Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
OK, So Glenn and Tara are travelling with Abraham and his friends and he's very insistent that they stay together. Michonne opens up to Carl about her life before the Apocalypse while poor Rick is trying to avoid detection from bandits who broke into the house they're staying at.
Let's start with Glenn and Tara. They are riding in a truck with Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita who have their own quest. During the trip Tara has been keeping track of turns and landmarks so when Glenn wakes up she can lead him back to the buss where they think Maggie might be. When Glenn does wake up he throws a fit and wants to turn back and find Maggie. Abraham tries to change his mind by telling him his cause is more important than finding Maggie. According to Abraham, Eugene is a doctor who know how the whole Apocalypse happened and wants to travel to Washington DC to see if he can help find a solution.
Frankly my dear, Glenn doesn't give a rat's ass. After wrestling with each other and fighting zombies together, Glenn still takes off in his quest to find Maggie. The rest of the group follows because Eugene, being the genius that he is, shot the truck up and killed it. So everyone decides, "ok let's follow the Korean. what else are we going to do". I have to say I don't trust Eugene...I just don't.
Moving on to Michonne, Rick and Carl. Michonne and Carl have a tender moment at the breakfast table talking about normal things until the conversation turned to Judith. So Michonne and Carl decide to go look for supplies while Rick stays at the house and recuperates. During their scavenger hunt Michonne tries to cheer Carl up with little success. She peaks his interests when she makes the comment that toddlers find her funny and that her son thought his was hilarious. Carl continues to pry and Michonne turns it into a game. She'll answer one question for every room but only after they clear the room. We learn that her son's name was Andre Anthony, he was her only child, and that she lost him when the Apocalypse started. As they continue to check the house she finds a child's room where a family of five was either executed or committed suicide. Very sad.
Rick, on the other hand, is trying to relax and heal his wound but then he hears some screaming down stairs and realizes that the house was broken into. Either Rick is a ninja or he's just lucky because he had to dodge one guy after another hoping to escape the house and warn Michonne and Carl before they got to the house. Obviously these morons don't know to stab the recently deceased and Rick uses that to his advantage. He kill one of the bandits in the bathroom and crack the door open so when the bandit turns zombie....SURPRISE!!! He escapes the house and lies in wait for the bandits to find their fallen zombie comrades. Once the screaming starts, Rick takes off, finds Michonne and Carl, then take off. While they walk to nowhere, they find another sign that tells them about the safe haven Terminus. They decide, "what the hell" and go.
Watching the promo for next week all I have to say is this.....IF DARYL DIES WE RIOT!!!
Next Week's promo:
Friday, February 21, 2014
I've heard a lot about this creature. I remember seeing an episode of "Paranormal State" where they investigated the Jersey Devil. But I gotta be honest, I've never heard of this legend before.
According to Wikipedia(ya I know...when has this site ever been legit?)
"It was said that Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after finding she was pregnant for the 13th time, stated that this one would be the Devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night. Gathered around her were her friends. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child's father was the Devil himself. The child was born normal, but then changed form. It changed from a normal baby to a creature with hooves, a goat's head, bat wings and a forked tail. It growled and screamed, then killed the midwife before flying up the chimney. It circled the villages and headed toward the pines. In 1740 a clergy exorcised the demon for 100 years and it wasn't seen again until 1890."
I can't really find anything other than "Devil Hunters" research. It's not like the Chupacabra (which I don't believe in) where it's been reported that it has attacked livestock. The Jersey Devil seems to be some scary story used to scare little kids. Kinda like the Boogeyman.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This episode was broken up between four different groups and at least a few of those stories overlap. So let's figure out what the hell is going on.
The episode starts with Daryl and Beth running for their lives with Beth's voice as a narrator. It sounds like a journal entry and throughout the episode we see Beth stepping up and being a survivor. While Daryl is slowly regressing to his anti-social ways, Beth chooses to believe that there has to be some survivors from the prison so she pushes Daryl to help her find the others.
Dun Dun Duh! It's Sgt. Abraham Ford! Friend or Foe? we'll see in episodes to come...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!! SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!! SPOILERS!!!! SPOILERS!!!
Sorry for the lack of updates. I've just been lazy. Anyways, let's talk about tonight's episode.
This episode was mostly focused on Rick, Carl, and Michonne. After the fall of the prison, the group has split into many small groups. Rick and Carl are on their own trying to deal with each other while Michonne is on her own trying to deal with the great loss. With Rick seriously injured and passed out on the couch, Carl tries to prove to himself and to Rick that he can take care of himself. He shows his anger toward Rick by bringing up Rick's failure as a leader and as a father and even says he'd be fine if Rick died. Everything starts off OK until he quickly realizes that he's not as crafty as he thinks he is. He ends up wasting all his bullets, losing a shoe, and almost getting eaten by seven Walkers. But on the bright side he found extra food. In the end we see Rick twitch and possibly confirm our fears of his demise. As Carl prepares to kill his father he realizes he can't do it instead choosing to die rather than be alone. Luckily for us Rick didn't turn Walker, he was just fucked up. He and Carl somewhat mend their relationship.
Michonne had to face the loss of not just the prison family she created, but the family that she lost when the Zombie Apocalypse started. We see her create two new pets to get past the Walker Herd. She finds Rick and Carl's tracks but instead of following them, she chooses to go the opposite direction. Her adventure continues with a dream sequence where we see her life as a normal person. She's happy with her kid and two men, Terry and Mike. As the dream continues you slowly see them get dirtier and angry as they talk about their decisions: should we have gone to the camps? Why did we stay here? Her dream finishes with the end result: her child is gone and Terry and Mike are her zombie pets. Michonne shuffles along until she realizes that she doesn't want to be a Walker, in the figurative and literal sense. She takes out a bunch of Walkers and searches for Rick and Carl.
In the end Michonne finds the Grimes boys. What will next week bring?
I can't get over how awesome Chandler Riggs is. Although Carl gets on my nerves 90% of the time, Riggs manages to keep Carl as a believable character in an unbelievable world. I found this episode Carl's right of passage. He was able to prove to himself that if push comes to shove he can survive. However, he realizes that he still has a lot to learn and that he's not ready to be alone in the world. According to The Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick, Andrew Lincoln(Rick) said that filming that episode was like watching an actor become a leading man. I have to agree.
The Michonne part made me a little sad. We understand now why Michonne was so emotional when she held Judith. In this episode she was confronted with feelings that she buried and had hoped stayed that way. Here we see a powerful warrior become vulnerable and in that moment see her come back to life. She looked like she was about ready to give up but realized that she didn't want to just shuffle and blend in with the Walkers.
Maybe this episode was all about self-discovery. Michonne realized she can't keep her grief buried and Carl realized he doesn't want to be alone.
Great episode and I'm so happy it's back! See you all next week!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Remember last week when I talked about that haunted house and the exorcism that followed? Well, "Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans thought it would be a brilliant idea to buy the house and check it out. Now remember...this is a house that everyone has been calling a "Portal to Hell". Either the man has guts or he's glutton for punishment.
In other news, I was reading a facebook post from another renown Paranormal Investigator. Ryan Buell has his doubts about this haunting and surprisingly many people found that offensive. They even went as far as to say he was throwing shade toward Bagans. I believe that wasn't Buell's intention and I think he gave his honest opinion. It's always best to find a logical explanation first before you come to any conclusions.
The only thing that makes me believe this haunting is legit, is that fact that there were other witness such as police officers, medical personnel, and social services. I don't think they were making this up.
Anyways, we'll see how Bagans does. Hopefully his curiosity won't cost him is soul.
Ryan Buell's Facebook: