I was drafting my season review when I saw that Glen Mazzara was “leaving” Walking Dead after season three finishes. All I really had to do was change the title of my post to remain relevant. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the Walking Dead in the first season. I enjoyed the second season, making excuses for it, like, “They had a show-runner change mid-production; of course there are going to be some bumps!” After all, the last few episodes of season two were great, so I had high hopes for season three, expecting Glen Mazzara to prove his metal with a full season under his control.
Aside from one brilliant episode, Read More
Prepare to be disemboweled. You’ve been good to me, and I’ve soiled you by writing a lot of crap on your face. Sorry. A lot of what I said about Kindle publishing–I don’t agree with that anymore. And my attempt to write episode recaps of the Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, and my other favorite shows, was silly. The truth is, I just don’t have that much time for you. After running a business, raising two beautiful guinea pigs, and writing every chance I get, I just don’t have time to use you the way I would like.
So I’m going to gut you. Nothing personal. You’ll still be here, and I’ll still update you. I just won’t be filling you with blather.
Ballsy! Killer Within is easily one of the best episodes of the series. The prisoners contend with a saboteur, while Andrea falls for the charms of the Governor. A baby is born and Karl puts on his big boy pants. Also, two cast members die. I finished watching this episode fifteen minutes ago and I still feel bad for Karl.
The episode is well-paced, moving smoothly between action and drama. This is the kind of episode fans were screaming for during the first half of season two. I feel much better about the Governor than I did the previous episode–watch for the twitch under the Governor’s eye when he is trying to keep Merle from leaving to find Daryl.
My opinion about Merle, as stated on the previous episode, still stands.