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Season 8b Preview!

Jim and I will be back for the back half of season 8 of AMC's The Walking Dead. Whether that is exciting or depressing is very much up to the individual, but it's a fact, so today we're previewing the next 8 episodes. What do we think about Gimple's promotion? Is Carl really going to die? What did we think of the pre-season trailers and marketing? And who lives and who dies this season? We contemplate all this and more. See you Sunday night for the LiveWatch!


Season 8a Wrapup

Season 8 of The Walking Dead is finally over and we're doing a wrapup podcast to commiserate with the fans who have hung in there. Thanks to everyone who has been listening and supporting us for the past 6 years of coverage. We'll have some more information on the future of Walking Dead at Bald Move in early 2018. Stay tuned.


808 – How It’s Gotta Be

It feels like we're at a big crossroads here for our relationship with AMC's The Walking Dead, as we watch "How It's Gotta Be". What do you do with a show you don't really enjoy watching when it eliminates one of the biggest reasons you've been watching it, and you have no real hope for improvement? Honestly, we don't know, we're going to have to do a lot of off season soul searching to decide what form our coverage is going to take going forward. We'll be coming back next week for a...


807 – Time for After

AMC's The Walking Dead presents for us a perfect storm of mullet, trash people, rapid onset morgalizing, and terrible action sequences. Except in the actual perfect storm it was two terrible things coming together to make a larger terrible thing, and in "Time for After" it's four. Regardless, George Clooney and Marky Mark ain't making it out alive. The question Jim and I are left with is, do we go down with the ship? Or accept coast guard rescue? Honestly, I've kind of lost the metaphor at...


806 – The King, The Widow and Rick

Jim and A.Ron are not sure whether to laugh or cry with the latest from AMC's The Walking Dead, "The King, The Widow, and Rick". On the one hand, this is a garbage show, now populated with literally, for real, garbage people. On the other hand, Rosita vaporized a guy with a rocket launcher. In a warehouse. From 30 feet away. That's garbage, but it's funny garbage. We break down this fiasco as per usual with supporting fire from our fellow fans in the feedback section.


805 – The Big Scary U

On this episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Big Scary U", Gabriel hears Negan's confession, Rick and possibly a live wildcat standing in for Daryl hit a rough patch while debating the meaning of "All Out War", while the Council of Idiots decides what to do in the absence of their Dear Leader. And feedback. And a bit of spoiler section! Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans, and we'll see you and the rest of the world next week!


804 – Some Guy

A.Ron and Jim praise and rip this episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Some Guy". We dug a lot of the high concept medieval horror going on, and if nothing else, Ezekiel is a particularly interesting personality to mine pathos out of in this worn out zombie apocalypse we're stuck in. AND YET WE SMILE! Because those car chases were right out of 80's action / comedy, Carol was kicking Savior butt and taking names, until the tragic and outrageous death of a beloved character. Then, feedback!...


803 – Monsters

A.Ron has lost his mind in Morgan fashion, coming out in favor of this episode, but just because he's not right, that don't make him wrong. Jim decries the heavy handed Morgalizing and shoddily constructed action, and then, just when we're at our darkest hour, Guy Ferrari arrives to save the podcast.


802 – The Damned

Jim and A.Ron decry the debacle that was the latest episode of The Walking Dead, "The Damned". If you liked the episode, I'm happy for you. But this is us explaining why we didn't. There was a lot of action, but it had not context, and even if it did, a surprising amount was staged and executed so poorly you couldn't tell if the good guys were winning or losing, even if you knew the objective. Worse, the rampant Morgalizing of seasons past has returned in a big way. This time, they're hand...


801 – Mercy

A.Ron and Jim are a bit divided on this episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Mercy". "Mercy" seems to be the dominant theme of this season, with Rick's warpath sharply contrasted to Carl's desire for hope and open handedness. Lots of butt gets kicked this episode, surprisingly the majority of the butt kicked consists of glass panes and not Saviors or zombies. And there are a few head scratching flash forwards/backs/sideways. But just look at that sweet shot of Daryl blowing up stuff real good!


