Sunday, April 6, 2014

Episode 69 - A is for Anvilicious

Episode 69 is here, after a longer-than-usual delay, we are finally back to talk about the season 4 finale of AMC's the Walking Dead.  The crew from the prison find themselves AS prisoners after finally completing their journey to Terminus.  We talk about what we thought of the episode and hint at what we do and do NOT want to see when season 5 returns in the fall.  Listen in to that and to the other media we've seen since the last show. Let us know what you thought by sending email to mail@z-realm.com or by posting a message on our Facebook group.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Episode 68 - Teach Him All the Way

Season four of AMC's the Walking Dead is almost over!  This episode we talk about the penultimate episode, titled Us.  The newest cast member, Joe, played by the excellent Jeff Kober, is featured prominently and we learn a lot about his philosophy and the various rules he and his men live by.  KMO admits that he totally disagrees with Paul McCartney,  and the rest of the crew commiserates. This was a set-up episode of the TV show, getting all the bits and pieces lined up for what must surely be a whiz-bang finale.  Listen to the podcast and let us know what you thought by sending email to mail@z-realm.com or by posting a message on our Facebook page.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Episode 67 - Look at the Flowers

Episode 67 of the podcast deals with one of the most buzzed-about episodes of AMC's the Walking Dead so far.  We look at episode 14 of Season 4, The Grove.  Featuring a standout performance by Melissa McBride as Carol, the story is taken, in large parts from an incident portrayed in the original comics.  We disagree about how successful the show was with telling the story. We then turn to other thoughts and hit some random areas before finally wrapping up the festivities.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Episode 66 - Schrodinger's Tyreese

Episode 66 of the podcast returns to AMC's The Walking Dead where the storyline picks up from last week's episode following Daryl and Beth ans they continue to make their way together through the dangerous world of the zombie apocalypse.  This week we also catch up with Bob, Maggie, and Sasha who are pursuing Glen and hoping to find him at the mysterious "Terminus" which waits in the distance.  We talk about the twists and turns of the show, make amends for dissing last week's episode, and look forward to the very small number of episodes remaining in season 4. Join us!
Please let us know what you thought of the show by sending email to mail@z-realm.com or by posting a message on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 65 - Peach Schnapps

We continue our conversation about AMC's The Walking Dead, focusing on Season 4, episode 12, titled "Still".  It was one of those episodes where not too much happened, so we ended up with a shorter show than usual. We do look at some of the main themes of the episode and try to figure out some of the nagging questions it raises. Listen in and see if you think we were on the right track with our theories. Let us know what you thought by sending email to mail@z-realm.com or by posting a message in our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Episode 64 - Do Something With Your Life

Marty returns from the coughing depths to join KMO and Olga to revel in the hijinks of living and not so living men in episode 11 of season 4 of the Walking Dead, called "Claimed." Join us as we wonder aloud, how low can that mattress sink? And, will we ever see Glenn smile again? And, how smart IS Doctor Mullet? Please let us know what you thought of the show by sending email to mail@z-realm.com or by posting a message on our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Episode 63 - Enter Abraham


A post-episode dissection of this week's The Walking Dead episode, Inmates, will have to wait until next week. Marty is out sick, and so in this episode of The Z-Realm Podcast, KMO shares part of a conversation that he recorded with Joe Snuffy, the author of Suburban Survival: Preparing For Socio-Economic Collapse. Joe describes his interest in both the zombie apocalypse narrative and survival preparedness. He describes how zombie stories like The Walking Dead would be different if it followed the experiences of a coordinated group of trained survivalists rather than an ad hoc group of survivors thrown together by circumstance. Later in the episode, KMO and Olga talk about their underwhelming first impression of the tv version of Abraham compared to his Thor-like comic book incarnation.