The Walking Dead has made us all paranoid: would we survive a zombie apocalypse? The truth is, we probably wouldn't (and neither would most of the cast, except for Norman Reedus, cause he's badass). Over the course of five seasons, besides wondering who was going to make it, we've had a lot of consistent questions about TWD.
1. Who cuts the grass?
With all those walkers around, there is no way people can crank up a lawn mower, so how is it they rarely (if ever) run into over grown grass? Alternatively, with all the walking these walkers do on the grass, shouldn't it be dying too?
2. How do the women have such perfect eyebrows?
Did someone find tweezers on a raid? These brows don't look like the work of tweezers, but the work of someone with a talent for waxing. And we know they didn't find a waxing kit and have kept it this whole time.
3. How big is Rick's beard going to get?
Will we will be able to see his face by season 7? Why won't he shave? Is this an ode to Hershel?
4. But Glenn and Daryl have nice facial hair?
Given their limited amount of supplies, as they're now moving from place to place, wouldn't they be sharing the same shaving kit if they have one? Why does no one look like they're using the same razor...
5. How does Daryl maintain his salon quality hair?
So many grooming questions. Why are they so well groomed yet so dirty in every episode?
6. Why are they STILL in Georgia?
You'd think after all this time, with things never working out for them in rural Georgia, they would have finally left? I mean, now they're on the move, but COME ON.
7. Why do they almost never run into dogs?
In the 61 episodes that have aired so far, we've seen dogs how many times? 2, maybe 3 times? The dogs can easily outrun walkers and humans. And, it doesn't look like they were infected by the disease, so where the hell are the dogs!?
8. Do the walkers ever get full?
I get that they're zombies, but really they seem to have this endless appetite and I'd love to know what is their limit? How many humans can they eat in one day before it's just too much? 5? 10? 50?
9. Why was a Hyundai the zombie survival car?
I smell product placement. Wouldn't a huge truck have been safer, albeit a gas guzzler?
10. How do you actually say the name Carl?
Carl? Karl? Coral?
11. Why did Tyrese wear a wool-knit hat when everyone is always sweating?
We literally sweat every time we see that damn hat on his head. How aren't you hot yet?!
12. Why doesn't Rick have a better method for solving issues?
How does this solve anything? There are real problems that need to be taken care of Rick.
13. Why does everyone try to kill Glenn?
"We need someone as human bait? Let's use Glenn!" "Glenn, go check out that ominous sound!" Just leave Glenn alone already.
14. Isn't a crossbow the most inconvenient weapon to carry?
Isn't a a huge pain in the ass to collect the arrows after shooting walkers? What about when Daryl can't grab his arrows? What does he do then? I don't image that they stumble upon arrows as often as they would regular ammo.
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The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has snagged an odd souvenir from the set of the zombie drama series - his co-star Andrew Lincoln's beard. British actor Lincoln had to grow out his facial hair to play a desperate father struggling to survive in the hit TV show, but he was allowed to shave off his thick, shaggy beard last year (14), ahead of a season five premiere party, and he reveals he received a strange request from Reedus.
Lincoln tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "Norman Reedus was thrilled (I was shaving) because he said, 'I want your beard.' So Norman Reedus has his beard."
The Boondock Saints star adds, "It's in my refrigerator. Right where the eggs go."
Reedus wasn't joking about the hairy memorabilia - he shared a photo of his pal's facial hair, in a bag, in his fridge at home with Today viewers.
For a show about zombies and the apocalypse, there are a lot of feelings on The Walking Dead. More than a couple of times in the shows five season history, us viewers have found ourselves tearing up and trying to tell our friends that, "no, we are totally not crying while there is a zombie, er walker, on the screen." But truth be told, after watching "Four Walls and a Roof" and "Coda" this season, we're defintely going to have to fess up to the tears.
1. When Morgan couldn't kill his wife:
To be honest, when Duane cried in that episode, we cried to. We (just me, probably) also cried when the horse went down at the very end of the episode, but I refuse to include that image, my heart is still not over it.
