Decades from now, the human race is on the brink of total collapse, the fallout of an apocalyptic plague. You have an opportunity to go back in time and stop the plague before it happens–hit the reset button, if you will. If you succeed, you’ll cease to exist but humanity will live. The hard part is not going to be sacrificing yourself but actually finding the source of the plague because your intel is sketchy at best and anything you do in the past alters the future.
Around here, it felt like fall would never get here. In fact, it’s still in the low 80s. *grumble grumble*
The best thing fall is…the new tv shows.
Okay, maybe it’s a toss-up between the new shows and Thanksgiving dinner. But, while Turkey Day only lasts until all the leftovers run out (or you get sick of them), there are at least a few shows to keep your mental belly full all season long.
Here’s what’s on my list:
James Spader strikes a Hannibal Lecteresque pose with his own fascinating twist and everyone has a secret agenda. Good stuff so far.
Apocalypse. American history. Mythology. A classic American scary story and an anachronistic hero. What isn’t there to love?
The Walking Dead
This is one of those shows I hate to love. It just gets more and more intense every season and there’s no guarantee your most loved characters will survive (or stay sane).
And one that’s premiering Friday:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Oh my. It has to be good.
I see all the shows on my list are pretty dark. Apparently, I have to branch out a little. Guess I better go research some comedies.
Right after I watch the last episode of The Walking Dead again.
Seems like the apocalypse is everywhere these days. Books. Games. TV shows and movies. And it’s not really a new thing. From the dawn of humanity, folks have been fascinated with the end of the world as we know it (some times more than others). Why is that?
If you have kid(s) in your life, you probably know that hanging out with them is the best excuse to act like a kid yourself. No, not the messy, tantrumy, “I’m telling Mom!” kinda kid stuff. The seeing the world with fresh eyes, playing dolls/legos, having an epic adventure in the backyard/living-room, acting goofy in public without shame kinda stuff.
And then there’s the kids movies. Even if you don’t have a kiddo to use as cover, there are some made-for-kids-beloved-by-grownups movies you just gotta see.
I recently read Jonathan Maberry‘s Rot and Ruin series, the story of four friends who’ve grown up in a zombie devastated world. As they try to find their place in this world, they have to choose between safety, an illusion crafted from stagnation and denial for many of the survivors, and freedom in a land where everything wants to kill them.
While the novels deliver all the shambling, flesh-hungry zombie terror you’d expect, it also packs a huge emotional punch. Good horror makes you care about the characters but Jonathan Maberry makes you care about the monster too. Continue reading “How Sympathetic Can a Zombie Be?”→
Fall is officially here. If the continued hot weather has you confused, just check out the sudden blossoming of Halloween decorations and candy displays in all the stores. Actually, the Halloween stuff’s probably been up since August. I’m expecting Thanksgiving stuff to start popping up by next week.
Anyway, it’s Fall and you know what that means…the return of some of our favorite tv shows. Dexter is already set up for a fascinating season and, in just about two weeks, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead are creeping back to tv screens everywhere.