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Rick Loses More Than the Battle on The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale

We all knew Rick’s siege against the Saviours couldn’t work. There’s no way our heroes could fight an antagonist so powerful and defeat him with a single attack. Moreover, we knew Negan would never be beaten in a mere mid-season finale. So the question wasn’t if Rick was going to lose, but what he was going to lose. Read More >>

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Let’s Talk About Tonight’s Walking Dead Finale, Shall We?

Well, it was a mid-season finale. The Walking Dead likes to save its major events for premieres and finales. So although we knew the Negan/Rick conflict wasn’t even close to over, and—hmm? What? You just want to talk about that last-minute shocker? Yeah, okay. Read More >>

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Even Rick’s Sexy Bod Cannot Distract From the Inevitable Doom Coming to The Walking Dead

Here’s the thing about The Walking Dead: Even when it’s pretty good, it can still be very frustrating. And there’s probably no better example of that than last night’s “Time for After,” an episode that managed to be tense, interesting, and extremely aggravating, mostly all at once. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Took a Breather and Rick Immediately Did Something Idiotic

After five episodes detailing the three-pronged attack on the Saviours’ headquarters, several outposts, and a great deal of post-op clean-up, it makes perfect sense that the show would finally see what the hell everyone else is up to. Unfortunately, it means last night’s episode was a bit of a letdown from its recent hot streak, but as a lead-in to the half-season’s “third act” it serves its purpose well. Also: Rick seems to be an imbecile again. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Just Delivered Its Best Episode in Ages

If there’s a reason we’ve all kept watching The Walking Dead after its last two lacklustre seasons, I’d hazard a guess that last night’s episode is why. “The Big Scary U” was a reminder that the show can be legitimately excellent TV thanks to its first truly thoughtful and compelling look at Negan—and the reason why he calls his people the Saviours. Read More >>

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Ezekiel Has an Extremely Bad Day on a Pretty Darned Good Walking Dead

When we last left Ezekiel, he and the soldiers of the Kingdom were getting shot to hell by a giant Gatling gun located at the top of the Saviours’ compound, shortly after about three solid hours of the king gloating that not a single of his people’s lives would be lost this day. Obviously, Ezekiel was rather wrong, but as last night’s episode showed his day just got worse from there. Read More >>

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Forget the Rick-Negan War, a Much Bigger Conflict Is Brewing on The Walking Dead

Wow. The war between Rick and Negan we’d been teased with for two full seasons may have arrived—and is still in full-swing—but a different battle is taking place simultaneously, and it’s arguably the more important one. For eons, Rick has preached to his people it’s “us” or “them.” Now, he’s finally starting to see he may have gone too far—and for those he’s leading, it may be too late. Read More >>

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On The Walking Dead, Jesus Saves

Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom continued their assault on the Saviors last night on several fronts. The result was The Walking Dead turning into a live-action video game with barely any zombies in it, for the most part. But there were a few interesting conflicts scattered in there that didn’t involve gunfire—often involving the post-apocalypse’s longhaired prince of peace. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Is Back and Rick Has Already Messed Up So, So Bad

Season 8 sees the three big settlements- Rick and the Alexandrians, Maggie and Hilltop, and Ezekiel and the Kingdom band together to strike the first blow against Negan and Saviours, but it’s no spoiler to say something goes very, very wrong. This is The Walking Dead, after all. Though if you haven't watched the season 8 premiere yet, do be aware that we are going to go very in-depth here. Spoilers follow. Read More >>

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Let’s Talk The Walking Dead Season Premiere and The War to Come

War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count—wait a minute. Wrong war. Instead, after two full seasons of build-up, Rick and Negan have finally begun their long-awaited match-up, and last night, the first battle was fought. Read More >>

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The Game of Thrones Finale Wasn’t Perfect, But it Made the Season a Hell of a Lot Better

After six episodes that have been incredible, infuriating, revealing, confusing, and epic, last night’s Game of Thrones finale had a great many things to answer for. They were the answers needed to help recalibrate the show’s uneven seventh season so it ended up greater than the sum of its inconsistent parts—even if that doesn’t equal the show’s best seasons. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones is at its Best and Worst Right Now

If the cracks in Game of Thrones’ post-books storytelling were starting to show last week, they’ve now erupted into to actual fault lines. Last night’s episode was sometimes baffling, and occasionally outright sloppy on a storytelling level, as characters made countless questionable decisions—and yet the show continues to astonish with such incredibly epic, fantastic moments that it almost didn’t matter. Almost. Read More >>

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On Game of Thrones, Daenerys Unleashed Hell and It Was Glorious

Where to even begin? “The Spoils of Conquest” was the reason we watch Game of Thrones, one of those episodes that starts entertaining and ends with an epic spectacle it’s hard to believe you’re actually seeing. And all it took was Daenerys tossing clever men’s clever plans in the garbage, and then setting a record number of actors on fire. Read More >>

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Let’s Talk About Tonight’s Game of Thrones and That Jaw-Dropping Ending

No fooling around: We have to talk about what just went down. Read More >>

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Tonight’s Game of Thrones and the Impossible Expectations of Ice Meeting Fire

About a million things happened on “The Queen’s Justice” tonight, but there’s only thing that really matters—the long, long, long-awaited moment where the King in the North met the Mother of Dragons, and the series’ two main characters finally came face-to-face. The scene could not have been more anticipated… and maybe that was the problem. Read More >>