2. When they finally found Sophia:
3. When Lori said goodbye to Carl:
4. Then Carl had to kill her:
5. And then Rick found out:
Okay, we only cried a little here, because (so sorry Andrew Lincoln) we started laughing, but what is that face?
6. When you first realized why Michonne was the way she is:
7. When The Govenor had Maggie and Glenn and we were convinced they weren't going to make it:
Let's not even mention the awful stuff he did to Maggie.
8. This </3:
9. The truly awful death of Hershel:
10. When Rick and Carl thought Judith was dead:
We all didn't think that TWD would go there, but you NEVER know with this show.
11. When Daryl finally opened up about his feelings:
12. When Carol had to do this:
"Look at the flowers."
13. These very emotional reunions:
14. And most recently, when our residental sees-the-good-in-everything-guy, Bob got bit (and eaten):
"You came to us a loner, left us as a family." *quietly sobbing to The Walking Dead theme song*
15. When Maggie thought she was finally being reunited with her sister:
Maggie literally cannot catch a break when it comes to midseason finales, and neither can we.
What do you think is the saddest moment from the show? Tweet us your answers.
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The season 5 opener of The Walking Dead brought back underdog character, Carol (Melissa McBride), in an awesome way. Now, we think she should be the leader. On the after show, The Talking Dead, there was a poll asking if Carol should be the group's leader and the audience's answer was an overwhelming NO! Well, it's time to sway you nay-sayers because Carol has so many great traits and would be a better leader than Rick. Still not buying it? Well we have 10 reasons below why Rick (Andrew Lincoln) should let Carol take the reigns.
1. She has been through so many more life experiences than Rick, which makes her wiser.Giphy
2. She is a badass, plain and simple!
3. She isn't afraid of making horrifyingly tough decisions.
4. She was able to keep her sanity after those tough decisions unlike someone else we know...
5. She single handedly saved the group from being someone's dinner.
6. Yes, she's harsh at times but only to make sure her loved ones survive. She is still a nurturer.
7. She has less distractions. Rick has two kids that he is constantly struggling to take of, and having the responsibility of taking care of the group is killing him.
8. Although Rick is slowly catching onto this fact Carol already knows that humans are more dangerous and makes decisions off of that.Giphy
9. She doesn't act like she is above taking any task that needs to be filled. She will be a soldier one day and babysitter the next.Giphy
10. She would lead with confidence since she has been very unapologetic for all that she has done.Giphy
So step aside Rick...
Carol is going to take it from here
"Andrew Lincoln is definitely my BFF (best friend forever). We'll be doing serious scenes, and I'll lean over and go, 'Love you', under my breath. And he'll lean over and go, 'F**k you'. During one scene last year when he crawled out of the window, I was at the bottom with my pants down, mooning him." Actor Norman Reedus enjoys messing around with his The Walking Dead co-star on set.
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is set to be feted with a lifetime achievement award at the New York City Horror Film Festival next month (Nov14).
Festival organisers are honouring the actor for his "strong dedication to the craft" and for creating "new heights and depths" as crossbow-toting Daryl Dixon in the zombie series. Before starring in the hit show, Reedus appeared in a number of thrillers, including Blade 2, The Boondock Saints, and Guillermo del Toro's Mimic. Also receiving a special award is actor Angus Scrimm, best known for his role as the evil Tall Man in 1979 cult classic Phantasm. The New York City Horror Film Festival kicks off on 13 November (14).
The Walking Dead is back and if you watched the first episode of season 5, you probably thought, "Whoa. Carol is a BOSS." We sure did. Carol (Melissa McBride) was kicking ass and taking names, all while looking awesome. As always, Rick and Daryl were total bosses too. This show gives everyone the chance to be a boss.
