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BaldMove.com’s Walking Dead podcast. Analysis and your feedback. For more episodes and other shows, visit baldmove.com.

Episodes

  • The End

    Apr 26 2018

    It’s been real, it’s been fun, hell, it’s even been real fun.  But as we announced two weeks ago, we feel this is our time to exit from the series that helped found Bald Move, AMC’s The Walking Dead.  This podcast is for you; the long time listener! Come take a stroll with us through memory lane, say your goodbyes, and hopefully meet again real soon on better shows with better podcasts.  This episode is chock full of clips from the archives, old skits, and tons of memorie...more

  • 816 – Wrath

    Apr 17 2018

    Jim and A.Ron put AMC’s The Walking Dead to rest at the end of it’s eighth season, with the finale episode “Wrath”.  It’s not the worst episode of TWD, but it certainly isn’t a good one, and it ends on a puzzling conspiracy against Rick perpetrated by his closest friends.  There are crazy character flip flops involving Morgan, Eugene, even Jesus and Daryl get caught up in it, and we say, enough.  We’ll be back next week with a Podcast Fiesta Wrap Up Extr...more

  • 815 – Worth

    Apr 10 2018

    Jim and A.Ron discuss the sadness that is an above average episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead that still can’t rise above the weight of the garbage it’s surrounded by.  No offense, Jadis.  For every half-decent book-end device, there is a terrible Gregory or Eugene scene.  For every clever Negan canary trap, there are two seasons of his incompetence making him look like a fool. We’re tapping out. Next week will be the last episode of The Walking Dead that we cover.  The we...more

  • 814 – Still Gotta Mean Something

    Apr 03 2018

    Jim and A.Ron are here to, sort of backhandedly compliment the latest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead. It’s one of the better recent episodes, but the unfortunate thing is all of the moments and beats they come really close to nailing here are ones that have been so worn through mindless repetition to the point we’re incapable of feeling anything but boredom.  But yeah, Andrew Lincoln, Denai Gurira, and Lenni James really know how to act, and work their professional asses off...more

  • 813 – Do Not Send Us Astray

    Mar 27 2018

    AMC’s The Walking Dead served up what A.Ron describes as a top 5 worst episode of all time in “Do Not Send Us Astray”.  The show continues to find new lows in its regard for the audience’s intelligence, as they don’t even bother trying to plausibly setup any action set pieces or plot, it just kind of happens because reasons. We have at least five morgalizers at this point. Day turns to night turns to day and Maggie has been pregnant for like ten seasons now.  There ...more

  • 812 – The Key

    Mar 19 2018

    “The Key”, which is the latest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead continues to erode Negan’s aura of invincibility, as he can’t even keep Rick’s hands off his precious Lucille as he lurches from one insane and pathetic deal to the next.  Simon’s had enough, and leads the rest of the Saviors off to war against the Hilltop.  Meanwhile, Maggie makes a deal for The Key to the Future for a milk crate full of phonographic records, and Enid openly wonders if any...more

  • 811 – Dead or Alive Or

    Mar 13 2018

    “Dead or Alive Or” crash lands back to Earth after the pleasant surprise that was last episode, and there’s no “Jadis makes chunky beef chili” aspect to take your mind off things.  It’s the saddest traveling road show you’ve ever seen starring Father Gabriel and Dr. Carson.  It’s Carol and Morgan morgalize over a young boy’s soul.  It’s Daryl losing control over his refugee group because of arguing about the loyalties of Dwight.  And Ma...more

  • 810 – The Lost and the Plunderers

    Mar 06 2018

    Jim is off traveling the world this week, but Nina Perez from Project Fandom joins the lonely A.Ron to talk about the latest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead which… isn’t half bad as far as these things go.  Lots of Simon, an effective Rick vs Negan scene, and one of the most disgustingly awesome set pieces in all of The Walking Dead history combine to make for an entertaining episode.  Sure, Rick’s back to being a loon, the garbage people are still garbage, and Oceansid...more

  • 809 – Honor

    Feb 27 2018

    Jim and A.Ron are here to say goodbye to Carl, and to have the debate about whether or not we should be saying goodbye in the first place.  While acknowledging this is an above par episode of The Walking Dead by AMC Studios standards, it commits several offenses, chief among them the decision to undercut a fairly effective scene of a father and surrogate mother saying tearful goodbyes to their son with yet. More. Morgalizing.  Everyone involved is too good for what they’re doing, perhaps e...more

  • Season 8b Preview!

    Feb 20 2018

    Jim and I will be back for the back half of season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead.  Whether that is exciting or depressing is very much up to the individual, but it’s a fact, so today we’re previewing the next 8 episodes.  What do we think about Gimple’s promotion?  Is Carl really going to die?  What did we think of the pre-season trailers and marketing?  And who lives and who dies this season?  We contemplate all this and more.  See you Sunday night for the LiveWatch! A big...more

  • Season 8a Wrapup

    Dec 19 2017

    Season 8 of The Walking Dead is finally over and we're doing a wrapup podcast to commiserate with the fans who have hung in there.  Thanks to everyone who has been listening and supporting us for the past 6 years of coverage.  We'll have some more information on the future of Walking Dead at Bald Move in early 2018.  Stay tuned.

  • 808 – How It’s Gotta Be

    Dec 12 2017

    It feels like we're at a big crossroads here for our relationship with AMC's The Walking Dead, as we watch "How It's Gotta Be".  What do you do with a show you don't really enjoy watching when it eliminates one of the biggest reasons you've been watching it, and you have no real hope for improvement?  Honestly, we don't know, we're going to have to do a lot of off season soul searching to decide what form our coverage is going to take going forward.  We'll be coming back next week for a mid-seas...more

  • 807 – Time for After

    Dec 05 2017

    AMC's The Walking Dead presents for us a perfect storm of mullet, trash people, rapid onset morgalizing, and terrible action sequences.  Except in the actual perfect storm it was two terrible things coming together to make a larger terrible thing, and in "Time for After" it's four.  Regardless, George Clooney and Marky Mark ain't making it out alive.  The question Jim and I are left with is, do we go down with the ship?  Or accept coast guard rescue?  Honestly, I've kind of lost the metaphor at ...more

  • 806 – The King, The Widow and Rick

    Nov 28 2017

    Jim and A.Ron are not sure whether to laugh or cry with the latest from AMC's The Walking Dead, "The King, The Widow, and Rick".  On the one hand, this is a garbage show, now populated with literally, for real, garbage people.  On the other hand, Rosita vaporized a guy with a rocket launcher.  In a warehouse.  From 30 feet away.  That's garbage, but it's funny garbage.  We break down this fiasco as per usual with supporting fire from our fellow fans in the feedback section.

  • 805 – The Big Scary U

    Nov 20 2017

    On this episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Big Scary U", Gabriel hears Negan's confession, Rick and possibly a live wildcat standing in for Daryl hit a rough patch while debating the meaning of "All Out War", while the Council of Idiots decides what to do in the absence of their Dear Leader. And feedback.  And a bit of spoiler section!  Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans, and we'll see you and the rest of the world next week!

  • 804 – Some Guy

    Nov 14 2017

    A.Ron and Jim praise and rip this episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Some Guy".  We dug a lot of the high concept medieval horror going on, and if nothing else, Ezekiel is a particularly interesting personality to mine pathos out of in this worn out zombie apocalypse we're stuck in.  AND YET WE SMILE!  Because those car chases were right out of 80's action / comedy, Carol was kicking Savior butt and taking names, until the tragic and outrageous death of a beloved character.  Then, feedback!  Se...more

  • 803 – Monsters

    Nov 07 2017

    A.Ron has lost his mind in Morgan fashion, coming out in favor of this episode, but just because he's not right, that don't make him wrong.  Jim decries the heavy handed Morgalizing and shoddily constructed action, and then, just when we're at our darkest hour, Guy Ferrari arrives to save the podcast.

  • 802 – The Damned

    Oct 31 2017

    Jim and A.Ron decry the debacle that was the latest episode of The Walking Dead, "The Damned".  If you liked the episode, I'm happy for you. But this is us explaining why we didn't.  There was a lot of action, but it had not context, and even if it did, a surprising amount was staged and executed so poorly you couldn't tell if the good guys were winning or losing, even if you knew the objective.  Worse, the rampant Morgalizing of seasons past has returned in a big way.  This time, they're hand w...more

  • 801 – Mercy

    Oct 24 2017

    A.Ron and Jim are a bit divided on this episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Mercy".  "Mercy" seems to be the dominant theme of this season, with Rick's warpath sharply contrasted to Carl's desire for hope and open handedness. Lots of butt gets kicked this episode, surprisingly the majority of the butt kicked consists of glass panes and not Saviors or zombies.  And there are a few head scratching flash forwards/backs/sideways.  But just look at that sweet shot of Daryl blowing up stuff real good!...more

  • Season 8 Preview

    Oct 18 2017

    Jim and A.Ron look ahead to season 8 of The Walking Dead! We discuss our thoughts on the promo materials, the legal bombshells that dropped over the spring/summer break, and finally we get spoilery discussing the comic book version of the “All Out War” storyline at the end of the pod.  See you this weekend!…

  • Season 7 Wrap Up!

