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November 6, 2013 / / Entertainment

By Guest Contributor Jenn, cross-posted from The Nerds of Color

I don’t mean the zombie survivors. I mean the zombies.

Ironically, The Walking Dead is pretty racially diverse compared to other zombie movies in the genre. Remember Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake? There are, in that case, two sole surviving Black men, although one (Mekhi Phifer’s Andre) is singularly stupid. Meanwhile, there are no other notable characters of any other race or ethnicity among the survivors. And how about 28 Days Later ? Sure, the main female protagonist is a Black woman (Selena, played by Naomie Harris ), but why is she the main cast’s only character of colour despite the fact that London boasts a 20% Black and 20% Asian population . In fact, most zombie movies are typically populated by an almost all-White (with a token or two) surviving cast; against this backdrop, I’m relatively pleased by the racial diversity of The Walking Dead, One-Black-Man-At-a-Time rule notwithstanding (more on this later in the Walker Week).

But, here’s my gripe: where the heck are all the zombies of colour?
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September 30, 2013 / / Entertainment
September 9, 2013 / / Entertainment

 

The title cards for both Copper and Hell On Wheels.
The title cards for both Copper and Hell On Wheels.

[This post contains spoilers for Seasons 1-2 of Hell On Wheels and Copper]

I didn’t watch either Hell on Wheels or Copper with the intention of comparing one to the other, but when the quality of the shows took such drastic turns, I couldn’t help myself. Hell on Wheels  was meant to sate my need for violent Westerns, while I started watching Copper on the recommendations of friends and Racialicious readers. As an AMC show going into it’s third season my expectations for Hell on Wheels were high. It turns out I may have put a little too much faith in AMC –and to be fair, this was before the abysmal premiere of Low Winter’s Sun.

So before we move into Fall premieres (your suggestions for that, by the way, have been received and greatly appreciated) a little side by side comparison of Copper and Hell On Wheels: two Civil War era period dramas with different acknowledgements of race.

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April 5, 2013 / / Entertainment
April 1, 2013 / / Entertainment

by Joseph Lamour

Image via AMCtv.com.

So, everyone… like… I’m annoyed.

Here are the reasons I am annoyed, because I cannot bear to recap this season finale in my typical way, since nothing happened, and everything happened (that I did not want to happen.) As a fan of The Governor arc… I am sad. And annoyed. Don’t forget annoyed.

MAJOR SPOILERS for The Walking Dead 3.16: “Welcome To The Tombs” are under the cut…

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March 25, 2013 / / Entertainment
Why don’t you bring that zombie in on the discussion, too, asshat. He fits the criteria.

I used to think that episode where we conveniently weren’t at the prison were good because they were something different. I liked it because it didn’t have Rick in it. You can find out why this is, after the cut.

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March 25, 2013 / / Entertainment
Image via AMCtv.com.

Today, you get two zombie posts in one day! Carly Mitchell, Jeannie Chan, and Jenn Kim join me to discuss last week’s episode, “Prey,” and then in the next post, I recap yesterday’s episode.

Spoilers for The Walking Dead 3.14: Prey, are under the cut!

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March 18, 2013 / / Entertainment

by Joseph Lamour

You in danger, girl.

After two seasons of being a hotheaded imbecile, I’m happy to report that Andrea is finally kicking ass. Many won’t agree with this assertion, but hell, I think its all happening for her now. Well, it sort of started to, and then it didn’t. I’ll tell you all about it under the cut.

Major spoilers for The Walking Dead 3.14: “Prey” are under the cut!

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