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

‘Amid the Ruins’, the will to live and The Walking Dead
Female protagonist / Paul / Post-apocalyptic / Survival / The Walking Dead / The will to live

‘Amid the Ruins’, the will to live and The Walking Dead

[This post contains spoilers up to season 2 episode 4.] I am a big fan of The Walking Dead. Both seasons occupy a special place on my list of top ten video games. While Telltale’s writing, art, choice-based gameplay, and mixture of puzzles and exploration tick the right boxes for me, it is the characters that make The Walking … Continue reading