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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 5 – “Them”

Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) takes out her frustrations on zombies and dogs in THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 AMC/Gene Page

Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Tyler James Williams Writer: Heather Bellson Director: Julius Ramsay Network: AMC, airs Sunday @ 9:00 p.m. Original Telecast: Feb. 15, 2015 Warning massive show spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk. Since showrunner Scott M. Gimple took over the ship of THE WALKING DEAD he has loved giving us episodes such as “Them.” An episode where really, let’s be honest, nothing happens. Instead it is a bridge to future episodes where something more […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 5 – “What Happened and What’s Going on?”

Tyreese (Chad Coleman) fights off a zombie in THE WALKING DEAD | © 2015 Gene Page/AMC

Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Tyler James Williams Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Greg Nicotero Network: AMC, airs Sunday @ 9:00 p.m. Original Telecast: Feb. 8, 2015 Warning massive show spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk. I truly enjoy THE WALKING DEAD but sometimes they outthink themselves. Take “What Happened and What’s Going On?” for instance. I get that they needed a reflection-type episode given all the high drama and loss that has been going on since […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - Season 4 Blu-ray | ©2014 AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson Suggested Retail Price: $69.98 Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Even when you have the tendency to rip apart THE WALKING DEAD for its occasionally slow and plodding storytelling, it continues to do things normal TV series never dare tread – be bold and expectation-defying. THE WALKING DEAD, in four seasons, has provided a lush, rich zombie apocalypse – the closest we’ve ever had to a TV series capturing the complexities and nuances of the best of zombie feature films, most notably the cannon of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TNT President Michael Wright on MOB CITY Season 1

Drew Struzan poster artwork for MOB CITY | ©2013 TNT

MOB CITY, the series developed by Frank Darabont and inspired by John Buntin’s book L.A. NOIR, dramatizes that battle royal that raged in the 1940s between the LAPD and mobsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, played by Edward Burns, and Mickey Cohen, played by Jeremy Luke. The TNT series has its two-hour season finale Wednesday, December 18 at 9 PM. TNT President/Head of Entertainment Michael Wright takes a few moments to discuss the show’s violence and the casting of Burns as the lethal Siegel. ASSIGNMENT X: Is the violence level on MOB CITY at all comparable to TNT’s previous present-day cop series […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 4 – “30 Days Without An Accident” – Season Premiere

THE WALKING DEAD - Season 4 Key Art | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Greg Nicotero Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: October 13, 2013 With a show like THE WALKING DEAD, change is expected and almost necessary in order to keep a show fresh and interesting. After last year’s exceptional storyline involving the competing communities of Woodbury and the Prison, it would make sense that the series would move forward. It’s done that almost with the Season 4 premiere “30 Days Without An Accident”, but it also feels more of […]Read On »

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Interview: Todd McFarlane on SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE

SUPERHEROES A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE | (c) 2013 PBS

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is a three-hour documentary on comic books and the culture they’ve created that airs Tuesday October 15 on PBS. Documentarian Michael Kantor says, “We made this series so that no parent would ever throw out their kids’ comic books again. This series is not just for comic book geeks – it’s funded both by the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities, and it contextualizes the stories of comic book superheroes within the greater history, that of the Great Depression, World War II, the congressional witch hunts of the 1950s, the Watergate […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE WALKING DEAD – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

THE WALKING DEAD - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray | ©2013 AMC

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Suggested Retail Price: $79.99 With the showrunner turnover at THE WALKING DEAD occurring practically every season, you would think the series would suffer creatively and tonally, but as Season 3 of the AMC series proved, the story is compelling and strong enough to withstand occasional creative disruptions. THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON compiles all 16 episodes from the shocking arc that pitted Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LOW WINTER SUN star Lennie James walks the beat

Lennie James in LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013 AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3

In AMC’s LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, Lennie James plays Detroit police detective Joe Geddes, who persuades fellow homicide investigator Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) to help murder Joe’s detective partner. An attempt to make the death look like a suicide backfires, and there turns out to be a second dead body in the trunk of the victim’s car. Frank is assigned to solve the murder he and Joe committed, while Joe is under the scrutiny of Internal Affairs. While not nearly so deadly, there’s a bit of behind-the-scenes meta as well. LOW WINTER SUN was originally a three-hour […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More HANNIBAL news with Bryan Fuller and PUSHING DAISIES too

Hugh Dancy in HANNIBAL - Season 1 - "Savoureaux" | ©2013 NBC/Brooke Palmer

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Bryan Fuller, creator of HANNIBAL – which airs on NBC, Thursdays at 10 PM – we discuss Hannibal’s food philosophy, the possibility of a PUSHING DAISIES revival and much more. ASSIGNMENT X: How did you decide on the first season’s spine? Obviously, you go from the A of Hannibal, played by Mads Mikkelsen, and Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, meeting to the B of whatever the end of the season is, but can you talk about how the interior of the season unfolded for you? FULLER: It was something that I […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Welcome to the Tombs” – Season Finale

David Morrissey in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Welcome to the Tombs" | ©2013 AMC/Gene Page

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts Writer: Glen Mazzara Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: March 31, 2013 It goes without saying, if you’re reading this review of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 finale, then you’ve either seen the episode or you’re wanting to spoil all its secrets. So be warned, MASSIVE SPOILER ALERTS! Can we be any clearer? With “Welcome to the Tombs,” THE WALKING DEAD wraps up the Woodbury arc is glorious fashion. While […]Read On »

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