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This week, The Walking Dead is one of The New York Times‘ best shows, while Scott Gimple talks about Rick with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, MTV names Daryl the year’s best TV character. Read on for more:
• The New York Times considers The Walking Dead one of the year’s best shows, noting, “Five seasons in, Robert Kirkman and the other writers and producers of AMC’s huge hit zombie thriller somehow keep us caring about their motley band of survivors.”
• Is Rick too far gone? The Hollywood Reporter gets some answers from Scott Gimple, such as his revelation that Rick “simply isn’t going to take any chances anymore.”
• MTV considers Daryl Dixon the year’s number one best TV character, noting that he “isn’t just the show’s resident badass warrior with a crossbow, he’s also the beating heart of the group.” Carol, noted for her “progression from zombie-bait B-character to certified badass-slash-acting powerhouse,” and Gareth – “a great villain” – also make the list.
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This week, Norman Reedus talks to TV Guide about the Daryl/Rick dynamic, while CarterMatt and Zap2it extol Melissa McBride’s performance. Plus, The Walking Dead wins a SAG award nomination. Read on for more:
• Norman Reedus tells TV Guide that Daryl has Rick’s back, saying, “Daryl always has Rick in his peripheral vision. Always.”
• CarterMatt nominates Melissa McBride for best drama actor because she turned Carol “into quite possibly the series’ most captivating and interesting character. She is deeply sympathetic, but at the same time awesome like an action hero.”
• According to Vulture, The Walking Dead has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in the category of Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
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This week, Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney discuss the midseason finale, while TheWrap and Entertainment Weekly are excited by the reappearance of Morgan. Plus, The Washington Post, TV Guide Magazine and Vox applaud The Walking Dead. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly asks Norman Reedus about the rest of Season 5 and he says, “You see us in a very different circumstance and it becomes very desperate. And there’s a false level of security that really messes with everyone.”
• Emily Kinney, interviewed by TVLine, says that Beth “started to become fearless, like, ‘I could die at any moment! Whatever!’ She would rather be the person she wants to be, strong and fighting for herself, then play the game. She didn’t have anything to lose.” Kinney also talks to Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Access Hollywood and The Daily Beast.
• Morgan returns in the midseason finale, and TheWrap notes, “Despite only a few appearances, Lennie James remains one of the most enduring and popular guest stars” on the show. Entertainment Weekly highlights Morgan’s reappearance too, calling it “a welcome surprise.”
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This week, Norman Reedus previews the midseason finale to The Hollywood Reporter, while Chad L. Coleman takes Entertainment Weekly‘s Pop Culture Personality Test. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd talks to IGN. Read on for more:
• Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Norman Reedus likens the midseason finale to “the difference between a really hard rock Led Zeppelin song and a really soft one. There are those two opposites that get blended in before the midseason ends.”
• Chad L. Coleman takes Entertainment Weekly‘s Pop Culture Personality Test and reveals that Shrek is the movie that scared him even though it wasn’t supposed to.
• IGN asks Gale Anne Hurd about Sasha being duped by the police prisoner and she says that he “really knew how to play her like a violin, because if you find that someone does have compassion and wants to do the right thing, that makes that person vulnerable.”
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This week, Melissa McBride chats with Entertainment Weekly about last week’s episode, while Robert Kirkman previews the midseason finale with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, Steven Yeun does a Funny or Die skit. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly interviews Melissa McBride, who says she loved the theme and title of “Consumed” because “I love what it symbolizes, and even the dreamy music of Bear McCreary was just beautiful. And I don’t think I’ve seen an episode where so much of it is underscored.”
• The Hollywood Reporter learns from Robert Kirkman that there will be “some pretty unexpected events in our midseason finale, which is as it should be. On a scale of one to 10, I’d say [the midseason finale] is pretty deadly.”
• Steven Yeun shows up in his very own Funny or Die skit titled “What’s Eating Steven Yeun,” according to ComicBook.com.
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This week, Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt deconstruct the latest episode, “Self Help,” while Entertainment Weekly speculates that this season may be The Walking Dead‘s best ever. Plus, Danai Gurira is this month’s Bello cover story. Read on for more:
• Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt give TVGuide.com the scoop on “Self Help,” with Cudlitz noting Abraham and Eugene’s “very interesting symbiotic relationship. Let’s not forget that Eugene saved his life. At some point, I’m hoping Abraham will realize that.”