    Apr 10 2017

    Jim and A.Ron say goodbye once again to AMC's The Walking Dead, but first, we have some things to get off our chest and a ton of feedback from our fellow fans to share. What lane does the Dead need to stay in? How long can it last? How big a star is Andrew Lincoln, anyway? Will the War with Negan last 8 episodes, or 16? Just how many episodes of Trash People backstory will we be inflicted with? Should Gimple and company just let Heath go? All this and more will be discussed!

  • 716 – The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

    Apr 03 2017

    by The Walking Dead's season 7 finale, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life". Well staged action and CGI stunt tigers get the pulse pounding, but it's not long before well worn bad habits start to get in the way; a convoluted plot by Negan to once again impress upon Rick that resistance is futile, literal Garbage People, and Sasha's "I'll save you from the situation I helped create" heroics, all these unfortunately mire the proceedings. But that's not our last work on the subject. We'll be...more

  • 715 – Something They Need

    Mar 27 2017

    A decent episode of AMC's The Walking Dead nevertheless provokes a bunch of questions regarding "Something They Need".  Is Rick's group really justified in their "take no prisoners, take all guns" approach with Seaside?  Has Eugene really turned turncoat?  Is Gregory Negan's "little bird"?  Why can't Grandma McGee pull a gun on somebody proper like?  And does Rick know that a man is at his most dangerous when he's on his knees?  Dwight knows.  He's been to the School of Eugene's Nut Cracker, and...more

  • 714 – The Other Side

    Mar 20 2017

    Jim and A.Ron watched the latest episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Other Side", and then immediately crawled through a wood pile and launched an assault on the episode. First we tried sniping, but then we went in for a frontal assault. I promised to watch Jim's back, and then betrayed him to his chagrin at the end. As always, Eugene, excuse me, Chief Engineer Dr. Eugene, was useless. Listen in for all this, some feedback, and yours truly holding court in the Spoiler Section!

  • 713 – Bury Me Here

    Mar 13 2017

    Jim and A.Ron agree that AMC's The Walking Dead delivered an entertaining episode with "Bury Me Here", but maybe not for the reason we were supposed to. Hilariously bad premises, unbelievable payoffs to trivial moments, characters getting massive backstory dumps before being unceremoniously bumped off... it's a pretty full "Bad Walking Dead Bingo" card. But hey, an end to the era of rampant Morgalizing, so that's something!

  • 712 – Say Yes

    Mar 06 2017

    Jim and A.Ron are reasonably pleased with the latest episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Say Yes". After many long years, TWD finally found a way to have a philosophical argument about "why we fight" and "what' it's like out there" and "this is the way the world works" that doesn't actually involve any of those words, and inserts a few new ones, "hope" and "future". The fact that it goes down between Rick and Michonne, characters with chemistry that we actually care about, makes it that much s...more

  • 711 – Hostiles and Calamities

    Feb 27 2017

    Jim and A.Ron point and laugh at poor Eugene in the latest episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Hostiles and Calamities". Eugene fails at lobster, succeeds at Yar's Revenge, blows up some balloons, puts on a wiz bang science show, and ultimate turns into the bad guy? Yeah right, we'll believe it when we see it. Meanwhile, Dwight reaches the sad boring conclusion of the Dwight/Sherry saga that began way back in episode 606, "Always Accountable". Also, A.Ron vents his spleen about Eugene's dire...more

  • 710 – New Best Friends

    Feb 20 2017

    Jim and A.Ron slog through a mess of a Star Trek: The Next Generation inspired episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, as Rick negotiates a complicated treaty with the Romulan sub-commander of a garbage world. There's some good stuff too; some emotional punch with Daryl and Carol, some nuanced Morgalizing from Morgan, and a "have to see it to believe it" Mad Max / Lord of the Rings inspired zombie pit fight sequence. Maybe that's how TWD is going to roll going forward, pilfering from better sci-fi/...more

  • 709 – Rock in the Road

    Feb 13 2017

    Jim and A.Ron are back to further chronicle the legendary journeys of one Rick Grimes and his merry band of post apocalyptic crazies. This week, we consider "A Rock in the Road", which we found to be an amazing episode in terms of epic clothes lines, and considerably less so when judging by its titular morality tale. Speaking of morality, there is some rampant Morgalizing in this episode. But we get just the right amount of Negan. All this plus explosions and fan feedback!

  • Mid-Season 7 Wrapup

    Dec 17 2016

    The first half of season 7 wasn't exactly what we hoped for but it should have been what we expected. We dip into the feedbag one more time for the year to consider what we've seen and what's to come. We'll be back in February in some capacity so until then, enjoy your holiday and have a great 2017!

  • 708 – Hearts Still Beating

    Dec 12 2016

    AMC's The Walking Dead entered it's mid-season hiatus last night with the episode, "Hearts Still Beating", which had Jim and A.Ron asking if their hearts were still stirred by the drama on screen. Your mileage may vary, but we found it doing just enough to make up for the missteps this season, and promising just enough up tempo pacing that we're, knock on wood, excited for it's return in February? That maybe losing more than a 1/3rd of it's audience in a season will scare the creative and stud...more

  • 707 – Sing Me A Song

    Dec 05 2016

    A.Ron and Jim are pleased to note that "Sing Me A Song" is an improved, if far from perfect episode of The Walking Dead. We discuss invisible Jesus, Carl being gun shy, Rosita being unreasonable and Eugene proving her claims of cowardice true, Spencer's Latin studies finally paying off, and Rick and Aaron up to something awesome that unfortunately we'll have to wait until next week to actually see. All this and a ton of feedback, coming your way!

  • 706 – Swear

    Nov 28 2016

    Jim and A.Ron wonder if it's all worth it anymore after seeing a historically bad episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, number 706, "Swear". Aside from being the dreaded single POV focus episode featuring a second-tier character, so much of this made no sense and seemed pointless. From the zombie action sequences involving improbable combinations of dump trucks and sand, to the 538th, 539th, and 540th time we've heard one character bemoan the degradation of humanity to another, to questionable di...more

  • 705 – Go Getters

    Nov 21 2016

    Carl and Enid rolling down the street! S-K-A-T-I-N-G! Sure, we all loved Richonne, but step aside, there's a new hot apocalyptic romance in Alexandria: Carnid. Or Earl? Whatever, it was cute, and fun, and gives Carl a new angle to work besides the increasingly silly hair and hat routine. What else? Oh, Maggie is a boss, of course, tractors are employed in unusual circumstances, Gregory is literally The Worst, Michonne struggles to adapt to a post-Negan world, and the biggest surprise of t...more

  • 704 – Service

    Nov 14 2016

    Jim and A.Ron rap about AMC's The Walking Dead episode 704, "Service", and in keeping with the episode title, we're thinking of stiffing the Gimple and company on their tip. The maniacal focus on single plot line story telling is doing real damage, not just to the pacing, but to their otherwise solid and memorable attempts at characterization with Negan and Dwight. Also, WHERE IS TARA AND HEATH?! Did they run into the crew of the S.S. Minnow and decide to take the three hour tour? On a posit...more

  • 703 – The Cell

    Nov 07 2016

    A return to form for AMC's The Walking Dead in episode 703, "The Cell". And that's not necessarily a good thing. We discuss turd sandwiches, mysterious motorcycle mishaps, Negan's lose definition of "consent", the internal politics of the Negan compound, and much, much more. Plus, we consider a bunch of feedback.

  • 702 – The Well

    Oct 31 2016

    Jim and A.Rron dig Ezekiel and his wookie co-pilot, Shiva, mostly because it turns out, he's not crazy. Or at least not that crazy, and mostly in the fun way. Not only did episode 702, "The Well", effectively introduce "The Kingdom", but offers topics such as cobbler gobblers, Ben failing at life, our disdain for the anti-christ, and we cover lots of feedback.

  • 701 – The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be

    Oct 24 2016

    The Walking Dead comes back with season 7's premiere, "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be". Did they do enough to win back fans from last season's disastrous cliffhanger? They guys are somewhat divided on their opinions on that score, as are our fans. Jeffery Dean Morgan and Andrew Lincoln are amazing, but can ?TWD? curb it's worst instincts and put their collective pedals to the metal, and keep the momentum they've managed to build? We'll find out together!

  • Season Seven Preview

    Oct 18 2016

    A.Ron and Jim try to puzzle out the big "mystery" from last season; who does Negan beat the ever-loving piss out of? We use clues from the previews to try to figure it out, before giving our own predictions and a bit of comic speculation in our spoiler section. We'll be back next Monday with our full coverage of the premiere episode!

