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ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 12, The Siege of Murphytown

The Siege of Murphytown opens with a picturesque image of Addy flying down a country road, trying to catch up to The Man so she can rescue Lucy. It’s not long before she finds The Man’s car at a gas station surrounded by dead Zombies. She’s found the vehicle, but where are they?

Addy On The Open Road

Meanwhile Kaya is keeping on eye on Murphytown from Camp Northern Light as Citizen Z is heading south with Kaya’s grandfather Kaskae. As Kaya is monitoring Murphytown she confirms that Warren is onsite via facial recognition.

Warren’s Facial ID

Whatever 10K/Thomas’s mission is, he doesn’t make it very far before he’s captured by Warren. She’s on a mission to bring Murphy back into the fold. Once Warren’s got 10K/Thomas in her control she also finds the note that Murphy gave him. Murphy wants Warren, dead or alive. Just after Warren gives 10K another vaccine, hoping to free him if she can, Murphy shows up to talk.

Murphy Has The High Ground

Murphy has the Red Hand and Warren surrounded and outgunned. He’s willing to allow some of them to join him, or they can be his enemies. Murphy leaves, and takes 10K/Thomas with him. So is 10K fully under Murphy’s control or did the shot Warren give him free him?

Even after Murphy surprised them, Warren still moves forward with her assault. Murphy seems to know its coming, so I don’t honestly understand why he didn’t just gun down Warren and the Red Hand?

While Warren is heading into Murphtown Kaya is able to get her attention, but isn’t able to send any super helpful information before the communication drops.

Things get a little chaotic after that. 10K and the powerplant supervisor get attacked by the Red Hand and 10K only survives because Red shows up to drag him away, but I honestly don’t know if its another 10K delusion or if she’s real this time.

After that, the Red Hand pulls of their “Front Gate Distraction” which revolved around torturing one of the female blends by attaching her to a winch and not letting her be rescued while the rest of the Red Hand opens up on Murphytown.

Murphy’s power stems from taking away his peoples fear, and its clear in the way that Murphy reacted, by forcing the fear out of their minds so that they can fight, that he’s losing that control.

Warren uses the distraction to sneak in and ends up coming face to face with one of Murphy’s first bite victims, and takes her down with a machete. This was honestly a little brutal. As the woman is dying, she tells Warren that Murphy loved her.

Murphy Loves You

The Red Hand is getting destroyed. There are just too many Murphy blends, and Zombies in the moat for them to carry the day. They do buy Warren the time she needs to confront Murphy though.

While Warren is confronting Murphy, 10K confronts Dr. Sun Mei, and we get a very touching moment between Red and 10K when 10K tells her that whenever he’s in trouble, a vision of her comes to try and save him, but she’s not real. Dr. Sun Mei sees her too, and that means Red is real!!!

Red Is Real!!!

Meanwhile Warren is confronting Murphy, and confirms what she suspected by holding out some yummy brains that he can’t resist. Warren has the drop on him at first, but with the Red Hand defeated, the rest of the Murphy Blends arrive to back Warren up.

Warren is saved from immediate danger when Citizen Z shows up with the message that The Man has Lucy.

As Citizen Z is letting Kaya know he’s safely at Murphyton and they are going to go after Lucy, Kaya telling Citizen Z that she missed her period, which leads to an awesome Morse code code.

Citizen Z Is Going To Be A Daddy

I love Citizen Z’s reaction. He’s psyched to be a father is going to come home to be with her.

The Siege of Murphytown ends with Addy still on The Man and Lucy’s trail, and Lucy is helping by leaving Zombies pointing the way.

The Siege of Murphytown scored a 70/100. The main reason is this episode crossed over that line of being quirky and violent into being believable. When the Zombie Blend is screaming, being pulled back by the winch, her voice is really haunting. The terror in her voice was too real and seemed a little out of sync with the overall vibe of the series, so it cost it some points.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
313Duel90

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 11, Doc’s Angels

Doc’s Angels opens with Kaya watching Enders killing Zombies as she eats some snacks. Citizen Z comes over and comments on how empty the world seems, which leads to a touching moment where Kaya takes his hand and he presses it to his lips.

