​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 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 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

​The Walking Dead's Carl is so bad at the zombie apocalypse, you guys

Carl-haters got a special treat tonight, as the sheriff-hat-wearing lad managed to be awful to and at pretty much everything — he's shitty to Rick and shitty at dealing with zombies. But his general ineptitude is the highlight of The Walking Dead's mid-season four premiere, a quiet episode that didn't offer much else. » 2/10/14 8:20am 2/10/14 8:20am

The zombies outside and the plague inside join forces on Walking Dead

For the first time since the pilot, I have legitimately been scared while watching an episode of The Walking Dead. What I thought was going to be a slow, potboiler kind-of-episode — which would have been fine after four strong episodes in a row — slowly transformed into the tensest, most gripping life-or-death battle… » 11/11/13 7:20am 11/11/13 7:20am