The Walking Dead: S7|E1 – “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” [Podcast Review]

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Hey everyone!

Mike, Brancey and I recently got together to talk about the Season 7 Premiere of The Walking Dead. Sadly, I’m still in mourning after this episode even though I had a feeling it would happen. Still hurts nonetheless.

We want to hear from you! Tweet me @ThisIsKristin_ and let me know what you thought of the episode, and what you think will happen next! Do you think someone will swoop in and get rid of Negan somehow? If you could choose one person to take him out, who would you choose? Send us your thoughts after each episode and we’ll read them on air during our recaps.

SYNOPSIS: Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his gang of Saviors, Rick and his group kneel helplessly as they suffer a heavy loss, leaving everyone traumatized.

 

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Fear the Walking Dead: “Pillar of Salt” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 12
 
Hey there #FTWD fans! The crew and I got together to talk about the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead!
 
SYNOPSIS: At the Colonia, Alejandro reveals his darker side. A hotel resident becomes violent and Madison springs into action. 
 
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Fear the Walking Dead: “Shiva” Mid-Season Finale Review

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Season 2 | Episode 7

Hey there #FTWD fans!! The crew and I were FINALLY all able to get together to talk about the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead!  This was the Season 2 mid-season finale and it was a doozy!

SYNOPSIS: The family faces their biggest test yet. Nick, Madison, Travis and others try to stay close to each other.

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Fear the Walking Dead: “Shiva” Mid-Season Finale Podcast Review

Fear the Walking Dead: “Sicut Cervus” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 6

Hey there #FWTD fans!  The crew got together to talk about the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead!  I’m still missing because I’m still moving (not dealing with a break-up) lol.  Brancey and I haven’t given up on the show, but the guys are holding down the fort for now!  Hopefully we’ll be back for the midseason finale because…let’s face it…we’re awesome.

In any case, check out the podcast review below and let us know what you thought!

SYNOPSIS: Conflict arises as the Abigail approaches its destination. Chris makes a staggering decision. Nick meets a new maternal figure.

Fear the Walking Dead: “Sicut Cervus” Podcast Review

Fear the Walking Dead: “Captive” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 5
 
Hey #FTWD fans! Our fearless leader, Mike, held it down for the crew this week and talked about the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join as I’m moving to a new place here in Miami. It’s exciting for me, but it stinks that I haven’t been able to join the peeps!
 
Nevertheless, check out the podcast review below and let us know what you thought!
 
SYNOPSIS: Alicia works toward reuniting with her family. Travis comes across a familiar face. Madison and Nick try to save their family against all odds.
 

 
 
Fear the Walking Dead: “Captive” Podcast Review

Fear the Walking Dead: “Blood in the Streets” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 4
 
Hey #FTWD fans!  The crew and I got together this week to talk about this week’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead, which aired Sunday, May 1 on AMC.
 
SYNOPSIS: The group lets a family in distress board the Abigail; Strand’s past begins to come to light; Nick looks for an associate of Strand’s.
 
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Fear the Walking Dead: “Blood in the Streets” Podcast Review

Fear the Walking Dead: “Ouroboros” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 3

Hey #FTWD fans!! Mike & the crew got together this week to talk about Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead!  Sadly I couldn’t join them, but I’ll be back this week.

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode!

SYNOPSIS: Madison confronts Strand about his mysterious destination. Meanwhile, Nick, Alicia and others inspect wreckage from a plane crash.

 

Fear the Walking Dead: “Ouroboros” Podcast Review

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Fear the Walking Dead: “We All Fall Down” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 2
 
Hey #FTWD fans!!!  This week Mike and Jesus got together to talk about Episode 2 of Fear the Walking Dead!  Despite their lies about why Brancey and I couldn’t join them this week, it’s still a great review! LOL!  Never fear…Brancey and I should be back next week!
 
So check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode!
 
SYNOPSIS: The group seeks shelter with a survivalist family; and Madison tries to uncover the family’s true motives. Meanwhile, Salazar works to discover Strand’s intentions.
 

 
 

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Fear the Walking Dead: “Monster” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 1
 
Hey #FTWD fans!!! VRO hosts Brancey, Jesus and I got together to talk about the Season 2 premiere episode of Fear the Walking Dead!  We even got a bit of inside information from the press conference for the show from Jesus, who attended the conference in LA. Check out our podcast below and let us know your thoughts!
 
SYNOPSIS: Travis, Madison, and their blended family set sail on Strand’s boat off the coast of California in an effort to escape the apocalypse. While they’re looking for safety, they only find more threats and trouble at sea.
 