Kaya Giving Citizen Z Some Emotional Support

We then cut over to Doc who is moving across open ground until he sees what looks like a castle in the background as he listens to a strange radio broadcast on his handheld.

Castle In The Distance

Doc’s not very into the ground when he encounters what appear to be Bedazzled Zombies. Not only do they sparkle, but they also add some armor, because Doc’s handgun doesn’t do much damage.

The Zombies corner Doc and wound him, but thankfully don’t manage to get a bite in. When Doc wakes up he’s been bandaged and dressed in clean clothes, and there are three woman watching him sleep.

Doc’s Angels?

The three seem nice as they put balm on his wounds, give him a back massage, and do his hair up in a nice man bun. At least they seem nice until he tries to use their radio and we see they cut the radio wire under the desk.

With the radio not working the woman feed Doc, while telling him that they have set up the whole compound on their own. The women seem to be in competition for Doc’s attention, but the bald girl steps it up by rubbing his inner thigh with her foot.

Doc gets to see just how crazy the women are when its time to feed their pets. As the girls are working with their pets Doc almost gets eaten but thanks to his quick reflexes he takes out the sparkling Zombie instead.

As the girls entertain Doc, he starts to realize that he should get moving, but the offer of some weed distracts him from his original thought. When he goes to bed he gets three visits, the first two are openly flirty while the bald woman is scary flirty, bringing Doc a sword. In the end, Doc gives in to temptation, and wakes up the next morning after what I can only assume is an exhausting night.

Post Foursome Napping

Doc apparently wore the girls out because he’s the first one up in the morning and discovers the radio’s transmission wire is cut just before the girls find him.

As he’s fleeing he realizes the girls have been using humans to make “art”. They have a row of skulls and couches and lamp shades made out of leather, human leather. The girls did tell him they make everything locally. As Doc flees he finds the torture dungeon, or as doc says, the Hobby Lobby of hell.

Hobby Lobby Of Hell

With their secret known, the girls put on their gimp masks and confront Doc as he comes out of the basement.

Gimp Masks On

Doc is getting his *ss kicked until the other dungeon prisoners come to his rescue. Doc uses the distraction to get back to the radio so he can tell Citizen Z that Lucy is alive, but has been taken captive by The Man. Citizen Z has to get the message to Warren.

The girls break into the radio room before Doc can tell Citizen Z where he is but Doc has escaped up the radio tower, treed by the girls and their pet Zombies. Doc just barely escapes by using the towers height to drop him over the fence when it collapses.

Doc’s Angels ends with Doc fleeing back across open ground before we cut over to Kaya telling Citizen Z that she cracked the encrypted sat phone transmission they picked up earlier. They know where The Man is going to be after he called for a helicopter to pick him and Lucy up. Now Citizen Z and Kaya just need to get the information to Warren so she can do something about it.

Doc’s Angels wasn’t really about the Zombies, so I have to give it a 70/100, even though it was all about Doc, who is one of my favorites.


Things I Loved About This Episode

  • The creepy music really set the mood throughout the episode.
  • Doc’s Bedazzled Zombie Kill.
  • Doc talking about how 10K is the closest thing he has to a son. It was a one liner, but it was very touching.
  • The crazy girl talking about Columbian neck ties and her third husband, which was pre Zombie. I loved the look of worry and fear on Doc’s face as he realized she was nuts.
  • Rabbit Milk – “I milked it myself.”
  • The girls putting Doc’s beard hair in their book.
SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
313Duel90

 

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 9, Heart Of Darkness

Heart of Darkness opens with Citizen Z and Kaya back on the air, calling out to anyone, everyone, and especially the Operation Bite Mark team. As Kaya in the Skya is speaking, her broadcast is interrupted, overpowered by a stronger signal. Murphy has just gone on the air, announcing he has the Zombie vaccine.

Radio Free Murphy

As Murphy is putting out his message Warren tries to get into Murphytown to snatch him while he’s vulnerable (pooping) but is thwarted by Zombies, resulting in Warren deciding they have to get help, no matter where it might come from. Regardless of what Hector advises, Warren is going to try and get the imposter EScorpion and his Red Hand band to help them.

