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Recap/Review: ‘The Walking Dead’: Season 4 Episode 1: “30 Days Without An Accident”

The long wait for season 4 of the AMC hit show, ‘The Walking Dead‘, was finally ended last night with the premier of episode one, “30 Days Without An Accident“.  When we left our favorite group of walker killing survivors at the end of season 3, The Governor went even crazier and is now MIA, a few key members were killed, Daryl was getting over the loss of his brother and the prison group was welcoming the citizens from Woodbury which left a lot of questions for season 4.  Will Daryl finally get some?  Will The Governor finally get what’s coming to him?  Will the merger of the prison group and the citizens of Woodbury work out?  Will the group finally find a little peace and some time to catch their breath?

iRecap:

Season four of ‘The Walking Dead‘ picks up about 6-7 months after the showdown with The Governor, and the prison seems to be a peaceful sanctuary from the nightmares outside of the walls and fences.  The prison has been transformed into a community complete with a small farm with animals and crops that Rick and Hershel tend to to help feed their growing group.

At the end of season three, Carl shot a boy in the woods after the showdown at the prison.  Because of this, Rick has become somewhat anti-gun and stepping up to more of a father role as apposed to his role in previous seasons as the hero and leader of the entire group.  His focus is more on Carl and giving him the most “normal” childhood he possibly can given the circumstances.

The walkers have been a problem for them even inside the prison walls.  This has not changed, but now they are threatening the fences that keep the prison safe from them.  The walkers have begun to gather and push at the fences.

Daryl is again kind of the white knight of the group.  He is finding new people to bring in to their new little “community” and he still goes out hunting to help provide food for the surviving group.  Carol still seems to have it pretty bad for the badass with a heart of gold.  Their relationship has become even more playful and flirty than it has been in the past.  Carol even gives Daryl an adorable little nickname that he so shyly reacts to.  Their interactions in last night’s show will definitely make the “Caryl” fans very happy and it certainly makes the possibility of a hookup look more promising.

Let’s not forget about the prisons most loved couple, besides Daryl and his crossbow, Glenn and Maggie.  When we left them last season, they had gotten engaged and seemed incredibly happy.  When we see them in last night’s premier, they are just waking up and talking about a run that the group has planned.  We all know Maggie is one badass chick that is quite capable of taking care of herself, but Glenn has a problem with his bride-to-be going out on the run with the others and he talks her into staying.

With the merger of the two groups as well as newcomers that Daryl and Rick bring in, there is bound to be some new love connections.  Not even the big man Tyreese is safe from cupid’s arrow.  He now has a bit of a relationship going with one of the ladies from Woodbury.  Adorable little Beth even has herself a boyfriend, but with the whole zombie apocalypse thing going on, can things really end up happily ever after?

Michonne come riding up on a horse and she has been away for a little bit.  She has been going out on runs of her own trying to track down The Governor.

Our favorite one legged farmer, Hershel, has a surprise.  Like Lt. Dan, Hershel has a new leg!  There is no explanation given in the episode for how Hershel acquired his new appendage, so let the minds wander.  Hershel has a couple of discussions with Rick, one of them is pretty funny.  Hershel also brings up another aspect from the graphic novels, The Council.

Rick goes out to check the snares that have been placed in the woods to help bring in more food, and this is definitely a very bizarre trip for him.  While out, he comes across a wild hog and just as he goes to approach it, a woman that appears to be a walker approaches it first.  As Rick goes to walk away,  the woman speaks to him, she is not a walker, but a woman down on her luck living in the woods with her husband.  She and Rick have a talk about them joining the prison group, but Rick wants to meet her husband first, so they set off towards her camp.

Carl has had some issues and has become fairly hard to say the least.  In the beginning of the episode, it looked as though Carl wasn’t going to be such a little jerk, but that is short lived when he comes across a group of the other kids from the prison hanging out by the fence naming the walkers.  He has a very “Carl moment” with a very sassy little girl who kind of stuns him a bit.

Daryl leads a group out on a run to the local “Big Spot” store for supplies.  In the first scene of the run, Daryl shows a more care-free, funny side while he jokes around outside the store with Beth’s boyfriend Zach.  He has definitely come a very long way from the bitter, hard redneck we met in season one.

