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WE ARE SQUAWKING DEAD
...a podcast, pulverizing episodes of AMC's The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and #TWD3
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WE ARE SQUAWKING DEAD
...a podcast, pulverizing episodes of AMC's The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and #TWD3
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[Episode 78] Season 10, Episode 7 of The Walking Dead, "Open Your Eyes"
While the plague at Alexandria reaches its peak, the people we love slip right through our fingers. We're here to help you get through it all. *BONUS: those of you have bought us a Coffee (https://ko-fi.com/SQUAWKINGDEAD) should've already received links to the RAW, Unedited version of this podcast! https://buff.ly/2XnF4X3 * #MichaelCudlitz directed episode *Buy us a Coffee (https://Ko-Fi/SQUAWKINGDEAD) *Screening for spoilers *We believe there’s #HopeforDante *... #DanteTWD is still a mystery *...“It takes a village” for community to work * #CarolPeletier’s actions are reflective of #AlphaTWD’s *Against all odds, Dante may survive *...Why kill the Whisperer prisoner? *...If not Dante, who switched the water lever? * #FatherGabriel steps up, finally *Hashing out timelines *Communication can solve a lot of problems *...Troubled waters between Carol and #DarylDixon *...Daryl’s bachelor pad *...Physical scars vs. Emotional scars *...Shared abusive pasts; Carol, #LydiaTWD, Daryl, #GammaTWD, Alpha *...Lydia chooses herself *...Negan and Lydia share a bond *Confidence is okay, say “yeah, i’m kind of awesome” *...Dante shows remorse *...Dante’s journey from the barn, to now *...OG SQUAWKING D Carol G saw the days numbered for Simon, not so sure about Dante *...Will Dante admit what he did? *Dave shares the significance of bread in #Judaism *...Different strategies for #AaronTWD and Gamma *...Gamma’s world is turned upside down *...How much time has really passed? *...What’s really making Alexandrians sick? *...Gamma withholding info from Alpha *...Similarities between Gamma & Aaron with #EugenePorter & Stephanie *...What’s the point of the meetings? *...Community is a threat to Alpha *Who is #BetaTWD w/o Alpha? * #ChristianSerratos with us a bit longer * Is Dante redeemable? * #Michonne’s departure, #JudithGrimes’ future is questionable * #TheWhisperer beat-down approved... by Carol and Rachael anyway *...The imprisoned Whisperer shares vital information *...Carol still carries #KingEzekiel’s ring *...Comparing Alpha/Carol’s behavior *...It’s Alpha O’Clock *...When is enough, enough?
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November 17, 2019
[Episode 77] Season 10, Episode 6 of The Walking Dead, "Bonds"
HOW FAR will bonds bend until they finally break? Rachael and Dave try to hash it out in this week's podcast. *BONUS: those of you have bought us a Coffee (https://ko-fi.com/SQUAWKINGDEAD) should've already received links to the RAW, Unedited version of this podcast: The first hour, Rachael & Dave bond, themselves (a podcast in its own right)! https://buff.ly/34YiQO4 *Dave’s backstory *#comicbook similarities *... #BetaTWD’s codependency with #AlphaTWD *... #Negan and Beta dynamic is everything we wanted *...Rachael has #HopeforBeta *...Alpha is recruiting *...Alpha enforcing power through fear * #EugenePorter: Taterbug *... #RositaEspinosa is missing Eugene *...Who are YOU in the apocalypse? *...Have we heard “the voice” before? *...Eugene establishes trust *...Cake or Waffle cone? *...We learned what NOT to do from #AliciaClark on FEAR *... #MargotBingham is panicking *Similarities between Carol and #KingEzekiel waking up *...Hopefully a different outcome *...The many manipulations of #CarolPeletier *...Is Carol behaving like Alpha? *...Carol needs to snap back to reality *...Carol leaves a terrified #DarylDixon in the woods *...10.04 companion episode *...Daryl is feeling the pressure of leadership * #TheWhisperers sound like #Heapsters *...Alpha/Beta on the rocks? *... #SamanthaMorton’s take on Alpha vs. the comics *...Who is Beta without Alpha? *...Community works - "it’s no bullshit" *...All knives hate Negan *... #Logcille *...TWD dictates their own timelines *... #TheSaviors among The Whisperers *Dave is in LOVE with #DanteTWD *...Is Dante who he says he is? *... #MichaelCudlitz directs next episode *...Characters that most impacted #RickGrimes’ journey *...Is Zeke’s condition real? *...Proper Spy behavior * #TWD3 timeline * #SneakPeeks
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November 13, 2019
[Episode 76] Season 10, Episode 5 of The Walking Dead, "What it Always Is"
*Tons of story, standard time allotment *First Impressions: Growth? * #Negan & #TheWhisperers: #Comicbook canon? *...Bandon releases Negan in the comics, not show. *...Was it #CarolPeletier? Hers & Negan’s pragmatism *...Carol is emotionally reckless *...All the call-backs *Ideally, prison = reform: Negan = reformed(?) *Comics vs TV Brandon *...Call-back to Lizzie *... #AlexandriaSafeZone: in comfort, we turn on each other *...Brandon trusted to guard Negan? *...Branon isn’t real *...Negan needs to be “Negan” for his community *...Brandon romanticizes #TheSaviors, incorrectly: Negan’s Legacy *...Saviors’ sketchy recruitment *... #Lucille 2.0 *... #SaddamHussein now agrees with #RickGrimes’ version of community *...Alexandrian “immune system” unprepared for the #ZombieApocalypse *...Amelia calls #Walkers “Hissers”. #AndreaHarrison + Rick & Negan in the RV vibes *...Negan saves, Brandon doesn’t react *...Milo = missed-opportunity #CarlGrimes. #JudithGrimes #CaileyFleming #JeffreyDeanMorgan *...Brandon represents “Savior Negan”, now dead *...Dave, rooting for Negan to “blow your house all the way in” *Carol: a bazooka in a knife fight, blinded by vengeance, and f*cking crazy * #DarylDixon speaks! …in TWO languages! *...Compiling the #ConnieTWD & Daryl moments *... #CARYL: baggage & poisoned wells *I’m just #AaronTWD from Vermont *...Eerie moment between #GammaTWD & #AlphaTWD * #KingEzekiel’s unexpected diagnosis *...No time for haters or even abrasive opinions *Aaron’s & #AliciaClark: prepared to wield #TWDJesus’ sword *...Call-back to Aaron’s recruitment, now with fighting skills! *Walkers are still dangerous! Doubly so with Kelly’s hearing loss *Annoying whistler, Brandon, “Enemy of my Enemy” *...Negan talks about Lucille * #ForbiddenKnowledge: #Siddiq saw Henry die *...How does Zeke feel about this? *...Rachael’s needs the details, no matter what * #Magna & Yumiko’s (possibly unnecessary) backstory *...Magna guilty of murder, but righteous motive? *...Negan & Magna: prisoners *...Magna’s group’s secret stashes *... #TheHilltop formula: Gregory & Jesus, #MaggieRhee & Jesus, Jesus & #TaraChambler, to Zeke/Magna & Yumiko *... #SelfFulfillingProphecy: Magna thinks Yumiko looks down on her *... #TalkingDead’s “surprise guest” one of them? *...Reconciling with a long buried lie *Magna listening to Pre- #BetaTWD, singing over #EmilyKinney’s “The Turtle and the Monkey” *...“Oh, It’s sad but true” exact *...“Call you up to apologize” exact *...“And oh, oh, it’s a cold hard fact” exact *...“We’ve served some colorful vocabulary, baby, that we can’t take back” similar *...“And oh, oh we used to hold each other tight under sparkling trees” exact *Siddiq asks #DanteTWD about #RositaEspinosa, not Coco. #FatherGabriel *Alpha confirms the tree fall at Hilltop: grand plan = submission *...Gamma infected? #PTSD *...Alpha, The #Skinwalker *Negan, Aaron, Alpha, Gamma, Zeke, and Siddiq donning masks *Zeke doesn’t want Carol’s (possibly manufactured) pity/indifference *...Will she risk not saying goodbye to Zeke to kill Alpha? *...How will #TWDJERRY react? Might already know *...What it always is & I/You know what it is *Gabe not at Alexandria? looking for Negan? * #ReleaseTheNegan: Carol both spray-painted #SilenceTheWhispers and let him out?! *SNEAK PEAKS: *...Beta’s double knives at Negan’s throat; Negan/Alpha relationship; Negan’s Lydia knowledge *...Carol seeks to destroy the horde *...You’ve got a friend in “Classic Beta,” Office Linebacker. Testing Negan *...Daryl FINALLY calls out Carol for making things worse *... #EugenePorter / “TaterBug” on the radio; Who is on the other end? #FTWDCharlie #TheCommonwealth #TWD3 *Clearing up TWD3 details; #TWDprincess, soon? *...Eugene positioned for Commonwealth love interest? *...Definition of CRM? 3 Communities *Debbie/Deborah: one of Alpha’s masks * #EasterEggs to other series, but no more #crossovers *An unlikely romance between Eugene & Alicia
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November 6, 2019
[Episode 75] Season 10, Episode 4 of The Walking Dead, "Silence The Whisperers"
As our survivors succumb to Mass Hysteria, loved ones with strong bonds drift apart like glaciers from permafrost as the music, in kind, guides us through this episode. * Gordi's "Heaven I Know" and how it plays into the episode http://atwoodmagazine.com/heaven-i-know-gordi-review * ... #AngelaKang is Dave & Carol's baby * ...Platonic bonds remain, even though their nature changes * ... #LydiaTWD with #AlexandriaSafeZone and #TheWhisperers or #Negan and #TheSanctuary * #MobMentality / #MassHysteria is Dave's biggest fear. #WalkerStalkerCon * ...age mellows you out, even during #ThanksGiving. #TheGoonies #MamaFratelli * ...Dave loves clowns #Coulrophilia. #Coulrophobia * ...oh, what #dreams may come. #AmericanHistoryX #HellIsRepetition * #TheHilltop, background actors, and #TWDLuke's weapon * #DarylDixon's smile and growth; #RJGrimes mocking The Whisperers; #CarolPeletier dinner callback to #TWDseason2 * ...where #CARYL's relationship might be headed. Measured Daryl. Dangerous Carol. * ...and revisiting #Arsonist Carol in #TWDseason9 * #AaronTWD change: enables Lydia's bullies. #SelfFulfillingProphecy * ...distractions, wearing them out, and #JudithGrimes isn't real? #SharedDelusion * #Comicbook comparisons: #Michonne & #KingEzekiel, and the Carol, Michonne & #Tyrese love entanglement * ...Zeke (and Carol) is not fine; does Carol need to kill #AlphaTWD? * ...how about #BetaTWD or Lydia? #GammaTWD kills all of them * ...Michonne doesn't fault herself/Zeke for that kiss; the partner-in-crime right under her nose * ...Daryl, too: #RickGrimes' blind faith vs Michonne's warranted proxy * Negan does the right thing while Daryl neglects Lydia (Daryl Jr) * ...Lydia's teenage outburst made the environment so much worse * #Siddiq's flash of #EnidTWD * ... #SilenceTheWhispers = #Paranoia * ...we ALWAYS credit #TalkingDead where due! * ...who did the graffiti? #LauraTWD #DJTWD #TheSaviors #FatherGabriel * #Magna & Yumiko schisms * ...Miko is the natural leader, but bad partner. Their group stopped voting, too * ...their troubles bear backstory fruit * Is there even a Whisperer herd/horde? #DemocracyDiesInDarkness * ... #ItsAMood, #WeStan Gabe * #SneakPeeks * ...Deja vu Negan Breakout; Brandon, the accomplice? * ...Negan saves a woman on a charter bus. #AceVentura * ...Oscar ( @AnthonyMichaelLopez89 ) tells #ConnieTWD that #KellyTWD hasn't come back * ...Siddiq & Daryl arrive at Hilltop, tracking Negan, talk to a possibly sick Zeke. Daryl trying to get Zeke & Carol to talk? * ...Alpha shows some affection for Gamma * ...Connie, Daryl, and Dog reprise: finding Kelly. Gamma's digging for guts. Aaron, nearby? * ...Alpha, "Patience. Shifts in strategy take time. The boarder, it'll crush them" * The order of BLATTODEA: Survivors and Whisperers * ...every little thing has meaning! * Luke's long goodbye to his core group to pursue Jules, from #TheOceanside
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October 30, 2019
[Episode 74] Season 10, Episode 3 of The Walking Dead, "Ghosts"
* #WalkerStalkerCon is dead, long live #WalkerStalker * ...dropping that #FearTWD panel that @celtictso (Instagram) moderated! * Impressions: Carol, "Introspective" and "haunted by these ghosts" of the people they couldn't protect * ...Rachael, "Anxious" "Tense" * ...shout-out to @feartwds (Instagram) for her post on other episodes directed by #DavidBoyd https://instagram.com/p/B323EfgHsd7/ * ...Dave, "Submission", with confirmations from #JudithGrimes from #SneakPeeks (and hi "Scott" #KenrickGreen) * "Adonis" #DanteTWD and #KharyPayton rubbin Rachael's head * Judith to #Michonne "Is it safe?" at the beginning/end * ...sleep deprivation; #RJGrimes and Judith fictional? * #TitleSequence logo slowly burning * Angsty, bi-polar #GammaTWD; shout-out to @nightmareon3lm (Instagram) * Town meeting: callback to #TWDHighwaymen. * ...only #DarylDixon has seen the horde * Sneak peek: #TheHilltop is in trouble * #LindsleyRegister wants #LauraTWD to couple with #EugenePorter and (Instagram) @RickStuff's Interview https://twitter.com/SQUAWKING_DEAD/status/1187126306342764545 * first glimpse of #Siddiq's #PTSD and Daryl blends into the background * #KungFuGrip #AaronTWD's Mace Hand * Deconstructing #Negan * ...was Aaron too tough? @thorgon9 (Instagram) and #MorganJones' prison rehab * ... #ReleaseTheNegan: unlike today's prison system, he's properly integrated * ...how does Aaron know so much about #Lucille? * ...protecting what's (not) yours. #RickGrimes * ..."Do you see me?" and, speaking of Prisoners, shout-out to #MarkiceMoore ("Andrew"), who popped on #InstagramLive * ... #UnleashTheNegan: always going to try to seek leadership * #AlphaTWD's transformation from #Walker to human when she takes off the mask * ..."the man with the metal arm" crossed their border? Ohhh... * ...obvious predictions from the chat: might as well follow the #comicbook * Quelling #CarolPeletier frustrations * ...some friends, Daryl & Michonne! * ...the conversation that never was and all the terrifying hallucinations * ...oh, #CARYL-ers: breaking down the last dream, with Daryl and #TWDHenry * ...breaking down the song that was playing: #TheZombies "Care of Cell 44" * ..."i hate feeling so weak/helpless/human/broken/what you made me/hating, I'm tired of waiting" https://soundcloud.com/davidcameo/abuse#t=4:39 * ...Rachael, "Was this a trap specifically set for Carol?" * Negan, watching Aaron in the dark, like #ArnoldSchwarzenegger watching #JamieLeeCurtis in #TrueLies * Speaking of #ChrisJericho on #TalkingDead, they featured (Instagram) @eliza_jones86's Carol #cosplay! * #RositaEspinosa & #Eugenius' #NotTheFather blow-out might propel another arc * ...but more than anything, Eugene is maturing (a la the Comics?) * #Homoerotic Siddiq & Dante triggers Carol. #AngelaKang #MaggieRhee and #FanFic of Dante & Aaron by @by_pridira https://instagram.com/p/B3TqKvyDc8-/ * ...flashes of possible macabre acts by Siddiq, at the barn, and getting #FatherGabriel's death * ...fleshing out Dante * Remaining Sneak Peeks * ..."The Skins" * ...Aaron/Lydia and #SilenceTheWhispers * ...Hilltop's in trouble. #ConnieTWD #EarlSutton & #KingEzekiel * @TheWalkingDHead (Instagram), "Lydia shouldn't have been allowed to stay" * ... @MsMazel (Instagram), "Lydia gonna take mama's head" * ... @Freakish.Order (Instagram): if Lydia's treated like sh*t, she may go back * ... @Wallani (Instagram): Lydia left for good, but Gamma might come for her * ... is Eugene right about spike in walkers or could it be #BetaTWD / Gamma? * ...Freakish.order echoing Dave's point about Gamma's meteoric rise * ...TheWalkingDHead: Beta questioning Alpha, but The Whisperers don't lie * ... @____eric___989 (Rachael's husband on Instagram), "It's like Murphy, from #ZNation, sending the herds"
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October 24, 2019
[Episode 73] #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway WINNERS!
FINALLY! TWO winners will be chosen to receive a shout-out from a #TWD / #FearTWD cast-member! David Cameo: @MystYang __ 🧟‍♂️ WEBSITE - https://SQUAWKINGDEAD.com 📓 BLOG - https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com 🐤 TWITTER - https://twitter.com/SQUAWKING_DEAD 📘 FACEBOOK - https://fb.me/SQUAWKINGDEAD 📸 INSTAGRAM - https://Instagram.com/SQUAWKINGDEAD 👕 MERCH - http://TeePublic.com/user/SQUAWKINGDEAD __ 🔊 LISTEN - https://link.chtbl.com/j1uKhLiE __ CONGRATS to our winners: Gabriela B. & Dottie O! #LiveStream #LiveStreaming #Live #stream #streaming
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October 22, 2019
[Episode 72] Season 10, Episode 2 of The Walking Dead, "We Are The End of the World"
#TheWhisperers' Origin Story! We'll be digging CRAZY deep into this one! 𝟛 𝔻𝔸𝕐𝕊! Camp Marimac Fall Charity Bash | Thurs, 10/17 @ 5pm: An evening with TWD cast and Meg, Rachael, and Dave! https://campmarimac.com/fall/ 𝟜 𝔻𝔸𝕐𝕊! Walker Stalker Atlanta | 10/18 - 10/20: WE HAVE A TABLE AND PRESS PASSES! Meet Dave, Carol, Meg, and Rachael! 𝟞 𝔻𝔸𝕐𝕊 𝕃𝔼𝔽𝕋 to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands *Episode Adjectives: Carol, "Intense, Dark, and oddly... relatable" *...TV series taking #AlphaTWD to new levels *...past or present, Alpha is compromised. #Narcissism *Further nailing down the timeline, via flashback *...the Blum sisters play both younger versions #LydiaTWD. #CooperDodson #MajorDodson *...Alpha already of the dead #FakeItTilYouMakeIt *...GRUESOME DEATH at the start reminds us of the stakes *...here we go with #JudithGrimes' age, again! *#BetaTWD's rehab and #RyanHurst leaving - forget breadcrumbs - full-on slices into his backstory *... #Tyrese an #NFL athlete in comics *...song A & B were humming, #PatsyCline's #WalkinAfterMidnight *...taming/dominating the beast, despite his protests *"We are far from the Enemy" *...are those Ryan's teeth?! *...animals, but not *...keeping our protagonists in line by replenishing their Guardians *#ZombieMommy anxieties: "birdsnest", Alpha's first encounter with Beta, #PostPartum / #PTSD moments with #GammaTWD's sister *...comparing audiences while comparing The Whisperers to #FearTWD's group *...Sun Burning Her Skin: Divine Judgment *...Gamma's sister is reconciling child abandonment AND Whisperer philosophy, simultaneously *...exposes cracks in other Whisperers *Breaking-down Gamma's motivations - the #DarylDixon of The Whisperers *...Rachael/Carol vs Dave | self-interest/survival long-game vs genuinely drinking the #KoolAid *...more alpha than Alpha? *The sisters as physical manifestations of Alpha's internal struggle (looking to Alpha as the Ego) *...inside "The Deeper Place" (inner child?) *...Gamma is honestly annoyed, while Alpha is lying to herself *...Rachael, "What happens when The Whisperers sees Lydia alive?" Horde warfare? *A first: a humans sounding like walkers *Beta's best friend(?) and whether he and Alpha get "freaky" *...comparing to Daryl & #CarolPeletier, having just had their moment at the same time! *Alpha's #BigBird's-nest-sized subconscious *...and why did only Lydia retain her name? *...what it means when Gamma, her sister, and Alpha unmask in various scenes *...Gamma's sister's KEY flashback that tells you everything you need to know about Alpha *...the 2, key people to this cult are the MOST compromised *The Whisperer masks are more than just camouflage *...The TV series FLESHES out The Whisperers so much more than the #comicbook *...but where's #Negan's backstory, huh?! *Waiting for Negan v Beta showdown *...Appreciating Perspectives: TV-only vs Comics *...and being faithful to the tone of your series, unlike #ZNation *Episode Beginning, "We need to show Alexandrians who's boss." End, "We need to prove to our people we're boss." *Suspicions towards Lydia and Alpha might be the temptress towards Negan *...Huge differences in physical appearance between comic & TV Alpha *Comparing The Whisperer motto to the skids' from #Letterkenny *...laughing at how utterly terrifying that scene is *SHOUT OUT to @TiltedTripod1's / @Freakish.Order's (Instagram): can't wait to see their version of the first #Walker kill *Sneak Peeks *...Gamma tells protagonists to wait for Alpha at the pikes *...Town hall is frought with anger over this: #TWDHighwaymen & #TWDGage. #MobMentality #Hysteria *..."We need to act as one": 2 defense plans ( #FatherGabriel & #AaronTWD ), 1 diplomatic one *...Carol has a revolver stashed with only 3 bullets. And, apparently, an #OpioidAddiction *...still don't know what's up with #TheHilltop *..."What'd I tell you about crossing my border? You have to be punish
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October 15, 2019
[Episode 71] Season 10, Episode 1 of The Walking Dead, "Lines We Cross"
At long last, TWD is upon us! It feels forever hasn't it? LET'S BREAK IT DOWN! Camp Marimac Fall Charity Bash | Thurs, 10/17 @ 5pm: An evening with TWD cast and Meg, Rachael, and Dave! https://campmarimac.com/fall/ Walker Stalker Atlanta | 10/18 - 10/20: WE HAVE A TABLE AND PRESS PASSES! Meet Dave, Carol, Meg, and Rachael! 2 MORE WEEKS ADDED to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * Russian Space-Walkers...? * ...tied into the #BTS table read for #AMCPremiere subscribers * Tactical training at #TheOceanside * Updated #TitleSequence with #RickGrimes nods * drilling down on the ironic unity of training day * ...a svelt, #TWDLuke / #DanFogler flirting * ...signs of #DarylDixon & #ConnieTWD flirting... and Kelly's progressive hearing loss * ...and #JudithGrimes' moves & storytelling: never giving up on Rick being alive * Ominous thoughts on #TheHilltop: leadership and status * #ChristianSerratos & #TheWhisperers in #OpeningCredits... and #JeffreyDeanMorgan * ...Did #TheGovernor last this long? And #SamanthaMorton's 1st #WalkerStalkerCon. #SpongeBob * #AlexandriaSafeZone: #EugenePorter, the pediatrician * ... #Siddiq, the awkward uncle. #RositaEspinosa, the patriarch. #FatherGabriel, the absent father * ...and along came #DanteTWD / #JuanJavierCardenas * ...Siddiq's #PTSD, faulty memories * ...will he get #GabrielStokes' comic death? * The nuclear arms race?: #Negan vs #AlphaTWD's walker armada * ...but Negan see's the writing on the wall * ...on that note: questioning Siddiq's story * #CarolPeletier's #Michonne-like return, and Michonne's means of exit * ...and enter an awkward #KingEzekiel, and #CARYL are truly #KindredSpirits * ...Carol's desire to leave, this time with someone * @WTFNyssa & @CelticTSO theorizing Siddiq led The Whisperers to pike victims to spare Rosita * ...Dave has to say something abut that, but Rachael sets him straight (using his own rules) * ... #Eugenius: how are you still here? * #SpaceWalkers?! and the incredulity of the ground impact. Controling the fire. * ...precision, artful action sequences; possibly attracting horde armada; Carol putting out fires with neck blood. * ...Alpha's death foreshadowing with that last one? and Carol's progress with squeamishness * ...Boss Zeke & #TWDJerry: fire brought down #TheKingdom; and God damn #Ornithophobia * The uncanny encounter between Alpha & Carol * ...Alpha the hibernating grizzly; #AaronTWD: Lines We Cross (looking at you Rick) * ...reminders of #TaraChambler & #HeathTWD * #NEWS of #MaggieRhee's return & #TWDPrincess (played #PaolaLazaro) * #DwayneJohnson or #HenrySimmons as #TWDMercer. #BossLogic #AgentsofSHIELD * ...and butchering Paola's last name * ...speaking of unexpected castings: JDM instead of #HenryRollins. #TheWatchmen #Watchmen * GROSS/AWESOME Ship #Walkers! * Negan not braining someone with a tomato, for now. #ReleaseTheNegan? * ...what about #BetaTWD? Negan gets #Lucille? More than just a weapon. * ...Alpha's flexibility towards their own rules might be her downfall... a la Beta? * Shoutout to @DeadConnection (Twitter) for exclusive stills of next week's episode https://bit.ly/31TvT1T
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October 7, 2019
[Episode 70] TWD Panel at NYCC with @MegTheGeek & @BMNY_DeadCast
