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Title: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 01, 2010, 07:40:57 PM
In case it wasn't obvious, this is the Walking Dead thread.  Frankly, I usually don't follow series as they come out (the last time I did that, it was Heroes... and that didn't end well), but I was a big fan of the comic, and despite not considering myself naive, I got caught up in the hype.  I was really happy with the pilot, which followed the comic, but also elaborated in ways I liked a lot.  It also had a fantastic climax much more tense than in the comic.  I'm looking forward to the next episode and am looking forward to the series deviating from the comic.

Also, if they do have the Governor, who would be a good actor to play him?
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: JimJ on November 02, 2010, 02:04:43 AM
I'm a big fan of the comic and was worried about being dissapointed by the show but I LOVED the pilot. Can't wait to see more.

As for the governor, I've always thought he looked like Danny Trejo, so that would be my choice.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 03, 2010, 06:56:28 AM

As for the governor, I've always thought he looked like Danny Trejo, so that would be my choice.

I was thinking that but I also thought the Governor was actually relatively young and less weathered looking (at least until... well...)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on November 03, 2010, 01:12:26 PM
Loved it.  I will certainly be watching every week.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 03, 2010, 04:48:18 PM
Never read the comic and have NO idea how it ends or what not.

I am amazed how 15 mintues into the pilot they already had likeable characters that you cared about and 2 hours of Cloverfield you did not give a shit about anyone.

Very pleased and wanting more.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 03, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
Yup. Finally watched the pilot. Never read the comic. Loved the show though. Well written and you actually like the characters.

Count me in for watching it.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 03, 2010, 06:17:00 PM
I have read the comic and I enjoyed the pilot.  It seemed pretty faithful so far (though I'm not sure the thing about the black dude's wife was in there) but the conclusion to the pilot made me hope that the TV version won't be quite so bleak.  Andrew Lincoln is surprisingly effective in the role - I've only ever seen him in light British comedies, but he works well. 
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 03, 2010, 06:26:02 PM
I thought it was fabulous. A perfect balance between what was actually in the comic versus the new stuff to pad up the story and characters a bit (and some stuff that could very well have happened in the comic but was either edited out or happened off panel or between books). I find myself having a hard time waiting until the next episode.

Anyone jonesing to enter the contest for the "stagger on role" as a zombie? Winning something like that would be a dream come true for me.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: gbeenie on November 03, 2010, 07:08:53 PM
Never read the comic and have NO idea how it ends or what not.

That's the beauty of the comic: It DOESN'T END.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 03, 2010, 07:52:12 PM
Never read the comic and have NO idea how it ends or what not.

That's the beauty of the comic: It DOESN'T END.

In fact, that's kind of the premise: most zombie movies end with nothing resolved except for character deaths, so creator Robert Kirkman wanted to have one that doesn't end.  He doesn't have an ending planned out, and will probably be going for a long time more.

I love that there will be new characters and subplots.  After all, the pilot covers two issues of the comic, but if you were to adapt those two issues scene for scene, it would maybe be a little over 40 minutes (or less).  I especially like that the black father and son have to deal with the fact that their zombie mother is still out there.  The scene were

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I also thought that the zombie attack in the climax of the episode is very tense and effective. 

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: gbeenie on November 03, 2010, 09:41:59 PM


I also thought that the zombie attack in the climax of the episode is very tense and effective. 

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That was made of win.
Title: First Waling Dead Ep Streaming on AMC
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 04, 2010, 02:22:23 PM
The first episode of the Walking Dead is streaming for free on AMC for a limited time.  So if you missed the first episode and wanted to watch it, do it now.  You will thank yourself!
Title: Re: First Waling Dead Ep Streaming on AMC
Post by: gbeenie on November 04, 2010, 02:43:30 PM
The first episode of the Walking Dead is streaming for free on AMC for a limited time.  So if you missed the first episode and wanted to watch it, do it now.  You will thank yourself!

QFT.
Title: Re: First Waling Dead Ep Streaming on AMC
Post by: Bob on November 04, 2010, 02:46:21 PM
The first episode of the Walking Dead is streaming for free on AMC for a limited time.  So if you missed the first episode and wanted to watch it, do it now.  You will thank yourself!

QFT.

