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The Walking Dead: “Consumed”, “Crossed” and the Character Development of Carol

S05xE06 “Consumed” & S05xE07 “Crossed” As the Tribe continues to establish their unity and strength, we also begin to see cracks in the chassis (so to speak) in regards to leadership, and the question of a values hierarchy is once again addressed in terms of who deserves to survive and what determines one’s worth. We return to […]


The Walking Dead: “Four Walls and a Roof” and the Inevitability of Death

S05xE03 “Four Walls and a Roof” With 3 missing members and enemies surrounding the proverbial gates, tensions are high within the Tribe. While the Tribe has settled their interpersonal issues, connections with the living continue to be fraught with suspicion and violence. Once again, our group is underestimated in what they are willing to do to survive, pushing the boundaries of […]


Doctor Who: “Caretaker,” “Kill the Moon” and the Bond With Humankind

S8xE06 “Caretaker” and S8xE07 “Kill the Moon” Since we took a week off, this post we are combining the last two episodes of Doctor Who, which have highlighted on the relationship between the Doctor and his companion, the link to and representation of a long term connection to humanity. Both episodes reveal a Doctor who shares a precarious bond with humankind that has become damaged by prejudices, preconceived […]