#NYCC | Thurs, 10/3 | ROOM 1A24 @ 6:30pm: Chris, Meg, and Dave host a panel! 𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐆𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒: @OscarsRedHat| @elydufour| @jamesCchen (Twitter)/ @JamesChenNYC (Instagram) https://tinyurl.com/yys4u3q9 David Cameo: @MystYang Chris Valerius [BMNY DeadCast]: BMNYDeadcastLive.com @MegTheGeek (Dendy): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN69OXe6B2rD6NR8KMlBQgw * Introducing the hosts: BMNY DeadCast Live, Meg The Geek, and SQUAWKING DEAD * Introducing the guests: #OscarRodriguezIII (from #FanArtist to #TheWhisperers), #JamesChen ("Kal"), and #ElyseDuFour ("Frankie") * What it was like to be one of #Negan's / #JeffreyDeanMorgan's wives * James Chen: not #StevenYeun! Updating us on his latest projects: #FBICBS, an #AudioBook ...and #IronFist * Oscar's life as a Whisperer and how he became one * ...Elyse, "Screw you for killing me," asks Oscar if he was there in the infamous Barn Scene * ...Oscar describes #SamanthaMorton and #RyanHurst behind the scenes * ...and chooses to be at OUR panel, rather than attend filming! * ...only Sam's close circle of Whisperers receives pet names * James describes his interaction with #AndrewLincoln... and his #RickGrimes persona * "What's #GlennRhee doing with #MaggieRhee [ #TWDseason9 ]?" how communities intermingled * ...and surprise "Dianne" #cosplay from @JessicaTCos (Instagram) * ...armor and weapons intermingled, too, and #EarlSutton's forge is REAL * ...Kal's interaction with #XanderBerkeley's character "Gregory" * ...Oscar pressures Dave into doing a Gregory/Kal scene just as James leaves us * Getting some insight into Frankie's character in Season 9 * In another segment of "Chris Hates Everything", Chris wasn't affected by the pikes * ...but Elyse tells us that nobody knew about that scene until just about filming it * ...but Whisperers die all the time, Oscar tells us * Oscar sometimes watches the show, but Elyse can't anymore "being a part of it ruins the magic" * ...Walkers behind the scenes party harder than Elyse can handle * ...Oscar can take his mask off while Walkers can't * ...sadly, Oscar can't sleep with his mask * If Frankie wouldn't have been piked, she would've wanted to live out a normal life * Elyse originally read for Sherry, #DwightTWD's wife, then Cyndie of #TheOceanside * #ScottGimple knows all: #PeterLuisZimmerman's feed gave out while doing a podcast with Chris * @heartsstillbeating (Instagram) asks Elyse what it was like to film the barn scene * ...Elyse shouts out "Addy", played by her scenemate @Kelley_Mack (Instagram)
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October 3, 2019
[Episode 69] Season 5, Episode 16 of Fear The Walking Dead, "End of the Line"
After 45 wonderful [LIVE] broadcasts, we've pre-recorded FearTWD's #SeasonFinale for your enjoyment in order to prep for: #NYCC | Thurs, 10/3 | ROOM 1A24 @ 6:30pm: Chris, Meg, and Dave are hosting a TWD panel! https://tinyurl.com/yys4u3q9 Camp Marimac Fall Bash | Thurs, 10/17 @ 5pm: An evening with TWD cast and Meg, Rachael, and Dave! https://campmarimac.com/fall Walker Stalker Atlanta | 10/18 - 10/20: WE HAVE A TABLE AND PRESS PASSES! Meet Dave, Carol, Meg, and Rachael! LAST WEEK of our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * Meg The (Human) Geek's haircut [video: build-em up Friends] * Walker Stalker is Dead, Long live Walker Stalker [promo embed] * Impressions: Wedding and a preview into #FearTWDseason6 * ...the stakes are higher with so many people in tow * ...more comparisons of Ginny to #Negan * ...mysterious fall of #HumbugsGulch * ...Guaranteeing everyone's safety (except #MorganJones') * Insights into Ginny * ...wrong about her leading them to the gulch, maybe not the bridge * post-apocalyptic burlesque * Tailoring TV for/without commercials * Sherry on Dwight's radio? Free of Ginny? * Season 6: flashback to #FTWDSettlers origin * Adapting #comicbook #EugenePorter to corral #Walkers * Convoy - learning to be whole - while Ginny knows who/why she separates people * ...Season 6: everyone apart * Deciphering Ginny's last words/reactions * ...last gasps of Ginny's humanity / #FTWDGrace's baby changes everything? * ...having vs wanting to bring a child into this world * Grace's offspring on #TWD3 * (Twitter) @BlazyGardener's feelings towards #VictorStrand * ... #DanielSalazar wants Strand to remember all of who he is * ...on that note, #AliciaClark, #FTWDCharlie & #NaomiLauraJune embracing their whole * ...Poor Dwight: #TheSaviors of another color * TWD3 series #teaser at #NYComicCon; timeline for TWD Universe production * Morgan rolled under the dumpster...? * ...maybe #MadisonClark & Morgan in the feature film? * ...like #DarylDixon / #Voldemort: a fully-formed Morgan can be killed * ...your favorite character dying SHOULDN'T mean you stop watching the show * ...surprise laughter at sudden tragedy * ...does his death serve the story? Recapping the extraordinary events * Stand & Ginny playing 4-D chess; Althea’s grave mistake * Reconciling Georgie, Ginny, & Isablle/CRM * ...Georgie: Ginny's "progress" * figuring out the feature film(s) [Brandon David/TWD Premiere interview] * TWD3 kids: born into the #ZombieApocalypse, sheltered, no knowledge civilization * ...Ginny: children, by default, "nonessential" * #Michonne's exit... without #JudithGrimes or #RJGrimes? Everyone is wrong about the why/how * ... #MaggieRhee the impetus. She may die. #CarlGrimes #AndreaGrimes #SophiaGrimes #SophiaPeletier * #JohnDorie & #JuneDorie wedding * ...Torah presence; Dwight & Sherry's rings * ...June & Dwight's convo; almost conversation with Sherry; throwing the walkie on Tom's burial mound * ...Sherry may not be on the same page as Dwight * ...a union that represents #TikkunOlam. #Kipple #TakeWhatYouNeedLeaveWhatYouDont * ... #NerTamid: The Light of Truth & Mercy for the lost * ..."If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy" * ...as convoy goes into diaspora: Morgan’s reminder * ...maintaining traditions * ...the wedding was the hub to the many spokes in mood this episode takes * ...you lose the moment you step into Ginny's bucket * Season Finale is a huge #sneakpeek; Episode-Binging is tv-watching in 2019 * Morgan's/Madison's cliffhanger is intentional: not satisfying, but that's the point * ...a little bloodpack BTS * It's so hard to say goodbye to Season 5 * ...the moment they lost sight of possibility, they didn't stand a chance * ...Rachael screaming in a theater is why it can't always be about intense episodes
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September 29, 2019
[Episode 68] Season 5, Episode 15 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Channel 5"
Two Groups/Philosophies and what feels like a Sophie's Choice. This penultimate episode of the season ends off on quite the ominous note. We're discussing all that and more! #NYCC: Thursday | 6:30pm: Chris, Meg, and Dave are hosting a TWD panel! https://tinyurl.com/yys4u3q9 Walker Stalker Atlanta: WE HAVE A TABLE AND PRESS PASSES! Meet Dave, Carol, Meg, and Rachael! #ICYMI, we are able to deliver ALL 8 ARTICLES of #Michonne's #MultiCommunityCharterOfRightsAndFreedoms! buff.ly/2H9bBKv ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * UNVEILING a #Scream themed #TShirt in time for #WalkerStalkerCon! * Confronting critics who complain that everything seems to work out * ...who survives this season? * Ginny's hoaky #PSA & #SophiesChoice * #MaggieRhee crossover? nah... * ..."Fear needs #MadisonClark --I mean, Maggie!" shout-out to @TWDeadDaily (Twitter) [video embed] * #BetaTWD was a musician? * ...maybe a #NothingBurger, like #CARYL? Deconstructing #DarylDixon * ...comparing #AliciaClark with #CarolPeletier * #GIVEAWAY ALERT: added #XanderBerkeley, #ThoraBirch, and #MaestroHarrell to the list! * Why Alicia needs to paint trees * ...moving beyond survival: purpose/meaning. * ... #DanielSalazar becoming the barber - not just a cover [ATX Festival video] * ... #NaomiLauraJune became... amazing * #DwightTWD's #Negan & #TheSaviors #PTSD; #VictorStrand: Don't con a con-man * ...I'm not calling you Ginny; Virginia is Madison?! * Ginny violates #AltheaSzewczyckPrzygocki's journalistic integrity * ..."A Rec and a Rink!" and #MorganJones' stick, repaired * 5 confusing "keys": #AKeyToTheFuture? Thanks #Grover! * ...Georgie, too (Ginny by extension), must be a splinter of CRM * ...Rehashing who (and WHERE) Princess should be * #Continuity: Leaving FearTWD in the past, TWD in the Present, and #TWD3 is the future * ...the kids of TWD3 must be children of FearTWD (confirmed) * Rachael is softening EVEN MORE on #FTWDCharlie * Tom gratitude; Convoy's progress; building a podcast audience - shoutout to @Johnney5sAlive (Instagram) ** ...and Strand exposing Ginny being threatened by Convoy; Negan, not Negan AKA Virgiñegan * Dave is not a pet fan; Rachael's parents' empty nest favorites ** Ginny's obsessed with food; Dave's Immigrant parents #CandyBeansies #AuGratin #WaterCacki * It's a nice day for a white wedding? #RabbiJacobKessner * FearTWD Season 5 #SeasonFinale would mark the 200th Episode in the TWD Franchise * Hope, #HumbugsGulch, unexpected audience flack, and doing it all yourself * ...cowboy Walkers and Sheriff #JohnDorie * ...Guys never talk, but #FTWDGrace ain't any better; Daniel calling Morgan out ** ...maybe saying goodbye is not saying it at all? * Being faithful to your characters: Alicia wasn't always a bad-ass * ...shipping #ALORGAN = Alicia & Morgan: @no._.sanctuary (Instagram) * Morgan's sudden surge of leadership after Tom dies; Victor's concern has hints of former self ** ...Did Ginny mastermind Convoy's plan to head to Humbug's Gulch, detour and all? * Tom as the archetype for hope, doing it for the `gram, and "slick shoes" #TheGoonies * #SneakPeeks: * ...Dwight running through the woods; Ginny & Sherry * ...Ginny milking Morgan's plea for assistance * ...Alicia to Morgan, "We can clear this place" * ...Daniel checking the fence * ...June is preggers? * ...Victor holding the fence, John clearing walkers * ...Grace & Morgan won't see each other again, if he leaves * ...Ginny arrives to Humbug's Gulch * ... #LucianaGalvez, "We're gonna be ok" as the doors to Tank Town close. Wendell & Luci? * ...Morgan & Dwight surrounded by walkers * ...Daniel knows war; Ginny will fight; but Dwight comes back * ... ... @msMazel (Instagram): the group may be forced to kill Ginny * ...June on a horse; walkers washing away; walkers walking towards a chappel (painted tree by Wes & Alicia over the doorway)
2:03:57
September 22, 2019
[Episode 67] Season 5, Episode 14 of Fear The Waking Dead, "Today and Tomorrow"
With some characters clinging to the past, others to the future, this episode offered us a window into the stakes, as this season begins to come to a close. #NYCC: Thursday | 6:30pm: Chris, Meg, and Dave are hosting a panel! https://tinyurl.com/yys4u3q9 #WSCAtlanta: WE HAVE A TABLE AND PRESS PASSES! Say Hi! Meg, Dave, and Carol will be there! #ICYMI, we are able to deliver ALL 8 ARTICLES of #Michonne's #MultiCommunityCharterOfRightsAndFreedoms! buff.ly/2H9bBKv 3 WEEKS LEFT to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! Have you entered?! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * You heard it here, folks: We're "better than #TalkingDead anyway" ~ @BlazyGardener (Twitter) * ...Monster beats Coffee * Rachael: Huge shifts in #MorganJones. Dramatic changes through the episode * ... #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki is unlike herself: Not Isabelle's Boat * ... #FTWDSettlers are with Georgie? #AKeyToTheFuture * Dave solely remembers the dancing #SixFlags old man dancing to the #VengaBoys * Morgan's brother; #MaggieRhee crossover, with time jump? ...and #DuaneJones is #MadisonClark?! BLAZY is @celtictso (Instagram)?! ** #ChildBullying clip has made the rounds: we're #racist, too * ... #Walker #privilege; #Richonne #racism down in 5+ seasons @wallaani (Instagram) * ...Rachael's husband, "Dave is The #DaveChappelleof #TWD" * ... @MamaDeadHead (Twitter) is the ultimate troll defuser * Althea's camera therapy works; Morgan: the challenging necklace knot * ...Morgan: his own worst enemy; #DwightTWD just needed to get away from #Negan ** ...Racist Dave is Racist and #CouchSurfing * ...Happy ending: positive vibes for @negan_judith_cosplay284 (Instagram) * Kids keep adults anchored: #CarlGrimes to #RickGrimes & #FTWDCharlie to #DanielSalazar * Grace & Daniel are Traveling Wilburys: #KarenDavid & #RubenBlades have both released music * ...Rachael is pro #Graniel, sorta... * ...Daniel sets the episode/season, "Being a realist is not a realistic option, anymore." * Grace's #DonQuixote / #ManOfLaMancha audiobook (narrated by #KharyPayton?): seeing the way the world ought to be. #TikkunOlam * ...building a nest * Sorting out both Morgan's and Althea's foibles * ...The power of knowing there's someone out there you love/who loves you * ... #TitleSequence actually had the discarded #vinyl records * ...The possibility of either Daniel & Morgan dying and reminders of Madison * ...Meg's in the chat, challenging people to fights over Madison being alive ** Dave & Ginny's gross #LitmusTest * Pool Walker & #Althea giving us MAJOR Carl-is-bit vibes * ...the reality of #ZombieApocalypse / #ZombieOutbreak shows: it might not go the way you want * ...the shift away from lead protagonists; passing the torch * ...Congratulating #SonequaMartinGreen on her #SaturnAwards for #BestAcress on #StarTrekDiscovery ** #Walkers in a #BowlingAlley. #ZNation #TDog #PuppiesAndKittens * Will Morgan make it back in time? * ...Anxiety going into #TWDseason10 via @Johnney5sAlive (Instagram) * ...breadcrumbs to Morgan saying, "I'm good": Remembering Jenny & Duane, The Tanker, The Horse, and #FTWDIsabelle * ...reminders of #FTWDLogan trying to save "Serena" * #SneakPeeks: * ...Grace is on the floor of the MRAP, but up again in another scene * ...Morgan, "This is not the end of the road" while Althea sees something she doesn't like [kicks a TV over] * ...Convoy: no cars, no food * ...Ginny doesn't save the day, attracts a herd (Negan 2.0) * ...Rick-on-the-bridge vibes; Walker falls on Al; Convoy's #TrailOfTears * revisiting Dwight's asshole (Rollie); Twinkie as Cinnabun replacement; Spaghetti IS simple; Stone Soup; Morgan's stick is fixed; #ThePurge
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September 15, 2019
[Episode 66] Season 5, Episode 13 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Leave What You Don't"
Along with #Periscope, we're now #broadcasting on #Twitch & #Mixer for the first time! For those complaining about slow-moving main arc of FearTWD's 5th season, this episode certainly satisfied most of you! And, finally, with the help of #TWDseason10's new promo, we are able to deliver ALL 8 ARTICLES of #Michonne's #MultiCommunityCharterOfRightsAndFreedoms! buff.ly/2H9bBKv LESS THAN A MONTH LEFT to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! Have you entered?! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * We'll be changing the format of the show: double the content, with incentives * #JonBernthal "Was QUITE the handful" * Dave is wearing his #WalkerTip shirt from @thorgon9 (Instagram) [image] * Rachael has gone FULL #AlphaTWD! Her time in #SenoiaGA * Dave's post-apocalyptic hat is back. Thank you @Btwdeadart (Twitter) for the hat Ive been using * ...JOIN US for Brandon's The Haunt 4 Dead October, the week after Walker Stalker Atlanta! https://www.ticketgateway.com/thehaunt4deadoctober * Carol is REALLY into #Zombies and #Westerns, so a Zombie Western episode... * The season arc finally kicked into gear, now with an actual big-bad! * ...and - Ginnie - that bitch is a bitch. Comparisons to Alpha, Simon & #TheSaviors * ...and, speaking of #FTWDSettlers, they are MASSIVE, in number and settlement. * ...could be a splinter of #TheCommonwealth * ...Ginnie is scary; now we know where Logan got all the ammo; MAYBE GINNIE IS #MadisonClark! * Logan's beautiful origin story and the parallels betwen his past and the present * Connecting #AliciaClark & #VictorStrand / #ColmanDomingo's running back to the 5B trailer * ...and boy, oh boy, it took them a lot longer than Logan! * Wes doing the right thing. Still think he's "not Wes" * ...and the girl he saves was obviously with Girl #ColbyMinifie. * ... #ColbyHollman "Uncle Colby" ** Our last clip was, apparently, #ChildBullying... * Continuing to showcase the people they helped, a la #RabbiJacobKessner & #FTWDTess * We're actually sad that Logan / #MattFrewer is gone. * ...and this was #SarahRabinowitz's episode: finally admits she killed Clayton/Polar Bear. * ...which is why we thought she might go... and we were convinced the girl Wes saved was going to, as well * ...and #LucianaGalvez, too, but instead, she gets her #JessePinkman moment. #BreakingBad * @Eye_in_the_dark2 (Instagram), "Maybe Logan dying means that he was right all along." * ...Dave's ordeal about helping people: It really is not easy. Know when to walk away. * Definitely got the action-packed, meaningful episode we've been waiting for * ...the Wilhelm Scream [clip] and Logan's last, intense emotional dialogue * The Settlers: definitely don't embrace #Negan's "People are a resource" * ...comedians as bad-guys. #JimCarrey #TheMask #LiarLiar #AceVentura #DumbAndDumber #CableGuy #TheNumber23 #RobinWilliams #HughLaurie #HouseMD #FryeAndLaurie * It's rainin guts, Dwight! ...forget the gas! * #FourWeddingsAndAFuneral and #FaceOff are BAD movies... maybe ** Dwight's Asshole is still out there... so... maybe? Again? Nah? OK... and RIP Doris * Sneak Peeks * ... #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki & #MorganJones, encountering violent gas siphoners * ... they also hide from The Settlers and offer assistance to them, but don't listen * ... #FTWDGrace & #DanielSalazar out of gas, too, but #Walkers arrive ...and want to see Daniel and #FTWDCharlie's relationship grow * ..."But if You Try Sometimes, you might find, you get what you need" * ...It looks like both Daniel & Grace + Althea & Morgan find different entrances to The Settler's compound * LESS THAN A MONTH LEFT TO OUR GIVEAWAY! Here's that video promo: https://twitter.com/SQUAWKING_DEAD/status/1170880388752924672
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September 8, 2019
[Episode 65] Season 5, Episode 12 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Ner Tamid"
#SHALOM Periscope! We're broadcasting with you for the first time, ever! And, hey, hope you had a meaningful #LaborDay! Tonight we meet #RabbiJacobKessner and re-meet #SarahRabinowitz, as a result. What did you think of this episode? LESS THAN 5 WEEKS LEFT to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! Have you entered?! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands WE'RE HOSTING A PANEL at #NYCC! Won't you join us Thursday night? 6:30pm, Room 1A24! #NYCC2019 #NYCC19 #NYComicCon #NYComicCon2019 #NewYorkComicCon #NewYorkComicCon2019 #WSCAtlanta: WE HAVE A TABLE (and more details to come)! We'll see you there! #WSCAtlanta2019 #WalkerStalkerCon #WalkerStalkerATL #WalkerStalkerAtlanta @Thorgon9 (instagram) WILL be shaving Rachael's head SATURDAY NIGHT, 9/7, on #InstagramLive, but, PLEASE, continue to donate to #StJudes Hospital in her name (drop her a line, if you do)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * Chris: It's just a re-touched, redeemed #FatherGabriel origin story * ...but Rabbi Kessner and he couldn't be more different * ...75% of SQUAWKING DEAD thinks Gabriel is still a sneaky f*ck * ... #TWDseason10 obviously angling for the #ThreeMenAndABaby situation with #Siddiq, #EugenePorter, and Gabie (sorry #RositaEspinosa) * ..."Babies are nothing but a buncha nuissance!" "Eat the baby" * Peoples' minds were changed about Charlie, via Fath-- Rabbi Kessner * ...audiences connecting with her over reminders of #TheVultures * "Dwight's Asshole" (Rollie): still an asshole * ... #DwightTWD's facepubes love Sarah's awful beer * Chris signs off * Shout-out to @MsMazel (Instagram), who gets herself a Rabbi * ...discussing faith & spirituality... and, ugh, #astrology * The Megue: when Meg segues by mentioning the merch store https://www.teepublic.com/user/squawkingdead * Rachael's #ZPoc childhood prep with #JacobsLadder * When parallels misdirect * Sarah is of the tribe and #JohnDorie's kosher candy * ... @wallaani (Instagram), "Does that mean Wendell's Jewish, too?" * ...when NOT to keep kosher/Sabbath ** There's no sex in the #ZombieApocalypse... right? ** ...kill/eat all the kids (except #JudithGrimes)? * ...now we're killing everyone? #KingEzekiel * ...pleasure in discomfort and #MaggieRhee's return * Logan's plan might go up in flames * ...but he sure knows a lot about things he shouldn't... * Tzadikim Nistarim: 36 Hidden (Righteous People) * Naaseh V'Nishmah: Do, then listen. * The Rabbi's & Dwight's solitude are similar * S/He and #NaomiLauraJune's & Charlie's struggle for meaning/faith * Specific character pairs have the answers the other is looking for * ...they just need #Madonna a Minyan to figure it out * John Dorie's funny hat and, do me a fayvah, just ask questions * Rollie still sucks, but maybe? * #SneakPeeks: * ...Logan finds Tank Town * ...Sarah & Dwight jump Dwight's Asshole * ...Doris turns on Logan, "I thought you said this was our ticket to The Promiseland?" * ...Sarah, "We help," Logan, "This is about survival of the fittest" * Logan's deal with #TheCommonwealth and similarities to Wes (or Gavin+Gregory) * ... #ColbyMinifie and #TWDHighwaymen? * When Logan finally asks for help * Clean energy, filthy walkers... and smooshed walker in the beginning * "Home Sweet Home" with Lady #AbrahamFord * ...parallels, because archetypes, and the measure of representation * ...authenticity and what the world becomes: Father/Rabbi watching humans turn into demons
2:06:43
September 2, 2019
[Episode 64] Season 5, Episode 11 of Fear The Walking Dead, "You're Still Here"
We finally got to the bottom of who's been painting those trees: A question that's been burning inside our skulls since this season's #MidSeasonFinale. We're also getting closer to finding out why Logan even needs a "Dick Squad" ...and all the gas. 6 WEEKS LEFT to our #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway! Have you entered?! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * Why haven't you entered our giveaway?! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * #CARYL abuse. HUGE shout-out to @JohnnyODell (Twitter) * Shut the f*ck up and everybody quits * Sept 7th: @Thorgon9 (Instagram) shaves Rachael's head in #SenoiaGA (live on Instagram) for St. Jude's * Meg heads to #KeystoneCon. #JasonDavidFrank * Wes is perceptive...ly deceptive. And the trees were not #MadisonClark * A world without Madison: better or worse? #CaveatEmptor if she returns. #GoT #GameofThrones #BringBackMadison? * Excellent visual direction by K.C. Colwell @Knoxcolwell (Instagram) * Logan and The Dick Squad = #TheSaviors? Who's in charge? * ...Logan "helping people": The road to #TheCommonwealth * ...CRM responsible for the Nuclear Meltdown? #TheSimpsons * ...Logan seems less Martha-like, this week. "Tick... tick... tick" * EXCELLENT #walker work at the beginning, "...you don't want this candy" * Appreciating #VictorStrand's growth. Devotion to #AliciaClark * ...Alica's growth and artistry (or was that Matt Sale?) * Alicia's trauma: should they have shown flashes from her killing Mel, last season? #TheVultures * Wes' desperate need to not care. Sherry? Maybe... there's evidence * When is a "Wes" not a Wes? When he's actually Derek. Or mental(/Martha) * Alicia's "Sword Thing"... and WES IS MADISON! * Wes represents us, the viewer * Was this episode filler? Sacrificing stories of some characters for others * ...and the Director of this episode, K.C. Colwell, pops on our #InstagramLive * Logan's knowledge of #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki's tape backups * "How many people have you killed?" wait, you ain't #RickGrimes?! TWD parallels * ...Is Wes more concerned with material things? * ...Wes killing his shadow: the value of beauty and the denial in being wrong * ...Wes is totally meta * Why does Wes decide to assist Alicia? * ... #ColbyHollman's rapid ascent into #television acting. Shout-Out to @MamaDeadHead (Twitter) & @wallaani (Instagram) * ...The Return of SWORD THING! * Meta: "People are people and they're just gonna leave you wanting more." * #IfyoureReadingThisYoureStillHere #NoOnesGoneUntilTheyreGone * ...it's not about Madison, but Alicia's own evolution * #MorganJones: We (not just he) are not not just the people we've lost * ...will he move towards Grace or madness? His shorter stick is a totem. Or Stick Thing * ...from #ILosePeopleILoseMyself to No One's Gone Until They're Gone... and wedding bands * #SneakPeeks: Promiseland? Meet Synagogue * ...Convoy puts up defenses, #DwightTWD likes Sarah's beer * ... #JohnDorie's in peril? #PeterJacobson's hilarious interaction with Charlie. Jewish #FatherGabriel * ...Sarah, "If we go down, we go down with the ship," to Dwight * ...Dwight's asshole. Echoes of #DanielSalazar's eyeroll * ...Synagogue #walkers: you're either in or out! * Bluebonnets! What's the purpose? And finding Sherry. * The manuscript thief exposes "Wes" * ...and how about that new FTWD Season 5B design in our #merch store? https://www.teepublic.com/user/squawkingdead * MESSAGE US if you have ANY trouble with The Giveaway! * Rachael's husband: MADISON IS WITH SHERRY (like a #Negan to Dwight)!
