Get Ready for Your First Shift at Los Pollos Hermanos

I’ve mentioned here before how much I loved the show Breaking Bad. I was a latecomer to the drug-addled fun, but I quickly became obsessed with the exploits of Jesse and Walt. So watching Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, was kind of a no-brainer for me.

Plus, I really love Bob Odenkirk. He’s my favorite marriage counselor-turned-actor.

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When I went to LA, I got to go to a taping of The Late Late Show with James Corden (proof, I’m the chick in denim jacket on the far right high-fiving Corden–who was sick with a cold that I would come down with a few days later), Bob Odenkirk was one of the guests. I randomly tried to get tickets for nearly every night of our LA trip well before the guests were announced, and the only show that we were able to get tickets to was the one with Odenkirk as a guest. It was serendipitous.


The point is, I love Breaking Bad and it’s spin-off Better Call Saul. One of my favorite aspects of the show is getting to see the “origin story” of some of my favorite BrBa characters. It’s great to see familiar faces like Mike, Tuco, and Crazy Eight (or Domingo) show up. In the coming season of Better Call Saul (which will premiere  Monday, April 10 on AMC), we get to see the early days of one of Breaking Bad‘s most infamous characters: Gus Fring.

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Naturally, there’s a lot of hype behind Gus’ appearance on the show. After all, he’s the biggest villain that we’ve seen from Breaking Bad on the show since we met Tuco in the first two episodes of the BCS. BCS definitely re-introduced us to Tuco in a memorable and, dare I say, bone-crushing fashion. While Gus’ style was never as brazen as Tuco’s, I expect Gus’ introduction to Jimmy McGill’s world (or, more likely, Mike Ehrmantraut) to be just as memorable…though hopefully a bit less messy.

To keep that hype going, AMC released this fantastic Los Pollos Hermanos training video so we can all work our first shift at Pollos on the 10th in style. So check out Gustavo Fring’s video and listen to his wise words because remember, someone is always watching.

Remember to tune in to Better Call Saul on Monday, April 10 on  AMC! Let me know if you’ll be watching and any other Breaking Bad characters you’d like to see on BCS in the comments! 

5 Fandom Friday: Fave Late To The Game TV Discoveries


Y’all, Netflix has to be one of the greatest inventions ever. It’s definitely a killer when it comes to my productivity, but it’s allowed me to experience a load of shows that I would have never had the opportunity to watch without it. A great deal of my favorite television shows are a part of my life thanks to Netflix. Even though I’ve come to them late in the game, I still love them like they were brand new. It can be tough to come to an AMAZING show long after everyone’s watched it, but it’s a magical experience nonetheless. Like I said, I’ve found several TV show gems since introducing Netflix into my life, but here are my top 5 late in the game TV show discoveries.

Breaking Bad

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This show was completely amazing, and I’d argue that it’s one of the best shows of my adult life. I had heard from everyone and their mom telling me how brilliant the show was, but since I didn’t jump in at the start the Breaking Bad era passed me by. I didn’t start watching the show until at least two years–but it may have been more–after the Breaking Bad series finale. Of course I was instantly hooked, as was my husband, and we also managed to get my parents hooked as well. In fact, they were so hooked that even though we started watching before my parents, they finished up the entire series a few weeks before us. I come from a proud line of Netflix bingers.

Doctor Who


I’ve mentioned before that Matt Smith is my Doctor, and that he gets such a hallowed role in my life because he was the Doctor who brought me into the series. I joined the Whovian world in the Eleven/Pond era, which was only a handful of seasons late in the New-Who era, and CRAZY late if you’re thinking from the first episode WAY back in 1963. Regardless, I was instantly hooked on the world of Who and immediately began re-watching the series starting with Nine on Netflix. I still need to watch Classic Who, though. I’m really late to the game there.



I don’t even remember how I discovered this show. I know it was a Netflix find, but I can’t remember if I heard about it and searched for it, or just started watching it because I recognized Simon Pegg. Either way, I’m so pleased to have found Spaced when I did–especially because a month or two after I watched the show, it got taken off Netflix. I just love Simon Pegg’s brand of humor, and I think he’s at his best when he’s working with his friends Nick Frost, Edgar Wright, and Jessica Stevenson. They are all just hilarious together, and I really hope it finds its way back to Netflix soon. I’d really love to re-watch the series.