  • Season Six Wrap Up

    Apr 12 2016

    You all had a lot to say about the finale of season six of The Walking Dead, and about the season as a whole. So we're back for a final week to air more grievances, mount some defenses, psychoanalyze show runners, and make some predictions about the year to come. Thanks for listening! We'll see you back in the Fall...

  • 616 – Last Day on Earth

    Apr 04 2016

    Jim and A.Ron struggle to comprehend and understand the bizarre cliffhanger choice of the season six finale of The Walking Dead, "Last Day on Earth". But to be honest, the problems don't begin and end there. Which is not to say there's not good stuff; Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan was awesomely... Negan. There was some genuine suspense and dread built as our RV full of heroes slowly felt the noose tighten around their neck. And then this tension was let out as artfully as a air out a whoopee c...more

  • 615 – East

    Mar 28 2016

    Welcome to another AWESOME episode of The Walking Dead, "East"! In which 75% of Alexandria's fighting force leaves the city for totally justifiable reasons, Dwight introduces us to the innovative "froggy style" firearms technique, Rick and Morgan debate causality, Carol hyperventilates her way to another flawless victory, Maggie eases into motherhood with the help of a jar of pickles and a fresh 'cut, and pretty much everyone gets taken hostage. Tune in next week for the THRILLING conclusion! ...more

  • 614 – Twice As Far

    Mar 21 2016

    The Walking Dead episode 614, "Twice As Far" takes a few strange character turns, before it jumps tracks and barrels out of control straight into Awesomeville Station. We discuss questionable decisions made while babysitting the town's medic, Eugene's admirable wearing of proper pants and brilliant strategy for Alexandria's defense and trade, Carol tragically falling victim to "Morgalizing", the shocking return of Daryl's crossbow, and the bite heard 'round the world. All this, plus tons of fe...more

  • 613 – The Same Boat

    Mar 14 2016

    It's fair to say that neither Jim nor A.Ron was under or overwhelmed by this episode, number 613, "The Same Boat". Thus properly whelmed, we discuss the themes of the episode, including Carol's sudden (?) change of heart with regards to her ruthlessness and apparent callous disregard for life, Maggie's maternal nature, how we feel about the Saviors now that we've seen a slightly softer side, and Carol and Maggie's innovating combination of slaughterhouse and barbecue. All this, tons of feedbac...more

  • 612 – Not Tomorrow Yet

    Mar 07 2016

    The Walking Dead has strung together three pretty great episodes in a row! Jim and A.Ron could not be happier with this turn of events, as we tuck into episode 612, "Not Tomorrow Yet". We discuss the horror of acorn/beet cookies, the appropriate time and place for Morgalizing, the unlikely relationship of Tobin and Carol, how not to break up with your post-apocalyptic girlfriend, and some general geeking out at the intense, well filmed action of this episode. All this plus tons of feedback an...more

  • 611 – Knots Untie

    Feb 29 2016

    We're not sure what got untied in last night's episode of The Walking Dead, "Knots Untie", but nevertheless it was another pretty good episode that clearly and confidently moved the action forward as it gave more depth and color to characters that sorely needed it. Join us for a discussion of crops, creepy leaders, the wisdom of post apocalyptic procreation, tons of feedback, and a healthy spoiler section after the outro music.

  • 610 – The Next World

    Feb 22 2016

    Jim and A.Ron are relieved to find that they can still enjoy a legitimately good episode of The Walking Dead. This one had it all, tight writing, characters with rich back stories and interconnected personal history interacting in believable and relate-able ways, humor, family, competent and professional directing, the works. Not to mention a development we've been anticipating for about 3 years now. Yes, it was the elusive feel good episode of The Walking Dead, and we frankly gush about it. ...more

  • 609 – No Way Out

    Feb 15 2016

    Last night's The Walking Dead had a lot of moments of genuine tension and real stakes, but it also had a lot of continuity errors and puzzling directorial and editing choices. Which is too bad because it's central gasp inducing moment was a real bomb. We discuss some potential future story angles featuring Michonne's guilt and some fresh juice in the Morgan/Carol arc what with Denise's new found appreciation for the malleable nature of Wolves and question how Carl will fit in to Rick's New Wor...more

  • Mid-Season 6 Preview

    Feb 08 2016

    We're back to discuss the new seasons and some changes to our coverage going forward. The Instant Cast is out, in favor of an accelerated Monday full podcast. But that's not all, as we discuss reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the new season, as well as reasons to fear. And we get fired up over some recent revelations about Frank Darabont's departure from TWD way back in season two. It explains a lot of what's had us scratching our heads over the past few years. All this, plus some ...more

  • Mid-Season 6 Wrap Up

    Dec 08 2015

    From the promising start, The Walking Dead tripped and fell it's way towards a disappointing first half of season six. WTF is the problem? Can they recover? Should we care any more? All these questions and more are pondered by Jim and A.Ron with our fellow fans. Regardless of where we're at now, we WILL be back for the back half of season six, rain or shine, and hopefully you'll be there with us.

  • 608 – Start to Finish

    Dec 01 2015

    The Walking Dead schleps it's way to a mid-season finale, "Start to Finish", and we're right beside it, covered in guts, shambling right along. Unfortunately the mid-season finale was kind of blah. It wasn't especially good, and it wasn't especially bad, but in the context of wrapping things up for a long hiatus, that means it's not doing it's job. Lots of monologing about ideas we don't care much about between characters we're not interested, a few really fantastic pieces of writing and perf...more

  • 608 – Start to Finish – Instant Take

    Nov 30 2015

    Jim and A.Ron give their off the cuff opinions and thoughts about the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, "Start to Finish".

  • 607 – Heads Up

    Nov 24 2015

    A.Ron and Jim come, not to bury Glenn on The Walking Dead episode 607, "Heads Up", but to pull him out from the dumpster and resurrect him... So yeah, maybe that wasn't as bad as it could have been, or maybe we've just spent four weeks accepting the fact that this just wasn't going to end in a way that made sense or paid respect to the character or our devotion as fans, who knows. We commit to addressing it and then honor the not-dead by moving forward and living our lives. We talk about that...more

  • 607 – Heads Up – Instant Take

    Nov 23 2015

    So, we got some clarity on a Big Event that happened Earlier This Season with tonight's episode of The Walking Dead, "Heads up"... Obviously that's a lot to talk about, but we also have some moral philosophy debates between Morgan, Rick, Carol, and others, with Carol possibly getting some remorse for the way she's rolled since infection ran wild in the prison.  Should she?  Michonne has some thoughts on Deanna's "Barly == Intellect" plans, but we aren't privy to them.  Gabriel's running a G.D. ...more

  • 606 – Always Accountable

    Nov 17 2015

    Jim and A.Ron want to hold someone "Always Accountable" for what is, on the surface, a serviceable enough episode of The Walking Dead, but becomes on reflection, a tedious seeming waste of time for us the viewers. Daryl loses his bike and his 'bow, Abraham gets some new threads and a new plan for life, and Sasha gets a walrus mustached possibly recovering death jockey for a boyfriend. Along the way, there's forest fires, melted zombies, Cherokee roses, improbably diabetics, and a truck named...more

  • 606 – Always Accountable – Instant Take

    Nov 16 2015

    Jim and A.Ron have seen episode 606, "Always Accountable" of The Walking Dead. Of that fact we are certain. We're more fuzzy about the who, what and where of "Accountable". But we're crystal clear that the concept of Abraham possessing RPG's is going to be pretty epic one of these days. I mean, look at what Carol did with a bottle rocket back at Terminus. Anyway, use the links below to get in touch and we'll see you back here Tuesday for our full coverage podcast!

  • 605 – Now

    Nov 10 2015

    Jim and A.Ron are divided about their opinions on episode 605 of The Walking Dead, "Now". One host thinks it was a basically good episode with a few peculiar TWD tics dragging the overall goodness down, while the other disliked the majority of the episode despite it having a few bright parts. Which host had which opinion may surprise you...

  • 605 – Now – Instant Take

    Nov 09 2015

    Jim and A.Ron have some off the cuff thoughts and observations, an "Instant Take", if you will, of episode 605 of The Walking Dead, "Now". From manic city planning of hope, to entitled pantry raiding of despair, we have all of the emotional and factual angles covered as deep as one watch and 15 minutes will get us. We'll be back Tuesday with our full coverage cast with loads more and tons of feedback. See you then!

