Video: For Walking Dead fans frustrated at the wait until that show returns, Fear the Walking Dead is a nice buffer. It gives us a chance to continue our thirst for zombie survival with a new set of characters as the other set of characters regroups.
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Humans is a sci-fi drama about a world where robots are as ubiquitous as smart phones. Much like in Westworld, the artificial lives born in Humans have been slaves to humanity's whims, and just like in the finale of Westworld, a rebellion has formed. But Humans has had much better success with exploring precisely what an advance in artificial sentience would look like to the world at large — and in the process it's done an arguably better job of showing just how predictably callous and afraid humans are when dealing with a group they have deemed "inferior".
Robert Kirkman is apparently discounting the possibility that ratings fall and AMC cancels The Walking Dead. Or, the expense eventually makes the show not worth it, and AMC cancels it. Or, and I think we all agree this is the most likely option, the world ends in an apocalypse that makes The Walking Dead both redundant and hard to produce.
If you've been as bored watching The Walking Dead twiddle its decomposing thumbs this season as I've been, then the mid-season finale was probably equally satisfying to you. It was a pretty low-key episode — with a few violent exceptions — but one that finally got Rick out of his funk and put Alexandria and the other groups on the path to war with Negan and the Saviors.
If you're invested in a TV series, it can be tough watching the protagonist making a decision you know to be dumb. If three protagonists all make a dumb decision — the same dumb decision — it can be agonising. The latest episode of The Walking Dead features three of our "heroes" all enacting doomed, stupid plans. And despite it being yet another needlessly 90-minute episode, only one of them even got close enough to actually fail.
Having spent the previous episode exploring the goofy magnificence of Ezekial's Kingdom, The Walking Dead finally showed us Negan's true compound, and what life is like under his rule through the eyes of two characters - Daryl, his prisoner/hostage, and Dwight, his scarred lieutenant… who's a prisoner just as much as Daryl.
Whenever things get too dark on TWD — usually when a main character dies — the show likes to follow up with a light-hearted episode. Case in point: While last week's episode was unbelievably brutal and horrific, yesterday's "The Well" was easily the most delightful The Waking Dead has ever been. But there was a lot more to it than just trying to cheer the audience up.
The Walking Dead had a major obstacle to overcome in yesterday's season seven premiere. After leading up all of season six to the arrival of Negan and the promise of a main character's death, the show decided to postpone the reveal of who died to season seven. Could the show possibly live up to its own hype and expectations? Short answer: No. How could it?