Interview with Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon

The Walking Dead | Interview with Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon.

An evening with ... Credit: @ahavlicek 2/16/13

An evening with … Credit: @ahavlicek 2/16/13

On Saturday, Feb. 16, I spent an evening with Greg Nicotero, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohen and Steven Yeun. Milwaukee was on one of their city tours and they happened to be here for a two-show date.

I went to their early show and I was glad I did. Apparently it was more orderly than the 10pm show. It was, at times, extremely hard to understand what they were saying, but at least the 7pm audience knew how to behave.

Greg Nicotero is by far, one of the most interesting people I know. The guy who was playing “host” (I think he said he was from the Onion) was about about as interesting as a box of hair.

The first 60+ minutes was the box of hair talking in generalities and then the last 30 minutes he was asking the “panel” questions that had been submitted via Twitter. It seemed he was smart enough to at least pick a few questions that proved he had some brain matter.

Steven Yeun told a funny story about being at the airport and playing with his phone and a young brother and sister were talking to each other …”that’s him”… “are you sure?” … “yeah, I know that’s him” … like he wasn’t even there. Finally he just said to them “do you watch the show?” and freaked them out like they thought he couldn’t talk.

Norman Reedus shared with us some of the weird things people send him; one woman sent him her breast implant. When you click on the link and read the interview with Norman Reedus he talks about stuff he gets in the mail from people and that he gives a lot of that stuff to Chandler Riggs.

Greg Nicotero said he received a 3+ page letter from a fan that had an extensive, detailed description of her perfect walker, which he plans on using in the final episode. So you know what that means, right? Let’s all watch for it.

Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza? Frontline Special Airs Tuesday.

Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza – Courant.com.

The first of two PBS Frontline specials is set to air on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10pm (EST) (check your local listings).

The link above is an extensive article written by Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner of The Hartford Courant.

The Hartford Courant and FRONTLINE have joined forces to look at the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. These two news outlets are exploring answers to the two critical questions sparked by the tragedy: who was Adam Lanza and what was the nature of his relationship with his mother?; and will this tragedy change the profoundly divisive debate over guns in America.

Mark Balelo Dead: ‘Storage Wars’ Star Dies At 40

‘Storage Wars’ buyer Mark Balelo found dead at workplace – The Clicker.

Brandi gave Mark Balelo the nickname of Rico Suave. When he showed up at Storage Wars auctions, it wasn’t a surprise if it turned into a bidding war between him and Hester. I remember one episode where Barry, as a joke, said that lockers might be going for $10,000.

Apparently he was found dead inside his car which was parked and running in the garage at his auction house in Simi Valley CA. His death was ruled as a suicide and came two days after he had been arrested for a drug-related offense.

I’ve been searching for a statement from A&E, but have not found one. He was one of those auction extras, on the same order as Nabila. Not a regular, but definitely a force to be reckoned with. The episode where he had an old game console that he swore was worth $13,000 (or something similar) was hysterical. The link above has some of that episode.

This is the link to his AETV storage wars biography:

http://community.aetv.com/service/displayKickPlace.kickAction?u=33807159

Does Someone Have Your Number?

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My Favorite Rewinds of Season 2 of The Walking Dead

Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride) - The Walking Dead - Season 2. Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride) – The Walking Dead – Season 2. Credit: Gene Page/AMC

As I was watching the Season 2 marathon of The Walking Dead, I discovered there were some parts of a few episodes that caused me to do a rewind. Here they are.

Episode 2 – Bloodletting – Maggie rides up on the horse right when Andrea has fallen to the ground trying to get away from a walker. Maggie is there to get Lori and take her to the farm. It’s the first time anyone from that group has seen her. Maggie kerthumps the walker with a bat. Glenn falls in love with Maggie at first sight (it’s actually the first time I noticed it). Lori jumps on the back of the horse. Right about then the walker sits up and Daryl shoots him in the head with an arrow and says “shut up.”

Other things I noticed in this episode was the superb acting of Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes). This is the episode where Carl has been shot and the group en masse discover the farm. Once Maggie delivers Lori to the farm, Rick meets her outside and the two share a parent moment over Carl. Lori goes to see how Carl is doing and her acting has you believing Carl is HER SON. She lays down next to Carl, draws Rick in around her and draws the audience in as well.

Episode 6 – Secrets – When Andrea finally learns to “focus” when shooting and becomes a full fledged, card carrying Amazon warrior and jumps Shane’s bones in the car on the way back to camp.

Episode 7 – Pretty Much Dead Already – The load of responsibility is really getting too much to bear on Rick when after the shoot out of the walkers at Hershel’s barn, Carol’s daughter Sophia shuffles out at the very end. No one but Rick has the compassion to raise his gun and do what desperately needs to be done.

Episode 10 – 18 Miles Out – Rick and Shane fighting in the yard where they take Randall to drop him off. This was almost like a Laurel and Hardy moment only with the threat of zombies in the mix.