The IT Crowd


If you’ve been on the internet for four seconds, it’s likely you’ll have run into a gif or something from IT Crowd, be it the infamous, “Have you tried turning it off and back on again?” a picture of The Internet, or even that gif of Denholm Reynholm jumping out of the window. Even if you’ve never seen the show, you’ve likely seen something online referencing it. So once I got Netflix, I knew that this was one of the first shows I needed to add to my queue, and I am so glad I did. The show is hysterical, often makes zero sense, but is one of the funniest shows ever.

Being Human (UK and US)


This is another show that I can’t recall how I discovered it. Probably a mix of Tumblr and a general infatuation with Aidan Turner’s face if I’m honest, but I don’t remember the exact catalyst. Regardless, I watched Being Human UK first because I’m a snob and wanted to watch ~the original~ before watching anything I deemed to be a “stupid American knockoff”. It didn’t take me long to become obsessed with the show and zip through the entire series. Bereft and alone without more Being Human UK to watch, I sneered at Being Human US (which had aired its final new episode about six months prior to this). It wouldn’t be as good as the UK version, and I knew it. Even though Netflix recommended the US version as soon as the credits rolled on the final episode of Being Human UK, I was indignant. I wouldn’t watch that version. Then one day, I decided to watch it just to prove to myself that it was, in fact, a trashy knockoff. But then I got obsessed. It was similar enough to the UK version for me to fall in love with it easily, but different enough that I wasn’t constantly saying, “Mitchell is a better vampire, or is Aidan? Is Josh sweeter than George? Would I rather be friends with Sally or Annie? Annie probably makes better tea…” Plus, the show also featured the acting talents of one of my favorites, Mark Pellegrino, playing Bishop (the US version of Herrick), a vampire that’s essentially Supernatural‘s Lucifer with fangs.

And, because I can’t follow rules, here’s a sixth show (seven if you count Being Human US and UK as two shows–which they technically are, I guess): 


This show started when I was a junior in high school, and I just didn’t get into it. However, the older I got and the more I got into the Tumblr world, the more I saw Supernatural stuff. It got tough to scroll through the interwebz not having watched the show.

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So I watched the show from season 1 to season 6…and the rest, as they say, is history. I’m officially in the Supernatural family and hopelessly obsessed with this ridiculously wonderful show.

What are your favorite late to the game TV finds? Let me know in the comments and, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today! Be sure to follow me on Twitter to follow the hashtag–the hashtag and series, of course, are courtesy of the awesome Kristen and Megan). 

5 Fandom Friday: Spinoffs I Want To See

I always tend to find those characters in television that maybe aren’t the center of attention–or at least they aren’t the #1 main character–that completely captivate me, and make me want to see more. So in this week’s Fandom 5, I’m tipping my hat to those characters, with 5 spinoff series that I’d love to see become a real thing. Just a warning,

1. A Jesse Pinkman Spin-Off

[since I myself recently just watched Breaking Bad for the first time, I feel it’s only fair I offer a spoiler alert for anyone currently watching BrBa for the first time]


This was the last image we saw of Jesse Pinkman, his exhuberant escape. I personally adhere to the Aaron Paul headcanon, saying that Jesse is a carpenter in Alaska, but I know there are a lot of people that say that Jesse didn’t get far before getting picked up by the cops. Part of me doesn’t want to see a Jesse Pinkman spin-off ever. That would give us a definitive answer on what happened, and frankly, if there’s a spin-off, it means that Jesse is most definitely not living a sober, safe, peaceful life as an Alaskan carpenter. So maybe I don’t want this…maybe he can just appear on Better Call Saul

2. A Spin-Off About Rose Tyler and “The Other Doctor”

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I’d love to see a show focusing on the crazy adventures that these two have, because you know that even though this Doctor isn’t a proper Time Lord that Rose and “the Doctor” are absolutely having insane adventures in the alternate universe. Also, I just need more Rose and Ten in my life, let’s be honest.

