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TWD: S7 | Negan is a Beast!


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Welcome to the guest writer column at Film and TV Nerd, this week we welcome back writer  with her thoughts on the season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead! And don’t forget to forget to check out exclusive TWD content at The Walking Dead Chronicles facebook page Continue reading TWD: S7 | Negan is a Beast!

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FTWD Season Two – What’s So Fearful About Fear?


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Welcome to the guest writer column at Film and TV Nerd, this week we welcome back writer  with her thoughts on the season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead! And don’t forget to forget to check out exclusive TWD content at The Walking Dead Chronicles facebook page

Ok, I finally watched the season opener and if you haven’t done the same, please move along, nothing to read here.

I really want this different take of The Walking Dead to work, but I’m having problems liking and getting to know these characters after being invested in the first season and the beginning of this season. Everyone has different opinions of characters that tend to reflect more about you than the actual character; so with that, time to learn some things about me and what I thought about the episode.

First of all, Nick is starting to grow on me. At first I wished him to become zombie food but in his sobriety, he’s becoming a decent character. He being the one to get the remaining family members off land and onto Abigail was pretty impressive as even Victor noticed and praised him, for it. Vic on the other hand has some serious motives for each of them being on the ship; their usefulness. It’s almost as if he had some kind of inside information about this pandemic that he was able to prepare for and quite well and well ahead of most people, I might add. Hmmm.

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Alicia and Chris are getting on my nerves. Alicia, after seeing what the world is and has become, being stupid enough to talk to people on the radio after seeing Vic’s reaction to that boat loaded with people and his refusal to allow them to board. I wanted to just smack her! Chris, on the other hand is still trying to cope with not only the death of his mother but that manner in which she died; by the hands of his own father. That fact has caused him so much resentment towards his father that it leads to him punching his dad. Maybe his character can begin to realize the gravity of the world around him now and get with the program.

An interesting development from last season to now is how Travis is getting over his “wimp” factor but it appears as though Madison has now picked it up. As much as you want to save people, they are a threat. Wanting to take on the boat of people was not rationally thinking it through. She knows what the supply and fuel situations are on the ship. Adding to their dossier will cause them to be impacted negatively and possible costing them their lives. Why does Travis get that and not Madison?

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Now it appears, because of Alicia’s idiotic communication with unknown people, they may now be the ones after them (the voice did say he would see her soon) and what’s worse is that group may have been responsible for the sinking of the other boat that released the buoy walkers into the water.

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Let’s see what next week holds!

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TWD Season Six – So Negan Lucilled…..


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Welcome to the guest writer column at Film and TV Nerd, this week we welcome back writer  with her thoughts on the season finale of the Walking Dead! And don’t forget to forget to check out exclusive TWD content at The Walking Dead Chronicles facebook page

If you haven’t seen Season 6 Episode 16 “Last Day On Earth” yet, please pass this one by as there will be things spoiled, huge disappointments and a lot of sarcasm ahead.

Let’s begin with Carol’s suicide mission. Our heroine went from bad-ass to a whimpering mess in just a few short episodes with this one being her lowest of her lows! Understanding that the new world they’ve been living in is horrific to say the least, the things that they’ve had to do have been just unthinkable! Her timing for this moral crossroads however couldn’t have come at a worse time. Not only for her but for the people she considers family. Would things had turned out differently if she hadn’t left, probably and half the group would be at Alexandria not kneeling in the forest in front of Negan!

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How about Eugene’s heroics? He has grown into becoming one to defend and protect! That took long enough, but it’s a welcomed thing to witness. With all of the praise he was receiving throughout the episode, it seemed like it was him that was going to be the payment that Negan would require and it still could be.