  • 604 – Here’s Not Here

    Nov 03 2015

    Jim and A.Ron have had a few days to ponder the Morgan-centric episode of The Walking Dead, "Here's Not Here", and while it still suffers from some conceptual flaws and it's unfortunate place in the meta-narrative, there is still a lot to like here... We discuss the finer points of goat milking, the zeal and desperation of the newly converted, the problems of an "all life is precious" worldview during a zombie apocalypse, ponder Eastman's Goo-goo Cluster supply as well as his possible Teenage M...more

  • 604 – Here’s Not Here – Instant Take

    Nov 02 2015

    Episode 604 of The Walking Dead, "Here's Not Here", seems like at least an above average episode, featuring superior acting from the two leads as well as a reasonably interesting and satisfying backstory to Morgan's otherwise inexplicable "all life is precious" philosophy. But the problem is, Glen just got killed and Rick has one foot in the grave, the other on the doorstep of a crappy run down RV, and that has a way of making 90 minutes of good television seem tedious.  That's our first impres...more

  • 603 – Thank You

    Oct 27 2015

    So, if you're not in the mood for a hate-cast on the fiasco of an episode that is The Walking Dead #603, "Thank You", it might be wise to bail now, and we'll see you next week. If you're angry and confused and looking to tear into the guts of "Thank You" like a herd of hungry zombies -- well friend, you've come to the right place. Jim and A.Ron rail against the frankly inexcusable and inexplicable jerking around The Walking Dead production team has been inflicting upon it's audience for the las...more

  • 603 – “Thank You” – Instant Cast

    Oct 26 2015

    Sorry for the delay, we’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with the website this evening, but!  We did see episode 603 of The Walking Dead, “Thank You”, and have a lot of mixed feelings about it.  It just, I dunno, feels unreal, doesn’t it?  So, yeah, we talk about the Big Event that Happened, as well…

  • 602 – “JSS”

    Oct 20 2015

    Jim and A.Ron must confess that they continue to be impressed with the storytelling and action on The Walking Dead. This week we're taking on episode 602, "JSS"... We discuss Carol's upcoming cooking show, Enid's torturous path towards her personal survival motto, Morgan's incessant Morgalizing, Carl's complicated feelings, and Jessie's surprising emergence as a survivor. All this, ton's of your feedback, and few fun surprises along the way.

  • 602 – JSS – Instant Take

    Oct 19 2015

    Jim and A.Ron are continuing to groove on The Walking Dead's sixth season, with the newest episode "JSS". Some minor quibbles with the rampant Morgalizing going on, we thoroughly enjoyed Bat-Carol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Morgan, Jesse completely destroying A.Ron's "not a survivor" theory, and the general chaos and pandemonium this episode brought. We'll be back with full coverage Tuesday, but until then use the links below to tell us what you're thinking!

  • 601 – First Time Again

    Oct 13 2015

    The (Real) Walking Dead makes a confident return with episode 601, "First Time Again". We get sane Morgan, just-the-right-amount-of-crazy Rick, and thousands upon thousands of walkers. What can go wrong? Not much, as it turns out. An experiment with B&W photography could have been yet another failed attempt at artistry beyond their reach turned into a vital grounding technique to keep us in sync with an ever shifting time line, and those shifts did a heroes work plastering over some of the p...more

  • 601 – First Time Again – Instant Take

    Oct 12 2015

    The (Original Recipe) Walking Dead returns tonight with episode 601, "First Time Again", and we're relieved that it was actually pretty good! Packed with zombie action, rube goldberg-esque zombie herd management, and superior performances by Lennie James and Andrew Lincoln, it kept us entertained throughout the 1:30 run time. What did you think? Tell us using the links below, and we'll be back Tuesday for our full coverage cast!

  • Season Five Wrap Up

    Apr 06 2015

    Jim and A.Ron sign off on The Walking Dead until next October... Death prediction updates, a deep dive on PTSD, some critiques and defenses of Father Gabriel, tons of feedback, some April Fool's debunking in the spoiler section, and much, much more. See you next fall!

  • 516 – “Conquer”

    Mar 31 2015

    While it wasn't the perfect finale, Jim and A.Ron are liking where we leave our group for the season in the plus-sized podcast for the super-sized episode 516 of The Walking Dead, "Conquer"... We discuss Ricktatorship 2.0, the continued rise of the Caroligarchy, the puzzling degradation of the skill set of one Daryl "Master Tracker" Dixon, what to make of these Wolves on our borders, the rediscovery of one Teenage Morgan Ninja Turtle, and wonder if sunsets work differently on the East Coast and ...more

  • 516i – “Conquer” Instant Take

    Mar 30 2015

    Jim and A.Ron enjoyed a perfectly satisfying season five finale of The Walking Dead, episode 516 entitled, "Conquer", and although it wasn't as crazy as we had hoped, it laid a very nice foundation for next year... Hear our off the cuff observations and opinions, and then use these links to give us yours! We'll be back for the full cast Tuesday!

  • 515 – “Try”

    Mar 24 2015

    We discuss rationing booze, the complete lack of any sort of follow through or effect on Deanna's "no guns, no going outside" policy, Glenn's righteous setting straight of Dickolous, Rick's "no", gobs and gobs of feedback, and a robust spoiler section contained by our cold rolled steel wall of outro music. Can't wait to see if they cap off a rather successful mini-arc with a pulse pumping season finale next week! See you then!

  • 515 – “Try” – Instant Take

    Mar 23 2015

    Jim and A.Ron are still digging what The Walking Dead is putting on, albeit with some reservations with what they're doing with Rick's and Sasha's character...

  • 514 – “Spend”

    Mar 17 2015

    Jim and A.Ron are on a roll with The Walking Dead, loving episode 514, "Spend". Can TWD keep the streak alive for the final two episodes?

  • 514 – “Spend” – Instant Take

    Mar 16 2015

    Jim and A.Ron were loving the extreme zombie carnage and credible character threats on display on this episode 514 of The Walking Dead, "Spend". But what did you think? Hit us up on the links below and let us know!

  • 513 – “Forget”

    Mar 10 2015

    The Walking Dead is on something of a roll with episode 513, entitled "Forget". Jim and A.Ron continue to be entertained as our group of borderline psychopaths try to integrate into civil society, with sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrific consequences. This episode we discuss serious spaghetti, Carol putting the fear of Carol into poor Sam, Rick's hungry eyes, being bored to tears with Jesse's post-apocalyptic life speech, Abraham's life, and Michonne hanging up the old katana among many ot...more

  • 513 – “Forget” – Instant Take

    Mar 09 2015

    Things got crazy in this episode 513 of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Forget". And by things we mean Sasha and Carol and by crazy be mean full on, house screaming, child scarring insane. In a good, and fun kind of way, of course. We talk about Rick's half measures kiss, Daryl the Horse Whisperer, Aron the Daryl Whisperer, and the surprising lack of Trumpface drama in the episode. Can't wait to hear what you all thought of it. See you back Tuesday!

  • 512 – “Remember”

    Mar 03 2015

    Jim and A.Ron are digging the promise of a new direction in episode 512 of The Walking Dead, entitled "Remember"... In this podcast we discuss Stealth Possum, the underwhelming cold rolled steel fences of Alexandria, Undercover Carol, stupid teenager plots, ROTC-candy @$$es, and feral Daryl's difficulty in fitting in. All this plus your great feedback AND a extra sized spoiler edition.

  • 512 – “Remember” – Instant Take

    Mar 02 2015

    What did Jim and A.Ron think about the latest The Walking Dead episode 512, "Remember"? Well listen up and find out! Then, if you are so inclined, hit us up on the contact info below and let us know what you think. We'll have the full podcast out Tuesday.

  • 511 – “The Distance”

    Feb 24 2015

    Welcome to our coverage of The Walking Dead episode 511, "The Distance". A fine episode, most exciting due to the fact that we arrive at an intriguing new location with the hope of intriguing new characters, heroes, and villains to get to know and new situations and scenarios to explore. But, much like a darkened route 23 at night, we hit a few bumps on the way. Applesauce, broken ankles, a recalcitrant Rick, a zero turning radius RV, and broken shell acorn paste. Alls well that ends well, a...more

  • 511 – “The Distance” – Instant Take

    Feb 23 2015

    Another Sunday, another Instant Cast for The Walking Dead, this time for episode 511, "The Distance". What did the guys think? What do you think? We'd love to know, so hit us up! We'll have the full cast out Tuesday. See you then!