The remainder of the show flips back and forth between Rick and the crazy lady from the woods and the group on the run.  Back to Rick and crazy lady, Rick is walking with her back to her camp and she becomes even weirder the closer they come to her camp.  The run that Daryl and the others are on seems to be peaceful with minimal walker interruption, but we just can’t have that now can we?  The walkers were not in the store, but chilling at a crashed helicopter on the roof.  The roof is leaking a bit of water which can only mean bad things.  As the walkers hear the movement and banging around inside the store below, they begin to walk across the roof, then all hell breaks loose.  For the first time in ‘TWD‘ history, walkers begin to fall through the ceiling, it was literally raining walkers.

Back to crazy lady and formally crazy Rick, their conversation has become quite heavy.  They talk about what each of them has had to do to stay alive in the new crazy world.  On the run, Daryl and crew are forced to fight a horde of walkers falling from the ceiling and to make matters worse, remember that crashed helicopter on the roof?  Well it is tired of being up there and decides it wants to slowly begin to crash through the ceiling along with the walkers and it’s coming in down just above Daryl who is trying to fight off a group of walkers.  In badass Daryl fashion, with the help of Glenn and Zach, he gets out of the way just as the helicopter comes crashing in.

Now at camp crazy, the woman bends down to a burlap sack and begins talking to it, that’s when Rick realizes that the woman’s husband had turned and she kept his head in a bag.  desperate to feed her walker head husband, the woman attempts a sneak attack on Rick.  Rick counters and the woman falls to the ground.  Upon standing up, she gives Rick a sob story and says “we cannot come back from the things we’ve done” and she tells Rick she wants to be with her husband and she tells him not to end it when she’s done.  After saying that, she stabs herself.

Back at the prison, Carol is in the library reading to the kids.  When she is finished with the story, she pulls out a small case of knives.  like any good teacher in a zombie apocalypse, she teaches the kids “knife fighting 101”.  Glenn and Maggie have a discussion in the privacy of their own room about starting a family.  Glenn of course against it because of what happened to Lori and all the other craziness going on around them, Maggie tells him “I don’t want to be afraid of being in love“.  Cliff hanger with them and their discussion.

Daryl finds Beth in her cell and delivers the bad new that her boyfriend had been bitten by a walker on the run.  Beth, normally very emotional, seems to have a very cold, detached reaction to the news saying “okay” to Daryl after he tells her.  Daryl seems a bit shocked at the change in her.  She walks over to a desk and on the desk is a work accident counter.  It says “30 days without an accident“, hence the episode title, on it and Beth removes the 3 resetting it to zero.  She walks over to Daryl and says “I don’t cry anymore Daryl” and embraces him.  The embrace and the look in Beth’s eyes seemed to give room to a possible hookup between the two of them in the future.

Rick, haunted by the woman in the woods and the things that she said to him, has a a pretty serious discussion with Hershel.  Hershel reassures Rick that you can come back from the things you’ve done and that people really can change.

At the end of “30 Days Without An Accident“, the peace in the prison looks to be in jeopardy and a real problem is about to rise inside the prison.

Review:

Last night’s premier was quite different from the premiers of past seasons.  It was kind of nice to see a season start off on a peaceful note.

The shift in the dynamic of the prison is very refreshing and the character evolution is incredible.  Seeing sweet little Beth becoming the hard one and hard ass Daryl become the sweetheart is quite a change, but those changes are making for a more interesting show.  The way that Norman Reedus portrays Daryl is nothing short of amazing.  His talent and experience allows him to take Daryl through these changes and make them believable.

I know it may seem mean that the writers are giving the group hope only to yank the rug out from under them after all they have already been through, but they are in a zombie apocalypse.  Not everything can be sunshine and rainbows or the show would fall flat in just a couple of episodes.  I commend the writers on the bold decisions they have made thus far.

Season four could perhaps be the best one yet.  I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds.

BigtimeTeez: WoodBury A Zombie Free Community T-Shirt

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As a fan of The Walking Dead, I am more than happy to review BigtimeTeez“WoodBury A Zombie Free Community” t-shirt.  This WoodBury-400x400awesome funny t-shirt is obviously inspired by the Governor and his little zombie-free paradise.

The design on this TWD inspired t-shirt is large and reminds me of a tourist t-shirt that you would pick up on vacation.  I know if I did Woodbury-400x400 (1)not watch show, I would think it was a t-shirt from a real place.  The screen printing on this  shirt is very clean, and like all of BigtimeTeez‘ other funny t-shirts, it was printed by hand and made to order.

The t-shirt is very comfortable and the material is breathable, so you can still wear your TWD inspired t-shirt even in the warmer weather.  The “WoodBury A Zombie Free Community” t-shirt is offered in many different t-shirt color and size options.  It is offered in men (t-shirt and v-neck), women (form fit t-shirt and form fit v-neck) and kid (t-shirt) sizes.  This awesome t-shirt is also offered as a tank top, long-sleeve shirt, zip-up and pullover hoodie (all men standard sizes).