As Team Warren is looking for the Red Hand they encounter a car full of car thieves the Red Hand “punished” before running into Hopper, who is willing to take them to the Red Hand. He says he doesn’t work for them, he’s just their drug dealer, but he seems very sketchy to me.

Hopper leads Warren, Hector, and Dr. Sun Mei into the sewers under Seattle. As they walk deeper into the darkness they hear what they think are rats, but when they shine their lights on the walls they see its Zombie Hands, still crawling about, maybe searching for their bodies.

Handy Hands

As Team Warren delves deeper into Seattle’s underground, Murphy is trying to bribe 10K with more vaccine, claiming it will free 10K from his control. 10K refuses, not willing to give up Warren. 10K is lead away to do manual labor as punishment. Shortly after, Citizen Z tries to reach out to Murphy, having tracked him down because of his broadcast, but Murphy doesn’t want anything to do with Operation Bite Mark.

In Seattle’s underground, we get a taste of how crazy the Red Hand is. They’ve rigged up barbed wire and some electric to put the “Guilty” to death, or at least the Red Hand says they are guilty. We then get to meet the new EScorpion.

The EScorpion Imposter

Javier Vasquez, the DEA agent whose wife and child were killed by Hector, the real EScorpion, has apparently lost his mind. He appears to think he really is EScorpion.

It seems like Warren might be reaching Javier but once she says his name he get’s pissed and has her thrown into the lockup like Hector and Dr. Sun Mei.

Things take a strange turn after Warren gets put in the same cell as Hector. He chokes her out and disappears. Why did he choke her out if he could escape?

When Javier has Warren and Dr. Sun Mei brought to him Hector attacks, trying to take out Javier. Hector ends up being subdued by Red Hand men, which gives Hector the chance to remind Javier who both of them are. With the pain of his wife and child’s death thrown up in his face by Hector, Javier has his men let Hector loose so he can kill him in a “fair” fight.

Hector get’s stabbed multiple times before Warren steps in, putting a machete through Javier before taking his head, putting him out of his misery. The king is dead, long live the king. With Javier/EScorpion dead, the Read Hand apparently falls into Warren’s control, or at least it looks that way by the trucks we see rolling out, presumably to go after warren.

The end of the episode has two major revelations. The first is that Doc and Addy have found Lucy, and she looks older than she should be.

Lucy

We see one of Lucy’s warders shoot a double barrel before the scene cuts back to Hectors body on the floor. Which leads us to the final revelation of the episode as his eyes open, tinged with yellow.

Heart of Darkness scored a 70/100, mainly due to its lack of any significant Zombie violence.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
313Duel90

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 4, Escorpion and the Red Hand

Escorpion and the Red Hand finds themselves greeted by disemboweled Zombies, their bodies hanging off an overpass in warning.

Shocked

The Zombie Apocalypse being what it is, the ropes are cut just as Team Warren is staring up at the hanging Zombies, but don’t worry, it also gave us an awesome Zombie Kill.

Zombie Slice – O – Matic

With the Zombies taken care of Team Warren is ambushed by a small group who mistakes them for the “Red Hand” gang who came into town and murdered people. The newcomers are going to get get revenge on the “Red Hand” and their leader Escorpion, only Hector is right there, so who is pretending to be him?

Back in Spokane Murphy has expanded his compound and his followers, but at a cost. Murphy is weak from giving blood so his doctor can try and find a cure, and he’s impatient. As Murphy is leaving in a huff his doctor gives 10K a hit of the cure, and he immediately drops, foaming at the mouth.

10K With A Minor Reaction To The “Cure”

Lucky for 10K, the doctor was just breaking Murphy’s hold over him, and wants 10K to help her escape.

While 10K is suffering, Team Warren is on the hunt for the “Red Hand”. While Warren and Hector are being threated that Escorpion is going to kill them by a wounded “Red Hand” soldier, Addy is in pain, an infected tooth poisoning her blood. Dr. Sun Mei wants to pull her teeth, but Addy isn’t happy about potentially having a gap in her smile.

