The Walking Thread: Rock in the Road (S7, E9)

The back half of TWD Season 7 kicks off with a midseason premiere that is (relatively) uneventful, but very well-made and entertaining. None of the usual fireworks, character deaths or major plot revelations, just good solid storytelling, bolstered by lots of watchable character interactions, humor, and a fantastic action set piece in the middle. […]

The Walking Thread: Hearts Still Beating (S7, E8)

With the mid-season finale “Hearts Still Beating”, the show takes a major change in tone and starts building some serious momentum. In a sense, the episode’s title (referring to a statement by Aaron about how you do what you have to do to keep your heart, and those of your loved ones, still beating) […]

From The Trailer Park - The Mummy

A man (Tom Cruise) leads an expedition to find an ancient sarcophagus, and must fight to protect humanity when a powerful and evil Egyptian princess (Sofia Boutella) is awakened. Also stars Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance.

The Walking Thread: Sing Me A Song (S7, E7)

After nearly a half-season of setting up plotlines, “Sing Me A Song” is when they start to be threaded together. It’s not a perfect episode, and much of its enjoyment will depend on how much you like the character of Negan (because there’s a lot of him), but either way it’s a more entertaining […]

The Walking Thread: Swear (S7, E6)

Aka How Tara Spent Her Road Trip.

It’s become increasingly clear that the first half of season 7 is about setting the table for the inevitable war with the Saviors in the second half, and “Swear”, which focuses entirely on the secondary character of Tara (with brief appearances by Heath, Eugene and Rosita […]

The Walking Thread: Go Getters (S7, E5)

Most of “Go Getters” focuses on two members of Team Rick (Maggie and Sasha) who are recuperating at Hilltop following the Saviors’ attack on the group in the season opener, but the episode isn’t really about these two women so much as it is about the men they have lost. As the episode begins, […]

The Walking Thread: Service (S7, E4)

In previous episode reviews, I’ve commented that The Walking Dead is the most pro-Second Amendment show on TV right now. I’m going to go a step further and say that last night’s episode, “Service”, was probably the most pro-Second Amendment episode of a TV show I’ve ever seen. If that brutal season opener was […]

The Walking Thread: The Cell (S7, E3)

Like its title, this week’s TWD episode is about as straightforward and to-the-point as it gets. Most of the regular cast is absent; the focus is entirely on Daryl, who is being held at the Sanctuary, the compound run by Negan and the Saviors. As the episode opens, he is being held in a […]

The Walking Thread: The Well (S7, E2)

After that intense, heartbreaking season opener, TWD takes a break from Team Rick and their grief and focuses instead on some world-building. We’ve now been introduced to three thriving post-apocalyptic communities: Alexandria, The Saviors, and Hilltop, and with “The Well” we are introduced to a fourth: The Kingdom. Morgan and a severely injured Carol […]

The Walking Thread: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (S7, E1)

Spoiler warning: for anyone who hasn’t seen this episode, there are major spoilers after the jump. You have been warned.

Well, everyone who complained about how last season’s cliffhanger finale didn’t show us the gory details definitely got their fill with “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”. And then some. The gut-punch […]