FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E13 DATE OF DEATH TOP 3!

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E13 DATE OF DEATH TOP 3!

Welcome to The Ranting Dead! A fan podcast devoted to AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

Each week Kelli & Justin will be bringing you their favorite moments, theories, predictions, speculations and listener feedback from each episode of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

In this episode we give your our Top 3 moments from Season 2 Episode 13 of Fear The Walking Dead entitled, “Date of Death”!

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THE STRAIN SEASON 3 EPISODE 5 MADNESS PODCAST RECAP

THE STRAIN SEASON 3 EPISODE 5 MADNESS PODCAST RECAP

Kelli, Hank & Justin tackle the super awesome vampire world of Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan’s The Strain!

This week Kelli, Hank & Justin discuss our thoughts and top moments from The Strain Season 3 Episode 5, “Madness“!  Let us know your thoughts on the episode in the comments section down below!

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD PILLAR OF SALT FEEDBACK PODCAST!

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD PILLAR OF SALT FEEDBACK PODCAST!

Welcome to The Ranting Dead! A fan podcast devoted to AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

Each week Kelli & Justin will be bringing you their favorite moments, theories, predictions, speculations and listener feedback from each episode of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

In this episode we discuss listener feedback for Season 2 Episode 12, “Pillar of Salt” of  Fear The Walking Dead!

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WHY WE ARE EXCITED FOR HBO’S WESTWORLD! (AND FAVE ROBOT MOVIES!)

WHY WE ARE EXCITED FOR HBO’S WESTWORLD! (AND FAVE ROBOT MOVIES!)

Welcome to Westworld Rants! A fan podcast devoted to the super awesome robot world of J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan’s re-imagining of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, Westworld!

Each week Kelli, Hank and Justin will be breaking down the latest episode of HBO’s Westworld and give you our favorite moments from each episode!

In this episode we give you our Top 3 Reasons we are excited for the premiere of HBO’s Westworld & our favorite robot/synth movies!

In case you needed more convincing on why YOU should be watching HBO’s Westworld when it premieres Sunday October 2nd. Here is the latest trailer entitled “Dreams” to get you more excited for the premiere of one of the most anticipated new shows this fall.

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Van Helsing Review: Vanessa’s the Secret Weapon

Van Helsing - VanessaLet me start by saying I wasn’t a huge fan of the 2004 Hugh Jackman starrer that shares this TV series’ name. Luckily that’s all the two have in common; a name.

Since I’m a glass is half-full kind of guy, I suffered through the last couple of minutes of “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” to catch a special presentation of Syfy’s “Van Helsing” pilot. Man, was I glad I did. To my surprise, the first hour was much closer in tone to “The Strain” than “Vampire Diaries,” “Twilight” or even “True Blood.” I’ve been burned by Syfy before, you see, tuning into “Z Nation” expecting the next “Walking Dead” and realizing it was just a silly soulless corpse of a show. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the gore and nasty zombie kills but you’ve got to give a rat’s ass about a show’s characters. Otherwise, what’s the point of following their journey? As a matter of fact, “The Strain” may have its faults yet it’s the cast of characters that keep me coming back week after week.

Anyway, back to Van Helsing… It only took one episode for me to fall in love with Simon Barry’s “Continuum.” Knowing that he, along with the producers of “Fargo” and “Hell On Wheels” were part of the team behind “Van Helsing” definitely sparked my interest in this series. While some folks make the decision to watch certain shows based on the actors involved, I tend to research the creative team. A great spectacle will only take you so far, but a wonderful story and interesting world-building is the lifeblood of a tv series.

That leads me to my next question… How would Mr. Barry and his team breathe new life into the ridiculously tired vampire genre? Yes, I believe Syfy is late to the party on this one. Well, Vanessa’s the show’s secret weapon! Not only is Kelly Overton fantastic in the role, but her bite cures vampirism. What?!? That’s right, talk about a twist. The show’s unique spin is that the famed Van Helsing’s descendant, Vanessa, can somehow turn diseased vampires human again. That certainly opens up a can of worms, doesn’t it? Did ol’ Van Helsing accomplish something in the past that altered his bloodline? Will there be flashbacks?

Van Helsing - Season 1I’ve watched the first three episodes and though I’m onboard (for now), the pacing has been a tad sluggish. Naturally, it takes a few episodes to set up a series’ universe and get to know our characters. However, aside from Vanessa and Jonathan Scarffe’s character Axel, I haven’t really connected with the supporting cast. That may change over the course of the season, but nowadays you’ve got to come out of the gate strong. Audiences have little patience and far too many options in this golden age of television. Though I’ve enjoyed “Van Helsing” much more than Syfy’s “Hunters” which was D.O.A., I do hope the writers pick up the pace. You only need to look at a series like “12 Monkeys” to understand that pacing is crucial and filler episodes are unacceptable.

My verdict, Syfy’s “Van Helsing” shows promise with its twist on vamp mythology. However, it needs to pick up the pace and get us to connect with its characters, otherwise it’s on to the next monster slayer. The creative team and cast are excellent, so I trust they’ve got some surprises up their sleeves. I’m ridiculously thrilled that Syfy is delivering these high-quality genre shows again and it’s up to us to tune in and support the network. Do you plan to catch the premiere? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Van Helsing‘s two-hour episode premiere kicks-off this Friday, September 23 at 10/9c.

