WE'RE BACK covering THE WALKING DEAD, again! In it's own weird way, #TWDx has been a reflection of where we are in society: It's the longest season of #TWD and has gone through quite the evolution. So it goes, this episode deals a lot with "rebuilding", but also "acknowledging" the past and reconciling the two.
Originally Recorded: 2020/12/18
Edited from the original: 2021/01/14 (see link to original, uncut version, below)
Joined by Steve, from Aim For The Head podcast, Lizzie invites us all over to Brains Gone Bad in order to discuss our thoughts on The Walking Dead: World Beyond's 1st season. It was a real treat to exchange our feelings and perspectives and, by the end of it, I think we all got something out of it and we wanted to s...
Originally Recorded Sept 30th, 2020
All good things must come to an end, as our 5th and final part of our SQUAWKING DEAD retrospective comes to a close, as we highlight our best moments covering The Walking Dead's 10th season (just before the season *faux*nale, 10x16).
Originally Recorded Sept 27th, 2020
From whether we should eat our own pets over babies, all the way to getting serious about the annoyances of certain people on Social Media, we go through that and more in the midst of covering our favorite moments of #FearTWDseason5!
Originally Recorded Sept 26th, 2020
Be sure to catch our video intro to this podcast on YouTube, for a special Holiday greeting and to watch Rachael open Dave's Christmas present! https://youtu.be/-4Dg8a4KWMQ
Midway into our Season 9 coverage is when things really started to come together for SQUAWKING DEAD, but it wasn't without its troubles. We go through it all, while picking up #AshleyWeidman, Rachael Burt, and even Chr...
We're taking a moment, during our break, to have a casual discussion about our impressions of Fear The Walking Dead's 6th season with Ben from Turn Sounds/Just Keep Walking podcast. In true fashion, we weave in and out of other #TWDUniverse properties, mostly in relation to #FearTWD S6 (but not exclusively), and even manage to discuss the state of (streaming) media, as it pertains to our love to hate on relationship with #A...
Originally Recorded Sept 25, 2020
The SQUAWKING DEAD retrospective rolls on with our best clips covering Fear The Walking Dead's 4th season! After watching/listening to this, we sincerely hope you appreciate how far we've come, as a podcast! ...and maybe appreciate our predictions and thoughts, in the moment, as we were breaking these episodes down (considering the complete shift in tone for #FearTWD, as a whole)
Watch the original Livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rT2WRyRkJaI
Dave reacts in realtime to Rachael's Hanukkah present: a Cameo from Alexa Mansour (AKA "Hope Bennett" from The Walking Dead: World Beyond)!
WATCH the original Cameo and PLEASE RATE/COMMENT on it, to show Alexa some SQUAWKING DEAD love (tell her we sent you)! https://v.cameo.com/x0hr2q9z6bb
I still don't know how we did it, but we managed to break down the more than 2-hour Season Finale of TWDWB's 1st season, episode 1x09 & 1x10 ("The Deepest Cut" & "In This Life", respectively) in just over 2 hours! We take a REALLY close look at Huck's actions throughout the season, ALL of our characters' rapid growth (in particular our designated #MVP, #EltonOrtiz), and what direction our cha...
FAJITAS for everyone (you'll understand when you listen... maybe)! Even though this episode wasn't originally supposed to be the #MidseasonFinale, it still invokes some callbacks and feelings from #FearTWDseason4's own Mid-season Finale, with Ed (Gein)'s emulation of #MadisonClark's desire to keep everyone safe (repeating history, just to get a win, rather than adapt and allow the past to die in order to move on...
OH. MY. GAWD. This episode threw us for a loop (in the most wonderful way)! We demonstrate how various characters choose to deal with the lies they've been living with: Silas has no choice but to confront his past and accept it; Hope finally relents and reveals the truth to Elton, after taking some twists and turns along the way; and Huck is what happens when living in the prison of one's own lies is taken to its logical co...
In this particularly #JuneDorie-centered, sobby episode of SQUAWKING DEAD, we assemble the therapy circle to deal with the trauma of #JohnDorie going off on his own. We also hyper-examine Virginia and June's interactions, coming away with some really hard-hitting insights. Strap in hold our hands: We'll get through this, together.
What does it do to someone when they hold on to their darkest secrets? Who is it protecting, in the end? Who does this damage most and what lengths might someone go in order to keep their "monsters" at bay? We find out a lot about the skeletons Huck's kept in her closet and how they connect and affect the rest of our characters, but mostly Hope.
♾ This Dwight AND Sherry-focused episode heavily relies on cyclical storytelling, the idea of who is playing the role of whom, and an incredible amount of call-backs and Easter-Eggs (from #AllOutWar to the ever repeating dark-mirrored themes reflecting #FearTWDseason4). And, uhhh, enjoy some #ASMR... #TheEndIsTheBeginning ♾
This episode finally answered the question of what would happen if our gang of merry #CampusColony misfits actually ran across people. More than that: it also allowed us to discuss the ills of #Mediums / #FaithHealers / #Homeopathy, the power of suggestion / obedience / authority, the wonder that is #Conjuring / #Illusionists, and to pay our respects to #TheAmazingRandi: #JamesRandi, himself #RIP.
All the characters focused on, thus far, have gone through an evolution of some kind. None of them had it easy but, for the most part, they broke on through and were better off for it. "The key" here is that all of these changes were *necessary* more than anything else. #JohnDorie needed to see which way was up - and finally does, by the end of this episode - but at what cost?
Where, at first, we thought we wouldn't have much to talk about, the further we discussed this episode, the more we learned about Elton, the zombie apocalypse as nature's "big f*ck you", and human nature as a whole (also, how many of us want Pluto's designation as a planet reinstated!)
In our largely Althea-centric episode, we celebrate the sibling-esque friendship she has with Dwight. There's joy-on-tap with some characters where, before, there was none. This episode, in many ways, holds a mirror to the last few but, in other ways, shows how different they are and how far they've come (in mostly great ways)... and we, of course, go through it all!
Admittedly, this episode is a bit of a slow burn; however, that doesn't mean we don't get a few heaping spoonsful of eye-opening character development and emotional moments. The only thing we know, for sure, is how unsure we are of where the story might go next: the slight-of-hand, typical of #TWDUniverse, is in full effect.
In a particularly emotional episode, #WorldBeyond continues to build on what we've learned in their corner of #TWDUniverse, while we get a heaping teaspoonful of the #CivicRepublic / #CivicRepublicMilitary (and manage to give a civics lesson of our own, in the process)!
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