The Walking Dead Season 5 episode 11 recap “The Distance” — People Like Us

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I have often been hard pressed to explain, or even understand, why such a bleak, brutal and often hopeless show is so damn popular, and after tonight’s episode, I think I know what it is: Stockholm Syndrome. There really is no other show on television that plays with us, we’re like a cat chasing a laser pointer. What other show can take surviving a tornado and make it feel tiring? What other show can make you afraid of bottled water? What other show can make you fear a well-scrubbed, clean-cut stranger and still keep you on board? After last week’s … Continue reading

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Grimm recap: “Trial by Fire”

Grimm recap: “Trial by Fire”

Conflict is at the heart of every drama and Grimm is a show that works best when its characters struggle moves beyond the “I’m going to punch a monster this week” and digs into more historical and personal territory. It also helps to have a good fight, because Grimm is still about punching some monsters. This week’s episode gives us all that and more and has some fun with a character over which I was beginning to despair. Let’s recap shall we? The cold open begins with a hot lava monster and two naughty kids just trying to have some … Continue reading

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#TBT TV: The Scare Factor III: Scare Factor Lives! (2002)

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This Throwback Thursday transports us to October 2002, when we celebrated Halloween with our annual Scare Factor series of tributes to the best in horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. Scare Factor III was my personal favorite, as our staff picked our favorite genre characters and wrote little epitaphs for them. From the October 2002 edition of Channel Guide Magazine: It just won’t die! Our annual homage to horror shakes off the rigor mortis for its third edition, this time celebrating our favorite characters who really make for big-scream TV. Our office asylum put their severed heads together and … Continue reading

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Enter our Zombie Assault Sweepstakes to win

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With shows like The Walking Dead, Z Nation and Town of the Living Dead, maybe you’ve been thinking about your preparedness for the zombie apocalypse. It’s ok if you’re not quite ready for the undead horde. In fact, we’d like to help. That’s where the Channel Guide Magazine Zombie Assault Sweepstakes comes in! We’ve put together a prize pack combining zombie love with some actually practical and fun items. It’s easy to enter – simply visit our entry form, fill it out and you’re in! You can enter as many times as you like. Winners will receive: a drawstring bag, … Continue reading

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7 Questions with … Josh McDermitt of The Walking Dead

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As those of us who’ve earnestly studied The Walking Dead Season 5 trailer know well, so much depends on a mullet-sporting doctor. At least it sure seems that way. With most of the Grimes Gang — plus Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) and his faithful security detail Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) and Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) — trapped in a Terminus train car by the possibly people-eating Gareth (Andrew J. West) and his fellow Terminans, Porter’s insistence that a cure awaits in Washington, D.C. appears to be the group’s only salvation. That’s not lost on McDermitt, who along with … Continue reading

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Animal Planet developing zombie animal graphic novel “The Other Dead” into scripted series

Animal Planet developing zombie animal graphic novel "The Other Dead" into scripted series

If zombie people on your TV screen aren’t enough to freak you out, thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and Z Nation, before long you will be able to see zombie animals on the attack, courtesy of Animal Planet. The network announced today that it has acquired exclusive rights for the zombie animal graphic novel The Other Dead, and will be developing it into a scripted series. From creators Joshua Ortega (Gears of War, Star Wars, Spider-Man) and Digger Mesch (Agent 88, X-Men, Payday), The Other Dead is a critically acclaimed, best-selling graphic novel from IDW Publishing. The story … Continue reading

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7 Questions with Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead

7 Questions with Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead

Emily Kinney, the 29-year-old songbird who plays Beth Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead says that while she’s endlessly grateful Beth survived to Season 5, she’s especially happy that the youngest Greene has finally been able to stop minding the children and show the world what she’s made of. “You don’t see Beth a lot in those first couple seasons, so as an actor, I’m filling in those gaps, filling in things that aren’t written with my imagination,” Kinney says of the second half of Season 4 that saw her holding her own (and revealing her innermost thoughts) while on … Continue reading

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“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” Returns To Hub Network.

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HUB Network’s Emmy Award Winning program R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour returns on October 4 with back to back episodes that feature two of TV’s most powerful teen actors. The Haunting Hour is based on the book series from beloved children’s author R.L. Stine, so while this series may be too scary for young TV watchers, it offers the right creep-factor for braver kids and tweens. My 5 year-old has gleefully watched episodes of the series by peeking through his fingers, but my sensitive 7 year-old gets goosebumps even hearing the mention of R.L. Stine. Perhaps parents should watch this … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5: What happened to Beth? Emily Kinney talks!

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When last we saw Beth Greene — the once fragile blossom who wanted to kill herself in her mama’s bed in Season 2 of AMC’s pop culture phenomenon The Walking Dead — she was being swept away in a big, black, cross-bedecked car after a liberating few days in the woods with Daryl (Norman Reedus). • MORE: Emily Kinney answers our 7 Questions! While the Season 5 trailer reveals that Beth is holding her own — and proving she can take a punch — in what appears to be a brutal asylum of some sort, rumors of the arrival of … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: Does Dr. Eugene really have a cure? We ask Josh McDermitt

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No question about it: As The Walking Dead‘s upcoming Season 5 unspools, Dr. Eugene Porter has his work cut out for him. Trapped in a Terminus train car with comrades old and new,  the survival of the ever-growing Grimes gang appears to hinge on the mulleted M.D. not being a fibber about the actuality of that cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead Season 5: Where is Beth? We ask Emily Kinney! “This is the only thing that’s giving them hope,” says Josh McDermitt, who plays the mysterious Dr. Porter. “We see in the trailer that they’re all tied up … Continue reading

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