1. That time Carol scored the luckiest shot with this firework, but didn't doubt herself for a second.
2. That time Daryl and Michonne teamed up to kill some walkers.
3. The time Daryl found a new use for his crossbow.
4. The time Rick tried passing his boss status onto Carl.
5. When Michonne first showed up (and then every minute after that).
6. When Merle just laughed off the walkers.
7. When Carol showed everyone how to stop a walker and then take them down.
8. The time that Andrea was pissed off, so she took it out on a walker, obviously.
9. When Rick eliminated a threat.
10. The time Maggie was not going to take crap from a walker.
11. When Glenn kind of lost it, but still totally badass as hell.
12. That time Hershel had to lay down the law on a walker.
13. The time Beth told everyone to shut up, without saying a word.
14. Even The Govenor was kind of a boss, a total asshole, but still, kind of a boss.
15. The time Rick hid under a bed for hours and then had to kill a dude in a bathroom, as quietly as possible.
16. Really, pretty much any time Michonne came close to a walker, we all knew how awesome she is.
17. But the biggest boss so far didn't even need to kill anyone to earn his status. He just showed up and we all lost our minds.
Who do you think is the biggest boss on The Walking Dead? Tweet us your thoughts!
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A legal battle over the estate of musical theatre lyricist Richard Adler has erupted between lawyers and his widow. The Tony award-winning composer, who wrote the music and lyrics to Broadway shows Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game, died in 2012, aged 90.
His widow Susan Ivory is now embroiled in a dispute over his $22 million (£13 million) estate with his lawyer Norman Solovay, who accuses her of trying to "misappropriate" funds from Adler's grandchildren from a previous marriage.
In legal papers filed at Manhattan's Surrogate's Court, the lawyer also claims she spent more money in 2010 than Adler's music company made.
According to a report by the New York Post, Solovay claims, "She continued to refuse to recognise the grandchildren's... trust interest in the music company and to misappropriate their funds in a way that now might well be described as theft."
Ivory is also accused of manipulating Adler into amending his will while his health was deteriorating, making her co-executor of the estate with Solovay. The change allegedly deprived Adler's friends and charitable organisations of funds.
The majority of Adler's estate was divided between Ivory and his only son Andrew. Ivory has not responded to the claims.
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Television upfronts are upon us. Even though the fall TV season has just barely come to a close, with many shows not returning next year (poor Community), the networks have a new crop of shows ready to premiere later this year. NBC has recently announced its fall lineup, including an interesting mix of comedies and dramas. Here's a preview of NBC's upcoming primetime lineup
A to ZWhat It Is: Single-camera sitcom.What It's About: Andrew (Ben Feldman), a romantic at heart, tries to win the girl of his dreams, Zoey (Cristin Milioti).Who's in It: Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti. What It Sounds Like: Exactly like How I Met Your Mother. It's so similar it's almost a little shameless. Check this: The male lead is a doe-eyed romantic; the female lead wants nothing to do with relationships; an unseen narrator who is also voiced by an actor best known from a '90s sitcom (Katey Sagal), is recounting the whole story; incredible romantic coincidences aplenty involving particularly colored items. It's madness. But at least they don't share a cast member... oh, wait...How Good It Will Be: It honestly looks like a tepid version of the CBS series, but without any of that show’s subversive charm or quirks.How Long It Will Last: It looks pleasant enough to last through the season, but who wants to watch another eight years of Ted and Robin doing will-they-won’t they.Premiere: Thursdays at 9:30 this fall.
Bad JudgeWhat It Is: Single-camera sitcom.What It's About: Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh) is a wild party girl who also happens to be L.A.'s toughest criminal judge.Who's In It: Kate Walsh, John Ducey, Tone Bell, Theodore Barnes.What's It Sound Like: A reality show titled Judge Judy: Off the Bench.How Good It Will Be: Judging by the trailer, it seems like the main character’s antics will grow stale after a while. “She’s a high ranking official, yet she’s wildly inappropriate” can only be barely amusing for so long.How Long It Will Last: This looks dead on arrival.Premiere: Thurdays at 9:00 this fall.
