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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 16 “Conquer” Season Finale Review

The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale Conquer Review

Phew! Talk about an intense season finale. I have to admit I was on pins and needles through-out the hour plus run time.

Before we get to the nitty-gritty details there are several takeaways that made this finale work in terms of capping off the story lines that have been building up. Resolution on the Pete story line not only ended with a bang but it resulted in Deanna and co. getting on board with Rick’s program.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 15 “Try” Review

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In “Try”, Rick confronts Jessie to make a decision about her abusive husband. Meanwhile, Michonne and Rosita reach out to Sasha who’s been taking out her emotional turmoil on walkers.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 15.

Try To Conquer

If the aim of the Season 5’s penultimate episode is to build up the story lines to just before a major turning point or an intense culmination of events, the mission is accomplished. That’s not to say that each of this week’s story lines are equally engaging, but that developments have sufficiently escalated to what should be a strong finale.

To get an idea of what the finale might have in store let’s review some of the clues found in this episode. Based on the dismembered body parts and the “W” carved in the woman’s forehead, whoever destroyed Noah’s community is closing in on Alexandria. The scope view from Sasha’s rifle as she picked off the walkers outside of Alexandria also showed that the support beams on are the wrong side of the wall.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 14 “Spend” Review

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A routine supply run ends horrifically for Glenn’s team while Abraham is left to save a woman all by himself after the construction crew leaves them both to die. Meanwhile, Rick and Carol learn a secret about Jessie’s husband.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 14

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 13 “Forget” Review

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A cocktail party, exchanging recipe ideas and moving in on the neighbor’s hot wife, just another day in the zombie post-apocalyptic world.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 13

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 12 “Remember” Review

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Upon entering a fortified and peaceful community, Rick’s group are given idyllic houses to live in. “Remember” focuses on the group’s return to civilization but do the citizens of Alexandria realize who they are letting inside their gates?

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 12

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 11 “The Distance” Review

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A mysterious, cleanly dressed man named Aaron offers Rick’s group something that may just be too good to be true. At the same time, it’s too good of an opportunity to pass up without investigating.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 11.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10 “Them” Review

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After the loss of two major characters in back to back episodes, “Them” slows down the pace to focus on the aftermath. The survivors, without fuel, food or water, continue their way to D.C. while an unseen stranger is mysteriously helping them.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled reaction and recap of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 10.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 9 “What Happened and What’s Going on” Review

Five and a half seasons in, The Walking Dead shows us something new in its visual style and in handling the death of another major character in as many episodes.  Described by Director Greg Nicotero as Terrence Malick-esque, the mid-season premiere in certain scenes had a hallucinogenic, dream-like quality with a character straddling the afterlife and the living world.  “What Happened and What’s Going on” is a confident episode that marries an introspective reflection from a person facing death and the survival horror thrills the show is known for.

Everything after the break will contain full spoilers and a discussion of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 9.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Trailer: What You Might Have Missed

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 A Sneak Preview of Game Of Thrones Season 5

The trailer for Season 5 of Game Of Thrones is filled to the brim with tantalizing snapshots, intriguing sound bites and all around awesomeness. Because there’s quite a bit of information to take in and make sense of, let’s take a closer look at what might be going on in Season 5.  

This post contains spoilers for previous seasons and speculation & possible spoilers for Season 5 based on the trailer and promotional photos. No Book Spoilers.  

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The 100 Season 1 Review: Five Reasons You Should Watch This Show

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The 100 Season 1 Review (Spoiler Free)
Five Reasons You Should Watch This Show

From The Hunger Games to The Maze Runner, many young adult dystopian novels have been adapted into movies.  So while it’s not unexpected for television networks to jump aboard this popular trend, it is a refreshing surprise that The 100 is totally awesome!

One of the reasons The 100 stands out is how the series puts its own spin on familiar elements from sci-fi dystopian and post-apocalyptic drama genres. The premise starts off as Lord Of The Flies meets Lost, but by the end of episode 3 The 100 goes for the gut punch and in doing so, begins to develop its own identity within the genre.

This post is a spoiler free introduction to The 100. Here are Five Reasons You Should Watch This Show:

#1. Gritty Premise Packs A Mean Punch

The 100 strikes a nice balance between high stakes adventure and a gritty survival thriller, never becoming too bleak or despairing to watch. Taking place 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse devastates Earth, the last remnants of humanity, about 2400 people, live aboard a deteriorating space station named “The Ark” where any crime committed by an adult is a capital offense. 

Due to the lack of life sustaining resources on the Ark, 100 juvenile delinquents are sent down on a one way trip to Earth to determine if the planet has become habitable.

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