‘Fear the Walking Dead’ quiz: Would you be Madison’s favorite child?

Assuming you want to be her excuse for committing questionable acts.

10:00 am EDT, October 8, 2017

On Fear the Walking Dead, Madison adopts kids like plaid shirts, and the more unstable you are the better.

Madison Clarke likes to preach that everything she does is for her kids. No matter how tough or morally ambiguous her decisions are, ultimately she feels justified because it’s just what she has to do to keep her children alive. These children, however, don’t always want her help, particularly when it does more harm than good for their overall situation.

The decisions Madison makes are also not necessarily beneficial to both children. Between Nick and Alicia, Madison is frequently more concerned with one of their well-being over the other. And that doesn’t even take into consideration her new, third child.

Since the beginning, Madison has shown a clear favorite between Nick and Alicia, giving far more attention to her eldest and more problematic child. True, Nick has a troubled past, and prior to the infected outbreak he needed help. However, Nick thrives in this new world. He doesn’t need protection from his mother anymore. Madison is too attached to Nick. Her selfish love can’t see that he’d be better off without her.

Ever since chaos broke out in Los Angeles, Madison has been unable to divide her attention equally between Nick and Alicia, paying little to no attention to Alicia’s needs or well-being. In season 2 when Nick decides to leave the group in search of something better, Madison can barely let him go. When Alicia wants to leave the group in season 3, Madison barely tries to make her stay.

Then there’s Troy, Madison’s new son. Or maybe he’s her new beau, sometimes it’s hard to tell. Either way, Madison has concerned herself with Troy’s well-being far more than she ever has for Alicia, her actual daughter. Despite how awful Troy is, Madison hardly hesitates to lie on his behalf, and protects Troy from any harsh punishments.

Why does Madison feel they need Troy? What does he provide their group that will help keep them alive? Troy is unpredictable and uncontrollable, yet Madison fights to keep him by her side more than she tries to keep her level-headed daughter around. Even Ofelia, who’s proven to be a worthy group member, doesn’t get love from Madison past using her for other gains.

If you were a character on Fear the Walking Dead, would you be the kind of person that Madison would do anything to protect? Or would you be another pawn, or at worst, collateral damage in her fight for survival?

Would you be Madison’s favorite child on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’?

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
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Episode #163 – Justified!

Hype Podcast tackles this week’s biggest entertainment stories including Will and Grace, Riverdale, The Bold Type, Lorde, Avatar and more.

October 7, 2017
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