After questioning their wounded “Red Hand” soldier Warren realizes that the “Red Hand” is overly motivated to kill the other group of survivors and we find out from the prisoner that the other group of survivors killed members of the “Red Hand” in order to steal food.

While Warren & Hector are fighting in the front of the warehouse, Dr. Sun Mei and Doc are playing emergency dentist, holding Addy down to pull her infected tooth.

Emergency Dental Extraction

I have to be honest, this is one of my worst fears in the Apocalypse. I can take a lot of pain, but I hate having dental issues, and the thought of having to do novice dentistry just sends s chill down my spine.

While Addy is being worked on, the “Red Hand” is sending bomb Zombies at the front door. Warren is able to distract one, but the second puts a huge hole in the building and sends Warren flying to the floor, knocked unconscious as a small horde comes rolling in. Warren and Hector barely survive the fight, but in the process one of the other survivors sees the tattoo on Hector’s arm and realizes who he is.

Back at Murphy’s compound 10K is ready to make his escape but when he goes back for the doctor, he finds that Murphy has found them out. 10K does the only thing he can do, which is jump out a window and run. 10K escapes as Murphy and his doctor vaccinate Murphy’s people.

With the survivors thinking that Hector is the acting leader of the “Red Hand” they attack, and lose. For some reason the “Red Hand” then decides to move on, leaving Team Warren to leave.

Escorpion and the Red Hand ends with Dr. Merch ignoring Murphy’s commands and escaping the only way she has left, by walking into the Zombie moat and putting a scalpel in her neck.

Dr. Merch Bites It (Or Vice Versa)

Escorpion and the Red Hand was an interesting episode but it had some plot holes with the way the “Red Hand” just up and leaves after they have essentially won. Why do that? Which is why Escorpion and the Red Hand scored a 70/100.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
313Duel90

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 1, EPISODE 2, Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?

Brother, Can You Spare a Brain? gets right into the action in good murder mystery style. A couple comes home to find Javier, the resident artist, dead, a paintbrush pushed through his eye socket.

Love Is Blind

As soon as Clive shows up on scene his first question it to ask Liv if she’s got anything yet. I love her response. “Wow, your a flip to the last page of the book type guy, huh?” When Liv asks him what he’s detected so far he says he doesn’t have to, the wife did it, the wife always did it.

Once the body is back in the ME’s office, Liv makes what appears to be a brains and hot sauce empanada. Yum.

Brains Empanada

The next morning Liv finds Major at her door, returning a box of things she left behind. Peyton returns just as Major is leaving, and Peyton calls Liv out again for the fact that it’s clear that Liv still has feelings for the man. Liv is in pain, but she’s trying to save Major’s life. If a scratch turned her, what would f@#$ing do? I’m pretty sure he’d turn and so is Liv.

That night Liv is woken up with a nightmare, she’s seeing the drug dealer from the boat in her dreams who turned on the boat.

That day at work Liv gets her first vision from eating Javier’s brains, and its hot and steamy. When she goes to tell Clive she does a great job seeing the affair she was witnessing, but doesn’t have any real details on who did the paintbrush stabbing, leading Clive to thank her for the “Fifty Shades of Psychic.”

Fifty Shades Of Psychic

Clive is still convinced it’s Lola, Javier’s wife, which leads us back to the loft.

Yes, Lola is played by Judy Reyes, aka Nurse Carla Espinosa, aka Turk’s better half. Hopefully Turk doesn’t find out she was banging Javier.

When they arrive at the studio Tasha, the woman from the vision is there and we find out that Lola and Javier had an open relationship and they both knew who the others were sleeping with. Clive doesn’t care, he’s still got Lola pegged as the killer, at least until Ravi calls and tells him whoever did the murder was over six foot tall, which rules out Lola.

Back at the ME’s office Ravi has enlisted the help of a police sketch artist under false pretenses, and we see the effect that Javier’s brain is having on Liv. She’s emotionally descriptive and she also discovers new artistic talents.

