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Stay Tuned for Breaking Bad Prequel, “Better Call Saul” after The Walking Dead

Fans of the walking dead, this week points towards the return of the televised hit series, the walking dead. We return to a more broken world than we left it. For those reading this blog that haven’t seen the past few episodes as of yet, things occur and you might want to stop reading.

As we know, Beth was killed in the last episode of the midseason finale. Twitter and Facebook went on an explosive uproar. People completely broke and watching “the talking dead” with Chris Hardwick afterwards was even tougher. Emily Kinney made an obvious appearance for the last time. She was unable to keep from streams of tearing poring down her face. Never had she had such a close cast in her life. It was something that for all of us was hard to watch. In the world of the walking dead, this is what occurs. You can’t save everyone.
 




 
This Sunday the walking dead season 5 returns with an all new 8 episodes. On a side note, following the show on AMC instead of “the talking dead” with Chris Hardwick, will be the premiere for the prequel of ‘Breaking Bad,’ “Better Call Saul.” Starring Bob Odenkirk, Saul Goodman is the famous Trial Lawyer that has used unconventional ways to keep Walter White out of prison. This television series explores Saul Goodman before Breaking Bad, before his methods. Behind closed doors, he is a completely different person.

Some of the premiere episodes have already been watched and are getting unbelievable reviews.  Many are saying the writing is better than Breaking Bad. So if you are a fan of Breaking Bad, this is something you should hang on to watch.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Finale – What We Read, Shocked Us!

What I learned about what was to come for the walking dead season 5 prior to the airing, utterly left me stunned. The AMC television show, “The Walking Dead, has become a series masterpiece reaching as high as 30 million viewers.

The show is a media phenomena that defies what we know about viewer interest. That being said, what has made the show a hit success comes down to a science: 1) Lots of gore; 2) Impressive casting; and 3) Stunning story line that implements human behavior and personality.

The creator, Robert Kirkman is known for his writing antics, placing everything on the edge, pushing the boundaries of comic and television lines. In order to be successful, one needs to be willing to step out of the comfort zone and press notions that rarely are brought to light.



 

This being said, many aspects of this season has already pushed viewers to their limits including the consumption of human flesh (cannibalism), but where does it end? The last episode, we come to understand that the group continues to show their humanity, but in the end, doesn’t work out for them. As a result, it puts many people in bad situations and leads them into arena that ultimately can get them killed.

Now, if you have made it this far in reading this post, you are at that moment where you are wondering where the headline comes into play. You are sort of annoyed and on the verge of pissed. But the simple fact is this post is supposed to gain awareness for what the television has in stored. Someone is going to die that is relatively important to us while leaving us questioning the outcome of others. Think back at what has happened so far. Look at the sneak peek video. What does all of this have in common and tell us about what the mid-season finale should present? As we know, things never totally go the way Rick plans and it is too soon for the group to remove themselves from the present situation and continue on their merry way.

Giving away the ending is something that I have been known for, but rather not kill the interest and anticipation. All I will reveal is that “weakness has been revealed and a newer threat is about to rear its ugly head.”

The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 2 Viewership Projections

Episode 2 of AMC ‘S the walking dead season 5 had an astonishing 18 million viewers tuning in. People were amazed with the amount of action that occurred in such a short duration. We find out that Carol, whom we all know would be the badass that she is, would come to everyone’s aide. We got a look into Terminus and the new threat that Rick and the group will have to deal with. Now that we are all left in the forest with the group once united, do we: 1) Move on and try to locate Beth?; 2) Go back to Terminus like Rick said and terminate the threat?; or make the most important sacrifice and take the scientist to the National Institutes of Health (because the CDC got blown up)?
 




 
Viewers are reeling to find out what is coming next for the group and the individual metamorphoses of each character. Projections for the next episode are only going to go up with many broadcasters seeing projections upwards of 20 million to 21 million viewers. The walking dead has become a cultural phenomenon that looks deep into the human psyche during a time of utter chaos and destruction; looking for the solace in a time of retribution; looking for the human connection or morality in people when they think it is all lost.

Although the new and exciting killing of walkers are always great, the main objective to the story is to see how individual start to treat one another in times of distress and grey. Tune in for the next episode of the walking dead at 9 pm EST on AMC and stay tuned for the talking dead with Chris Hardwick!