What they said!
Title: Re: First Waling Dead Ep Streaming on AMC
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 04, 2010, 11:00:15 PM
The first episode of the Walking Dead is streaming for free on AMC for a limited time.  So if you missed the first episode and wanted to watch it, do it now.  You will thank yourself!

QFT.

What they said!

According to the website it's also going to be on Nov 5 (10PM), Nov 6 (2AM) & Nov 7 (2AM).  I'm assuming these are all EST.

AMC always shows their Original Series a few times during the week before the next episode....starting with a replay following the debut of an episode.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 08, 2010, 04:19:44 AM
It is me or is one of the zombies in the clips they promote the contest with look a lot like Tommy Wiseau? He's wearing a dark suit jacket with a red shirt. Long hair. I swear it looks like him...
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 08, 2010, 08:57:54 AM
I know which zombie you're talking about. Though I don't know that that particular zombie looks like Wiseau so much as Wiseau generally just looks like a zombie. Ergo, any zombie with longish black hair, weird lumpy skin and a blank stare will bear an uncanny ressemblance.  ;D

Well, I'm impressed. Loved the first ep, loved the second ep. Excited for the third. Maybe I'm biased, but I'm enjoying the hell out of this series so far. Pak's never read the comic but seems to be enjoying the show. I'm having fun relating the differences between the events of the book vs the show to him.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 08, 2010, 10:01:09 AM
Glad they've gotten the "isolated farm house with gas pump" and "shopping mall" bits out of their systems....   ;)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 08, 2010, 11:03:46 AM
Actually, if they're following the book somewhat accurately,
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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 08, 2010, 11:17:12 AM
Actually, if they're following the book somewhat accurately,
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So, this will be an original new series that covers the same old ground?   ;)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 08, 2010, 02:28:52 PM
Actually, if they're following the book somewhat accurately,
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So, this will be an original new series that covers the same old ground?   ;)

Yes and no.  ;D

BTW, looks like we're getting a second season!  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101108/ap_en_tv/us_tv_walking_dead_renewed (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101108/ap_en_tv/us_tv_walking_dead_renewed)

Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 08, 2010, 02:48:43 PM
Actually, if they're following the book somewhat accurately,
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So, this will be an original new series that covers the same old ground?   ;)

Yes and no.  ;D

BTW, looks like we're getting a second season!  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101108/ap_en_tv/us_tv_walking_dead_renewed (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101108/ap_en_tv/us_tv_walking_dead_renewed)

Well...so far I think the only thing new I've seen or heard is a character shouting the N word....which they managed to avoid the entire first film.

But, we'll see.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on November 08, 2010, 03:07:40 PM
The zombies in the show seem faster and more coordinated than in the book.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 08, 2010, 04:32:31 PM
I have never actually seen a scene in a movie where walking slowly with rain starting to fall be tension filled...... well done guys, well done.   That was neat.

And it ALREADY got renewed for season two?    I am used to my shows being CANCELLED this early, never renewed.   :highfive:

The next episode looks pretty badass as well.

And I have not read the comics.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 09, 2010, 01:46:13 AM
Man, that second episode was good.

High points:

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Glen definitely looks to be the breakout character.  He's not a badass or a wildcard, he's just a really likable guy who's trying to make it.

Nice that this episode offered very little from the comic.  Keeps both fans and new viewers what's going to happen next.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 09, 2010, 09:44:15 AM
The zombies in the show seem faster and more coordinated than in the book.

I noticed this too. I suspect the change was made to make the zombies seem more threatening for the TV audience in the same way as giving the zombies the ability to break into a full run in the Dawn of the Dead remake. It also expands the theory started in the book of having different classes of zombies. You've got the low functioning undead (Lurkers) that just lay around motionless until prey comes along and move up into the Roamers/Biters which are mobile. The show seems to be expanding that higher functioning class into individuals that can actually scale fences and turn doorknobs.

On another board, the theory of how fresh a zombified individual is also came up as a theory, with the freshly dead being quicker, smarter and more agile than "older" zombies which gradually become slower and dumber until they eventually become Lurkers.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2010, 09:53:59 AM
The zombies in the show seem faster and more coordinated than in the book.

