Friday, May 30, 2014

Dear Blog Reader,

About 8 months ago we made this blog and I have to say since then I and my partner Cameron Dewell have defiantly had a great experience with it and great progression. Our blog topic was television reviews on the show walking dead.
About half way through we decided writing about one show wasn’t any fun so we switched our topic about a larger variety similar to television. Not just one specific TV show. We later did books reviews and poems of TV and we realized how much better this topic was instead of just a bunch of posts about the same thing.

Through the course of this year id have to say this blog has defiantly taught me a lot. Before even making any posts of knowing the topic of my blog we had to learn how to make a website which was extremely helpful for later in life and looks good on resumes. This blog has also brought my writing skills up tenfold with all the different genres of writing we had to do. I also feel like through this blog I have learned team work and partnership. Me and my colleague Cameron would butt heads and disagree on a lot but in the end we both found an agreement on what we wanted to write about.

I’d have to say, I couldn’t imagine making a blog in my life. I just felt blogs were all about gossip but now that we’ve had this assignment for so long I now realize it’s so much more than that. Just through this blog I’ve learned whatever a book assignment could teach me and so much more. I feel like this whole class making blogs we all have the same knowledge because we all had to go on each other’s blogs and read some posts and it’s cool to learn what other people know and its cool having other people learn from me. That’s the way I look at it.

Since we started these blogs we had some assignments that were just too hard to comprehend but after doing it multiple times it’s just too easy now. I had to do a couple book reviews and you can see the improvement. Here is my first book review Walking Dead comic’s book review compared to my most recent book review Marvel Universe book review. I don’t know if you can see the difference but I feel like there is a huge improvement from my first book review to my last book review. I also improved on writing poetry. At first I couldn’t think of any ideas but once I got it down I was a natural. This is my first poem TV is my life and this is my last poem Sitting on my couch. My poems got longer and I actually took more time on them and thought about it.

I’d never thought I was say this because I the beginning I wasn’t really with it but this blog assignment was probably one of the coolest assignments I had all throughout high school. With all the information I gave you I think you can tell I liked it and I improved so much on my writing in such a fun and cool way. It makes you feel good about yourself when you learn something new and I got to learn it all through the most effective way I feel like.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Presentation

Dear blog reader,

Since October, I have been creating this blog. My partner Zach Bluhm and I have been making blog posts consistently over the school year. These posts all have to do with our blog topic, television. Our topic of choice for this blog was television.
In the beginning, our blog was solely about television review. Since then, it has prospered into more than that. We have blog posts about television reviews, poems, television services reviews, and many other things. Originally, we started reviewing the first season of The Walking Dead. In my first review, I go over Episode 1 of Season 1. We since then have posted our reviews for the show on our blog page.

Throughout the year, this blog has made me learn many things. Personally, I never had any interest in blogs or blogging. I thought I would never create a blog in my life. This changed my mind. Creating a blog opened a whole new part of the internet that I have never seen.  Having my own webpage that the world is able to see was defiantly something I enjoyed. I am able to see how many people view the page every day. It shows me where these people are from and what country’s you have the most views in. This was an eye opener to me, as I am someone who uses the internet daily.

This blog has helped me become a better writer over the year. Almost every week, we added some kind of blog post. These posts included reviews, creative writing, responses, and many other posts. Updating our content weekly helped broaden our knowledge, and keep readers entertained. Constantly creating new material and new posts kept me busy throughout the year. Things such as SSR’s (Self-Selective Responses) which I have never heard of before showed me new ways to write. I believe that my recent book reviews compared to previous ones, show much improvement. C.D.

Friday, April 4, 2014


In the New York Times article,"Amazon Channels a Cheaper Television Experience" by David Streitfeld, he argues that Amazon's services offer a cheaper alternative to regular TV. Amazon is now offering its new Fire TV set-top box. This may or may not be the answer to cheaper television. With this box, it is stated that you can watch what you want, when you want. Normally, you are paying 80 dollars a month for 500 channels that normally have nothing on. On demand television, letting you watch what your interested in. As it looks, Amazon hopes to take over the television world. This TV service does look very promising but only time will tell. C.D.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Marvel Universe Review

Peter Sanderson's, Marvel Universe (1996), covers everything you need to or want to know about Marvel Comics as well as every superhero/super villain Marvel has introduced over the years and since it started in 1961 by creator Stan Lee. Sanderson backs his claim by showing multiple images from some of the very first comics and he broke up into sections into the most common super heroes to some of the less heard of super heroes. Sanderson's main purpose of this book is to show how far Marvel has gone since since Stan Lee first started making comics. Given the format of the book i can tell it is intended for a more older audience.

