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Let’s Kill Carl: Sci-Fi’s 10 Most Annoying Characters

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NotSimplyIt’s happened countless times. You’ve got an otherwise great show or movie that’s firing on all cylinders…but there’s this one guy. This one bad apple who nearly spoils the whole bunch, simply by constantly doing stupid things or saying stupid things or hanging around looking at things with his stupid face. We’re not saying Carl from The Walking Dead is like that, but we are saying that if we had an awards show for that sort of thing, it would just be one long montage of Carl dying.

So, with The Walking Dead having returned in fine form even in spite of the presence of Carl, we decided to celebrate some of the absolute worst, the characters from science fiction television who constantly made us want to punch a wall, especially if their head was between our fist and said wall. We’ll be measuring them against the accepted international unit of measurement for terribleness, Jar Jar Binks. (For purposes of this article, five Jar Jars is equivalent to going full Jar Jar, meaning you should nuke the site from orbit, because it’s the only way to be sure.)

One last note: we didn’t set out trying to populate this piece with so many kids, but it just sort of worked out that way.

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The Walking Dead: Watch The First Clip From Slabtown

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Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Four Walls and a Roof,” was absolutely brutal. Like game changing brutal. I won’t say anything more, but you can read all about it HERE if you’re so inclined. Thus far, the episodes in the young season 5 have been among the best in the series, and the writers and producers are striking a nice balance between grim and bleak and a more hopeful outlook, which is impressive given how dark the material has become. AMC released a preview of next week’s episode, “Slabtown,” as well as a handful of glimpses inside “Four Walls.”

One of the biggest threads left dangling at the end of season 4 was the disappearance of Beth (Emily Kinney). We saw that black car with the cross in the back window speed away, presumably with her inside, but aside from that, we knew little of her fate. Season 5 hasn’t really helped that much. Over the first three episodes we’ve gradually built towards that a bit, especially in last week’s “Strangers,” and we know Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) saw the mystery mobile and took off after it.

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The Walking Dead Post Game: Four Walls And A Roof Proves Pretty People Taste Best

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As we approached the premiere of season 5 of The Walking Dead, AMC’s mega-popular zombie drama, my biggest question was whether or not they could maintain the progress and momentum created over the second half of season 4. By far the best run in the entire series, I wasn’t a huge fan of the season finale, but here we are, three episodes into the young season 5, and they not only kept it going, they’ve started building even more. The season started out with a tense, action heavy debut, and followed that up with a more introspective episode, which brings us to tonight’s installment, “Four Walls and a Roof. And this is the episode fans of the comics have been waiting for.

It should go without saying, don’t read this unless you’ve already watched the episode, or you just don’t give a damn, because we’re going wade through some deep ass spoilers.

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The Walking Dead Spinoff Adds This Oscar-Winning Director

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the-walking-dead-season-5-ten-new-photos9AMC’s The Walking Dead may be massively popular, and has actually started to live up to it’s potential over the last ten episodes, finally. Still, you don’t normally associate it with tons of prestigious awards. But that’s about to change to a degree, as the upcoming spinoff will feature an Academy Award-winning director classing up the joint.

Deadline reports that Adam Davidson, who won an Oscar all the way back in 1991 for his short film The Lunch Date, which also wrote, will helm the pilot episode of the companion series. He doesn’t just bring the clout of that recognizable gold statue, which I imagine he just carries around with him at all times (I would), he also has a wealth of experience working in TV. He has directed episodes of Fringe, Lost, Community, and dozens of others. This won’t be his first time with AMC either, as he’s helmed the likes of Hell on Wheels, Low Winter Sun, and TURN for the network.

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See What The Walking Dead Has In Store Next Week In These Promos

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Thus far, the young season 5 of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead has been, not necessarily a nice surprise—the final 8 episodes of season 4 were the strongest of the series, so I was hoping for high quality—but a solid showing. The action-heavy season premiere, “No Sanctuary,” was a hell of an attention grabber, and they followed that up with last night’s quieter, more pensive episode, “Strangers.” This introduced a new character—Father Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam), who fans of the comics know well—and a nasty group of new survivors, all building up to what is sure to be a vicious, nasty time on the show. We’ve got a promo and new clip from next week’s episode, “Four Walls and a Roof,” and some additional looks at “Strangers.”

In “Strangers,” the group of survivors, recently reunited after the mayhem at the prison and Terminus, encounter Father Gabriel, and while they’re more than glad to take refuge under his roof, they’re not about to trust him yet. He’s obviously hiding something, they just don’t know what, and how dangerous. Is he alone, does he have friends, does he know who is watching them? There are a lot of questions to be answered, and they’ll be keeping an eye on their new friend, as you can see in the promo tacked on to last night’s chapter.

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The Walking Dead Post-Game: Strangers Carves Off A Significant Chunk

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Despite having drastic ups and downs over the course of the series, the last half of season 4 of AMC’s The Walking Dead was, by far, the best run in the series, giving me hope, guarded as it was, going into season 5. And thus far the young season hasn’t let me down. After starting with last week’s high-paced, action-centric season premiere, “No Sanctuary,” the massively popular zombie drama returns with “Strangers,” a quiet, moody, contemplative episode that continues to ratchet up the tension and build towards something even bigger.

If you haven’t watched the episode, stop reading now, because we’re going to talk about it, in depth, and this will include a great many SPOILERS.

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