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Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Walking Dead: Swear

This week featured yet another disappointing episode of The Walking Dead.  It’s no accident that the show has seen its lowest ratings since season 3.  This season has flat out sucked so far.  I fail to see why they would spend an entire episode on a character so minor that I completely forgot she was Read More…

10 Questions with Sarah Dale

1.  Who has been your biggest influence as a writer?   I’d have to say both my folks, and my kid. I grew up watching my dad write a new sermon every week. I was always fascinated by his creative process. My mom was the go-to for editing, which gave me that balance between the Read More…

The Walking Dead: Go Getters

I was glad to get away from Alexandria, as the episode entitled “Go Getters” focused on Maggie’s arrival to the Hilltop community along with Sasha.  It also marked the return of the characters Jesus, who has a strong resemblance of the deity in Christianity and also has some ninja fighting and tracking skills to boot. Read More…

10 Questions with Ellie Piersol

1.  What has been the reaction of your classmates to you being a published author?   It was actually kind of interesting, because besides my classmates thinking it was really cool, they were proud of me. It was such a cool feeling to be proud of by my peers, and not just my family and Read More…

The Walking Dead: Service

If you read my blog post from last week, you knew how much I hated the Daryl episode entitled “The Cell.”  Well, I thought this was even worse than last week.  In fact, this was probably the worst episode since the Morgan backstory.  After a strong start, The Walking Dead is on the verge of Read More…

The Door Into War by Andrew Richardson

  Archaeologist Rachel McKenzie expects the excavation of a World War One bunker to yield routine results – until she uncovers modern artefacts among a handful of skeletons in British uniforms. DNA testing provides evidence of a government scheme to address Britain’s shortage of soldiers in 1918 by abducting 21st century citizens and sending them Read More…

The Walking Dead: The Cell

  After back to back strong episodes to start off season 7, I found myself thoroughly disappointed with The Cell.  I don’t need every episode to be action packed and have long lasting impact, but this episode was a complete dud that I took no enjoyment in watching, despite the fact that Daryl, my favorite Read More…

The Walking Dead: The Well

The Well was an absolutely necessary episode after the season 7 opener of The Walking Dead.   That was about as deflating and depressing an episode as I’ve ever watched.  In this episode, we take a break from the Negan chaos (although the Saviors were in this episode as well) and get introduced to The Kingdom Read More…