Check out Syfy’s official series description…
Van Helsing is set in the near future, where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing is humanity’s last hope, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires. Van Helsing comes from the producers of Fargo and Hell on Wheels. Acclaimed director/playwright Neil LaBute serves as showrunner.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E12 PILLAR OF SALT TOP 3!

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E12 PILLAR OF SALT TOP 3!

Welcome to The Ranting Dead! A fan podcast devoted to AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

Each week Kelli & Justin will be bringing you their favorite moments, theories, predictions, speculations and listener feedback from each episode of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

In this episode we give your our Top 3 moments from Season 2 Episode 12 of Fear The Walking Dead entitled, “Pillar of Salt”!

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THE STRAIN SEASON 3 EPISODE 4 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN PODCAST RECAP

THE STRAIN SEASON 3 EPISODE 4 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN PODCAST RECAP

Kelli, Hank & Justin tackle the super awesome vampire world of Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan’s The Strain!

This week Kelli, Hank & Justin discuss our thoughts and top moments from The Strain Season 3 Episode 4, “Gone But Not Forgotten“!  Let us know your thoughts on the episode in the comments section down below!

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ARQ Review: A Time Loopin’ Thrill Ride

ARQ - Now on NetflixI’m a massive sci-fi fan, but the writing’s got to be handled well. That was my main criteria going into Netflix’s ARQ, which premiered at midnight on the streaming service. Would the timey wimey stuff make sense in the end? Are the performances going to be believable throughout this complex time loop tale? Yeah 12 Monkeys has spoiled me.

Well, the good news is not only did all that work, making ARQ an absolutely exhilarating 88 minutes… but man, Robbie Amell and Rachael Taylor could not have done a better job with their roles. The two leads killed it, keeping me at the edge of my seat the entire time.

Okay I’ll be honest, Netflix pretty much had me at dystopian future and time travel. Since I didn’t need any more convincing than knowing this story took place in a time loop, I tried to avoid spoilers. I went in knowing just the basics about ARQ. That said, I also had no idea this baby was directed and written by Tony Elliott, a writer on Syfy’s 12 Monkeys and Orphan Black. Had I known that, I would have easily overcome my initial fears. This flick is smart, you guys.

ARQ - Robbie Amell
Courtesy of Netflix

Naturally, I don’t want to spoil the events of the movie by detailing what happens. Suffice it to say, there are so many twist and turns within the loops themselves, there is no way to predict where the story is going next. I don’t know about you, but that is thrilling for me as a viewer. There’s nothing worse that figuring out the ending of a movie, tv show or book in the first act. Right?

At times ARQ does feel a bit like a low-budget arthouse film, due to the limited sets and modest special effects. That’s okay though, because the characters are stuck in a time loop so it makes sense they’re reliving the same events in a specific location. Ultimately, it’s the subtle “time” changes that occur and building toward the big climactic finale that engage us while on this insane ride.

Not only do I recommend you check out ARQ, but I plan to rewatch it the first chance I get. That’s the true test of sci-fi done right.

ARQ is streaming now on Netflix

Here is Netflix’s official synopsis…
ARQ, starring Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Rachael Taylor (Jessica Jones) is a Netflix original film set in a dystopian society, written and directed by Tony Elliott (Orphan Black).

In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, young engineer Renton and Hannah find themselves attempting to save an experimental energy technology that could end the wars. The catch is, the technology has created a time loop that causes them to relive a deadly home invasion over and over again. They must figure out how to stop the time loop and come out of it alive.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E10 & S2E11 LISTENER FEEDBACK PODCAST!

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E10 & S2E11 LISTENER FEEDBACK PODCAST!

Welcome to The Ranting Dead! A fan podcast devoted to AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

Each week Kelli & Justin will be bringing you their favorite moments, theories, predictions, speculations and listener feedback from each episode of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

In this episode we discuss listener feedback for Season 2 Episode 10, “Do Not Disturb” and Season 2 Episode 11, “Pablo and Jessica” of Fear The Walking Dead!

Watch Our Top 3 for Fear The Walking Dead S02E10, “Do Not Disturb” HERE:

Watch Our Top 3 for Fear The Walking Dead S02E11, “Pablo and Jessica” HERE:

Please check out our podcast covering the show and let us know your thoughts in the comments below or email us!

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E11 “PABLO AND JESSICA” TOP 3!

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD S2E11 “PABLO AND JESSICA” TOP 3!

Welcome to The Ranting Dead! A fan podcast devoted to AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

Each week Kelli & Justin will be bringing you their favorite moments, theories, predictions, speculations and listener feedback from each episode of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead!

In this episode we give your our Top 3 moments from Season 2 Episode 11 of Fear The Walking Dead entitled, “Pablo and Jessica”!

Watch Our Chat (and SEE our faces) about Ep.11 Here:

Please check out our podcast covering the show and let us know your thoughts in the comments below or email us!