It’s WAR! Rick and Neagan are finally going to war with each other. Who will win? What will happen to the loser? How many casualties will there be? Will Carl ever find another giant can of chocolate pudding?
These are the questions that everyone will be asking as we go through Season 8 of The Walking Dead. The season premier was last week so Jon and I go over the episode.
After we finish talking about the premiere, we start our patented All Season Spoilers part of the podcast. As you know, I have been reading The Walking Dead comic so I will review parts of the comic story that I think we will see in the show and I make predictions on the outcome of events to unfold up to the Mid-season episode. If you listen to the entirety of the podcast, you will hear speculation on the death of characters – All Spoilers – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Then Jon wraps up the podcast with a question to the listeners about Blade Runner 2049.
“The first casualty of war is innocence. The second is a giant animated tiger. Stop crying, Rick.” – SL Buckly
AMC’s TheWalking Dead Season 7 TV show has reached its mid-season finale last week so Jon and I are going to do a review on the story so far and what we think about the series this year.
We’ve already done 2 podcasts on the Season 7 Premier and the 2nd episode that introduces Ezekiel so we will not be discussing those points in this podcast.
We do talk about the rest of the season so this is how the podcast goes:
Section 1: Jon does not read the comic, I do. I ask Jon how does he feel about this season so far? Is it better or worst than previous seasons? Does he like the introduction of Negan? And a lot more questions. I also give my opinions on the show. We discuss the mystery figure at the end of the last episode and give our theories on who it will be.
Section 2: I did a review in CM Podcast 46 about how season 7 will play out based on the story line of the comic series. I read the notes from that podcast and we compare it against what the show did. We compare and contrast any similarities and/or differences. Just how close is the comic to the TV show this year.
Section 3: Spoiler Territory – At this point, I warn you that I will be going over near future story lines and making guesses on how the rest of Season 7 will play out and how it will end. Listen at your own risk. I give plenty of warning to turn off.
Finally, it’s here! The start of The Walking Dead Season 7 and we can finally see who Negan clubbed to death! Yeah!
“Negan looks like Fonzie with a cravat but it’s the zombie apocalypse so fashion sense is right out the window.”
Before we get into who got a bat to their head, I want to warn you up front; this podcast is full of episode 1 spoilersso if you have not watched the episode and want to keep it a surprise, don’t listen to it now. Come back once you watch the show.
Now we have that out of the way, let me run down the podcast. I am recording by myself this week because Jon had to be called away on a Family Emergency at short notice. Don’t worry. He is all right and the situation has righted itself so he will be back with us next week.
I start the podcast by talking about cliffhangers and how I enjoy them and that taking time away from a show to process it can be a good and creative thing.
I move into talking about the actual show and how it plays out. How the show reveals the actual execution of person(s) on the show and how the remaining members of Rick’s team react.
I talk about the symbolism that was used in the show and where I believe the writes got their inspiration (besides the comic).
The podcast finishes on where Carol and Morgan are and what we can expect from The Kingdom.
“This shot reminds me of the movie The Shining. I hope that Carol and Morgan will be okay.”
I then focus on the actual violence of the killings and how they are not as gory as people on the internet portray it. I give an example of the movie Scanners and its infamous head explosion scene. I promise to post it here and I am a man of my word:
Hope you enjoy my solo effort and hope to see you back here next week.
Welcome to a new podcast! This week we are going to the movies… to be honest, we already went to the movies and we saw – DEADPOOL!! Yes, that small art house movie that no one even heard about that came out last Friday and Jon and I will review it today.
Also, we have both see the Mid-season premier of The Walking Dead and we have much to say about this episode and things to come this season.
Before listening to the podcast, know this: THERE WILL BE MANY SPOILERS ABOUT DEADPOOL AND THE WALKING DEAD! So, if you have not seen either – go watch the movie and the TV show and then come back to the podcast.