With a large chunk of the Walking Dead universe finding themselves in home lockdown, our homes are now doubling as our workplaces. To help us maintain some level of reasonable sanity, we each have our little ways to make sure we keep our work lives and personal lives separate (even when they're happening in the same room. Some people structure their days 9-to-5 as if they were still physically going to work, even showering and getting "work dressed" before starting and staying on a structured lunch break schedule. Others will section off the room so that only work happens in certain areas while other areas are reserved specifically as personal zones: now work allowed.
One innovation that's made the work-from-home transition a bit easier has been Zoom, which allows an office to meet on a regular basis and gives them the tools necessary to have more productively interactive exchanges. But the best part? You get to customize your background to your liking, one of the rare instances when we're more than happy to let our geek flags fly. Feel like sitting through a staff meeting with Terminus in the background, wondering what you're going to have for lunch? Wouldn't mind having Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as your meeting hype men? The folks at The Walking Dead have you covered with this first set of Zoom background images that also include Alexandria, the prison, and more (with a second wave posting tomorrow).
The Walking Dead Season 10 Reviews
Season opener "Lines We Crossed" was able to pick up the energy from last season, right out of the gate (check out our review here). Then we had Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, and Thora Birch raising the bar even higher with "We Are the End of the World" (check out our review here), offering up some Whisperers backstory. "Ghosts" elevated the paranoia as Melissa McBride continues delivering an award-winning performance (that review's here) – while "Silence the Whisperers" proved once again why it's "In Michael Cudlitz, We Trust" (review here). "What It Always Is" had a now-free Negan beginning his redemption arc while Alpha raised the stakes against our survivors (review here). "Bonds" had Negan being tested, Carol and Daryl possibly making matters worse for the community by "picking up" a Whisperer, and Eugene reaching out and getting a response.
"Open Your Eyes" (review here) saw our theory about Siddiq (Avi Nash) completely, totally, and tragically put to rest. That brought us to midseason finale "The World Before" (reviewed here), as the drumbeats of war grew louder. After a mideason break, we learned that those drumbeats had turned into thunder, as "Squeeze" (review here) and "Stalker" (review here) turned up the heat on what was once a stealth "cold war" back-n-forth between Alpha and our heroes. Then with "Morning Star" (review here), that heat caught literal fire and resulted in the entire direction of the war getting flipped on its end in "Walk With Us" (review here).
What could cause a break in the action at that point? "What We Become" (review here), with Danai Gurira's final run as Michonne, or is it? "Look at the Flowers" brought the focus back to the frontlines as we learned more about the Negan/Carol team-up, witnessed Beta go even deeper off the deep end, watched Carol's final confrontation with "Alpha" and introduced to a very "smiley" series game-changer (review here). Now with one episode left, "The Tower" found our heroes surrounded as Beta's horde made its final march (review here).