Season 8 Preview

Jim and A.Ron look ahead to season 8 of The Walking Dead! We discuss our thoughts on the promo materials, the legal bombshells that dropped over the spring/summer break, and finally we get spoilery discussing the comic book version of the “All Out War” storyline at the end of the pod. See you this weekend!…


Season 7 Wrap Up!

Jim and A.Ron say goodbye once again to AMC's The Walking Dead, but first, we have some things to get off our chest and a ton of feedback from our fellow fans to share. What lane does the Dead need to stay in? How long can it last? How big a star is Andrew Lincoln, anyway? Will the War with Negan last 8 episodes, or 16? Just how many episodes of Trash People backstory will we be inflicted with? Should Gimple and company just let Heath go? All this and more will be discussed!


716 – The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

by The Walking Dead's season 7 finale, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life". Well staged action and CGI stunt tigers get the pulse pounding, but it's not long before well worn bad habits start to get in the way; a convoluted plot by Negan to once again impress upon Rick that resistance is futile, literal Garbage People, and Sasha's "I'll save you from the situation I helped create" heroics, all these unfortunately mire the proceedings. But that's not our last work on the subject. We'll...


715 – Something They Need

A decent episode of AMC's The Walking Dead nevertheless provokes a bunch of questions regarding "Something They Need". Is Rick's group really justified in their "take no prisoners, take all guns" approach with Seaside? Has Eugene really turned turncoat? Is Gregory Negan's "little bird"? Why can't Grandma McGee pull a gun on somebody proper like? And does Rick know that a man is at his most dangerous when he's on his knees? Dwight knows. He's been to the School of Eugene's Nut Cracker, and...


714 – The Other Side

Jim and A.Ron watched the latest episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Other Side", and then immediately crawled through a wood pile and launched an assault on the episode. First we tried sniping, but then we went in for a frontal assault. I promised to watch Jim's back, and then betrayed him to his chagrin at the end. As always, Eugene, excuse me, Chief Engineer Dr. Eugene, was useless. Listen in for all this, some feedback, and yours truly holding court in the Spoiler Section!


713 – Bury Me Here

Jim and A.Ron agree that AMC's The Walking Dead delivered an entertaining episode with "Bury Me Here", but maybe not for the reason we were supposed to. Hilariously bad premises, unbelievable payoffs to trivial moments, characters getting massive backstory dumps before being unceremoniously bumped off... it's a pretty full "Bad Walking Dead Bingo" card. But hey, an end to the era of rampant Morgalizing, so that's something!


712 – Say Yes

Jim and A.Ron are reasonably pleased with the latest episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Say Yes". After many long years, TWD finally found a way to have a philosophical argument about "why we fight" and "what' it's like out there" and "this is the way the world works" that doesn't actually involve any of those words, and inserts a few new ones, "hope" and "future". The fact that it goes down between Rick and Michonne, characters with chemistry that we actually care about, makes it that...


711 – Hostiles and Calamities

Jim and A.Ron point and laugh at poor Eugene in the latest episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Hostiles and Calamities". Eugene fails at lobster, succeeds at Yar's Revenge, blows up some balloons, puts on a wiz bang science show, and ultimate turns into the bad guy? Yeah right, we'll believe it when we see it. Meanwhile, Dwight reaches the sad boring conclusion of the Dwight/Sherry saga that began way back in episode 606, "Always Accountable". Also, A.Ron vents his spleen about Eugene's...


710 – New Best Friends

Jim and A.Ron slog through a mess of a Star Trek: The Next Generation inspired episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, as Rick negotiates a complicated treaty with the Romulan sub-commander of a garbage world. There's some good stuff too; some emotional punch with Daryl and Carol, some nuanced Morgalizing from Morgan, and a "have to see it to believe it" Mad Max / Lord of the Rings inspired zombie pit fight sequence. Maybe that's how TWD is going to roll going forward, pilfering from better...


709 – Rock in the Road

Jim and A.Ron are back to further chronicle the legendary journeys of one Rick Grimes and his merry band of post apocalyptic crazies. This week, we consider "A Rock in the Road", which we found to be an amazing episode in terms of epic clothes lines, and considerably less so when judging by its titular morality tale. Speaking of morality, there is some rampant Morgalizing in this episode. But we get just the right amount of Negan. All this plus explosions and fan feedback!


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