I noticed this too. I suspect the change was made to make the zombies seem more threatening for the TV audience in the same way as giving the zombies the ability to break into a full run in the Dawn of the Dead remake. It also expands the theory started in the book of having different classes of zombies. You've got the low functioning undead (Lurkers) that just lay around motionless until prey comes along and move up into the Roamers/Biters which are mobile. The show seems to be expanding that higher functioning class into individuals that can actually scale fences and turn doorknobs.

On another board, the theory of how fresh a zombified individual is also came up as a theory, with the freshly dead being quicker, smarter and more agile than "older" zombies which gradually become slower and dumber until they eventually become Lurkers.

Interesting......
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: gbeenie on November 09, 2010, 02:03:38 PM
It is me or is one of the zombies in the clips they promote the contest with look a lot like Tommy Wiseau? He's wearing a dark suit jacket with a red shirt. Long hair. I swear it looks like him...

Every time I see that guy, I always make the joke, "Man! Tom Waits has really let himself go."
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: gbeenie on November 09, 2010, 02:05:11 PM
The zombies in the show seem faster and more coordinated than in the book.

True, but I like one of the dimensions you don't get from the book: The unsettling sound of all that moaning going on around you.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2010, 03:15:48 PM
So far, the Director Frank Darabont has not disappointed.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on November 10, 2010, 07:03:56 AM
The zombies in the show seem faster and more coordinated than in the book.

I noticed this too. I suspect the change was made to make the zombies seem more threatening for the TV audience in the same way as giving the zombies the ability to break into a full run in the Dawn of the Dead remake. It also expands the theory started in the book of having different classes of zombies. You've got the low functioning undead (Lurkers) that just lay around motionless until prey comes along and move up into the Roamers/Biters which are mobile. The show seems to be expanding that higher functioning class into individuals that can actually scale fences and turn doorknobs.

On another board, the theory of how fresh a zombified individual is also came up as a theory, with the freshly dead being quicker, smarter and more agile than "older" zombies which gradually become slower and dumber until they eventually become Lurkers.

The reason I note it is that in the book they've said a few times that the zombies aren't that fast and as long as you are alert and there are not too many of them it's not hard to avoid them and even smarter just to dodge them than to bother "killing" them.  The nice thing about the book is that they have emphasized that the zombies are not so much a threat as an environment and the real threat comes from other survivors not the zombies.

The two classifications do exist in the book but it hasn't ever been stated that it's a matter of how freshly turned a zombie is that makes them a roamer or lurker.  In fact, that would kind of suck because then the default is that as time goes on, almost all zombies will age and become hardly any threat.  So I'm not sure that theory works.  More likely, they just wanted the zombies to present more of a threat on screen where movement is an element not seen in teh books and decided that slow zombies don't work.  I also don't recall zombies climbing ladders or wielding weapons (such as the rock teh zombie was using to bang on the glass) as in the show. 

I'm not necessarily complaining.  I get that TV is a different medium and I don't expect a true panel for panel adaptation.  On the contrary, movies and shows that do that (300, Sin City) universally suck and since I know the story I'd prefer new stories based on the same characters.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 14, 2010, 12:23:21 PM
I'm liking the show.

But AMC is starting to put me off with the constant advertising 24/7.  It it's not animated stuff in the corner, it's the fake "breaking news" crawl under the picture.

They look desperate.  Like they think the show's not good enough to keep people watching.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Pak-Man on November 14, 2010, 12:32:49 PM
I think this is the first time AMC has ever had a HIT before. It's all very new to them. :^)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 14, 2010, 12:43:59 PM
I think this is the first time AMC has ever had a HIT before. It's all very new to them. :^)

(since your emoticon didn't register and I'm not familiar with that combination, you might be kidding but....)

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Pak-Man on November 14, 2010, 10:35:40 PM
The emoticon is just a smile with a nose. I use it a lot because I'm generally happy. :^)

OK, so after checking AMC's website, I guess this isn't the first AMC original series to wow the mainstream. I never watched those shows and never knew they were AMC originals, so as far as I'd known, AMC had never had a big hit series before.

I will fire my fact-checker on the grounds that he doesn't exist.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 16, 2010, 04:24:37 PM
You can still use the joke on the Conan thread.  Unless you cunt Dinner and a Movie a hit.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 17, 2010, 09:08:58 AM
You can still use the joke on the Conan thread.  Unless you cunt Dinner and a Movie a hit.

