I’ve never felt such a personal attachment to someone I didn’t know personally. Upon hearing the news of Roger Ebert’s passing last week, I couldn’t help but get teary-eyed. America had lost one of its great writers, but I felt like I had lost a close friend.
So, what was all that build-up for? The fourth season? Because the ‘Walking Dead’ third season finale left me feeling like there has to be another episode after this. It falls just as flat as many of the filler episodes that we saw this season.
The final round of our TV Madness tournament last year only procured 106 votes. Last week’s Monster Madness final scared up almost five times that number. People care deeply about their movie monsters. While Godzilla and Predator stayed neck-and-neck for the first few days, Godzilla ended up pulling out the win. This was a battle for the ages.
‘This Sorrowful Life’, the second-to-last episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3, bounced back from last week’s lackluster filler episode. Stuff happened in it. Big things. Huge things. Monumental things! Plus, it only has minimal Governor appearances, which is always a plus.
‘The Walking Dead’ went from six episodes in the first season to thirteen in the second, and now the third has been stretched to sixteen. While this is a normal progression for such an insanely popular show, it results in episodes like this week’s ‘Prey’, which has a whole lot of filler, some important setup, and little else.
The Monster Madness finals are finally here! It’s time for the ultimate showdown. Who will take home the title of greatest movie monster of all time, the radioactive lizard from Japan or the otherworldly hunter of Xenomorphs? Come on in and vote.
Based on this week’s Monster Madness results, Predator takes the crown as champion of the Middleweight monster division, while Cthulhu moves on to face Godzilla in the semi-finals. Today’s two match-ups will reveal our final championship contenders.