The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere

Tyreese

I’m sure if you’re reading this, you saw the show on Sunday.  I’d rather discuss the episode instead of regurgitate it.  Tyreese has always had a hard time surviving in the world of the Walking Dead.  He has been trying to hard to be the good guy, which is not the way to survive.

Rick wasn’t my favorite character, until this season.  He’s really changed, and now he knows what needs done.  Tyreese keeps getting in the way.  It was really cool that he saved Judith, but he didn’t have what it took to survive.  Hopefully Rick realizes that he needs to take charge more.

Michonne seems to have nesting syndrome, which makes sense.  You can’t just keep going, but you do have to find the right place.  Rick is thinking things through.  Glenn is realizing that it doesn’t really matter who you kill.  There are these lovely grey areas of morality.  I think it’s great that the show is getting people to think.

It will be interesting to see how this affects Sasha.  She just lost Bob, and now her brother.  Not to mention everybody just lost Beth.  She seemed to just be getting the hang of things and finding her groove. She survived long enough to make me think she just might make it, I had been expecting her to die right up until the last episode or two before she died.

So it should be interesting to see how everybody is affected and whether they find a place to hang out for awhile.

Expedition Unknown Premiere

Amelia Earhart

Expedition Unknown premiered last night at 9pm on the Travel Channel, with former SyFy Destination Truth host Josh Gates.  Fans of Destination Truth would recognize his old crew member and cameraman Evan Goldberg as his new cameraman on Expedition Unknown.   In Destination Truth, he seemed to be a target for paranormal activity.  In this episode, as stated above, Gates was investigating the famous aviator Amelia Earhart with the humor his fans have come to love.

“Aviator Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. In 1923, Earhart, fondly known as “Lady Lindy,” became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot’s license. She had several notable flights, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific. In 1937, she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Since then, several theories have formed regarding Earhart’s last days, many of which have been connected to various artifacts that have been found on Pacific islands—including clothing, tools and, more recently, freckle cream. Earhart was legally declared dead in 1939″ (from http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280).

It was these theories that Josh Gates went to investigate.  He spent a lot of time with the locals in Papua New Guinea, and did an interview during a sizable earthquake.  Throughout the show, in true Josh Gates style, he drank strange drinks, was at the wrong end of a spear, traveled to a village in a float (that was just barely afloat).  He also nearly passed out while trying some strange fruit-like drug.  In the end, he wound up spending time with the local police.  Josh chased down every lead he could find, in several places.  He found a few planes that definitely did not belong to Amelia Earhart, but did belong to someone.  One was definitely a WWII Japanese fighter plane.  There were remains in the plane, underwater.  He also spoke to a man that was convinced he had a piece of Earhart’s plane recovered from a remote Island.  After chasing down all of these leads, Josh found a man who had found a box of human bones under his house in 1968 at the age of thirteen.  The man turned the bones over to the Fiji museum, where they were lost.  However, the man arranged for Josh to dig under his old home where the bones were found; it turns out the police never bothered to do that after human remains were found in the 60’s.  I wouldn’t want to die in Fiji.  After crawling under the little house, with lots of spiders, Josh dug in the sand and found a bunch of bones.  He decided to stop and inform the authorities.  When they went under the house in hazmat suits, to which Josh said, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  The police did confirm that at least one of the bones Josh dug up was indeed human. There his investigation came to an end, it was in the hands of the Fiji police.  Let’s hope they are more thorough than their predecessors.

It was a good show, similar to Destination Truth, but with more reliable rental vehicles and less crew members.  I’m sure the episodes to come will be worth watching.

Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates

Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates

Premieres ont he Travel Channel Jan 8, 2015 at 9 pm Eastern

Josh Gates was the host of my favorite show, Destination Truth.  Now that he has a new show on the Travel channel, my hopes of Destination Truth ever returning to SyFy are crushed.  If you’ve never seen it, Josh Gates took a crew to various locations around the world to investigate things like cryptids, paranormal activity, UFO sightings, and even an alien mummy once.  They made some incredible discoveries and brought home some incredible evidence.  However, the show has clearly been murdered.

I suppose Expedition Unknown is like Destination Truth reincarnated.  It’s not exactly the same, but in the same spirit.  On the two hour premiere, Josh will investigate Amelia Earhart’s missing plane.  The show will be Josh Gates investigating mysteries around the world, which is similar to what Destination Truth was.  Maybe he’ll actually get a rental car that runs now that he’s on the Travel Channel.  I will certainly be watching, and probably writing posts about the show on here.  I could not find the commercial online, though I’ve seen it on the Travel Channel.  If you want to see pictures from the show, click the link below.