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With that let’s get into what has been perpetrated on us loyal Walking Dead Fans! Yes, we know that this is a series and cliffhangers are designed to make sure that you return week after week and/or season after season, but this seemed almost cruel. Many times this season we were given cliffhangers and much uncertainty and while that contributes to great excitement in the short term, a continuing build up and let down isn’t healthy for the show and this stunt made many people upset and not because of the excitement or build up, but because after so much of it, nothing happened! The game of tag has never been a favorite of mine, so watching Try to Catch the Travel Trailer for almost the entire episode while poor Maggie is most likely miscarrying in the back was really frustrating!

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Yes, it’s a shame that the cameraman had to go out like that, oh wait, it wasn’t the cameraman? Camera lady? Maybe Negan found another way to bust up a watermelon, you know, since he had guests and all, maybe he wanted to demonstrate his mad cutlery skills to the new comers! It did sound really messy but who knows, it may have just “sounded” that way.

After spending most of the season focusing on this big, bad character the ending was just uneventful. I guess waiting until October is the only choice we have but I may find another way to smash a watermelon by then or at the least, not invest so much into a show that they don’t appreciate the fans as they should!

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Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead will be starting next week and if I even sense any BS, then I’ll be bailing. I watched the first season hoping that it would be a different take, it is, and maybe it’s just me, but I’m not getting into these characters. Time will tell.

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TWD Season Six – Daryl Down! Daryl Down!


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Welcome to the guest writer column at Film and TV Nerd, this week we welcome back writer  with her thoughts on this weeks episode of the Walking Dead!

There was so much blood that splashed up onto the camera lens that it’s hard to know what really happened or if that’s what they want you to believe. If you haven’t seen Season 6 Episode 15 “East” then please keep scrolling!

With that said,

Let’s go!

Emotions were high in this episode for everyone, even Gabriel, but probably no one more than the usually calm Daryl. Daryl is feeling as though he needs to avenge the death of Denise is cute and all, but his actions, or lack of actions, also caused certain events to transpire and it has finally caught up with him. Normally the calmer and more rational side of him would have better planned this out, but throw in the fact that Carol left also, well you have a destabilized Daryl prone to making some mistakes. Note to self: never get emotional during any crisis especially a zombie apocalypse!

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Tobin finds the letter left by Carol yet somehow Daryl knows about it before Rick. Chasing after Carol is certainly NOT a good idea especially alone, but there Daryl goes. No one realizes that she left even though they had people on watches. One theory is that she had to have pushed that car far enough as to not be heard, although, you would hear something!

We get it; Carol is having a major identity crisis and is breaking down. She obviously knows she has to kill since she sewed that massive gun into her sleeve, so who is she trying to fool? The takedowns of the road fools were awesome and even gave me some hope that maybe Carol can pull herself back from the brink. BTW, did you notice just how much this group knew about Alexandria including that it’s less than 8 miles (12.75 klicks) from where they were? I’m not sure, but don’t you think that someone should have been able to hear all the gun shots?

The Rick and Michonne, Maggie and Glenn scenes almost seem like foreshadowing. We know something big is about to happen with the anticipated entrance of Negan in the next episode. Lucille will most likely get her appetite sustained by the blood of someone. Happy people usually don’t stay happy for long. Glenn had been spared way back in episode 7 by Enid but now he currently has been captured by Dwight and his crew along with Michonne. Coincidence? We shall see soon enough! Glenn and Michonne were exceptionally loud in the woods. No wonder they were caught.

Is Michonne getting a little too domesticated playing house with Rick? Hmmmmmm Did you catch the etching on the gun that Carl picked up? A barbed wire bat!!!!

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Morgan came clean about the whole wolves’ run-ins and explained how all life is precious to Rick. I’m waiting to see how he can square that circle with the Dwight character and Negan. This group would have found Alexandria anyway, make no mistake about that. All of these groups including ours are doing the same thing; scouting. They just may all be scouting for different things.

This is now the third time that Daryl has underestimated Dwight and his group. I’m not sure about you but symbolism means a lot to the writers. Will the three strike rule apply to Daryl now? What about the BLOOD and Dwight saying that the person will live? Did Daryl get shot? Was that his blood? Or did we just partially witness Daryl’s speculated death? Oh, next week can’t get here fast enough!!!!

