Welcome to the the eighteenth episode of Evil Episodes!
The podcast just got a whole lot more evil as Jamie from Devour the Podcast joins myself and Darrick! The show starts as usual, with a few news items that have dropped in the last couple of weeks. This spawns some nice discussion and mini-rants which listeners are sure to enjoy and form their own opinions on.
Next up we discuss the new SYFY game show Total Blackout, which of course leads to the discussion of many other shows, movies and any other material to do with horror. The show’s featured review as you might have guessed from the title is a big discussion on the second half of the second season of The Walking Dead. The first go at this with another lineup failed due to a technical error on my part, but from the comments sections on just about every episode since, the fans were still wanting the show covered in detail so I decided to make it happen!
The show closes out with a mini-announcement by Darrick regarding his future on the podcast as well as an addition being made to the podcast which will keep this baby running for a long time to come!
Under a month until the Walking Dead is back. When the season split, it seemed like it was going to take forever for the show to resume, but I guess with all the Horror TV shows lately it has made time fly by pretty fast, eh? Check out a small preview of a scene of the premiere episode coming up in a few weeks after the jump!
For those that haven’t seen the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead Season 2, I highly recommend you go watch it before reading this interview, as it will spoil just about every major event that takes place over the course of the first half of the season. Robert Kirkman sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss all sorts of tidbits about the finale as well as where the season will go from here. If anything this interview will make all of us want February to get here fast….
The Hollywood Reporter: Sophia (Madison Lintz) was in the barn the whole time! How come Hershel never mentioned it?
Robert Kirkman: I don’t think that Hershel was ever doing a cataloging of the zombies. It was painful for him because his wife and son were also in the barn. It’s not like he was actually hanging out in there or paying attention to all the walkers that were in there. He knew they were looking for a girl named Sophia but who knows what zombies were are in there and how often they’d been put in there. Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) was the one who was in charge and corralling them and putting them in there. So for all Hershel knew, Otis had put the Sophia zombie in there months ago.
THR: Was killing one of the comic’s original characters an easy one?
Kirkman: When a good idea comes up, you have to go with it. Sophia is a character who is still alive in the comic book series and who has contributed quite a bit to the overall narrative and informed a lot of story lines for a lot of different characters. Having Carol (Melissa McBride) survive her daughter as opposed to the other way around as it is in the comics is going to lead to interesting but different stories.