1:57:26
August 25, 2019
[Episode 63] Season 5, Episode 10 of Fear The Walking Dead, "210 Words Per Minute"
PHENOMENAL episode centered mostly around #MorganJones & Grace, with a separate - but important - side story concerning #DwightTWD. As of NOW, the floodgates are OPEN: Let the #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #Giveaway BEGIN! It all starts here: https://SQUAWKINGDEAD.com PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * The Road to THOUSANDS is here! https://gleam.io/Edv09/the-road-to-thousands * @celtictso & Meg finally meet at #MonsterMania ...and (eventually) #StevenYeun & #RyanHurst https://instagram.com/p/B1SICJun5Gf/ * ...Pike photo-op at #WSCAtlanta minus #AngusSampson, #BrettButler, and #JoeAndoHirsh * ... #CampMarimacCharityBash's fall bash. #SenoiaGA meetup in September * ...love letter to #KarenDavid. Meeting cast (don't be an asshole) * ...loveletter to Camp Marimac Charity Bash #TWDFamily * ...Dave quits? * #Shoutouts at the top: @spira_cosplay_, @zainap.twd.spn.ftwd.caryl, @crazykupkakes28, @xespinosax, @clout_henry, @wallaani, @wtfnyssa (Instagram) * carousel & stars in the opening theme. #Texas & #Nintendo love * #DwightTWD's argument to #MorganJones: denying Logan is risky (contrary to their ethos) * ...wanting something you can't have (parallels). #DarylDixon's choice * ...Logan's man flips and dies * Morgan like #RickGrimes, "My way or the highway" * Tackling Dwight's character change * ...Dwight under #Negan, Morgan under Rick's spell * #ShortPeopleProblems: possible Tom & Meg episode * Dwight's & Logan's man, like #NaomiLauraJune & Quinn ( #FearTWDseason4), like Morgan & one of The Wolves * ... #MikeTyson hosts (and all he got was a crumby #TShirt). https://www.teepublic.com/user/SQUAWKINGDEAD * Dwight & Daryl: #DoubleDragon. shout-out to @Patch471 (Instagram) * Meg in #TheJerseyShore. #JerseyShore #RealHousewives #RHoNJ * Tess has utility. #continuity * Not killing Logan, on the move. #MadisonClark * Inanimate objects are characters/adversaries * #DanielSalazar: #hottake of the week. #Cinnabun #CinnCity #TheBunnery * ...the #EYEROLL: Dwight tells Morgan he let Logan's man go * Dwight's haircut: he's trying to live * Daniel will be tested: Hates Logan, wants to be the dad #OfeliaSalazar deserved * Sympathy for the Martha. #TonyaPinkins #LouDiamondPhillips * #CandyBeansies: not sign of Brain Tumor. #BabyShark * Grace's condition: would you want to know? * Helping Morgan: only thing Grace starts that she can't finish * ...Morgan: opening the door to possibility means opening your heart, too * ...Grace was what Morgan is becoming * Deconstructing Morgan, love him or hate him. Morgan does leadership better than Rick * Focusing more on smaller clusters. #BottleEpisode * Best #walker kill: Dwight. Real insight into Chuck by inference. #JimBrauer * Opening from #ATaleOfTwoCities really describes where they are at * Producers weren't done with Morgan's story. Will he die at the end of the season? * Grace is a #perfectionist. She & Morgan arallel Isabelle & #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki * ...Morgan needs help saying Goodbye, Grace Needed help saying hello. Their worst fears confirmed * ... #LennieJames for best actor. Wedding Ring in the foreground, Grace in the rearview, crying while driving away. * Morgan can't walk the walk * Like Dwight, Grace will move on, too. It's not over between Morgan & Grace * #SneakPeak: Morgan threatening Logan - not looking good * Missing Rachael this episode: #escalaphobia * Sneak Peek: #VictorStrand & #AliciaClark episode and missing their connection * ...Wes regrets walking into this situation * ...someone (female?) is being buried... losing people suddenly, like #TravisManawa #ChrisManawa * ...Logan blows a safe... with Althea's tapes? * The last lines of A Tale of Two Cities: moving on from war into what looks like peace * ...and who might do it better, Convoy or #TheCommonwealth
2:13:57
August 17, 2019
[Episode 62] Season 5, Episode 9 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Channel 4"
*CREEEAK* ...it's hard to get back into the swing of things, even after a short break, BUT WE'RE BACK! We're going to announce the details of a BRAND NEW #GIVEAWAY at the top of the show! #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * NEW #giveaway: #TheRoadToTHOUSANDS #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD * #TalkingDead won't even be covering the #SeasonFinale * lawsuits might be putting the squeeze on #AMC's finances. #RobertKirkman #DavidAlpert #FrankDarabont * #Shoutout to our the winner of the final round of our last giveaway, @TWDMarquand (Instagram) * Shout-outs at the top: @WTFNyssa @atodez_atx @eye_in_the_dark2 @atx_og @celtictso (Instagram) * Carol's little Natalie started Kindergarten * Dave learns how to #hyperlapse while on vacation. #Chile #EasterIsland #RapaNui #Moai #AhuTongariki #Funicular #LosAndes #Portillo * Playing #Matchmaker with Meg & Tom * Rachael's #Walker-dispatching nails * Notable Practical Effects in this heady episode. #DarylMitchell * "The Shipping's Ridiculous" T-Shirt! Soon, at the Merch Store: https://www.teepublic.com/user/SQUAWKINGDEAD * Actors filming other actors while acting. Shout-Out to Steady-cam operator, @steadijuan (Instagram). #DanayGarcia #MaggieGrace * Their reason for helping shifts throughout the course of their demonstration video * ...Sherry was #MadisonClark the whole time! * #Foodphobia and #Caviar dreams. #qaletaqawalker might be behind the tree messages. #Thanksgiving #Turkey * Loving the #JohnDorie #hottakes. #LoveFest is all downhill from here * #Luddite AV: #Casette DJs & #VHS editors * John is #KevinMalone. #TheOffice #UglyMustard * Sarah, "Karma's a bitch, LOGIE!" and CONVOY! #TheSimpsons * Carol canNOT hide her eyerolls #NoMoMo * #DanielSalazar just wants to give #DwightTWD a haircut; actors trained to not look at the camera, looking at cameras; #MoCollins is a human #muppet * A ridiculous Sarah makes her serious scenes more impactful. #TheOrderNetflix #ShitPieALaMode * #MorganJones unphased by #MoMo and #LennieJames doesn't drive. Shout-Out to @tiltedtripod1 (Instagram) * Original impression of Tess: phony. Narrowing down the timeline (via The #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki Tapes: https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com/2019/08/episode-61-san-diego-comic-con-2019.html ) * ...because we still don't get where we are in relation to TWD! ...not that it really matters. * Suspension of disbelief: they could've done a better job of dispatching #Walkers * Fear finally steps into "What Comes After": what "peacetime" looks in the #ZombieApocalypse * ..."Take What You Need, Leave What you Don't, Help How You Can." * #NaomiLauraJune: Staying in one place to long vs Finding the right place. #AlexandriaSafeZone #TheHilltop #TheOceanside * ...could it be The Mall in the next episode? Sarah may have turned Logan into the new Martha + #TheVultures * ...which gets Dwight captured by them, possibly. * #SneakPeak: Grace's fate looks grave, which might be a way for Morgan to say goodbye. #RickGrimes is an asshole * ...but, what would brain-tumor-walker Grace look like? * The interplay and evolution of the tree, Madison looking for the good, Morgan's "All life is precious", and Alicia emulating her mother. * The Marching Band = The Walking Dead * Congrats to Rachael for winning one of @Thorgon9's (Instagram) #WalkerTip T-Shirts. Meet-up, forthcoming
1:32:56
August 14, 2019
[Episode 61] San Diego Comic Con 2019: Just the Trailers, Ma'am
SOOOO sorry about the technical difficulties during [Episode 60]'s #livestream; however, this will allow us to focus on breaking-down JUST the trailers released during #SDCC! #SanDiegoComicCon2019 #SDCC2019 PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB To take advantage of Meg's latest TWD #giveaway, head here: https://instagram.com/p/B0Rr1tcFoGQ/ * #ShoutOuts at the top: @no._.sanctuary, @ironangelcreations, @celtictso, @wallaani (Instagram) * Check out the #blog for all the new SDCC announcements (cast, trailers, debunked rumors, and #news): https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com/2019/07/episode-60-san-diego-comic-con.html * Scroll up to enter Meg's giveaway & Rachael's fundraiser: Rachael's is 2/3 funded! * Head to TWD's YouTube channel to start watching the #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki interview tapes, starting with "Ed": https://youtu.be/iNSarwD2CpM * TWD #spinoff working-title: #TWDMonument. Pilot has crazy #Lost vibes. * Will Dave go to #NYCC to see Chris' BMNY DeadCast panel?! #NewYorkComicCon #NYCC2019 #NewYorkComicCon2019 * ...and will Meg abandon her mom on her birthday?! #inquiringminds * What should the new Spin-Off be called? * New SQUAWKING DEAD giveaway, forthcoming: The Road to 1000 * FTWD Season 5 B Trailer breakdown! * ... #VictorStrand has #AliciaClark's sword * ... #MorganJones is crying (and #RickGrimes is an asshole) * ...Enter #PeterJacobson: First #Jew in the TWD Universe. #yarmulke * ...Morgan gets dat Grace booty - while burying somone * ...Enter #ColbyHollman (not Heath) * ...Sarah & Dwight, "going down with the ship" * ...the background score is AMAZING. Jumping between camera types, instead of time * ...Dave (et al) laughs hystercially at some "Ugly Mustard" thanks #GarretDillahunt's grampa. #TheOffice #ParksAndRec * ...using birdboxes as perpetual motion walker turbines * ...in praise of and clues contained in #EnglandDan & #JohnFordColey's "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight". #MadisonClark or Sherry? * ...another (beautiful) tree and... kind of looks/sounds like an 80s #sitcom opener?! * ...big shout-out to FTWD #DirectorOfPhotography, @adam_suschitzky (Instgram) * ...walkers are finally starting to decay further, like the start of #TWDseason9 * ...abandoned mall; #JohnDorie & June in peril. #DeadRising * ... #Judasim confirmed: a #synagogue. Fear's #FatherGabriel? * ... #DanielSalazar & Charlie solidify their relationship * ..."Sometimes you just can't say goodbye" ?! * ... #TWDHighwaymen?! with #ColbyMinifie * ...Logan, "Tell me where the damn oil fields are" * ...Alicia('s butt) & Strand('s skinny jeans) running from/towards something * ...Morgan questions #DwightTWD's loyalty. Morgan getting in Logan's face * ... #Escalaphobia * ...Dwight getting physical (while tied up) * ...enemies of F/TWD have all the guns * ...not a lot of scenes with #LucianaGalvez. #TheFriscoKid * ... #Kippah confirmation * ..."We're not doing careful, we're doing right" 5B way more action-packed than 5A * Troll slaying & Nostalgia Porn. #GameOfThrones #Frozen #DonnieDarko #DavidLynch #Avatar * Breaking down the Spin-Off #teaser! * ..."What if you lived in a world of safety and decided to leave?" #TheCommonwealth? #AlexaMansour #NicolasCantu * ...Passenger jet shot down by fighter jet: #Althea's 1st tape? #FearTWDseason1 * ... #RositaEspinosa & #Siddiq's baby...? #AnetteMahendru * ...stunning visuals of ugly past & beautiful present #conceptart * ...Possible meet-up with TWD characters? And zombie children [ FOR MORE EPISODE DESCRIPTION, VISIT THE BLOG: https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com ] * Dave is AWAY ON VACATION, but we'll be around to cover the #MidseasonPremiere of FearTWD! And Meg is our Slave.
2:42:20
July 29, 2019
[Episode 60] San Diego Comic Con Announcements
Are you ready to have some fun (while we form a slightly shorter Voltron)? We're going through NEW CAST announcements, News Updates, and doing our 1st LIVE WATCH of the new trailers all of which were released last week at #SDCC! #SanDiegoComicCon2019 #SDCC2019 PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB To take advantage of Meg's latest #giveaway, head here: https://instagram.com/p/B0Rr1tcFoGQ/ * Shout-Outs to @no._.sanctuary, @wallaani, @officialgrimes (Instagram) * Before the SDCC stuff, one last thing from the FTWD Midseason Finale: The tree (image) * ...ENTER BMNY "Tardy to the Party" Chris! * ...Big #MadisonClark vibes, with Martha's handwriting? #madisonisalive * ...finally revealing leaked image of similar tree from last April (image) * #SaturnAwards nominations (comparing to #AcademyAwards) for F/TWD! Courtesy of @TWalkingDWorld (Twitter) * ... #AndrewLincoln, #LennieJames, #KharyPayton, #DanaiGurira, #MelissaMcBride, #SydneyLemmon, #TonyaPinkins, #JeffreyDeanMorgan * We're off until the #TalkingDead FearTWD/TWD special, which we might cover as well. * First look: #Michonne in #TWDseason10 via #EntertainmentWeekly & #AngelaKang https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/16/walking-dead-season-10-first-image-danai-gurira-michonne/ * Second look: #EugenePorter on the CB https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/18/walking-dead-season-10-commonwealth-eugene-josh-mcdermitt/ * S10 premieres Sun, 10/6! #SilenceTheWhispers https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2019/07/18/the-walking-dead-season-10-premiere-october-6/ * #GarretDillahunt made it to SDCC in spirit (image embed) https://twitter.com/David_Onda/status/1152269114536128512 * #FearTWDseason6 officially greenlit by #AMC via @UndeadWalkingFS (Twitter) * ...Dave shows off the #FearTWDseason4 #tshirt design from the #Merch store https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4807131-feartwdseason4?store_id=219291 * NEW CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS! * ...NEW FTWD cast: #ColbyMinifie, #PeterJacobson, #ColbyHollman * ...honorable mentions: #JennaElfman, #JessicaJones #MoCollins #Glee #HouseMD #NYPDBlue #CSIMiami #Scrubs * 6 degrees of #AngelTheory ... WAKE UP CHRIS! * #RobertKirkman confirms that the #TV show must go on * ...NEW TWD cast: #ThoraBirch "Gamma", #KevinCarroll "Virgil" * ...honorable mentions: #AmericanBeauty #CastleRockHulu #Thor #LydiaTWD #HocusPocus #TheLeftovers * Danai's tearful exit. Shout-Out and image edit by @msdoomandgloom (image) #Richonne * TWD Movie produced by #UniversalPictures * ...movie posters; where to begin? * ...NEW FTWD Spin-Off Series cast: #AlexaMansour "Hope", #NicolasCantu "Elton", #HalCumpston "Silas", #AliyahRoyale "Iris", #AnnetMahendru "Huck" * ...honorable mentions: #JunkyJanker #TheAmericans #TheLegoMovie #ProjectRunway #MadagascarMovie * Mystery solved? #SydneyPark returns as "Cyndie"; More "Elements" (Water); TWD comes back during #NYCC * Season 10 key art: Katana & PIKE (not arrow); showing screngrabs of "Dante" (unconfirmed) via @WalkerTalker222 (Twitter) https://twitter.com/walkertalker222/status/1152342657110179840 * No official release date: TWD Movie(s) not even filming principle, yet. Not 100% certain it'll even be multiple films. #Divergence * Literally, #NoSleepTillBrooklyn * --- THIS IS WHERE THE #LIVE #BROADCAST CUTS OUT: general shenanigans ensue, screenshots of Dave's frozen faces were taken --- * Meg & Rachael announce a joint #TWDSupplyDrop #unboxing video * revisiting Carol's thoughts/feelings on Madison & #MorganJones; Chris blasts the #FakeNews about FTWD Season 5 * #AshleyWeidman's glowing praise of SQUAWKING DEAD; Dave insults everyone's intelligence, accidentally... * estimating how long it would take to cover the trailers in "SQUAWKING DEAD time" for an upcoming [Episode 61] * Time jumps will occur on both FTWD & TWD and we will be covering the SDCC trailers in [Episode 61], Saturday Evening/Night, 7/27!
1:40:04
July 22, 2019
[Episode 59] Season 5, Episode 8 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Is Anybody Out There?"
ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT: so, fine, we're back to #broadcasting during the week. #TALKINGDEAD, YOU WIN (you'll probably always win)! The #MidseasonFinale is HERE and I think it's safe to say that this was definitely NOT one of those "slow" and "dragging" episodes people have been complaining about! LAST THING, we'll be covering the #SDCC trailers for Fear, TWD, and the proposed theatrical film(s) in [Episode 60], most likely THIS WEEK! PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB To take advantage of Meg's latest #giveaway, head here: https://instagram.com/p/B0Rr1tcFoGQ/ * "Small" shout-outs to Chris Cammarata (Facebook), @celtictso & @wallaani & @bridgetkorene (Instagram), and... Rachael?! * CHECK OUT OUR NEW, FearTWDseason5 design in our merch store: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/5354512-feartwdseason5?store_id=219291 * This week's not all about the kids... on leashes? Shout-out to @atodez_atx (Instagram) * Your own personal, useless drunk #AugiesAle * Dave opens up about a recent passing, relating to radiation * #NaomiLauraJune wants to punch Dylan * Excited to see #AliciaClark be trained by #MorganJones? Shout-out to @FreakishOrder * Clash of the Truckers: Sarah vs Logan. Is he to be trusted? Fawning over #MattFrewer * Gas is going bad and the hurricane quickens this world's collapse. #ZNation * ...what if [Insert Anything Here] is #MadisonClark?! * #VictorStrand, to Alicia, "She would be proud." Contrasted with #JohnDorie almost missing the plane. #GarretDillahunt #RubenBlades #ColmanDomingo #JennaElfman * ...best couple spot now taken over by John & June (vs #GlennRhee & #MaggieRhee)? #Richonne #Glaggie * ...great edit by FreakishOrder based on the #TWDseason10 trailer: https://instagram.com/p/B0Hg56NncGf/ * The Yin & Yang scenes: comparing #DanielSalazar's return with Logan's * #Cosplans for #WSCAtlanta or #SenoiaGA visits: #DaleHorvath, #TaraChambler, #CarolPeletier & Alpha... not #LoriGrimes #cosplay * ...And shoutout to @cosplayingdead & @Ironangelcreations (Instagram) * Musing on the pike deaths #EnidTWD #HenryPeletier #PrinceHenry #AbrahamFord ...and skin-suits! * The #Dingleberry #Walker you can't shake loose... and defraying Madison hate with Morgan hate. Shout-out to @DeadlyWalkers (Instagram) #watchtwd * We thought Wendell was on his way out... #MichaelSatrazemis guiding #DarylMitchell through Wendell's big moment * #Xfinity screwed many viewers... and we won't judge your #Aladdin kink... it's Madison's fault * Daniel & Alicia's long overdue reunion ...after very bad CGI of smokey engines... dammit Madison! * ...wait a hot second: the 'M' in #ScottMGimple is Madison! #ScottGimple * Morgan's ( #goofy ) laugh is PRECIOUS ...and one f*ck per season. #FuckHerGently #TenaciousD * We finally got our Mo-Mo this season! Take your medicine #LennieJames! Meeting #MoCollins * Daniel is happier, moreso with Charlie is in his world; however... #NickClark #TroyOtto #Negan * Daniel also admits he was wrong about Strand, who finally catches up to the rest. * "The second prettiest thing I've seen since the end of everything," #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki * FTWD fixes broken TWD characters like #DwightTWD. #RickTheDick #RickGrimes * Dwight's jealousy of June & John might fuel his search for Sherry... but she's not been the best spouse * ...what if Sherry is MADISON! * Grace & Morgan, sitting in a tree = #Gorgan. And don't mess with Morgan's stick (image) * Abraham's cigar... and how we'll never see him on Fear (maybe a tape?). #EugenePorter * Rumors swirling about a possible Negan backstory. Bring back #webisodes and/or Alex. Maybe even Heath? #Flight462 * #SneakPeek: next episode will be filmed via character PoV using handheld cameras. #TheOffice #ParksAndRec #Cloverfield * ...why TWD can't, ironically, get away with with what FTWD can. #ComicBook
1:57:18
July 21, 2019
[Episode 58] Season 5, Episode 7 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Still Standing"
When is a bombshell not a bombshell (and, instead, it's a Nuclear Meltdown)? We're going live to figure that out in the penultimate episode to the #midseasonfinale! PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * The big-bad is themselves * @Celtictso (Instagram) comes out swinging with more #MadisonClark jabs * Not-so-child actors, but That tree fort, tho #beverlyhills90210 #buffy #buffythevampireslayer * Hey, #AliciaClark: f*ck em...? This episode is an exercise of when/not to quit * #JohnDorie's yin to #NaomiLauraJune's yang and how character personalities have flipped from #FearTWDseason4 & Season 5 * So many #Walker eyeballs on cheeks, y'all * We all want our mommy * ...with Madison parallels * The self-awareness of #MorganJones' demons * What Alicia needs to make up for. Shout-out to @Johnney5sAlive (Instagram). #TheVultures #NickClark * This season is supposed to break your brain... and laughing hysterically over the @MadisonClark212 parody account (Twitter) * ...and #KimDickens is VERY broken up about leaving (according to our wild imagination) * ...also, have you shopped our #merch? "The shipping's ridiculous™!" https://www.teepublic.com/user/SQUAWKINGDEAD * "...or worse, you'll live and wind up killing everyone by staying here" and shout-out to @wallaani & @msmazel (Instagram) * Possible Grace self-sacrifice and sh*tty #SneakPeek notes * Would you trust Alicia, if you were Annie? * What it means to be #TeamStory: No Viewers. #Caryl #TeamRick #TeamNegan #GlennRhee * #LChaim! Grace's home is rife with #EasterEggs. #Galavant #FiddlerOnTheRoof * Beyond Eastman * "...you could die" Alicia's fate (now with more foreshadowing!) * #TalkingDead's #midseasonfinale episode is pre-recorded * Watching #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki's changes, but didn't spill all the beans to June * ...and June is the new #DarylDixon? What if she was to go? * What will they announce at #SDCC? #TWDseason10 * Why seeing Isabelle again might be difficult * Bringing Dante into TWD Season 10 and who #MaggieRhee is, post time jump. #DanaiGurira * ...and is #Michonne going to appear in the new movies? #CarolPeletier? * Wrestling with Alicia's fate, but Tom presents some evidence that Alicia might be ok #TheGoonies * ...and what if Grace isn't who she claims to be? #HoneyIShrunkTheKids * Who does Alicia become when she lets go? * What if... Alicia's departure brings about Madison's return? * ...wait, what if Madison *is* the big-bad...? * We ALL want backstory, but ONLY if it propels the immediate story. #Negan * If you have #AMCPremiere, STOP IT WITH THE #SPOILERS * STARTING NEXT WEEK, OUR LIVESTREAMS WILL AIR ON MONDAY NIGHTS! ...and talking about Talking Dead * THE MOSQUITO OF DEATH ATTACKS while trying to cover #SneakPeeks * possible separate episode covering SDCC news drop and...OH MY GOD THIS MOSQUITO IS HUGE
1:46:30
July 14, 2019
[Episode 57] Season 5, Episode 6 of Fear The Walking Dead, "The Little Prince"
With more high-highs and low-lows than a rollercoaster, this episode is rife with questions and cliffhangers! PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * Shout-outs, at the top (Instagram): @zainap.twd.spn.ftwd.caryl @drwhoisonfirst @celtictso @lola_lintz @caroline.kelleyyyy @badfatherrickgrimes * Why #RyanHurst is able to attend #FFNashville. #FFNJ * Meg The Geek's Build `em Up series: https://youtu.be/zl987JIA9ao * We're old: #nowthatswhaticallmusic (C 1998) * Shout-out to @no._.sanctuary (Instagram) before we fight Meg's friends * Seeing with their heart, a la #TheLittlePrince * Movies humanize us & reminders of #MadisonClark. #CarolPeletier #TWDHighwaymen * #MorganJones' heroic speech, building our hopes, among other things * Max, tossing Annie Vanilla #PTSD protein bars * Where's Logan? Passage of time? Shout-out to @FreakishOrder * ...#MattFrewer has only two episode credits for Season 5 * ...differences in dialogue styles * Annie & #AliciaClark scene is superb. Characters perferring isolation: #DarylDixon * Time jump after #midseasonfinale? #Spinoff. #ScottGimple #ScottMGimple * Alternate filming locations ("Delaware? What the hell?"). Shout-out to @MsMazel (Instagram) * Parts from #VictorStrand's plane. * The value of hope. #AlexandriaSafeZone #TWDAlexandria * ...anti-Madison hate & surreal #DanielSalazar scenarios in the chat * Bad #CGI. #Ghostbusters2 and #Gonzo in #TheMuppetMovie vibes * #MajorDodson & #CooperDodson and lack of skills... "Mom...? Mom...?" * ...suspending our cynicism & disbelief. Shout out to @WalkerWyn (Instagram): Make us new shirts! * @wallaani (Instagram) has (false) hope that #DwayneJones is alive. MORE Sarah one-liners * Alicia has side-lined? * Morgan's days are numbered? #Spock #MrSpock #theneedsofthemanyoutweightheneedsofthefew * The kids still seem on board * Give up The Mill? Heeding Madison's words * "filler" episodes, a la #Lost... Grace & Logan partnered up (see what I mean)?! #LostTV * The Apocalypse hates #DwightTWD: #YinYang of Dwight & #JohnDorie. #SimonTWD * Would you tell Dwight about Sherry's last letter? Dave gets REAL personal #ifyoulovesomebodysetthemfree * Doubting Sherry... where and with whom could she have gone? And to what end? * ...Dwight has (already) changed so much. Dave gets real, AGAIN. * No real combo-kill this week... * The hurricaine did FAR more damage to the universe * ...#PhilipDeFranco video on The #WoolseyFire: https://youtu.be/TcNasgwvghg #PhillyD * big beer-bottle-balloon: the impossible is possible. Sarah's/Our feelings about #JimBrauer. #JimbosBeerbos * ...Narrative-steering memorializing, will we go back to #HershelGreene's farm? * Parallels between Annie & Alicia (Camp Cackleberry & The Diamond) + Morgan's words finally click * ...both Grace and Madison, going at it alone (it's on me) * Timetable: #SDCC, #NYCC, #TalkingDead's return, and the #midseasonfinale * Is Annie right to hide behind the Bowel Blockade? ...Dogs, wives, and sleep * The balloon touches down in the irradiated area and some foreshadowing * Equivalent exchange: John's life for Sherry. #FullMetalAlchemist #Negan * #SneakPeeks: Alicia's sword pointing at Dylan. Raising kids in the #zombieapocalypse * #AMCPremiere and TWD on #RobotChicken. Building an audience. #Preacher * #WalkerStalkerCon refunds: #JamesFrazier making good on promises. Shout-out to @LegitDottieO (Twitter). #KharyPayton #CooperAndrews #cosplay #multifandom * #SneakPeek: John & Dwight in trouble, plane leaking fuel, and does Alicia endanger the kids? * Sneak Peek: ...Morgan's generator doesn't look like it's working for Grace... * Next episode should bring a lot more suspense, compared to most of this season's episodes. * NEXT WEEK WILL BE OUR LAST, POST FEAR THE WALKING DEAD EPISODE, LIVE BROADCAST: 10 PM EASTERN/US!
1:57:42
July 7, 2019
[Episode 56] Season 5, Episode 5 of Fear The Walking Dead, "The End of Everything"
OK, OK, so we sh*t the bed and backed-off from going #LIVE last night, after the episode. As you may or may not know, this project is a labor of love we all do in our off hours - outside full-time jobs and taking care of our families - so, sometimes, life just gets in the way! It's all in the interest of providing you with a BETTER experience, in the end, and that's what's most important to us. PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * Meg talks about #FFNJ: the good, the bad, and the empty * ...All the shout-outs for @celtictso's (Instagram) excellent #JennaElfman #cosplay from #CantHardlyWait. #AngelTheory #SydneyPark #MichaelRooker #LaurieHolden #JamesFrazier * TWD announcements and #keyart for #SDCC: July 19th. And that damn #TWDseason10 crew hat. Shout out to @wvbrandonwhite (Instagram) for the hat he gave Dave! * @JessicatNY gets @JohnnyODell to quickly fix the FTWD season 5B key art on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWalkingDead/status/1145805846149881856 * The closest we are going to get to an official timeline. Maybe. https://uproxx.com/tv/the-walking-dead-fear-timelines-explained #RickGrimes * The episode was well-received by most, but some... Zzz... * ...however, you can't say we didn't get tons of character development for #Althea * ...besides TWD accounts giving up the ghost on #SydneyLemmon's character before the episode, Jenna reveals the importance of this episode to Meg * ...but we're not 100% convinced, on its face, but it was the smart play * And what happened to the webisodes?! * What if Isabelle's people aren't #TheCommonwealth? If they are, they are the antithesis of TWD ethos * What is Isabelle REALLY doing out there? * CRM uniforms: more and less than meets the eye * Ominous episode title... the helicopter, the bog tapes, and the ideas of both Althea's & Isabelle's idea of present tense * Other than Althea, a lot of characters reference waiting too long to accept the #ZombieApocalypse * "Al, you don't want to go there": Undercurrents of #Communism and human experimentation (shout-outs to @freakishorder & @felicia.wray). #CaptainKirk #StarTrek * Comparing the height and ages of our hosts * Willing to die for their causes, walking away unburdened: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzZU6EBo2qv/ * We thought we almost lost Althea... and in a way, we did. * What if the CRM group's origins were on Althea's tape? * "and I got to see the prettiest thing I've seen since the end of everything" ...is this the last we've seen of #Jadis look-alike (shout-out to @MsMazel on Instagram)? https://twitter.com/TWalkingDWorld/status/1145509224996376578 * ...and if she does, it's all about "how"... but still left figuring out the big-bad: which is GREAT! ...because maybe Grace?! * ...which brings us right into #SneakPeeks: #DwightTWD taking care of kids, Kids phoning Logan? and Grace eluding #MorganJones * She opened the door to hope & possibility: Her name is #AltheaSzewczykPryzygocki and she matters * Isabelle's apple-picker-gun and a shout-out to @clout_henry & @minicarlwalkingdead (on Instagram) #CassadyMcClincy #MattLintz * ...and Michael Rooker is a nutcase & baiting Jenna Elfman's hook for more info on the #midseasonfinale * Unexpectedly inappropriate reactions. Making our parents support us. * Deconstructing the mountain-climbing scene * More fast-paced scenes? No big-bad? Is breaking into a Musical is the big-bad? #ScottGimple, king of trolls. #ScottMGimple * ...and with THAT x3! CATCH OUR NEXT EPISODE, LIVE, SUNDAY NIGHT, RIGHT AFTER THE NEXT EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, 10PM EASTERN!
1:32:30
July 1, 2019
[Episode 55] Season 5, Episode 4 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Skidmark"
STILL taking over for #TalkingDead, broadcasting #LIVE - 10pm, Eastern/US - until the #midseasonfinale: you thought last week's episode was pretty epic?! ...this episode is chock full of particulars worthy of a SQUAWKING DEAD break-down! PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's #fundraiser for #StJudes Hospital: every #donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * #Michonne leaving #TWDseason10 earlier than anticipated * Rachael is takes going full Alpha VERY seriously (see the link, above, to #donate)! * Looks like we were right about Dylan coming around, helping #LucianaGalvez with the radio tower * ...and the kids are alright! ...protecting other children. * @celtictso (Instagram): #DanielSalazar repeats leading the herd a la #FearTWDseason1 (away rather than toward) * Dates on the calendar might validate the pre #RickGrimes departure theory * This episode is a love-letter to #RubenBlades' acting. Charlie et al sticking up for #VictorStrand * What's in Daniel's cookie tin? * Strand has changed, but not changed. Daniel & #MorganJones don't die * Humor galore from Sarah and Wendell. And we're more Pro-MoMo as a result. * #LennieJames (as well as Morgan) is a little of our reach, on a human level * Sarah & Wendell are converted shit-heels: masters of the #apocalypse * "Tamplin's Grocery" is a nod to Fear's Assistant #Stunt coordinator #JackTamplin * #HershelGreene: #Walkers aren't your friends, kids! #CarlGrimes #RIPCarl #RIPCarlGrimes * @Gotz2BLove (Instagram), "Can't wait for Skidmark to meet Dog" ...and calling some trap bullshit * Still not on team Charlie? Missing #NickClark. #DarylDixon #GlennRhee * EPIC #IndianaJones and the #RaidersOfTheLostArk TIMES 100 #WalkerKILL. #Jadis #heapsters * It was the kids, not #TheCommonwealth, that stole our groups weapons... so what are the CRM soldiers after? * ...and they may be the big-bad of this season. Looks like Fear finally has some thread to the #comicbook * ...and making fun of their terrifying new weapon. #ApplePicking, anyone? * SQUAWKING about #FanFest #FFNJ and a #shoutout to @Clout_Henry & @zainap.twd.spn.ftwd.caryl (Instagram) #RIPHenry #HenryTWD #JusticeForHenry #HeadsOnPikes * Daniel's words, meant for #OfeliaSalazar, said to Charlie... #MadisonClark?! The irony of his words. * ...Shout out to @HJM_Edits (Twitter) when comparing #Negan to Charlie. #TeamNegan, sure, but why not Charlie? * ...and comparing #AliciaClark to Madison, in terms of effectiveness * Saving the Cigar... Victor? Madison?! #ABRAHAMFORD?! * ...and who did Daniel inherit the warehouse from? Logan? MADISON?! * Will Daniel return? His appearance was foretold around the beginning of #FearTWDseason4 * What if Daniel was what The Commonwealth was after? Alphabet soup. * Or maybe Daniel's meeting Sherry? Discussing #DwightTWD * What if Madison is the ultimate big-bad? * ...and back to the cookie tin: Ofelia's ashes? MADISON'S ASHES?! * #JohnDorie & #NaomiLauraJune are helping Dwight find Sherry * Is #Althea in the helicopter? and #JJAbrams' frustrating #LOST #MysteryBox of questions #TED #LostSeries #LostABC * Dylan and #TheLittlePrince: where do you think his character goes from here? * ...and our growing suspicions towards Grace. Ultimately, we want some sort of #conflictresolution with the soldiers * Luciana & Dylan: is her guard up (because of Charlie)? Or embracing Madison's way? * Possible Althea backstory with the tape from The Bog in the #SneakPeek? Stepping-in too late #DaleHorvath * ...and is Al in trouble (next week)? and is the solider at the end of this episode Grace? * It's possible that one of these kids, or John & June, birth the children in the #spinoff series? * #LIKE, #SUBSCRIBE, ENABLE #NOTIFICATIONS, AND #COMMENT! WE'LL BE BACK, #LIVE, TO BREAK DOWN NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AT 10 PM EASTERN/US!