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TWD Season Six – Who Will Negan Kill?


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Welcome to the guest writer column at Film and TV Nerd, this week we welcome back writer  with her thoughts on the up-coming episodes of the Walking Dead!

Just be aware that spoilers may lay ahead for those not familiar with the comic book story-lines.

I must say that the internet has been a buzz for the last 24 hours and AMC has been very busy. We’ve all been dissecting the spoiler footage of the season 6 finale where we get rapid fire glimpses of scenes that just leave us wanting more and guessing who or what is going on! If you’re not aware of this and want nothing to do with it, please stop reading now because even though you can’t decisively determine what and who, stuff is going on!

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AMC has been very busy attempting to scrub the web of this footage which basically says that there’s really good reason to. The footage is legit and was not supposed to be released yet. I will provide a link for you to view it but you better get to it right away, since AMC is in fast and furious mode right now.

What do we see? OMG it’s going to be freaking awesome!!!!! We see Lucille, which means someone will be getting the bat. Someone is wounded so bad that Rick, Abraham, Carl and Aaron are carrying the person back, in running mode! We have another road confrontation with someone laying in the street unwilling to trade. There’s all kinds of speculation as to who is faced down on the ground (I think it’s Carol). We see someone holding Carol’s rosary beads but it doesn’t look like her hand. We see Morgan on horseback (where did the horse come from). A heavy fire fight in the woods. And the back of Negan!!

OMG!!!! Sunday just can’t get here soon enough!

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TWD Season Six -The Creeping Episode


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If you haven’t seen The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 14 “Twice As Far” please stop now as sadness follows and I’d hate to see your nose or mascara run from your tears. You’ve been warned!

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All the suspense for weeks has been who is going to die and although the season still has two more episodes remaining, the slow creeping death walk has begun and Denise was the first to fall. In this episode you could see this coming. She, for starters, wasn’t prepared for what was beyond Alexandria’s walls and was taking such silly risks like getting the ice cooler from the car with the live walker in it. Then she got all positive and sentimental on us (never a good sign) and that usually leads to bad things happening and in this case, she was speaking like she was shot through the heart, but it was through the eye. Didn’t see that coming! Poor Tara!

Once again we meet up with Dwight and yes Daryl; you should have killed them in the burnt forest. There will be so much more regret for that decision to come. This time, Dwight has met some unfortunate face changing fate as his face is half burnt. I’m sure we’ll learn how that came about soon enough but his posse has grown substantially since the first time we met him. It appears that he went back to the group that was hunting them down initially, but with a severe punishment for his disobedience. Daryl has been the one consistent character that has had numerous run-ins with this group (the forest, the observatory and now on the tracks). PS…Can we stay off the tracks please? It never leads to anywhere good!

Now you know we must have our chuckles about some of the dialogue and scenes in this episode. Eugene’s growing a pair when he tells Abraham, “You’ve outlived your usefulness to me.” and then chomping on a pair, when seizing his moment to help the others get away from Dwight and his goons. Eugene showed that he has grown up some which was also what Denise was trying to do but it didn’t work out as well for her in the end. This was not only an important moment between Abraham and Eugene, but also in front of Daryl and Rosita. Even though Abraham has been dumping and being dumped, it looks like him and Sasha are going to happen.

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TWD SEASON SIX – Women Ran It


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Welcome to the guest writer column at Film and TV Nerd, this week we welcome back writer  with her thoughts on this weeks episode of the Walking Dead!

There are spoilers ahead so if you have not already seen The Walking Dead, Season 6 Episode 13 “The Same Boat”, please stop reading now because I’m not responsible for you learning about something prematurely.

Here we go!

This episode was all about the ladies. Their internal battles; their ability to overcome so much and still survive, but this was also about the maternal instincts of these women; The Savior members and our group. The Savior ladies all had their stories to tell about how it was before the apocalypse happened. Paula, Michelle and Molly showed different stages of where Carol and Maggie have been and may go in the future.

