Matt Dodge

“I will not be a failure!” The entire point of advertising is to convince people that they want things, even if they don’t know why. This episode of Mad Men deals with all of its characters working towards their own desires, even when those desires are harmful. Don and Pete are both chasing after a […]

  Matt Dodge

The words of man slowly descending into hell, juxtaposed with images of the beautiful beaches of Hawaii are how we welcomed back to the world of Mad Men. Don Draper is sitting on the beach with his beautiful wife, and has his face buried in Dante’s Inferno. Heavy reading for the sandy shores. It’s strange […]

I guess we knew some sort of Merle redemption episode was on its way. I had hoped it would be part of something greater, like Merle’s little redemption story in the finale. Instead it stands as the primary driving force of “This Sorrowful Life.” This episode starts out with letting us know that Rick has […]

  Peter Wicks

So, were you wondering what happened to Tyreese and his group? Sure, we saw them join up with the Woodbury crew, but they’ve remained unseen for a few episodes. Tonight, they’re back albeit as a subplot to Andrea’s sudden realization that the Governor is a bit off. Where are Rick and crew as they prepare […]

The most recent episode has the Governor and Rick meeting for a showdown in a dingy barn. At first, I was expecting a few pithy comments, a quick draw, and the death of the Governor. Then I remembered I wasn’t watching Justified. This is the Walking Dead, where tension often gets ratcheted to eleven.  Soon […]

  Peter Wicks

AMC’s lovable band of zombie slayers got a slight reprieve in this week’s episode fittingly named ‘Clear.’ Rick, Carl, and Michonne headed out of the prison for a daytrip to Rick’s hometown to supply up. A showdown with the unhinged Governor looms in the near future and for that they’ll need a few more bullets.  […]

  Joe Longpre

For better or for worse, the final season of Breaking Bad is half over. As discussed previously, AMC has decided to spread the remaining episodes of Breaking Bad over the next two years. Eight episodes have aired thus far in 2012, and eight more are expected during the summer of 2013. Rather than ride the […]

  Joe Longpre

The most satisfying moment in any underdog story occurs when, almost inevitably, our hero must pull himself up by his or her bootstraps, then either succeeds or fails based on his or her merit alone. The newest season of Breaking Bad finds its protagonist, Walter White, doing exactly that. The events which concluded the previous […]