 One thing i really enjoyed about this book is how well put together they made it. When they would explain a hero, they explain everything about them like who they're enemies are and how they become a super human. It goes over everything you want to know and everything you need to know which is another reason i find it informational for my blog and what i'm gonna do next on it.

 On the other hand they are things they could have done better with it such as putting it in order to when the first appearance of the first super heroes to the newest super heroes. They kind of scatter it around in that category. other than that i don't see much wrong with it. I find it to be a very interesting book i cant find much wrong with it. Its great.

 So as you can i see i highly recommend this book to anybody who has a liking in super heroes and wanting to learn more or just to refresh your memory with these comics and super heroes and super villains. I'm Zack Bluhm and i approve this message. Z.B.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Digital Video for Dummies.. My Review

Published in 2001,"Digital Video for Dummies," was created by Martin Doucette. He explains the basic steps required to understand and work with digital video. The author gives numbered steps to guide you through digital video. Written for anyone wanting to know more about digital video.

I like how this book has a large table of contents. All the sections of the book are put into parts and chapters. This allows ease with finding what you want to read. Without it, this book would be very hard to navigate through. Digital video can be complex and challenging to understand, and this book helps make us comprehend the art of digital video.

The "For Dummies.." books have never been a favorite of mine. I often find them outdated and useless. The internet is much easier to use and quicker to find what you want to learn. With this book, it is an exception. It is very easy to understand and can navigated through quickly.

Overall, I would recommend this book to a friend. It acts as a guide to help teach its readers. Anyone that wants to learn or know more about digital video should check this out. C.D.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Here i am again, I thought I had stopped, Its to good, Its an addiction i cant break, I'd ask for help but i'd just look ridiculous, If you cant find me you know where i'm at, On my couch watching this show about cats. Z.B.


TV is good, everything else is bad. If I didn't have any TV, I would be sad. I watch TV, almost every single day. If my house didn't have TV, Id have no reason to stay. C.D.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Watching TV for Free

In the NY Times articles by J.D. Biersdorfer dated February 25, 2014 "Watching TV without Paying for Cable," he argues that TV is accessible without paying for cable. With this simple thing called an antenna, cable subscription is not required. This may be a valid option for people who simply cant afford cable. While cable does offer more features, some people just simply cant get cable. Different locations offer different channels. These broadcasts are free for anyone to tune-into. Some of these stations are even in high-definition. Personally, I prefer cable. Cable has a stronger signal, more channels, and is easier to set up. Though it does have a decent sized monthly bill, I believe it is worth it. Suddenlink gives you the ability to do many things. Recording shows while your gone, having a built in TV guide, and lots of HD channels make it wonderful. TV is so easy to watch nowadays, a cave man could do it. C.D.

Friday, March 7, 2014


I'm responding to CNN article about if TV is bad for your health. They are saying due to TV people are dying at a younger age than what the usual age of death is. They are saying it is bad for your heart because of all of the different colors at once. I don't believe this article to be honest. I don't think people are dying because of TV. However I do believe TV is not good for your health. TV is not good for you if you watch it all the time. If you watch your TV watching limit you should be fine. Its okay to watch TV on occasions but not on a regular basis. I know our blog is about TV but even we believe to much TV is not good for you. I do not believe TV is killing people at a younger age though. That just doesn't sound right to me therefore i stand by my point and say bull spit about all this nonsense but you should cut back on your TV consumption if you watch TV on a regular basis. Go read a book once in a while or go outside. Its good for you. Get off the couch once in a while. Z.B.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tv is my life

TV is so cute. TV is my bestest friend. Stay in my life please. Z.B.

