Hooray for a modicum of representation. A small reveal, that the mysterious Strand is gay, happens without any drama or build up. No declarations or tying it unnecessarily into the plot. Nope, it’s just there. In flashback, we learn about Strand. How he stole a guys (Thomas Abigail) money after Hurricane Katrina, made an excellent return on it and ended up going into business with the same guy. In the final flashback, the two men kiss without any signalling or showy arrogance saying, hey look at us being diverse. Continue reading
Genuinely the most exciting episode so far. We met (re-met if you’ve seen the webisodes) the survivors of Flight 462, one of whom is badly burnt leaving only Alex left to care for him. They meet the main characters on a Lost-style beach, complete with fuselage and luggage.
Chris mercy kills a man with a broken back and Nick survives a zombie pit and discovers that the dead don’t go after you when you’re covered in guts. Back on the boat, Madison and Travis unglog a blocked pipe and everyone finds out about Strands jaunt to Mexico.
Things end on a mildly shocking moment too as Strand cuts the line that pulls Alex and Jake in a raft behind the yacht. Ooh things are gonna get tense.
Even before the beach showdown I thought it was a slightly better episode than usual. I wasn’t as bored as I thought I would be and I think it’s down to the young characters being on their own and exploring a bit. Yeah, solid. Best of the season so far.
Because I’m now getting paid for my Yahoo blog, I can’t have the same review on here too so here is the link to my latest review, please check it out and let me know what you think 🙂
Only slightly improving on last week’s episode, We All Fall Down has some neat set pieces and a decent amount of character development.
The greatest asset Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul have to their name is that they play the long game. Like a really good game of chess, they move their pieces into position, set up moves for a long, long way down the line. Continue reading
Just a week after The Walking Dead wrapped up its sixth season, Fear the Walking Dead has started up again, ready to begin a new series of zombie carnage.
It was a fine first episode, not alleviating any of my worries about the show and managing to be both too fast and too slow, all at the same time. Continue reading
It begins with a superb montage of a truck driver making his way through border patrol and ends with Mike coming up with a surprising way to stop a vehicle in its tracks. I’m thinking it is that same truck. Continue reading
Jimmy and Kim debate over going into business. Kim wants to be honourable, Jimmy wants to do it in his special Jimmy way. He gets himself fired from his job and ends up back in that small office behind the nail salon, except he has his desk and doesn’t put on a fake receptionist voice.
Mike amends his statement about Tuco and finds a house for his daughter in law and granddaughter. For each character, things are leading to something big. Even though we know who definitely won’t die, it doesn’t make the intricate writing any less engaging, this is one of the most engaging shows on TV.
It was a really solid episode with perhaps a bit of disappointment in the final few seconds. Please check out my review on my other Yahoo blog.
It’s a little frustrating being a fan of The Walking Dead. We had a great solid run of episodes for a while but it seems that the last two have sadly fallen back on old problems. Namely killing for shock value and unnecessary character stupidity. Continue reading