 
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Season Two for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Can Bring Unexpected Situations

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Written by Jesus Figueroa
With a successful season one, “Fear the Walking Dead” returns with new scenarios which can be interesting to see what comes out of them.
“The Walking Dead” sparked an uproar with a spectacular and haunting final scene and “Fear the Walking Dead” takes no break before coming back with the season premiere the week after the season six finale for “The Walking Dead.”
Although both series come from the same Walking Dead Universe each have a difference to them.
“The difference for us in (Fear the Walking Dead) is there’s not a safe place,” co-creator Dave Erikson said. “We are going from one unsafe place trying to find another safe place. There’s not a safe place out there.”
“Fear the Walking Dead” proved in an outstanding, and record breaking fashion, that it can stand alone as a series and that even though everything the audience has known about this universe is still applicable, there is still so much to be explored.
“I don’t think we will ever truly shake the walking dead,” actor Frank Dillane said. “I don’t think we want to.”
Six episodes in season one for “Fear the Walking Dead” were just barely enough to give the audience a taste of what was skipped over in “The Walking Dead.”
The audience now begins to see how society broke down and through some amazing characters just how far things were pushed to survive.
“I think what is great for this season is that it is 15 episodes,” Actress Alycia Debnam-Carey said. “Six episodes was a very small amount of time for us to establish our own show, to break away from such a huge franchise mothership.”
For the series to break off and show a section of this story which has no comic book background was daring.
The franchise has become beloved by the fans because of the way it stays true and yet deviates from the comic.
It allows for more creative ways to tell the story when criticism for moving away from an original story isn’t present.
“It’s very refreshing to be working on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ because there is no comic book series to draw from,” creator Robert Kirkman said. “It’s all new and exciting and there is a lot more potential to surprise the audience.”
The manner in which these characters grow becomes more natural because the audience is seeing it for the first time.
There is no prior ties with characters in “Fear the Walking Dead” and the audience can relate to them, enjoy them, hate them and watch them grow almost at the same pace as the writers.
“I expect we will see quite a journey from (Alicia),” Debnam-Carey said.
I’m sure there is still much to learn about every character as six episodes just began the back story and the story to everything in this series.
The twist and turns of this series, the characters that step up and become leaders, the beloved characters who become hated for their actions all have created a series with heart and depth.
There’s still one character which can go either way — hero or not — in Victor Strand.
Victor has this mystery around him because the audience hasn’t gotten to know him as well as the rest of the cast.
“I think that Victor (Strand) believes in things in black and white terms,” actor Coleman Domingo said. “I think that what he says he means. I think that he may not reveal too much because maybe it’s about him maybe strategizing.”
There’s much more to be seen and even more to be learned in the story.
The end game for these characters ha not been established and it’s unclear where they are headed, except it has been seen that they are going to be out at sea.
“This season put us in an entirely different environment, on the ocean in a boat in the elements, and none of us are sea farers except for (Victor Strand)” Kim Dickens said. “It’s been very exciting for us. It’s offered us alot of new challenges just as actors.”
Characters have started to change, the innocent are beginning to be exposed to a harsher truth and they are being forced to grow up quicker and adapt to this new world.
The biggest change comes from two characters who have lost their mothers and are now dealing with their loss in different ways.
“(Ophelia) is trying to figure out who she can trust, who is a friend and who is a foe,” actress Mercedes Mason said.
“You see Chris in a very dark place,” actor Lorenzo James Henrie said. “Like Ophelia they both lose their mother. You see Chris in a very dark place.”
These situations define who people, characters, become in the series.
Just like “The Walking Dead,” this series works with character development to logically show where these characters end up.
These characters face difficult situations physically, mentally and emotionally.
Each one of the characters reacts differently and it’s what makes them so real.
“I don’t even know exactly what is too far, I don’t think we know until we are in that situation,” Domingo said. “Honestly, I think that’s the interesting thing about these characters, they have no idea, we have no idea the stuff that we are made of and when we are at these cross roads what we will actually do.”
What has captured the attention of people is the way the story develops, the way the characters adapt, the human element to a zombie story.
The best part of this series is that it tries to work on the psychology behind how humans adapt to a world where zombies are introduced, and how they are changed to survive for the long haul.
“That is one of the thematically elements, that question of what will you sacrifice, in terms of your ethics and morality, to survive,” Kirkman said.
This dive into the human mind, the soul and essence of a person is what makes these series fantastic.
The special effects are amazing and the icing on the cake, but the heart of this show is the way it portrays the human element.
“I think that’s why this genre is so fascinating, because you think the audience can live into these primal fears that we have,” Dickens said. “What if we are not protected, what if society is crumbling around us, what if the government isn’t taking care of me, what if I can’t protect my family.”
The characters are all in situations that the audience can put themselves in.
This isn’t a horror story where the supernatural takes center stage, it’s a psychological drama where humans take the center stage and some supernatural stuff happens around them.
The best part is watching how each of their minds work and what they do to adapt and fit in.
“Where Chris is, everyone who is not his dad, he’s going to be searching for something from them,” Henrie said. “The big thing for Chris is he is trying to find affection from everyone, but at the same time he is trying to find out where does he (fit in).”
This story may be taking place in California, but it’s not limited to the area.
It’s made universal.
“Theoretical it is global, so, whatever our characters, be it in Georgia or California, are suffering through right now they are suffering through out the entire world,” said.
“We are well aware that we are taking on something a lot bigger this time around,” Mason said. “It’s more exciting.”
This show moves fast and the timeline is short.
There’s so much happening and characters deal with so much.
Through it all the story continues and there’s no point where it feels it drags along.
It’s chaotic and thrilling while still insightful and though provoking.
“It’s confusing for our show because this is all happening in a short period of time,” Alycia Debnam-Carey said. “They started setting up things in earlier drafts of scripts, that were quite transformative or character changes, physical appearance and characteristic changes and I think they figured out they needed to stretch it out a little more.”
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The Walking Dead: “East” Review