TV Poem

I watch it everyday. TV is my life. If you could marry a TV. I would make it my wife. C.D.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You Cant Buy This TV

            A blonde once walked into a store and pointed to a box on the top of a shelf. She asked the cashier, “Can I buy that TV?” “I’m sorry, we don’t sell anything to blondes,” The cashier replied. A week later she walked into the store again but this time, her hair  was dyed black. She asked the cashier, “Can I buy that TV from up there?” Again he answered, “We don’t sell anything to blondes.” The lady started to get mad and she said, “I don’t understand this! I dyed my hair black so I would be able to buy this TV from you and you’re still telling  me that you don’t sell anything to blondes, but my hair is not blond anymore!!” The cashier answered, “Can’t you see it’s a microwave?” Z.B.
What happened in last weeks episode? I only saw half of it. [The Walking Dead, The Governor, LOL]

Friday, February 14, 2014

Interview: With Josh Iloff

This week, I had an interview with a friend of mine. Josh Iloff told me that he watches a lot of TV. I decided to give him a interview as he is every knowledgeable with TV. The first thing I asked Josh is when he first start watching television. He said when he was 2 is when he first started watching TV. Following that, I asked him what shows does he regularly watch. He responded with sports, MTV, Family Guy, Ridiculousness, and Tosh.0. The last thing I asked him is if he had to pick one show to watch, what would it be? Josh responded with sports, saying that is what he watches the most. It was good to hear what Josh likes and his opinions. C.D.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Guest blog, from our friend Quentin Ramierez

In this post i'm going to talk about zombies, how to kill zombies, and how to use zombies for your own personal gain.  First is how to kill a zombie the correct way and brag about not being dead.  Zombies infectious disease is in the head so how to kill a zombie completely is to cut off there head or destroy their brains this will make the living dead actually dead.  also when killing zombies the weapon is a important factor because loud weapons such as guns will attract more zombies were as a axe or bat would be a lot more silent and attract less attention.  Another thing is not all zombies are slow like in the movies some will run after you and try to bite your face off. So it is important to stay physically fit and have good cardio when your in situations were you have to run to safety.Then there is using zombies for your own personal way you can use zombies for your benefit is to pull out all there teeth and cut there arms off so you can use them like a pack mule.  By doing this you can't get attacked by them and its a way for them to carry all the weight and you not have to get tired if you need to run from a wave of zombies.  Lastly is if you can survive the zombie Apocalypse for long enough all zombies will soon die because when all the people have been ate there will be no food for them and all will perish.  All in all if you you don't panic, keep your head straight, and use common seance you will do fine in a zombie Apocalypse and you just might survive in the new world.

Friday, January 31, 2014

How Does TV Relate To School?

If you don't think TV relates to school your wrong. I'm sorry to say this but its true. They actually have a lot in common. If you watch the right TV shows they can be very educational and supportive to what you're learning in school at the time but a lot of the TV shows that are being shown lately do not have anything to do with school which is why I hate a lot of shows on TV expect shows that are interesting such as the walking dead. I think the Walking Dead relates to  biology and anatomy so we have a knowledge of how to prevent a zombie outbreak even though it'd be cool to have an apocalypse id rather not have to deal with it at the moment. Maybe 10 years down the road when my life is boring and i need excitement in my life. Another class you can relate zombies to would be something like P.E. because in a zombie apocalypse because it is important to stay fit. There are many other things but i'm just gonna relate it to those two for now. Z.B.

TV and School?

Most people probably think TV has nothing to do with school. They may both seem totally different but I think they have some things in common. Almost everyone watches TV, or has before. Our generation has made TV a large part of our life. At school, we use a TV for visual lessons. Movies about the classes subject always help us learn visually. TV also helps children learn different words and how to say them. This gives them an advantage with learning to speak earlier in life.  I think TV can be beneficial to schooling. C.D.  


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First Episode VS First comic book

Although though the TV series, The Walking Dead, is based off the comic books there are many differences. In the comic book it shows right away how rick gets put in his coma while in the TV series it starts with rick running out of gas and in his search he encounters a little zombie girl in which he has to shoot and kill. Then it goes into him and deputy eating and talking about their lives and how rick and his marriage isn't doing that well. It shows how rick goes into his comic in a flash back. The way he gets put into his coma is exactly the same. He gets shot after a high speed chase comes to a stop.

 Next scene it shows rick waking up out of his coma. Very similar to the comic, it shows rick walking down the hospital hallways very confused and in a daze. In the show he is walking down the hallways when he see a door that reads: "DON'T OPEN/DEAD INSIDE". In the comic he accidentally stumbles upon that door and sees his real first encounter of zombies. There was a whole herd in there and one zombie jumps at him and they fall down the stairs and luckily the zombie snaps its neck on the way down. he gets away safely and then proceeds to find his way out.