3. An Actual Ghostfacers Show


We got a taste of a Ghostfacers show with the webseries, but I’d love to see an actual, real TV show following the Ghostfacers. Because, you know, they totally make up from their last episode, grab their EVP monitors, and are back at it. Let me have my dream.

4. Wayward Daughters

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Ever since Supernatural introduced awesome women characters like Sheriff Jody, Sheriff Donna, Claire Novak, and Krissy Chambers, Alex/Annie/Alexis/Ann, I’ve wanted to see a show focusing on just them. They just need to be their own weird, bizarre little family that loves each other and hunts monsters. Search Wayward Daughters on Tumblr, and you’ll see some great ideas for this show–so I’m not alone in wanting this show. And, I mean, since Bloodlines didn’t work out, The CW is in the market for a new Supernatural spin-off. There you go, CW, I just gave you two. You’re welcome.

5. A Spin-Off On the Governor and Woodbury

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You guys, the Governor was THE GREATEST villain ever. I was so glad when he died, you know, because screw him for what he did to Hershel, but OH MY WORD I was so bummed that such a formidable foe was gone. I’d love to see a spin-off that was focused on the Governor and his rise to power within Woodbury. It might have to be a mini-series since the Governor isn’t the most likable guy out there, but still, I just want more Governor in my life. He’s too deliciously evil.

What are some spin-offs you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today! 

5 Fandom Friday: Fandom Guilty Pleasures


I’ll be honest, this week’s Fandom 5 prompt was…confusing. I wasn’t entirely sure what was meant by “fandom guilty pleasures”, so I decided to define it for myself. So this week I’m going to talk about some of the fandoms I’m apart of that are a bit of a guilty pleasure, and some of the guilty pleasure I indulge in for a few of my fandoms.

Without further ado, here are my guilty pleasure fandoms:



Before you can say it, yes, I do mean the Hanson who introduced the world to the word “mmmbop”, but these guys are actually super active and have done a TON since they were singing nonsensical words. These guys are amazing, and I do everything I can to see them every single time they’re near me. Their concerts are great, they always introduce me to new music, and fellow Hanson fans are some of the friendliest in the world. Everyone always scoffs when I tell them how much I love Hanson, but they are truly a great band. Seriously, you should check out their more recent stuff, starting with their music video for “Thinking ‘Bout Something” (giffed above) that pays homage to The Blues Brothers.

Final Destination

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Is there a Final Destination fandom? If not, there totally should be. I am obsessed with these crazy flicks. Each film is more ridiculous than the last, the ways fate catches up with the characters gets gorier and more cringe-worthy the higher the sequel number, and, conversely, the plot gets thinner with each sequel. The Final Destination franchise sets the gold standard for craptastic horror in my mind.

Guilty pleasure fandoms are great, but we can’t forget those guilty pleasure we indulge in while expressing our love for our favorite fandoms. Here are my top three guilty pleasures to indulge in for my top fandoms:


One of my favorite things is to imagine two worlds of fandom coming together. I rarely want them to ever become canonical (SuperWhoLock being one such fandom mashup I love but really don’t want to become canonical), but it’s fun to dream stuff up and surf Tumblr to find all of my fellow fandom members ideas for fandoms to blend. My favorite thing is when the actors take part in the mashup, without making it canonical.


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When I fall in love with a TV show, I fall hard. One of my favorite things is to go on hearty Netflix binges to really jump into a show. Of course, this does have its downfalls. Not only is there the slight embarrassment of saying you were watching TV for five hours, but there is also the issue of blasting through a TV show too fast. My hubs and I finished Breaking Bad in just over a month. I finished the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in a few weeks. I re-watched all of Parks and Rec in about three months. Indulging my “Watch ALL the Episodes!” urge is one of my guiltiest fandom pleasures, but I love it SO MUCH. You know what they say, with great binging power comes great responsibility…

Talking and Thinking About My Fandoms WAAAAYYY Too Much

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Seriously, it’s a problem, and it’s only gotten worse since I’ve started blogging. Before Distracted Blogger, I could bring up my various fandoms, but I knew a lot of people didn’t want to hear me rant about Legolas surfing down a staircase on a shield in the Two Towers. Now? People actually ask me about this stuff. They essentially give me a free pass to geek out in public and all over them, so keeping a lid on my geek-versation and geek thoughts is far more challenging than it used to be. Still, I can’t help but love it when someone asks me questions like, “What do you think about the Walking Dead spinoff?”

