Although Walking Dead doesn’t return to television until Oct. 12, there’s no need to remain zombie-free until then: The above photo featuring a chain of zombies from EW‘s recent cover shoot for the show is now available to download as a desktop wallpaper. READ FULL STORY
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They’re both cable TV shows going into their fifth seasons based on beloved source material. They’re both dark, dire ensemble dramas with supernatural elements that mercilessly kill off favorite characters, and are hugely popular with record-setting ratings and passionate fandoms. But only one—HBO’s Game of Thrones or AMC’s The Walking Dead—can be crowned the better show.
Which will win? Here’s a case for both, then I’ll turn this over to you, the EW reader jury. READ FULL STORY
Big plans for the Fourth of July weekend? Barbecue? Fireworks? Spending time with family and friends you feel bad for not seeing more often?
Nuts to all that! Why not spend the most American weekend of the year watching the most American show on television? No, not Turn. I’m talking about The Walking Dead, AMC’s beloved death-festival melodrama.
The network will air all 51 episodes of the post-apocalyptic saga starting on the morning of July 4, which means you can spend the next few days experiencing four seasons of zombie killing, lead-character fatalities, Rick Grimes’ poor leadership decisions, gruff-but-lovable Daryl Motherf—ing Dixonisms, people yelling “Sophia!” to no avail, people trusting the Governor when they really shouldn’t trust the Governor, admirably adventurous attempts at Southern accents, ridiculously romantic Glenn/Maggie moments—and did we mention the zombie killing? READ FULL STORY
Two of TV’s biggest badasses are finally facing off — in a rap battle, of course.
With already more than 1.5 billion views to date, Epic Rap Battles of History creates comedic arguments between historical and pop culture figures, all set to rap music. To kick off their third season, co-creators Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD) have taken on The Walking Dead‘s Rick Grimes and Breaking Bad‘s Walter White in a battle for the ultimate TV antihero with swag. Watch it break down below: READ FULL STORY
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As we head into the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead on Sunday, there’s a lot more to be resolved than possibly can be in 48 minutes (and perhaps it won’t, if you read Dalton’s Ross’s chat with creator Robert Kirkman). Still, star Norman Reedus promises there are some tricks in store, especially regarding his character Daryl Dixon’s trajectory: “It starts in one place and ends in another place — it’s a full circle of action and emotion.”
Before Reedus discussed Dead‘s zombie-shuffle to the finish, though, he sat down to take EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test, where he discussed childhood crushes, his favorite quote-worthy films, cinematic scares, and a special memento he got from Blondie frontwoman and one-time costar Debbie Harry.
What, exactly, does getting stabbed sound like? It’s an issue to which the makers of Fox’s serial-killer drama The Following have clearly devoted serious consideration. Stabbings are the show’s money shots, and no effort has been spared to make them sound wet, dense, and destructive, as if a dagger were being plunged into a bag of overripe tomatoes, shaved ice, and Cap’n Crunch. NBC’s Hannibal is more interested in the look of ripping skin, constructing elaborate prostheses to show exactly what it’s like when epidermis is pulled away to expose glistening viscera. Ironically, none of the show’s living characters have human skin tone — they all look like reanimated corpses, the way the Sopranos cast used to in those overstaged “Here’s the new season” ads — but the dead ones are robustly flesh-and-bloody, all moist maroons and magentas. And after four seasons, AMC’s The Walking Dead has become even more refined in its simulations of what disintegrating skull and zombie brain pulp look like when a shotgun shell separates them from an extra’s dirty neck.
These shows are defiantly gross, gory, and explicit. They are, in their ways, everything that horror should be. Except scary. READ FULL STORY
Death is a constant fact of life for the characters of The Walking Dead — but especially on season-finale episodes. In season 1, Jacqui elected to die in the CDC explosion; in season 2, Shane died twice in the penultimate episode before the zombies overran Hershel’s farm in the finale; and last season, Andrea was the season-ender’s biggest casualty. With the final episode of season 4 set for this Sunday, none of the characters who’ve reached or will soon reach the promised oasis known as Terminus should start making long-term future plans. Dead producer Robert Kirkman has already warned us that the finale is going to be shocking, and EW’s Dalton Ross has already mentioned his leading candidates for dead-man-walking.
So clearly, someone is going to die. The big question is, will it be someone we just met this season, or will it be someone from the core pack — perhaps even someone we’ve known since season 1? Darren Franich and Jeff Labrecque spitballed the possibilities, made totally irrelevant references, and completely exposed their ignorance of gambling culture. Humor them.
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