I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and our sons Riley (7) and Dylan (5). Prior to August 2010 I spent many years as a software marketer, these days I work from home as a freelance writer. I enjoy photography, comic books, R-rated movies, and things that smell like coconut.
Warning: stop reading now if you haven't seen last Sunday's midseason finale of The Walking Dead. I'm serious, don't even scan one more sentence and then come crying to me about spoilers, dammit. I've given you plenty of fair warning. Just look at all these words I am typing just to give you time to click away!
Okay, if you're still here, that means the events in "Too Far Gone" are officially fair game. Thanks to some great interviews with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and Scott Wilson, the man who played Hershel, may his majestic beard rest in peace, I've got some insight into what happened on Sunday -- and what we can look forward to when the season returns in February (including my own wild theories).
Now that Thanksgiving is in our turkey-smeared rearview mirror, the holiday season is in full swing. We can no longer eye-roll the marketing and messaging for starting too early, because like it or not, Christmas is just a month away. It is officially time to begin freaking the eff out.
Well, it is if you're me, anyway. I have a tendency to spend December in a sort of constant pinball TILT mode, panicked by massive to-do lists, increased expenditures, family members who are seriously impossible to shop for, and the nagging fear that I'm not making the holidays special enough because I didn't make any adorable glitter-dusted pinecones or ornament wreaths or felt poinsettia leaves or ANY CRAFTS WHATSOEVER OH GOD WHY AM I SUCH A LOSER.
Anyway. This year, I am determined to make some changes. By Santa's beard, I swear I am NOT going to mentally unravel this December -- and here are my eight steps for retaining my sanity, one Holiday Don't at a time.
It's been a while since Roseanne Barr was at the forefront of entertainment news, but isn't that what's great about Twitter? With just a swipe of your finger, you can catch up on your friends' activities, thoughts from total strangers, breaking global events, television spoilers, and unhinged multi-paragraph rants from 61-year-old comics you haven't given much thought to since the early 90's.
Roseanne went on quite the Twitter tirade over the weekend, and while it's hard to sum up her various expletive-laden points in one sentence, I think it's safe to say she's not entirely happy with her most recent attempt at a TV comeback -- and she's blaming everyone from showrunners to bullies to "women in hollywood (who) cannot fall to their knees to suck dick fast enough."
Yeah. If there was such a thing as a competition for greatest celebrity Twitter freakout, I think Roseanne would be edging out Sinead O'Connor AND Courtney Love for this one.
(Warning: this post contains many, many spoilers.) Doesn't it seem like it was JUST summer and we were all lamenting about how long we still had to wait for the season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead? Well, here we are at the midseason finale, so we can move right into bitching about how long we have to wait until the second half airs in February. Damn you and your addictive shows combined with relentless marketing, AMC!
So my predictions for what would happen in tonight's "Too Far Gone" episode weren't quite correct, but for once I wasn't completely off base. The prison/Governor showdown was about as shocking as anyone could have hoped for (or dreaded), and as promised, not everyone survived the epic battle that went down.
If you're caught up to speed, let's commiserate over some of the biggest moments in tonight's Walking Dead:
(Warning: this post contains spoilers for recent episodes of The Walking Dead!) You know what's happening this Sunday? The 8th episode of season 4 of The Walking Dead, titled "Too Far Gone," that's what. This one's significant because it's the beloved/dreaded midseason finale. Whatever goes down this week, we're not going to find out what happens next until February.
As for what we can expect, the cast and crew have been doing their damnedest to prepare us for a seriously epic showdown. Even the promo announces that "ALL WILL FIGHT," and more ominously, "SOME WILL FALL."
If you can't wait another minute to speculate about what the midseason finale will deliver, check out the promo clip, extended sneak peek, and my personal theory on who might be horribly killed by the end of Sunday's Walking Dead.