The Mysteries of LauraWhat It Is: Cop dramedy. What It's About: Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) is a gifted detective who must balance the excitement of police work with managing her twin boys and a flippant ex-husband.Who's In It: Debra Messing, Josh Lucas.What's It Sound Like: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but with more family drama.How Good Will It Be: It’s hard to tell. The trailer is charming enough and is actually littered with a couple chuckles. How Long Will It Last: We can see this one going the distance.Premiere: Wednesdays at 8:00 this fall.
ConstantineWhat It Is: Supernatural drama.What It's About: Based on DC Comics’ classic series Hellblazer, demon hunter John Constantine travels the country to fight off the forces of hell while looking cool in a trench coat. Who's In It: Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, Harrold Perrineau. What's It Sounds Like: Like Supernatural, with more Brits. How Good Will It Be: The trailer has some genuine creepy moments and looks like a far cry from the Keanu Reeves-centered, sun-drenched L.A. interperatation of the character from 2005’s Constantine. Matt Ryan is a dead ringer for the comic book version, down to the blond hair and british-accented quips. How Long Will It Last: This one has good chances. Even though it’s scheduled for Friday nights, which is usually the death nell for television, NBC’s other supernatural action series, Grimm has improbably managed to survive on the same night. Also, It’s connection to comics will certainly bring in viewers.Premiere: Fridays at 10:00 this fall.
State of AffairsWhat It Is: Drama. What It's About: CIA analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) must decide which international crises need to be brought to the attention of the president. She’s also on a mission to find the people responsible for the murder of her fiancé, who was the president’s son.Who's In It: Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman. What's It Sound Like: Like Scandal meets Homeland. How Good It Will Be: It looks like a soapy, glossy network version of Homeland, which could be fun, but could also be terrible. How Long It Will Last: NBC found a surprise hit with The Blacklist, and this show looks pretty similar in story. If it can pick up on that show’s audience it will definitely make it through the season.Premiere: November 17 at 10:00.
Marry MeWhat Is It: Single-camera sitcom. What It's About: After six perfect years together, Annie and Jake are ready to get married, but the universe seems to have other plans for them. Who's In It: Ken Marino, Casey Wilson, Sarah Wright, John Gemberling. What's It Sound Like: It’s basically looks like Happy Endings, which makes sense since it’s also from that show’s creator, David Caspe. How Good Will It Be: The cast has some great comedy chops, and the trailer has some goofy laughs here and there. If this show is even half as good as Happy Endings in it’s prime, we’ll be satisfied.How Long Will It Last: NBC is in dire need of some new comedies so we’re betting this one sticks around for a while. Premiere: Tuesday at 9:00 this fall.
AllegianceWhat It Is: Spy drama. What It's About: Alex O’Connor is a young idealistic CIA analyst, but his life comes crashing down when he learns that his parents are deactivated KGB agents who have just been re-enlisted by the Kremlin to commit a terrorist attack against the U.S. Who's In It: Gavin Stenhouse, Scott Cohen, Hope Davis.What's It Sound Like: The Americans, but with fewer wigs and less '80s music. How Good It Will Be: It’ll be hard for this show to compete quality-wise with The Americans, which is probably the most underrated drama on television, since it is mining such similar territory. How Long It Will Last: You only have to look as far as NBC’s Hostages to see that dramas like this don’t tend to do well on the network. If the show is a critical success it good skate on its prestige like Hannibal, but we don’t see this as being terribly successful.Premiere: N/A