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Season 6 | Episode 15
 
Hey #TWD fans!! Mike, Brancey and I got together to talk about the latest episode of The Walking Dead, titled “East.”  It was an intense episode leading up to the 90-minute Season 6 Finale on Sunday, April 3rd!
 
Who do you think will end up on the wrong side of Negan’s bat?? We all have our theories! Check out the podcast and let us know what YOU think!
 
SYNOPSIS: Alexandria is alerted after realizing someone is missing. Several search parties will venture out, but what they find isn’t what they’re hoping for.
 

 
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The Walking Dead: “Twice as Far” Review

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Season 6 | Episode 14
 
Mike and I review Sunday night’s episode of #TheWalkingDead. “Twice as Far” aired Sunday, March 20 on AMC. See more at AMC.com
 
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Check out our podcast below and tweet us your thoughts! Who do you think will end up on the wrong end of Negan’s bat?! Are you as nervous as we are about his arrival??
 
SYNOPSIS: After a minor victory against The Saviors, a supply run led by Daryl turns chaotic when he and his group cross paths with Dwight.
 

 
The Walking Dead: “Twice as Far” Podcast Review
 
 

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The Walking Dead: “The Same Boat” Review

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Hey #TWD fans!!  Mike and I got together to talk about the Episode 13 | Season 6 of The Walking Dead, titled “The Same Boat.”
 
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SYNOPSIS: Carol and Maggie must fight for their lives after being taken by a group of Saviors. 
 
 

 

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The Walking Dead: “Not Tomorrow Yet” Review

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Hey #TWD fans!!  Mike and I got together to talk about Episode 12 | Season 6 of The Walking Dead, titled “Not Tomorrow Yet.”

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SYNOPSIS:  As the joint forces of Alexandria and the Hilltop attack the Saviors’ compound, Carol and Maggie fall into a trap.

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The Walking Dead – “No Way Out” – Podcast Review

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Mike and I review last night’s episode of #TheWalkingDead mid-season premiere. Did you watch?  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com and we’ll read them on the show.
 
SYNOPSIS: Daryl, Abraham and Sasha face-off against the Saviors. In Alexandria, Denise finds herself at the hands of the Alpha Wolf, as Rick and his group make their way through the herd.
 

 
The Walking Dead – “No Way Out” – Podcast Review
 
 

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The Walking Dead – “Start to Finish” – Mid-Season Finale Review

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Mike, Brancey, Jesus and Kristin review Sunday’s episode of #TheWalkingDead.  What did you think of the mid-season finale?  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com
 
The recap show returns with an all new episode of The Walking Dead on February 14, 2016.
 
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SYNOPSIS:  With no way out, Rick and the people of Alexandria must defend the community against the invading herd.
 

 
The Walking Dead – “Start to Finish” – Mid-Season Finale Review

 

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The Walking Dead – “Heads Up” – Review

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Mike, Brancey, Jesus and Kristin review last night’s episode of #TheWalkingDead. Remember to join the crew here next week as they discuss the mid-season finale. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com
 
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SYNOPSIS: Glenn’s fate is finally revealed.  Meanwhile, the tension between Carol and Morgan rises, as the herd finds its away inside the safe-zone.
 

 
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The Walking Dead – “Always Accountable” – Review

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Mike, Brancey and Kristin review the latest episode of #TheWalkingDead. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com
 
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SYNOPSIS: After being attacked by a new group and separated, Sasha and Abraham must search for an injured Daryl who may be in trouble.
 

 
The Walking Dead – “Always Accountable” – Podcast Review

 
 

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The Walking Dead – “Now” – Review

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Mike, Jesus, Brancey, Kristin and Briana review the latest episode (Season 6 Episode 5) of #TheWalkingDead. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com
 
SYNOPSIS: While Alexandria recovers from the Wolves’ attack, Maggie and Aaron set out on the search for Glenn. Meanwhile, the intimacy between Rick and Jessie grows, as the herd approaches.
 

 

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The Walking Dead – “Here’s Not Here” – Review

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Mike, Jesus, Brancey, Kristin and Briana review the latest episode (Season 6 Episode 4) of #TheWalkingDead. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email them at mike@iwatchmike.com

SYNOPSIS: Morgan tells the Wolves Leader about his meeting with Eastman, a lone survivor with a code.


 
 
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