The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 4 Review: The Sword, the Bat, and the After to Protect

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

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 3 Review: Remembrance, Justice, and Tomatoes.

Sequences where walkers are killed always have some meaning in The Walking Dead. In this episode, it did not happen frequently. Instead of action, more space is given to... tomatoes. Have you seen those perfect shiny tomatoes in this episode? I spotted at least three of them. One picked by Rick at the beginning, one … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 3 Review: Remembrance, Justice, and Tomatoes.

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 2 Review: An Uncertain Bridge between Communities

The theme of building a new civilisation is again central in this episode. From what Rick tells us at the start of the episode, this means moving away from violence: violence is for survival, while peace is for the 'civilised’ world. There are many signs of this new civilisation throughout the episode, from schooling to … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 2 Review: An Uncertain Bridge between Communities

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 1 Review: The Post-Conflict Politics of the New World

“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

Fear the Walking Dead, Season Four: Searching for Redemption

The reflection on the morality of violence has been a central theme in this season of Fear the Walking Dead. In previous seasons, we have seen our main characters accepting killing as a necessity in the collapse of law and order that followed the apocalypse. They were ‘doing what it takes’. They got accustomed to … Continue reading Fear the Walking Dead, Season Four: Searching for Redemption