The “WoodBury A Zombie Free Community” t-shirt starts at just $16.99, depending on size and design options.  If that is not low enough of a price for you already, like BigtimeTeez on Facebook (Facebook fans get 15% off) and follow them on twitter for new deals,DSCF7515 (2) contests and announcements.  If you do not have Facebook or twitter, you can use code miss15 (all lowercase letters) at checkout for 15% off your entire order.

I highly recommend this t-shirt to any TWD fan that wants a funny t-shirt to show their love for the show.  Even if you are not a fan of the Governor or WoodBury, this is still a must have for your TWD inspired t-shirt collection.

The Walking Dead Season 4 Preview Weekend

October will be bringing us more than just Halloween this year, it marks the return of The Walking Dead!

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The new promotional banner for The Walking Dead season 4 is available online and will be displayed at San Diego Comic Con.  If season 4 is anywhere as exciting as the new promo banner depicts, it should be quite an incredible ride.

If you are having TWD withdraws like most of us, don’t you worry.  Starting July 4th, AMC will be having the season 4 preview weekend.  Every episode from all 3 seasons in order!

This fall The Walking Dead will air on AMC in the US and FOX in the UK.

Now for a little poll to get everyone even more into the mood for season 4!

BigtimeTeez Hershel’s Zombie Storage Center T-Shirt Review

With season 4 of The Walking Dead coming back in October, this t-shirt inspired by the hit show is a must have.  BigtimeTeez did a great job with the Hershel’s Zombie Storage Center t-shirt by taking a serious situation inspired by the show and making something witty out of it.

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BigtimeTeez, as we all know, is the funny t-shirt meagastore and the Hershel’s Zombie Storage Center t-shirt is definitely ranked high on the funny t-shirt list for me.  The design features “Hershel’s Zombie Storage Center” across the top and below it is a picture of a barn inspired by Hershel’s barn from The Walking Dead.  The funniest thing about this design for me is the little “First Month Free” badge off to the side of the barn.  The design covers roughly 3/4 of the shirt’s front.

BigtimeTeez prints their shirts to order, so they offer more size and color options.  Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of brown, you can order your Hershel’s Zombie Storage Center t-shirt in other colors, mine is black.  You can pick up this shirt in mens t-shirt, kids t-shirt,womens form-fit t-shirt, mens v-neck, womens v-neck, adult tank top and adult pullover and zip-up hoodies.  The adult tank tops and hoodies are in mens standard sizes.  Sizing, like always, is true to the size chart.

The material of the t-shirt itself is very soft and breathable.  Much like the other t-shirts offered by BigtimeTeez, this shirt is preshrunk.  I wore this shirt on a day that was 85 and sunny and never felt overly hot, so this t-shirt is even great for summer wear.

The most impressive thing of all though is the price.  Other t-shirts inspired by The Walking Dead can be ridiculously expensive elsewhere.  The Hershel’s Zombie Storage Center t-shirt used to start at $19.99, but because of recent price cuts, it now starts at just $16.99 (depending on size and style options).  If $16.99 is not a low enough price for you, like BigtimeTeez on Facebook for more discounts and giveaways.  They were also cool enough to give me a code to share with all of you!  Use code miss15 at checkout for 15% off of your entire order.

If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, I would definitely pick this one up.  Whether your favorite character is Hershel, Daryl, Rick, Glenn, Maggie, Carol, or any of the other members of Team Prison, this shirt is one of the best.

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Norman Reedus: The King of Fandom

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I know I know, another girl writing about Norman Reedus blah blah blah.  He is the king of fandom for a reason, not only his looks earn him this title.  Norman has often said in interviews that he is “emotionally damaged”, and in my opinion this is what gives him his awkward charm.  Everywhere he goes is instantly turned into a fangirl (and even some fanboys) frenzy.  I was at HorrorHound Cincinnati in March of this year and it was utter chaos.  Norman was swamped with so many fans that he stayed late every night, even missing his flight home on Sunday.  This is what I was talking about when I said that it is not just his looks that make people love him.  He is a genuinely nice guy.

Norman Reedus is one of the most naturally gifted actors around.  Sean Patrick Flanery said it best when he said that the role of Daryl Dixon was written for Reedus.  My personal favorite role that he played was Harry Odum in 1997’s Six Ways to Sunday.  He was awkward yet he was still a total badass.  Not many people can make a seamless transition from Prada model to an all-out onscreen badass like he has.  Mr. Reedus is not just an awesome actor, but he is also a gifted writer, director and photographer.  His company is called Big Bald Head.  

