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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.
See what you missed on last night’s episodes of The Good Wife, The Walking Dead, and Girls with our TV recaps below!
Last week’s episode of The Walking Dead hit new levels on the WTF?!? meter as Lizzie stabbed her sister Mika and then Carol put a bullet in Lizzie’s brain. How would the AMC drama follow that up while also setting the table for next week’s season 4 finale? Well, we just found out. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY
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As a capitalist idea, The Walking Dead is transformative: The cable TV show that cut the last fragile residual cords of broadcast television dominance, the meteor that ended the age of dinosaurs. Analogically, it is to the economics of television what The Sopranos was to the aesthetics of television: A demarcation between What Was and What Will Be. As pure creative destruction, the show is fascinating. But as a work of creativity, the show has been frustrating. I recapped the show during its second and third seasons, which established the basic pattern of High Highs, Low Lows, and Long Slow-Paced In-Betweens. READ FULL STORY
Watch our TV recaps below to see what you missed on last night’s episodes of The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, and Girls!
Creator Robert Kirkman said a lot of things about Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly. He said it was going to be “big.” He said you “absolutely had to watch.” And he said “it’s definitely one people are going to talk about.” Now we know why. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY
It’s been a pretty quiet back half of season 4 for The Walking Dead‘s Beth (who’s been featured in only one episode since she and Daryl were separated from the rest of the group), but star Emily Kinney had plenty to say about what’s coming up on the hit series — not to mention what goes down when she’s not on screen.
Kinney proved her cultural cred while taking EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. When she wasn’t confessing a long-held “acting crush” on Leonardo DiCaprio or spitting RUN-DMC rhymes, she dropped hints about the final few eps of this season on Dead.
Watch the video below, then see what’s up next for Beth and Daryl. READ FULL STORY
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