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058 The Walking Dead Wrapup

On today’s show we’re wrapping up the last two episodes of The Walking Dead season 8. You can chat with us on Twitter @AverageNobodies, toss us a like on Facebook @AverageNobodies and heart all our pictures on instagram, @AverageNobodies. Don’t forget, this podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and YouTube.

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Mick Foley Showed Up On #RAW To Gift Dean Ambrose An Old Friend For His Street Fight Vs. Brock Lesnar

Dean Ambrose is in for the literal fight of his life at WrestleMania. He’ll be fighting Brock Lesnar, but not just in any old wrestling match; he’ll be fighting Brock Lesnar in a no holds barred street fight. If that sounds psychotic, that’s because it is. A street fight evens the odds for a lot of guys, or in someone like Mick Foley’s case, turns the odds in his favor. When he met then WWE Champion HHH in a street fight at Royal Rumble 2000 as Cactus Jack, it seemed to help Foley more than HHH. Hunter was the champ and was beating everyone in his path, but throwing the rules out the window adds a certain instability to a match that could really affect the outcome. Unfortunately for Ambrose, adding this stipulation might do him more harm than good. The only thing scarier than fighting Brock Lesnar is fighting Brock Lesnar with a chair, or stairs, or a kendo stick, or whatever other deranged weapon he can find and LEGALLY use. While Lesnar is getting ready to maul Ambrose, Mick Foley showed up with some words of advice and a late Christmas present last night on Raw: a barb wired baseball bat. Will this even the odds for Ambrose, or will Lesnar rip the bats from his hands and perform a live version of Negan and Glenn in Dallas? WM is the same night as The Walking Dead finale, so don’t rule anything out.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: The Newest ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Teaser Turns Up The Heat

We’ve officially entered ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ month, as ‘The Walking Dead’ prequel premiers on August 23. We’re still only getting teasers, which is fine, because I’d rather go into a new show knowing too little instead of seeing the entire series in the previews. In the latest teaser, the lights go out in LA, and for some reason the word ‘fear’ is spelled out in fire. That’s both haunting and stupid. If the walkers did that, it’s haunting, because it’s not enough that they’re eating humans, but now they’re taunting them with FIRE WORDS. If it’s the humans doing it, it’s kind of dumb. You should probably spend more time fleeing the zombies and less time building fire words. Either way, I’m ready.

– Ryan

Trailer Alert: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ – The Virus Is Spreading

The third sneak peak for AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ doesn’t give us much, just like the two sneak peaks before it, but I think that works to our advantage. We already know the gist of the show, and we already know what’s going to happen. Humans will fight against themselves and the walkers to try and salvage what little part of humanity is left. We don’t need a 2-3 minute trailer showing how it will go down, because we already know how it will go down. Less is more when it comes to spinoff sneak peaks, and I like that AMC is keeping most the details under wraps. Get your swords and cross bows ready, because ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is less than two months away.

– Ryan

Ryan’s Gossip Circle – Daryl & Beth From The Walking Dead Are Dating In REAL Life

Walkers – Dawn of a Dead relationship! Emily Kinney and Norman Reedus, who met on AMC’s zombie thriller The Walking Dead, are seeing each other, sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“They had a connection early on in the show,” says a source close to the duo, “but the romance developed recently. They’re still pretty guarded about it.”

After Kinney’s character, Beth, was shockingly killed off in 2014, she and Reedus, 46, who plays zombie hunter Daryl, stayed in touch through texts, appearances at fan conventions (the two are scheduled to appear at the Walker Stalker Con event in Orlando, Fla., on June 27 and 28), and at Kinney’s music gigs. Says the source, “He was one of the first to support her at her concerts when she was still on the show.”

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I usually don’t engage in celebrity gossip, but this is pretty big time news. Two stars from the one of the most popular shows on TV are dating in real life? Get me a tub of popcorn and a front row seat and I’m ready to go. Walking Dead fans were kind of torn on whether or not these Daryl and Beth should have gotten together on the show, but in real life, I hope everyone is happy for them. Beth is no longer with us (RIP) and who knows what’s going to happen to Daryl, so this is nice. And they said nothing good would come out of the zombie apocalypse.

– Ryan

‘Better Call Saul’ Had The Highest Rated Series Debut in Cable Television History

SaulBet AMC executives are glad they didn’t lose that Albuquerque lawyer’s number. Sunday night’s launch of Better Call Saul was the highest-rated series debut in cable history. The highly anticipated Breaking Bad prequel delivered 6.9 million viewers and a record-setting 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. That’s an enormous launch on a cable network where even hit shows tend to start modest and then gradally gather steam.

Of course, a show debuting after the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead is a bit like a network airing an episode of show after the Super Bowl, and Better Call Saul has plenty of viewer recognition from Breaking Bad. Ratings for tonight’s second episode should provide a stronger sense of the show’s true performance (no spoilers, but Monday’s hour contains a desert-set scene that’s easily the best sequence the show’s first few episodes). 

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Nothing makes a TV executive happier than good ratings, and ‘Better Call Saul’ is now the premiere cable ratings king. As the article states, it definitely helped that they had the best lead in on television, but while the ratings might have been helped by The Walking Dead, but show itself as well the second episode last night definitely delivered. While the show had a ‘Breaking Bad’ feel to it (Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan are doing the show, after all) there are enough new characters and stories to be told that should keep viewers coming back for more. The show starts off with a flash forward scene, a bleak look into Saul’s new life after everything that went down with Walter White. The rest of the show has been a flashback to his life before he was Saul Goodman (he was formerly attorney Jimmy McGill) with some classic Breaking Bad characters sprinkled in (Mike! Tuco!). If you haven’t yet, check out the first two episodes and keep coming back on Monday nights for more Saul Goodman madness.

– Ryan

 

‘The Walking Dead’ Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

I’m not sure how they make these vides, but this is true talent. Spot on every time they make them. Personally I enjoy the NFL videos, but this is a close second. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do the Sopranos.

-Matt

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