Hey Scripted TV Hangover fans, I have to apologize. I was planning on writing a more in-depth Westworld Season 1 Finale preview post earlier in the week, but then life happened and I had a crazy busy week at work, so here we are. Since it’s Friday night and I want to get something out before the weekend, I’m going to give some rapid-fire predictions for Sunday’s episode. I promise to do a more detailed post on where I see the show going in Season 2 next week.
Before I get to that, I do want to comment on how much I love Westworld. Between the incredible acting, intriguing mysteries, and interesting technology, I’ve been completely enthralled with the first nine episodes of the season. As a huge The Walking Dead fan, it’s hard for me to say this, but Westworld has been the show I’ve looked forward to watching most every Sunday (and it isn’t even close).
One big part of why I (and many other) Westworld fans have connected with the show is the abundance of room for theorizing about the show’s mysteries. And the creators haven’t shied away from revealing answers so far. With that, let’s dive into my predictions for the finale, with only a bit of explanation on each. If you want to discuss anything further, use the comments section or hit me up on Twitter @ColinLatchford.
If you're a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead, you know that characters are bound to die regularly. With one of the most brutal worlds on television, it’s fully justified. Not only is there the ever-present danger of walkers biting one of our favorite characters, but as the series progressed the threat from other (living) humans has grown season after season. Plus, with an incredibly large cast, the showrunners need to trim the fat to make room to introduce new characters.
I get the feeling we are bound to have at least one more character death in the final three episodes of Season 7A. Partly, this is because we haven’t had a death since the premiere’s double header (pun intended). But I also get the feeling that the showrunners have built up a few characters for a fall. And there’s one actor who may have an off-screen reason for an exit. So, in no particular order, here are my top five contenders for what character will die next on The Walking Dead:
Instead of formally recapping The Walking Dead: Season 7 Episode 4, the episode has inspired me to write about something else this week. That being why Spencer Monroe has taken over the role of being the worst character on The Walking Dead.
I love recommending television shows to people. Friends, family, girlfriends, anyone. If they need an extra boost, I’ll even watch it with them. I’ve already scheduled the time to watch both seasons of Mr. Robot with my Mom over the holidays (that’s how cool I am). When I pick a new target for a recommendation, I go through my usual list of top shows: Game of Thrones, the aforementioned Mr. Robot, The Walking Dead, etc. But there’s one show that has always been a favorite of mine that I never seem to recommend to anyone: The Good Wife.
I guess I worry that liking The Good Wife would somehow be a blow to my manhood. But why? It’s not like I stay away from advocating for female-fronted shows. I got several people hooked on Homeland and I never shy away from voicing my fondness for Fringe. I think it could be the title: The Good Wife, it sounds inherently girly. But nonetheless, the time has come for me to share my love for this show with the world. And especially since the spinoff is launching in a matter of months, it’s time you got on board as well. Here are four reasons why guys can (and should) like The Good Wife:
Ranking Black Mirror Season 3 By Likeliness to Occur
I must confess. Before last week, I had neither seen nor heard of Black Mirror, the Channel 4/Netflix production by Charlie Brooker. I must have scrolled through the title on Netflix, but nothing perked my interest enough to start watching. Hearing all the buzz surrounding the release of Season 3 got me to do a little research and I was shocked that I hadn’t discovered this sooner. The show seems tailor-made for me. It’s sci-fi, but with compelling characters. It’s centered around technology and (occasionally) politics, both themes I find incredibly interesting. And especially evident in Season 3, the show attracts hugely talented actors to focus each episode around. If you haven’t watched yet, do it now. If you’re anything like me, you won’t stop binging until you’ve gotten through all three seasons (and a Christmas special)!
Just to refresh, Black Mirror is an anthology format, meaning that each episode follows a different storyline and characters. Many articles I’ve read in my week of Black Mirror obsession have pointed to a shared universe between some or all of the episodes, but I’m not sure I buy into that. Season 3 focuses each episode on a ‘dark reflection’ of current technology. Because I’m so fascinated by technology, I thought I’d try and give a different take in my recap of the season. Instead of diving into each storyline too deeply, instead, I’ll rank the episodes based on how likely the somewhat dystopian futures (or presents) will occur in our lifetime. Needless to say, there will be major spoilers for all six episodes of Black Mirror Season 3, so make sure you’re caught up before reading. Here they are, from least to most likely:
Welcome to Scripted TV Hangover, our new blog series that recaps the other side of television. As I (Colin) frequently reference during the podcast, I’m pretty addicted to a lot of shows that fall outside of our reality mantra and I thought I’d share that addiction with you! Today I’ll be recapping the Season 7 Premiere of The Walking Dead.