You have Michelle demonstrating the beginning of it all. Her naïveté and unsubstantiated threats were almost laughable in the current times. You could tell there was no there, there. Molly had already given up in the sense that’s she a dead woman walking anyway, so there’s really nothing that you can do to me attitude. Her disposition and I don’t give a crap attitude probably made her more dangerous than the others, but the lack of true leadership made her just another follower. Now Paula was straddling both the hope and the surrender to circumstance displayed in the other two women. While she could read the outward act that Carol was displaying, she also allowed herself to become vulnerable by opening up and buying into the act.

Maggie and Carol on the other hand are going through their own internal struggles. After Morgan got into Carol’s head, she hasn’t been right. When she stopped Maggie from ending one of the Saviors that demonstrated just how deeply Morgan got to her. Bringing it back to the humanity of it all showed her maternal side and while Carol’s character has completely evolved and if she can’t find the balance to survive, she won’t survive for much longer. This whole incident made it that much harder for her to do just that. Maybe trapping the other Saviors on the kill floor, setting it ablaze and hearing their screams reinforced their positions, but in the end, both women were weaker emotionally because of it.

 

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Maggie, on the other hand, is Carol back at the prison. After seeing what happens when you don’t finish the job, she doesn’t want to have to deal with them again. She has seen that when you try to give them the benefit of the doubt, it bites you almost every time. They have something good right now and she wants it protected not just for the group, but for the baby. As she evolves, what you’re seeing in her is a very strong leader emerge and even though she’s part of our group, she would be a valuable asset to anyone but also a threat. What you also saw was the disgust and regret after she realized the humanity in what she just did to those men. Self-defense is one thing but a preemptive strike was what she did with unsusceptible victims. Would they have killed her and Carol, who knows, but I’m still waiting for our group to penetrate the inner circle of Negans group.

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Negan is getting closer to making his debut and I’m really getting a bad feeling about it. From what the cast members are saying about it, to how they’re acting on other shows, like The Talking Dead (did you see how Melissa McBride (Carol) was acting?

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TWD Season Six – I Think I’ve Got It Now


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So I’ve been thinking about the events that happened on Sunday and a few things stuck out to me but before we go on, there will be spoilers in here if you haven’t seen “Knots Untie” just skip over me like I don’t even exist and come back after you’ve seen it. You’ve been warned!

Proceeding now! So, as I was saying, there were some interesting things going on in this episode. The rude awakening of Rick and Michonne in their birthday suits from Jesus and Carl’s non reaction to realizing that his dad is hooking up with Michonne. I think Carl likes this idea! It’s not his mom but she’s bad ass and can handle her own!

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The group going to Hilltop Colony, seeing some bad signs coming up to it, but still moving forward didn’t seem very cautious. It looks like the place has been around a while and is fairly self-sufficient with the HUGE exception of having an army to protect it. This leaves them at the mercy of any group that has weapons to take advantage of them. This is exactly what Negan and The Saviors have been doing, but it seems the deal the Greg made with just won’t cut it any more. The fact that their people are so weak to submit to Negan and try to take out their leader shows that he must be a pretty bad and ruthless dude. Can’t wait to meet him!

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Maggie proved to be a pretty bad ass negotiator! First being completely put off by Greg’s advances to dominating his broken ass after he’s attacked by his own people! Hopefully Greg learned a valuable lesson from the whole ordeal! Not only to not mess with Maggie but food is one thing albeit necessary, but it can’t fight for or defend you.

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The whole Abraham and Sasha thing is getting a little weird. Abraham obviously has feeling for her but he’s also torn between what he doesn’t have and what he already does have; Rosita. She definitely is all in with him but he’s not with her. Looking forward to how that whole bomb explodes.

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There was more than a little foreshadowing going in this episode.  As Maggie said “It’s going to cost us something”. The battle begins! We’re going to war!

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