This is not a mistake. Not a hoax. Not an imaginary story. We are talking about The Walking Dead Season 7 again this week.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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***
**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).
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.
We are talking Walking Dead this week. Jon has only seen the show and has never read the comic. I have read the comics since the first issue came out and I have also watched the show since the beginning. I decided that since the 6th season of the show kicked off a few weeks ago that Halloween seems an appropriate date to talk about the show and the comic.
The first part of the podcast I review how closely the show runners have kept AMC’s The Walking Dead as faithful to the comic as possible. I have to admit, the show tries as hard as possible to keep the same storylines and themes as the comic and very little is left out. As comic fans know, when a comic is translated to a movie or TV show usually the results are disappointing.
I review some of the change that occur with a few of the major characters from the comic to the show. Here is the list in order as I review them:
Jon and I discuss the changes and if the show benefits or should have stuck to the source material.
After that, John does a recap of what has happened on Season 6 of the Walking Dead up to episode 4: Thank You. There are some major spoilers for the show here so be warned – if you have not watched the show up to this point, STOP LISTENING TO THE PODCAST! The 4th episode has some major changes and we do not want to ruin anything for you.
I then speculate on how I think the rest of Season 6 will turn out based on the comics storyline. I give nebulous details and try not to ruin any forthcoming surprises.
Finally, I put my 2 cents in on this guy and what I think his ultimate fate will be:
Also, I thought Carol looked a lot like the Merchant from Resident Evil 4 in the 3rd episode of Season 6:
separated at birth?
In case you want to see it again, he is Carol executing all the Wolf members in Alexandria:
That’s all for this week. We hope you enjoy the podcast,
We feel that we did not get to talk about the Flash show as much as we wanted to so we do a quick recap of Season 1 and then go over the first episode of Season 2.
Season on ended with Central City being engulfed by a Time Singularity vortex. Only one man has the power to save the city. Who is that man? Freddie Mercury, tell the people who that is:
‘Flash! He saved every one of us!”
Thanks, Queen. It was Flash – just not the same Flash as in that music video. It was Central City’s own Scarlett Speedster – The Flash! He put his powers in gear and was able to save the city from total annihilation. Or did he? We review this in the podcast.
We also talk about the new “villain” that is introduced called Atom-Smasher and his mysterious benefactor, Zoom. I speculate on who exactly Zoom will be and give you a primer on the 21st century Zoom.
Jon gives his insight on Flash and his different relationships that he has with his father and Dr. Wells.
After talking about the Flash, we do a quick rundown on upcoming comic-related shows like The Walking Dead and I remember the upcoming CW show – DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. Here is the clip I mention in the podcast:
We hope you are enjoying Flash and like our commentary in the podcast.