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Sunday, August 28, 2022

[Episode 196] Tales of the Walking Dead |Series Premiere| Evie/Joe

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HELLO #TalesOfTheWalkingDead!! We have the honor and privilege of breaking down this series, beginning to end, starting with the Series Premiere/Pilot, "Evie/Joe", which is a great intro into the greater #TWDUniverse, as it deals with subverting expectations and #TheWalkingDead allowing you to become the person you were meant to be.
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  • At the top of our show, we get a little sidetracked making references to the final season of Better Call Saul, which we have been covering in its entirety on our YouTube channel, and on our blogs! Check it out! You won't regret it, you may even learn some things!
    What's Left To Explore in Better Call Saul?
  • Welcome to our coverage of the SERIES PREMIERE of Tales of the Walking Dead!
    How to watch 'Tales Of The Walking Dead' in UK
  • What are your thoughts on this new anthology series set in the world of The Walking Dead?
    Teaser for 'Tales of the Walking Dead' Offers Sneak Peek Into New Anthology  Series | All Hallows Geek
  • Will there be something that connects all of these characters we meet in the series later down the line?
    Tales of the Walking Dead Trailer Teases Alpha's Return
  • Did you enjoy the performances of Terry Crews as Joe and Olivia Munn as Evie?
    Tales of the Walking Dead Breaks the TWD Universe Wide Open | Den of Geek
  • We can't help but tease you with our opinions on the next episode of Tales of the Walking Dead, due to the fact that AMC+ is releasing their episodes a week in advance for subscribers of their service. Fear not, those opinions won't be spoiled in this blog, stay tuned!
    Tales of the Walking Dead just did a time loop comedy episode |
  • How is Tales of the Walking Dead different from the other shows in the universe: The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and the three other confirmed spin-offs coming down the pipeline?
    The Walking Dead' Universe Channel Is Coming to Twitch
  • Sherrandy: Feels this episode did not bring anything new to the world of The Walking Dead.
    Tales Of The Walking Dead': Premiere Date, First-Look Photos – Deadline
  • Did they use this premiere as a way to ease fans into this new anthology series format?
    Tales Of The Walking Dead, Evie/Joe: Things To Note
  • Bridget: Reveals that this was one of the first things Olivia Munn did after giving birth!
    Olivia Munn Shares She Spilled Baby Formula While Traveling
  • There were some rumors floating around that Joe's character had some sort of story relation to the characters from the flagship show, Tyreese Williams & Sasha Williams. Will we ever hear any follow-up on this, or was it just speculation and wishful thinking (on the part of Terry Crews, himself)?
    The Walking Dead' Season 4: Tyreese, Sasha and Beth Promoted to Series  Regular
  • Could we see Tyreese and Sasha at some point in this show?
    Greg Nicotero's signature on both Sasha and Tyreese deaths
  • Could Skipper the lamb and Tabitha the goat (from The Walking Dead), have been raised on the same farm? We know it isn't possible, but it's fun to speculate, right?
    For Everyone Personally Devastated About Tabitha The Goat
  • Bridget: Based on trailers, and from what we have seen so far in this episode, are the connecting themes of these anthology episodes mental illness and/or unlikely duos forced to work together?
    TV review: 'Tales of the Walking Dead' can't shake series burnout -
  • As we speculate on the rest of the season, one of which contains a bruja, we remind the audience of our watch party + Q&A of The Old Ways: with an appearance by lead actress Brigitte Kali Canales (who played Rachel on Fear the Walking Dead) and Director Christopher Alender! The Old Ways is streaming on Netflix!
    The Old Ways Archives - Rue Morgue
  • Are the title sequences to Tales of the Walking Dead an homage to the intros of Fear the Walking Dead seasons 6 and 7, perhaps even seasons 4 & 5?
    Fear the Walking Dead - Season 6 - Official Intro Comparison - YouTube
  • Would you have rather The Walking Dead keep their prior title sequence over the reimagining in Season 9+? Should TWDU shows change their title sequences to keep things fresh?
  • These title sequences can act as fun Easter egg hunts when they make slight changes from season to season or even episode to episode.
    The Walking Dead (Season 9) (2018) — Art of the Title
  • Do you like THE football? Our hosts get a little carried away laughing at how Evie refers to the sport, Football, as The Football.
    THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 SUPER BOWL TV SPOT Football is Over (2017) -  YouTube
  • Do you wait to binge a show until it finishes, or do you try to catch up so you can watch week to week?
