I have fallen off The Walking Dead myself with all of the other shows out there, the zombie drama that never ends has gotten stale. That being said, there are still hordes of you who haven’t so when Comic Con drops a five-minute trailer for the show’s upcoming eighth season, far be it from me to pass it along to the Deadheads. Without even having seen it, I’m going to bet Rick is going to be very tense and wrought about something also Negan will probably drop a naughty. Pure speculation. The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 22, 2017.
Breaking Bad sounds like a horrible idea in concept. A high school chemistry teacher finds out he has terminal cancer, so to earn some money to leave his family he begins cooking meth with one of his old students. In practice, it’s a slow burn to some of the most intense scenes in television history as Bryan Cranston‘s character, Walter White, slips deeper and deeper into a world of darkness.
Anyone who’s ever told me that they couldn’t get into the show, has always said the same thing: that the first season is too slow and they lost interest. That’s actually exactly what happened with me the first time I watched it, but you have to push through, and when you do, you’ll realize all the groundwork the first episodes lay for what is really a five-season tele-novel. As Walter drives himself harder and harder to make money, he falls in with a crazed gangster who beats his partner half to death and steals a batch of their product. This confrontation between the gangster and the first appearance of Walt’s alter ego – Heisenberg – marks a tipping point in his ever shifting line in the sand between making money for his family and just making money by any means. It’s also probably interested more people in chemistry than any ten textbooks have ever managed.
AMC brought the house down at Comic Con with the first trailer for the seventh season of its zombie drama The Walking Dead. Returning from a sixth season finale cliffhanger that angered many fans, you can’t say they didn’t bring the goods with their first look at season seven. Not just Negan & Lucille but King Ezekiel enters the mix! And, yes, absolutely, there IS a tiger on this show. The Walking Dead will shuffle its way back to TV screens in late October.
The sixth season of The Walking Dead probably had the most controversial season finale of any drama since Lost went off the air. Bail now if you know nothing, but from the above general trailer for the zombie drama’s sixth season, we get the introduction of perhaps the comic book’s most notorious villain: Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan). Negan is given the most frightening introduction of any evil force in the comics, culminating in his using is barbed-wire bat “Lucille” to brutally kill one of the most beloved characters in the series. If you want to know who Negan killed (because season six left you hanging), read issue #100 of the comics. However, there were 11 options and 11 death scenes filmed specifically to mess with fans, so it is entirely possible that the show will diverge from the books. While TWD stayed pretty faithful to the comics the first two seasons, it’s branched further and further away from its source material so that people like me, who are with the comics on issue #157 can’t be absolutely sure what the show is going to do. That’s actually a lot more fun, as a viewer. The sixth season of Game of Thrones was so mind-blowing because it went way past anything that George RR Martin had written (maybe will EVER write at this point), and anything was possible. The Walking Dead Season Six will hit stores on Blu Ray and DVD on August 23, 2016, and the seventh season will begin this October. For details on what special features you can expect, read below courtesy of comicbook.com.
The bonus features include:
- Episode 616: Last Day On Earth — The Extended Version (BLU-RAY ONLY)
- Audio Commentaries
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of “The Walking Dead”
- In Memoriam
- 601: Out of The Quarry
- Guts & Glory: The Death of Nicholas
- Strength in Bonds
- Negan: Someone to Fear
- The Face of Death: Iconic Walkers of The Season
The second season of The Walking Dead struggled without Frank Darabont there to guide it. The search for Sophia and the neverending meandering at the farm really sapped the show of a lot of its momentum that year. What the whole season built to was a confrontation between Rick and his partner and former best friend, Shane. Rick had disappeared at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse (I love getting to type that) and Shane had sort of sidled on in and taken Rick’s place with his family and he was not very cool about being booted out of that role. In the comic, all of this takes place in about eight issues because Robert Kirkman had lied to Image Comics about what the series was going to be about and was expecting it to be cancelled at any moment (he told them aliens were going to show up and wipe out everyone….seriously). The slow burn toward this works much better and gave Jon Bernthal a lot more time to develop Shane as a character so this became much more of a pivotal scene.