Liv Unleashing Her New Drawing Skills

With Liv’s new drawing out, she doesn’t find her target, but he does find her. Both Liv and Blaine thought they were the only Zombies pretending to be human. They bond of their loss of humanity until Ravi shows up and takes some samples.

As Blaine is apologizing for the boat party, and for turning Liv, he knocks over an instrument tray, which brings about another vision of Javier, being screamed at by Tasha’s jealous boyfriend. When Liv goes to tell Clive, Clive is already on it. The jealous ex boyfriend is already there, ready to be questioned.

While Liv and Clive are questioning suspects we see Blaine picking up an older woman at a bar. The next day he shows up at the ME’s office again, telling Liv that he’s changed, that he’s cut out the toxic people in his life. The next morning Liv witnesses Blaine with some of his old friends, proving to her he’s not what he says he is.

We then get a view of exactly what Blaine is up to. He turned the woman at the bar so he could go back and black mail her for brains to eat.

Turned By The Zombie STD

Back on the crime fighting front Clive has discovered that not only was Javier boning his managers daughter, but the manager was also dead broke, so the team plans on stopping by the art show to question him again. While Clive and Liv are there to solve a crime, Ravi is more interested in the models and the free booze.

While at the show Ravi gets pulled into a domestic dispute with a model and her boyfriend as Liv explores the loft. As she’s off on her own Tasha’s boyfriend shows up and tries to take advantage of Liv only to find out she’s a lot stronger than she looks.

When Liv goes back out onto the main floor Clive is confronting Javier’s manager, and Liv piles on, asking him how he felt about Javier getting his daughter pregnant.

The noose is tightening around the manager when Ravi has a revelation because of where Liv is standing. If Javier was on the lower step, the killer wouldn’t have to be over six foot after all.

Clive was right all along, the wife did it. Javier was going to leave her for his pregnant eighteen year old girlfriend. That sounds like a reasonable reason to kill someone to me, but maybe I’m old fashioned.

Brother, Can You Spare a Brain? ends with Liv going to Majors house and telling him that she can’t take not being close to him. She kisses him which leads to Major unleashing the pent up anger and frustration that been building up for six months and kicking Liv out. As Liv walks away she regrets all the times she didn’t spend with Major when she had a chance, and I think that’s a valuable lesson we can all learn from. Life is short, enjoy it.

Brother, Can You Spare a Brain? scored a 70/100, making it Worth Your Time. If you have someone in your life who doesn’t like classic Zombie Gore but does like a good murder mystery, this is a great, unusual show to enjoy together.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80

ZOMBIE SERIES – BLACK SUMMER, SEASON 1, EPISODE 3, Summer School

Summer School finds Team Rose hiding inside a school, lead inside by a creepy figure wearing a hoodie.

Creepy Dude

The school looks empty, but they don’t take any risks. They grab some supplies and hole up in the band room. Spears clears the space, but is stressed and anxious.

The team tries to rest, but its not long before they are woken by someone or something on the roof. For some reason, they think going to find the cause of the noise is a good idea, but are just lead on a chase after seeing a little kid at the end of the hall.

Creepy Kid

After a brief chase they stop and we get a dose of sanity from Spears.

Spears: “Enough of this sh*t. Let’s get out of here.”

Bearded Guy: “What about the kid?”

Spears: “F*ck the kid. We’re not alone. We should go.

This is the part that drives me crazy in shows and movies. Its an apocalypse, and weird little kids are running around, taunting you. Why would you chase after them? Wait, how could Team Rose make the decision to look for the kid even worse? They could split up!

Nobody but Spears has a weapon? Why would you split up? The moment Rose and her mute friend find the bodies in the shower, they should have backtracked to Spears and bolted.

Shower Slaughter

What could be worse after splitting into two groups? Brian, the mute, runs from Rose, so now there are three groups. Spears and Beard explore the basement until Beard walks through a door and sets off at trap. I’m guessing he’s dead.

Spears and Rose group back up just in time to be introduced to the kids who have taken over the school.

The kids have taken Brian, but don’t realize he’s deaf, so when they take his hood off and he starts to walk, one of the kids shoots him, which turns him into a biter. Apparently this is a world similar to The Walking Dead and if you die, you turn. This leads to an interesting lunchroom table fight while the kids cheer on the violence.

