December 29, 2011 |
Norman Reedus doesn't watch TV, so "The Walking Dead" star wasn't familiar with any of the characters his TV persona, Daryl Dixon, defeated in RedEye's Best TV Character Tournament over the past two weeks. On Wednesday, the zombie-killing Daryl defeated Abed Nadir of NBC's "Community" to win the fourth tournament, and Reedus was pretty stoked to be the new champ. "I just want to thank all the people who are voting and the people who are watching the show and helping it become such a big success.
December 30, 2011 |
Danny Pudi's "Community" character, Abed Nadir, may have fallen short in RedEye's fourth Best TV Character Tournament this week, but the Chicago native thought the championship matchup was perfectly cast. After all, Abed's obsession with all things pop culture stands at the center of a series that constantly makes clever pop culture references, including to zombies. The reference was to "Shaun of the Dead" and not AMC 's "The Waking Dead," but still. "That kind of fits into the 'Community' world," he said of Abed's battle with "TWD" redneck...
March 30, 2014 |
I had a dream last night that as the White Sox took the field Opening Day, instead of "Thunderstruck" playing, the theme to AMC's megahit "The Walking Dead" oozed through the chilly spring air. Was the dream a premonition that the Sox's chances of winning the division will be devoured faster than ravenous zombies tearing apart a victim? Is it that my growing obsession with the show is rivaling that of my favorite team? Or maybe it's that I'm hoping the Sox get infected with a disease that consumes them with an undying hunger—for winning.
July 18, 2012 |
I caught up with "Community"star Danny Pudi July 13 at San Diego Comic Con where the Chicago native thanked fans for the show's success. Pudi also accepted the trophy his character, Abed Nadir, earned for being voted runner-up in RedEye's 2011 Best TV Character tourney, thanking his family and friends in Chicago and fans everywhere for the honor. ( Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus' "The Walking Dead" character, won. ) He then hinted at a theme evident in the NBC show's panel later in the day. "Six seasons and a movie," Pudi says in the video clip above, "and we...
October 11, 2012 |
Viewers who thought last season's "The Walking Dead" shuffled along too slowly while its human protagonists yammered on about morality in a post-zombie apocalypse world should be happy with the Season 3 premiere (8 p.m. Sunday, AMC; 4 stars out of 4) . There's a whole lotta zombie-slaying going on. The season opens by putting us literally eye-to-eye with a decaying, remorseless walker. As the camera pans away, we see Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) leading his rag-tag crew into another Georgia farmhouse.
June 20, 2013 |
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is upping its game again this year, bringing Michael Shannon, Zachary Quinto, Norman Reedus, John Barrowman, WWE Superstar CM Punk and comic legend Stan Lee to the Aug. 8-11 convention in Rosemont. Several of those names should be familiar to TV viewers. Chicago theater mainstay Shannon stars in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and is currently on the big screen fighting Superman. He plays Zod in "Man of Steel. " Former "American Horror Story" star Quinto has gone on to play Mr. Spock in two "Star Trek" movies.