  • 510 – “Them”

    Feb 18 2015

    It’s “us” against “them” this week in episode 510 of The Walking Dead!  The viewers versus the producers, who will win? Support Bald Move:  Amazon  |  Club Bald Move Leave Us A Review Join the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  Twitter Jim and A.Ron discuss the arid conditions of Virginia, Maggie’s grief cycle,…

  • 510 – “Them” – Instant Take

    Feb 16 2015

    A.Ron and Jim weren't impressed with the tenth outing of season five of The Walking Dead, "Them". It was slow, slogging through well worn territory of dealing with loss and grief and acceptance of the way the world is rather than the way the world should be. On the other hand, we got some cool zombie kung-fu via a nifty bridge sequence, and somebody finally told Gabriel to shut the EFF up already, so there's that. What did you think! Tell us, because the full cast is coming out Tuesday and y...more

  • 509 – “What Happened and What’s Going On”

    Feb 11 2015

    Jim and A.Ron ask “What Happened and What’s Going On”? as we tear into The Walking Dead episode 509… Support Bald Move:  Amazon  |  Patreon  |  Subbable … we discuss our feelings about Tyreese’s character arc, the uselessness of Noah, the so-called death of music in TWD, how long is too long in terms of…

  • 509 – “What Happened, and What’s Going On” – Instant Take

    Feb 09 2015

    Jim and A.Ron are mildly surprised by tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead, the mid-season premiere entitled, appropriately, “What Happened, and What’s Going On”.  What did you think?  Write in and let us know! If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check…

  • Season 5B Preview

    Feb 03 2015

    A.Ron and Jim are back talking about The Walking Dead.  Please note that we have seen and are talking about the previews and official promotional materials, so if you consider those spoilers, you might want to skip the preview and wait for our Instant and full casts coming out after episode 509 airs. We discuss what…

  • Mid-Season Five Wrap Up

    Dec 09 2014

    Jim and A.Ron give an exhaustive look at the first half of season five, and then look forward to the next half.  Where are we going?  Who’s going to live?  Who’s going to die?  Up front is the non spoiler speculation and theories, then we go to our spoiler section and we try to plot…

  • 508 – “Coda”

    Dec 02 2014

    We have arrived at yet another The Walking Dead mid-season finale, which crashed into the front steps of the church along with Abraham and company.  All of our groups have come back together to bravely face another half season, with one notable exception.  What is the final verdict on season 5A?  How did Carol make her…

  • 508 – “Coda” – Instant Take

    Dec 01 2014

    Jim and A.Ron offer their initial impressions of The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale, episode 508 “Coda”.  On the one hand, it wasn’t as bad as we feared.  But that’s not the same as being good.  Which is also not the same as being bad.  It’s complicated, and we try to figure it out.  Join us…

  • 507 – “Crossed”

    Nov 25 2014

    Brace yourself, The Walking Dead fans!  A.Ron and Jim forecast foul weather and predict a harsh Georgian winter in store for us after the mid-season finale.  Will we be proven right, or will we all be pleasantly surprised?  We’ll have to find out next week.  In the meantime, enjoy our thoughts on yo-yos, church demolition,…

  • 507 – “Crossed” – Instant Take

    Nov 24 2014

    Jim and A.Ron sit down and talk about the latest The Walking Dead episode, “Crossed”.  Tune in Tuesday for our full coverage cast with feedback and more! If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet us. If…

  • 506 – “Consumed”

    Nov 18 2014

    A.Ron and Jim really dig into episode 506 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “Consumed”.  We talk the meaning of smoke and fire, Daryl and Carol’s long shared history and it’s impact on the story, skywalking sleeping bag zombies, the coolness of Daryl triumphant, and freak out a little about Carol’s survival prospects.  All this plus…

  • 506 – “Consumed” – Instant Take

    Nov 17 2014

    This episode really showed me something, some heart, some history, some really disturbing use of camping gear.  I loved it almost start to finish, while Jim’s praise was more reserved. Will he see the light by the time of our full cast?  Stay tuned for Tuesday! If you want to give us a shout out,…

  • 505 – “Self Help”

    Nov 11 2014

    This podcast for The Walking Dead episode 505, “Self Help”, has a lot going for it.  Abraham flashbacks, cool zombie deaths, some post apocalyptic sex, and lots of people making fun of Eugene.  But, as The Walking Dead is wont to do, there are also problems.  The flashbacks raise as many questions as they answer,…

  • 505 – “Self Help” – Instant Take

    Nov 10 2014

    “Self Help”, the fifth installment of season five of The Walking Dead was an episode of television.  Of that there is no doubt.  Was it any good? Wellll…. If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet us.…

  • 504 – “Slabtown”

    Nov 04 2014

    “Slabtown” was like a sour apple sucker jammed unwillingly down Jim and A.Ron’s throat.  While in concept Granny Smith flavored sucker isn’t entirely without appeal, the delivery left much to be desired.  In this we talk about all natural pain relief, the density of guinea pigs, gun lovers versus gun fanciers, and critique the rooftop gardens…

  • 504i – “Slabtown” – Instant Take

    Nov 03 2014

    Jim and A.Ron are less than thrilled with the fourth episode of this season of The Walking Dead, “Slabtown”.  We find ourselves in an Orwellian retelling of Animal Farm, with lots of Beth, talk of the “common good”, lollipops, guinea pigs, would-be-rapist pigs, slappy pigs, horseshit escape attempts, and just when you think the episode…

  • Dawn of the Dead Review

    Oct 29 2014

    It’s another special release of Watching Dead.  This time, it’s a Zombie Drill episode covering Dawn of the Dead.  This was such a different show than Watching Dead! If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet…

  • 503 – “Four Walls And A Roof”

    Oct 28 2014

    Jim and A.Ron have a blast talking more in depth about their problems with The Walking Dead’s latest episode, 503, “Four Walls And A Roof”.  We talk about monologues, stupid plans gone awry, Kirkman’s REEEMMMIIIXXX mode, tainted meat, proper cannibal nutrition, automotive exterior lighting, and much, much more.  All this, a metric ton of feedback,…

  • 503 – “Four Walls And A Roof” – Instant Take

    Oct 27 2014

    Jim and A.Ron are underwhelmed and a bit puzzled by this episode.  Lots of really good stuff, but a lot of head scratching and disappointment, even as both admit that things turn out mostly okay by the end.  What did you think?  Did you like it, hate it?  Tell us all about it and see…

  • Survival of the Dead Review

    Oct 22 2014

    The Month of the Dead continues with Jim and A.Ron’s review of Survival of the Dead, the 2009 release by George Romero. If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet us. If you want do directly support…

  • 502 – “Strangers”

    Oct 21 2014

    In this week’s podcast, covering The Walking Dead episode 502, “Strangers”, we examine stealthy squirrel suits, submarine zombie warfare, weird Maggie/Tara vibes, the dreaded return of the fist bump, the art of the BoBBQ, and much more.  All this, tons of feedback, and some questions are asked and answered in our spoiler section tucked away…

  • 502i – “Strangers” – Instant Take

    Oct 20 2014

    Welcome to our instant take podcast for The Walking Dead episode 502, “Strangers”.  In this episode, Walkers get soggy, Rick get’s suspicious, Carol gets flighty, Daryl gets a clue, Tyrese is exposed as fraudulent, and Bob gets eaten… but not in the normal, everyday, The Walking Dead sense of the word. If you want to give…

  • Land of the Dead Review

    Oct 18 2014

    I’m back for another Romero review, this time with Chris of The Talking Dead podcast.  We review 2005’s Land of the Dead, the fourth in Romero’s “of the Dead” series, from both the Canadian and American perspectives. If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind,…

  • Day of the Dead Review

    Oct 15 2014

    This time I’m joined by Jason from The Walking Dead’cast to review Day of the Dead, both the 1985 Romero cult classic and the 2008 remake.  Find out which one we like more and why. If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check…

  • 501 – “No Sanctuary”

    Oct 15 2014

    Episode 501 of The Walking Dead, “No Sanctuary” got the season off to a great start.  Lots of action, lots of zombies, reasonably intelligent survivor decision making processes, the Ricktatorship being usurped by the Glennocracy before ultimately and rightfully bowing down before the Caroligarchy.  All this, tons of listener feedback right out the gate, and our spoiler…

  • 501 – No Sanctuary – Instant Take

    Oct 13 2014

    The previous post got all jacked up.  Here’s a new one. If you want to give us a shout out, or otherwise give us a piece of your mind, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet us. If you want do directly support the podcasts we do, please check out our page on Subbable,…

  • Night of the Living Dead Review

    Oct 08 2014

    A blast from the past!  Jim and I were originally going to go live with our first TV podcast covering season one of The Walking Dead on AMC, but things happened and we screwed the pooch and we didn’t get off the ground until season four of Breaking Bad, and the rest is history. Speaking…

  • 500 – Season Five Preview

    Oct 07 2014

    We’re back for Season Five of The Walking Dead!  In this preview cast, we get hyped for Bald Move’s Month of the Dead, break down the various trailers AMC has released for the upcoming season, talk about how we think things are going to go down in Terminus, and do our annual death predictions for…

  • Diary of the Dead Review

    Oct 03 2014

    In the first podcast release for our “Month of the Dead”, I sit down with Eric from The Walker Stalkers podcast to review George Romero’s 5th entry into his “of the dead” series, Diary of the Dead.  We talk about the characters, the plot, our favorite scenes / zombie kills and analyze the social commentary…

  • Season Four Wrap Up

    Apr 11 2014

    Another season has wrapped up, and Jim and A.Ron are here to tie it in a bow.  We had some laughs, some groans, and some brain aneurysms along the way.  Before we sign off until October, we'll talk about the season as a whole, where it fits into the Walking Dead season hierarchy, and consider plenty of listener feedback.  See you in a few months!