    The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Who Are You? - Review
  • Again our hosts take a break to discuss Better Call Saul: the moral of the story is watch Better Call Saul, then watch our coverage of Better SQUAWK Saul, and let us know what YOU think!
    Better Call Saul': Walt and Jesse Scene Explained by Director - Variety
  • Do you prefer to watch things alone or with another person or pet?
    El adelanto con los primeros minutos de Tales of the Walking Dead incluye  una conmovedora historia con Terry Crews y un perrito - La Tercera
  • With both of them being doomsday preppers, who's methodology worked out better: Joe's or Sandra's?
    Tales Of The Walking Dead Theory: Sandra Was ALWAYS Crazy
  • Could Sandra have killed her husband (prior to the apocalypse)?
  • Sherrandy compares Sandra's bunker to Gustavo Fring's meth lab from Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad.
    How Better Call Saul Remade Breaking Bad's Meth Superlab
  • This episode takes place roughly around the time that Rick Grimes and company were about to or in the process of leaving the prison.
  • Did Joe name his dog Gilligan because they were trapped together on a metaphorical deserted island (for you youngins, a reference to the TV Series, Gilligan's Island)?
    Tales of the Walking Dead” Best Moments of 1×01: “Evie/Joe” | The Series  Regulars
  • Does Gilligan make the conscious choice to sacrifice his ailing body because he knows that Joe needs to move on and meet new people to survive?
    Teaser Trailer for TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD Gives Us a Sneak Peak at All  the New Characters — GeekTyrant
  • Dave & Bridget sort out some confusion about the songs that play during the episode -- the takeaway being, ultimately, that Evie & Joe sing best when they are in sync, as friends.
  • This episode features new names for walkers: Toe-Tags & Dead-Eyes. Tap the image, below, to discover other names for walkers in TWDU (anything but zombies).
    Every Name The Walking Dead Uses For The Zombies
  • Joe's bike uses solar technology that was invented no later than 2010 which means their stops had to be more frequent so they could charge up (hence the long travel time between Flint & Mt. Pleasant, MI).
    Tales of the Walking Dead Season 1 Episode 1 Recap: "Evie/Joe"
  • Joe and Evie end up forging their trust, fighting amidst a circle of walkers. Circle of Trust just so happens to be the insurance company that Blair Crawford owns and Gina works for in the next episode.
    Tales of the Walking Dead just did a time loop comedy episode |
  • Could the heartless walker Joe remarks on be one way that threads these anthology episodes?
    Tales of the Walking Dead Showrunner Reveals Musical Episode
  • What in the world did Sandra put in the edible she gave Joe & Evie?
    Watch Tales of the Walking Dead Episode 1 Online for Free
  • Special shoutout to Kersti Bryan for her amazing portrayal of Sandra in this episode!
    Tales Of The Walking Dead Theory: Sandra Was ALWAYS Crazy
  • There are a lot of references to Gilligan's Island in this episode. Joe's dog is named Gilligan, who was the title character of the TV Series. The lamb in the episode is named Skipper, which was named after the co-lead character, Captain Jonas "The Skipper" Grumby.
    50 Years Later: Where Is the Cast of Gilligan's Island Today? - pop culture
  • Why didn't Joe & Evie claim Sandra's bunker as their own?
    Evie / Joe Recap from Tales of the Walking Dead Episode 1 | List23: Latest  U.S. & World News
  • Being that Joe spent so much of his life preparing for the end, he wanted to start living. Do you think he will he regret not hunkering down in Sandra's bunker, down the line?
    Is Tales of the Walking Dead episode 1 Evie/Joe worth watching?
  • Congratulations to Terry Crews for finally being able to join TWDU!
    Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want (#287) – The Blog of  Author Tim Ferriss
  • In an interview, Terry Crews recounts telling TWDU Chief Content Officer, Scott Gimple, that he could call him anytime to reprise his role as Joe. He only took Joe's switchblade from set, because he was confident that he would reprise his character.
    Tales of the Walking Dead trailer:Ffirst look at Terry Crews and Olivia  Munn in action | Metro News
  • Bridget read an article that theorized about a possible connection to Fear the Walking DeadTEOTWAWKI / Broke Jaw Ranch, from Season 3, had lists of preppers networks. Joe and/or Sandra could have been one of those lists.
    Fear The Walking Dead, TEOTWAWKI: Things To Note - Page 2
  • A final major shoutout to Terry Crews & Olivia Munn for phenomenal performances: here's to hoping we haven't seen the last of them or their characters, Evie & Joe.
    Watch Tales of the Walking Dead episode 1, on YouTube for FREE