Norman is an avid “tweeter”(that sounds like a dirty word) and “Instagramer” and he does the best he can to keep his fans up to date and interact with them. No matter if you’ve loved Reedus since Van in Floating, Murphy in The Boondock saints, or Daryl from The Walking Dead, you understand completely what I am saying.  So guys, next time you have a smartass remark about how girls are only fanning over Reedus because of his looks, keep it to yourself.

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“What Would Daryl Do” T-shirt by BigtimeTeez

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With the growing list of shirts inspired by The Walking Dead, I am absolutely loving the ones put out by BigtimeTeez.com.  I know it is becoming a cliche for a female to say that Daryl is their favorite character, but  he is mine.  I have been to stores in the mall looking  for a Daryl shirt that doesn’t imply that I am married to a fictional character, but I was unsuccessful.  I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again BigtimeTeez has been the only place that I have been able to find not only quality funny t-shirts, but amazing shirts with my favorite character.  The shirt fit is incredible and the feel of the material is so comfortable.

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This awesome shirt used to be $19.99, but now since BigtimeTeez has lowered their prices, it starts at only $13.99 (depending on size and fit options).  On average, even on Amazon and other internet shopping sites, most Walking Dead/Daryl shirts start around $20 all the way to $35 and above.  Not only does BigtimeTeez offer amazing base prices, but below I will post a code that will get you 15% off of your entire order.

Click the link below to find this awesome shirt and enter the code below for 15% off (codes are entered towards the end of checkout, so don’t panic if you can’t find where the code goes at the begining.).

Where can I buy this shirt?: What Would Daryl Do?

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BigtimeTeez.com “Dixon Crossbows T-Shirt” Review

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I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead and Norman Reedus, who isn’t?, so it only made sense to buy this awesome shirt. Below this review, I will include the link to this product and a coupon code to get you 15% off your entire order.

I ordered this shirt in a women’s slim fit XL in military green.  The fit was incredible and super comfortable.  The material is preshrunk so I didn’t have to panic about is shrinking when I dried it.  The color did not fade at all and it has been washed a lot.  The screen printing is amazing quality and is not showing any signs of cracking or peeling.  There are no signs of holes in this shirt yet like a lot of the soft cotton preshrunk shirts get after a while,  and I have had it for months and have worn it a lot.

I wore this shirt to HorrorHound weekend in Cincinnati and I got all kinds of compliments on it and a lot of people wanting to know where to get it.  This shirt is a must have for any Walking Dead/Norman Reedus fan. I have looked all over for a Daryl Dixon shirt that was not over the top girly and I finally found a place that sells the cool designs you get in a guy’s shirt, but on a shirt that was fit for a female form. I love this shirt so much that I placed an order for a second one in black.

The shipping on both shirts was incredibly fast.  The price was about half of what the store in the mall wanted for shirts that weren’t even half as cool.  This shirt was $18.99 both times that I ordered it, but BigtimeTeez has since lowered their prices.

I sincerely hope that anyone reading this will give this shirt and others from this incredible site a chance.  You without a doubt get your money’s worth.

Where you can buy the shirt: Dixon Crossbows T-Shirt

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Stay tuned for more reviews.

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I have been ordering from a site called BigtimeTeez for almost a year now and love everything I have received from them. In my opinion, they far surpass any other shirt company I have ordered from. Their prices are very  reasonable, the design are original and creative, and best of all, their customer service is second to none.

They offer designs for everything from funny all the way to horror and zombies, including designs based off of The Walking Dead. BigtimeTeez offers the largest selection of original shirts I have seen in a very long time.

Their prices are better than that which you would find in the mall. Most shirts cost around $13.95 depending on size. They offer sizes from kids small- extra large and adults from sizes Mens small- 5XL and ladies small-5XL. They also offer hoodies in the same size ranges and have just introduced V-neck shirts. The shirts are all very comfortable. Each is a slim fit and all are true to the size chart. You get your choice of shirt color too.

BigtimeTeez is not just known for their funny t-shirts,but they also do custom printing, so if you have a shirt design you want to bring to life or have a sporting or family event you want to make cooler, they can help you out.

The staff at BigtimeTeez are all awesome. They work diligently to fix any problem you may have.  Their customer service replies promptly to any problem or exchange request filed with them.

So, if you’re looking for awesome shirts at great prices, do not hesitate to stop over at www.bigtimeteez.com .

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