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The Walking Dead: “Triggerfinger” Review

The Walking Dead , some people say, has hit a bit of a rut in season 2. Up until the mid-season barn cliffhanger, there could be a reasonable argument made that TWD was beginning to flounder. Last episode’s slow beginning, with everyone wrapped up in their own grief for Sophia, was like watching molasses dry. But the ending, with Rick’s grim decision and Lori’s car crash , brought us some much-needed ratcheting. "Triggerfinger" continued the tense momentum. The opening was, in typical TWD fashion, visually jarring. The orange hazard light—the only illumination within the car—flashing on the unconscious face of Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) was excellent. Top that off with a slowly tilting camera, and you have what The Walking Dead  loves to give: some of the best visuals in the business. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/02/19/the-walking-dead-triggerfinger-review/  

The Walking Dead Recap: Lurching On

Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead was the first entirely Frank Darabont–free episode. (If you’re wondering about the new showrunner, Glen Mazzara, his flashback backstory can be read here .) The way I see it, his biggest challenge will be making us root for the living characters on the show instead of the undead ones. It’s not going to be easy. We begin where we left off, staring down the barrel of Grime’s gun seconds after he put down Sophia (by the way, I was asked recently why I call him Grimes. It never even occurred to me not to. Doesn’t everything about him make you want to call him by his last name instead of his first? In my head, it’s always being sort of barked between clenched teeth). I don’t know how it works when one showrunner passes the torch to another, but it makes me happy to imagine Darabont calling "Cut!" and then the entire cast freezing in place while Mazzara puts down his coffee, walks over, takes the clapboard out of Darabont's hands, and yells "Action!" to get everyone moving again. Read More... //www.vulture.com/2012/02/walking-dead-recap-season-2-episode-8.html

The Walking Dead Review: Picking up the Pieces

It's felt like forever since The Walking Dead aired it's dramatic mid season finale and I for one am glad that the show is finally back. There's just something about this particular series that even with its flaws remains thrillingly entertaining and something I look forward to tuning into every Sunday. " Nebraska " took no time in picking up exactly where the last episode left off from Rick's smoking gun and for the most part involved the group dealing with the aftermath. Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2012/02/the-walking-dead-review-picking-up-the-pieces/

'The Walking Dead' recap: Guy Walks into a Bar

In the wake of a zombie massacre, Rick and Hershel meet some new people. It doesn't turn out well //tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/walking-dead-recap-nebraska/

'Walking Dead' After The Barn Massacre

To say the barn massacre was a pivotal moment in the lives of the survivors on " The Walking Dead " (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on AMC) would perhaps be stating the obvious. But it wasn't clear just how much the putting down of the walkers in Hershel's barn, including his wife and daughter and the missing Sophia, until the closing moments of the mid-season premiere. The action picked up where it left off, with Hershel on his knees in shock and Carol beside herself with grief, Rick standing over the body of her daughter having just dispatched her second "life." Hershel finally reached his limit and announced that Rick's group needed to vacate the farm immediately. But this was a Hershel grieving and coming to some uncomfortable realizations himself. Read More... //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/fAy5rCNGkbI/the-walking-dead-after-barn-massacre-video_n_1272426.html

'The Walking Dead' Recap: Let Nebraska Disappear

  The Plot Aftermath.  That is the plot of this episode. That is all you need to know. In Search of a Question The weight of the mid-season finale's final moment pulled us back into the show the moment we left it, with Rick's smoking gun and the still corpse of Sophia. With Sophia's death, the great question of the season had been resolved.  (Maybe it was just my imagination, but did it seem to anyone else that the arrangement of the mowed-down corpses were in the shape of a Z?)  The question that guided the show through the first half of the season (Where is Sophia?) is resolved. Sophia had provided the momentum of the plot itself. Her death stopped the show in its tracks. They are left with a need to find a new question.  Their last question had just been answered with a bullet.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-walking-dead/the-walking-dead-recap-let-neb-43941.aspx

On The Walking Dead, nobody's feeling particularly friendly [Tv Recap]

The Walking Dead is back, and it's ready to deal with the fallout from Hershel's big secret. How will our gang of can-do survivors pick up the pieces? What's Lori's new hilarious nickname? And why the hell is this episode named "Nebraska?" Spoilers! //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/ZzVt6cm8-1Q/on-the-walking-dead-nobodys-feeling-particularly-friendly

‘The Walking Dead,’ Season 2, Episode 8, ‘Nebraska’: TV Recap

  The second half of the second season picks up exactly where we left off back in November: the God-fearing Greene family had a barn full of zombies they were keeping in the hopes of a miracle cure, and those zombies were put down in a hail of bullets after Shane let them loose. It’s time to deal with the fallout in the painfully incremental style for which "The Walking Dead" has become famous. First there’s Shane and Dale, who hate each other more than ever. Dale is outraged by Shane’s violent brinksmanship in the barn episode, even though just about everyone else from the convoy crew seems more or less OK with how things played out. Even sensitive little Carl Grimes declares that he would have pulled the trigger on Sophia, the girl from convoy for whom the survivors spent much of this season searching (only to discover she was in the zombie barn all along). Read More... //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/02/12/the-walking-dead-season-2-episode-8-nebraska-tv-recap/?mod=WSJBlog

'The Walking Dead' - 'Nebraska': This guy walks into a bar...

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Nebraska," the mid-season premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead," and says the zombie drama returns with a strong beginning and ending and another flat middle. //www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/the-walking-dead-nebraska-this-guy-walks-into-a-bar

The Walking Dead “Nebraska” Review – Where Are The Zombies?

After an amazing  Winter finale  (I still have chills),  The Walking Dead  is back with a brand new episode, "Nebraska." Things pick up exactly where we left off, after Rick has just shot zombie Sophia in the head. Unfortunately, while it was a decent episode, not much happens which was a bit disappointing given how last episode left us. Don’t get me wrong, I know that every episode cannot be as intense as "Pretty Much Dead Already," but I expected more. And so here we are with all the zombies (Sophia and Hershel’s wife included) dead on the ground. One of Hershel’s daughters, Beth, cries over her zombie mom being killed, except the mom (not totally dead-dead yet) tries to eat her, yikes!  Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/02/12/the-walking-dead-nebraska-review-where-are-the-zombies/