AMC’s series “The Walking Dead” debuted when I almost died myself in the hospital, and didn’t feel like watching movies or TV shows that involved anything horrific. Life for me was horrific enough, without the added drama of people on TV going through any form of Hell. I wanted comedy, love, and laughter – and I want to kick myself now.
I started watching “The Walking Dead” season one on Netflix and streamed all of the episodes in two days! I couldn’t stop watching, because it was like “ZOMBIE HEROIN” and I was addicted. The show is so freaking amazing, and it was only a matter of time before I indeed became a fan.
While some parts of the show have some overdone dramatics, the premise and the freaking ZOMBIES are very well done! ”The Walkers,” aka. zombies that roam around are so freaking disgusting, and you can’t help but feel the tension of the characters when they are faced with life or death decisions.
The cast is well played! John Bernthal (Shane) takes my breath away as a manly man who does manly things to get his group safely through one variant obstacle, in the most manly way.
Let us all take a moment to worship Shane in his manliness…… bow your heads……
He is so manly, man…. man oh man. ;) Anyway, I have just only finished season one, and now I am opening myself up to start watching season 2 which is on VUDU. Hopefully by the next week, I will be fully caught up, and of course will be getting the coffee mug and T-shirt so I can support the show at work while my conservative friends gasp in awe.
Zombies are kick ass, conservative friends make me sleepy. The scariest zombie so far for me on the show so far is this one below — a creepy rotting bitch who immediately sprouted me a vagina, and made me scream in decibel levels above Justin Bieber.
Sexier things must occupy my mind now, including more of Seth (even though he can be an asshole, I still adore him..) and dare I say it Daryl?
Yes, I said DARYL – because for some strange reason even with his southern wit and “charm,” I could see myself sticking close to him and offering hand jobs to keep him happy so when I am getting attacked by a zombie he would come to my rescue. A girl has gotta do what a girl has to do, right?
…. plus he carries a crossbow and has great arms. The only thing that is missing is a can of dip, a six pack of beer, and a night on Brokeback Mountain with me. Yeah, I went there.
Speaking of going there, I totally think that Shane and Rick are secret lovers….. because they have some scenes that are more intimate than a few adult films I own. I get that they’re bros and stuff, but seriously….. the term bro’s before hoes applies here on SO MANY LEVELS.
Either way, I am a new fan of the show and I love it! I plan on getting through season 2 in the next few days, and can’t wait for season 3. In the meantime, I am glad I have found a new show to keep my braaiiinnnnzzzzzzzzzz occupied.
Walking With The Dead,
Jake A. Wheat
From the debut of “Spartacus: Blood & Sand” on Starz, I was hooked on the amazing series. I sat on the edge of my couch to catch every new episode, and fell in love with Spartacus, Crixus, and the rest of the talented cast.
My love for the show blossomed into a full out lust for Manu Bennett, who played the role of Crixus, and along side of that I could easily profess my love for Spartacus played by Andy Whitfield. I know what you are thinking, “Jake, you just like oily naked gladiators, and that is why you liked the show.”
Indeed. However heterosexual fans across the globe also fell in love with the show for it’s amazing “edge of your seat” plot, and the edgy portrayal of Rome that finally did the story of Spartacus some real justice. Look this has been a hard year, and full of death for me. I am not going to go into that, but today I was laying in bed with a huge migraine, and sleeping in my dark room. At about 10:30 tonight I began to feel better, and I went to check my Facebook and my friend Tom had posted an article that made my heart break.
Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield Passes Away (Source)
With all of my financial woes, and hardships over the past month it was the straw that broke the camel’s back and I busted in to a very loud fit of crying and have not been able to stop since. As I write this, tears are streaming down my face, because I have been sending well wishes to Andy Whitfield since his diagnosis almost 18 months ago. Starz, who follows me on Twitter, knows that I am a tremendously dedicated fan (Re-Tweeting to their followers about my lust for Manu Bennett) and now I am just completely without words.
I feel like I am going through the stages of grief, stricken with anger that Andy Whitfield would be stricken with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and taken from us at the peak of his career with the success of Spartacus at the age of 39. Not to mention it is 9/11, and that date already carries a weight on me anyway.
Andrew, I love you. I wish Andrew’s wife all of the love that I can give through my blog, and I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that I could single handedly change the course of time, and change this outcome. I wish that I could have had the opportunity to do more to help with his fight. I wish, simply, that I could do something to ease the pain of this tradgety.
The irony of all of this is that Spartacus held his wife in “Spartacus: Blood & Sand” as she lay dying in his arms, and in reality Andrew Whitfield passed away “on a sunny Sydney morning, in the arms of his Wife.” (Source)
Starz had this statement to make about the passing of Andrew Whitfield:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Whitfield,” said Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht. “We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in Spartacus and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life. Andy was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He will live on in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.”
Another posting that I ran across today said it best about how much people loved Andy Whitfield, and had come to embrace the character of Spartacus with open arms:
Backstage at Comic-Con in 2010, Whitfield was preparing to greet Spartacus fans after spending a months out of the limelight to recover. He was so nervous because he didn’t want fans to somehow be disappointed. Yet when he walked out, Whitfield didn’t have to say a word — the crowd just roared. Here’s that interview: (Source)
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Andy, I love you. My heart goes out to you and your family, and I will always appreciate your amazing talent. To my FRIENDS at Starz, and the rest of the Spartacus cast – I am sorry for your loss as well, and I will always support you. I love you all as well too.
With All My Love,
Jake A. Wheat
PS. I will be crying for your loss for a while, because that is how much I respected you, Starz, and everything that Spartacus represented.