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'Walking Dead' Recap: A Genuine Shocker

March 23rd, 2015 8:43am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Review: Five Badass Moments From 'Try'
The Walking Dead can feel predictable at times. There are inevitable moments that can make everything else feel like filler. We knew Rick and Shane would one day have an epic showdown, so everything in between was buildup. When Rick promised to kill Gareth with that axe, the audience only had to count the minutes until it actually happened exactly as expected. As soon as Pete was introduced, sitting in a shadowy silhouette on the porch, it was obvious to every regular TWD viewer that Rick would eventually kill him and everything else is just bidding time.

So, when the show manages to pull ...
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5 Badass Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Sunday Night

March 16th, 2015 8:52am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Spend'
“Spend” took a huge risk when it sat out many of The Walking Dead’s biggest characters. For an episode so pivotal to the Alexandria arc, it doesn’t feature some of the show’s most important characters like Michonne, Carl, Sasha, and Daryl. Even Rick takes a backseat to most of the action, mostly reacting to the more personal dynamics in Alexandria. But unlike most episodes that focus on the show’s least used characters, “Spend” does so successfully.

The episode does a far better job showcasing the dynamics of Alexandria’s people and Rick’s group than the previous episode’s disastrous dinne...
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Secrets Of 'The Walking Dead' Spinoff

March 10th, 2015 9:24am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Spinoff Gets Two-Season Order (First Photo)
"The Walking Dead" will get a series spinoff this summer. The show will be set in Los Angeles and has recieved a two-season order from AMC.

The first season will debut in late summer and consist of six one-hour episodes. The second season will air in 2016.

The show will be produced by Walking Dead execs Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert, along with "Sons of Anarchy’s" Dave Erickson, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman s...
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5 Badass Moments From Last Night's 'Walking Dead'

March 9th, 2015 10:07am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Forget'
It must be strange be to go to a party after years of living in a constant state of fear, always looking over your shoulder for a new threat. How do you act and interact with people? Do you bring gifts? Do you make small talk? (“I baked some cookies today. What did you do?” “Killed some animated dead dudes.” “Cool….did you see any pasta makers out there?”) What’s the post-apocalyptic party etiquette?

It’s even stranger that Deana practically forced the Alexandria newcomers to attend this pretty boring party with no real purpose but to acclimate the crew to normality. For somebody who is po...
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'The Walking Dead' Review: 5 Badass Moments From 'Remember'

March 2nd, 2015 9:15am EST
'The Walking Dead' Review: 5 Badass Moments From 'Remember'
Remember when Rick’s best friend and most trusted ally ended up being his worst enemy? Remember when the group found a safe location in the prison that they thought could sustain them with that puny garden and fenced walls? Remember when a charismatic one-eyed leader promised to take care of his people? Remember when Terminus was going to be the savior community? All of those things may have happened before, but that doesn’t mean they can’t happen again. Is it even possible for our group of survivors to ever feel safe again?

“Remember” explores that idea of acclimating to a society again a...
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'Walking Dead' Actor Markice Moore Recovering From Suicide Attempt

February 23rd, 2015 9:53am EST
'Walking Dead' Actor Markice Moore Recovering From Suicide Attem
Markice Moore, best known for his role as prison survivor Andrew on season 3 of the hit AMC series "The Walking Dead," attempted to commit suicide this week, TMZ reported. He survived.

The actor was found on Tuesday, Feb. 17 after an apparent overdose. Moore was later taken to the hospital where he was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. He has since been released and is undergoing therapy.

The actor began his career in Hollywood in in 2006 in the film "ATL." He also appeared on the reality series "From G's To Gents." In three episodes of the long running AMC series, Moore played former p...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap And Review: 5 Badass Moments From 'The Distance'

February 23rd, 2015 9:35am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'The Distance'
A safe location, the promise of food and safety, and new characters who don’t look like they slept in the gutter for a month? Things are looking up for both the group and the viewers. After years and years in Atlanta, encountering the same walker-filled wooded area, with the potential for the same type of villains, the group has finally gotten somewhere new. There’s a lot of exciting potential for the future of this show, but its success all depends on the next episode and on the characters that are introduced there. The Governor and the hipster cannibals were terrific antagonists, so those...
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'The Walking Dead': 5 Badass Moments From 'Them'

February 16th, 2015 9:00am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Them'
It’s fitting that the slowest episode of The Walking Dead is the one where the gang most resembles walkers. The crew is trudging towards Washington DC fueled by their last remaining energy. Without a car, food, clean water, or much hope left, the gang is barely surviving as they inch towards their destination. They’re also all dealing with the recent loss of two of their group. To say morale is low would be an understatement.

