Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Episode 105 - It's All Over

Season 6 of AMC's The Walking Dead has concluded and we gather together to talk about what transpired and about the conspicuous lack of a certain tidbit of information that all the viewers were anticipating but which we were denied.  We finally meet Negan, as portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and he is indeed a presence.  His lengthy introductory monologue sets up his character and the final episode of the season really tells a lot about the capabilities of his people.  Our faithful band of survivors truly do seem to have met their match.  We talk about various other developments in our lives and other media that we've consumed in the past couple of weeks and we look forward to the return of Fear the Walking Dead which starts its second season next week. Please let us know what you thought of the Walking Dead and of the podcast by writing to mail@z-realm.com or post a message on our Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. I liked this episode, for all its gruesomeness. And I'm fine with the decision to not reveal who was Negan's victim in the end. I didn't think the point of concealing that was to have that be a surprise next season, though. I thought the point was to emphasize the ways in which the scene is horrifying that don't depend on the particular identity of Negan's victim, and I think a meta-level reaction like "no, not [particular character]!" would have pulled the viewer away a bit from that. (Of course, if the first episode of the next season comes and they play that in a way that depends on that still being a surprise at that point, I'll have to eat my words.)

    Also, that bit about horses being treated like motorcycles seemed so evocative that I wondered if that was a phrase on TV Tropes. But My Horse is a Motorbike is about cool motorcycles being metaphorically like cool horses. Automaton Horses is the page for the sort of thing KMO refers to.