The down side of Spell Check is that it can't judge intent....   :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 19, 2010, 05:33:31 PM
Oopsy.  I hope that never becomes a verb.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 19, 2010, 08:17:16 PM
Not to nitpick but.....

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on November 20, 2010, 07:44:21 AM
Not to nitpick but.....

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Yeah I thought the same thing about why he wouldn't saw through the handcuffs much less the pipe.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 20, 2010, 09:17:08 AM
I'm guessing it was because he was slightly delirious and mostly desperate.  And there was no guarantee that the hacksaw could get through the handcuffs without either breaking or taking too long. 
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 21, 2010, 06:47:13 AM
So....where was the blood?

There was some on the cuffs.  But nothing on the rooftop or even around the hand.

The belt he was using to get at the hacksaw didn't have a standard buckle so he couldn't have used that as a tourniquet...not with one hand if he was in a hurry.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 21, 2010, 08:01:47 AM
I have a slighly worn hacksaw and I have grave doubts that it could cut through police issue hardened steel handcuffs or a large pipe either.   I know that hiker that cut his own arm off when trapped by a rock was able to do it and not bleed to death, so it is possible.   Where was all the blood?   I watched that scene again and I saw a lot of blood behind the hand.

And regardless, it is just a show we should really all relax.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 21, 2010, 08:40:12 AM
And regardless, it is just a show we should really all relax.

I officially hate that.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 21, 2010, 09:03:05 AM
And regardless, it is just a show we should really all relax.

I officially hate that.

Then my MST3K call back has done its job!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 21, 2010, 09:13:44 AM
And regardless, it is just a show we should really all relax.

I officially hate that.

Then my MST3K call back has done its job!

MST3K meant it as "We're not here to do science fiction. It's a comedy show" and you accepted that rule or you moved along.

In this case, "The Walking Dead" is a zombie show...they need to get the zombie/gore related stuff right.

And if someone is slowly removing a limb, it's going to bleed out a lot more than that.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 21, 2010, 09:26:14 AM
MST3K meant it as "We're not here to do science fiction. It's a comedy show" and you accepted that rule or you moved along.

In this case, "The Walking Dead" is a zombie show...they need to get the zombie/gore related stuff right.

And if someone is slowly removing a limb, it's going to bleed out a lot more than that.

No, I did not accept that as a rule and moved on, I just thought it was a good time to use that quote.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 21, 2010, 02:22:37 PM
I've always heard that it's possible to wiggle out of handcuffs if you dislocate/remove your thumb. Ergo I grimaced that the guy thought it necessary to remove his entire hand. However, as mrbasehart  mentioned, the dude was probably too panicked/delirious to think straight.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: gbeenie on November 21, 2010, 05:49:05 PM
If I were in that position, I would probably tourniquet my wrist before cutting.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 21, 2010, 08:06:49 PM
Wow....interesting defense strategy back at camp, huh?  Almost everyone with their backs to the woods and no one with a gun at the ready....

But then, I've been wondering why they're doing anything outside at night...why risk it...and without one or two people keeping watch.

(starting to get into Zombieland territory here..."Never back up to a window"....  :D)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Compound on November 21, 2010, 09:38:45 PM
Spoliers

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 21, 2010, 10:39:12 PM
Spoliers

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 22, 2010, 06:53:46 PM
I've been camping a lot of times and when you are in the light, people come out of the darkness without you seeing them really easily.

The people at the camp got complacent thinking they were safe, let their guard down and bad things happened.   Loved the twist with the "thug street game" and what they really were all about.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 29, 2010, 10:19:30 AM
So...wow. New stuff and old stuff on last night's ep. The show is doing a good job balancing the two IMO. Those of us reading the comic are able to call some things ahead of time, but are getting lots of surprises and twists along the way. 
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The part that made me nervous, however, was the crew
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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 29, 2010, 05:30:33 PM
Nice.     

Saddened that season one is only six episodes..... Beat AMC wishes they ordered more .   So. Season two in October.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on November 30, 2010, 12:10:11 PM
Just watched Sunday's ep.  Getting interesting that's for sure.  Something about the scientist's videos reminded me of LOST.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Scribblesense on December 01, 2010, 05:31:03 PM
I guess I'll have to give this show a chance. From the few scenes I've seen, it mostly looked like people crying about having to kill zombies. Terribly biased, perhaps, but I swear every single time I walked into the room while it was on there was somebody with tears in their eyes, staring at a zombie slowly trying to eat them, and sad music was playing. It was almost cliche.