Although “Them” is by far the slowest episode of the season, and perhaps the entire series, it made way for some pivotal moments. The episode felt like it was trying ...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'What Happened And What's Going On'

February 9th, 2015 8:24am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'What Happened A
Wow. What an episode to open the second half of the season. Although it started off feeling like a new art school graduates attempt to be deep, all of the pieces eventually came together to make a stunning episode. Not only did “What Happened and What’s Going On” advance the plot quite a bit and introduce a possible new danger, it was also a beautiful send off to a character who never really got a chance to be his best self. Only The Walking Dead could manage to make a slow episode also exhilarating and filled with tension. If this is the quality we can expect from the rest of the season, n...
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10 Things We Want to See On The Rest Of 'The Walking Dead' Season 5

February 8th, 2015 3:01pm EST
10 Things We Want to See On The Rest Of 'The Walking Dead' Seaso
The first half The Walking Dead season 5 was undeniable proof that the new showrunner, Scott Gimple, was the perfect person to put at the helm of AMC’s biggest show. TWD has only improved throughout the season, giving us better drama, more satisfying action sequences, and a greater understanding of the characters than ever before. Carol’s transformation from timid mother to full-out Rambo, the introduction of Abraham and his out-of-state mission, and the constant evolution of Rick as a leader have been highlights of a constantly interesting season.

With the second half approaching, we have...
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8 Killer 'Walking Dead' Facts You Didn't Know

January 18th, 2015 3:00pm EST
8 Killer 'Walking Dead' Facts You Didn't Know - Behind The Scene
AMC's The Walking Dead is well into its fifth season and is still pulling in great reviews from critics and fans alike. The comic book turned TV series has had some great plotlines over the years, but there's been some great stories behind the scenes of the show as well.

Here are 8 facts about The Walking Dead that you probably didn't know.

Zombies Are Friendly to the Environment

Those zombies may look like they're out to destroy everything in sight, but the costumes themselves are actually very friendly to Planet Earth.

Set managers for The Walking Dead focus on running as "green" of a...
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The Goriest Deaths You Won't Believe They Got Away With On Network TV

January 4th, 2015 4:00pm EST
The Goriest Deaths You Won't Believe They Got Away With On Netwo
TV used to have rules. On pay cable- your HBOs, your Cinemaxes- anything and everything is fair play.

Want to turn a TV show into softcore porn? Watch a man's skull pop in the grip of a man-mountain? Replace an entire scene's worth of dialogue with nothing but F-bombs?

Go for it. It's pay cable- no one can stop you.

But the other TV stations- the kinder, gentler ones that don't cost a bundle on top of your normal cable bill each month- those are supposed to tone down the violence.

Not anymore. Now, the same network that once brought you "Friends" brings an assembly line of severed faces...
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TV's 10 Best Female Characters Of 2014

December 27th, 2014 11:43am EST
Television's 10 Best Female Characters Of 2014
No more simple sidekicks. No more dopey love interests with no purpose other than mooning over the smoldering leading man. Female characters have come a long way. From the anti-hero badasses who don’t mind destroying lives if it means getting their way to intelligent, compassionate women with ambition, 2014 was home to dozens of amazing female characters. These women push boundaries, more than hold their own against their male counterparts, and entertain audiences all over.

While it was tough to narrow down the barrage of awesome women to a short list, we have the 10 best female characters...
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2014: Television's Most Shocking Moments

December 26th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Television's Most Shocking Moments Of 2014
Television creators, writers, and producers are constantly attempting to grab headlines with shocking moments that outdo their previous seasons and outshine the competition. 2014 was no different, with dozens of jaw dropping and instantly unforgettable twists and turns. Here are the top moments that made us gasp, cry, cheer, and stayed with us long after our screens went dark. Beware there are tons of spoilers to be found within.

The Good Wife’s Shocking Departure

Alicia Florrick and Will Gardner were meant to be. Typically, a television series introduces a love interest and then takes ...
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Kim Dickens Heads Up 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Series

December 24th, 2014 10:17am EST
Kim Dickens
"Gone Girl" star Kim Dickens is set to play the female lead in the forthcoming "Walking Dead" spinoff.

The actress will join actor Cliff Curtis in the as-yet-untitled series pilot, which is called "Cobalt" for now, and all the zombie action will move from Georgia to a west coast setting.

According to Deadline.com, Dickens beat out several other actresses who read for the role. She'll play a guidance counselor named Nancy Tompkins, who is also a single mother of two teens.