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/expedition-unknown/articles/about-the-show

Winter Solstice Always Means Bad TV

Winter Solstice Always Means Bad TV

So I have a few shows I watch now: The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, The Curse of Oak Island, Haven, and America Unearthed.  Everything seems to be on break now.  Why?  What is it about the Winter Solstice that every station seems to feel they have to play crap instead of something good or at least somewhat interesting?  I tried to go on SyFy, you know what they were playing?  A CSI marathon!  Seriously!  WTF is CSI doing on SyFy?  Are there alien criminals?  Did the dead tell them who killed them?

SyFy doesn’t always play just science fiction, true.  However, it’s always in the SciFi/Horror/Fantasy/Paranormal genres.  CSI does not fit in any of those categories, it belongs on USA or something.  It’s going to take one show like this, and it will all be downhill from there.  It’s the same thing that happened to MTV, they don’t really play music anymore.  It’s a sad day.

Lusca or Giant Octopus

Lusca or Giant Octopus

Last week I was watching some old episodes of Destination Truth, SyFy channel had a marathon.  One of the episodes was of the Lusca, a Giant Octopus, in the Bahamas.  I had a hard time finding that episode online, since the SyFy channel cancelled this awesome show.  However, I was able to find the same creature on an episode of Monster Quest.  The legend of the Giant Octopus or the Kracken has been around for ages.  We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the waters of our own planet.  Anything could be lurking in the deep.  Nobody can say this creature, or any other creature for that matter, cannot exist because we just haven’t explored the deep waters enough.  Check out this video and see what you think.

 

The Walking Dead Up to Mid Season Finale

The Walking Dead Up to Mid Season Finale

“Coda” and last couple of episodes

The Gang keeps growing (and shrinking)

It’s been a crazy mid season end.  Finally they are rescuing Beth, and now Carol. They lost Bob, got rid of last season’s threat, met a weird priest, and gained some kid named Noah (thanks to Beth).  The ones who left for D.C. came back, because Eugene lied.  He knows nothing.  Rick keeps getting talked into morality and it’s getting them in trouble.  His plan was perfect, and he listened to Tyreese. Tyreese is a good guy, but he’s not real good at this stuff.  I think if they had gone with Rick’s plan Beth would still be alive.  What do you think?

It’s weird that the writers waited to kill Beth now, her character had grown so much.  In the beginning, hell for a long time, I thought that Beth was going to die.  She didn’t seem to be strong enough to survive, but she became strong.  Now that she is this strong character, they kill her off.  It’s a little confusing.  I don’t get the tiny scissors in the shoulder, she should have gone for her throat.  So we’ve lost Bob and Beth this season, who else has a name starting with a “B”?  Look out, they could be next!

The ending was weird too.  That guy from the first season (Morgan) following strange engravings in trees.  Then he finds the map that Abraham left Rick.  I’m not sure if he’s looking for Rick or not, last time we saw him, he seemed rather suicidal.  That was when Michonne was new to the gang.  Speaking of Michonne, she seems to take care of Rick’s kids a lot.  Apparently Bob coming back from the woods with a leg missing didn’t convince the priest that the Terminites were actually eating his leg, he had to go see the burned leg.  Seriously?  The man is dying and missing a leg, and you think he dreamed up this crazy story about psychos eating his leg?  What, did he think he chewed it off himself?

Just as the doors of the church are about to fly open, Abraham drives a fire truck in front of the door to block the zombies from bursting out of the door.  After a whole season of Maggie not mentioning Beth, she hears that her sister is alive…and that’s when I knew for sure that they were going to kill Beth.  Daryl and Rick were ready to kill the rest of them.  It was quite a start difference between the two sides.  You had Rick’s side that was completely heart-broken that Beth was dead, and the other side who were thankful to Rick and Daryl for killing Dawn (one of their own).

I’ve read some interesting theories online about Morgan and what exactly his mission is, though it’s all just speculation.  It does seem that he is following signs that were tattooed on that guy that Rick and Daryl let out at Terminus.  It seems weird that he was at the church leaving offerings of some kind, Ho Ho’s.  I think my favorite rumor was that he was leading us to the spin off.  That could be.  It would make sense to use a character we already know to introduce us to a new group.  I guess we’ll see in February.