1:33:29
June 23, 2019
[Episode 54] Season 5, Episode 3 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Humbug's Gulch"
LOOK OUT, #TALKINGDEAD! Don't want to broadcast until the #Midseasonfinale? Looks like it's up to us, broadcasting at 10pm, Eastern/US until you come back! INTRODUCING GUEST HOST: Meg The Geek! Find Out more about her and her channel at the top of the show (and a link to her YouTube channel, below)! PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's fundraister for #StJudes Hospital: every donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * Breaking down Meg The Geek, first (follow her to participate in her recent #giveaways!) * #KharyPayton officially bows out of #WSCAtlanta. #JamesFrazier answers questions * shouting out @celtictso (Instagram) with the dirty dad jokes and Sharon Siope from Australia (Facebook) * Discussing the #TitleSequence(s) ... and @wtfnyssa (Instagram) breaking our train of thought * The #JohnDorie in his natural habitat... and the #SanAntonioSplit is the #OldWest equivalent of the #MagicLoogie * ...and the #Western theme music in key moments! and the #campy old west #tropes work! * The genius way they folded in #DwightTWD into John & #NaomiLauraJune's story * ...who, what, and where in the world is Sherry (Sandiego)... * ...and where do this kids fit into all of this? * ...what if Grace is the big bad?! * So many questions about these kids... and who is the big bad? the kids? ...but why? * #AMC has to learn to allow the audience to be surprised * and speaking of surprised, that last scene broke our brain * SQUAWKING DEAD road trip to #WildWestCity! And John is the coolest character in the TWD Universe. #sprayandpray #TWDseason8 * practical vs special effects in FearTWD vs TWD (and a shout-out to @tarantactical & @susassin on instagram) * Dwight in crisis ...and is John & June an exception in The Walking Dead universe? * Narrowing down the FearTWD time jump (in relation to TWD) and #AliciaClark on #Jadis' walkie * revisiting the voice on the radio at the end of #TWDseason9 and #Althea's swan song * #AvengersAssemble fasle start... to pick up the kids... who play with their body parts? * seat belts in the apocalypse: what do you think? * If Dwight left just after #AllOutWar, he's been lagging/stuck long enough for #MorganJones to overtake him * I doubt we'll get a Dwight recap, as nice as it would be... * ...and, remember, the #comicbook doesn't always jive with the show #thewalkingdead192 #HeadsOnPikes #GlennRhee #AbrahamFord #RickGrimes * ...that being said #RobertKirkman is a brilliant writer. #AaronTWD and shout out to @TWDMarquand (on Instagram) * We thought the worst about Max & Annie when we find Dylan in the car, covered in guts * ...speaking of, do you think the kids overheard Logan and our group speaking? Sounds like they come around * ...Annie gives us of a grown-up Lizzie vibes * What if #ShaneWalsh survived? ...and comparing him to #Negan & Rick * WATCH US #LIVE, AFTER NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (10PM, EASTERN/US TIME) on #YouTubeLIVE, #FacebookLIVE, and even #InstagramLIVE! #TWD #TheWalkingDead #WalkingDead #podcast #FearTWD #FTWD #LiveStream #LiveStreaming #Live #stream #streaming
1:27:09
June 16, 2019
[Episode 53] Season 5, Episodes 1 & 2 of FearTWD, "Here To Help" & "The Hurt That Will Happen"
We have a two-fer on our hands! covering the #SeasonPremiere & the 2nd episode! The #FearTWDSeason5 #SeasonPremiere at #IFCCenter was AWESOME, especially the Q&A at the end. Special shout out to @celtictso & @sonnengartens (on Instagram) for meeting me there! PLEASE, donate to Rachael Burt's fundraister for #StJudes Hospital: every donation gets us one step closer to SHAVING HER HEAD (like #AlphaTWD)! http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * That settles it, we're all shaving Rachael-Scissor-Hands' head in August (HELP US RAISE THAT MONAY!) * #AMC throwing a ton of marketing dollars in Fear's direction * ...no doubt it's in no small part to the large roll it will play in the overall franchise * And with #DwightTWD's arrival in the next episode, we need to talk about the timeline * Reopening Carol's wound: The opening theme * Doubling-down on Fear, the discomfort in coming back to The Walking Dead * Enter: Logan. #MattFrewer * ...Big-bad vs Bad... Bad is far more insteresting * The idea of Jim and, again, humanization by way of movies. #JimbosBeerbos * #DanayGarcia turns the acting up to 11, buuuuut... the show fails at making us care about #LucianaGalvez * ...and speaking of being hamstrung, R.I.P. #MorganJones' stick * #DanielSalazar (and #MadisonClark) possibly flying in to save the day? * ...and #AliciaClark ironically following in Madison's footsteps. #TroyOtto #JeremiahOtto * Are you team people or team animal in the #ZombieApocalypse? #NakedAndAfraid * ...the idea of Dylan, Max, and Annie: where they came from and the Nuclear Meltdown as a backdrop * ...and with Grace as a possible foil, is Sherry a part of the big-bad group? How will that affect Dwight? * ...and speaking of Grace: maybe She & Morgan? * The most capable characters, this season, were the most messed up, last season * #Althea may be gone for most of the season, but ( #prediction ) is the last man standing * #SneakPeeks: Looks like they'll be encroaching on big-bad territory... in an old west/ghost town? * STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT PODCAST DIRECTLY AFTER THE NEXT EPISODE OF FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, AT 10 PM, EASTERN/US TIME!
1:33:52
June 12, 2019
[Episode 52] From Senoia, With Love
Check out the newly updated #website redesign! Banner/Background courtesy of Kailynn (@WalkerWyn on Instagram, @WynTheWalker on Twitter)! Dave & Chris are back from #CampMarimacCharityBash (and #XanderBerkeley painted Dave like one of his French girls)! Rachael Burt is on her way to going FULL #AlphaTWD to raise money for #StJudes (http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB). And O.G, SQUAWKING D, CAROL has been gallivanting around the planet! * Sorry we hopped on later than announced...! #ChristopherWalken #SNL #snlcelebrityjeopardy #DanaCarvey #HowardStern #Hulu * Chris getting Rachael closer to her #fundraising goal - help her by buy some #merch!: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/bmny-deadcast-merch * Chris, taking a PA job on a #movieset * Country-hopping with Carol and the clan! * ...4 servings per pint (of #IceCream / #Gelato) is just a suggestion... * #WalkerStalker woes/ #FanFest funny-business. #CooperAndrews * ...our #WSCAtlanta experience. #TomPayne * ... #ASMR spending confessions, with Rachael Burt * ...Chris weighs in! No refunds to fans or payments to vendors and artists is disappointing * ...Cooper's cobbler, #NormanReedus' nonsense, #MichaelRooker / #MerleDixon going #aboveandbeyond * ...being overwhelmed as #WalkerStalkerAtlanta virgins. #DeerInTheHeadlights * But #NYCC (and #SDCC) take the cake. The culture of #ContentCreators, larger than you, lifting you up with them: #DaveSolo #BrandonDavis * ...all that to say how intimate and comfortable CMCB was by comparison: from befriending fans, vendors, personalities, and cast, alike! #JasonKirkpatrick #AnnMahoney * Dave gives special thanks Chris for showing him around and introducing him to everyone #ChrisTwellmann #MilogyMedia #GermanAbraham #AbrahamsArmy * ...and talk about Xander: when he talks, you stop to listen. And, finally, the story about him painting Dave: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByHCOjinMZa/ * ...but as much fun as we had with cast, it really is everything to us to meet fans of the show (F/TWD, BMNY, and SQUAWKING DEAD) * ...and along came #PollyannaMcIntosh... another reason Why CMCB is such a singular experience * What really floored Dave was how many people recognized him and know about SQUAWKING DEAD podcast * ...with a very special shout-out to Alexis & Julie (on Instagram: @wd_rgaddict_obessed & @rosita.dixon01) * Chris, breaking down how felt, hosting the actor panels at CMCB. #SteveCoulter * ...Carol capitulates, Dave relates: when to throw away the notes * Wait, are we finally talking about Fear The Walking Dead? #TalkingDead won't be back until the #MidseasonFinale * So, maybe we'll break down the 1st two episodes of FTWD Season 5 in [Episode 53]... and a PSA for Rachael's friend turning #Dirty30
1:38:41
June 7, 2019
[Episode 51] Follow That Hat to Camp Marimac
[Apologies for Dave's Mic! We only found out after the live stream, during the editing process for the audio podcast] WE HAVE THE MERCH (see links, below)! HOST David Cameo will be attending #CMCB in Senoia, GA and the #FearTheWalkingDead #FearTWDSeason5 #SeasonPremiere at #IFCCenter. Chris from BMNY Deadcast has a TON of news to catch us up on (merch, panels and sordid tales). Rachael Burt is going FULL #AlphaTWD to raise money for #StJudes (DONATE HERE: http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB) ...And a TON of #news! #POUNDMARY David Cameo: @MystYang EVERYWHERE Rachael Burt: @cosmomommy09 on Twitter / @cosmomom09 on Instagram Chris Valerius of BMNY DeadCast Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1v2DZYpLBobgdcdcatPPoQ Intro Music by GentleBruce (@user-425767516 on SoundCloud) * @Thorgon9 (Instagram) is sending #RickGrimes' hat around the world * Dave is heading down to Camp Marimac Charity Bash (https://campmarimac.co) * WE HAVE #MERCH http://teepublic.com/user/squawkingdead * With Chris on the line, we take a tour of his lovely new home (for visuals, be sure to watch on Facebook/YouTube) * Chris got a chance to interview #TomPayne (stay tuned to our Twitter for a link) at #HudsonValleyComicCon (hvcomiccon.com) * In praise of #BlackSummer (in spite of #ZNation) * Shouting out Renee EVERYTHING she is and does: @iowamamaof3 (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) ... check her out writing on @UndeadWalkingFS (twitter), too! * We love you all (online) but we don't know who you are in person (COME AT US BRO)... and poorly signing boobs * ... @Thorgon9's Sheriff's hat will end up at @WoodburyShoppe (Twitter / @thewoodburyshoppe on Instagram) and the uncanny @daryldixonuk (Instagram) * Pound (#) Mary keep on pounding... #XanderBerkeley, "It's PROUD Mary...Dickhead" * Rachael's burgeoning artistry and follicly generous charity: http://fundraising.stjude.org/RachaelB * "...I can get it up pretty quickly" "title of your porno" "...Noyne-NOYNE!" * ...Chris steps up: All proceeds from BMNY's Merch store will be redirected to Rachael's charity until the August deadline: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/bmny-deadcast-merch * ...NO, you cannot rewrite #GameOfThrones / The Walking Dead! https://instagram.com/p/BxkuZPZnqyr/ * #JudithGrimes, the character was being paid in the womb... or just a pillow of money * Dave will ALSO be attending the Fear The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere at IFC Center - JOIN US: https://twitter.com/SQUAWKING_DEAD/status/1129745204582539265 * ...and if you haven't caught up with FearTWD, DO IT: this season affects The Walking Dead Franchise on the whole! * Speaking of, #MattFrewer is joining the cast! * ...ONLY watch #TheOrder on #Netflix if you want to trashtalk about it in DMs #NetflixTheOrder * Chris discusses CMCB panels and how he got the #NYCC gig * Driving vs Flying to Senoia from NYC: either way's a bitch * Scalp Tattoos
1:23:27
May 16, 2019
[Episode 50] Fear The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer!
We're going to do our best to break down the incredible trailer for Fear The Walking Dead's FIFTH SEASON! We also had a PRETTY heft news week to cover, including the upcoming #TWDmovie and #spinoff series! ...and, hey, BMNY DeadCast Live has some new merch! bmnydeadcastlive.com David Cameo: @MystYang EVERYWHERE Rachael Burt: @cosmomommy09 on Twitter / @cosmomom09 on Instagram Intro Music by GentleBruce (@user-425767516 on SoundCloud) * #TomPayne's new do * Candid #GameSpot interview with #Telltale dev #TWDG: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/telltale-devs-open-up-about-ending-the-walking-dea/1100-6466075/ * Chambers on #Netflix & #TWDmovie update * #spinoff series debuts in 2020 an offshoot of FearTWD * #MaggieRhee / #LaurenCohan was always back: only question is via what medium * #WhiskeyCavalier faces cancellation, TWD's #seasonfinale ratings took top spot. #AMCPremiere #tylerjameswilliams * Going live with #thorgon9. #WalkerTips #WalkerTip * Lauren Cohan's comedy & badassery in #Chuck. #ZacharyLevi #BrandonRouth * #KimDickens open to a #MadisonClark return. #TroyOtto #DanielSharman * #AlyciaDebnamCarey as leading lady, new #The100 trailer, and actors crossing over into TWD / FTWD #AgentsofShield #CriminalMinds * #GuiltyPleasures: #TeenWolf #VampireDiaries #Riverdale. #JensenAckles #Smallville #DaysofOurLives #DawsonsCreek * We'll never get to covering this trailer... * SQUAWKING Carol's relationship with Fear... and opening theme for #FearTWDseason4 * how killing off Madison & #NickClark affected us * FearTWD is TWD's obnoxious cousin? creating something new from something scripted * #RubenBlades as #DanielSalazar means continuity holes might get filled? * FearTWD finally leaning more into humor * Time-jump evidence: clean #walker bones / less #walkers. Charlie looks older/taller. * More time-jump evidence: #MorganJones in monologue saying they've been unsuccessfully trying to help people. And lots of children... * Possible Neganesque villain? Chained walkers, heads hanging from trees (heads-on-pike reminders) * #Birdbox nod: clever use of pigeons to attract walkers * #AliciaClark from two perspectives and #TheVultures revisited * Our FTWD group crash lands in a plane * Frightening #TheFrighteners #Poltergeist callback (#zombies pushing against the fabric scene). And such great heights... * #LucianaGalvez getting majorly hurt, but filmed to make us worry about her. But then humor, with the accordion line? * #CooperDodson, #MajorDodson's brother (Sam, from #AlexandriaSafeZone), and #FearFamily / #TWDFamily crossover. And where's Marco? #LittlePrince * Daniel is protecting a compound from... #VictorStrand, babbling nervously (only time he does). #OpheliaSalazar * SQUAWKING DEAD will eventually rewatch The Walking Dead (and Fear The Walking Dead). #FrankDarabont * Morgan's monologue a callback to #AllLifeisPrecious and #ILosePeopleILoseMyself * Amazing how some people survive and why others don't. #BringBackMadison * This season might revolve heavily around #Althea. #Ramen #Kimchi * ...and Wendell driving the MRAP? * taking the #JohnDorie as a #gunslinger thing to another level... #TWDHighwaymen crossover? * Sarah references #JimBrauer in an emotional clip. #Jimbosbeerbos * Uh, unflattering shower clip with Morgan taking off his wedding ring means... romance? * John & June give us life, but have us concerned * Morgan to Alicia, "[helping people] should be hard. That's how we know we're on the right track." * #WTFNyssa (on Instagram): Alicia (& Madison) kind of like #CarolPeletier and what makes her strong. #KingEzekiel * #Radioactive walker and dude in a #hazmat suit and what that might mean for the #TWDfranchise * #Dwight (nuff said), Morgan's "smile range", and trying to figure out #DwightTWD & Morgan's TWD interactions * ...will Dwight be a good guy, though? comparisons to Morgan #IKnowImNotRightButImNotWrong * And we thought this was going to be a short episode... and various shout outs to those who watched us live!
1:38:43
April 11, 2019
[Episode 49: Season Finale] Season 9, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead, "The Storm"
The Fab 5 is assembled! ...taking down the the Season Finale of Season9! David Cameo: @MystYang EVERYWHERE Carol Gallardo: @CarolGallardo on Twitter / @iamcarolgallardo on Instagram Ashley Weidman: @Ashley_Weidman on #Twitter / @arweidman8 on #Instagram Rachael Burt: @cosmomommy09 on Twitter / @cosmomom09 on Instagram * #JeffreyDeMunn / #DaleHorvath to appear at #WSCChicago #WalkerStalker #FFChicago * Visually stunning snowy episode where characters are still in morning, but have no choice but to get things done * Emotional tug of war with #KingEzekiel & #CarolPeletier * Both We, #JeffreyDeanMorgan, and #Negan liked the Negan & #JudithGrimes parts of this episode * What makes Season 9 feel like earlier seasons is humor #DaleFace #GlennRhee * Buring #TWDHenry in #TheKingdom, as it falls, while Carol (and #LydiaTWD) slips into a familiar state (with a callback to the #comicbook) * Alden, throwing stones at glass houses * #Michonne finally figures out that #TheWhisperers can't possibly survive in this climate * #DarylDixon sticks up for Lydia. #Daddy #DILF * Missed Opportunity: not showing #AaronTWD mourning #EnidTWD and concern over his emotional state * #AMC, taking advantage of #TWDFamily. #IntoTheBadlands #KillingEve * ...and most of us fell asleep during #TalkingDead as a result. #FanArt #tiltedtripod1 https://instagram.com/p/BvcEEj0l1Hj/ * ...here's the #FanArtist reveal on Talking Dead: https://twitter.com/SQUAWKING_DEAD/status/1113409125008969729 * ...and the #outtakes from Season 9: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2355130474724302 * Fairy tale start and end of the episode and will Carol cut her hair? #SuperSaiyan * Grounding Carol: Will she and Zeke last? * What it means if Carol kills #AlphaTWD * ...and it's hard to see Negan being the one to kill Alpha * Do we still believe that #BetaTWD will be taken out first? #Backstory * The Mutual Defense pact in action; #Kingtop gonna be a thing? Oh #TWDJerry; Who leads #TheHilltop? * Manipulating fans into loving Negan (and shipping Carol & Daryl) * Why Negan and #RickGrimes' crew are not the same and where Negan kept going wrong * ...why Negan can't lead Hilltop and where he goes from here * ...Negan & Daryl leading #AlexandriaSafeZone?; Does Beta die? * Where is #Lucille? Judith makes Negan look good. Why Negan won't lead The Whisperers * Maybe a Negan's backstory? #NapoleonDynamite * How will #TWDSeason10 start? #RositaEspinosa's pregnancy/fate. #ThreeMenAndABaby * Who is on the radio? and should the show diverge more from the comic? * Baby, it's cold outside... #BombCyclone ...and why the show never filmed snow #GregNicotero #AngelaKang * Guess Daryl & Connie won't be a thing... Daryl sacrificing for Carol * Will Alden come around... in more ways than one? What about #MaggieRhee (and Eduardo)? * Spinoff series one-off origin stories? #TheGovernor #AbrahamsArmy #AbrahamFord * When will the main series end? Should they depart from the comic even further? * Faces of Alpha's death * #Clowns #Coulrophobia; #AmericanHorrorStory #AHS * Season 10, the Season Finale not going out with a bang, and a whole lot of unanswered questions * ...and our groups are incredibly unprepared for the #WhispererWar. #TheCommonwealth * Will Maggie return to the main series? * Why are The Whisperers gearing for war, anyway? * Stay tuned for a special Fear The Walking Dead special, based on the new #trailer: https://twitter.com/SQUAWKING_DEAD/status/1114230722552901632 * ...and MORE #GIVEAWAYS! * ...and what happened to BMNY Chris?! Theories... * ...and Carol WILL be around to break down the Fear The Walking Dead trailer, too!
1:22:12
April 3, 2019
[Episode 48] Season 9, Episode 15 of The Walking Dead, "The Calm Before"
* #bittersweet #SNOW * ... @freakishorder pops into the chat: https://instagram.com/freakishorder * #FearTheWalkingDead returns in JUNE (how fitting) * LOWEST ratings in TWD history (Thanks to cable provider #DVR issues) * #MichaelCudlitz to direct in #TWDSeason10 * ... #SarahWayneCallies to direct in #FearTWDSeason5 * BMNY's 100th DeadCast, featuring #JoshMikel & #JaysonWarnerSmith: https://youtu.be/ERt7jbcUpEE * #MattLintz takes a step back for #SelfCare. #MentalHealth #Spirituality #JoshMcDermitt #EugenePorter: http://lifeinthehoneywagon.com/2019/03/25/the-best-career-move-ever/teamlintz * WHO'S FACE WAS #AlphaTWD wearing the whole time?! * Faithful to the #comicbook source material * ...swapping #KingEzekiel or #PrinceHenry for #CarolPeletier. #RositaEspinosa #LastGoodbye #JusticeforHenry * #ConnieTWD's past * #TWDJerry is safe! * Zeke's #TWDRedFair Invocation against #Siddiq's monologue. #AllOutWar * ...nostalgia: #RickGrimes & #CarlGrimes, #TheGovernor & #TaraChambler, and an older Rachel from #TheOceanside. #TWDOceanside * Siddiq suspicion... but why do Carol, #Michonne, #DarylDixon, and Yumiko live? #GameofThrones #GoT * #humor: Jerry the #Jester & Eugene at the dunktank * Rewatch scenes while grabbing #podcasting notes: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvcEEj0l1Hj * Carol meets #JudithGrimes for the first time in years. #Tyrese * ...Time jump? Rosita is more preggo in the next episode. Snow in July?! * Shouting out @alecianoelplz (Instagram) for listening to older episodes! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bve1TlTHALU * ...torturing SQUAWKING Carol for #FearTWD. #SorryNotSorry #HatePodcasting #ThePeoplesCouch * Would you have left #LydiaTWD with #TheWhisperers? #Terminus * Teenagers suck... Addy, too? ...adult women, as well! * Not-so-little Rachel leading Oceanside, not Cyndie? * #DwightTWD's exit to #FTWD reveals #TheSanctuary's fate? * ... #FearTWD's timeline and how #MorganJones would feel about #TWDHenry's death * #CurrentEvents via #AsylumSeekers. #ChildSoldiers #Terrorism #Civilization * #BetaTWD's reaction: Alpha cuts Lydia loose * will we see #Lucille? * The charter: #QueenCarol, #FatherGabriel ascending. MOST of the Charter (SQUAWKING DEAD EXCLUSIVE): https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com/2019/03/exclusives-multi-community-charter-of.html * ...glossing over The Sanctuary * Instead of Rick, Morgan's voice? #SeasonFinale #WhiskeyCavalier * #TheKingdom's fair, Connie & Daryl (and Dog) #Caryl #Carzekiel * #TWDHighwaymen summarize The Whisperers. Will they remain? * Rachael's painting of Hershel: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsly9t3npBi * Rosita's last goodbye or nod to their relationship in the comic? * "Deborah's" stunned look seeing Eugene, Gabriel, and Rosita * ..."Debbie" Alpha's real name? * Alpha sniffing? #SamanthaMorton sick? #WinterIsComing * Pike deaths as archetypes: The Highwaymen (Ozzy & Alek)=Ronin; DJ=Atonement; Frankie=Thoughtfulness (over self-interest); #RIPTammy Rose=The Feeble/Elderly;Addy & Rodney: Youth; #RIPEnid: Courage (moving beyond #JSS); #RIPTara: Purpose; #RIPHenry: Hope * Who leads #TheHilltop? #TWDHilltop #AaronTWD * Rosita and Zeke may still die. #WSCLondon2019 #shitshow * The Kingdom has fallen, scrambling for warmth... including #Negan & Judith + The Love Square * Who kills Alpha?! ...why not Negan? * #SneakPeek: FRICTION between Lydia & Carol... Daryl = Lydia * Sneak Peek: Will Carol end Lydia? * Alpha might be stalking Rosita, rather than the kingdom caravan * Remember to turn up the volume and/or #ClosedCaptions at the end of the next episode!