Four survivors entered. Two made it back out.

I’m giving Summer School a 70/100 because I hate it when characters do the worst possible thing when it comes to survival. They should have called the episode “Lord of the Flies” because that is what all the kids with spears reminded me of.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Human Flow85
12Driven80
13Summer School70
14Alone82
15Diner86
16Heist90
17The Tunnel83
18The Stadium91

Zombie Series – The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Season 1, Episode 1

The Walking Dead, World Beyond, Season 1, Episode 1 is titled Brave. It is ten years after the initial Zombie Apocalypse has decimated the planet.

The world is reminiscent of the Hunger Games. There are several factions and each appears to be isolated from the others. This ties into the two main character’s background, because Iris and Hope’s father has been taken away from Campus Colony to help the Civic Republic.

It is very clear that Iris and Hope’s father was very important to the Campus Colony. It is also fairly clear that even though he left to help the Civic Republic, he doesn’t quite trust them. He’s set up a pager and a printer so he can send his daughters messages without the Civic Republic knowing.

After a long pause in messages, Iris and Hope’s father sends them a warning. Things aren’t going well, and safety is not guaranteed. This triggers the girls, and two of their firends to decide to walk over a thousand miles to get to New York, where the Civic Republic have the girl’s father.

The small group sneaks out of Campus Colony, followed by their guardian, who is essentially the town sheriff, and his female deputy. Which is just in time, because the Civic Republic decides its worth killing everyone at Campus Colony to find the girls.

The campus slaughter was actually a little vague. Or maybe I’m just dim. I wasn’t sure where they were killing people, even though Elizabeth, the Civic Republic Leader, asks if her men checked in several of the buildings.

Thus starts the Episode 1, Brave.

Overall I enjoyed it. There is a lot packed into the first episode, including some very heavy handed foreshadowing. The girls are both tortured by the memory of losing their mother, which leads to several flashbacks. In the process we find out that the woman who killed their mother, just happens to be the pregnant mother of one of their travelling companions, who of course remembers his mother and unborn sister fondly. I’m sure he doesn’t know that Hope shot his mom after his mom killed her mom. (I hated typing that many moms in such short order.)

The acting is okay, but some of the dialogue seems forced. Hopefully the cast will gel more with each other as the season goes on.

Brave earned a 70/100 and I am hoping it gets better, because I am looking forward to the next episode. What cost it points? The rough edges in the dialogue and some of the acting is a B-. The other item which cost some points is that Campus Community seems a little too clean and well fed for the apocalypse. I know its 10 years later and they have a secure campus, but still, it didn’t feel enough like the apocalypse for me.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Brave70
12The Blaze Of Glory50
13The Tyger and the Lamb65
14The Wrong End of a Telescope71
15Madman Across the Water60
16Shadow Puppets60
17Truth Or Dare60
18The Sky Is a Graveyard62
19The Deepest Cut55
110In This Life50

WHISKEY DREAMS – West Cork

This West Cork blended Irish whiskey is ultra affordable at just $30 per bottle.

The nose is subtle. It hints at vanilla and spice but it is underwhelming. That subtleness continues from the nose into the palate. This whiskey is smooth and goes down easy, but its also very light and simple. The flavor profile is relatively flat. It has a note of sweet that is easily overpowered with even a splash of water or a few ice cubes.

I enjoyed this bottle of West Cork and put it in my Everyday Whiskey category. If you enjoy Irish Whiskey and want to keep an affordable bottle on hand to enjoy with friends, this should be on your list.

Overall it scored a 77/100, making it Sip Worthy. It’s positive and negatives are closely linked. It’s smooth, but simple, making it an easy sipper, especially if you are new to whiskey, but that simplicity also means it might leave you wanting more depth and complexity.

Pros

  • Super smooth.
  • Affordable.
  • Enjoyable mouth feel.

