Star Focus – Chad L Coleman

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Number of Roles: 51

Biggest Role: The Walking Dead

Debut Role: Television – Here and Now (1992)

Film – New York Cop

1992-1999 Career: After getting his first chance in television show ‘Here and Now’  he went on to star in a mix of television shows as well as small roles in films. These include Law & Order, Saturn, and New York Undercover.

Television Roles:

  • Here and Now (1992)
  • Law & Order (1994, 1995)
  • New York Undercover (1994, 1996)
  • Third Watch (1999, 2001)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003)
  • Guiding Light (2003)
  • Hack (2003) 2 Episodes
  • Numb3rs (2005)
  • Independent Lens (2005)
  • The Wire (2004 -2008) 26 Episodes
  • New Amsterdam (2008)
  • Life on Mars (2008)
  • CSI Miami (2009)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2009) 2 Episodes
  • The Forgotten (2009)
  • In Plain Sight (2010)
  • Lie to Me (2010)
  • The Good Wife (2010)
  • Criminal Minds (2012)
  • Burn Notice (2012)
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter (2011-2013) 13 Episodes
  • Cult (2013)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2010-2013) 3 Episodes
  • Family Guy (2013)
  • The Walking Dead (2012-2015) 37 Episodes

2001 – 2009: Through this decade Chad did television show after television show starring in some of the biggest around including The Wire, CSI Miami and Numb3rs. Along with this Chad also starred in a few films but again only in supporting roles. Chad also provided voice to some of the biggest and best video games out in this decade ‘The Warriors’ ‘Grand Theft Auto 4’ and ‘Left 4 Dead 2’.left for dead

Break Out Role: The Walking Dead – after being ignored for nearly two decades where he got cast in television shows he finally got a stable role in The Walking Dead playing one of the most popular characters in the comic books.

2010 Onwards: Entering into a few more films but still only supporting roles ‘The Green Hornet’ ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Life, Love, Soul’. Alongside this Chad did make a couple more television shows before getting his chance to shine in ‘The Walking Dead’

Next Big Role: Shoe Dog

My Favourite Role: Tyreese Williams – The Walking Deadtyrese even though we have only seen glimpses of the power he holds he are happy to wait for the small moments where he goes full blown monster on us. He has outlasted his character in the comic books and also joins with a different group of people. He has become the protector of Judith while the others get their hands dirty even though he is the biggest and strongest member of the group.

TV Corner – Walking Dead Season 4 Part 2

logoMain Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Chad L Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson

 

Plot: Part two of this season is pretty simple and slow for the fans. It follows the group after they have all been separated by the Governor’s (David Morrissey) attack. Each episode shows each group try to figure out what to do next and having found a sign they all head to a place called Terminus.

 There Will Be Spoilers From Here on

Season Highlights: For me this part of the season really works on trying to develop the characters because beforehand we knew very little about the character pre-outbreak. We see Carl (Riggs) step up to take care of his injured father, Michonne (Gurira) break out of her broken state to become friendlier. Daryl (Reedus) become a father like figure for Beth (Kinney) before knowing what it is too lose somebody he let in. We follow Glenn (Yeun) help Tara (Masterson) and go up against new characters Sgt Abraham Ford (Cudlitz), Dr Eugene Porter (McDermitt) and Rosita (Serratos) while trying to find his wife Maggie (Cohan). Maggie twists Sasha (Martin-Green) and Bob (Gilliard Jr) into going to Terminus in hope of find Glenn. Leaving Tyreese (Coleman) and Carol (McBride) playing babysitters even though we know she killed his partner. Each group learns more about each other while struggling to survive the Walkers.

 

Sgt Ford One of the new gang members

Sgt Ford One of the new gang members

Verdict: Slow Smart Chapter

 

Season Story: Let’s face it not much happens, but we still wanted to know what was happening. The tease of anticipation leading up to Terminus keeps us guessing and when they finally start making it there what will happen. We end up having to deal with that next season but the build was nice and kept us involved throughout. (9/10)

 

Main Cast Reviews

 

Andrew Lincoln: Rick having been wounded in the his fight with the Governor he must rely on Carl before making a new enemy trying to protect him and the group he is with. Rick goes through a change in this part of the season and now he simply won’t take any prisoners. (9/10)

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Norman Reedus: Daryl the fan favourite ends up playing daddy for Beth and while it looks like he starts going soft it is only after he loses her we see the old Daryl return. Daryl has always been a bit of a mystery and we learn more about his past without letting him do what he does best. (8/10)

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Steven Yeun: Glenn, he gets stuck in the prison after the attack while he helps Tara escape he is injured and ends up being take on a trip before walking back to find Maggie with a few new friends. Glenn thinks too much with his heart this time round which could end up having getting everyone in trouble. (8/10)

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Lauren Cohan: Maggie after finding the bus she can’t find Glenn and puts herself and her group in danger while desperately trying to find Glenn, leaving a trail for him to follow to Terminus could she have just marked the path for their own death? (7/10)

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Chandler Riggs: Carl having to look after Rick, he bonds with Michonne but ends up spending the time watching how Rick slowly starts to change as well as dealing with the idea that he could go too far one day. Carl is underused for the second part but it could show to be important for future seasons.(6/10)

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Danai Gurira: Michonne after the attack she turns back into the lone drifter before looking at what she has become and finds the Grimes’ and opens up more about her past and what made her the way she became. This part could have ruined her but only ended up making her much more important to each of the characters. (8/10)

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Melissa McBride: Carol appears to help Tyreese with the children; she ends up having the most shocking moment in the season and even the whole show. She ends up making a difference after being outcast; she may well end up being the saviour. (9/10)

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Emily Kinney: Beth struggling with grieving her father’s death she has to keep up with Daryl before being able to get him to let her in. She only goes and gets herself kidnapped and we don’t know what happened to her. (7/10)

 

Action: The zombie bashing is always good when it happens. (9/10)

Horror: Good horror theme continuing where it left off. (9/10)

Thriller: Always keeps you on the edge of your seat. (10/10)

Settings: Being stuck in the woods creates very tense feeling throughout. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Always have fantastic special effects. (10/10)

Suggestion: Just watch the whole show it is thrilling from start to finish and always leaves you with questions. (Watch)

 

Best Episode: ‘The Grove’ Episode 14 followed closely by ‘A’ episode 16

Worst Episode: ‘Still’ Episode 12

Action Scene Of The Season: Fight between Rick and Joe gang.

Surprise Of The Season: Lizzie death

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of New Season: Hell yes

Cliff Hanger Scene: What is going to happen to the guys?

What to Look Forward to Next Season: Learning more about Terminus, Finding Beth and potential being left to guess who will be killed off next.

 

Overall: Brilliant Building Up Season

Rating 91