What are some of your guilty fandom pleasures? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today! 

Denver Comic Con: Everyday Cosplay Outfit Lineup


Denver Comic Con is only days away, so it’s time for me to officially land on the outfits I’ll be wearing at the con. I’ve already let you all in on one of the outfits,  Everyday Walter White/Heisenberg:

Everyday Heisenberg Cosplay

While I will probably be making a few changes to the original outfit I laid out in my Polyvore set, I just couldn’t resist going to the con as The One Who Knocks.

The other outfits I’ve decided on are Everyday Black Widow:

Everyday Black Widow Cosplay

…and everyday Scarlet Witch:

Everyday Scarlet Witch

I promise here, before all of  you, to not attempt any sort of a Wanda Maximoff-esque Romani accent at the con. 

Of course, this is me we’re talking about, and I like to procrastinate and wait until the last minute on stuff like this. I created an Everyday Dragonborn look last week that I kind of love, and ever since GeekGirlCon last year, I’ve wanted to try to pull off an Arrow Everyday Cosplay. However, though I really love those two looks, it’d require me to build two entire outfits from scratch, and I’m trying to save my funds for con swag. So though there is a small part of me that wants to change up my outfit choices, I will most likely stick with the three outfits I’ve chosen. Besides, I really, really love the Heisenberg, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow looks. Super adorbs.

How are your cosplay and con outfits coming? Let me know your cosplay, everyday cosplay, and outfit plans for this year’s con season in the comments. And remember, if you’re in Denver and want to attend Denver Comic Con, buy your tickets now! The 3-day passes have sold out, but you can still get adult and child day passes. Let me know in the comments if you’re coming to DCC; I’d love to say hello!

5 Fandom Friday: My 5 Most Binge-Worthy Shows


I am very open with the fact that I am a huge, seasoned Netflix-binger. When my job gets stressful, when life gets crazy, or when I’m feeling depressed, there is nothing better for this introvert than turning off my brain and getting lots in a fictional world for hours. So I was incredibly excited about this week’s Fandom 5 topic, my 5 most binge-worthy shows. While there are tons of shows that you could totally lose a weekend with, here are my five faves:

5. The IT Crowd

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I love this show. It’s hilarious and filled with that dry, British wit that I love. It’s impossible to stay in a bad mood while watching this show. In addition to being fully hilarious, each episode is only thirty minutes long, so it’s quite easy to binge on IT Crowd. This show also doesn’t really have a central storyline running throughout like Lost or The Walking Dead, so you can also jump around and watch the show in the order of your favorite episodes rather than chronological.

4. Parks and Rec

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I’ve already said how this show is great to watch on a sick day, but it’s also great for a nice binge. Another thirty-minute comedy, it’s so easy to just lost giant chunks of your life hanging out with the Pawnee Parks Department. The entire series is on Netflix, so if you’ve got the mettle, you can not move until you’ve seen every Parks episode ever invented (I do not advise that–take some breaks, crazy)

3. Bob’s Burgers 

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Unlike IT Crowd and Parks and Rec, Bob’s Burgers is still on the air, so every episode isn’t on Netflix (it might be on Hulu, though). Still, with five seasons in the bag, there are plenty of episodes out there for a hearty binge. Bob’s Burgers is an “adult cartoon”, but it isn’t as crass as cartoons like South Park and Family Guy--the characters are also a crapton more likeable. That paired with the occasional song and dance number (not Broadyway style like Family Guy) makes this show great for a light-hearted binge.