Robert Kirkman, who created "The Walking Dead" graphic novel which the series is based upon, co-created the series sp...
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'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale: 10 Badass Moments

December 1st, 2014 8:29am EST
'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale Recap: 10 Badass Moments Fro
As far as credible threats go, the Hospital Officers were probably the least effective villains The Walking Dead has ever had. For a big part of the season, they were really only a threat to Beth, who, at the time, was one of the least developed characters on the show, barely earning the credit of being a main character. While the season took great pains to build up Beth, it couldn’t make Dawn and her rapist officers memorable antagonists. Gareth and his band of cannibals were far more frightening, even if they only lasted three episodes total. If there’s one major fault in the first half o...
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'The Walking Dead': 10 Badass Moments From 'Crossed'

November 24th, 2014 9:40am EST
The Walking Dead
“Crossed” proves that episodes that feature all of the characters are stronger than the episodes featuring one group at a time. Last week’s jaunt with Carol and Daryl was great, but we also had to endure Beth and Abraham’s episodes in order to get to it. These standalone episodes probably have more to do with filming schedules than creative opportunities, but they’re to the detriment of the show. In “Crossed” there was plenty of time for each of the groups: Rick’s group, those left at the church, Abraham’s dawdlers, and the hospital crew. Most of the characters got a moment to shine, even o...
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'The Walking Dead': 10 Badass Moments From 'Consumed'

November 17th, 2014 8:58am EST
'The Walking Dead' Review: 10 Badass Moments From 'Consumed'
The past few episodes didn’t quite capture the excitement of the opening ones. With the group once again split up, it’s tough to care for a full hour about characters that haven’t had enough time or emotional resonance to carry an episode. “Consumed” is proof that episodes where the group is split off can work and be shining examples of what the show should be.

First, the collection of characters is perfect. Daryl and Carol are two of the show’s most popular and interesting characters, both of which still have pasts to explore. Previous episodes featuring Beth and Abraham as the leads were...
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'The Walking Dead': The 8 Badass Moments From 'Self Help'

November 10th, 2014 8:29am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 8 Badass Moments From 'Self Help'
The show is never as strong as it is when the group is all together. Without Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Carol, Maggie, Michonne, and the rest of the gang working together, the episodes often feel like they’re a diversion from the real story. It’s even worse when these filler episodes come one after the other, with Beth and Abraham-centric episodes airing in subsequent weeks. After last season’s disaster, the show should be keeping the group together for as long as possible, because those episodes are always the strongest.

Here are 8 badass moments from “Self Help:”

Hair Talk

Ever since Eugene w...
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'The Walking Dead': New Survivors, 7 Badass Moments, And Predictions From 'Slabtown'

November 3rd, 2014 9:03am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: New Survivors, 7 Badass Moments, And P
After weeks of nobody in the group (sans Daryl) caring a lick about the whereabouts of Beth, we finally discover what she’s been up to these past weeks. While some might say she had a lucky escape from the cannibal safe haven, Beth found herself in a completely different type of terror. The threat was less about getting eaten and more a slowly drawn horror where your life and body become somebody else’s property, without much hope of freedom. It was one of those rare glimpses of different societies and survivors that The Walking Dead hardly ever spends time exploring.

The episode featured ...
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'The Walking Dead' Review: 10 Badass Moments From 'Four Walls And A Roof'

October 27th, 2014 8:20am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 10 Badass Moments From 'Four Walls And
Damn, this season is moving at a lightning speed. After 4 seasons of slow moving plots, in which spending half a season looking for a single character was expected, The Walking Dead has finally found an exciting pace that matches the tone of the show. Instead of making us wait another 5 episodes for the highly anticipated Gareth and Rick confrontation, new EP Scott Gimple puts it smack dab in the 3rd episode. On to the next thing.

Every episode so far this season has resolved some issue (how long will it take to get out of Terminus? Will they get a clue about Beth’s whereabouts? Will they ...
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11 Halloween Costume Ideas Not Inspired By 'The Walking Dead'

October 26th, 2014 3:05pm EDT
11 Halloween Costume Ideas Not Inspired By 'The Walking Dead'
Retailers are reporting that a record number of consumers will be celebrating Halloween this year because the annual fall event has increased in popularity.

According to CBS Moneywatch, adults are set to spend $1.4 billion on costumes, while children's costumes will take in an additional $1.1 billion.

October 31st falling on a Friday also helps because people are shelling out for parties and other events.

But the big question, as with every other year, is what or who to dress up as.