I'll give it a shot, I guess; you all seem enthusiastic about it.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on December 01, 2010, 05:48:20 PM
I guess I'll have to give this show a chance. From the few scenes I've seen, it mostly looked like people crying about having to kill zombies. Terribly biased, perhaps, but I swear every single time I walked into the room while it was on there was somebody with tears in their eyes, staring at a zombie slowly trying to eat them, and sad music was playing. It was almost cliche.

I'll give it a shot, I guess; you all seem enthusiastic about it.

I've found some really good stuff by giving it a shot..... Found some trash too, but nothing ventured, nothing gained you know.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 20, 2011, 05:43:27 PM
The preview for next season.  Warning, this trailer gives away...
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http://www.youtube.com/v/GXluj7S4g3Y

It's nice that he's applying Killer Croc's brilliant strategies.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HEdg4glpCkg
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: daltysmilth on July 20, 2011, 05:48:53 PM
In all fairness, it turned out that was just Batman disguised as Killer Croc.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 20, 2011, 05:57:22 PM
That was the one plan that Croc had!  Don't take that away from him!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 20, 2011, 05:58:16 PM
Finally! It seem like an eternity since this has been on.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: ScottotD on July 22, 2011, 04:28:40 AM
Full 13 ep run this season too!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on July 22, 2011, 04:45:31 AM
It's nice when a show like this catches on.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on July 22, 2011, 06:14:07 PM
Some SDCC goodness:

http://tv.ign.com/articles/118/1183649p1.html
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on July 23, 2011, 07:19:26 AM
Come on October..... hurry up and get here!

AMC is fast becoming my favorite channel.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 27, 2011, 02:51:53 PM
Looking good!  Can't wait till October!

EDIT:  Uh Ohs!

http://www.avclub.com/articles/frank-darabont-stepping-down-as-the-walking-dead-s,59558/
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on October 16, 2011, 04:20:29 PM
And season two kicks off in two hours.

Time to watch the final two episodes again on AMC to get ready.

Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 16, 2011, 04:24:59 PM
And season two kicks off in two hours.

Time to watch the final two episodes again on AMC to get ready.

 :highfive:

I'm pretty excited. It's been like a decade since this was on!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 17, 2011, 11:51:43 AM
The premiere was pretty good. It didn't live up to the long wait, but it was entertaining. I wonder if the somewhat slow pacing was due to the 90 minute episode length.

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on October 17, 2011, 12:44:57 PM
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I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering.
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Post by: shodan on October 17, 2011, 03:27:55 PM
Actually got to talk to the producer of the show at Comic Con at the zombie summit (zombie apocalypse survival panel). asked a few questions like if after the zombie apocalypse passes can the zombies be tamed, and if they just kept using the same group of people as different zombies on the show or if they kept hiring new people. Found out that there is an on-set "zombie school" for the show.  he was pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 17, 2011, 05:09:08 PM
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I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering.

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on October 17, 2011, 05:12:28 PM
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I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering.

Hunting Comment
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Churchy Thing
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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 17, 2011, 05:14:40 PM
Now why did I get the feeling we were going to get our answer soon enough from Bob?   ;D

Thanks Bob.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on October 17, 2011, 05:18:18 PM
Now why did I get the feeling we were going to get our answer soon enough from Bob?   ;D

Thanks Bob.

Lol.

I don't hunt, but I have enough friends that do and they explain all the gory details to me. 

I JUST started reading the comix and I am afraid to read past where they are in the TV show as I dont want to spoil anything, but really enjoying The Walking Dead comic book app on the ipad.   Ah, these are the problems you WANT to have.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Rattrap007 on October 17, 2011, 06:09:43 PM
Here's a thought:

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 17, 2011, 06:13:09 PM
Here's a thought:

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on October 17, 2011, 06:15:31 PM
Here's a thought:

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Yeah, interesting thought on the aging of the kids.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on October 17, 2011, 06:25:29 PM
They should have the kids disappear and have the parents wander around yelling their names.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 17, 2011, 06:28:04 PM
They should have the kids disappear and have the parents wander around yelling their names.

