like what we see. Read More >>