The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 9 Review: Affinity with the Dead

Having a close affinity with the dead, in this show, has an important metaphorical meaning. It is a way of showing the dark side of a group or character. In case of good characters, having an affinity with the dead tells us that they are going through complex inner struggles. Hence, for them, switching between the dead and the living is a way of showing how their inner struggles are progressing.

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 Review: Uncertainty and Fear

#TheWalkingDead #twd This episode did not really have much action, at least not until the last five minutes. Yet, it was tensed and scary. The tension did not start when the whisperers came close to our group, but it was slowly built through a constant feeling of uncertainty throughout the episode. There were more questions … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 Review: Uncertainty and Fear

The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 7 Review: Music to Escape, Music to Reconcile, Music to Thrive

#TheWalkingDead #twd Music still matters in a post-apocalyptic world driven by constant security challenges. We were skeptical when Georgie appeared asking for music, when our gang was busy fighting Negan and surviving. But in this episode, Luke gives us an eloquent lecture on why not only art matters, but it might be a way to … Continue reading The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 7 Review: Music to Escape, Music to Reconcile, Music to Thrive

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 6: Queen Mothers and Warrior Kids

Green is the new theme color of The Walking Dead. If earlier in the season green could be associated with the crops of the new civilisation, now it seems more about the wilderness that replaces it. The wilderness growing over old signs of a collapsed modernity reminds of a Sleeping Beauty setting, with time passing … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 6: Queen Mothers and Warrior Kids

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 5 Review: Rick Grimes: Four Shades of a Leader

Rick’s last episode showcases his legacy as a leader through four visions. Three of these reconnect with his past, but their overall message blends with the themes of this season of The Walking Dead. The visions highlight four main qualities of his leadership: violence, reconciliation, sacrifice, and resilience. Shane's scene recalls how Rick resorted to … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 5 Review: Rick Grimes: Four Shades of a Leader