  • 416 – “A”

    Apr 02 2014

    Wow!  I know it left some people cold, but for our money, The Walking Dead season four finale, "A", was firing on almost all cylinders.  We got a taught episode with lots of tension, some truly excellent dialog and performances, and some really spectacular gore.  It wasn't perfect, but it was as satisfying an end to this season as we were likely to get.  Topics for discussion include A/B path testing, Beth's Terminus concert, the Passion of the Grimes, tech startups in the zombie apocalypse, and...more

  • 416 – “A” – Instant Take

    Mar 31 2014

    What can I say about tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead?  It was amazing, an apex, arresting, and artful.  Gimple, Kang, and MacLaren joined forces to make tonight’s season finale, number 416 “A” a really special experience for TWD fans.  It was a joy to watch and we were both really excited to cast about…

  • 415 – “Us”

    Mar 26 2014

    This is the cast in which we discuss the travails both real and virtual of episode 415 of The Walking Dead, entitled, "Us".  Topics include Glenn's temporary insanity, Tara's enabling of same, the return of Denise Crosby to television, and is Michael Dorn far behind?, Abraham's warrior nature, and how we learned to stop worrying and love the Duane.  And what would a Bald Move cast be with your feedback and spoiler section? Two assholes droning on for 45 minutes, that's what!

  • 415 – “Us” – Instant Take

    Mar 24 2014

    Instant take for The Walking Dead episode 415, “Us”.  Very weird, wild, and free-wheeling episode as the guys struggle to come up with a rating for an episode that arguably featured a mullet wearing dumb fuck as the hero of the day.  Join us Tuesday for the full cast! As always, if you like what…

  • 414 – “The Grove”

    Mar 18 2014

    Thanks for joining us again as we discuss this week's episode of The Walking Dead, 414, entitled "The Grove".  We discuss our thoughts on the show, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Also discussed; the efficacy of banishing an eleven year old girl in the zombie apocolypse, a zombie brain's thermodynamic limits, what the stench of a burning 'shine shack would be like, and Chad Coleman's ultimate nightmare.

  • 414 – “The Grove” – Instant Take

    Mar 17 2014

    Instant cast for The Walking Dead episode 414, “The Grove”!  Stay tuned for our full thoughts and your feedback on our full featured cast coming out Tuesday evening! As always, if you like what we do, give us a shout out! You can email, Tweet, or Facebook us. Check out our Subbable page to directly support us hard working podcasters and…

  • 413 – “Alone”

    Mar 11 2014

    Welcome to another edition of Watching Dead, covering episode 413 of The Walking Dead, entitled "Alone".  Jim and I discuss Emily Kinney's backpack, bowmen, Daryl's virginity, pig's feet, Lucky the one eyed wonder dog, Bob's bite-proof bandaging, and reckless use of tea candles.  All this, your quality feedback, and our patent-pending spoiler section.  Enjoy!

  • 413 – “Alone” – Instant Take

    Mar 10 2014

    Jim and A.Ron give their off the cuff, first impressions, opinions, and discuss questions raised in the latest episode of The Walking Dead, number 413, “Alone”. As always, if you like what we do, give us a shout out! You can email, Tweet, or Facebook us. Give us some lovin’ by leaving us an iTunes review and especially by using our Amazon…

  • 412 – “Still”

    Mar 05 2014

    Welcome to our full coverage of The Walking Dead episode 412, "Still".  In it, we discuss the finer points of snake swallowing, debut our newest podcast, "Archery with A.Ron", discuss rich bitches versus poor white trash, Hershel's favorite drink, and the cathartic experience that is burning shit down.  All this, plus our all-star listeners' all-star feedback, and our spoiler section.  Enjoy!

  • 412 – “Still” – Instant Take

    Mar 03 2014

    Instant cast for episode 412 of The Walking Dead, entitled, “Still”, where the teenage alcohol virgins can drink white lighting with impunity, the sexual tension is non-existent, and the character development at the end is… probably worth the other 30 minutes of treadmill television?  Your mileage may vary, it will be interesting to hear what…

  • 411 – “Claimed”

    Feb 26 2014

    The Walking Dead got around to doing what The Walking Dead does best, which is create dread, tension, and horror in it's episode 411, "Claimed".  Unfortunately, most of the horror and dread came from Eugene's dress, grooming, and shooting skills.  Join us as we talk about Glenn's questionable decision to be a bad ass, the thawing of Michonne Glacier National Park, the mechanics of the sleeper hold, and sons of dicks.  All this, and awesome feedback from our fellow fans, and some light comic spoi...more

  • 411 – “Claimed” – Instant Take

    Feb 24 2014

    Jim and A.Ron were impressed with the tension in this week’s episode of The Walking Dead, #411 “Claimed”.  Find out what our first impressions were as we break down the three main story threads and get to know our three new characters Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene a little better.  Stay tuned for our full length,…

  • 410 – “Inmates”

    Feb 19 2014

    Here at Bald Move, we don't just say, "this show sucks" when we think a show eats say, multiple bags of dicks.  No, sir!  We lay out the case for it, introduce our evidence, make our closing remarks, and let you, the audience decide.  In this cast, A.Ron apologizes for some hasty comments made in the heat of passion, we praise Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohen, talk about some plot points that we're enjoying and some others they're setting up that we look forward to, and then we talk about the stuff ...more

  • 410 – “Inmates” – Instant Take

    Feb 17 2014

    Things that were good about this episode: Steven Yeun’s performance.  Glenn armoring up and rolling on out.  Lil’ Asskicker being not dead. Daryl kicking ass pre-credits. Maggie’s desperate search for Glenn IF and ONLY IF you hadn’t seen any previews or teasers.  Everything else was pretty terrible.  Hopefully, Abraham pulling up in his deuce and…

  • 409 – “After”

    Feb 12 2014

    In this episode 409 of AMC's The Walking Dead, "After", Carl Jr. becomes a man. Do I have to call him Carl Sr. now? Join me and Jim as we ponder this and other points such as Michonne's scream, Rick's zombie acting workshop, eating a truly improbable amount of chocolate pudding, post-apocalyptic shoe selection, and the wisdom of turning down free hot sauce. All this, plus our spoiler section, and lots of your great feedback!

  • 409 – “After” – Instant Take

    Feb 10 2014

    Welcome back to season four of The Walking Dead. Are you curious about what happens after the Governor brought death and destruction upon the prison at the mid-season finale? Well this episode, “After” has some of the answers to your burning questions, if those questions revolved around Rick, Carl, and Michonne. Hope you enjoy our…

  • The Walking Dead Mid-Season 4 Preview

    Feb 07 2014

    Aaaaaand we're back!  Ready for action as season four of The Walking Dead resumes this Sunday, Jim and A.Ron talk previews, predictions, and give updates on their Death Olympics odds.  Will Beth go out Singing?  Will Glen and the electric koolaid bus make it back to the group?  Will Tara and Lily return?  Will Lizzie and Mika go crazy and butcher everyone in the group?  We discuss all this, your feedback, and a bit of light comic spoilers for the season in our custom, patent pending Spoiler Sect...more

  • Mid-Season 4.0 Wrap Up

    Dec 11 2013

    It was the best of seasons (Internment), it was the worst of seasons (Dead Weight), but while it ended on a very bleak note for our survivors, it nevertheless was a positive and hopeful way to end things from a storytelling and general quality standpoint. Jim and A.Ron are willing to give the Gimple a…

  • 408 – “Too Far Gone”

    Dec 04 2013

    Season 4.0 of The Walking Dead ended in thrilling fashion with episode 408, “Too Far Gone”.  We say goodbye to some old friends, and say good riddance to others.  Join Jim and A.Ron as they discuss closing the chapter on the prison era of The Walking Dead, post-apocalyptic motherhood issues, Daryl going tank hunting, the…

  • 408 – “Too Far Gone” – Instant Take

    Dec 02 2013

    After the last two week’s distraction from what was going down at the prison, we return in triumphant fashion with the highly entertaining hour of television that was The Walking Dead mid-season four finale, “Too Far Gone”.  And by “triumphant” I mean “a total defeat for everyone concerned,” except for us, the viewer.  Seriously, Daryl…

  • 407 – “Dead Weight”

    Nov 27 2013

    If you’re a true-blue Walking Dead fan and loved this episode and couldn’t get enough of the Governor or his storyline, this might not be the cast for you. A.Ron straight up hates it, and Jim likes it but only if he grants that the entire two episode arc is an unnecessary distraction from what’s…

  • 407 – “Dead Weight” – Instant Take

    Nov 25 2013

    Not a lot of love from Jim or A.Ron this episode, and some pent up anger over last week’s episode now that we’ve seen Gimple’s plan for the Governor’s character unfold.  Feels like a lot of wasted opportunity over the last two weeks, especially with how much we were all invested into resolving the Carol…

  • 406 – “Live Bait”

    Nov 20 2013

    I can’t remember an episode of television this polarizing that we’ve covered, but that’s what you get with The Walking Dead episode 406, “Live Bait.”  People loved it, people hated it, people were extremely confused by it.  What did we think?  Listen and find out, as we discuss the Window of Broken Dreams, the horrors…

  • 406 – “Live Bait” – Instant Take

    Nov 18 2013

    Episode 406, “Live Bait” of The Walking Dead turns out to be very polarizing.  People seemed to either love it or hate it.  What was Jim and A.Ron’s initial reaction?  Listen and find out, you might be surprised…