For kids, Disney's "Frozen" is where its at, with girls wanting to go as Elsa or Anna, while boys are flo...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments from 'Strangers'

October 20th, 2014 9:08am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments from 'Stran
“Strangers” was a much quieter episode than the season 5 premiere, but that didn’t make it any less bonkers. In fact, the quiet moments only made every moment more tension-filled. Every time the characters slow-mo walked through the covered woods, there was an ominous feeling following them with each step. As Season 4 taught us, there’s no safety, not even for a minute. And last week’s episode left a couple of hanging threads that come back to haunt our survivors in a major way.

Here are 10 of the most badass moments from “Strangers:”

Reunion Conversations and Forgiveness

The end of “No ...
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7 Bold Predictions For Season 5 Of 'The Walking Dead'

October 19th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
7 Bold Predictions For Season 5 Of 'The Walking Dead'
After four seasons of rivalries, tension, shocking death, and tons of reanimated dead people wandering around, it’s still a wonder that The Walking Dead can still manage to surprise us week after week. Throughout the haitus many viewers believed that our protagonists would be stuck in Terminus for ages, with the much wanted reunions unbearably delayed. But the season opener “No Sanctuary” exceeded all expectations by putting a season’s worth of activity in one episode.

Will the 5th season continue to surprise us with left-field revelations and gut-wrenching twists? Here are a few bold pred...
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'American Horror Story' Star Alexandra Breckenridge Joins 'Walking Dead'

October 16th, 2014 11:52am EDT
Alexandra Breckinridge
"American Horror Story" star Alexandra Breckenridge will appear in season five of "The Walking Dead." The red-headed actress will have a recurring role in the zombie drama with an option of becoming a regular in season six, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The new season kicked off this week and features Rick's group back on the road. Characters from Robert Kirkman's comic book are expected to appear this season.

Creator Scott M. Gimple told the publication following the season premiere: "Even though they're on the road, there's going to be a wide variety of locations this year. When ...
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'The Walking Dead' Premiere Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments From 'No Sanctuary'

October 13th, 2014 8:24am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments From 'No Sa
After an excruciating wait, The Walking Dead is back and bloodier than ever. If you thought the show was brutal before, “No Sanctuary” kicked it up a level or two. The season 5 opener is filled with action, explosions, face-biting, satisfying deaths, emotional moments, and shockers. It’s by far the best season opener so far, boding well for the future of the season.

Here are the 10 Most Badass Moments in “No Sanctuary:”

1.) Opening Tension

Now that’s how you open an episode. “No Sanctuary” begins with 4 members of our group in mortal danger, along with a couple of nameless extras. The Te...
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Watch The First Four Seriously Intense Minutes Of 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Before It Airs

October 12th, 2014 3:01pm EDT
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The fifth season of The Walking Dead is set to kick off Sunday night, and producers of the hit AMC show were kind enough to share the first four minutes of the season five premiere episode, "No Sanctuary." The clip surfaced on Saturday.

The zombie-less teaser is filled with tension and will surely make the rest of the wait leading up to the show painful for fans.

The video begins with "Then" and a brief scene featuring Gareth, who was introduced last season, and a group of people in a dark room while a woman screaming can be heard nearby.

Cut to "Now," when Rick and the others are seen i...
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AMC Confirms 'Walking Dead' Companion Series

September 6th, 2014 10:06am EDT
AMC Confirms 'Walking Dead' Companion Series
AMC has officially ordered a pilot based on the same zombie infested universe as "The Walking Dead." The series will go into production later this year, according to Entertainment Weekly. The program will be set in a different location other than Georgia and feature a new group of characters, so it won't techinically be a spinoff.

The show's original executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are involved in the new project.

AMC president Charlie Collier commented: “Almost from the beginning of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Walking Dead - The Complete Season Four'

August 28th, 2014 11:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Walking Dead - The Complete Season Four'
Walkers here, there and everywhere – must be dead time! We’re checking out the new Blu-ray edition of "The Walking Dead – The Complete Season Four" out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. Is four times a charm? We review it below!

Title: "The Walking Dead - The Complete Season Four"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 696 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

Show Overview: This season feels more like two different stories – one still dealing with The Go...
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The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!

July 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!
Character-driven storylines are the life breath of any avid television watcher. The more interesting, the better. Still, in order to flesh out a main character, several sub characters need to be added. Often times, they are younger. Unless there are substantial reasons why a particular child character is added to a new or existing show, they fall by the wayside, not pushing the plot forward and often, holding it back. These television kids all have one thing in common, their presence on their shows is ultimately annoying.

1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) mi...
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