1:54:18
March 27, 2019
[Episode 47: Zombie Mommies] Season 9, Episode 14 of The Walking Dead, "Scars"
#ZombieMommy Takeover, as SQUAWKING Carol leads the charge this episode with Rachael Burt & #AshleyWeidman in tow! We're finally caught up with our blog recaps (and other news/critiques/tidbits): https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com Carol Gallardo: @CarolGallardo on Twitter / @iamcarolgallardo on Instagram Ashley Weidman: @Ashley_Weidman on #Twitter / @arweidman8 on #Instagram Rachael Burt: @cosmomommy09 on Twitter / @cosmomom09 on Instagram * #ZombieMommies suffer commercials, with many questions answered, this episode * ...save for the demise of #TheSanctuary and #AlexandriaSafeZone's alienation from #TheHilltop * #Michonne & #DarylDixon are looking for #RickGrimes in all the wrong places. #ColtPython * Other people know about the helicopter. #Negan #SimonTWD #FatherGabriel #Jadis * Michonne wants #LydiaTWD on her way... do we really trust her? #AlphaTWD * #TheWhisperers are coming, regardless: near #TheKingdom, one is the daughter of the actor ( #SteveCoulter) who played #RegMonroe. #EmmaCoulter * Michonne's version of #ShaneWalsh, Jocelyn, had quite the grift... #ChildSoldiers * ...and they arrived when Michonne was at her most vulnerable * ...can't stop a #mamabear from her cub #JudithGrimes * Can't lose #EugenePorter's #comicrelief and #TWDHenry's "scar" is a #callback to #CarlGrimes in the comic * Daryl's childlike nature, sitting with Judith: But we find out she does know all the stories. #GlennRhee #AbrahamFord #RIPCarlGrimes * Oh, and it turns out #RJGrimes is real after all. #RickGrimesJR * #AaronTWD, teasin Daryl about being a good daddy. Daryl giving parental advise to Michonne about talking to Judith about what they did * Deciphering Michonne & Daryl's escape and the day Jocelyn's kids robbed Alexandria of life and loot * ...speaking of, their pantry really needs a lock, by now... #SpencerMonroe #Manhole * Another child-like moment: Daryl comforting Michonne by a swingset... then spotting one of Jocelyn's child soldiers. #TheOceanside * ...and then the torture begins... and Michonne's had to kill a child before to protect her "kid" * flashing back from past to present to show, via walkervision, the way in which Michonne dispatched those children * ...and sort of the way Judith dispatches that one walker resembles the way Michonne ends Jocelyn * ..."Mommy!" in both past and present * The tearjerker when Judith explains exactly why they are out there * When was the last time #CarolPeletier saw Judith? * "Keeping people safe" is why Judith is out there: why Carl found #Siddiq and how he felt when Rick held his hand, as a child * And can we talk about the horse and mini-van-buggy? * Were these past events, alone, what made Michonne shut the Alexandrian gates? * ...because Daryl never received the scar on his eyebrow AND both angel wings are still on his vest * ...because we also need to know what happened to #TheSanctuary & Oceanside * And this episode coincides with the 5th anniversary of "The Grove" * But we don't want [insert character here] to be piked [but probably will be, because of that] * ...even Dog's not safe... * ...and I guess Henry never got a chance to do any actual blacksmithing * We think both Beta & Alpha survive Season 9 and Siddiq might actually die, based on his #TalkingDead appearance * Poor Ozzy, The Highwayman: we barely knew ya
1:04:33
March 20, 2019
[Episode 46] Season 9, Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, "Chokepoint"
WE'RE NOT PLAYING AROUND and, tonight, we FINALLY add the 5th host necessary to form #VOLTRON: Defender of the Universe! What do you think of incorporating the stinger we usually use with the channel teasers into the livestreams? #RadioPublic cites us among #Indie #Shows to #Watch: https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com/2019/03/news-squawking-dead-among-radiopublics.html David Cameo: @MystYang EVERYWHERE Carol Gallardo: @CarolGallardo on Twitter / @iamcarolgallardo on Instagram Ashley Weidman: @Ashley_Weidman on #Twitter / @arweidman8 on #Instagram Rachael Burt: @cosmomommy09 on Twitter / @cosmomom09 on Instagram Chris Valerius of #BMNY DeadCast Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1v2DZYpLBobgdcdcatPPoQ * Are you prepared for when the (zombie) apocalypse hits? * #TheWhisperers' "religion" as displayed by #TWDBeta * Ironing out some confusion: Chris' bone to pick with... skin masks * ...Ashley's bone to pick: #TaraChambler feigning ignorance, speaking with #CarolPeletier about #TWDHenry * Tara's incredulous look when "first" encountering The #TWDHighwaymen * ...and Dave's love-affair with #AngusSampson. #ShutEye * Explaining The Highwaymen's symbol, their ammoless guns, and the power of a monkey wrench * Ashley's husband subscribes to us on YouTube in the middle of the livestream * The show's commentary of women in leadership roles * Are Carol's barbecuing days over? Stepping into The Queen's shoes * ...and, really? "The Highwaymen"? and the homage to #Westworld #HBO * a brief tour of Chris' swag. #Marvel #Hulk #Wolverine #CharlieAdlard #OscarsRedHat * Chris has bones to pick for days: Beta's tracking skills, finding #DarylDixon and crew in that huge building * ...and what's the point of drawing in Beta? ...and how is he still alive? Remembering bad-ass fights * Will the #Negan and Beta encounter ever happen? ...and will Beta die before #TWDAlpha? #SamanthaMorton * ...seems like #JudithGrimes might be the one to let him out, too * #Michonne may actually have been covering a scar on her face since the time jump * Why does Daryl lock #TWDLydia in the closet? Why does he eventually agree to let her stay? * Exploring the #CORYL ship (Connie & Daryl). #TWDJesus #AaronTWD * Exploring Tara's possible love interest(s). #PolyAmory * Exploring the franchise's future: Princess a possible #transgender character? #KarenDavid #FearTWD #FTWD #FearTheWalkingDead * Not flipping back to the reason for #MaggieRhee's departure * This season repeatedly rakes over the idea of survival depending on arts and culture, leading to civility * ...this concept and even #ASL being the key to overcoming The Whisperers threat. #signlanguage #AQuietPlace * Will genocide Carol return to confront Alpha? ...or maybe... Lydia? (and saying goodbye to Rachael Burt) #EugenePorter * Beta's incredulous survival (and the possibility of Daryl vs Beta, round 2) * ...and would Beta put down one of his Guardians? * ...what will he say to Alpha when he gets back? * Why "Alpha" and "Beta" as names? * #TheHilltop youth + Earl & Tammy Rose Sutton: how many of you thought "IT'S GOING DOWN!"? * #RIPCarlGrimes: Where were you when he died? ...Ashley was having her 3rd child. #CarlGrimes #KidneyStones #HomeBirth * #SneakPeek time: (we and) Judith not knowing what Daryl & Michonne had to do to keep #AlexandriaSafeZone ...safe * ...and those reasons will be revealed next episode (AND IT'S DARK) * ...the difference between #AllOutWar and Season 9 * "Up next on SQUAWKING #FROZEN" #PeppaPig #DudePerfect #Frozen2 #Fortnite #StarWars * ... #podcasting 101: how to end a show #TWD #WalkingDead #podcast #FearTWD #FTWD #FearTheWalkingDead #LiveStream #LiveStreaming #Live #stream #streaming
1:10:16
March 13, 2019
[Episode 45] Season 9, Episode 12 of The Walking Dead, "Guardians"
YOU THOUGHT WE WERE JOKING LAST WEEK when we said we were adding more hosts?! How about SQUAWKING Dave & Carol, 2018 #TalkingDead Ultimate #Fan #AshleyWeidman, AND Rachael Burt (AKA @cosmomom09 on #Instagram / @cosmomommy09 on #Twitter)! Ashley Weidman: @Ashley_Weidman on Twitter / @arweidman8 on Instagram * Introductions and welcoming Rachael! * Comparing #SimonTWD, challenging #Negan, with #TheWhisperers couple challenging #TWDAlpha * Why did Alpha keep #TWDHenry alive for so long? * ...and would #TWDLydia have killed Henry? Would Alpha have killed her daughter? * Was Alpha aware that Lydia was lying about #TheHilltop's situation? * Why does Lydia ultimately escape with Henry when #DarylDixon & #TWDConnie bail them out? * The scarcity of firearms. #JudithGrimes #SawedOffShotgun * Why does Lydia not inform Alpha on Hilltop? #TWDHilltop * Henry taking on the bulk of #CarlGrimes & #RickGrimes rolls * So how do readers of the #Comicbook sound like? * Why does Alpha break so many of her own rules? ...and why does #TWDBeta follow suit? #Dwight #DwightSchrute * Probably no Beta backstory, just like Daryl won't find love * ...what does Daryl think of #CarolPeletier & #KingEzekiel * Is #RJGrimes even REAL?! #RickGrimesJr #RickJRGrimes #Magna * Do people change? #Negan? #Michonne? What made her change? * #TWDJesus should be in at least one more flashback * Where is #MaggieRhee and when will we see her again? * ...Will we hear her or Rick over #FatherGabriel / #EugenePorter's C.B./Ham Radio at the end of the season? * #GlennRhee's death, #StevenYeun's episode with #RIDEwithNormanReedus, and Glenn's descent * Missing #MorganJones and the possible future of #FearTWD. #DwightTWD & Sherry? #FearTheWalkingDead #FTWD * Heath and what letter he would be at #TheCommonwealth. #Jadis * #AaronTWD's status and projecting his future. #RossMarquand * #RositaEspinosa's Love Square, getting some while the gettin's good, and don't get too comfortable! * ...and speaking of deaths, replacing Gabriel's death for Eugene * Michonne's not-so-random change in hairstyle... a link to past events * Negan's believability: what does he want more? * ...and where in the world is #Lucille? * Negan is a full-length mirror reflection for Michonne's recent change in policies * Michonne's change in heart terrifies Aaron, "...but maybe that would've happened anyway." * ...and what does it mean that Negan is reading the same book Michonne used as research for the charter? * How "Guardians" repeats as a theme throughout the episode: leaders, parents, and #Walkers * It's time to talk about how SQUAWKING Dave is right (about #TheHighwaymen) * ...and how Carol's brash retribution against #TheSaviors remainders paved that road * ...and does that have anything to do with #TheOceanside? ...and Maggie's disappearance? #TWDOceanside * ...but who was the "dark pact" with, anyway? * Will Zeke abandon #TheKingdom and migrate to #AlexandriaSafeZone? * ...meanwhile, The Fair, flashbacks, and Highwaymen may fill out the remaining episodes * Beta vs Daryl... don't be too certain of the outcome * Alpha doesn't punish Lydia for crying: exaggerating Alpha for better TV * ...the exact opposite way they improved Negan * Leaving room for humor #DaleFace
1:27:33
March 6, 2019
[Episode 44] Season 9, Episode 11 of The Walking Dead, "Bounty"
FOUR HOSTS covering this week's episode: SQUAWKING Carol & Dave, Last Year's #TalkingDead Ultimate #Fan #AshleyWeidman, and Beazt Mode NY DeadCast's Chris! AND, we'll be reading out 5 of the 8 Article's from #Michonne's "Multi-Community Charter of Rights and Freedoms" that you won't find anywhere else #EXCLUSIVE! BMNY's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1v2DZYpLBobgdcdcatPPoQ * Talk about ultimate fan: #TalkingDead is about to announce this year's winner * Hosts introducing themselves * How Lo-Fi our #podcasts were and foibles, starting out (namely, Episode 10) * #TWDConnie was bit? Some speculate... * Unlike TWD, #ZNation is so ridiculous, it goes #Zombie baby in their #pilot * Babies born post #apocalypse: immune? ish? #JudithGrimes * Rehash: in the #TWDAlpha backstory, that guy she choked out took a LONG time to turn. #TroyOtto #FearTWD #FTWD * Takes on #FearTheWalkingDead the value of bone density. * Gore, Gratuity, and #GameOfThrones. #GoT #Manscaping * Connie's #POV was #thriller #cinema and subtly folding in #DisabledPeople & #Diversity * A moment to comment on the clever divergence from the #comic * ...speaking of: #TWDBeta... #TWDHenry #NormanReedus #MattLintz #ShortPeopleProblems #TallPeopleProblems #keto * How the #TV #Series shakes up your expectations of who will die, this #Season * #NotForNothing, people need to start dying... #AllOutWar * ...tracking characters in #television shows and the welcome changes this season * Audience reactions, Savagery, and #TheKingdom's fair * The underlying mystery dark pact between #Michonne & #DarylDixon starts to take shape. #TheRiders #TWDOceanside #TheOceanside * ...and Sherry possibly returned to #TheSanctuary during the time jump? #AngusSampson, #CarolPeletier, and the symbol * Subverting Expectations: #CarlGrimes was a shock, but interesting/necessary. #ChandlerRiggs * ...The death of #GlennRhee vs #AbrahamFord: when to stick to the comic (and when not to) * ...and then came/went #TWDJesus #PaulRovia #RIPJesus * #CobraStrike: was it necessary? #TWDJerry #KingEzekiel * Non-title cast-members appearing more and with with dialogue: #TWDDianne #TWDMarco #TWDKal, but where's #TWDEduardo / #PeterZ? * ...and where's #TWDHeath?! #CoreyHawkins * Revealing Michonne's "Multi-Community Charter of Rights and Freedoms" Articles 1-4 & 8: https://squawkingdead.blogspot.com/2019/03/exclusives-multi-community-charter-of.html * ...Shipping Daryl & Connie = #CORYL!!! * ...Sounds like Michonne abandons the charter after the dark event with Daryl * Making the comics fans cry and Daryl (never having been in the comic) will never go away (you win some, you lose some) * Carl's letter by way of #EnidTWD's plea to Henry and her bigger role in the series * #TheWhisperers would've left everyone alone if not for Henry. #TWDWhisperers * ...and SQUAWKING Carol reiterates the horror of The Whisperers with respect to babies and #TWDLydia's possible traumas * ...and speaking of babies: #RositaEspinosa. " #Siddiq, you are the father!" and #TaraChambler & #EugenePorter are still around? * Letters from #TWDGeorgie & #MaggieRhee, the future of the franchise, and wonky continuity * #RIP #OverkillsTheWalkingDead: #PolishedTurd * #StevenOgg ( #SimonTWD ) is in Season 2 of #TheTick on #AmazonPrime. #Westworld #BroadCity * Sneak peek into Henry's almost-headless moment may lead to Beta & Daryl's showdown
1:38:13
February 25, 2019
[Episode 43] Season 9, Episode 10 of The Walking Dead, "Omega"
Dave turned 40 during last week's #livestream and didn't even know it #HappyBirthday #HappyBirthdayToMe! We've updated our #website so it's easy to know where to #listen, #watch, and find us on #SocialMedia! Featuring Guest-Host: SquawkingCarol * Remember to #like, #subscribe, and enable #notifications! ...and rate the podcast on #iTunes & #Stitcher! * A #TWD first: a true #flashback: Because they are going through themes of #DomesticAbuse. #Negan #BackStory #TheGovernor * ...The #YinYang that is #TWDHenry & #TWDLydia (and #CarolPeletier & #TWDAlpha in the center) #YinAndYang * SquawkingCarol's predictions: The way Alpha meets her demise will be much different * Male #writers that write female parts that feel too masculine * #MaggieRhee may not come back to #TWD * Ou Est Vous Monsieur #RickGrimes? #TheCommonwealth? * The way The Walking Dead trojan horses the mental and physical abuse Alpha commits over time * Seemed like it took an awful long time for that dead guy to turn #walker * The way in which #TheHilltop baby #triggers Lydia. #rape #rapeculture * Losing Carol (mentally or physically) and tallying her losses. Ending Alpha * #DarylDixon taking Henry's advice is key to figuring out Lydia * ...and possibly partnering up with Negan, as a leader? * more reasons why the Negan/Alpha relationship won't jive on the #TV #Series. #TVSeries * Showing off SquawkingDave's birthday poster #TheWalkingDave (see episode thumbnail or social media) * Henry's naivete is, instead, what we've been saying about him all along: Hope. * Nice to see that #TaraChambler's still got that #FunnyBone * The show continues to emphasize #TWDLuke as the heart of the group and concern over #TWDConnie * The difference in leadership styles between #Michonne and Tara... and who really is the leader at Hilltop? * Misremembering who drove the garbage truck into #TheSanctuary: #Darsita #Taryl * #SneakPeek: #TheKingdom has its own journey in the next episode. #TWDJerry #KingEzekiel #TWDDianne * Will Tara assume leadership? How leadership works best, anywhere. #AlexandriaSafeZone #TWDJesus #PaulRovia * Next episode might show what happens between Negan & #JudithGrimes * go ahead and give Rachel B. (@cosmomom09 on #Instagram) a bump in the #TalkingDead/The Walking Dead #SuperFan contest: https://www.amc.com/shows/talking-dead/exclusives/ultimate-fan-search * We're taking submissions to become a Guest-Host on SQUAWKING DEAD! Send in a short 5~10min clip of you talking about something TWD related.
1:09:58
February 22, 2019
[Episode 42] Season 9, Episode 9 of The Walking Dead, "Adaptation"
YES! We're back, covering the #MidSeasonPremiere of Season 9! * Our #InstragramLive #stream is new and improved and we can now stream semi-continuously! #Instagram * #GregNicotero continues and further enhances the visual direction #MichaelSatrazemis left us off with in the episode prior. #MichaelCudlitz * What #WeAreSquawkingDead is all about: widening the hosts #AshleyWeidman #BMNYFamily #BeaztModeNY #BMNY_DeadCast * The significance of Tomatoes in the series (and obscure other references) and why does #Negan take a shovel of all things? * Negan watching #JudithGrimes grow makes her a more potent character than #CarlGrimes to ground new Negan * "Four Walls and a..." and #TWDLydia showing her cards when she says "Walls won't protect you" #TheVultures #MadisonClark #TheWhisperers #TWDWhisperers * Negan's promise to Judith promises intense internal struggle * When fans care more about ferral animals than beloved character deaths... #JeffreyDeanMorgan * Did Judith expect Negan to return to #AlexandriaSafeZone? * "Two-Man Band, Symphony of Awesome", #AMC and #Skybound TWD #Twitter account outreach, and Nicotero's #walker creativity * #Thorgon9's IG Live with Legaczy, doing #ASL, and #Cosmomom9 doing her own #SignLanguage * The dark line #Michonne & #DarylDixon cross, where's #TWDOceanside, and will this still involve #AngusSampson and The Riders? #TheOceanside #TheSaviors #TWDSaviors * ...the dark line and #TWDLuke's concept of what made humanity/community will be key in The Whisperers arc * #AaronTWD, showing us more wisdom, but pulling back on joining communities (agreeing with Michonne after #TWDJesus' death) * #EugenePorter's KFC reference to #Walkers... Who understands what he's saying 50% of the time? * Negan's baby steps, being reinserted into the apocalypse after 6 years * ...the poetic-license in watching Negan wretch in the clearing where he killed #GlennRhee & #AbrahamFord * The Saviors never stood a chance in #RickGrimes' new world order BECAUSE of #TheSanctuary / Negan's shoddy foundation * ...and that's never been more evident when we see switch scenes from depressed Negan to #PaulJesusRovia's funeral #RIPJesus * Negan's struggle between his old life and his promise to Judith will reach its apex when he finds #Lucille. #TWDAlpha #PerfectStrangers * ..."Express Yourself Menswear: Become The Man You Were Meant to Be!" * The increasing changes in aggression in the animal kingdom as our time in #TheApocalypse progresses * Lydia, "We were always going to kill you!" and how she must've trojan horsed many communities * The love-square between #EugenePorter, #RositaEspinosa, #Siddiq, and #FatherGabriel and female #sexualempowerment (and screwing with #comicbook fans). #SpencerMonroe #slutshaming * The possibility of #CarolPeletier as a heads-on-a-pike candidate... #KingEzekiel #TWDHenry #TorturePorn #MorganJones * Negan's backup contingency at The Sanctuary this entire time: for those who are still #TeamNegan, further insight into his character * The last Savior, "Big Richie", and Rick & Carl parallels * Daryl finding his place, too: the formula of #TheHilltop leadership style continues with he and #TaraChambler. #MaggieRhee #MaggieGreene #GregoryTWD * ...Tara deserves a lot more credit for running Hilltop than #AngelaKang portrayed in her character * Judith seemed to have known that Negan would return... how #clairvoyant * Henry Hate and how his #naiveté is purposeful: Henry is to our group as Lydia is to The Whisperers. #YinYang #YinAndYang #naivete
1:22:11
February 15, 2019
[Episode 41] #TWDSeason9 #News Before #MidseasonPremiere
Just a little News and chit-chat before the #Midseason Premiere Opening Music: GentleBruce (SoundCloud: @user-425767516) * ‘The Walking Dead’ & ‘#StrangerThings’ Named Most In-Demand Series In the World https://deadline.com/2019/01/the-walking-dead-stranger-things-in-demand-tv-show-parrot-analytics-1202539848/ * The Walking Dead fans raise money for #charity to honor #DanaiGurira https://undeadwalking.com/2019/02/01/walking-dead-fans-raise-money-charity-honor-danai-gurira/ * #ZombieApocalypse is a #bipartisan issue — on TVs across the U.S., at least https://www.salon.com/2019/02/06/zombie-apocalypse-is-a-bipartisan-issue-on-tvs-across-the-u-s-at-least/ * #NormanReedus, #GregNicotero to appear on #TalkingDead midseason premiere https://undeadwalking.com/2019/02/02/norman-reedus-greg-nicotero-appear-talking-dead-premiere/ * The Walking Dead renewed for #TWDSeason10 at AMC https://netflixlife.com/2019/02/05/the-walking-dead-renewed-for-season-10-amc/ * The Voice Cast for #RobertKirkman's Invincible Is Unbelievable https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-voice-cast-for-robert-kirkmans-invincible-is-unbeli-1832238388 * #SAGAwards remember #ScottWilson of #AMC’s The Walking Dead https://undeadwalking.com/2019/01/28/sag-awards-walking-dead-scott-wilson/ * #OverkillsTheWalkingDead developer says they 'knew it was going to tank' https://www.pcgamer.com/one-overkills-the-walking-dead-developer-says-they-knew-it-was-going-to-tank/ * 'The Walking Dead' star #LaurenCohan reveals early talks for a #MaggieRhee spinoff https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/the-walking-dead-star-lauren-cohan-reveals-early-talks-for-a-maggie-spinoff * Judge Won't Kill #Lawsuit Claiming AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' Ripped Off Comic Book https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-wont-kill-lawsuit-claiming-fear-walking-dead-ripped-comic-book-1181866 * Looks Like Walking Dead’s #TomPayne Wants In On #TheSuicideSquad https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2466249/looks-like-walking-deads-tom-payne-wants-in-on-the-suicide-squad * The Walking Dead Season 9 spoilers: #JudithGrimes' future REVEALED? https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1082985/The-Walking-Dead-season-9-spoilers-Judith-Grimes-future-revealed-yumiko-HBO * Michelle asks when #TheWhisperers arc is going to be resolved * ...and the difference in storytelling between TWD and FearTWD * WTF_Nyssa: Will #TWDAlpha keep her head on longer? * ...the better question: will #TWDBeta stay alive, longer, than in the #comic? * The romantic involvement of #Negan & Alpha * ...#Comicbook Negan vs #TV Negan * Will #DarylDixon go undercover with The Whisperers? ...or intimacy with Alpha? * ...probably not, but Daryl is a wildcard beause of #RickGrimes & #CarlGrimes being gone and #LoveTriangles * Your opinion of our predication that #TWDHenry's head might be on a pike? Would you be sad to see him go? * ...what about #TWDJerry? #Ekekiel * Is there a world where having either Daryl or #CarolPeletier dying makes sense? * ...maybe Carol taking #KingEzekiel's place on the pike?
1:01:27
February 6, 2019
[Episode 40] #TWDseason9 #MidseasonBreak & #FearTWDseason5 #News
Just like #TWD, we've taken a bit of a break (of two weeks) but we're back with a TON of news and an update to "8 Weeks, 8 #Giveaways" * #BREAKING: #DwightTWD / #AustinAmelio is heading over to #FearTheWalkingDead * ...SquawkingDave is excited for the range of possibilities, SquawkingCarol does NOT like being manipulated! * Similarities between #DarylDixon & Dwight means role switching/combining and scary/interesting possibilities * Panel to Screen: The way #AMC TV adapts the #comicbook and diverges #GlennRhee #SpencerMonroe #StevenYeun #AustinNichols #DeniseCloyd #AbrahamFord #Alpha #Beta #FatherGabriel #EugenePorter #RositaEspinosa #SeasonFinale * Who is DEFINITELY safe from #TheWhisperers? #MelissaMcBride / #CarolPeletier, #NormanReedus, and #DanaiGurira / #Michonne * #MorganJones & #RickGrimes reuniting? #LennieJames #AndrewLincoln * More #Comics divergence: Morgan & Carol living way beyond their literal counterparts and taking on other roles * ...and the negative side: #TomePayne / #TWDJesus #PaulRovia #PaulMonroe #PaulJesusRovia #PaulJesusMonroe * ...and how about #SimonTWD taking over for #Negan in #TheHilltop raid? * How will Season 9 end? Heads on a Pike, tragically(/ideally?) * ...SquawkingCarol's heads-on-a-pike challenge: every character she correctly guesses, she (AND YOU) will #win better #prizes (starting from the 5th correct guess), TBD! * Uh Oh, SquawkingCarol does NOT want to talk #FearTWD news... #DanielSalazar / #RubenBlades & #TroyOtto / #DanielSharman * Our fantasy fake-out where #KimDickens takes over for #SamanthaMorton as Alpha #MadisonClark #BringBackMadison * Dwight reveal should occur in the first half of #FTWD Season 5 * The #Skybound #TWD #Twitter account has really upped its game!
1:03:31
January 3, 2019
[Episode 39] 8 Weeks, 8 #Giveaways /w Guest-Host #AshleyWeidman
We've got Ashley Weidman guest-hosting, tonight, and WE (sorta) FIGURED OUT THE #GIVEAWAY SITUATION: head over to SQUAWKINGDEAD.com for multiple chances to win! [ #TWDseason9 #MidSeason Break Giveaway ] Week One: #ittybittys! Music by GentleBruce (SoundCloud: @user-425767516) * ...AND SURPRISE, SURPRISE! SQUAWKING CAROL joins us! * Ashley started watching The Walking Dead around #TWDseason4, #BingeWatching the rest, like Carol * #porchdick was not #AbrahamFord: #ChrisHardwick of #TalkingDead * Talking about #WSCAtlanta2018 #WalkerStalker #WSC #WalkerStalkerATL * ...and did you know she was an attendee for #TaraChambler / #AlannaMasterson and #GreenRoom attendant? * ...presenter of #EmergenC for #NormanReedus / #DarylDixon. * ...#JeffreyDeanMorgan, #KharyPayton, and Norman give everything to fans * Our spouses think we're crazy. Struggling to find fellow Soundingboards and #SafeSpaces * We were all on the same page about #RickGrimes not being killed off #ZombieMommy * Being a Super Fan doesn't really have (m)any perks #whomp * Local radio/news stations boosted Ashley into finally winning (and more) * ...and even answering TWD questions in a segment on a morning radio show * #FearTWDSeason4 thoughts and what we wished would've happened * Winning the Super Fan contest has connected Ashley with other fans * Ashley thinks #MorganJones will return to #AlexandriaSafeZone /w a #DwightTWD crossover into #FTWD #Dwight * #TWDSeason8 and #ScottGimple #haters * ...and why you need to give him credit, too, when thanking #AngelaKang for Season 9 * Team #Negan vs Team Rick, #HeartPalpitations, and the impetus for SQUAWKING DEAD * ...Ashley's observations, comparing the #GlennRhee & Abraham post-death dream sequence to where we are, now * ...DAVE'S BIG MIA CULPA about thinking #CarlGrimes dies in the #comics * ... #AMC deciding to turn #AndrewLincoln's exit into #marketing * What WAS #SimonTWD's job, pre-apocalypse? #BroadCity #StevenOgg * 6-Year time jump theories: #TheOceanside deaths and #MaggieRhee * #Snowpocalypse spite * #Convention buddies and Kids * The Internet is Dark and (not-so) Full of (whiny) Terrors * #TWDfamily on #Instagram is strong * #cosplay kids, shielding kids, and living vicariously through kids * REMINDER: our WEEK ONE #giveaway is almost over, but we've got 7 more to go, so Follow, Like, and Subscribe to stay ahead of the curve!
1:20:39
December 18, 2018
[Episode 38] AMA, Giveaway, What else do I have to say?
We're in #TWDseason9 mid-season break mode, which is as good a time as any for a giveaway! It's also as good a time as any to remind you all that WE WANT YOU to be a guest-host on SQUAWKING DEAD! Also, answering any questions you may have Intro Music by GentleBruce (SoundCloud: @user-425767516) * Oh the boredom and anxiety over mid-season break... and opportunity * We'll be announcing A FEW #prizes for our #giveaway, NEXT WEEK * #EYE_in_the_Dark2 with the THREE-PEAT, virtual guest-hosting! * #Funkopop, Itty-bittys... perhaps another statue for the grand prize? * ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GUEST-HOSTING? info@squawkingdead.com or message us directly on SQUAWKINGDEAD.com * ...Manipulating Superfan-Rob into Guest-Hosting * Going over the ways #TWDJesus / #TomPayne was underutilized * ...It's not as simple-as-a-Gimple to lay blame for it, though * How are you holding up, in the meantime? * ...watching old episodes and realizing how incorrectly we remember them * slaughtering #SamanthaMorton's name (so, not #GenevieveMorton) #Alpha * #TheWhisperers bring back what terrified us about #TheGovernor ... #TeamNegan #Negan * Where is #TheOceanside? Did #Michonne do something? #CarolPeletier * ... #AngusSampson: Binge yourself ALL of #ShutEye on #Hulu, while on break * Who are you and where are you from? LEAVE A COMMENT! We'd love to speak with you (don't be shy) * Opinions on #FearTheWalkingDead? Let us know! #FearTWD #FTWD * What makes a decent (SQUAWKING DEAD) podcast host (spoiler: not much!) * The possibility of Henry being killed off... * The phenomenon that is #DarylDixon ... #RobertKirkman and #RickGrimes hand * The casts (mostly) music talents #FinalChild #ChandlerRiggs #EmilyKinney #JordanWoodsRobinson #KatelynNacon #XanderBerkely #KharyPayton * Let us know what YOU would like us to giveaway! ...or why YOU think you should guest-host
51:06
December 5, 2018
[Episode 37] Season 9, Episode 8 of The Walking Dead, "Evolution"
WE ARE SQUAWKING DEAD and we are covering Season 9's #midseasonfinale! With #TWDJesus gone, #TheWhisperers officially revealing themselves, and not much light shed on the intercommunity drama, we've got a WHOLE lot to cover! * Shout out to #Eye_in_the_dark2 for virtual co-hosting & #RIPJesus * ...and #TomPayne's ad spot for #KrakenRum: "A Tale Well Told" https://youtu.be/LBI5Vowhwis #ReleaseTheKraken * #Michonne / #DanaiGurira, "Previously on The Walking Dead" * SQUAWKING DEAD has some updated computer equipment! * #MichaelSatrazemis was a GOOD choice for this episode #FearTWD #FTWD #AliciaClark #AliciaDebnamCarey #NaomiLauraJune #JohnDorie * ...he is so nice that he accidentally outed #AndrewLincoln's show departure * Blurry #Walkers and focus on #TheWhisperers * Deliberate teaser for the back 8 of Season 9 quells our frustration with current mysteries #RyanHurst #Beta * Therapist #FatherGabriel and patient #Negan is appropriate: #TWDseason8 * ...Gabe: frequent unlocker of gates. No more #CThomasHowell? * ...Gabe losing his cool with Negan, over #RositaEspinosa, speaks to his feelings * "The riders are coming": #SneakPeeks may explain intercommunity strife #AngusSampson #ShutEye #HandmaidsTale #ThePath #Hulu #JeffreyDonovan * ...or he's a #Hipster Whisperer(?) * #TheHilltop disarming friends: Michonne, #Siddiq, and the rest? #TWDTara & #CarolPeletier awkwardness * ...would you preserve your own community if it means another's falls? * #DarylDixon is best defined by the people around him (and the way you perceive him) * ...and is closer to Dave's theory about him being gay #TWDAaron * Funny coincidence how Daryl, Aaron, and #TWDJesus end up in the same rescue mission * ...and we know why the herd is growing, but it's interesting to see them so perplexed * Honing in on touching, precious, and even humorous moments that keep us watching * ...and immediately cleverly filming Henry's loneliness * Reflecting on #TheVultures from #FearTheWalkingDead while observing The Whisperers * Henry's on his own path: Daryl might be courting Lydia (which is OMINOUS) * ...if Daryl does survive The Whisperers, he and Magna or Yumiko should consider courtship * Kids are rebellious, but so is Siddiq * What's become of #TheOceanside? Flashbacks? * Negan wears new boots to his old stomping grounds * Arguably a better intro to The Whisperers than the #Comicbook * Opportunity for Negan to save Daryl in a fight with Beta, at #TheSanctuary * #EugenePorter's Qaddafi moment and Dog becoming a liability * A slight detour into the origin of #Terminus * Hilltop kids, blowing off steam (notice the "drum set"?) and Henry's puzzling reaction to pit #walker (thoughts?) * Unsettling reaction from Daryl's failed attempt at redirecting The Walkers * The mist of change reaches Alexandria, as well * Earl sympathizes all too well with Henry, speaking from the other side of the bars * Tara and Earl, Jesus isn't coming back. Who leads? and Daryl coming into his own #Sephiroth #KharyPayton * Bittersweet: #PaulRovia's incredible, but final, action sequences. Going out the way he came in: propelling the story * ...and Michonne's possible I-Told-You-So moment, as a result * Tom Payne did NOT want to leave the show! * Various, terrifying sneak peaks involving The Whisperers "You're more like us than them" * #SamanthaMorton's range and ability to embody #Alpha * Jesus' Eulogy and excitement over Angus Sampson joining the show * Michonne & #JudithGrimes over #CarlGrimes resting spot. Allowing #TheKingdom to fall. The Ryan Giant. Negan at The Sanctuary * It's been SEVERAL episodes since we've seen Marco #GustavoGomez. TWD improving on handling numerous characters around * THANK YOU Eye in the Dark2 and #MsMaisel for participating #WeAreSQUAWKINGDEAD * ...REMINDER: We're looking for more guest hosts! DM US to be a part of the show!
