Well, there’s one good thing about the fact that after tonight’s mid-season finale, The Walking Dead won’t be back until February: We won’t be looking like zombies ourselves on Monday mornings after nightmare-induced sleep deprivation. That doesn’t mean we won’t be missing Rick, Michonne and the gang. So here, to help you through these long winter months are our favorite parodies and supercuts.
1. The unintentionally (we think) hilarious KFC ad placement from last week’s episode (above). After witnessing the walkers feast on that crazy old shack man, we love the invitation to “come in today and taste why fresh is better.”
2. The Walkie Talkie Dead:
“Rick, take your finger off the button!” This post-season-one spoof still cracks us up. Was that puppet also on the other end of Rick’s prison phone conversation? Read more…
Er, maybe watching The Walking Dead in the middle of hunkering down for a natural disaster wasn’t the wisest thing in the world. As it is, the nonstop news coverage of preparations for Frankenstorm Sandy has those of us in the Mid-Atlantic region whipped into a frenzy of battery shopping, canned-goods hoarding and … well, working from home like normal bloggers. But yeah, watching Andrea and Michonne’s introduction to the creepy town of Woodbury didn’t make us feel much better about this hurricane deal. Especially now that we’ve seen pictures of what it looks like out there. Just watch the original intro to Walking Dead (we’re not even going to touch season three’s much starker version), and then scroll down look at what New York and the surrounding region look like today:
We’re going to treat this space as a bit of an open ranting thread for any of you left huffing and puffing about the TV Academy being stuck in their ways and ignoring your favorite TV shows in the 64th Primetime Emmy nominations list. For the most part, we’re actually pretty happy with the nominees — there are a few surprises that make it seem like this show might actually be a little hipper than years past. But still, there are some GLARING omissions. Here are the snubs we’re kinda peeved about:
Vampires: Sure, True Blood and Vampire Diaries are soapy and campy (that’s why we love them). But Alexander Skarsgard displayed some serious acting chops when Eric lost his memory last season. (He displayed some other things too, that should win all the awards.)
The Walking Dead: As Andrew Lincoln’s Rick struggled to keep the group together, maintain his friendship with Shane and survive the zombie apocalypse, his performance often left us breathless.
Glee:Dot-Marie Jones was rightly nominated for guest performance, but Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Diana Agron and Naya Rivera all had some seriously dramatic moments that drove us to tears. Read more…
We all know the Hanson brothers are doing their part to fill the world with beautiful music while populating it with beautiful people (they’ve got eight kids between them, so far). But when the guys stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live to chat about their ongoing tour, we asked them the question on about 7.3 million (sleep-deprived) Walking Dead fans’ minds: Are Hanson prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse?
“If the Zombie Apocalypse comes, you want to be with Hanson,” Taylor, 28, answered with confidence.
“For one, we live in Oklahoma, so …,” Isaac, 31, reasoned, as Taylor completed the thought, “We own weapons.”
“We live on enough land that there probably aren’t going to be that many walkers, at least for a while, around the house, which is good, ” explained baby bro Zac, who turns 26 on Saturday. Read more…
So, now I know I wasn’t the only frozen to my couch and staring bug-eyed at the screen last night, before being plagued by zombie nightmares. Deadline reports that 7.3 million people tuned in to the season two premiere of The Walking Dead, making it the most-watched single telecast in basic cable history. That means star Norman Reedus, who plays good-ol’ boy Daryl, might be seeing more of the freaky fan encounters he spoke about on this morning’s Big Morning Buzz Live.