CM Podcast 236 – The Walking Dead Season 10 Mid-Season Finale

It’s the Walking Dead Season 10 Mid-Season Finale, where Jim and Jon review what they saw so far in the season and reveal if the show was spoiled with Jim’s patented Season Spoilers!

In this discussion we focus on the characters of Negan and Lydia. Both are outcasts living in a community that fears and hates them. They are draw together as kindred spirits but have separate destinies.

Negan gets put back in jail for having saved Lydia (but accidentally killed someone). He is sprung from the slammer by hero worshiper, Brandon. Brandon believes in the tall tales that his father used to tell him about Negan and the saviors. Negan wants to past to remain in the past but sometimes that past has a habit of catching up with you.

We discuss Negan’s character arc so far in Season 10 and guess at how he will handle his new alliance with the Whisperers.

Lydia finds out that Carol was only keeping her around to be bait to get Alpha to slip up so Carol can take her down. Lydia runs away and now Carol and her team must try to find her for fear of what reprisals Alpha will bring down if Lydia shows up in the Whisperers camp.

We go over the different scenarios of what will happen if Lydia is found by Alpha or Carol first.

We discuss Dante, Siddiq and Father Gabriel and their fates at the mid-season final. Does it fit with each character at how their roles played out?

Finally, I review the comic book spoilers and how accurate I was to the show.

Jim

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CM Podcast 230 – The Walking Dead Season 10 Premier

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…

“I am Fartacus! Just kidding, guys. Let’s kill some walkers.”

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.

Jim

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CM Podcast 202 – The Walking Dead Mid Season 9 Finale and Review

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.

Here is a direct link to Podcast 195 if you would like to hear the original predictions : https://comicsmisremembered.com/2019/02/17/cm-podcast-195-the-walking-dead-season-9-mid-season-premier/

We both are very anxious about Season 10.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 195 – The Walking Dead Season 9 Mid-Season Premier

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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 184 – The Walking Dead Season 9 Mid-Season Finale

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?


Magna – sympathetic new character or just a female Rick Grimes retread?

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).

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 177 – The Walking Dead Season 9 Premiere

It’s 10/13/2018 – Happy Walking Dead Day!

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I apologize in advance for this week’s recording.  Jon and I both have head colds and we feel like we are the walking dead right now.  We did not want to wait a week to talk about this so please bare with us.

Jon and I have watched the premiere of Season 9 of the Walking Dead and we go over the show.  There have been many changes since the end of season 8: Negan is no longer in control of the SaviorsRick and the Survivors have taken control of Sanctuary and it, as well as the other communities, have started to produce their own crops and thrive.  This is just a start of the new society that Rick wants to make by there are many hurdles that they will still have to overcome.

We go over some plot points and speculate on the future of this season.

***SPOILER ALERT!!!***

And we wrap the podcast up with our Complete Season Spoiler Review for Season 9 up until the mid-season finale.  We do this by giving plot points from the comic and take guesses on if it will be used in the show.  We have been doing this for a few years now and the predictions have been pretty accurate so far.

We’ll be back to talk about the rest of the season at the end of the mid-season finale.

Your comics pal.

Jim

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CM Podcast 152 – The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale

The Walking Dead Season 8 just ended last Sunday – it was All Out War!  Negan Vs Rick in a Battle Royal for the title of Ass Kicker of the East Coast!

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The battle that has been brewing since the beginning of season 7 finally reach it’s denouement and we have a victor!  Jon and I talk about the events of the 2nd half of Season 8 and we review the predictions that I made in our previous TWD podcast 145. Click on the link if you want to listen to it.

I liked how Season 8 resolved itself and look forward to Season 9.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 145 – The Walking Dead Mid-Season 8 Premiere

Another February ends and another season of Walking Dead’s mid-season premiere show airs. Followed by another awesome Comics Misremembered Podcast talking about the show and spoiling the rest of the season.  It goes without saying:

**MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS PODCAST REGARDING THE SHOW AND THE FUTURE OF SEASON 8**

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Rick looks pissed in this poster and if you watched the episode, you know why.  I will not discuss the object of Rick’s misery in this post but we do discuss it in the podcast.

Morgan also looks to be backsliding to his former killing machine modem.  Jon and I chat about that and where we think it will lead.