1:48:32
November 29, 2018
[Episode 36] Season 9, Episodes 6 & 7 of The Walking Dead, "Who Are You Now?" & "Stradivarius"
With both #AndrewLincoln & co-host Carol gone + time jump (on #TheWalkingDead + lapse in SQUAWKING DEAD episodes), what lies on the horizon? * Magna's group: small version of other communities but also a foil * #Negan was partially right about #Michonne (#CarolPeletier & #DarylDixon) #PTSD #WoundedWarriors * Although times seem dark, #SashaWilliams words to #RickGrimes ring true * Michonne reverts to her security guard job in #AlexandriaSafeZone * Carol falls into her roll as "Queen" of #TheKingdom * Tiny beacons: The cowboy figurine, The tree #walker, and flower pushing through the cracks * Daryl isn't built to live behind walls * Carol initiates changes at #TheHilltop * Michonne justifies herself to Rick & #CarlGrimes (herself) * Luke/Bernie: the heart of the group * ...the importance of beauty/art in #MaslowsHierarchyOfNeeds * What tore apart the communities? Prosecution of #TheOceanside? * ...are Michonne & Daryl the only two that are branded? Shout out to #Eye_in_the_dark2 * Henry is the (Pure of) Heart (knight) of The Kingdom (sorry #TWDJerry!) * Carol intentionally took Henry through Savior Marauder territory * Alexandria's hearts: #JudithGrimes, #Siddiq, and #FatherGabriel * ...Siddiq: living embodiment of taking in strangers * Carol incinerating Savior Marauders is confusing * Gabriel challenges Michonne's reactionary stance * Hilltop's bicameral heart: #TWDJesus & #TWDTara * ...Hilltop does best with absentee leadership * #TheWhisperers reveal may overshadow looming mysteries * #KingEzekiel & Carol are somewhat helicopter parents * ...Daryl is a better choice than Carol to strengthen Henry (and she knows it) * Luke is respected as the group's mouthpiece * Though trained, Alexandrians heavily protect Judith * The Whisperers return to Magna's ruined camp /w Walker Bernie * Daryl's "Previously on The Walking Dead" intro and featured in marketing * Hosting a podcast solo and the importance of audience participation! * Daryl's broken right wing and unspoken imagery * Day-drinking Fail and the Friday after American Thanksgiving * #DanFogler on #TalkingDead #420 * Where are you from? Tell us! Twitter: @Squawking_Dead; m.me/squawkingdead ; Instagram: @squawkingdead * ...talking about me (why?) and complaining about XSplit * Check out Eye_in_the_Dark2's latest YouTube video, as well: https://youtu.be/ss5hDu4mxbE * Putting up with crap Dave wouldn't have in the old radio days (Lull's, room noise, technical issues) * ...and other podcasts, today * Dave's wife, "WTF are you guys talking about?" * Communities in different states of isolation * ...Alexandria: isolated from all, no strangers, as a matter of policy * ...The Kingdom: communicates with Hilltop, but needs to open trade * ...The Hilltop is doing too well, but also doesn't talk to Alexandria * Magna's group challenges Alexandria's embargo, Henry further opens lines of communication (The Kingdom & The Hilltop) * Cocaine in the Apocalypse; Judith/Michonne's Cowboy Rick totem * Gabriel & #RositaEspinosa; Dave still thinks Daryl should be gay * MWFA: Make Walkers Frightening Again; Bringing in #MichaelSatrazemis direct the introduction of The Whisperers is a PRO MOVE * ...#MichaelCudlitz #Blairwitch intro to last episode was insane * Michonne's confusing decision to send Magna's group to Hilltop * ...just like #MaggieRhee was avoiding Negan, Michonne avoided Maggie * #CThomasHowell is a part of Hilltop! WHAT?! * Yumiko's tactician skills * Siddiq addresses Michonne's broken promises * The fair = The Owl Festival? #TWDseason8 * Daryl asking Carol's permission to look for #EugenePorter * Luke & Eugene: Mirror images * Other trusted Saviors besides Alden: DJ & Laura; #TheSanctuary has fallen * Magna's group, Marco, and new characters at Hilltop * How #AngelTheory got cast as Kelly * Savior Marauders having gear from Oceanside, adding to Carol's visceral reaction * SQUAWKING DEAD WANTS YOU: We're looking for a 3rd host! CONTACT US
1:24:08
November 22, 2018
[Episode 35] Season 9, Episode 5 of The Walking Dead, "What Comes After"
#RickGrimesLastEpisode #RicksLastEpisode #RickGrimesLastEpisodes #RicksLastEpisodes #ThankYouAndy #ThankYouAndrewLincoln #TWDFamily (Hashtag prose) #MoreThankJustATVShow * #RickGrimes / #AndrewLincoln's not the only one we lost * The best show on television, right now: no better time to start watching again (if you stopped) * Rick's gangsta rebar removal service * #ShaneWalsh's ever-presence * "What's your wound" #MorganJones #LoriGrimes #BethGreene #AbrahamFord #MichaelCudlitz * #MaggieRhee / #LaurenCohan's exit * ...there's the helicopter! * "Wake up, a$$hole" * Dave's dream for Carol #FuckYouPayMe #GOODFELLAS * Taking risks that pay off: good twists and surprises #AngleaKang * #Jadis / Anne with #Heath & #Tara's R.V. and #TheCommonwealth(?) * That fu#*ing horse... and "Cardille" * Shane: why didn't they do this sooner?! * Dave, "You gotta protect that sleep, yo" * In praise of Carol. Cursing higher education for all. It's ok to not know what you're doing. * ...and NOW our parents are supportive of our dreams (at 40) * ...Australia and watching Carol interviewing #TomPayne was like watching #ABeautifulMind * ...but she was so good she missed #NormanReedus honking and whizzing by on a Golf Cart at #WSCAtlanta2018 * Carol meeting Norman & #JonBernthal in person at #WSCAtlanta. Shane, almost sweeps her off her feet #HowYouDoinMa... #JeffreyDeanMorgan * #BrandonDavis' in with TWD and the show's gratitude towards #TWDFamily * Carol is a #NeganApologist: #Negan's deathwish #Lucille * ...he seems much better off in the #sneakpeek: replacing #CarlGrimes with #JudithGrimes #RIPCarl * Henry takes #RIPCarlGrimes' place, courting Lydia of #TheWhisperers #ILosePeopleILoseMyself * #DarylDixon, #EugenePorter, #AaronTWD, #RositaEspinosa, and #TWDJesus' Love Pentagon * #FatherGabriel man's the CB (maybe with Eugene) to also find Anne? Vehicle to reach The Commonwealth #LordOfTheFlies * Carol, " #SashaWilliams was weak," missed #GlennRhee opportunity (but #StevenYeun's not just Glenn) * ...Dave's counterpoint: Sasha's own sacrifice/memory propels Rick forward, so others can remember and be stronger for it * Emotions at The Bridge: Daryl on his own * Betting pool: Carol - Daryl's gonna be with Rosita: Dave - 1st choice, Daryl & Aaron, with 2nd choice being Daryl fathering Rosita's child (probably still ambiguously gay) * ...but will Rosita even last? we were wrong during the Ramp-Up * Season 1 vibes/tunes #EverybodyWangChungTonight * As predicted WELL before Season 9: Rick is saved by the helicopter * New People? I like new people. Carol's #LordOfTheRings getup. AS PREDICTED FROM THE BEGINNING: This show is about Judith * #GetToTheChoppa: Converting the haters * Ready Or Not, here comes a time jump (and a brave new world for The Walking Dead)
1:48:19
November 7, 2018
[Episode 34] Season 9, Episode 4 of The Walking Dead, "The Obliged"
APOLOGIES FOR THE WAIT! After coming home from #WalkerStalker, we needed a physical and emotional break to be ready to tackle #RickGrimes' last episodes! Episode 35, to be recorded a day after this one! * Our experience at Walker Stalker * Competing philosophies: should #MaggieRhee kill #Negan, shouldn't she? #RickGrimes idealism * #Michonne's PTSD, Negan's bat, and a fresh #walker is bound and hanging, unexplained * Do two wrongs - Rick's, then Maggie's - make a right? * ...how Maggie & Michonne go different ways after the first episode * #EugenePorter and second chances * Cordelia & Tybalt herds and their (possible) meaning * ...like the crows (and the Grackle & Alligator in #FearTWD), they mean something * Emotional scene between #CarolPeletier & Rick / #MelissaMcBride & #AndrewLincoln * ...Carol knows what it's like to be Rick/Maggie & #TheSaviors (seasons ago, in the prison) * Sexy voice #CallanMcAuliffe has a contract, so we will be seeing #Alden (HAVE NO FEAR) * ...try as she might, Carol couldn't prevent bloodshed between The Saviors & #TheOceanside * Dave called it: #DarylDixon takes Rick on a wild goose-chase * ...Daryl & Rick fight, when they fought last season #civilwar, and that damn helicopter * Rick's not your average do-gooder: Rick and Daryl don't pull (verbal) punches * feasibility of an ideal community in the apocalypse; the mental state of the populace during war vs at peace * Negan's mental state, but weaponizing (his own) truth to affect Michonne * #Jadis has jealousy/anger issues with #FatherGabriel. Ex-Girlfriends and Choosing the easy way out * Rick gets impaled -- THE END! * ...reminders of #GlennRhee's last goodbye
58:43
November 5, 2018
[Episode 33] Season 9, Episode 3 of The Walking Dead, "Warning Signs"
REVEALING OUR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT at the top of our show! The whole reason why we're attending #WalkerStalkerATL! We also rolled out our #WalkerStalker #Giveaway: #McFarlaneToys Collectors Club Exclusive #Negan Resin Statue! ENTER HERE: https://gleam.io/fb/765Wg * Our upcoming interview with #TomPayne & current #giveaway * Our anniversary and how we started, where we are, now #TWDFamily * The waning, but appreciated #RickGrimes show intros #AndrewLincoln * #MASH and #Jadis (Anne's) people trade #TheCommonwealth #FatherGabriel * No Rick, #CarlGrimes, or #MaggieRhee and lack of #Comicbook material to reference = unsettling excitement #StarTrek #RonaldDMoore #TheWhisperers * When #walkers lose interest * "Warning Signs" #TheOceanside #WhoDoneIt * Rick's morning routine; breaking up the tension #JohnDorie #NaomiLauraJune. The symbolic tomato * More Sheriff Rick #LawandOrder #TwilightZone #DwightTWD?! (no) * Rick's chat with #DarylDixon #MerleDixon #Righteousness #Apathy #Pendulum #TheSaviors * Makes think of how #AllOutWar started #Gregory #GlennRhee #Negan #TeamNegan #SimonTWD * Not interested in relationshipping in the apocalypse #Michonne #Richonne * How suddenly LA fell apart in FTWD * #KenrickGreen letting them know they found #SaviorJustin's body (seeing all the characters) #BrianaVenskus * #TWDJerry "are we doing a Gregory or a Negan" and Kal being compared to Glenn * #CarolPeletier is on the fence, while Maggie & Daryl are over it * Michonne's smudge (I dunno) and how her Charter is taking too long. How the excerpt from #WizardofOz sums up Rick * Maggie goes along with Rick because of #BabyHershel and Daryl's Frustration * Stinky Rick * #Alden's proposition * Rick ruling out Jadis and her secrets, Gabe investigates. * ...maybe The Commonwealth has divisions, too? * How Maggie screwed the pooch * Maggie & #Cyndie's wild ride and Cyndie's questionable tainted wound * MASH tent on finding #Arat #Goteem * Rick confides: he's just like Carol * ...what Jed says to Rick while holding Carol hostage could've been emphasized more #OneDayAtATime * Arat's final moments and #MimiKirkland is older #FinalWarning #NoExceptions #DeadManWalking * Michonne, Jerry & #TWDJesus: Who gets to decide? * #SneakPeeks: Daryl leads Rick away while Maggie heads to #AlexandriaSafeZone; The Saviors walk off and walk back on to the bridge site; Gabe tied up with Church Organist looking #Walker * Why does Gabe get love and not Daryl? * Cons, lines, expensive hotels, selfies with Norman, and friends who freak out * ...Nervous Interviews and gifted gabbers/storytellers #DankoJones * The lead-up to our interview #FinalChild * Our #OBS / #livestream woes and what's sleep?
2:26:25
October 23, 2018
[Episode 32] Season 9, Episode 2 of The Walking Dead, "The Bridge"
We're attending #WalkerStalkerAtlanta! Upcoming Giveaways! Merch in development! POSSIBLE INTERVIEW...?! Shout outs to #NashvilleNegan, #EYE_in_the_Dark2, and #twdfamily782 * Nervous/Anxious about conventions...WE WANT TO MEET YOU (DM/Tweet at us)! * not mixed feelings: this episode makes us unsteady * Carol's #podcasting from the business center of her resort * The #Instagram, The #Facebook, The #YouTube... The Podcast * 2 episodes in a row: #AndrewLincoln (sort of) narrates ... walks us through scenes * How is #Negan freed / Gregory hung? #Comicbook vs TV * #EarlRose pushing over #BabyHershel's carriage... * Why #RickGrimes checks in with Negan * ...Comparing Rick, #MaggieRhee, and Negan's approach to governing * "The Bridge" represents SO many things in this episode #TWDJesus #Jadis #FatherGabriel #Rosita #Arat * ...further refining the point of the FTWD hurricane affecting TWD * #DarylDixon & #AaronTWD's #BabyGracie convo #LittleAssKicker * ... #EugenePorter (in the #comic) with Rosita #BabyDaddy * ...Daryl is gay? Remarking on his importance, when he's not in the comic * Normal life as Rick walks through the bridge camp & signs #MASH * Happy Family: #KingEzekiel, #CarolPeletier, and #TWDHenry * ...bracing ourselves for the tragic end of their family * Eugene is FINALLY being utilized/appreciated by Rick * ...steering away herd "Horatio" * #EnidTWD & #Siddiq: Rick sending him back to #AlexandriaSafeZone gives us previous season vibes * Metaphor/Significance of Maggie saddle-breaking the horse * #Michonne's summit with Maggie: negotiating for the plow & food and trojan horsing her charter * #AngelaKang emphasizes geography & distance in #filmmaking and storytelling * Maggie doubles-down on prioritizing #TheHilltop * Henry takes down #SaviorJustin: the spark #SaviorMud * #AMC.com #SneakPeek: some of #TheSaviors (Arat, #SaviorRegina #SaviorLaura, Mud, and #SaviorDJ) harass Maggie and #HilltopKal * Rethinking Eugene's survival cooking skills #SardineMacnCheese * Giving Rick the side-eye over how he handled the bridge fight: who is redeemable? who makes that call? * ...Rick is finally starting to understand what Daryl's been saying, when he & Daryl discuss the incident * Anne & Gabriel: of lust, love, kindred spirits, and second chances * ...brilliant fleshing out and reutilizing Gabe's church organist * Awesome edit from church organist sketch to Anne's portraits of #GlennRhee, in #MaggieGreene's office * ...Letters from #TheCommonwealth ... joining Georgie?! * Jesus confronting Maggie about #TammyRose: #BridgeBuilding and #ClassicalLiberalism * Earl, Tammy, Maggie: #Alcoholism, #HershelGreene, and #SecondChances * ...making even more old scenes relevant: Arat & Rosita * Genius dialog mechanics between Rick, #TWDTara, and #Alden + Piper 2/Justin done f**ked up * ...the most distributed photo on the internet: #NormanReedus' back-handed pan to #ZachMcGowan's face * Alden personifies The Bridge * Rick's massive #DonkeyKong log flume #walker kills & #RossMarquand's beard * ...#OceansideBeatrice's ( #BrianaVenskus') #TheOceanside harpoon moment * HOW BAD Justin screwed up & Rick's reigned in but forceful response... * ...finally making Rick's pre-apocalypse background RELEVANT * Should Daryl have reigned in his "response" to Justin? * Aaron's conversation with Rick gives us perspective: Rick's not wrong * Gabe not keeping watch and Anne's adorable frog sculpture * Going from Aaron's conversation to the campsite: Rick can believe his words * ...including Zeke & Carol's subdued proposal * Rick & Negan: who's in charge? * And is that a PLANE or HELICOPTER?! * Justin's fate and #TheWhisperers * Sneak Peek: Will we see bloodthirsty Carol; arming The Saviors; Maggie & Daryl are done with Rick; Saviors preventing escalation (Rick/Laura: "You do this, you can't come back"); Carol venturing off on her own, again * Late to sleep, early to rise #WeAreTheWalkingDead * WORKING ON SOME GIVEAWAYS!
1:58:20
October 16, 2018
[Episode 31] Season 9, Episode 1 of The Walking Dead, "A New Beginning"
#SeasonPremiere! FTWD observations/tie-ins! * Getting Eddie on the podcast * Reviews = positive. Ratings... #VOD / Cable woes * #AndrewLincoln's Walking #Deadwood open * #RICKGRIMES' LAST EPISODES: #Annoyed, but necessary #Marketing * #AlexandriaSafeZone's restoration * Where's #BabyGracie? #MurderofCrows #Ominous #Foreshadowing? * #TheSaviors starving in #TheSanctuary * Shouting out #Eye_in_the_Dark2 on #Instagram * Good #filmmaking signals key supporting roles #ZachMcGowan / #SaviorJustin * Saviors help solve communication problem #FearTWDseason4 * Sweeping/Labeling roads. Shipping #TWDJesus & #AaronTWD * Rick & #Jadis' accents #Yoda * #DC ruins and #walker #politicians / #lobbyists * Tangent: #Helicopter #TheCommonwealth #Coffee #Keurig * DC run = #TWDSeason1 vibes (Rick's #Atlanta gallop) * #GregNicotero's #walkers #Horror #CarlGrimes #RIPCarl #RIPCarlGrimes * #TWDcast meet #TheGovernor (of #Georgia) #NormanReedus #Knives * DC mission: saving The Saviors #ManifestDestiny * #TitleSequence visuals #ANewBeginning #BearMcCreary * Clever catch-up/reveal of characters * Exemplifying #Unity #Teambuilding * #SpiderWalker: #Spiders rock, #Cockaroaches / #WaterBugs suck * Nicotero is your #DadsBestFriend * #FatherGabriel & Anne moment #IntelligentDesign #DevolutionOfMan * #DarylDixon speaks! to #Oceanside #Cyndie. No Backstory, no problem * ...Peacetime allows reflection, but neglect dangers * #MaggieRhee & #TheHilltop election. #AMorePerfectUnion for #Michonne's Charter * ...#Corruption with #Progress OR #Honest but Ineffective? #Philosophy * #Gregory's commitment to weaselry until the end. Michonne's objection #jurisprudence * Maggie wielding power: A better Gregory? #CaveatEmptor #BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor * #KingEzekiel's (100th) proposal to #CarolPeletier. Core group misses each other (especially Daryl) * Daryl's new #ActionFigure accessories. Intro to #TWDMarco. #NormalLife vs #Survival * #FTWD hurricane affected #TWD * ...bridge out, walkie repeater destroyed, and ruined farming at The Sanctuary #TheWhisperers? #Beta #RyanHurst * Ken's last words, "Tell my dad to let Marco take my place." Marco and #TWDLydia? But Carl never got a funeral #Eulogy vs #Elegy * #cinematography between TWD seasons (FTWD, too) * Ken's death exposes Hilltop resentments * Funerals indicate shift from survival to civilization * ...Alden (ex-Savior) sings #TheLastRoseOfSummer. Gregory's dig at Maggie * Relationships: Daryl & Laura, Cyndie & Tara * Daryl evades leadership. Comparing him to #MadisonClark + #NickClark and walls * #SaviorsSaveUs #WeAreStillNegan: minimum info revealing schism in Sanctuary * Rick is deaf: The Sanctuary is failing * #TheKingdom never recovered since #AllOutWar * Rick: #heavyistheheadthatwearsthecrown. Gregory: unencumbered * #JustSayNo to Carol & Daryl: Why she doesn't want him to say while she leads * #ILosePeopleILoseMyself: Carol & Ezekiel * #Negan lives while Gregory dies * Maggie's foiled assassination #MamaBear #Hulk #Adrenaline * Maggie to Gregory, "Must be hard, not knowing your place," signals her frustration with Rick * Maggie won't go to Alexandria, "...because #Youknowwho's still there," Gregory * Backtrack: Ezekiel is corny. Both Carols like * Gregory's bravado confirms his prowess. His execution initiates dark times #ThereIsNoUs * ...Gregory's comic counterpart looks like Carl from #AquaTeenHungerForce * ...Gregory's choice to sow doubt as his last words. Hanging him from rafters of a new structure #Meaning * #AMC.com Sneak Peek: Michonne fails negotiations with Maggie. * Sneak Peek: Henry upends Justin; Daryl, "Are we on the same side, Rick?"; Alden compares Rick to Negan; Visiting Negan's cell * ...a reformed Negan and #JeffreyDeanMorgan's laugh * (F)TWD cast on press tours to promote the show * ...Latin television. Arabic names #DonFrancisco #SabadoGigante * ...Race & Marketing: Equal Opportunity evil/good on The Walking Dead * ...Don Francisco: body buried in #Chile, heart buried in #MexcioCity #Chopin
2:29:42
October 9, 2018
[Episode 30] Season 4, Episode 16 of Fear The Walking Dead, "...I Lose Myself"
Host Dave is going solo, #Live, taking your questions, comments, reactions on Fear The Walking Dead's 4th Season (Finale)! Update: After an abysmal #livestream, attempting to #stream to #Periscope, #Instagram, #YouTube, and #Facebook (simultaneously), the feed finally cut out at 36 mins! Luckily, we had a backup recording we could use to create the edited videos and podcast with. #YouTubeLive #FacebookLive #InstragramLive * Pimping out the audience to help co-host #FearTWDseason5 * #MorganJones & #Althea: keep an eye out for these two outsiders * Martha's perspective on Althea: The tapes vs IRL. Explaining crazy * Understanding Martha's coming to being (mad) and what the writers could've done to suspend disbelief * The seed Martha plants in Althea's mind about her outsiderness * Poetry of the same police cruiser being used as a vehicle (help) by all the outsiders (Althea, Martha, and Morgan) * #JohnDorie shows the clear difference between the way he respects Morgan vs TWD characters * ...John telling Morgan he'll come after him if he doesn't make it to the truck stop is so important * while the rest of the gang is getting R&R at the truck stop, Althea is apart from them * ...OG FTWD crew (re)confirming that, even before the hurricane, there's nothing out here * "Doesn't take a whole day to recognize sunshine" and the importance of June knowing herself * Goodbye #walker #JimBrauer and explaining Martha's weird behavior at Hank's shallow grave * #VictorStrand telling Althea to help load the boxes is another indicator that she's an outsider * Crashing the cruiser: Martha refusing help when she hears how sick the crew are solidifies her stuckness * The writing on the wall: the typeface on Morgan's forehead tells us he won't die, but will end up being strong, no matter what * ...the stakes are personified by the background sound-effect used when Martha originally went mad * Morgan doubles down on the good when faced with obstacles/opposition * Martha's mistake: another example of affirming a worldview using surface impressions - Morgan's tape vs IRL growth * When Morgan's walkie dies, he FINALLY embraces the idea of wanting to look for someone he loves, dead or alive, rather than run away (like he did with Henry) * ...Confronting Martha unsticks Morgan in ways she did not intend #strong * Rather than converse with the group, Althea turns to her tapes #ForeverAlone * Jim posthumously saves the day: a better send-off for him. Strand doesn't need to drink alone. Charlie has parents in John & June * Martha's savage commitment to remaining stuck: Morgan will never lose himself, again * ...furthermore, Morgan resolves to make sure nobody in the area gets to the point that Martha had reached * Comparing #MadisonClark's Stadium to Clayton/Polar Bear's Denim Factory * #LucianaGalvez protects what's hers: manipulating Wendell & Sarah to stay * #AliciaClark affirms that they must take people in * Althea finally includes herself in the group by using her interview subjects as candidates for help * Morgan's #ATeam speech * #ColemanDomingo, behind the scenes, mentions his favorite episode was his last with all The Clarks: #FrankDillane #AliciaDebnamCarey #KimDickens * Someone leaked TWD's new #TWDseason9 #TitleSequence and Dave is pissed * This season was built around Morgan, in order to break him out of his cycle, and that's not a bad thing * ...now he doesn't kill on principle, for his reasons, not because #TheArtofPeace told him not to #NickClark * Season 4 is not a reboot, it's just a redirection ...and Minor criticisms, but largely successful
1:08:59
October 1, 2018
[Episode 29] Season 4, Episodes 13 & 14 of Fear The Walking Dead, "MM54" & "I Lose People..."
