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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
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“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
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"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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The Walking Dead Escape Is A Definite Must-Do For Fans Of The Show

June 30th, 2014 1:43pm EDT
The Walking Dead Escape Is A Definite Must-Do For Fans Of The Sh
Have you heard of the Walking Dead Escape? A guest writer for Starpulse attended the interactive zombie run experience in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend and watched thousands of fans get caught up in the action, inspired by the hit AMC series.

The make-up was "awesome," according to our field reporter Christine Donaldson, who watched one of the show's make-up artists turn regular people into terrifying, bleeding, zombies.

"Walkers" and "Survivors" were released onto the obstacle course, which included school buses, a maze of cars, a field and hospital. Starting at 6 p.m., fans were enc...
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Rick Grimes And Walter White Trade Lyrical Blows In The Newest 'Epic Rap Battles Of History'

May 5th, 2014 1:42pm EDT
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Pretty much every college student I know is familiar with Epic Rap Battles of History. For those of you who either A) live under a rock, B) are not college students or C) don't know how the internet works, we will enlighten you.

Epic Rap Battles of History (henceforth known as ERB) pits two historical/semihistorical/fictional characters from pop culture against each other in a fictitious 'rap battle' where the two (and sometimes more) parties verbally abuse each other to a meter. The crowd decides informally in the comments whose rhymes are stronger, and everyone with a decent sense of hum...
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Questions Fans Have From 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale

March 31st, 2014 9:33pm EDT
Questions Fans Have From 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale
"The Walking Dead" returned on Sunday night for its season finale, titled "A". The episode didn't provide as much of a shock and awe factor as the episode that showed Carol taking out Lizzie, but it still left fans of the zombie apocalypse show with several questions.

Firstly, Terminus wasn't exactly what everyone thought it would be. As fans, we knew that "all who arrive survive" was kind of a hoax in order to herd people into the clutches of the cannibals. Last week, when we met Denise Crosby's character Mary, we knew something just wasn't right with her or her tribe of weirdos.

One...
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'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale: From The Gunfire To The Frying Pan

March 31st, 2014 7:42pm EDT
'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale: From The Gunfire To The Fryi
Well, it could never be that anyone on The Walking Dead could have a happy ending, and certainly not a major couple like Glenn and Maggie. So when they finally were reunited last week, everyone and their grandmother had to know that their joy would have to be short-lived.

In The Walking Dead Season 4 finale, we quickly, at the end of the episode - but with clues throughout the episode - find out why.

The series-wide context: Safe havens can never be safe in this post-apocalyptic world. Hershel's farm seemed safe enough, certainly about nursing back Carl. But at the end of that respite, w...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: Rick’s Thrilling Rampage Highlights Season 4 Finale

March 31st, 2014 12:11pm EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Rick’s Thrilling Rampage Highlights Se
The second half of the fourth season of The Walking Dead has been a mixed bag. On one hand, our core characters have been heading towards a goal (the Terminus promise land) with interesting groupings and jaw dropping reveals. Michonne, Carl, and Rick’s scenes have been particularly enjoyable, as their dynamic is refreshing and fun. The scenes with Carol, Tyrese, and their psychotic band of kids were filled with nail-biting anticipation. However, other groups were more of the same. Was anybody enjoying Daryl and Beth’s quest for hope? Did anybody think Maggie and Glenn weren’t going to meet ...
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'The Walking Dead': The Grove (4x14)

March 20th, 2014 1:41pm EDT
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Holy... Shhhhh.... iiii.... Oh my God. I'm trying to remember if I've ever been more shocked and horrified by anything this show has ever done, and I'm having trouble. I mean, I was pretty surprised when Sophia walked out of the barn, when Hershel died, when Andrea died... but this one is just... worse.

We check in with Carol, Tyreese, baby Judith, Lizzie, and Mika. They are continuing along the railroad tracks, heading towards Terminus. Carol expresses worry that Mika is too soft to survive in this new world, and Lizzie is confused about the Walkers. She thinks they're just different, and...
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'The Walking Dead' 4.14: Too Far

March 17th, 2014 3:29pm EDT
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Everyone has their limits. Years ago, I recommended The Sopranos to a well-known science fiction author. She told me that from what she had seen and heard of the series, the violence went too far for her. I understood that, even though the violence in The Sopranos - and in many other television shows - doesn't bother me.

But everyone has their limits. And The Walking Dead reached mine in the brutally powerful episode - 4.14 - Sunday night. There's something about killing of children - whether by a psycho, or as the result of a cold-blooded irrefutable logic - that I just can't abide. I...
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Recap: 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 14 'The Grove'

March 17th, 2014 8:33am EDT
Recap: 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 14 'The Grove'
Ready for one of the most horrifying and depressing episode in The Walking Dead history? If you thought the theme of loneliness in the last episode was heartbreaking, you definitely weren’t prepared for what The Grove had to bring. The episode focused solely on Carol, Tyreese, and the three young girls, Lizzie, Mika, and Judith, under their wings.