2. Supernatural 

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This is another show that’s currently on the air, but the season on the air now is season 10, so you have nine seasons that you can burn through on Netflix before you even have to start thinking about the current season. Supernatural is a crazy show (and it’s campy at times, I’m not afraid to admit it), but it’s got a lot of heart. You can’t help falling in love with Sam and Dean, and their relationship (which is just as close–though not as destructive–IRL) really carries the show. Whether they are fighting a ghost or trying to seal the gates of hell, Sam and Dean’s relationship keeps the show grounded and heartfelt. And the show can also skew incredibly goofy, so it keeps you on your toes.

1, Breaking Bad

breaking bad private domicileOkay, this is the most binge-worthy show out there. I burned through all five seasons in just over a month. When I introduced this show to my parents we watched the entire first season with them in a weekend. Breaking Bad was, in my opinion, one of the best if not the best show on television. The writing is brilliant, the characters are dynamic, and the acting is stellar. This show is more addictive than a hit of Heisenberg blue though, and it leaves you with one hell of a Netflix hangover. So watch responsibly, kids–but totally watch, because OMIGOSH it’s such a freaking good show.

What are your most binge-worthy shows? Let me know in the comments! And be sure to check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today! 

Denver Comic Con Everyday Cosplay Prep

Denver Comic Con is coming up, and I’ve been narrowing down the outfits I want to wear at the con this year.


While I’m not going in all-out cosplay due to general lack of cosplay skills and the fact that I’m attending the con with a press pass and that would be challenging in full-on cosplay, I will be attending in everyday cosplay. I told y’all about some of my outfit ideas last week, I’ve officially decided on my first outfit.

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I couldn’t resist! I zoomed through Breaking Bad over the past month, and I simply had to do a Heisenberg-inspired outfit for DCC. That, and I also got a hella cute hat at Target that would be perfect for a Heisenberg outfit. As of right now, I’m considering deviating a bit from the everyday cosplay I created last week. Here’s a preview of what I’m thinking:

Everyday Cosplay Walter White

Are you going to Denver Comic Con or another convention this year? Are you planning to dress in cosplay or everyday cosplay? Let me know in the comments! And be sure to get your tickets to Denver Comic Con! They’re selling quickly! 

Denver Comic Con Prep: The Outfits

I’ve made it no secret that I suck at cosplay. So unlike last year’s Denver Comic Con, I’ve decided to stick more to my game plan for last year‘s GeekGirlCon, and attend the con in everyday cosplay. Much like GGC, I’m going to the con with a press badge (woo-HOO!), so I don’t really want to be running about the con, trying to get my Lois Lane on in some uncomfy, bulky, hot cosplay.

So everyday cosplay it is! I’ve been thinking of the different outfits I’d like to try over the three days at the con, and I’ve been able to narrow them down to a few finalists. Take a peek:

Black Widow

Everyday Black Widow Cosplay

I love Black Widow so much, and I’ve wanted to wear a Black Widow-inspired outfit for quite a while now. Also, I finally plopped down the money and bought the Her Universe Black Widow jacket from ThinkGeek (Her Universe was sold out in my size). So I feel like this one is almost meant to be. My only concern is that it might get a little toasty at the con in the jacket.

Walter White/Heisenberg

Everyday Heisenberg Cosplay

I’ve mentioned that I was watching Breaking Bad for the first time over the Walking Dead hiatus. And if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I managed to zip through that entire show in a little over a month. So while I’m super sad that I’ve managed to already finish what was arguably one of the best shows on television EVER, the show also really inspired me to create a Heisenberg everyday cosplay look. The only problem is, with the exception of the boots, tights, and the specs, I don’t own anything remotely Water White/Heisenberg-ish.

Scarlet Witch

Everyday Scarlet Witch

I love Wanda/Scarlet Witch’s look from Age of Ultron. This outfit wouldn’t be too hot to wear in a crowded convention center, and it would be super comfy to move around in. I also own most of the pieces for this look. Now if I could only get that mind control stuff down, I’d be set…


Everyday Hawkeye

This is another look that I just love, and one that would be cool enough for the con. Sadly, I don’t own that awesome tank, and it’s sold out from the store. I could make the outfit work without that tank, but I just love that thing. Regardless, this one is another easy look, and I just love Hawkeye–movie and comics version.

