Tag Archives: TV

It’s a WALKING DEAD Kind of Day

16 Oct
The Walking Dead

Mmmm, caaaaaake... (Image by snarkygurl via Flickr)

Season Two of The Walking Dead starts tonight on AMC, so I’ve finally got an excuse to finish watching Season One! (I know, I suck…) Season One is being rerun all day today, but I’m going to save time and watch the DVDs.

If you need a little extra Walking Dead before the new season, check out this 6-part video prequel to Season One here!

And if you can’t wait for the season premiere, here’s the extended preview of tonight’s episode, straight outta the NY Comic Con.

And remember, kids: AIM FOR THE HEAD.

(Say, anyone planning on watching Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick tonight?) Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Ricky Gervais

13 Oct
Jonathan Ross at Live 8

Image via Wikipedia

“If people are given a chance to appreciate more sophisticated things, then they would. I think that’s true in all walks of life. You know, it’s an acquired taste, and the best things are an acquired taste.”

– Ricky Gervais, The Ricky Gervais Show

 

I think this really sums up how comics (and all media) need to avoid the lazy out of pandering to the lowest common denominator, and instead strive to produce more sophisticated work that can both entertain and inform. (The webcomic Hark! A Vagrant is a terrific example of this; more on this soon.)

The success of South Park, The Simpsons, and Family Guy (among others) is that they appeal on several different levels: they can have ridiculously stupid humor while generating brilliant commentary. Charlie Chaplin’s genius was revealed in doing this in films like The Immigrant. Walt Disney and his animators did this in The Skeleton Dance and The Band Concert (and, later, Fantasia): Continue reading

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