 It then shows him walking down the street but in the TV show it shows him finding a military helicopter and a military convoy but they are empty and the comic does not show that. He then finds a bike so he picks it up and rides it to his house and finds nobody home. He gets hit on the head with a shovel mistaken for a zombie. he wakes up from his daze to his neighbors Morgan Jones and his son Duane. they apologize and they explain to him about the whole situation that happened while he was in his coma. rick explains how he wants to head to Atalanta to try to find his family. After they have dinner they go to the police department. They stock up on guns and rick gives Morgan a car to keep for himself while him and his son stay in their hometown. Rick proceeds to head to Atlanta after thanking them.

He is on his journey and when runs out of gas and he is walking for a while until he sees a horse on the side of the road. He saddles up and keeps on with his travel. He gets to Atlanta when he walks the horse into a herd of zombies and the horse quickly gets eaten. In the comic it shows him being saved by a young boy but in the TV show it shows him fighting them off and he crawls his way into a tank. He gets stuck in there when he hears a voice on the tanks radio asking if hes alright. That's how the episode ends Z.B.

1st Episode vs. The Zombie Combat Manual

The Zombie Combat Manual by Roger MA lays down the basic principles and rules of zombies. While some things may be slightly different, the show The Walking Dead follows most of these guidelines in the book. Things like how zombies can be killed, what kind of zombie you are dealing with, and weapon efficiency and choice are the same in the book as the show.

As most people know, a zombies head is its weakness. The only way to actually kill a zombie for good is to destroy its brain. This can be done in many different ways. In the show, we watch Rick use his gun to penetrate the zombies head. The zombie immediately dropped after the bullet hit its brain. This stopped the zombie for good and killed what was left of it.

No zombie is the same, there a man different types. Depending on the condition of the undead creature, their movement speed is changed greatly. What we see Rick encounter in the show is called a "walker". This is a slow moving zombie, obviously. A normal walker with no damage averages a pace of about 23 minutes per mile.

Weapon choice is something you should do carefully when killing zombies. In The Walking Dead, deputy Grimes uses his firearm. Since he is a law enforcement officer, we understand why he had a firearm with him already. In episode one, we see him stock up on ammunition. While a firearm may be the easiest to use when killing zombies, it has its consequences. Ammunition is a huge factor when using firearms. You must have a supply of ammo and you have to transport it. This can cause complications because of weight and availability.

As you can see, The Walking Dead follows most all of the guidelines in the book The Zombie Combat Manual.           C.D.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Continuing On The Comics

The comics are getting very interesting. They have settle down in the prison and they are finding everything to be nice. The one problem is they are having a hard time finding food. It is hard for Lori because she is pregnant and it getting harder and harder. They are hoping the baby will be healthy when it is born. Rick and and her are also having a rough spot in their marriage and always fighting with making the rest of the group mad at them. IT is getting better and better every page i read. i will keep you updated. Z.B.

The Start of Season One: Episode 1

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes starts out the episode running out of gas in what seems to be an abandoned highway. Decaying cars and tents litter the road. He is forced to go find gas. As he searches, we see what appears to be a little girl. As she comes closer, we see that she is no longer human, but a zombie. She starts toward him and Rick has no choice but to draw and shoot his gun, he hits her head. After, a high speed chase takes place. A vehicle is ran off the road and the officers try to help the passengers. Three men start firing at the officers and are killed after shooting Rick. Rick wakes up in the hospital and is awakened in the zombie apocalypse. Bodies litter the streets, Rick decides to walk home. He passes out once he arrives and is awaken by a boy and his son. They explain what the zombies are and how they can infect you. Rick thinks his family is still alive and sets out to find them. He thinks they are in Atlanta and stocks up on weapons and ammo and drives off in his squad car. After running out of gas, Rick heads towards a farm house where he discovers a horse. Rick rides the horse into Atlanta where he then searches for his family and is attacked by horde of zombies. C.D.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Our Apologizes

Over our two week break, we did not get to start the TV series. Zach's Netflix for some reason would not work. We were out of luck because I do not have a Netflix subscription. However, his Netflix is now working again and we are starting to watch the show today. We will post a summary and review of the first couple of episodes ASAP. C.D.