Where We Begin

The group continues their quest towards the mythic Terminus. It’s been a troubling while since they saw a map and sign leading them, so they take shelter in a rustic home, set with a wire fence and plenty of pecans to eat. They ha...
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The Walking Dead S4 E13 Recap: Alone

March 14th, 2014 3:33pm EDT
The Walking Dead S4 E13 Recap: Alone
Another great episode. That makes two in a row that I thoroughly enjoyed. This time, we checked in with a lot of our characters, although we didn't see Rick at all. I'm guessing we've got to check in with him next week, right? This week, however, we followed two of our main groups. Let's take each in turn.

In flashback, we see Bob on his own. Glenn and Daryl find him, ask him the three questions, and invite him back to the prison with them. In present day, Maggie, Bob, and Sasha are traveling around, searching for Glenn. Bob has a close call with a Walker, but he only gets bit on his banda...
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Recap: 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 13 'Alone'

March 10th, 2014 9:03am EDT
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Would the writer who decided that Beth and Daryl together were an interesting pairing please step forward? I have a strongly worded letter to hand you. This is the third episode where they’ve been heavily featured. Yet, nothing of significance has really happened before tonight. I’m all about the character development but it needs to be dispersed with some plot as well.

“Alone” is following last week’s episode that was declared by many, namely me, to be the most boring episode the show has ever produced. That’s why it was so disappointing to see the duo pop up again in the very next episod...
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5 Reasons Why We're Missing Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead

March 2nd, 2014 3:00pm EST
5 Reasons Why We're Missing Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead
If you've been watching after the mid-season premiere of "The Walking Dead", then chances are you or someone you know has likely mentioned the absence of Daryl Dixon as played by Norman Reedus. Fear not, we're missing him, too. If the brief preview of the next episode of the show is any indication, we're about to get our fix. Until then, here's our take on why we're missing the great Norman Reedus on "The Walking Dead".

1. Daryl is Rick's right-hand man and if anyone can help them adequately get the prison team back together, it's him. They all got separated when the Governor and his...
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'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 11 Review: 'Claimed'

February 24th, 2014 10:05am EST
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Who knew Michonne could be so funny? “Claimed” proves that the intense sadness and suspense of the end of the world can also have its fair share of levity. Michonne, who recently reconnected with Carl and Rick, has lifted a huge weight off her shoulders after letting go of the pain and guilt she was carrying about her deceased toddler son, Andre. As a result she’s become the sort of person who stuffs cheese wiz in her face in one scene and is able to talk about her past in the next. If only the show could solely be about the adventures of Michonne and the Grimes boys.

The chemistry between...
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'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 10: 'Inmates' Raises Many Questions

February 17th, 2014 9:23am EST
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“Inmates” raises a lot of questions.

Is Beth anybody’s favorite character? I like her more than a majority of the viewing public. She’s sweet, with strong ties to characters I also like, with her sister being Maggie and her strange friendship with Daryl. Beth also has more character development than most of the characters on this show. She’s gone from naive to suicidal to cold-hearted (remember when her friend died and she barely cared?) to the caretaker of the group.

The biggest problem with her character is how little her presence is felt. She’s seemingly pivotal at times, such as her r...
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'The Walking Dead' Mid-Season Premiere: Rick And Carl Find Dream Safe House

February 10th, 2014 11:42am EST
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The Walking Dead works best when the universe is small. This might be a controversial statement but I believe it completely. By small, I don’t mean the show shouldn’t explore more settings, including different states and campgrounds. It’s always great to discover how other people are living in light of the zombie apocalypse. However, the best episodes of the show always involve a small group of survivors focusing on a singular task.

For instance, the episode “Clear” had Rick, Carl, and Michonne looking for weapons and ammunition. It was a simple enough mission, with a minor group, that lea...
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'The Walking Dead' 4.9: A Nightmare On Walking Dead Street

February 10th, 2014 7:32am EST
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A really different but no less harrowing - in some ways, more so - return of The Walking Dead in 4.9, in which we're treated to one nightmare for sure, and another which only becomes clear is not a nightmare near the very end.

The almost nightmare is Carl's and Chandler Riggs gives his best performance in the entire series so far. Angry at Rick for what happened and didn't happen at the end of the prison story in 4.8 last year - but just a few minutes in the past as 4.9 begins - Carl at first pulls away from his father, thinking and even wishing him dead in an oedipal story come to fruit...
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