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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 >>

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The Westworld Finale Was a Beautiful, Bonkers Mess

Crazy twists! Shocking murders! Secret hosts! The ultimate Bernard vs. Dolores showdown! If those are the things you loved about watching Westworld, Monday night's season two finale had to be immensely satisfying. If you wanted everything to make sense, well… maybe not so much. Read More >>

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Westworld Approaches Its Endgame With Death, Tragedy, and a Few Major Revelations

If you watch Westworld for the shocks, last night’s instalment couldn’t have disappointed you. And, while it didn’t reach the heights of last week’s phenomenal episode, which told an epic love story that had been lying in the margins of the main narrative, “Vanishing Point” told a story of self-obsession and lovelessness instead. Read More >>

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Westworld Is Finally Pulling It Together, in More Ways Than One

After last week’s fun but not particularly interesting introduction to Shogun World, I was just about ready to announce that Westworld was officially in a sophomore slump. Not that it was bad, mind you; it just hasn’t grabbed me like its first season did. I am happy to report that after “Phase Space” this is no longer the case — and that’s not just because of that major last minute reveal. (Although it sure helped.) Read More >>

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Westworld’s Shōgun World Was Everything I Expected It to Be, But Not Much Else

It’s the episode we’ve all been waiting for since the season one finale, but it turns out Shōgun World faces a unique problem that I wasn’t expecting, and it wasn’t the ninjas, tyrannical lords, or even “cop-killer” samurai that fill the park. It’s that compared to Westworld, and all the care that Delos and Dr Ford put into creating it, Shōgun World sort of sucks. Read More >>

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Westworld Returns and Nothing Is as It Seems Except for All the Corpses

Thomas Jefferson once said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” If you want to plant a sapling of liberty, I suppose the best thing to water it with is with blood, too. It’s a good thing Westworld is currently soaked in it. Read More >>

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The Walking Dead Didn’t Earn Its Season Finale in the Slightest

I don’t think I’ve ever watched a more self-satisfied, obnoxious episode of television in my life. But what’s even more obnoxious is that the season eight finale of The Walking Dead was still gratifying to me, too, if only because it looks like it finally got the AMC show back on the right track (...maybe). Read More >>

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Gotham Might Have Solved Its Joker Problem (in an Appropriately Ridiculous Way)

Ever since Gotham introduced Jerome Valeska in season one, a character that over the course of the show acted increasingly like the future Joker and dressed like the future Joker and laughed like the future Joker and also had his face cut off and stapled back on like the Joker of the comics, fans have wondered if he was, in fact, the Joker. Read More >>

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Important Announcement: The Walking Dead Was Actually Fine Last Night

No, seriously. I know it may sound impossible after this deeply troubled second-half of season eight, but The Walking Dead pulled off an episode that had no major issues and was pretty compelling because it actually advanced a lot of storylines while also setting up some major stakes for the season finale. See, Walking Dead makers? It’s not that hard! Read More >>

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Either Rick or The Walking Dead Needs to Die

After last week’s episode of silent zombies and fences that couldn’t be shot through, I was determined to go into this week’s episode of The Walking Dead with an open mind. I wanted to look for the good, I really did. Instead, I got a brutal, nihilistic reminder of the show’s most fundamental problem: Rick Grimes. Read More >>

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A Miracle Happened on The Walking Dead, But Does It Matter?

If you felt The Walking Dead had been spinning its gore-covered wheels for the last several seasons, well, last night’s episode introduced something that is truly new. It’s arguably the most important moment since Negan and the Saviours swaggered onto the scene, if not before. But since this is The Walking Dead, I have to wonder: Will it actually change anything? Read More >>