"Sophia? Carl? Mr. Beardsley???"
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: shodan on October 17, 2011, 06:32:54 PM
They should have the kids disappear and have the parents wander around yelling their names.

"Sophia? Carl? Mr. Beardsley???"
HAWKS?! MCCLOUD?!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on October 17, 2011, 06:41:03 PM
They should have the kids disappear and have the parents wander around yelling their names.

"Sophia? Carl? Mr. Beardsley???"
HAWKS?! MCCLOUD?!
Rowsdower!!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on October 18, 2011, 03:44:45 PM
Here's a thought:

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Trying very hard not to give anything away, but
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Season opener felt the most like Walking Dead than the entire season before it as it felt very paced with the comic. I am pleased and happy to have it back and absolutely can't wait for the next episode.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 19, 2011, 02:06:47 PM
I thought it was a mostly good episode, but one with a very slow mid-point.  I sort of get that they were trying to give the feeling of the frustration of the search, but it really gets dull after a while.

But...

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 24, 2011, 11:55:59 PM
Bit of a slow episode. Could have used more zombies and less General Hospital on the Prairie. I hope they pick up the pace a little.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: shodan on October 25, 2011, 12:09:33 AM
im waiting for the inevitable advent of the Nazi zombie on the show... maybe the neo-Nazi zombie?... they were in Georgia....
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on October 25, 2011, 04:20:46 AM
Nazi Zombies?   In Georgia?   Nah, more likely to have Zombies roaming the Chick-Fill-A stores.   Come to think of it, I have shuffled around there like that waiting for my chicken sandwich.

I guess this is a general zombie question....... how long before they all basically waste away from lack of food?   The fresh human meat is disappearing and they cannot hunt or catch a wild animal.   They can eat animals that die on their own, but they'd never catch a live one.   Can people just "wait them out"?
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: shodan on October 25, 2011, 06:59:34 AM
well the fact that they eat doesn't have anything to do with their longevity in this case, it's just instinct. and yea you gotta figure that eventually they're all just going to rot to the point they can't move anymore.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on October 25, 2011, 08:25:26 AM
My Zombie Survival Guide points out that most bodies would decompose in a number of days or weeks, but that the viral infection causing the zombie condition can repel most bacteria involved in decomposition.  This extends the longevity of the zombie to about 3 to 5 years.

I agree that a zombie doesn't need to eat, but if we assume that conservation of energy still applies, they require some sort of energy/sustenance to move around.  Perhaps if they don't eat, they simply go into hibernation until more food happens by.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on October 25, 2011, 01:18:15 PM
Renewed for third season. (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=83517)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on October 25, 2011, 01:55:04 PM
Renewed for third season. (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=83517)

That was fast, woot.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 26, 2011, 07:09:02 PM
The bag of drugs from the last episode:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/10/24/arts/walkingdrugs/walkingdrugs-blog480.jpg)

Didn't notice it at the time.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Kete on October 26, 2011, 07:58:04 PM
The bag of drugs from the last episode:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/10/24/arts/walkingdrugs/walkingdrugs-blog480.jpg)

Didn't notice it at the time.

Los Zombies Hermanos?
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: ScottotD on October 26, 2011, 08:02:52 PM
Renewed for third season. (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=83517)
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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2011, 07:35:09 AM
Last episode was OK, but things have been slow lately, both with character tensions and with zombie action.  I'm hoping that the Governor will show up soon.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on October 30, 2011, 09:26:21 AM
Last episode was OK, but things have been slow lately, both with character tensions and with zombie action.  I'm hoping that the Governor will show up soon.
Really? I've been thinking that they are moving really fast into the storyline - already at Herschel's Farm?  Personally I worry that the TV show will move away from the human drama and try to focus too much on the zombies, and that would kill the story.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 02, 2011, 07:51:06 AM
Yeah, but I think that the tension and character stories haven't been working for me... Yes, one character is lost and one's near death and one wants to die, yet somehow I'm not feeling any genuine unease (come on, we all know that the kid is going to pull through and that the girl is going to be found) and it just seems to have stretches of just a little character development in long conversations.  At least until last episode

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 02, 2011, 08:05:42 AM
So, did Shane kill the other guy because he wanted to create a diversion to free himself, or did he do it since he knew that was the only way someone would be able to go back with the supplies needed to save Carl?    My guess is he did it to save Carl and not himself since he seemed willing to die when the zombies had him pinned in the alley.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 02, 2011, 09:30:14 AM
Yeah, but I think that the tension and character stories haven't been working for me... Yes, one character is lost and one's near death and one wants to die, yet somehow I'm not feeling any genuine unease (come on, we all know that the kid is going to pull through and that the girl is going to be found) and it just seems to have stretches of just a little character development in long conversations.