Darth Vader

Everyday Darth Vader

There’s been a lot of Marvel love in this post, but this Vader look is one of my favorite everyday cosplay looks I’ve pulled together. This one would be incredibly easy, but also incredibly cute. I’ve been wanting to make this outfit work since I first pulled it together–I just need the ring and the hoodie.


Everyday Arrow

Whether you call him the Hood, Green Arrow, the Vigilante, or Oliver Queen, you have to admit that he’s got a pretty sweet, superhero style. Though I love Ollie’s vigilante look, this is another look that I’d have to basically build from scratch. However, it’s also one I’d probably wear a lot if I do it well, so it’s a toss-up.

What are your favorites? Should I try an outfit that I didn’t mention? What are some of your favorite everyday cosplay looks? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you’re planning on going to Denver Comic Con, let me know! I’d love to say hey! If you haven’t bought your ticket to the con yet, you should definitely buy your tickets now–they’re going fast! 

Survival Guide for the Walking Dead Hiatus

Season 5 of The Walking Dead is in the books, and we’ve all had a few weeks to catch up on the season finale, and fully accept the fact that we are officially in the middle of the show’s summer hiatus. As y’all know, I recapped The Walking Dead at The Mary Sue this season. So I was ALL ABOUT the Ricktatorship this season. Now that the season is officially over, what exactly are we supposed to do? Since we’ve got quite a few months ahead of us, here are some ideas I’ve compiled to help make the time go a bit more quickly:

 Watch Fear the Walking Dead

This one is a no-brainer. A great way to pass the time this hiatus is to jump into another zombie show, right? FTWD is the official spin-off of The Walking Dead that will be airing this summer. Of course, there isn’t an air date for this show, and it still won’t give us clues as to what is happening with Rick and the survivors. So here are a few other options:

Max Brooks’ Novels

Max  Brooks has written a ton of awesome zombie-related books. From World War Z (seriously, read the book, so much better than the movie), The Zombie Survival Guide, to the Recorded Zombie Attacks graphic novel, and more, there is a lot of zombie love to be found in Brooks’ books. Also? Reading is good for your braaaaaaiiiinnnssss


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So you’ve read Brook’s zombie survival guide, but now it’s time to complete your preparations: train for the impending apocalypse with Rule #1: Cardio. Check out the Zombies, Run! app to help motivate you in your running endeavors, or check out an actual zombie race in your area. There are tons of different zombie races, but you can start by seeing if there is an official Zombie Run in your area.

Or you could just stay inside and play video games…

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Okay, running is fine, but for the rest of the humans out there who aren’t about the “going outside” and “running outside where bugs live” life, there are video games. You can play an actual Walking Dead video game, check out a Call of Duty zombie game, Day ZLeft 4 Dead, or any of the other zillions of zombie video games or apps out there. Best of all? You never have to put on real pants to engage in simulated zombie fighting.

Netflix Binge A New Show


There is no better time to jump into a new show (or a new-to-you show) like the summer hiatus. For me, I’m watching Breaking Bad for the first time, and I’m completely obsessed. Delving into the world of Heisenberg has been a great way for me to fill that Walking Dead-shaped void in my life. Only problem? Breaking Bad is so completely amazing that I’m already halfway through season four (for those who don’t know, there are only 5 seasons of Breaking Bad). Pace yourselves, friends.

Go to Comic Con!

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The best way to deal with the hiatus is to commiserate with members of your fandom, and there is no better place to meet other members of your fandom than comic con. Summer is when conventions big and small take place, and it’s a great place to talk to other TWD fans about how much you miss the show. If you live in the Colorado area, you should check out Denver Comic Con! I’ll be there, and I’d love to say hey. Even better, there are some cast members from The Walking Dead that will be at DCC like the Governor himself!

Of course, if all else fails, you can just re-watch The Walking Dead starting with season 1, right? It seems like such a long time ago that Rick was confessing his love to Lori…

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…wait. I’m getting my Andy Lincolns mixed up…Whatever. Close enough.

How are you passing the hiatus of TWD? Let me know in the comments!