The Walking Dead Talk Through

Hosted ByBrian Meloche & Kyle McAdams & Laurence Todd

The Walking Dead Talk Through is an episode by episode discussion about all of the TV shows and movies within The Walking Dead Universe, based on the hit shows by AMC. In each episode, we talk about the character arcs and their interactions with other characters, the plot, and action of the episode, and make predictions on what will happen. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Hosts Brian Meloche, Kyle McAdams, and Laurence Todd want to thank you for listening!

TWDTT 107 – The World Before (S10E8)

The Walking Dead Talk Through
The Walking Dead Talk Through
TWDTT 107 - The World Before (S10E8)

Talking Through The World Before

For episode 107 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kyle returns as we talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 8, titled The World Before. This episode was written by Julia Ruchman and directed by John Dahl.

We have feedback for last week’s episode…

We had some feedback for last week’s episode. The discussion for this week’s episode begins at 17 minutes and 39 seconds.

Walker Siddiq…

Who is Dante? Well, now we know. That cold open told you everything you wanted to know, just like I said it would.

Send in your feedback!

We will be going on hiatus over the break, though we plan to release new Patreon content. Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E9, titled… Well, we don’t know yet… by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. If you have any feedback on this episode, The World Before, the first half-season, or predictions about the second half, send that in, too, and we’ll cover it when we get back! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

macro plot issues vs. Micro plot issues.

I just had a brilliant idea pop into my head to explain the problems with fear versus the problems with The Walking Dead And this episode is a good example of the two. Sometimes, The Walking Dead suffers from micro plot issues. In other words how something happens in a scene or the explanation for a particular action, like them all going into the cave or Michonne going off in a boat, is poorly executed. The problem on fear is a macro plot ssue. It’s not the mostly the little things that they do from scene to scene that cause issues, although it still has problems with micro plot issues, the problem with fear is that there are issues with the entire story arc. Those are much more severe and problematic.

Ratings are surprisingly down for a mid-season finale…

Ratings for S10E8 The World Before are lower than last week. It got a 1.02 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.214 million viewers. This is down from last week, which got a 1.12 in the 18-49 and 3.311 million viewers. That 1.02 means the show is going into the break at its all-time low ratings for the show in its 10-season history. That doesn’t bode well for the second half, which is historically lower than the first half. Talking Dead was down as well. It got a 0.29 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.133 million viewers, down from 0.41 and 1.380 million last week.

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We could use your help in collecting feedback!

Lately. it’s been difficult collecting the feedback, and we could use your help. The bulk of feedback comes in on Tuesdays; we have limited availability on Tuesdays. We have to grab it from the various sources, including the Facebook group, the feedback form, email, and voice mail; put it into a Google doc; separate it into the appropriate sections of the podcast: Ratings, sauces, and feedback; and then fix things like spelling mistakes, grammar, and format, and then divide it by who will read it. If you are available most Tuesdays that we have an episode to record and want to help the podcast out, please drop us a line, either using the feedback form, the Facebook group, the Talk Through Media Facebook page, or if you are friends with us on Facebook, over Messenger. We’ll work out something if you can, like comping you into the Patreon, assuming we can do that.

Sign up to our Patreon and listen to our Walker Stalker Con Atlanta coverage!

We recorded our first Patreon-only call-in/roundtable episode a few weeks back! Sign up and get special access to the recording at the $5 level. That’s at Mark was at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, and we heard about his panel with the original artist of The Walking Dead Comic book, Tony Moore! We also had Dianna from the Aim for the Head Podcast, Lizzie from the Brains Gone Bad podcast, Jason from Podcastica’s Walking Dead ‘Cast and listener Kat join us to relay their convention experiences. Those that stayed after the recording got to hear some other stuff that you only get from joining us live!

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