This is the edited version of our 4th #live show on #YouTube & #Facebook (#YouTubeLive & #FacebookLive). Oh yeah, and Dave wrote an intro! It's been a while! * Carol's constructive criticism of #FearTWDseason4 #antihero #antivillain * ...poor villain construction * ...too ambitious * Dave doesn't blame Carol, buuuuut... * ...breaking down Martha & #JimBrauer, properly * ...characters fall and rise makes them stronger than before * Carol: Reboot, time skip, and unclear trajectory + Martha near the end = misses the mark * Dave has a theory on why Martha is vital, Part 1 * Comparing to The Walking Dead, what they could've done vs what they did, colors our perceptions * ...explaining the difference between protagonists & antagonists on FTWD vs TWD #venndiagram * ...both Season 4s, FTWD & TWD, is when our heroes dramatically change (remember when #RickGrimes tears off Joe #TheClaimers ear off with his teeth?) * Martha's origin: riffing on teaching - a thankless job * Comparing Martha & #DarylDixon and surviving alone vs a small group vs large communities * ...Martha's #MorganJones machinations and drilling down on why she does what she does * The apocalypse removes social barriers/ethics, allowing people to easily go to dark places. * the writing on the truckers' faces, "You don't help," "Want some taffy?" "This is what we do," "I know who you are," and Purvis, "Take what you need, leave what you don't," (Bonus: Quinn, "People you know", Jim's beer recipe) * The #FilthyWoman compared to #Negan #TheGovernor and other TWD villains * How going out of their way to save people leads our characters to the right place in the right time, this season (aided by their setbacks, too). * Callbacks to TWD Season 1, Episode 1 by way of the hospital (and #CarlGrimes' bite mark on Jim) * Deconstructing Wendell & the holding back of #Althea's character background and development * Parallels between Jim & Martha: carrying over worldviews, pre & post apocalypse anger * The key pain-point where Dave & Carol agree: Martha's transition to madness ... and a HUGE theory linking both halves of Season 4 * #TakeWhatYouNeedLeaveWhatYouDont vs #TheVultures (take everything) vs Martha's take no help * #FearTWDseason4finale will be 1h:18m (with a Season 4 marathon all of Sunday) * It's looking more and more like FTWD characters won't make it to #AlexandriaSafeZone (#TheWhisperers) * ...subversion of expectations is par for the course on both shows * (F)TWD execs are being too ambitious (Movie? 10 more seasons?): fix your show and rebuild your audience! * ...FearTWD is an exercise in high-stakes, when it comes to reclaiming an audience * Carol on TWD vs FTWD intro: be more memorable/practical, not gimmicky/ambitious (Carol has flashbacks to Architecture school) * Why we identify with Jim in our waking life * ...and recognizing how important Morgan is to everyone and finding a way to be selfless for him * ...Jim might be right on paper, but not doing anything differently doesn't improve his situation #selffulfillingprophecy #YouMiss100PercentOfTheShotsYouDontTake * "Philosophical Fart"s and stupid humor * Why won't they just kill Martha? FearTWD is the engine that could... it really could! * The BIG theory: this season has mostly been an elaborate love letter to Morgan
1:59:14
September 23, 2018
[Episode 28] Season 4, Episodes 12 & 13 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Weak" & "Blackjack"
Our #Live game is strong on both #Facebook & #YouTube! THREE-PEAT! #YouTubeLive #FacebookLive We're also trying to consistently record on a schedule: Wednesdays, 10PM EDT (-5 GMT/UTC) * Carol, "Where is everybody? Everybody's scattered!" ...when does TWD air? * ...remembering when villains were villains (concrete, as opposed to vague) * ... #realtalk, it's not until the end of "Blackjack" that we start to see where the rest of this season is going * Is #MadisonClark really gone? #NoOnesGoneTilTheyreGone * (F)TWD masterplan and FearTWD ratings trending upward * ... #RickGrimes / #AndrewLincoln's departure is not a death * #NaomiLauraJune's attempt at Raising Hope, channeling #JohnDorie (#GarretDillahunt) * New June meets Male Naomi (#NewMeOldMe) and falling just short of the Madison ideal * ...confusing reveal of No One's Gone Til They're Gone Madison vs #MamaBear Madison * ... #DarylDixon brings this up, too: are we stronger, together, or better apart (in smaller groups)? * The puzzle pieces are starting to fit: Figuring out the Benevolent Trucker Society by introducing Clayton / Polar Bear * #MoganJones acknowledges what Dave elucidated last week: Rick reaching out to him in #TWDseason1 mattered * darn YouTube #Livestream bugged out (Facebook was fine... go figure?)... right when Dave's mom starts tuning in (he still blames her) * As frustrating as #Althea's lie is, here's why we have to understand it #PeopleYouKnow #CarolPeletier * ...and the possible connection to Filthy Woman? Definite connection between Filthy Woman & Polar Bear/Truckers * Morgan will struggle with the need to save Filthy Woman * Jim seems justified in calling out Morgan * ...next episode scenes feel like a callback to Rick at Atlanta, in Season 1 * Pro Mo-Mo or No Mo-Mo? How we feel about Sarah's/Wendell's/Jim's type of humor * ...the importance in humor to bring these broken people back together * Are Sarah, Wendell, and Jim going to be a problem for our (pseudo)regulars? * Wendell's #wheelchair tho. He kinda says what we, the audience, think #DarylChillMitchell * The captions acknowledge our existence as a podcast * possible foreshadowing with #VictorStrand's book, #MobyDick, and the alligator? [gulp] * Strand is so lost, he can't think living past the right-now. #NegativeNancy / #DebbieDowner to Dorie's optimism * One last push to get the camper shell: Strand couldn't help from grabbing that #Lagavulin bottle * The last treat of John Dorie * Sneak Peek: we will get a flashback of Filthy Woman's origin and her connection to Clayton and the truckers * Character Representations of Angels vs Devils, Good vs Evil, Optimism vs Pessimism
1:39:53
September 9, 2018
[Episode 27] Season 4, Episode 11 of Fear The Walking Dead, "The Code"
Prepare your antivirus programs for a very gross-sounding Dave & Carol! * Both Carol & Wendell don't quite have "The Code" down right * #MogranJones-centered episode and will they make it to #AlexandriaSafeZone? * Another Ep, another kind of #Walker kill * Alright, no more Peanut Butter Protein Bars (reminders of home) * #WizardofOz moment for Morgan * Parallels between #JohnDorie's hardware store & The Mississippi Truck Stop * Who was really on the other end of that CB? ...and if it is the Crazy Woman at the end, what's her angle? * Creature Comforts and breaking the 5th Wall (Bathroom Stall) on TV * Going through #DarylChillMitchell's gripes on #TalkingDead + hilarious lines * ...Is there even a benevolent Trucker Network? Hope so... * ...Dave knows weird people who suck the Advil coating * Why don't Sarah & Wendell make Morgan take them to Alexandria the first time? * Morgan's moment of weakness: like Henry, he didn't want to have to find out that they were dead * Trying to further figure out Wendell & Sarah * ...breaking down why "Mo-Mo" is hilarious #ProMoMo? #NoMoMo? * ...catching Morgan in a lie: takes one to know one * Jimbo's perspective and #TheVultures vs Take What You Need, Leave What You Don't * ...would beer civilize the apocalypse survivors? * Sarah's catch-phrase, "If you can't protect what's yours, it ain't yours" and Wendell's disability: justifying their behavior. And is Jimbo a #redshirt? * ...leaving Mo-Mo behind... because...? * Morgan says the truth out loud: admitting his cowardice * ...and realizes the tremendous value in the aid boxes, helping him escape his predicament * Morgan's stick upgrade * Morgan's running montage: toward, rather than away, from people * Wendell & Sarah's motivations to assist Morgan * Morgan finally picks up the walkie and finally responds to #RickGrimes * Probing the Scary Crazy Filthy Lady's intentions after killing Purvis * Sneak Peek: #Althea & June lose the van + Althea has a fever * ...Althea's upcoming moment of truth * #BETA & #Lydia have been cast #RyanHurst & #CassadyMcClincy
1:06:51
August 31, 2018
[Episode 26] Season 4, Episode 10 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Close Your Eyes"
This episode was live streamed SIMULTANEOUSLY through #Facebook & #YouTube. Our first #FacebookLive stream! * #MichaelSatrazemis EP/directs a terrific bottle episode. #AdamSuschitzky's film ancestry + DP skills * ...the immersive experience: Art & Sound (Effects) Direction * Facial split/comparison of #ComicBook #RickGrimes & #RossMarquand Aaron * #DrewScott on #TalkingDead: literal house-hunting * Anxiety-inducing Cinematography ...enough to crash Carol's internet * The way the show (and Charlie) tried to get both the audience and #AliciaClark feel something for the family that died in the house * Absolutely no background score until the end * This Episode is a stand-alone story, no context necessary (a la #TheTwilightZone, #TheOuterLimits) * Consistent opening sequence /w recognizable theme music vs revolving opening sequence and music that seems to change every season * Charlie intro: Creepy comparison to specific episodes from The Twilight Zone (#ventriloquist dummies, #TellySavalas / #Kojak tangent re: #TalkingTina) * Congratulating #AlyciaDebnamCarey on her acting range & performance (slight #Michonne comparison) #FanLoyalty #The100 * Confrontation surrounds Alicia: Testing her ability to truly live up to #MadisonClark's ideal * Passable gripe: Charlie carrying Alicia into the house * Historic TV Shows vs New Shows: steady pacing and more story in a shorter amount of time. * Charlie has a gun, whole world's come undone... Kids in the apocalypse (again) * More emotional manipulation: jumping from the dead walker family right into the family photo on the mantle (when they were alive); the uncovered face of the daughter flips over to the photo of her when she was alive * 1 step forward, 2 steps back: Team-Building to Charlie's packing heat(#NickClark's murder weapon) * Go to your room, Charlie! * The bird in the flue, Amina: Alicia giving in to feeling something + immediately saving Charlie from herself * "Why did you save me?" recurring theme: #VictorStrand to Madison, Naomi to Strand, and even Rick to #MorganJones (in TWD) * "Why do you even care?" Alicia tries to stop Charlie from collecting the family photos * Trapped /w the basement water dangerously rising: Carol's biggest fear. * #TheGoonies comparison #tangent * Sympathy for the dammed: Impactful scene between Charlie & Alicia. Embracing "No One's Gone Til They're Gone" * Riddled with metaphor: Suicide gun & #Walker saves their lives * Background music after the storm. Burying the family, gathering their photos. Oh wait, Morgan... #LucianaGalvez, #JohnDorie, June... * Audience disbelief over Alica & Charlie's "Close Your Eyes" moment. Why Charlie collected the family photos * Alicia's definitive win. Understanding Charlie's loss * Comparing Charlie to #TWDEnid. Enid's deleted TWD scene * "Lucy! You got some `splaining to do!" ...surveying the damage + no one's home * Charlie embodies the Madison ethos, Alicia the protector/survivalist, and checking each other * Alicia & Charlie: #Lydia & #Alpha or Rick & #CarlGrimes * Sneak Peek: Part-of-the-World Morgan faces a new challenge. "My old ways". #WizardofOz * Sneak Peek: #MoCollins' character & The #Claimers callback "If you can't protect what's yours, it ain't yours" * Watching "Close Your Eyes" was like running a marathon * Heavily Edited or Mostly Unedited podcast? That is the question... * FTWD goes through more things in a shorter time (compared to TWD) * Dave & Carol's affair with (Fear)TWD #adultery. Explaining the podcast to others
2:15:28
August 19, 2018
[Episode 25] Season 4, Episode 9 of Fear The Walking Dead, "People Like Us"
This is the edited version of our #YouTube Live #podcast recorded on 8/18: https://youtu.be/2g_tNYnnkG4 #YouTubeLive * This episode of FearTWD is meant to setup the rest of the season: the 2nd act of this season's two-act play * Unlike most shows, FTWD is sensitive to the characters' damage (doesn't move on) * ALL ABOARD! #StevenOgg will be on the new #Snowpiercer series, accompanied by Carol's ire. * F*** horses. #Walker physics * Noting the continuation of the mini-scene intros * #MorganJones, packing for #AlexandriaSafeZone, is a birds-eye view of his life in both series, thus far. Timeline concerns. FearTWD also has a #WheresHeath or two * Our Podcast is therapeutic * #Althea meeting up with a community, like Alexandria, and meeting #EugenePorter * #AliciaClark & Morgan: They've lost people, but can Morgan reach her before she loses herself? * #LucianaGalvez's & #VictorStrand's lap of purgatory: struggling to embrace old habits while finding purpose * Morgan leaving isn't really about thanking #RickGrimes (but definitely not trying to isolate himself, again) * (Almost) Everybody Hates Charlie. * With June, worried about #JohnDorie not loving the real her, why is nobody from this contingent concentrating on survival? * Charlie's silence: Guilt, Mourning, and fear of causing further pain * ...Saving Lucy: Charlie leaving The Little Prince for her * The box drop with MREs, toys, water, protein bars, "Take what you need, leave the rest," benevolence or "People like us"? * Walker kill multiplier at AGL Lumber Yard * ... #TheTwilightZone #AlfredHitchcock esque upcoming episode: Alicia's pattern of wanting to be alone after the AGL upset * Does Morgan end up leaving? #Instagram sleuthing... * John's cabin: default habit? bad idea? Stick together, people... * ...the consensus from both TWD and FTWD: maybe large communities are a bad idea * #ChrisHardwick's tearful return. #TalkingDead & #metoo / #femenism
1:14:55
August 15, 2018
[Episode 24] (Fear) The (Talking) Walking Dead (Mid)Season (4) 9 Ramp-up!
As you may have guessed from the title, we're talking about the upcoming Fear The Walking Dead mid-season 4 premier on Sunday, thoughts on The Walking Dead Season 9 (premiering October 7th), and all the news that dropped (and dedropped) between Episodes 23 and (today's [edited] LIVE episode) 24. ***Background intro music provided by GentleBruce (@user-425767516) * Baby Hershel & Season 1 horse * Between Yvette in a Hardwick place * The #LoveActually moment at #SDCC between #AndrewLincoln & #JeffreyDeanMorgan (Embrace of the #FearFamily) * #Zombiecaine / #Walkernado? #ZombieAbuse. Chaos from both without and within on Fear The Walking Dead * ...FearTWD picked up #FearTWDseason5! How close are we to the two shows crossing? * ...speaking of, #MorganJones taking #AliciaClark back to #AlexandriaSafeZone? * Discussing #RickGrimes' exit, for the record. Anne/Jadis relationship with The Commonwealth * #CarolPeletier & #DarylDixon, also for the record: Deep Friendships vs Romantic Love * #NormanReedus will be filling bigger shoes, of Daryl's own making * #MichaelCudlitz directs and our thoughts on #Althea's tape with he and #EugenePorter * #ShaneWalsh will appear in Season 9, somewhere... * Breaking down the juicer parts of the TWD Season 9 trailer, starting with the new characters * Introducing #TheWhisperers, with Eugene & #Rosita hiding in fright * #SamanthaMorton has been cast as #Alpha and #DanFogler for some much needed comic relief * Even though there will be a massacre, there will also be a divergence in story, due to #CarlGrimes not being there * #Negan's greater involvement in Season 9 * Gregory is not long for this world, thanks to #MaggieRhee * Rooting for #Siddiq's survival and Eugene will be sticking around for a while * We need more lighthearted, comic relief in The Walking Dead (FTWD is doing it right) * A beautiful, intelligent murder (of crows) * Judith, Gracie, and confusing time jumps * The future of Rick Grimes * Dwight & Sherry in Season 9? Maybe 10? * Rick, Power, and can #TheSaviors be saved? * Baby Hershel causing Maggie to pivot/struggle makes her interesting, again * Experimenting with government * Entertaining songs, the inability to move on, and comic relief during the FearTWD trailer * It's raining walkers and riddled with crocs: putting the "fear" in FearTWD
1:53:31
August 5, 2018
[Episode 23] Season 4, Episode 8 of Fear The Walking Dead, "No One's Gone"
We took another LONG break to not only break down the #FearTWDseason4 #MidSeasonFinale #FearTWDMidSeasonFinale, but cover some #TWD news and #TWDseason9 thoughts, as well. Oh and Carol has finally broken Dave out of an intro! * Not only questions answered, but resolving our emotional reservations towards #AliciaClark, #NickClark, #VictorStrand, and #LucianaGalvez * ...#SerenityNow #InsanityLater: Dave & Carol post apocalypse + #StevenOgg's #Instagram is #SkeletorIsLove * #MadisonClark's fateful encounter with #Althea: intentional confusion about when this occurs & the importance of setting/cinematography * ...Althea is a lot like #TWDJesus * Carol cannot comprehend the classic characters' anger, Dave explains * Althea's comic relief is #OnFleek (is that what the kids say?) * The importance of #MorganJones in this series: bringing back Alicia from the brink "I stepped aside for your brother. I will not step aside for you" * Explaining the distant past... * ...Madison at her worst: finding out that her good will wasn't achieved post-dam, but as a result of her encounter with Althea * ...Solidifying that it wasn't the stadium walls: Madison was the source of good will and healing for Nick * Discussions of #TheWalkingDead departed showing up in new commercial #minisodes * ...the #EugenePorter & #AbrahamFord easter egg tape, but also tapes from the towns from #TheVultures' map * #ChaoticGood: Madison, at her lowest, and Althea, channeling Jesus, both tussle but don't kill each other. Inherently good people * Althea gets Madison to say the truth, said out loud, if only once, even if no one's around to hear it: simultaneously changes & explains everything #Amina #Wilamina * ...and theme of #FTWD's 4th season, thus far, is admitting the truth, out loud, and allowing it to change you * ...Strand's empowering reminder (who needs a shitty concrete pebble?) * ...Madison's story, her truth, makes it to Alicia in the future in Alicia's darkest hour * #ShotsFired: Can #WalkingDead compete with #FearTheWalkingDead's new-found glory? Pumping up #DarylDixon, bringing back #AngelaKang * ...wait #NormanReedus is HOW old? #UnderPressure * Putting the world on hold to watch TWD's #SDCC Season 9 trailer * If Angela Kang can pull off an incredible season with #RickGrimes / #AndrewLincoln, #MaggieRhee / #MaggieGreene / #LaurenCohan, and #ChrisHardwick leaving, Carol will get on her #Femenist Soapbox * If The Titanic is sinking, at least bear witness: Soothing #MichaelSatrazemis & #KimDickens and transmuting hate into love * ...and don't you want to see the pay-off? #GlennRhee * Remember when we panicked when Morgan took #JohnDorie's guns? #HowBoutNow? * The feeling of dread when (Fear) The Walking Dead fans know something bad's about to happen: Purposeful sacrifices (Madison) vs those in vain (#BethGreene) * Like #ShipsInTheNight, doing what they had to do: BOTH June/Laura/Naomi & Alicia assumed the other was dead, the only reason why June fled * ...So Sad: Cole dies; #SebastianSozzi brings forth NYC pride & vernacular * ...Madison sealing in the evil: her #LegendofZelda moment #Geek #Gamer #GamerGeek * Madison, like Alicia, walkies her loved ones to remind them what it's all about... But Carol, like Simon, calls BULLSHIT #Alpha #Beta #TheWhisperers #QaletaqaWalker #TheCommonwealth * ...and if we're right, they're going to have to go into it in the back half of #FearTWD. #RobertKirkman #Comics #ComicBook #ScottGimple #GregNicotero #IanGoldberg #AndrewChambliss #MariaBello ? * Longer Sneak Peek is boring, but cutscenes reveal a #Walkernado. #WinterIsComing #WhiteWalkers #WishfulThinking? #MAGfest * Reprising #ShaneWalsh, #JonBernthal returns in what will most likely be a flashback. Probably. Maybe? #Hallucination ? * Between a rock and a #Hardwick place: who will replace him on #TalkingDead? #JonahRay? #KevinSmith? #MichaelRooker? Revolving Ex-Cast? #NoSmallParts #BrandonHardesty #Nerdist
2:02:36
June 22, 2018
[Episode 22] Season 4, Episode 7 of Fear The Walking Dead, "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now"
In case you missed it, Dave was interviewed by On the Side (OTS) Podcast (@user-835819392), which revolves around our side passions (Squawking Dead being the primary focus). Have a listen! https://soundcloud.com/user-835819392/ep-40-david-cameo * Dave & Carol have never butted heads like this: Loving/Hating The Clarks * #TheVultures weren't much of an enemy: there's gotta be a bigger story * All we are saying is give Strand a chance: After #AllOutWar, we finally understand him. Breaking down his character growth * I think the writers underestimated the impact of our new characters #JohnDorie, #Althea, and Naomi * Character background & development on #TWD vs #FearTWD. We wouldn't be able to appreciate the latter series as much without the former * Side Note: #JeffreyDeanMorgan & #NormanReedus are next-farm neighbors, with Norman talking his ear off. Maybe he'll finally get to do more of that on #TWDseason9 * WTF made #VictorStrand, #AliciaClark, and #LucianaGalvez Terminators? Sympathizing with Mel * Discussing the meaning behind the opening (clips from "Laura"), John's fate, and more Althea * If John Dorie dies, we riot: He is everything we aspire to be (like #RickGrimes, at the start of #TheWalkingDead) * A Firefight straight out of Star Wars: struggling to understand Alicia's ire towards Naomi and Mel's underestimation of our group's ferocity * #FearTheWalkingDead characters(vs #WalkingDead): "heros" & "villains" are way more nuanced (not clear-cut "Good" & "Evil") * "Alicia's space gun": #FTWD invested in weapons-handling and authenticity (where #TWD stopped, in latter seasons #SprayandPray) * The Naomi dilemma: how long was she with The Vultures and what did she do? * Luciana pointing a gun at Charlie: discussing children in the apocalypse and what saving Charlie means for the group's future * #MorganJones makes Althea part of the story * #MadisonClark, like #NickClark, also admits that she is a better person inside the walls * Discussing Charlie's role in the stadium's demise and Ennis' possible nefariousness * Madison's justification for saving Mel only makes sense, given their perseverance * Mel received the same death-to-life transition from Present to Past as Nick did. Also, discussing his lack of villainy * Madison Magical Mallet: instead of using it to destroy, she constructs. * The parents are talking: Naomi calls Madison out on reverting * Should they have abandoned The Diamond? Discussing the Vulture Brothers * Alicia's last words, as the Land Rover is surrounded * Nick gives Madison her dues: It's not the stadium that makes him a better person, but how she shows him the way * Ennis & Mel MUST be related to Simon * Madison's fate, "you never see the bad stuff coming," but she may not be dead and the writers will flip the script * Sneak Peeks: Madison has nothing left to lose (and the scene color isn't clear, past or present?); Firefight in the stadium; Althea is the one on camera, this time (Althea backstory episode) * John Dorie looks like #McCreeOverwatch and those crew nerds totally play #Overwatch * Sneak Peek: Althea is involved in the firefight and even provides some comic relief * SWAT tanks, Garbage trucks, and finger-blaster missiles * Sneak Peeks: Alicia & Morgan confront each other, which will be VERY interesting; Mel & Charlie's Land Rover get-away - how did they get it?; Alicia's freak-out towards Althea - we saw this before; Madison bars the doors and seeks out others...? * #TalkingDead Sneak Peek: John apologizes for nothing - Morgan admits that their friendship brought him out of his funk. Althea clears a path to get meds * #ChristianSerratos / #Rosita may not be in #TWDseason9 * Subscribe to our #YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6PMRa1C52wCE5PVhXT6Qg
1:31:06
June 5, 2018
[Episode 21] Season 4, Episode 6 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Just in Case"
VERY long Episode 21, filled not only with observations on "Just in Case" but predictions for both #FearTWDseason4 & #TWDseason9! * #JohnDorie: go dark or hold back? ...why wasn't there a #TalkingDead poll? * Before & Now * Showdown at filling station: Cinematics & dissecting #TheVultures' behavior/possible end game * Until now, The Vultures haven't brandished a single weapon * Time-Jumping is only as effective as the story you are attempting to weave and #FearTWD is killing it * Naomi may serve as this season's spine: everything will be revolving around her. We praise her growth, but still question her motives * Carol's fear of contagion, Dave's fear of Mob Hysteria * Is Naomi a chameleon, like Charlie, and are The Vultures playing Three Dimensional chess with our group? * John Dorie the bad-ass, in that 1st scene, and how he's quickly becoming a #FTWD AND #TWD fan-favorite * What's #Althea's story? "It wouldn't be the first time" (video cassettes labeled "The Bog") * #FearTheWalkingDead's running character theme of past mistakes and redemption: who's the sleeper? * Surrendering his pistols to #MorganJones: how John Dorie is different from #RickGrimes and their healthy, sincere relationship * Madison's forthcoming, confident optimism and commitment to The Diamond * Deconstructing #VictorStrand: confronting Cole and #MadisonClark. Madison reveals some of their post-dam, pre-Diamond past in the process * ...calculating the passage of time in #WalkingDead universe, from outbreak to present: 3 years? * Digging DEEP on Naomi's intentions/mission. "I have to go back..." to *whom*? * ...Them hoarding Vultures: who travels that heavy and why? The Stadium? * #TheWalkers demise at the motel: the seed has been planted in Madison's head about what can happen when people get desperate * Strand's heavy-handed reaction to Naomi: the thing you hate the most in others, you hate about yourself * Are we underestimating or overestimating The Vultures? ...and is that where they want you? "You just haven't been tested yet" * Strand finally fesses up to the getaway car and warning her, the way Mel does at the end, about what people are capable of when pressed. * Feelings about the corpses of dead children * Naomi's mission to the FEMA center, from any angle, might've been a death-wish... and triggers us * Strand's quick call to action to save Naomi shows us - and more importantly himself - that Madison was right about him * Carol's J.I.C. weaponless bug-out bag, which will contain netting * Carol's prior squeamishness and plans to watch 28 Days Later over break to cover on the #podcast * If you ain't packin, maybe it's not a good idea to live out in the boonies (unless you have cop friends in the area) * Madison is on guard and tells #AliciaClark to pack a JIC Land Rover: is this a reversal from her optimism? The dark side of "No one's gone til their gone" * ...could she have caused the stadium's downfall? ...it's suspiciously obvious that she dies * Our feelings and predictions for the show as a result of #AndrewLincoln's departure. #DarylDixon #NormanReedus #Negan #JefferyDeanMorgan #MaggieRhee #LaurenCohan #TheWhisperers #CarlGrimes #RIPCarl #GlennRhee #AbrahamFord #TWDJesus #Michonne #TWDseason10 #CarolPeletier * ...and possibly uniting both #FTWD & #TWD. #LucianaGalvez * ... #BethGreen mentioned that Daryl would last man standing, so him and #JudithGrimes? * ...Thinning the herd on #TWDseason9, as well as friends that won't listen to the #podcast * Possibly attending #SDCC so that we can break down the Season 9 trailer * Sneak Peeks: The Vulture / #StormTrooper firefight with our protagonists; Alicia corners Naomi, but Naomi gets away; Luciana encounters Charlie, who apologizes for #NickClark (#RIPNick); Morgan thinks Charlie is the key to stopping the violence * Morgan's & John's individual positive growth trend and friendship: will it continue? Did Nick's departure facilitate?
2:25:25
May 29, 2018
[Episode 20] Season 4, Episode 5 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Laura"
APOLOGIES for the wait, but you know what they say about Good Things, and this episode was definitely worth the two-and-a-half-year wait! Since there's no new episode airing on Memorial Day Weekend, we'll be recording and releasing Episode 21 soon after. * This episode squashed any doubts about #JohnDorie's character and how we can't recall anything close to a love story on #TheWalkingDead or #FearTheWalkingDead * This thoughtfully-written, carefully-shot, well-paced episode MAKES the loves story * The prescience of the (#AlGreen's) "Take Me to the River" singing-bass alarm clock * Comparing the way #MorganJones' & John Dorie's methods of isolation: they do it differently, but for similar reasons * The grass is greener on the other side, pun intended: The Clarks struggle for what John Dorie has, but John Dorie needs what The Clarks already have * John's circumstances have shielded him from the fall of man, which preserves his goodness, but is burdened by guilt * This episode completely validates our initial impressions of John Dorie and his quest for reunification with Naomi * If you want a pick-me-up, watch this episode, again. #VanityFair seems to think so. * Comedic Actors in dramatic rolls: the potential risk is well-worth the reward! * Are people fawning over John Dorie / #GarretDillahunt? We pity #KevinZegers & #AlexaNisenson at cons... * ...but are #TheVultures really "bad guys", when you stack them against #TheSaviors or even #RickGrimes & Co? * Clever use of film to explain John's story, while the episode's pace explains the weight of his burden * ... our gratification when Dorie finally uses his six-shooters: the culmination of efforts to pull him out of his long isolation * Naomi washing up on John's shores reads like a Greek myth * Wounds, stitches, and anesthetic: the episodic sin of our past * #MadisonClark's & John Dorie's benevolence is very similar, even in the face of terrible behavior * Does John go out of the way to be hospitable and respectful of space and privacy for reasons other than his incredible good nature? * ...because, in spite of his best efforts, he grows attached to Naomi, painfully aware she will leave * Even before saving her from the Trench #Walkers, Laura blurts out her own burden, signaling Naomi's HEAVY barrier is lifting * How can anyone sleep in the #Walkerpocalypse?! * After Saving Laura, Good Guy John just needed someone to understand him to get him to snap out of it * John Dorie's VHS movie classics reviews! * ...How "Meet John Doe" ties into Laura meeting John Dorie * Among all this episode's gifts, it unequivocally explains how surviving is not enough * Breaking down John & Laura's emotional kissing scene: His intense, almost-teenage helplessness against his love for her * Rick's last words finally resonate with Morgan, by way of John Dorie's rehashing of his love story * Morgan ain't havin it: his ability to jump John's sense of sincerity and integrity in the face of doubt * Morgan is exactly where he needs to be: No character, especially him, is a throw-away on #FearTWD * Why we were way more devastated by #NickClark's death than #CarlGrimes' (#RIPNick #RIPCarl) * Formally announcing our desire to compare the #Comicbook to the show, in light of many diversions: there's no reason not to, at this point * Bringing baggage into #TWDseason9's new world: #MaggieRhee as #Alpha, #DarylDixon as #Beta, and how #Enid fits in #Alden #TheWhisperers * ...we're enjoying the possible "the enemy within" and "Who do we root for?" ideas for #WalkingDead season 9 * #JeffreyDeanMorgan's past and how he's able to handle #AndrewLincoln's Method Acting * Carol's #TheDevilWearsPrada professional start that DOESN'T end up as making set-designer for #TWD & #FearTWD. COME ON, CAROL! * ...she wouldn't last long, after hearing about this #Podcast! DAMMIT!