• Entertainment Weekly gets intel from Michael Cudlitz about Abraham’s flashbacks and how “I think we’ve successfully captured the emotion of what went down with his family, and then also what has spurred him into action from taking his own life, when he has nothing left to live for.”
• Entertainment Weekly speculates that Season 5 “could be shaping up to be the best Walking Dead season ever” and explains why.
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This week, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun show up on Halloween to rescue Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan from the zombies, while TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly get the scoop on “Slabtown” from Emily Kinney. Plus, Michael Cudlitz talks with Fortune. Read on for more:
• Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun show up on Live With Kelly and Michael‘s Halloween special to warn the morning co-hosts of the zombie apocalypse.
• TV Guide interviews Emily Kinney, who characterizes Beth as a person who “can feel the emotions, but still fight to survive. She’s got a very strong will to survive.”
• Fortune interviews Michael Cudlitz, who says, “Playing a very iconic alpha male character on what happens to be the number one show in the world has brought a lot of eyeballs on me.”
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This week, Andrew Lincoln and Andrew J. West discuss Gareth’s death, while Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan talk about what frightens them. Plus, Sonequa Martin-Green speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about the brutal church scene. Read on for more:
• TV Guide interviews Andrew Lincoln, who says Gareth’s death was “a brutal killing, but I was very keen for it not to be an indulgent moment. You just see a man getting exhausted by it. It wasn’t an emotional moment. This is about squashing this and getting rid of the threat.”
• Andrew J. West talks to The Hollywood Reporter about viewer reaction to Gareth: “I hope there are some conflicting feelings about how much they despise or dislike this character. I would have loved to have seen more of Gareth’s backstory and to see him ride off into the sunset.” Asked by Entertainment Weekly about his The Walking Dead experience, West says, “There won’t ever be a job like it. It’s a special, special thing: The fan base, the construction of the story, the way the show is executed — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and it was a dear experience for me.”
• Steven Yeun talks to USA Today about things that scare him, a list that does not include The Walking Dead because “at this point, we know the zombies by actual name, so it’s like, ‘Oh that’s Brian.’ We’re jaded about it.”
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This week, Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz are interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, while TV Guide discusses “Strangers” with Andrew J. West. Plus, Alexandra Breckenridge joins the Season 5 cast. Read on for more:
• Steven Yeun, talking to Entertainment Weekly, says, “I think that’s what’s cool is Glenn holds out hope for humanity and for redemption and for salvation for people, but this world keeps screwing it up.”
• Entertainment Weekly interviews Michael Cudlitz, who talks about the group going to D.C. and how “if he was able to convince them all to come with him that would be fantastic and a coup on his part. But it is not necessary to the mission: The mission comes first.”
• Andrew J. West discusses cannibalism with TV Guide and explains, “What is much more important to Gareth — more so than vengeance, certainly more so than some sort of sadistic impulse, which I don’t think is a part of his persona — is survival.”
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This week, Scott Gimple discusses Morgan’s presence with both Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, while the ratings for the Season 5 premiere were impressive on every level. Plus, Robert Kirkman teases the next episode, “Strangers.” Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly talks to Scott Gimple about Morgan’s appearance in the season opener and how “it does seem like he is following something, like he’s walking towards something, that it’s the start of something.” Gimple also tells The Hollywood Reporter, “There’s a Morgan story to tell. It’s the beginning of something, but I’m not going to say what it is, or how involved it is.”
• The Season 5 premiere ratings set a new record, according to Vulture, with 17.3 million viewers, 11 million of whom fell into the 18 to 49 demographic. Entertainment Weekly adds that the show was the most talked-about episode ever, with more than 1.32 million tweets, and is also “one of the only shows in Twitter history to take up all 10 trending topics in the U.S. at once.” The New York Times notes that the show “shattered its own previous record as the most-watched drama in cable television history.”
• Robert Kirkman teases the next episode to Entertainment Weekly, saying that “we’re possibly going to meet some new people, and we’re going to see a new iconic location that’s a big deal in the comics, so that’s some juicy spoilers right there, right? And, uh, and everyone dies.”
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