The Walking Dead turned its gaze toward Morgan and Carol in the Kingdom this week. Really, it’s all about Morgan, and if you’re going to focus on one character you might as well choose one of your strongest assets and best actors on the show.
This week’s episode asks: Can a missing melon spark a war?
Romantic comedy is not a label I would affix to very many episodes of The Walking Dead.
But this week’s episode played out like a couples retreat for Rick and Michonne. They’re on a quest to find guns, but they also find a cheesy yet effective way of strengthening their relationship.
The collective power couple of “Richonne” can take on anything — even a carnival full of walkers.
After a string of decent-to-good episodes, The Walking Dead is back to its nasty old habits of zeroing in on a single minor character in a situation we don’t care much about. This time it’s Eugene, the latest captive of Negan and the Saviors.
Unlike previous Savior-visitors Daryl and Carl, Eugene thrives under Negan. He’s given a nice room and a fridge stocked with fresh veggies. He’s allowed to walk around, and immediately impresses Negan by channeling his Super Science Talk — the same talk that convinced Sgt. Abraham Ford to take him to Washington several seasons ago.
Our hopes were dashed last week after both the Hilltop and the Kingdom refused an alliance with our group. This week hope, and potential new allies, are found in the most unlikeliest of places: a junkyard full of near-feral survivors and spike-armored zombies.
But first, let’s talk about Carol.
The Walking Dead has returned for the last half of its seventh season. This time it’s bringing a large dose of hope to help swallow the misery that has been this season.
(Spoilers: This recap will contain spoilers for the midseason return of The Walking Dead.)
With our group finally reunited, it’s time to bring together the three neighboring communities to battle Negan and the Saviors: Alexandria, Hilltop and the Kingdom.
None of it goes well, of course.
There are dozens of solid story lines and characters that FOX could have spun out of the X-Men franchise for an ongoing TV series. They chose Legion, which airs tomorrow, Feb 8, on FX.
Legion is an odd, but bold choice. At best, he’s a tragic, multi-layered former supervillain with incredible powers. At worst, he’s yet another figure that demonizes those with mental illness. But either way, Legion is not a very well-known character, particularly if you haven’t been keeping up with Marvel comics in the last decade. We’re here to help.
Star Wars is once again the crowning king of box office blockbusters. Star Trek has been rebooted and revitalized for a new generation. In just a few months we will see the highly anticipated next chapter of Mass Effect, arguably gaming’s best sci-fi universe.
But with a solid cast, near-future speculative setting and a fantastic book series, no one comes close to achieving the level of sci-fi greatness on television of Syfy’s The Expanse. Here’s why you need to be watching when season two arrives on Feb. 1.