It is October, time for playoff baseball, Halloween decorations to be in stores and another season of The Walking Dead on AMC.
The Season 10 premier was on October 6th and normally, we would do a review podcast on the premier episode a week later but since the Joker movie came out the same time, we decided to wait a week and review 2 episodes!
In episode 1, the show stars with several members of the Alexandria coalition on the beach of Oceanside using shields and spears to fight walkers. Could they be training for something else…
There was also a satellite that came crashing down into the woods on the Whisperers side of the border. The Coalition decided that it was more important to break the truce and cross the boarder to put out the fire than maintain detente. Will Eugene be able to use that satellite for anything? Jon has some theories.
In episode 2, we learn the origin of Alpha and Beta. It is the beginnings of the Whisperers and how they form their dogma. Jon goes over his theory of the difference of having a name, no name and a Greco-Roman name in the Whisperers culture.
We end the podcast on a feature that has become very popular on the CM Podcast – Jim Spoils the Season segment.
That’s right, I will spoil the rest of the season for you – well just up to the mid-season finale. How do I do this? The show follows the story line from the comic. The comic is about 4 years ahead of the show. I have read the comic but Jon has not. I make some guesses based on the comic and we will review how accurate I was at the mid-season finale.
Here is a page from the comic that I reference in the podcast…
Oh, that Negan. He should write inspirational posters that have kittens on them. I also explain who the young boy is on this page. Will he make an appearance on the show? Maybe…
Thanks for listening and we will see you in seven.
Mid Season 9 of the Walking Dead was one of the more impactful seasons for Jon and myself. We are introduced to a new danger in the world named The Whisperers who are lead by the demented Alpha. We learn why Michonne is wary of strangers and how she go her scar. We learn about Lydia, the daughter of Alpha and find out if she will be friend or foe to the new alliance of Alexandria, Hilltop and The Kingdom. And the final question is answered: Can we start to trust Negan?
I ask Jon some question about the show like: What does he think about Alpha, Beta and The Whisperers? Jon goes into an eloquent discussion about the new characters and how he feels they came to exist and how dangerous they can be to everyone.
We talk about some other plot points that happened through the season and the shocking event that happened in the penultimate episode. Jon and I talk about who was lost and how impactful it will be in the show and it’s characters.
We then end the podcast with a review of spoilers that I gave in Podcast 195 and how accurate the comic is compared to the show. It is still a very accurate guide on the events that unfolded.
On Sunday 2/10/19 – AMC had the Season 9 Mid-Season Premier of The Walking Dead. There were several question that were left at the end of the Mid-Season Finale: Is Jesus really dead? Negan‘s cell door is open! Will he take revenge on Michonne and the others at Alexandria? Who are the Whisperers and what do they want? Will Henry ever get out of jail?
We learned the answer to some of these question at the end of the premiere but there are even more questions that will come as the season progresses.
Since I follow the comic, I have a good guess on what will happen with the rest of the season (and will be spoiling it at the end of the podcast). Jon does not read the comic, only watches the show so I ask him questions and see if he can guess at what will happen. Jon talks on how fans will react to Jesus’ death. What will happed with Negan and has he truly changed his ways? Are the Whisperers a major threat and if so, are they worst than Negan and the Saviors? How does he like the new recruits: Magna, Kumiko and Luke?
***MAJOR SPOILERS IN THE PODCAST!!***
After our discussion on the premiere, I will be spoiling the rest of Season 9 based on events that unfold in the comic. Do not listen if you do not want to know the fates of some major characters. Here are a couple of covers from the comic…
Some of these images have already happened – like Negan escaping. But what about the other 2 covers? What does it mean? If you are curious then listen the the whole podcast.
Season 9 has been billed as the “finale season for Rick Grimes“. AMC even started counting down the episodes for Rick’s final appearance. Jon and I have seen all the episodes of Season 9 of TWD up to the mid-season finale and we will be talking about Rick’s final rodeo and other story lines in this week’s podcast.
We tackle questions like:
Do you like how the Sanctuary vs Oceanside story was tied up?
What are our thoughts on Rick’s ‘final’ episode?
How do you fell about the time skip and the introduction of Magna and her group?
We also opine on the newest adversary, The Whisperers – who are they? WHAT ARE THEY? How sane are you if you think wearing human flesh is okay? Finally, we here Jon’s thoughts on Negan’s open door.
Finally, we wrap up the podcast by reviewing my Spoiler predictions based on the comic’s story and seeing just how accurate they were or were not. This is a spoiler free podcast (unless you have not watched all the episodes up to the Season 9 finale. If this is true, go watch them and then come back).
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
The Walking Dead Season 7 ended last Sunday so Jon and I will discuss the 2nd half of Season 7. We talk about Janis and the Scavengers (which is a great name for a band), Sasha’s sacrifice, Eugene’s betrayal, Ezekiel’s choice, Rick’s stand and more!
We also review the predictions I made based on the comic at the end of Season 7’s mid season episode and how much of it came true.
As always, there will be major spoilers in this podcast so if you have not watched all of Season 7 and want to be surprised, don’t listen now. Come back later.
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.