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TV Recap: Fear the Walking Dead – Island Hopping Horror

Ratings for the Season 2 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead came out recently, and the show brought in 6.1 million viewers last week, down from a high of 10 million viewers from the Season 1 premiere, and even a bit below the Season 1 finale ratings numbers of 6.3 or so. Never the less, AMC announced today that it will ... Read More »

Playmaker Preview: WWE Night of Champions 2015

by Javi Perez Where are the new stars? It’s a question worth asking and one that Daniel Bryan was asked when he was out promoting the new WWE video game with Stone Cold Steve Austin on the cover: “One of the things I think it shows is that we have not really created enough new stars… We need to not just ... Read More »

Playmaker Preview: WWE SummerSlam 2015

by Javi Perez Four hours. As big a deal as Triple H made about SummerSlam being so epic that the WWE needed to extend it to four hours from the usual three, I don’t think any WWE fan was genuinely excited about that. I was reminded of a great line from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, having to fill ... Read More »

Five Questions for Supernatural Going Into Season 11

by Javi Perez This past year, I was introduced to an incredible show. I somehow didn’t even know it existed, and now I don’t know what my life would be like without it. It satisfied my appetite for so many things I look for on television: creativity, a strong musical element, drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously, inside jokes, ... Read More »

Playmaker Preview: WWE Payback 2015

by Javi Perez Daniel Bryan’s appearance last week on Monday Night Raw is the perfect encapsulation of what we get every year following Wrestlemania: what should be excellent shows and amazing feuds translating into more great pay per views never works out and we’re left looking at what could’ve been as we have to settle for less. It was admittedly ... Read More »

Wrestlemania XXXI Delivers Unexpected Brilliance

by Javi Perez It was all there. Every match was entertaining, contained surprises, great spots, and amazing story-telling. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd defended their tag team titles in a quick and fast-paced opener. Damien Mizdow finally turned on The Miz, nearly winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal against Big Show. Daniel Bryan triumphantly started off the show right ... Read More »

Playmaker Preview: Wrestlemania XXXI

by Javi Perez “The Rock isn’t the draw. Wrestlemania is the draw.” -CM Punk, on The Art of Wrestling podcast with Colt Cabana In a lot of ways, CM Punk was right when he said that. In a lot of other ways he was wrong. Much like the Super Bowl, fans had been treated to a strong string of Wrestlemania events ... Read More »

Wrestlemania Week: The Seven Stages of Grief (Roman Reigns Edition)

by Javi Perez What a disappointing and forgettable Monday Night Raw. With the exception of a history-making promo by Sting, a solid Divas title match that added more layers to the Wrestlemania XXXI tag team match pitting Paige and AJ Lee against Nikki and Brie Bella, and the match between Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler with Dean Ambrose sitting in ... Read More »

Wrestlemania Week: 11 Topics for Bill Simmons on Raw

by Javi Perez It’s Wrestlemania Week here at Playmaker Magazine! Usually this is one of our favorite weeks of the year, as we’ll be producing content every day this week as the WWE builds up to the Showcase of the Immortals. But sadly, even as we get excited for the biggest WWE PPV of the year, the company isn’t where ... Read More »

John Oliver & Larry Wilmore Should Stay Where They Are

by Javi Perez Since news broke about Jon Stewart possibly leaving The Daily Show, people have been speculating at who should take over for him when he’s gone. With Stephen Colbert gone to The Late Show to take over for David Letterman, there doesn’t seem to be a natural successor. The two natural candidates that have emerged are the two ... Read More »