TV resurrections certainly hit a boiling point over the last few days, between last night’s dumpster-diving Walking Dead, or this morning’s surprise Game of Thrones revelation, a proximity not lost on the former’s creative minds. The Walking Dead took a playful shot at Game of Thrones for torturing fans, but is the pot calling the kettle (or perhaps just taking the) black?
Well, the cat’s officially out of the bag now. After a month or so of intense fan speculation, The Walking Dead finally revealed the truth of Glenn’s fate on Sunday’s penultimate 2015 installment “Heads Up,” to the surprise, delight and derision of many. To wit, showrunner Scott Gimple and Steven Yeun himself dropped by Talking Dead via video feed, hoping to address the fervor surrounding one of Season 6’s most controversial twists.
Tonight’s ‘The Walking Dead’ finally answered the burning question on every Glenn fan’s mind this season, but did “Heads Up” completely screw the zombie pooch? And will next week bring all-out chaos to Alexandria? Find out in our full review!
Walking Dead fans may have found themselves disappointed by Sunday’s most recent outing “Always Accountable,” not solely for failing to resolve Glenn’s fate, but also two mystery characters who left an impression with Daryl, and not much else. Speculation ran abound, but now AMC may have confirmed the comic identities of said characters, itself a major comic setup of our Season 7 big bad.
Television characters are killed off shows all the time, but what happens when it turns into a gimmick or trick that incites denial? Where is the weight in losing a character only to believe they’re alive or resurrected? Whether or not you’re an active TV watcher, one look at social media over the past several months will reveal just how much of a trend major TV deaths have become this year. Here’s where I’ll warn you: If you haven’t caught up on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or The Leftovers, I strongly advise you to stop reading now.
It wasn’t any surprise when AMC swiftly renewed Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul for a second season ahead of its first premiere, at the time promising 13 episodes to the inaugural run’s ten. Now that Season 2 has set a February 2016 premiere, however, the episode order has apparently been reduced to the same ten as its predecessor.
Breaking Bad alum Bob Odenkirk had himself a banner weekend returning to Mr. Show by way of Netflix’s W/ Bob and David, but 2016 will see the man returning to an even more iconic role. AMC has officially set a 2016 premiere for Better Call Saul Season 2, and ol’ Slippin’ Jimmy is on the rise once more.
Walking Dead fans have waited upwards of three weeks for news of Steven Yeun’s Glenn after the mysterious conclusion of October’s “Thank You,” while Sunday’s “Always Accountable” ended on a mysterious voice that has many debating its significance. Now, Norman Reedus seemingly confirms the voice seeking “help” wasn’t Glenn, but do we believe him?
Tonight’s ‘The Walking Dead’ might have put Daryl, Sasha and Abraham in the spotlight, but did “Always Accountable” finally answer the big question about Glenn? And who’s this mysteriously sinister new faction? Find out in our full review!
There’s an occasional TV phenomenon where one child of a main character’s family ends up assuming a profound role in the narrative, leaving the others to barely register. We saw it on Homeland with Dana Brody and Chris (who?), and most notably with Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka, who now recalls the eight different actors who played Sally’s brother Bobby over the years.