TWD: The End of The Ricktatorship?

** This post contains affiliate links. The opinions and ideas expressed are my own. ** POST CONTAINS SPOILERS ** If you missed it, watch the full episode here! It’s the end of a post-apocalyptic-world era. There was a comment on Talking Dead Live that there has always been a clear delineation of “before” and “after” for Rick in the TWD graphic novels, and (if memory serves that comment correctly), this

The Last Kingdom: Love it or Loathe it?

Featured Photo via    If you like Vikings, you will either hate The Last Kingdom, based on the books by Bernard Cornwell, or you will be obsessed. I fall into the latter category; I love them both, for different reasons. Full disclosure: I avoided The Last Kingdom because I thought it was just a rip-off of the Vikings (or vice versa!) but over the holidays a family member began a

Remembering The Classics

Guest Post by Jeanine Lebsack Lately I have been doing a lot of reminiscing about all the things I did as a child. My mother suffered from insomnia after years of my father’s night shifts, and as a baby I didn’t sleep very often. It took its toll, and on those late nights when she would just stay awake I would keep her company while everyone else was sleeping. I

Beth Greene, We Hardly Knew Ye

It’s been a very long two months since the mid-season finale, and even longer since I have written about TWD (that is for another post). If you’re like me, you’ll be watching the Beth Episode tonight before the mid-season premiere. I am always saying that, for me, The Walking Dead being one of the only shows that seems to be able to get away with killing off major characters, and since I

The Walking Dead 4.14 - The Grove

Not one single episode in all of the four seasons made me feel the kind of emotion I felt watching The Grove. I think we can all agree that, zombie apocalypse or no, killing children on television is (or has been) kind of taboo. As a writer, it’s never a fun thing to write, let alone act out, and as a viewer it can be just as difficult. Yet….somehow we

Oscars 2014 – That’s a Wrap

By Mieke Trudeau As I have done over the last three years, I recently attended the AMC Theaters Best Picture Showcase. This annual marathon of the movies nominated for a Best Picture Oscar is held in select AMC movie theaters. Even though a few locations show all nine movies in one sitting, I prefer the screening that divides the list over two consecutive Saturdays. Twelve hours of movie watching is

The Walking Dead 4.9 - 4.13 - The Post-Hiatus Apocalypse

by Jennifer Pitt So?? I love it. I really enjoy how TWD doesn’t feel like it needs to come off of a hiatus with a bang; it gives us a slow lead in, like it knows we need time to remember how we left off and wants to gently bring us back in. It also gives the broken-up season a serious cohesiveness that can be lacking after such a long

Supernatural - 9.10, 9.11, & 9.12

by Jennifer Pitt I’ve been having  a hard time sitting down to write about Supernatural post-midseason hiatus. I’m loving it and I am not, all at the same time. Maybe it’s because the mid-season hiatus is so long that I feel a disconnect between the last episode in December and the first in January. I have enjoyed each of the three episodes for their own merits, but I keep having

Tailgate32: Family, Food, and Football

by Jennifer Pitt No matter what your poison is, if you are a sports fan you can bet on riding the highs and hanging on through the lows. As for not feeling the pain or sharing the joy alone, no one does it better than football tailgaters. According to the American Tailgaters Association (I know!!!), the first ever ‘tailgate’ party was during the Civil War, and had nothing at all to do