First 4 Minutes of The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 1: Never Guess What Happens

Tonight is the premiere of the walking dead season 5 on AMC. Everyone is on the edge of there seats awaiting to see what actually happens. Rick Grimes and the group have been rotting away at Terminus, but there is one thing for sure… Rick isn’t taking shit anymore. This life isn’t a game and the tough decisions just have to be made. Here is a 4 minute clip of the first episode of the walking dead season 5.



 

Cast and Crew: Evolution of Men – The Walking Dead Season 5

Season 5 of the walking dead premieres October 12, 2014 at 0900 on AMC followed by the talking dead with Chris Hardwick at 1000. What are we expected to know about the characters going into the first episode. The cast and crew sit down prior to the start of the season to explain the new world the group find themselves in. As our readers have come to find out, the obstacle is not so much the walkers (which are a nuisance), rather the other lost people that Rick and the group run into.
 
Things to really pay attention to should really be the psychology and behavior of Rick and the others. Rick is left with no doubt and the clips we have come to watch show a very resilient and confident Rick who has no reserve about making the tough answers. We come to see how the other people they come to interact with shape and model who they become. Furthermore, for quite sometime now, we have seen this ray of morality, this glimpse of civilization. Now, the dynamic has shifted. What the group has been trying to hold onto for such a long time, is starting to disintegrate. The world they yearn for is a facade as of now. There are too many variables that keep them from trying to rebuild sanity.
 
Their performance, anxiety, and normality has shifted. The expectations and hopeful realities are merely dreams which have almost led them to death. The realization of who they want to be verses who they HAVE to be is finally taking over. In order to survive to create that utopic future lifestyle, sacrifices must be made and tough calls must be answered.
 
Below the cast and crew delve deeper.
 




 

Evolution of Characters to Season 5 of AMC The Walking Dead

We take a look at what the cast of AMC the walking dead, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and many others have to say about their characters going into October 12, 2014 when season 5 begins.
 
Steven Yeun has grown into this Glenn role where Glenn is forced to make a decision, whether to lay down and roll over or take the lead for his life. Glenn explains how his character has evolved from an individual who didn’t care much about his own safety, rather this new girl. He seemed to be down to do anything. Now, Glenn is more conscious about his decisions taking into account that he now has a wife. In other words, in the beginning of the apocalypse, Glenn was like a freshman in college (down for anything, but didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life). Now, Glenn is a Senior with goals and aspirations (he takes everything seriously and calculates).
 
Norman Reedus also explains in great detail his characters evolution from season 1. At the present moment, Daryl feels confined in a box (you could say literally). He is a wild animal that has been backed into a corner and we are about to see just what happens when he is backed into a corner. That being said, Daryl doesn’t hold this grudge or chip that he had in the first season. At times, he felt outside the group and thus why we saw Daryl distance himself. He didn’t think he had much to say nor would anyone listen to him. In season 5, Daryl is much more vocal. He understands that now he is much more important and his voice matters. He confronts the issues and is much more there.
 
Andrew Lincoln explains that in preparation for season 5, he needed a bigger beard. Something that explained that he had age and been through enough shit that he was someone you needed to think twice about. Season 1 Rick Grimes was a character who was used to taking charge. People followed him because he had experience and wore the badge. As time followed, Rick became more and more unsure of himself making those that followed second guess and question him. Now, Rick has seen where his second guessing can lead and his indecisiveness and is not willing to follow any longer. He is going to become this very hard Rick where he tells his son that life is difficult and there are choices you might regret later.
 
In a recent comic-con clip, Rick talks about the most drastic transformation that has occurred in the show. Carl, has literally grown up on this show and we have seen this actor dynamically change in every conceivable way. This is partially due to the hormones flying in a million directions, but in the last clip, Chandler talks a little about his very own character and the emotional roller coaster he has had to go through.
 

Below, we have assembled video on each cast member as they talk to the viewers about their characters at the start of the apocalypse verses now.


 

 

 

 

AMC The Walking Dead – Spoilers and Synopsis

As you all are waiting in anticipation for the walking dead to return, AMC’s writers have been bringing to light certain spoilers and topics of discussion, although intriguing, alludes to the assumption that the show might be coming closer to the end than thought… possibly.