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

[Better SQUAWK Saul: E10] Season 6, Episode 11 of Better Call Saul, "Breaking Bad"

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Our FULL Breakdown of #BetterCallSaul's 11th episode of it's 6th and final season titled, "Breaking Bad".
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  • This episode of Better Call Saul is titled Breaking Bad, which mirrors the Breaking Bad episode titled Better Call Saul (2x08), where we first meet Saul Goodman. Jimmy McGill meets Walter White and Jesse Pinkman for the first time on this series.
    Better Call Saul”, The Breaking Bad Episode, Is Sad And Depressing | by  Pablo Ruiz V. | Medium
  • The episode begins with the same scene from its mirror episode in Breaking Bad, but from Saul Goodman's perspective.
    Better Call Saul's Midseason Premiere Finally Explains Breaking Bad Mystery
  • Francesca Liddy is most likely having difficulty finding a stable job due to her employment under Saul Goodman.
    5 questions with 'Better Call Saul' and 'Breaking Bad' actress Tina Parker
  • Props to πŸŽ–SURVIVORS Tier Member (and talented artist) Linda Peck Athens on correctly guessing that the gas station in this episode is the same one in Breaking Bad where Jesse trades meth for gas (3x04 Greenlight). Eventually, Hank Schrader is able to grab the license plate number off of The Crystal Ship (Jesse & Walt's mobile meth lab) from the ATM outside.
  • In the Breaking Bad spin-off film, El Camino, Skinny Pete and Badger devise a plan to trick the cops by leaving Jesse's car down by the border. We find out via Francesca's call with Saul that this plan succeeded.
    El Camino: a Breaking Bad Movie' Fun Facts and Things You Didn't Know
  • We also find out that Huell Babineaux was freed due to being held "under false pretenses by the D.E.A." and returned to New Orleans.
    Breaking Bad: Vince Gilligan Finally Reveals Huell's Fate
  • Francesca fails to reveal Patrick Kuby's fate. Tap the picture to find out why Bill Burr was unable to reprise his role on Better Call Saul.Why Breaking Bad's Kuby Actor Had To Cancel His Better Call Saul Return |  Cinemablend
  • Saul also asks about Danny Wormald, who we first see associating with Mike Ehrmantraut and Ignacio "Nacho" Varga in early seasons of Better Call Saul. In Breaking Bad he owns Lazer Base laser tag. Then Ira, the owner of Vamanos Pest.
    Better Call Saul Writer Reveals Daniel Wormald's Connection to Breaking Bad
    Better Call Saul Thief: Ira's Background on Breaking Bad |
  • Francesca finally reveals that Kim Wexler called to check on her and even inquired about her former lover, Jimmy McGill.
    Gene and Kim's Call Will Be Revealed in 'Better Call Saul's Final Episodes;  Fans Think They Know What Was Said
  • Bill Oakley is now a defense attorney.
    Better Call Saul' Season 6, Episode 11: Burning Questions, Kim, Gene |  TVLine
  • Is this - her hanging up on Saul - Francesca Liddy's last goodbye in the Breaking Bad Universe?
    Better Call Saul' Season 6: How Saul Planned the Call With Francesca
  • What actually happened during the heated (and disconcerting) phone call between Jimmy and Kim?
    Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 11 Revealed the Fates of Key 'Breaking  Bad' Characters
  • Will the next episode feature the return of Kim Wexler?
    Better Call Saul Theory: Kim Wexler IS Walter White - On Tap Sports Net
  • The Better Call Saul Insider Podcast revealed that due having to recast the role of Jeff - since actor, Don Harvey, was unable to commit - they changed the storyline for the character to suit actor, Pat Healy.

    Why 'Better Call Saul' Recast Don Harvey With Pat Healy
  • Does Gene Takovic decide to continue scamming the cancer victim (played by Kevin Sussman) because he saw how ruthless Walter White became, despite his cancer diagnosis?
    What Is Kevin Sussman Doing Now? Being A 'Better Call Saul' Victim
  • Does Gene view scamming him as a way to get back at Walter White for ruining his life?
    Breaking Bad" Granite State (TV Episode 2013) - IMDb
  • This episode features a callback to Breaking Bad episode 4 Days Out, when the RV battery dies. In that episode, when Jesse finds out Walt has cancer, he decides to cook. In this episode, when Buddy finds out that Kevin Sussman's character has cancer, he refuses to participate.
    Breaking Bad Recap: Season 2, Episode 9, “4 Days Out” - Slant Magazine
  • One of the drivers licenses featured in the scam montage has the name of Writer & Producer, Tom Schnauz, who directed this particular episode.
  • In the flashback to the Breaking Bad era, in Saul's office with Mike, Saul jokingly refers to Walter White's mustache, saying, "a guy with a facial hair like that has to be making bad decisions," which is poignant given his poor decision making in the Gene Takovic timeline.
    Better Call Saul' Writer on Finally Entering the World of 'Breaking Bad' –  Rolling Stone
  • The first Identity Theft scam is done on a character named Alfred Hawthorne Hill, which so happens to be the real name of actor/comedian Benny Hill.
    Better Call Saul' Just Boasted a Cameo from Kevin McCallister's Older,  Flat-Topped Brother Buzz
  • Since Kim is working at a Sprinkler Factory, is it safe to assume that the next episode, Waterworks, is going to be a Kim-centric episode?
    Better Call Saul' Fans Fear for Kim Wexler's Life in Season 6 Episode 9:  'Fun and Games'
  • What role will Marion have a hand in, if any at all, on the series' remaining episodes?
    Better Call Saul' Lie Detector Test: The Gang Is All Here
  • What awaits us in the penultimate episode of Better Call Saul?
    Better Call Saul' season six episode 11 recap: Walt and Jesse return

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