Cons:

  • Not a lot of depth on the nose.
  • The smoothness comes at the cost of flavor.
  • It goes down really easily. Too easily?
BottleScorePrice
Redbreast 12 Year96$80 / 750ml
Jameson Distiller's Safe95$65 / 750ml
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon94$45 / 750ml
Booker's "Sip Awhile" 2017-493$80 / 750ml
Knappogue Castle 14 Year92$68 / 750ml
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Tyrconnel 16 Year88$95 / 750ml
Knappognue Castle 12 Year87$55 / 750ml
Tyrconnel Single Malt87$49 / 750ml
Powers Three Swallow87$38 / 750ml
Green Spot86$75/ 750ml
Tin Cup85$30 / 750ml
Jameson Triple Triple85$45 / 750ml
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Whiskey84$40 / 750ml
Uncle Nearest 185684$55 / 750ml
Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey84$30 / 750ml
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition83$50 / 750ml
Lambay Cognac Finish83$65 / 750ml
Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year82$50 / 750ml
Jameson Blender's Dog82$67 / 750ml
Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon81$45 / 750ml
Jameson Black Barrel81$39 / 750ml
Jameson80$40 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Don Julio 194280$160 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Monkey Shoulder79$35 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Chestnut Farms Bourbon77$45 / 750ml
West Cork77$30 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Old Forester Statesman75$65 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey74$45 / 750ml
Stillhouse Black Bourbon73$20 / 750ml
Tullamore D.E.W 12 Year73$50 / 750ml
Legent72$35 / 750ml
Bushmills 10 Year72$50 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Redbreast Lustau 12 Year Old70$80/ 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Tullamore Dew Crock69$40 / 750ml
Bird Dog Kentucky Bourbon68$22 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Appleton Reserve Blend Jamaican Rum67$30 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Kavanagh 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey66$50 / 750ml
McConnell’s Irish Whisky66$25 / 750ml
Quiet Man Traditional65$40 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Tullamore Dew63$25 / 750ml
Wild Turkey63$35 / 750ml
Bushmills Irish Whiskey62$31 / 750ml
Writers Tears61$35 / 750ml
Maker's Mark60$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Old Grand-Dad 11459$30 / 750ml
Fighting Cock58$18 / 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Bulleit Bourbon56$28 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
The Sexton54$40 / 750ml
Fistful of Bourbon53$40 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Knob Creek Small Batch49$30 / 750ml
Blade and Bow48$50 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Teeling Single Malt43$65 / 750ml
GlenGoyne 12 Year42$75/ 750ml
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes41$55/ 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Rowan's Creek39$30 / 750ml
Hudson Whiskey Baby Bourbon38$50 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Breaker29$60 / 750ml
Pure Kentucky28$40 / 750ml
Stranahan's Single Malt27$65 / 750ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml
Kavanagh Single Malt Irish Whiskey3$35 / 750ml
Balvenie Caribbean Cask2$90 / 750ml
American XXX Born - Bourbon Whiskey1$26 / 750ml

ZOMBIE MOVIES – Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series and takes up where the last movie ends off.

Alice, played by the amazing Milla Jovovich, is back, which is awesome, but the first twenty or so minutes of this movie is aimed (I think) at tying off the end of the last movie. At the end of Extinction (2007), Alice has found her clones in pods, and promises Umbrella she is coming. So to deal with the multiplicity issue, Alice attacks the main Umbrella compound in Tokyo, which ends (spoiler alert) with the Umbrella boss nuking the base as he flees.

Viola, the army of Alice’s is taken care of.

I would have dealt with it as a one liner, or just said the clones are doing their thing, or ignored it completely. The movie really starts when Alice and Claire are flying over the city, looking for other survivors, and they see survivors on top of a building.

For me, I would have started the movie there, and then extended the zombie siege scenes.

The good news is that the fourth installment was better than the 3rd, but still a let down when compared to the first two movies, earning a 70/100, just making it into the “Worth Your Time” category.

Resident Evil movies in Order:

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Alone202073Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

WHISKEY DREAMS – REDBREAST Lustau 12 YEAR OLD

Let’s start with a baseline. As of now (4/12/2020) Redbreast 12 Year Old is my top pick in whiskey. I drank two bottles in three weeks with a little bit of help but I have fallen in love with Redbreast.

