Alpha and Lydia In the past three episodes there is a constant fluctuation in the depiction of Alpha as mother. We keep wondering: does she care about Lydia? Alpha is shown as a psychopath who feels no empathy towards others. The most significant sign of this, even more than the killings, is the scene in … Continue reading The Walking Dead, Season 9 Episodes 11-12 Review: Leaderships Compared
Right from the moment Jack meets Ally, the camera frequently pauses on her face or facial details. Through these close-ups we are shown how Jackson sees her: through his eyes, she is simple, pure, and beautiful. Her looks features prominently in the dialogues between them - unlike his. His body is never an object of discussion, while remarks about hers are quite an important theme.
Once more, the episode opens with scenes of idyllic life in Alexandria. Except, this time they are broken. They are broken by Michonne’s secret night life, when she answer to the irresistible call of her sword. Even though we don't yet know at this point, it just makes you feel uncomfortable. It is not all … Continue reading The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 4 Review: The Sword, the Bat, and the After to Protect
“Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of war, where every man is enemy to every man, the same consequent to the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them withal. In such condition there is no place for industry... no knowledge of the … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 1 Review: The Post-Conflict Politics of the New World