AquariusWhat It Is: Period police drama.What It's About: In 1967, L.A. police sergeant Sam Hodiak investigates a cult leader luring young women to his cause. Little does he know that that the guy he’s hunting turns out to be Charles Manson.Who's In It: David Duchovny. What's It Sound Like: Bates Motel, but replace Norman Bates with Charles Manson. How Good Will It Be: It looks like NBC is trying to mine the success (critical success at least) of Hannibal. If this show is even a tenth as good as that, it will be a home run.How Long Will It Last?: Knowing NBC and it’s audience, If this show does make it to the end of the season, it will be one of those shows that’s permanently on the bubble come renewal time.Premiere: N/A
Emerald CityWhat It Is: Fantasy drama.What It's About: A woman investigating the identity of her biological mother gets swept up into a tornado and transported to a twisted vision of magical world of Oz Who's In It: N/A What's It Sound Like: A dark and gritty version of The Wizard of Oz. How Good Will It Be: Judging from recent “Dark” versions of fairy tales (Hanzel and Gretal: Witch Hunters, Snow White and the Huntsman), we don’t have high hopes. How Long Will It Last: NBC’s recet genre offerings haven’t fared to well, but ABC’s Once Upon a Time shows that there’s certainly an audience for fantasy on network TV.Premiere: N/A
Mission ControlWhat Is It: Single-camera sitcom.What's It About: Dr. Mary Kendricks is a brilliant Aerospace engineer that must survive the boys club of Astronauts in the 1960s. Who's In It: Krysten Ritter, Tommy Dewey, Malcolm Barrett, Johnathan Slavin, Julie Meyer.What's It Sound Like: Mad Men meets Anchorman with some Better Off Ted sprinkled in. How Good Will It Be: Mad Men has found a great amount of drama exploring the old-timey misogyny of the 1960s. A series that can explore the same themes from a comedic lens could be really great.How Long Will It Last: It’s hard to tell. This sounds pretty ambitious from NBC. It doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that people will immediately click with, so Mission Control might not last.Premiere: N/A
Mr. RobinsonWhat It Is: Single-camera sitcom.What's It About: Down on his luck musician Craig Robinson (Craig Robinson... hey, wait a minute...) teaches music to pay the bills, but works harder to inspire his students once he finds out that they’re only taking his class for the easy A.Who's In It: Craig Robinson, Jean Smart.What's It Sound Like: An updated version of Welcome Back Kotter.How Good Will It Be: Craig Robinson is a huge talent, and we’ve been waiting for him to get the chance to carry his own show. Fingers crossed, everybody. How Long Will It Last: Hopefully, old fans of The Office can rally behind this show and help it secure at least a couple of seasons.Premiere: N/A
OdysseyWhat It Is: Multi-camera sitcom. What It's About: A soldier, a corporate lawyer, and a political activist uncover a military-industrial conspiracy involving al Qaeda, the U.S. military, and a U.S. corporation funding the terrorist cell.Who's In It: Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost. What's It Sound Like: Traffic with a heaping teaspoon of Homeland.How Good Will It Be: It sounds like an ambitious, international undertaking from NBC. It sounds good, but then again it’s from a director of Grey’s Anatomy. We guess we’ll have to see.How Long Will It Last: Not too long. This doesn’t look like NBC’s usual offerings so it’s hard to think it will last.Premiere: N/A
One Big Happy What Is It: Single-camera sitcom.What's It About: Best friends, Lizzy and Luke decide to start an unorthodox family, but things get crowded when Luke meets and marries the woman of his dreams, Prudence, a british expat scheduled to leave the country. Who's In It: Nick Zano, Elisha Cuthbert, Kelly Brook.What's It Sound Like: A zanier version of Modern Family. How Good Will It Be: It sounds like fun, and Elisha Cuthbert was fantastic in Happy Endings.Premiere: N/A
Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtWhat Is It: Single camera sitcom What’s It About: After 15 years of living in a cult, a woman decides to reinvent her life by moving to New York and taking on the city that never sleeps.Who's In It: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess.What’s It Sound Like: Ugly Betty meets The Office.How Good Will It Be: Ellie Kemper is perpetually delightful, and the idea of a woman readjusting to modern life after living in a cult could lead to some absurd situations. How Long Will It Last: Like Mr. Robinson, fans of the office might give this show a boost at least initially. Were thinking this one will at least finish out it’s season.Premiere: N/A