Monique Hale

Writer, mother, realist, cloud lover, daydreamer, dessert enthusiast, sweet tea addict, perfectionist, and lover of life and Christ, but not in that order.

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  1. Review: The Vampire Diaries “The Reckoning” (Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Vampire Hunter? Klaus, That’s Who.) — 5 comments
  2. Book Review: “Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris — 5 comments
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  4. Review: True Blood – “Sunset” The Sun Isn’t Setting Fast Enough For Me… — 4 comments
  5. Review: The Vampire Diaries “Ghost World” (And Jenna Couldn’t Come Back Because…?) — 3 comments

Author's posts

Apr 06 2017

The Walking Dead Season Finale – “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life” Review. It’s Showtime!

As a season finale, I’m disappointed. Granted, there is no cliffhanger to keep you wondering what will happen next, and that could be where my issue lies. Or it remains with the blatant and unnecessary death of yet another beloved character.

Mar 29 2017

The Walking Dead – “Something They Need” Review. Full of Guns and Surprises and Guns.

I’m excited to see things have gone better than I thought they would. Negan is still breathing but we know that is only a matter of time.

Mar 22 2017

The Walking Dead – “The Other Side” Review. Girl Power!

“The Other Side” isn’t explosive or compelling but it is honest. There is no hidden meaning here. We see clearly what the writers want us to know―someone is going to die.

Mar 15 2017

The Walking Dead ― “Bury Me Here” Review. The End Is Near.

The Walking Dead doesn’t tug too hard on the heart strings with this outing but it comes close to bringing me to tears.

Mar 09 2017

TV NEWS: Taboo Renewed for a Second Season.

FX’s Taboo Renewed for Second Season.

Mar 08 2017

The Walking Dead ― “Say Yes” Review. The Honeymoon is Not Over.

The chemistry between Gurira and Lincoln is off the charts. I can’t get enough of the two of them together.

Mar 03 2017

Taboo – “Episode 8” Review. Where (Almost) Everyone Dies.

“Episode 8” is the most exciting, action-packed, and semi-satisfying episode to date. It has everything a viewer could want in a season finale, except answers to the mysteries riddling every scene.

Feb 28 2017

The Walking Dead ― “Hostiles and Calamities” Review. Dr. Smarty-pants Makes A Name For Himself.

“Hostiles and Calamities” is a bit of a flashback but it fills in some blanks. I’m curious to see how Eugene either fits into the Saviors’ compound or helps to tear it down from the inside.

Feb 21 2017

The Walking Dead ― “New Best Friends” Review. It’s the Return of the Garbage Pail Kids.

I love the plot behind “New Best Friends” but the green screen effects need work. Rick goes to the “up, up, up” and it looks fake, fake, fake. Not something I expect with the caliber of costume, design, and sets The Walking Dead usually presents.

Feb 16 2017

Taboo ― “Episode 6” Review. Devil in a Black Dress.

Overall, “Episode 6” is fulfilling. I’m more intrigued now by the deaths that have occurred, and the declaration of war on James. Will he prevail or will the East India Trading Co. get what they are after?

Feb 14 2017

The Walking Dead ― “Rock in the Road” Review. The King and I.

“Rock in the Road” is an interesting mid-season premiere. I might have wanted a bit more action with the Saviors but I know it’s coming in due time.

Feb 09 2017

AMC Releases Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Before Season 7’s Return

“The Walking Dead” Season 7, which returns on Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT only on AMC.

Feb 03 2017

Taboo― “Episode 4” Review. Sweet Dreams are Made of This.

This fourth episode of Taboo ends with a request for a duel. How cruel the writers are to leave us hanging like so? I don’t think I can wait until next week to experience the rage that James will unleash on his opponent.

Jan 27 2017

Taboo ― “Episode 3” Review. Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.

Season 1, Episode 3 Air Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10PM ET/PT on FX Rating:  “Teach me about magic. I want to be a wolf too or a bird so I can fly.” – Winter The mystery continues as we see James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) do his best to save his father’s legacy. …

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Jan 13 2017

Taboo ― “Shovels and Keys” Review. Tom Hardy, F-Bombs, and That Hat.

I don’t mind this venture into 1800s London. With the backstabbing, creeptastic characters, and sultry setting, Taboo might become my new favorite series.

Jan 10 2017

TV NEWS: The Walking Dead Season 7B Official Synopsis and Photos

The highly anticipated second half of “The Walking Dead” Season 7 returns on Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Dec 28 2016

TV NEWS: AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 7, Returns Feb. 12

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will return for the second half of season seven on Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Dec 13 2016

The Walking Dead ― “Hearts Still Beating” Review. Welcome Back, Survivors.

I am excited to say “Hearts Still Beating” is a good, solid episode. It brought about some tears, some cheers, and some hell yeahs. This extended episode left me wanting more.

Dec 06 2016

The Walking Dead – “Sing Me A Song” Review. Inside the Sanctuary.

“Sing Me A Song” moves the story along enough to keep me interested in what will happen next week but my fervor is fading. I miss the zombie in this zombie apocalypse.

Nov 29 2016

The Walking Dead – “Swear” Review. Where Have all the Cowboys Gone?

This season is supposed to be awesome and right now it’s straddling awful. Can we go back to the Kingdom? At least they have a tiger there.

Nov 15 2016

The Walking Dead – “Service” Review. Negan Has ‘Em By the Short and Curlies.

“Service” leaves me in an agitated state. I want there to be more action on the part of the Alexandrians but I know their hands are tied. Or are they?

Nov 14 2016


Casting News: Hannah James and Tanya Reynolds play sisters in Season 3 of “Outlander.”

Nov 09 2016

The Walking Dead – “The Cell” Review. Life is Sweet on Easy Street.

I enjoyed “The Cell” for a couple of reasons. The episode isn’t full of death and gore. It is interesting in various aspects because of the sneak peek into Negan’s operations, and the reveal of what’s happening with Daryl.

Nov 02 2016

TV NEWS: FOX Presents Epic Night of Music and Drama Dec. 14 with EMPIRE Fall Finale and STAR Premiere

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, FOX presents a not-to-be-missed night of music and drama. Airing one night only at a special time, EMPIRE’s Season Three fall finale (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) kicks off the night, followed by the special premiere of STAR (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). From Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (EMPIRE) and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), STAR will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Nov 01 2016

The Walking Dead – “The Well” Review. Inside the Kingdom.

The Walking Dead is veering down a windy lane on its trip to Neganville. I’m curious to see how things progress now that we’ve met a new leader, his people, and exposed their connection to the big bad in the area.

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