  • 405 – “Internment”

    Nov 13 2013

    What a reversal of fortunes, a week after I almost wanted to write off the rest of the season, Gimple and company come roaring back with what is in this podcaster’s opinion, the best Walking Dead episode of the season so far.  What did we like?  What worked?  What didn’t work?  Find out as we…

  • 405 – “Internment” – Instant Take

    Nov 11 2013

    Jim and A.Ron review a powerhouse, although still problematic around the edges, episode of The Walking Dead, “Internment”.  Find out our off the cuff observations and thoughts about Hershel’s heroics, the Grimes and Son wrecking crew, Carolgate fallout, and the return of a rather polarizing character. As always, if you like what we do, give…

  • 404 – Indifference

    Nov 06 2013

    Get ready for our full coverage of episode 404 of The Walking Dead, “Indifference”. As noted on our “Instant Cast”, A.Ron was a bit frustrated at some of the choices made in this episode, has a few days’ worth of sleep and multiple re-watches softened his mood somewhat? Find out, as we discuss the Walker…

  • 404 – “Indifference” – Instant Take

    Nov 04 2013

    Our “Instant Cast” for The Walking Dead episode 404, “Indifference” is up! There were a lot of problems in this episode, and Jim and I break down why we were feeling a bit worse than “indifferent” about the adventures of Rick and company this week. Agree? Disagree? Make sure you tell us at watchingdead@baldmove.com, and…

  • 403 – “Isolation”

    Oct 30 2013

    Hello and welcome back to our full-coverage podcast, for this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead”, episode 403, “Isolation”! We discuss Carol the Killer, some alternate killer conspiracy theories, Carl wearing a decidedly non-farmer hat, Hershel smelling of Elderberries, vicious ass kickings, and some piss pour cough hygenie from our good Doctor S. Seriously doc,…

  • 403 – “Isolation” – Instant Take

    Oct 28 2013

    Hot, fresh, “Instant Cast” available for “The Walking Dead” episode 403, “Isolation”! Now in two easily consumable formats; the classic podcast, and the new video cast, which is linked below. Choose your own adventure!

  • 402 – “Infected”

    Oct 23 2013

    Hello and welcome once again to our complete coverage of “The Walking Dead” episode 402, “Infected”.  This week, we play whodunnit with corpses alternately rodent and crispy, discuss the utility of farmer hats, lay odds on which of the tow-headed orphans will turn out to be the crazy one, Carol’s badass mama-bear/schoolmarm act, Michonne’s haunted…

  • 402 – “Infected” – Instant Take

    Oct 21 2013

    Our instant cast for The Walking Dead episode 402, “Infected” is out.  Jim and A.Ron are encourage by the show’s newfound ability to build characters, but note the mechanics of the show’s plot can still be pretty creaky.  What did you think?  We’ll see you back here on Tuesday night to find out!

  • 401 – “30 Days Without an Accident”

    Oct 16 2013

    Welcome back to “The Walking Dead” everybody!  This is our first full length, feature cast, and it’s bursting with new features, courtesy of our Kickstarter campaign.  We’ve got instant casts, skits, live video casting, all kinds of stuff, head over to our project page for the full details.  And hey!  You have about 24 hours…

  • 401i – “30 Days Without an Accident” – Instant Take

    Oct 14 2013

    Jim and I recorded our first “instant take” podcast for season four of “The Walking Dead”, for episode 401 – “30 Days Without an Accident”.  While we have some quibbles here and there, we’re in agreement that this was a pretty darn good episode of The Walking Dead!  We get to slow down and have a…

  • 400 – Season Four Preview

    Oct 09 2013

    Are you ready for a new season of The Walking Dead?!  Jim and I are!  We talk casting, what gives us the most hope for the new season, what scares us the most, discuss survival odds for our favorite cast members, break down the new season four webisodes, “The Oath”, talk about our Watching Dead…

  • Watching Dead Season 4 Promo!

    Oct 05 2013

    Hey everybody, welcome back!  Jim and I are dusting off the Watching Dead and prepping it for another season of sprinting, screaming, shooting, and stabbing.  We’re coming officially back next week on Tuesday, for our complete pre-season 4 coverage.  So if you want us to cover anything in particular, drop us a line using the…

  • 316 – “Welcome to the Tombs”

    Apr 03 2013

    It’s finally here.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for.  And it stinks!  Like a fresh walker on a hot summer day, it stinks!  We try to find the words to justify the backlash that this episode has unanimously, and deservedly, received across the internet.

  • 315 – “This Sorrowful Life”

    Mar 27 2013

    The penultimate episode of Walking Dead’s third season is surprisingly not the war that we, and the survivors, have been prepping for.  But that doesn’t mean it’s not what we wanted…  Meaningful characterizations and some great acting make this another strong episode on the back half of season 3.  But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect…

  • 314 – “Prey” – The Watching Dead

    Mar 20 2013

    Hey guys, Jim was under the weather this week, so we resorted once again to a remote cast.  This one went much better than last, but we still have a ways to go.  Bear with us this week and we’ll be back to in-studio next week. This week, we discuss “Prey”, episode 314 of The…

  • 313 – “Arrow on the Doorpost”

    Mar 13 2013

    A.Ron and Jim were… inspired by the events of this episode to do another tribute skit, our most elaborate yet.  If you’re a fan of those, then you’re in for a treat, if not, I suggest skipping about five minutes ahead.  Lots of questions raised in this episode, with not many answers.  We also have…

  • 312 – “Clear”

    Mar 06 2013

    This was a pretty good episode of The Walking Dead; unfortunately I don’t think our cast quite matches up this week.  First off, some rush hour weather kept Jim and A.Ron from getting together to cast, and we had to hastily assemble a remote recorded cast.  We also had some great skit ideas that we…

  • 311 – “I Ain’t a Judas”

    Feb 27 2013

    This podcast is about romance this week.  That special time when the moonlight shines just so, playing off your lover’s shapely ass as she makes her way across the darkened bedroom, by your side… AND THEN PRESSES A KNIFE AGAINST YOUR THROAT!!  And then goes back to sleep?  Okay, it’s less romantic and more confusing…

  • 310 – “Home”

    Feb 20 2013

    In this week’s action packed recap, Jim and A.Ron discuss the merits of batshit crazy Rick, the Ricktatorship’s looming threat of Glennsurrection, the merit’s of the Governor’s tactical battle plan, Daryl’s epic zombie kill by way of Subaru, and the complexities of Glenn and Maggie’s post-abduction relationship.  All this and plenty of your feedback, too!…

  • 309 – “The Suicide King”

    Feb 13 2013

    The Walking Dead is back, with the mid-season premier episode “The Suicide King”, and so are we!  Jim and A.Ron discuss A.Ron’s man crush on Chad Coleman, a ludicrous Rick/Beth/Carl “love triangle”, dead eyed Carl Jr., the Rick/Daryl bromance breakup (temporary, we’re sure), and Andrea’s toe dip into the world of fucked up post-apocalyptic politics.…

  • The Walking Dead Mid-Season 3 Preview

    Feb 08 2013

    We’re back!  Join Jim and A.Ron as we kick back and discuss the latest Walking Dead happenings.  Glenn Mazarra’s outster, Rick’s psychotic breaks, Jon Bernthal’s latest X-Men cameos, and more.  See you on Sunday for our live Facebook threads and tweeting, and next Tuesday for the mid-season 3 premier!

  • The Walking Dead Mid-Season 3 Wrap Up

    Dec 12 2012

    Hey everybody!  It’s been a break neck, take no prisoners, pedal to the metal, Lori-killing kind of season so far.  Can The Walking Dead keep it up in season 3.5?  Who will live, who will die?  Where does Team Prison and Team Woodbury go next?  Listen to Jim, A.Ron, and a few dozen fellow TWD…

  • 308 – “Made to Suffer”

    Dec 05 2012

    Mid-season finale time!  Fish tanks were broken, survivors were rescued, flashbangs were thrown, and eyes were gouged out.  Join us for about an hour forty five of episode discussion, feeback, spoiler analysis, a opening Jim and A.Ron skit on the nature of sacrifice in a post zombie apocalypse world, and BONUS!  We’re recording a special…

  • 307 – “When the Dead Come Knocking”

    Nov 28 2012

    The Walking Dead hits a home run this week with the very solid episode 307, “When the Dead Come Knocking”.  About the only turd in the punch this week was the lunatic in the cabin, and who’s to say the turd didn’t add a touch of savory piquancy that elevated the episode as a whole?…

  • 306 – “Hounded”

    Nov 21 2012

    I’m sick this week so the update’s are going to be a little barebones.  But we soldiered on through the podcast.  Jim and I were kind of down on this episode, which we felt had a high silly shit to awesome ratio.  Some of the stand out great scenes were, anything with Rick and a…

  • 305 – “Say The Word”