1:37:35
May 21, 2018
[Episode 19] Season 4, Episode 4 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Buried"
BUCKLE UP for this slightly longer than usual Episode 19, where we not only discuss "Buried" but give you our thoughts on #TWDSeason9 and #TheWhispers * We're 40-going-on-14 * Using #Althea's lens (of truth) to catch us up & connections starting to form between past & present * For Carol, every water park is one of terrors * Colorscheme, in the past, becoming less "warm", while present is set at night (absence of color) * Loving the openers, in general, but VHS opener was clever (featuring #JeffGoldblum) * Refreshing #FearTWDseason4 with new characters doesn't detract from our series regulars * ...Dave finds #TWDFamily's lack of faith in #FearTheWalkingDead disturbing * ...The reason you watch #FTWD is because everyone else more caricature-like than The Clarks * #MrHyde, #MorganJones, mingling quite well with #FTWD, snookered into friendship with #DrJekyll, #JohnDorie * Laura's/Naomi's suspiciousness & possible psychopathy of John Dorie (Dave, still #TeamDorie) * ...turns out Dave was wrong about JD hiding out in a movie theater * Our (mis)adventures with cast & crew from #TWDxFearTWD on #Instagram * Wondering what it would've been like if #JonHamm would've overtaken #JeffreyDeanMorgan (yet again) for the role of #Negan... * #AliciaClark's vacant-death-stares and dynamism through the series, but also in time-jumps, this season * #VictorStrand, #LucianaGalvez, #NickClark, and Alicia were going to take Althea's van, one way or the other * Mel & #MadisonClark's dialog, #TheVultures origin, and flipping the script on whether they're really "evil" * ...Mel's warning: they don't want to starve, so they won't come back * The Ultimate Mind F*ck: The group's self-improvement is why #TheDiamond falls * Speaking of pricks: Cole might be a sleeper #Walker * Had the group run away, John might not've reunited with Laura/Naomi * #RIPNick's death enables Morgan to get even closer, faster, with the group * ...Morgan is exactly where he needs to be, with people who don't trigger his blood-lust addiction * Strand's reasonable bug-out plan: how Cole's reaction grounds us, morally * ...in spite of scenes with the concrete pebble, Strand still has demons/depth * The Chutes and Ladders Water Park of Horrors and Chlorine #Walkers * Was Naomi/Laura part of another community/group (prior to even meeting John)? * Nick's plan for The Diamond: regrowing -inside- the stadium ...and Luciana is on board * ...was the grand road trip - tools, seeds, and supplies - the beginning of the end (how we meet the grounp in the present)? * Telling John Dorie Laura's dead enlists another soldier? * Madison invites The Vultures inside: it's just where she's at * The TEASE: The Stadium's fall won't be until the episode after next. Meantime, Althea's Uber rating's just gone up... * Naomi is a chameleon? * #TheWalkingDead, filming in the GA State Capitol: Congressman Walkers? * #TWD: Officer Friendly (#RickGrimes) is BACK, with a stick/mace! * #TWD: The Walkers will evolve * #FearTWD & #TWD: the former isn't bound by source material; however, with #CarlGrimes dead (#RIPCarl) and #MaggieRhee's treachery, the shackles might be broken * #WalkingDead breaks the wheel: The new threat comes from within OR our #FTWD cast becomes the new threat #TheWhispers #Jadis #CarolPeletier #lucille * ...We love the idea of the #FTWD crew helping out with #TWDseason9, given the awesome things they've done for #FearTWDseason4 * ...getting glimpses of #OldManRick and Bushy-Beard Negan gets us excited (but not for a currently sequestered Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
1:38:49
May 12, 2018
[Episode 18: Call & Response] Season 4, Episodes 2 & 3 of Fear The Walking Dead
With Carol’s "Response" we present,"Call & Response," covering "Another Day in the Diamond" & "Good Out Here" * Catching up is hard to do, for many reasons * Our regulars celebrate the 1st anniversary at The Diamond, but so time is unaccounted for * #LucianaGalvez is back? #NickClark ribs her for leaving * #AliciaClark's baseball grenades: weapon against #TheVultures? * The world has other plans for our self-sufficient Alexandria/The Prison * Enter Charlie & her least favorite food: swimming upstream sucks * 47 people saved: #MadisonClark cares about more than her own: How & What happened? * Awesome opening sequences, especially the music * Charlie's #RobertJohnson dilemma & #VictorStrand's concrete reminder * Nick's Agoraphobia/PTSD & our desire fully understand * The Vultures' suspicious timing: weevils destroy the crops * Enter Naomi, near-Exit Naomi! ...thanks salmon Madison! * Madison's strange #Walker foreshadowing * #TheLittlePrince Charlie * Why Madison swims upstream, "No one's gone till they're gone" * Nick's PTSD, manifests. Turnips in the apocalypse * Enter The Vultures: Responsible for the numbers on structures; Cataloged Walkers * Charlie's betrayal: Mel knows everything about our group (and how settlements tend to fall). Is chill but loses his cool, once: who is underestimating whom? * Madison & The Clarks still prep Charlie's room. Unlike previous seasons, The Clarks are in sync. Luciana shows Charlie she still has a place * Luciana questions our misfits over the 51 flag. Our regulars take #Althea's van & head towards area 51 * Althea extorts our regulars, reminding them (like #CarlGrimes did #RickGrimes & #Negan) that it’s people vs Walkers * Althea flips the script, but almost flips the SWAT van * Nick's purpose up in literal smoke, decides to venture out with Madison * Althea is a truth-seeker who places herself at risk to get at it * Babysitter #MorganJones with ADHD Nick. Peanut-butter protein bar callback * Morgan scouts, Nick finds his video. Morgan tries to protect Nick from The El Camino, but Nick savagely escapes * #JohnDorie's desire to find (#TWD #TheSaviors?) Laura while Strand questions Althea's motives - Savage Alicia wonders how she's lasted * Nick stumbles upon Bluebonnets: Mel stakes Charlie as his claim * Nick's #Tyrese hammer & Morgan's desire to save more than Nick's life. "Nick" rhymes with "Rick": coincidence? * Ennis & Charlie beat Madison & Nick in scavenging with the El Camino by scanning the radio * ...a tale of two Nicks: Inside Nick wouldn’t kill Ennis in front of Charlie. Afraid of Outside Nick * Morgan: vengeance not only makes you lose yourself, but also what you ultimately want * Althea deal, confirmed: they'll probably be sticking together from here on * Morgan: caught between a Vulture & Nick place: takes their advice & walks away * Morgan sees the Good out Here bluebonnets (all life is precious). Rushes back to Nick * Morgan “reaches” Nick: No one's gone, till they're gone * John hopes his Luciana still loves him * Althea's The Bog tapes. Callback to #Deanna's Alexandria interviews * Cinematic use of color during time shifts, particularly Nick’s death scene * As Nick falls, one wonders if Morgan wasn't wrong ("It won't turn out like you think") * Our feelings over Nick's passing * [Sneak Peeks] Althea's lens: Walker Ennis, covering Nick's body, Strand’s Interview, Group footage; Naomi, the group should move on; The water park in the next episode * [Sneak Peek] Mel's attempts at convincing Madison to join: food & safety. Madison backs her group. * [Sneak Peeks] Morgan would rather be on his own; Strand & Cole confronting (Vulture weaponized?) acupuncture #Walkers * More of Nick. Tons of questions only the past can answer. More of John Dorie, please. * The Vultures: definition of non-violent/non-confrontational. What happens with Madison & Naomi? Why was Nick desperate to end Ennis?
1:19:16
May 2, 2018
[Episode 17] Season 4, Episode 1 of Fear The Walking Dead, "What's Your Story?"
Took us a little while (thanks to #TWDxFearTWD)! We've changed the background music - hence the new interlude - as well as the colors of our episode logos to suit the series - Fear The Walking Dead! Is nothing's to good for our listeners * You've never watched Fear The Walking Dead, this is the perfect episode to start with * The difference in cinematic colors/tones and how they contrast to #TheWalkingDead * Morgan decides to leave #TWD "16-24 Weeks" after #Negan's defeat and #AllOutWar ends * Our first of two odd, out-of-place characters, #JohnDorie, is a lot like #MorganJones: isolated for an extended period * Platypus, Pasta, Potable...? P.P.P.? Heath?! * Along with living in a movie theater for a really long time, J.D. seems like he was a Rodeo Cowboy * Is the Laura J.D. looking for a mute? or just didn't speak much? * Just like TWD, FearTWD is finally introducing character personas: The Gunslinger, The Journalist, and... Karate Man? * This episode feels a lot like the a video game intro * Morgan ends up taking Carol's, Rick's, and Jesus' advice, whether he realizes it or not * Morgan's encounter with Lonely Guy is revealing - even when avoiding people, can't help himself from aiding * ...and does it again when encountering John Dorie: Dave reveals his series' man-crush #GarretDillahunt * We don't blame Morgan for leaving a snoring JD: He borrows a move from #CarolPeletier * Morgan is dubbed "Karate Man" by Leland and the Pilferers, which is so "Texas". ALso, New Yorkers are not rude! * JD screws Morgan's pooch, proving Rick was right about world finding it's way back to him * Althea's militaristically tricked out S.W.A.T. vehicle: toy execs grew simultaneous erections over merch opportunities * ...how many tchotchkes is too many? Carol & Dave prove they'd make glitzy scavengers * #Althea only uses her SWAT van to ensure a fair deal, rather than assert force on The Pilferers * The odd, displaced nature of a journalist in the walkerpocalypse * What's the deal with the numbers on these structures? 51? 457? * Leland and The Pilferers are unusually persistent: even when saving one of them, he turns around and tries to kill Morgan * ...BEST ACTION SCENE: walker grenade, dives into a bathtub, kablooey * We finally see what the SWAT van can do... yeesh. Leland was right to be afraid * Morgan reveals to Althea why he needed to leave: "I left before I left" "I lose people, and then I lose myself" *waddle-waddle* * Whether Karate Man wants it or not, The Gunslinger saves him from certain death, then enables him to reach the Lonelyman Walker * Morgan buries the Lonely Man in an attempt to bury a more grave future "We're always alone" * Finally: Just take the candy, Morgan. John admits that he's realistic about his chances at finding Laura, but it's not the point * ...this episode should've been called "Get a Life" * Most of our series regulars finally show up at the very end of the episode to ambush our new people (I like new people) * ...WHERE DID #LucianaGalvez COME FROM? WHAT HAPPENED TO #AliciaClark, #NickClark, and #VictorStrand to turn dark? a tremendous amount of time has passed and we're missing one #MadisonClark * Sneak Peek: Time rewind, are we seeing the introduction of the group that eventually falls our protagonists? * Sneak Peek: Our series regulars either don't seem to know what the building numbers are or think our new people are responsible for them * Sneak Peek: #JennaElfman as Naomi... friend or foe? Looks like she's faces some horrors, especially with some Oily Walkers * Other than Strand as The Con Man, is Nick "The Addict/Risk-Chaser another one of these caricature personas?
1:07:54
April 19, 2018
[Episode 16] Season 8, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead, "Wrath"
#TWDseason8 FINALE! ALL remaining video podcasts should be uploaded to our #FacebookPage over the weekend (4/21)! We're working our TAIL-FEATHERS to record and edit the #FearTWD season premiere before the #FearTWDseason4's 2nd episode airs! * A taste, rather than teaser, for #TWDseason9: No hand-holding and definitely no cuddling * #RickGrimes is finally ready to hear about #CarlGrimes' last moments with #Siddiq. #RIPCarl * Why #Negan has to go (AKA, no more #TeamNegan) and we shouldn't need to worry about people when the world is full of #Walkers * #MorganJones, Rick, and even Negan and Why we need to hold onto the ideas of the people we've lost: a guide to not losing yourself * Negan's rapid downfall is directly due to him discarding his philosophy * Why is Henry dressed like Gavin? * Jerry & #KingEzekiel's dialog is everything. #GoodSpirits * Burning #AMC's swear-word allotment and how it creates more "creative" dialogue * Gregory mouse is locked in the house (at #TheHilltop): This episode was definitely cut for time * Defending Hilltop: #TheOceanside #Ewoks are hardcore pyros * Gregory might be a tool for #TheDarkSide: #MaggieRhee, #DarylDixon, and Jesus are going down a dark path * Is Gracie a ward of The State or officially Rick's daughter? * Henry's bold intervention: breaking (down) Morgan's murder-bot cycle. * Negan's final(?) confessional with #FatherGabriel: a chance to explain his plan for A.H.K. * What lead to #EugenePorter's master stroke: Gabriel's bravery despite his vulnerability; #Rosita's chastising; remembering his bravery with #AbrahamFord; embracing his talent for bullshitting * Maybe the hate will stop flowing through #JoshMcDermitt's #CyberBullies: Eugene's hero status and Day of the Tentacle future * Morgan & Jesus' Ebony & Ivory moment makes #JesusWalkingDead's collusion with Maggie perplexing * Dave's positive #SurvivalSunday #TWDxFearTWD experience * The immediate surrender #TheSavior prior to Rick & Negan's moment of reckoning * Deconstructing the time-stopping moment that grabbed us during Rick & Negan's fight * We thought Maggie was the one who had her shit the most together, until her unexpected and heart-plummeting reaction to Rick's decision to save Negan * At the end of the day, Rick saving Negan employs Negan's own philosophy: people really are a resource * Folks, don't write "slit his throat" in your intra-office messaging * Negan's almost-final words, about Carl not knowing shit, forces Rick to finally snap out of it and embrace Carl's ideas * The Megaherd and what it means for Season 9: Carol is pissed that they didn't tease this out more at the end of the episode * Why The Saviors gave up so quickly * Turncoats: what this secret civil war might mean for Negan & Daryl * Who becomes Negan's budding-relationship jailor (if any at all), now that Carl's gone? * #JeffreyDeanMorgan's beard: Season 9 starts filming next week! * Negan admits that Rick was his first choice to kill, to serve as an example for the rest, but couldn't do it in Carl's presence * Carol's and Dave's alternate end scene to the season finale
1:40:15
April 16, 2018
[Episode 15] Season 8, Episode 15 of The Walking Dead, "Worth"
Episodes 11 & 12 are NOW available for streaming on our #FacebookPage! Dave WILL be going to #SurvivalSunday #TWDxFearTWD! NYC! Head here to get event details! https://www.facebook.com/events/2062743047384151/ * Even after this episode, Carol is still #TeamNegan * Will #twdseason8 end in a satisfactory manner? * ...#TWD is trying to vilify #Negan: In a weird way, as brutal as he is, it exemplifies his ability to lead * Negan's MASTERFUL way of playing both #RIPSimon and Dwight (TWICE), while rallying #TheSaviors back into the fold * Negan made good with his promise to #Jadis. CONFIRMATION: Simon ended Oceanside. * Negan at his breaking point with #RickGrimes and the rest #TheHilltop and #TheKingdom * ...reacting out of anger: finally absconding with his "People are a resource" philosophy * The difference with the way #AllOutWar ends in the Comics #twdseason8 finale, based on #TheWalkingDead on #AMC's trajectory * Speaking of final altercations, will Jesus have a bigger role in Ep16? Finally? * Will the helicopter/government take #MorganJones to #FearTWD? * Carol is SCRAMBLING to watch #FearTheWalkingDead ...at least committed to The #FearTWDseason4 premiere! * #RIPCarl: #CarlGrimes's letter was never going to be enough to redeem Rick's behavior * Gregory is the political juice for The #WalkingDead's future: His surprisingly successful case preventing his murder by Simon's hands * ...we were worried about #XanderBerkeley's future on the show (and we let him know). A perfect send off for #TheOggCouple #StevenOgg * The maudlin Oceanside scenes: one would've done it... [clicks +30 sec on the TiVO] * Carol #Walker vision experience. We're aging ourselves * Negan's plan to eliminate Hilltop is the same as Rick's, for #TheSanctuary, at the start of the season... * ...makes it so that you can see where he's coming from * If Dave doesn't go to Survival Sunday, he will be making and eating Sardine Mac n Cheese on #Instagram (in honor of #JoshMcDermitt) * #EugenePorter clears up the audience's confusion over #FatherGabriel's illness * ...Gabriel's ammo sabotage backfires: Eugene brings the hammer down for possibly killing Saviors. Gabriel is slipping into his former self * ...and so does Eugene, after being captured by #Rosita & #DarylDixon... * Eugene points out Rick's hypocrisy to Rosita: The Satellite station slaughter started this war * Eugene's Looney Tunes escape and his newfound #TeamNegan resolve. Rick's crew's loss is Negan's gain * ...is Eugene sabotaging bullets? We don't think so, but in sneak peaks... * ...which brings us back to the many was he acted courageously on behalf of Rosita and #AbrahamFord. Is Rosita being unfair? * Simon IS The Sanctuary's Walker Wall: Dwight will be talking care of it with his 'A' sweater... * Revisiting Dwight's & Daryl's fates after seeing sneak peeks: Killing off Daryl is a show-runner's gambit * ...The two types of #TWD on #AMC watchers we love to hate: The #SkyBound comics literalists & and the fan-girlies that don't want their favorite characters to die * ...speaking of fan-girlies, Carol goes full #TheJerseyShore. You never go full #JerseyShore. "Carol making a good case for The Jersey Shore" #TheWalkingShore #TheJerseyDead * ...Carol and Dave are considering the #FarmLife retirement, a la #JeffreyDeanMorgan & #FixerUpper * Oceanside, joining the fight, is the linchpin to Rick and Crew's Success. Will Jadis be involved somehow? * Morgan is now seeing #RIPJared, after Negan serves up Saviors as cannon fodder for Rick and crew * ...even with both Rick & Negan acting out of vengeance, anger, and frustration, Carol is still #TeamNegan, Dave sees a possible return of Rick * #Michonne's attempt to, at least, reach out to Negan and relay Carl's letter. Negan wants no talkie-talk "Killing you is starting over" * ...Will he stop or will someone have to stop him? We'll find out on Survival Sunday!
1:31:20
April 9, 2018
[Episode 14] Season 8, Episode 14 of The Walking Dead, "Still Gotta Mean Something"
Episodes 9 & 10 are NOW available for streaming on our #FacebookPage! * #XanderBerkeley has a private #Instagram account... which he's now allowed us to follow. Dave is swooning * Carol has gone full #TeamNegan: Oddly, between he and #RickGrimes, he seems to be the more reasonable of the two * We're getting closer to finding out about our mystery helicopter, speculating about #Jadis' involvement and who controls it * The folks behind the helicopter may be the key to ending the A.H.K. vs #TheSaviors conflict * Deconstructing Jadis' possible dual origin. Possible government sleeper agent? Contacted/Recruited by Georgie? * The only thing we know, for sure, about Jadis: she's made contact with whomever controls the helicopter, but her Scavenger life had meaning to her * For the first time, instead of pinning his horrible actions on others, neurotically, #Negan not only apologizes for the act but assumes responsibility for Simon's actions, as a leader * Who Does Negan pick up on the way to #TheSanctuary? Sherry? Gregory? Laura? We're banking on the latter, but still... so many implications * ...but the person on the most shaky ground is Negan: his top people are either dead or untrustworthy. So much for #TeamNegan, Carol * Disappointing: sneak peaks from last week presented us with #Rosita & #DarylDixon surveying #EugenePorter outside The Machine Shop, but it's all they present us with in Episode 14 * ...but Episode 15 may finally take out the final top person, Regina, from Negan's cabinet, leaving Negan without anyone he can trust * The characters we love to hate and the adorable actors that play them. #RIPJared: his death was not like Noah's, but the gore isn't why we watch #TheWalkingDead * ...When the #comics collide with the show: introducing disruptive characters that humanize over time... some longer than others (AKA Negan) * #RIPTaryl: #Tara is officially walking away from her Dwight vendetta, leaving Daryl to, hopefully, figure it out, as well. But will the show allow Dwight & Daryl to survive, post conflict? * ...Who, on this show, is safe? So far, heavily tweaked characters and characters that weren't in the comic (who aren't meant to be killed), seem the safest * Rick, #MorganJones, and #CarolPeletier: Carol is able to find a way back, proving her indomitable strength on #TWD. It's nice to see she her claim a win * So many other callbacks: Rick's/#CarlGrimes' sheriff's hat; "A Man's Word", itself, is a callback to (his negotiation with) The Prison(ers) * Negan and Rick: Negan has an unwavering ethos, but no binding loyalty. Rick is emotionally unstable, but has a terrific support system. I hope they never switch * Rick not saving any Escapee makes Al uneasy * More callbacks: #Michonne tells Rick how Andrea brought her back to a point where she could imagine a future; Morgan is forced to admit that he saved Rick (in the 1st episode) because his boy was with him * All the callbacks thread together: the loss of their loved ones forced them to maintain their humanity, to keep them safe, to do the right things, and to build a better life * ...what would their motivation be without them? Morgan is a wake-up call * Sneak Peak * Aaron having trouble at Oceanside... seeing the state of him, will Oceanside find a way to join the fight? * #KingEzekiel & Jadis fake it till they make it * The two times characters in the episode say, "I'm sorry," and the two times the response was, "You don't ever have to be sorry." * ...has Morgan finally shaken out of his funk? Enough to be able to transition healthily to #FearTheWalkingDead? * With more mysteries popping up and only two episodes left, let's hope they can wrap this season as neatly as humanly possible!
1:11:40
April 1, 2018
[Episode 13.1] "Negan is Dying"
UPDATE TO Episode 13 FIRST EVER UPDATE to a recent Episode of Squawking Dead, in Update 13.1 we mainly discuss the possibility of Negan (not murdered, but) possibly dying or ill (either mentally or physically), to the point where he feels he can no longer lead * Dave's insomnia-fueled and alarming call to Carol to discuss a solid theory in an attempt to resolve the #Negan dilemma * Negan can figure out and re-resource EVERYONE but doctors, but there may be an underlying reason for it * Why the #comics narrative may not work on the show: so many reasons why it would be deeply dissatisfying, given what we know about #TheSaviors * Why Negan is perfect for this new world: reins in his emotions, applies his philosophy, and channels it into saving people - but takes pleasure in problematic perks * Even though #RickGrimes and company can't defeat Negan, they have certainly proven themselves to be formidable foes of The Saviors * With none of The Saviors ever fully committing to Negan's philosophy, with his upper echelon crumbling, with the unpredictability of The Savior soldiers... * Negan's philosophy -> People are a resource (not to be discarded, no matter who) -> Saving People (his philosophy's core) * Adapting the #comicbook for TV: Why you can't do a panel-to-scene direct interpretation and how that is fundamentally changing the show * The cleverness of Comics knowledge + #CarlGrimes's flash-forward is perfect misdirection: how Comics knowledge allows the TV writers to cleverly manipulate viewers * The possibility of #DarylDixon replacing Carl, if the show follows the comic book narrative, and how complicated that could be * Dave believes in the show, but Carol is concerned with their decisions: BOTH will continue to deconstruct episodes with you (so don't #ragequit!) * Our appreciation for the #antihero: Does Negan even qualify? ...the reason for our update! * ...and is there a specific reason why the show-runners didn't film a backstory? The difficulty in humanizing Negan. * Tweaking #GameTheory to make a compelling series: the show-runners have overplayed their hand, with many viewers pulling away * The Saviors arc has certainly dragged on: though we want it to be over, we may be rushing its close and that's a problem * Carol, "At this point, we can't assume that what happens in the comics is gonna happen in the show." * ...are you going to Survival Sunday / #TWDxFearTWD ? We might and we'll report our experience!
41:42
March 31, 2018
[Episode 13] Season 8, Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, "Do Not Send Us Astray"
Episodes 7 & 8 are NOW available for streaming on our #FacebookPage! * Dave & Carol flexing their (not so) creative muscles * #AMC, fooling viewers into watching #TheTerror... and Carol's not having it ("AMC: We're killing it! [GUTTURAL WALKER SOUND]" * Last episode, we thought #RickGrimes would receive the first spectral encounter: #MorganJones' spooky visit from Gavin * Doctor Dana: #Siddiq, passing her smell test * The conflict on the mount * Simon discarding his Satellite Outpost underlings, going for broke, getting weird - becoming his true self. * #MaggieRhee owning both her titles (Rhee and The Widow) * Low-rent #Negan (Simon), Scooby-Dooing it right into #TheHilltop's booby traps * Has Morgan set phasers back to stun...? * Is #RickGrimes gearing up for another killing spree, or is it getting a little chilly? * Carol called Dwight's conundrum, last week: maintaining his cover with #TheSaviors by shooting #Tara with an (unsullied) arrow * Saving Private Tobin: made of sterner stuff, in more than just build * Tara's 180° and owning up to that #TheGovernor life: She and Dwight (and Al, not "Philip") are more alike than she realized * Revisiting a Squawking Dead musing: Dwight saving DarylDixon's life enough for Daryl to come around? * Negan seems absolutely irredeemable: Is rehabilitating him a Kobayashi Maru exercise? * Iceberg Maggie: Hilltop only sees her superior leadership, unknowingly inspired to sacrifice themselves to exact revenge * Can Maggie resist Al's charms? * Negan's resistance to #Walker entrails: luck, leather, or...? * Henry's choice: not only a grave error, but could've minimized the walker deaths by keeping watch in the house * Dave, "Shut up, Al. Gregory's talking." A welcome amount of comic relief... and #XanderBerkeley. Memories of #AbrahamFord * Tobin's death and Henry's possible fate: The emotional toll levied on #CarolPeletier. Will the fate of Rick & Carol diverge from or conform to the comic * Advantage, Maggie: Time may have allowed her to come to her senses sooner, but how much time has truly passed? * AHK is heading to The Machine Shop and will confront #EugenePorter. How will Eugene's relationship be with Simon in charge * Morgan and Carol will eventually search for Henry, much to Carol's chagrin * #Jadis and other major unknowns * What does the future hold? Will the show's paradigm have to shift in order to save it?
1:18:25
March 22, 2018
[Episode 12] Season 8, Episode 12 of The Walking Dead, "The Key"
Episodes 5 & 6 are NOW available for streaming on our #FacebookPage! * The beginning of the end for Simon: where he came from and discovering his true nature * Following the breadcrumbs of #Negan's true nature throughout the seasons, even before Negan's confession to #FatherGabriel and #EugenePorter (people are a resource) * The trickiness of killing off Simon (the who and how) * How Simon's many mistakes reflect poorly on Negan. Never punishing him or denouncing his acts is the reason why Simon is able to take over * Negan's fire sale pitch to #RickGrimes: he's teeters between incompetence and stupidity * #TheSaviors video montage at the start of this episode: a callback to the AHK version in Episode 2 "The Damned" * The juxtapositions in this episode between Rick & Negan and their affect within their respective communities * The Chase: Rick's Storm Trooper aim and the real-world aim of police officers in the Walkerpocalypse (but incredible dental plan) * DarylDixon's finally got some dialog! Comparing him with Simon, as the right-hand men of their respective leaders * Simon's visual tells; #StevenOgg's subtle acting. Revisiting Simon's long leash and sociopathic need to control the situation * Comic relief: "Let's get weird" "Nothing but us chickens" "Balls flapping in the breeze" "I'm a God damn cat" "Moisture" * ENTER GEORGIE: Her out-of-placeness, her goofy flunkies, and her pretty decent proposal... maybe. * Busting the trope of #TheWalkingDead antagonists means a promising future for the series * The secret life of #Jadis and the status of her prisoner for the next few episodes * Nailing down the timing of Simon's demise and who needs to be around in order for everyone to possibly move on... if that's even possible... * A Hail Mary Full of Ghosts: the risk in resurrecting a fallen friend to finally break Rick's funk * The payoff for sticking around for 8 seasons: the shift in paradigm from survival to rebuilding * The possibility of #FearTheWalkingDead taking on some of the antagonists from The