Walking Dead Marathon Happening NOW!

twd-s3-key-art-398.1It began at 10/9am CT with the first episode of Season 2, remember where they are driving down the freeway and come to the congestion of cars that stops them in their tracks. Everyone gets out and starts scavenging through the cars to find what they can when suddenly, a herd of walkers comes along.

Andrea is in the RV and ends up ducking into the bathroom where she’s trapped by a snoopy walker when he hears the sound of the gun she’s trying to put back together. Dale tosses a screwdriver down to her and she ends up stabbing the walker in the eye a couple of times (yuck).

Rick and Sophia end up in the woods and Sophia is lost and the rest of them spend the next few episodes looking for her. Of course you know what happens next …

If not, you should be turning to AMC right now, setting your DVR and get ready to get caught up on Season 2 which runs until 11:30/10:30pm CT. At that time, Season 2 begins all over again.

Season 3 begins on Sunday with “The Seed” at 1/12pm with new episodes at 9/8pm CT.

Finally, new episodes of The Walking Dead. Three minute previews of episode 309 are sprinkled throughout the marathon.

The Talking Dead returns tomorrow night at 10/9 CT. You can submit questions for the show in numerous ways for host Chris Hardwick and guests Kevin Smith and Steven Yeun.

Morrissey rules as The Governor in Walking Dead

Morrissey rules as The Governor in Walking Dead – Road Runner.

Here’s an intimate interview with David Morrisey, The Governor from The Walking Dead. There’s quite a bit of past work listed as well.

If you listen carefully, you can almost here that wonderful English accent.

The Walking Dead Marathon is happening now, continues through the night and picks up tomorrow with Season 3.

AMC Celebrates Return of The Walking Dead with Zombie Finger Giveaway

AMC Celebrates Return of The Walking Dead with Zombie Finger Giveaway.

This image and story hit the airways today with a bang! I first saw it on Creativity Online, an online newsletter of digital AdAge. When I Googled it to try and find a better picture, hundreds of hits came up. Everyone was talking about it. Randy Matheson was one of the few who mentioned the contest (it almost makes me wish I could grab a train to Toronto just to take a picture with it).

This is a prime example of just how cheeky things are getting with the upcoming premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday.

The Walking Dead Returns This Sunday. Are you ready?

The Walking Dead Returns This Sunday 9/8c.

There’s a Walking Dead marathon Saturday starting at 10/9am CT beginning with the Season 2 premiere “What Lies Ahead.” Perfect timing considering that new episodes start this Sunday, Feb. 10.

The link will get you ready with “Ten Ways to Get Ready for The Walking Dead‘s Return Sunday Night.” I just listed the #1 way above – watch the Marathon on Saturday. You could call your friends that have been meaning to watch and get them initiated and make a party of it.

Pull some recipes, go to the store and try some of those exotic dips you’ve been meaning to try. Now that the Super Bowl is over, what else is Sunday good for?

When you hit the link it goes to the web page and you can check out the Exclusive Features – this one in particular is fun – photos of the Memorable Zombies from the Walking Dead Season 3 … So Far. I’d have to go with Number 14.

Laurie Holden Talks About The Walking Dead + Norman Reedus as The Punisher

Laurie Holden Talks to TV Guide; Variety on The Walking Dead vs. Downton Abbey – The Walking Dead – AMC.

As I was watching the Walking Dead marathon yesterday during the Super Bowl, I realized just how far our band of survivors has come. It’s always good to be able to see the beginning and then reflect what shapes characters.

Take for instance Laurie Holden (Andrea) losing her sister (Amy) and then, when she wants to leave her misery and pain behind her, Dale won’t let her (in the last episode (TS-19) of Season 1).

The Walking Dead, Season One, episode "Vatos"

The Walking Dead, Season One, episode “Vatos”

I also realized that Glenn got kidnapped in the first season by the homies in the episode “Vatos,” which is actually one of my favorites. “Vatos” is the episode where Rick, T-Dog, Daryl and Glenn return to Atlanta to retrieve Merle and the bag of guns Rick dropped when he was taken down by the gang of walkers.

It turns out that for all the machismo they’re showing, the homies are just trying to keep a well hidden assisted living center running. Guillermo (Neil Brown, Jr.) was the custodian and is elevated to “leader.” He uses one street credit line in there that’s hysterical, claiming he’ll feed “Glenn to his dogs that he stole from Satan’s backyard.” The dogs turn out to be 3 toy chihuahuas.

This episode (Vatos) attained general acclaim from the TV critics because it successfully made the viewers experience the daily life of the show’s characters. Upon initial airing it attained 4.75 million viewers according to Nielsen. It became the highest-rated cable program of the day and the ninth most-watched cable program of the week.

Now click on the link above and read all the interesting things about the Walking Dead which returns with new episodes this Sunday. Set your DVRs.