On The Walking Dead, Rick Saves Alexandria, But At What Cost?

The Walking Dead wrapped up its generally excellent fifth season with an extra-long, 90-minute special finale last night. But not only did it not feel bloated, but it culminated in one of the show's greatest final acts ever — but did Rick save Alexandria, or destroy it? » 3/30/15 8:20am Yesterday 8:20am

Crazy Rick Returns With A Vengeance On The Walking Dead

Things are tense in Alexandria. There's only one person who can keep the group and the Alexandrians from turning on each other, and that's Rick Grimes. Which makes it problematic that Rick Grimes is missing, and Crazy Rick — last seen making imaginary phone calls to Ghost Lori — has taken his place. » 3/23/15 8:00am 3/23/15 8:00am

The Walking Dead Would Like To Remind You No One Is Safe, Ever

Now that Rick and the group have been welcomed into the extremely sturdy walls of Alexandria, audiences might have thought that the characters had found some measure of safety. Last night's episode of The Walking Dead wanted to disavow viewers of that silly notion. Brutally. » 3/16/15 8:00am 3/16/15 8:00am

The Walking Dead Hosts The Apocalypse's Most Awkward Cocktail Party

Seriously. Last night's episode of The Walking Dead — a show that's about the dead reanimating and trying to eat the living — was entirely about a cocktail party. And I'll be damned if it wasn't somehow a damned good episode, too. » 3/09/15 8:40am 3/09/15 8:40am

Rick's Beard Dies So Others May Live On The Walking Dead

The group has arrived at sunny Alexandria, the walls are high, the homes have electricity and running water, and the biggest threat there is Aidan the Douchebag. But there is a heavy price that must be paid in order to receive this sanctuary, and it is a price that can only be measured in facial hair. » 3/02/15 2:30pm 3/02/15 2:30pm

Rick Grimes is The Walking Dead's Newest Villain

It's true. No, Rick hasn't lost his mind again, nor has he suddenly started murdering people. But with the arrival of Aaron, the mysterious fellow who's come with smiles, supplies, and a promise of a safe place to live, Rick and the others suddenly find themselves in the position of being the bad guys for a change. » 2/23/15 8:10am 2/23/15 8:10am

The Walking Dead Crew Finally Faces A Foe They Can't Decapitate

Actually, there are two foes that the group fights in "Them" that are more deadly than zombies, governors, or even passive-aggressive cannibals. The first is thirst, as the group has run out of water. The second is depression, as Maggie, Sasha and Daryl must decide whether surviving is even worth the trouble. » 2/16/15 8:00am 2/16/15 8:00am

​The Walking Dead's Never Been More Devastating Than It Was Last Night

Oh, man. Whether or not you had you issues with The Walking Dead's mid-season finale last year, last night's mid-season premiere was a shocking, gut-wrenching episode that has to rank in the show's Top 10. Warning: Major spoilers ahead, obviously. » 2/09/15 8:00am 2/09/15 8:00am

​The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale Was Tragic For Two Reasons

As heavily hinted over the last week, a major character saw his/her end on the show, and that was kind of a bummer. But "Coda" was also sad because it featured some of the worst plotting of season 5, which rendered the story more laughable than moving — a big step back from what has otherwise been a solid season. » 12/01/14 8:00am 12/01/14 8:00am

​The Streets Are Paved With Half-Melted Zombies In A Tense Walking Dead

Not a lot of things happened in "Crossed," the episode before next week's mid-season finale; it's clear that most of it is setting the stage, especially since it checks in with everybody in the group for the first time in a long time to see how things are about to go horribly, horribly wrong for each of them. Fun! » 11/24/14 8:40am 11/24/14 8:40am

The Walking Dead Just Turned Into The Daryl & Carol Power Hour

When season 5 is finally done, and we look back at the somewhat constrained reasons the group split up immediately after finally meeting back up at Terminus, one truth will stand out: That, whatever its issues, gave as "Consumed," an episode of Daryl and Carol being awesome. And that, my friends, will be enough. » 11/17/14 10:40am 11/17/14 10:40am

​The Terrible Secret Of Eugene's Mullet Revealed On The Walking Dead

It's practically impossible to discuss anything about this week's episode without it being a spoiler, but suffice to say we got the most major revelation since we learned Terminus is A Bad Place. And we also got a crappier, less interesting revelation: Abraham is a crazy asshole. » 11/10/14 8:00am 11/10/14 8:00am

​The Walking Dead Just Turned Into The World's Strangest Medical Drama

In "Slabtown," we finally learn what happened to Beth after she was spirited off by that mysterious car with the white cross on it all those months and episodes ago. The short version: She joined an extremely bizarre medical drama as a new orderly in the post-apocalypse's least well-run hospital. It's like Scrubs, but… » 11/03/14 10:40am 11/03/14 10:40am

​A Post-Apocalyptic Cookout Turns Awkward On The Walking Dead

This episode of The Walking Dead had it all: Incredibly satisfying moments, introspective character scenes, the reveal of Gabriel's secret, a character death, some crazy violence… of course, it also had a plothole so large you could drive a church bus through it, but hey, that's part of "everything," right? » 10/27/14 7:30am 10/27/14 7:30am

​Detective Carl Takes The Case Of The Peculiar Priest On Walking Dead

When the crew takes a brief respite, they come across an odd priest with something to hide. Fortunately, Carl is on the case! Unfortunately, he doesn't trade his sheriff's hat for Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker, but everyone gets a chance to catch up before the shit hits the fan again in true Waking Dead style. » 10/20/14 10:40am 10/20/14 10:40am

​The Walking Dead Finale Was Brutal, Shocking And Heartbreaking

Let's get this out of the way: The season four finale of The Walking Dead was not as bloody as we feared, but to say our protagonists made it through unscathed would be one hell of a lie. » 3/31/14 8:06am 3/31/14 8:06am

Oh God, ​The Walking Dead Is Setting Us Up For a Brutal Season Finale

Do you know what was wrong with the penultimate episode of season four of The Walking Dead? It's that nothing really went wrong. In fact, it had a happy ending, which I think we all realize means next week's actual season finale is going to destroy us. » 3/24/14 8:00am 3/24/14 8:00am

​The Walking Dead trades cheap scares for a brutal, gut-wrenching shock

Holy hell. We all know The Walking Dead can be a violent show; we know zombies can appear from behind any corner; we even expect major characters to die at any moment. But last night, "The Grove" gave us a shocker that rivaled both the fate of Sofia and Carl having to shoot his dead mom in the head. Except it was… » 3/17/14 8:00am 3/17/14 8:00am

Nothing happened on The Walking Dead, and here's why that's awesome

The gang continues to be separated in The Walking Dead, and "Alone" continues to forgo major developments (barring one) in order to continue to focus on the characters. Not much happens, but it doesn't happen so much better than TWD used to be. » 3/10/14 6:55am 3/10/14 6:55am

​On The Walking Dead, it's time to have a goddamn drink

Can I tell you how much I loved this episode of The Walking Dead? "Still" was a lot like last season's stand-out episode "Clear," in that it's about focusing on just a few characters. It was about learning more of Daryl's life. But most of all, it was about Beth's need to have a goddamn drink. » 3/03/14 9:44am 3/03/14 9:44am