If you like dry, and you like sherry, this Redbreast Lustau may be right up your alley. For me, the sherry was a bit overpowering, and turned what I truly loved, the deep richness of Redbreast 12 Year Old into an echo of what it could be.

If this was cheaper than Redbreast 12 Year Old, I don’t think I would be as down on this Lustau as I was, but it is actually more expensive, which for me is just crazy. Redbreast 12 Year Old is so rich and delicious, but this Lustau takes away from that, which for me means paying more for it feels like a crime.

Again, maybe you love dry, and you love sherry, which means you might just find Redbreast Lustau right up your alley. For me it was good, but no where near as good as regular Redbreast 12 Year Old, which earned this Lustau a score of 70/100.

Pros

  • The nose hints at Redbreast’s underlying richness, even though its slightly overpowered by the sherry.
  • Reminds me of Redbreast.
  • Obviously, it has Redbreast’s deepness as it first washes over your tongue.

Cons:

  • The sherry casks overpower the richness of the Redbreast.
  • The sherry turns that deep richness that opens on your tongue into a more edgy burn as you swallow.
  • The lovely nose that Redbreast has is completely washed away in sherry.
BottleScorePrice
Redbreast 12 Year96$80 / 750ml
Jameson Distiller's Safe95$65 / 750ml
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon94$45 / 750ml
Booker's "Sip Awhile" 2017-493$80 / 750ml
Knappogue Castle 14 Year92$68 / 750ml
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Tyrconnel 16 Year88$95 / 750ml
Knappognue Castle 12 Year87$55 / 750ml
Tyrconnel Single Malt87$49 / 750ml
Powers Three Swallow87$38 / 750ml
Green Spot86$75/ 750ml
Tin Cup85$30 / 750ml
Jameson Triple Triple85$45 / 750ml
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Whiskey84$40 / 750ml
Uncle Nearest 185684$55 / 750ml
Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey84$30 / 750ml
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition83$50 / 750ml
Lambay Cognac Finish83$65 / 750ml
Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year82$50 / 750ml
Jameson Blender's Dog82$67 / 750ml
Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon81$45 / 750ml
Jameson Black Barrel81$39 / 750ml
Jameson80$40 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Don Julio 194280$160 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Monkey Shoulder79$35 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Chestnut Farms Bourbon77$45 / 750ml
West Cork77$30 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Old Forester Statesman75$65 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey74$45 / 750ml
Stillhouse Black Bourbon73$20 / 750ml
Tullamore D.E.W 12 Year73$50 / 750ml
Legent72$35 / 750ml
Bushmills 10 Year72$50 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Redbreast Lustau 12 Year Old70$80/ 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Tullamore Dew Crock69$40 / 750ml
Bird Dog Kentucky Bourbon68$22 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Appleton Reserve Blend Jamaican Rum67$30 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Kavanagh 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey66$50 / 750ml
McConnell’s Irish Whisky66$25 / 750ml
Quiet Man Traditional65$40 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Tullamore Dew63$25 / 750ml
Wild Turkey63$35 / 750ml
Bushmills Irish Whiskey62$31 / 750ml
Writers Tears61$35 / 750ml
Maker's Mark60$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Old Grand-Dad 11459$30 / 750ml
Fighting Cock58$18 / 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Bulleit Bourbon56$28 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
The Sexton54$40 / 750ml
Fistful of Bourbon53$40 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Knob Creek Small Batch49$30 / 750ml
Blade and Bow48$50 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Teeling Single Malt43$65 / 750ml
GlenGoyne 12 Year42$75/ 750ml
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes41$55/ 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Rowan's Creek39$30 / 750ml
Hudson Whiskey Baby Bourbon38$50 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Breaker29$60 / 750ml
Pure Kentucky28$40 / 750ml
Stranahan's Single Malt27$65 / 750ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml
Kavanagh Single Malt Irish Whiskey3$35 / 750ml
Balvenie Caribbean Cask2$90 / 750ml
American XXX Born - Bourbon Whiskey1$26 / 750ml