    Nov 14 2012

    This episode is CRAZY!  Literally crazy.  Like, Rick and the Governor try to out crazy each other in the Crazy Olympics, and Rick wins by a phone call.  Join us as we discuss this and zombie stuffing, Carol’s sham grave, Daryl’s hard core panty dropping abilities, Michonne revealing her softer side (well, she did smile),…

  • 304 – “The Killer Within”

    Nov 07 2012

    It’s fiesta time!  I hope you got your salsa, your chips, your margaritas, your Dos Equis and whatever the hell else you need to celebrate the death of Lori Grimes, because The Walking Dead did it’s level best to make sure we’d have a hard time enjoying it.  But what the hell, right?  In for…

  • 303 – “Walk With Me”

    Oct 31 2012

    This week’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead finally introduced us to the long awaited character of the Governor, capably played by distinguished actor Liam Neeson.  An interesting choice to let him roll with his Scottish brogue, but you know what?  I think it works. Other points of interest include Michonne’s epic, episode long stink…

  • 302 – “Sick”

    Oct 24 2012

    This episode, which is The Walking Dead Season Three Episode Two, just about killed me.  Up until the last fifteen minutes, I was as pissed as I’ve ever been watching any TV show, ever.  And then… they totally redeemed themselves. Join us as we discuss Vatos Part 2: Vatos Harder, crappy neck tattoos, freezers that…

  • 301 – “Seed”

    Oct 17 2012

    The Walking Dead is back with a vengeance and so are we!  Jim and A.Ron barrel through the premier episode of season three, “Seed”, like a pumped up T-Dog with a riot shield.  Join us as we discuss wordless intros, innovative use of carabiners, homemade silencers, zombie babies, a Grimes centipede (yeah, you heard me),…

  • Walking Dead Season Three Preview

    Oct 10 2012

    Jim and A.Ron are back in action, shambling for some more Walking Dead!  Join us as we break down insights we’ve gleaned from the Comic Con trailer, consider some listener feedback, and then discuss how the comic series will influence the show in our spoiler section.  Next week we’ll be back with complete coverage of…

  • 213 – “Beside the Dying Fire”

    Mar 20 2012

    Well, season 2 is over and in the books.  We’ve had times both good and bad at the farm, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve whipped ourselves into a murderous frenzy about one Mrs. Grimes.  But now it’s time to put it all behind us and move on.  Jim and A.Ron are thumbs up on “Beside…

  • 212 – “Better Angels”

    Mar 14 2012

    A.Ron’s on vacation, so that means a no frills, all cast update.  This week we discuss the penultimate season 2 episode, “Better Angels”.  Fan reaction was very mixed, and frankly, we’ve seen better TWD, but the plot’s going where it needs to go, and that’s not a bad thing.  Tune in for our thoughts and…

  • 211 – “Judge, Jury, Executioner”

    Mar 07 2012

    The one thing you can’t say about this week’s episode 211, “Judge, Jury, Executioner” is that nothing happens.   Camp Herschel is rocked, and  Jim and A.Ron are liking how things are going down on the farm as we enter the home stretch of season 2.5 of The Walking Dead.  We discuss Daryl’s Sayid homage, proper…

  • 210 – “18 Miles Out”

    Feb 29 2012

    Jim and A.Ron are conflicted this episode.  There are parts of our favorite AMC zombie-based dramedy that are brilliant, and parts that almost gave us brain aneurysms.  Find out which are which as we discuss zombie waterfalls, Andrea Kavorkian, Rick being silent but deadly, Lori extolling the benefits of being pregnant and in the kitchen,…

  • 209 – “Triggerfinger”

    Feb 22 2012

    In this peach of an episode, A.Ron and Jim discuss some insights from Glen Mazzara’s recent interview with Vulture, the politics of Rachero del Herschel, the relative upper body strength of Mrs. Grimes, the unluckiest jumper in the world, the newly found artfulness of The Walking Dead, the effectiveness of Andrea as Shane’s ambassador, and…

  • 208 – “Nebraska”

    Feb 14 2012

    Watching Dead is back!  Jim and A.Ron have tons to discuss with the return of our favorite zombie themed drama, The Walking Dead, from it’s mid-season hiatus.  Find out what we think about small-farm politics, Philly fans, zombie bonfires, who’s jockeying for position of “Most Useless” survivor, and lots more. IMPORTANT: We dish some MASSIVE…

  • 106 – “TS-19”

    Feb 01 2012

    Last recap episode of the short The Walking Dead season one.  We’re all caught up, just in time for season 2.5 starts in two weeks.  Jim and I really enjoyed this episode, and over all really love season one.  Hope you enjoy it! As always, if you like what we do, give us a shout out!  You…

  • 105 – “Wildfire”

    Jan 24 2012

    It’s time for another catch up recap, this time for The Walking Dead season 1 episode 5, “Wildfire”.  Spoiler alert:  Jim dies.  No, not that Jim.  The other one. Anyway, join us as we discuss dubious grieving strategies, zombie premonitions, corpse mis-identification, the importance of watching the boat, and another installment of Dale’s weekly segment…

  • 104 – “Vatos”

    Jan 17 2012

    Jim and A.Ron are back with more Walking Dead catch up, this time episode four of season one, “Vatos”.  We discuss what is quite possibly the single worst scene in The Walking Dead history, troll dad parenting, Jim’s escape plan to China, the relative difficulty of killing Merle, Daryl’s effectiveness as Bad Cop, hilarious gang…

  • 103 – “Tell It To The Frogs”

    Jan 11 2012

    Jim and A.Ron with more Walking Dead catch up, this time episode three of season one, “Tell It To The Frogs”.  Find out about the importance of good vibrations, keeping your fires low, eating Miss Piggy, fair and equitable divisions of labor, and more.  And if you don’t like it, tell it to the frogs!…

  • 102 – “Guts”

    Jan 04 2012

    Jim and A.Ron with more Walking Dead catch up, this time episode two of season one, “Guts”.  We review tank escapes, the effectiveness of zombie climbers, how foley artists get to have all the fun, gore as comedy, why it’s a bad idea to parade your juicy, living, ass in front of a horde of…

  • 101 – “Days Gone Bye”

    Dec 28 2011

    Jim and A.Ron are back to cover season 1 of The Walking Dead starting with, of course, the series premiere – “Days Gone Bye”. We hit all the highs including the most vulnerable of garments, dehydration and british biking lessons. As always, if you like what we do, give us a shout out!  You can…

  • Mid-Season Wrap Up

    Dec 07 2011

    Jim and A.Ron ponder a few questions looking backward to this past half season and looking forward to the next.  Where do the survivors go next? Which was better so far, season one or season two?  Can they make the zombies scarier?  Then we process some listener feedback and talk comic spoilers in the spoiler…

  • 207 – “Pretty Much Dead Already”

    Nov 29 2011

    Turns out that the midseason finale went out with a bang.  Several dozen, actually!  Before we get into the recap, we consider an article from The Atlantic on five ways The Walking Dead can be improved.  It’s pretty good, even if you think The Walking Dead is just fine as is. Then we break down…

  • 206 – “Secrets”

    Nov 23 2011

    Welcome to this week’s episode of Watching Dead!  Some say this was the best episode of the season, and some say one of the worst.  What do Jim and A.Ron think?  It might surprise you. We talk about chicken legs, advanced shooting classes, farmer’s ultimatums, the ridiculous, irresponsible way the “morning after” pills were depicted on…

  • 205 – “Chupacabra”

    Nov 16 2011

    Welcome to this week’s episode of Watching Darryl Dead!  The show picks itself off, and dusts itself off after falling into a well last week, only to derail the otherwise decent episode with an ill advised headshot!  Rage along with Jim and A.Ron as we vent along with the listeners about the near tragic stupidity…

  • 204 – “Cherokee Rose”

    Nov 09 2011

    Hey everybody! We had a nice run of two good episodes, so it was about time for a stinker.  Not historically bad, by TWD standards, but about as putrid as the zombie in that well.  I’m traveling this week, but was able to join the cast through the miracles of modern communication, as Jim and…

  • 203 – “Save The Last One”

    Nov 02 2011

    First off, apologies for the substandard audio quality.  We messed up our audio checks and ended up recording on the mac’s internal mic and not our soundboard.  It’s still listenable, but we’ll try to do better going forward. This week, we talk about backlash backlashes, how scary The Walking Dead really is, Shane’s face-heel turn,…

  • 202 – “Bloodletting”

    Oct 26 2011

    If you hated our negativity on the first  cast but stuck with us, good news!  We liked the second episode much, much better.  I’d say that is because objectively this episode was much, much better, but hey, that’s me. We could really use your support on  iTunes!  If you like what we’re doing, please give us…

  • 201 – “What Lies Ahead”

    Oct 19 2011

    Welcome to the first episode of The Watching Dead, the officially unofficial fan podcast of AMC’s The Walking Dead.  I’ll be up front, if you’re a big fan of the show, buckle up, because we’re fairly critical of what we feel is a very uneven episode.  There is a lot to like, but a lot…