We also speculate of the future of the Walking Dead TV show after Season 8.

Finally, I do my favorite section – Season Spoiling Predictions based on prediction of the comic series.  I have read the comic, Jon does not.  I make calculated guesses on what will happen to the characters based on the comic storyline.  It has been pretty accurate in the past, what will happen this season!?

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 134 – Walking Dead S8 Mid-Season Finale

Season 8 of the Walking Dead just had it’s Mid-Season Finale last week and it ended on one helluvah cliff hanger!

I won’t spoil it here on the post but we talk about it in the CM Podcast – along with everything else that has happened in Season 8 so far…

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It is still All Out War between Neagan and Rick.  Both sides have taken casualties but who will win?  We shall see.  Before you start listening to the podcast, know this…

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THE PODCAST

We warn you up front to stop listening if you have not watched everything up to and including the mid-season finale.  Fair warning.

Okay – I review the comic spoilers I gave at the start of Season 8 and I compare them to what the show used (it is still pretty close to the comic).

Then we talk about Carl.

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The Courtship of Eddie’s Father TV theme should play while viewing this picture

We talk about how the show ended and what does that mean for the rest of season 8 – we have several theories on what will happen next.  We also focus on other characters like Eugene and Dwight and what will be their futures.

Fun podcast and we hope you enjoy.  Sorry for my coughing breaks – damn winter cold!

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 127 – The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere

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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.

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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

Your Comics Pal,
Jim

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CM Podcast 98 – Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

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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.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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When Rick is smiling, shit is about to get real.

CM Podcast 82 – Walking Dead Season 7 Mid-Season Finale

AMC’s The Walking 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.

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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.

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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.

Thanks for listening.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 76 – TWD Season 7 Revisited

This is not a mistake.  Not a hoax.  Not an imaginary story.  We are talking about The Walking Dead Season 7 again this week.

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You see, Jon could not join me last week to talk about the premier episode and he had several opinions he wanted to share on the show, Negan, the victim(s) and several other things that happened.  I told him I would give him a chance this week to go over it.

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As always we will be talking spoilers in this podcast.

Jon goes over how the Premier episode went and who he believed would be killed off.  He talks about Negan and Rick’s conversation and what he believes Rick will do through Season 7.

We both have seen episode 2 and we talk about The Kingdom and it’s leader, King Ezekiel

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It’s good to be the King!

Everyone that listens to the podcast on a regular knows that I am not a fan of Ezekiel nor the Kingdom.  Jon does not read the comic, so I find out his thoughts on the show’s version of this character.

I promise – We will not talk about The Walking Dead show again until the mid-season break.  Next week, we will talk about Doctor Strange – the movie and the comics.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 75: TWD Season 7 Premier

Finally, it’s here!  The start of The Walking Dead Season 7 and we can finally see who Negan clubbed to death!  Yeah!

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“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 spoilers so 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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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CM Podcast 46: Walking Dead Season 6

Well, the 6th season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is in the books and it was a great season.  Jon and I decided to dedicate this podcast to talking about the TV show and the comic that inspired it.

As we know by now, Jon has never read the comic and has only watched the show.  I have read every issue of the comic and also like watching the show.  We decided that Jon would review the show and then I would talk about some differences in the story between the comic and the show and end with a prediction on what will come in the 7th season.

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Since we already talked about the 6th season’s A series and the mid-season premier of the B series on other podcasts, we jump right in were we left off after the mid-season premier.

***Major Spoiler Warning***

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**If you have not seen any of the Season 6 episodes yet and you will be watching them later, then do not listen to this podcast.  We will be revealing major plot points!!**

Jon pontificates on:

  • Who is Jesus and why doesn’t he save like his namesake instead of losing things all the time?
  • Is Carol beyond redemption or is she just a wolf in cheap clothing?
  • Will you get an Old Sturbridge Village reference if you are not from New England?
  • Is Battle Priest a contradiction in terms?
  • What is the correct pronunciation of apothecary?
  • All this and more semi-serious discussion.

I then pick up from there and do a very brief comparison of the comic to the show and move on to my prediction of plot points for the A series of Walking Dead Season 7 (without revealing any spoilers).

Looking forwatd to season 7.

Your comics pal,

Jim

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