Here is what we know thus far:

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Synopsis:

Daryl, Rick and the rest of the group were last found in season 4 captured after meandering into Terminus, thinking that all was fair in love and war. One of the big “light bulbs” that went off in Rick’s head was that, “really no one can be trusted.”

Now, in season 5, the group is together. We know that they will leave terminus while they leave a wake of death in the process. But there will be a cost… who? We don’t know. But thoughts have surfaced that Glenn was the man to go. But many have now thrown that out. We have a savage that won’t give up and we know that the leader will continue to ‘stalk’ the prey. What does that ultimately mean? Will he inevitably start taking out characters one by one?

The groups identity is in question. They haven’t been able to settle down and really grow. In many instances, this could be a very bad reference, in some small cases like the Jews in the desert lost. Unable to really call something theirs or really to start over again. Simply, they are lost and we are looking for this identity once again.


 

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His anger has built, he has removed himself from the recent past, and along with others sick and tired of running into ruthless groups that have already gone over the deepened. Pretty much every group that they have come into contact with has ‘zero’ care for life.

Recently, Daryl’s sexuality has come into question. Robert Kirkman confirmed a month ago that his sexuality had been a topic of discussion, and whether they go forward with that might make for another massive blow. Kirkman is known for breaking hearts. This man is testing the water in almost every conceivable way, trying to take the viewers through a life that no one wants. The great thing about this type of show is that everything is up for grabs, there should be no main character and no set of rules to go by. Kirkman is exploring these waters and showing that shows can be just as dynamic as life. Although viewers want certain endings and certain characters to survive, creating a post-apocalyptic walking dead tv show, ultimately says, that all goes out the window.

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Lastly, Kirkman and others have creating a world in which people hold their breaths to find out what’s going to happen next. With 30 million viewers and individuals that love the show, it’s more likely than not, he knows what he is doing. Although people want certain things, they should know that anything is possible and death is at the front door with a pic ax in hand.

The one thing I ask from the AMC executives is let Robert Kirkman and those closely around him do their thing. Just allow the flood gates to open and watch what happens.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer – Youtube Clip

Recently, amc the walking dead released a vital 1 minute trailer covering the entire season of the show. What is seen is completely shocking. Rick narrates the episode explaining to Carl that no matter what he thinks, he is never safe. From this, we see the brutality of cannibalism, the high speed and close calls from walkers, and the continual chase and manhunt.
 
What are we to expect? Who was on the table being carved? How much of this will be shown and acted out? Get ready folks, because you all are on a roller coaster ride. A roller coaster ride of emotion.


 

The Walking Dead Posters – Season 5

Entertainment Weekly recently released great walking dead season 5 posters. The pictures emphasize the importance of survival of each one of the characters. There are four total pictures that include Daryl, Maggie and Glenn (because we really know who has the balls of that relationship), Rick, and most importantly Michonne.

Hopefully, you like the wallpaper and show your love to Entertainment Weekly! Below are the other pictures and posters. Remember, the walking dead starts mid to late October with a very intense season 5 showing the group captured within a trail car. Beth has been intentionally taken (meaning someone was scouting her) and we look forward to seeing possibly a new character, and lastly Tyrese and Carol who are still wondering the forests.
 



 
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The Walking Dead Season 5 – New Revelations About Daryl and Beth

In recent news, it seems that the crossbow yielding, post-apocalyptic badass, Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, could have the possibility of being gay. In a recent head on statement with Robert Kirkman, the idea has most definitely been floating around. He also said that AMC would be backing this idea if Kirkman wants to continue forward with it. He also stated adamantly that the possibility of Daryl being gay is only an idea and nothing has materialized from this. So ladies, don’t freak out too soon. But these are the type of shockers that we love about this show.
 



 

In other recent news, Beth has been taken and she is one of those characters that we must watch out for. In one of the last episodes of season 4, we are left wondering who took Beth. What we have taken away from the whole Beth and Daryl situation is that Daryl was confused as to the role he played in Beth’s life. I believe where season 5 premieres, we will come to understand that reason. To us, it seems that Daryl plays more of a protective or father figure than a lover.

Furthermore, the individual who picked Beth up must of been stalking her for some time. It’s not like they stumbled upon one another and in a fit of panic, this individual took Beth. This was a planned kidnap or obduction. More importantly, why would this person have a fascination for Beth? We are about to be introduced to an entire new character with some creepy past.