Review: Character development in The Walking Dead (seasons 1-5)
Bechdel test / Morality / Post-apocalyptic / Survival / The Walking Dead / The will to live / Women

Review: Character development in The Walking Dead (seasons 1-5)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers up to season 5 episode 8 of The Walking Dead.] As a huge fan of Telltale’s The Walking Dead games and the zombie apocalypse trope in general, I hold The Walking Dead TV show in high regard. Over four seasons, I have observed huge development and evolution, not just in the plot and narrative … Continue reading

Gravity, a world without sound, and the will to live
Female protagonist / Survival / The will to live

Gravity, a world without sound, and the will to live

I loved every second of Gravity. It deserves every bit of its critical acclaim. Flawless writing, cinematographic execution, stunning visuals and breathtaking dramatic performances make it a true feat of creativity and mastery. But what really struck me about Gravity is that it is a metaphor for life. Gravity details the journey of Dr Ryan Stone. A medical engineer on … Continue reading

Women: The Last of Us’ Ellie, strength in weakness and fighting for love
Post-apocalyptic / Survival / The Last of Us / Women

Women: The Last of Us’ Ellie, strength in weakness and fighting for love

[Warning: This post contains spoilers from The Last of Us and Left Behind DLC.] Everyone can relate to the sense of being in a battle. This might be a battle against time, circumstances, people. It might be the battle to survive, physically, socially or psychologically. Everyone can understand the sense of fighting for or against something. When I … Continue reading

Loving the broken, The Walking Dead’s Kenny, and the God who sees
Morality / Post-apocalyptic / Survival / The Walking Dead

Loving the broken, The Walking Dead’s Kenny, and the God who sees

[Warning: This post contains spoilers from The Walking Dead, up to season 2 episode 4, ‘Amid the Ruins’.] I love broken people.  Maybe it comes from being deeply broken myself. Maybe it comes from knowing that everyone is in some way broken to the core. I love it when you find broken people in video games, and when their broken humanity … Continue reading