Long, repetitive conversations. Unless you're further developing the characters through these conversations, it's time to move on.

Okay, enough with the boy already. Let's move on. We seem to have shifted gears, which is a very welcome development.

So, did Shane kill the other guy because he wanted to create a diversion to free himself, or did he do it since he knew that was the only way someone would be able to go back with the supplies needed to save Carl? My guess is he did it to save Carl and not himself since he seemed willing to die when the zombies had him pinned in the alley.

I'm thinking the latter. There was probably some heat-of-the-moment self-preservation involved, but ultimately, I think he assessed the situation and made a decision based on the best odds to save Carl. Tough decision, but it pretty much comes down to a numbers game: all three die almost for certain or one dies and two have a decent shot.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on November 03, 2011, 07:56:41 AM
Yeah, but I think that the tension and character stories haven't been working for me... Yes, one character is lost and one's near death and one wants to die, yet somehow I'm not feeling any genuine unease (come on, we all know that the kid is going to pull through and that the girl is going to be found) and it just seems to have stretches of just a little character development in long conversations.  At least until last episode

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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: ScottotD on November 04, 2011, 08:27:53 PM
Yeah, but I think that the tension and character stories haven't been working for me... Yes, one character is lost and one's near death and one wants to die, yet somehow I'm not feeling any genuine unease (come on, we all know that the kid is going to pull through and that the girl is going to be found)

...clearly you've never read the comic.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 05, 2011, 07:34:50 AM
Yeah, but I think that the tension and character stories haven't been working for me... Yes, one character is lost and one's near death and one wants to die, yet somehow I'm not feeling any genuine unease (come on, we all know that the kid is going to pull through and that the girl is going to be found)

...clearly you've never read the comic.

I have a few of the comics sitting on im ipad, but I am afraid to read them for spoiling events that have not yet happened on the TV show.

So, to those out there who read the comics, would it "ruin" the TV show for me or take away some of the fun of not knowing?
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 07, 2011, 07:12:13 AM
EDIT: Please note that I have not watched last night's episode yet.

Yeah, but I think that the tension and character stories haven't been working for me... Yes, one character is lost and one's near death and one wants to die, yet somehow I'm not feeling any genuine unease (come on, we all know that the kid is going to pull through and that the girl is going to be found)

...clearly you've never read the comic.

Oh, I've read the comic (at least up to vol. 12.  I'm behind, I know) and am aware that anyone can die at any time, but the way things have been set up, I'm not expecting them to kill them off, despite Chris Hardwick's best efforts to make me suspect otherwise.  Now, that doesn't mean the girl will come through unscathed.  I could even see her mom accidentally freak out and commit suicide if she becomes convinced that her daughter's dead (that would be an interesting wrinkle).  Plus when death comes to Walking Dead in the comics, it's usually even more cruel than a character even getting a chance to have a death bed.


So, did Shane kill the other guy because he wanted to create a diversion to free himself, or did he do it since he knew that was the only way someone would be able to go back with the supplies needed to save Carl? My guess is he did it to save Carl and not himself since he seemed willing to die when the zombies had him pinned in the alley.

I'm thinking the latter. There was probably some heat-of-the-moment self-preservation involved, but ultimately, I think he assessed the situation and made a decision based on the best odds to save Carl. Tough decision, but it pretty much comes down to a numbers game: all three die almost for certain or one dies and two have a decent shot.

I agree that it's the latter, but this being Shane's turning point, I can easily see this as the point where he confuses the two.  Expect a lot more "forest for the trees" decisions from this man, as well as making hard gray decisions that Rick might not have the heart too.  In  fact, ironically, Shane being around and on the bubble between "do what needs to be done, even if it's nasty" realist and "I'll do anything to survive" madman and making the nasty but necessary decisions and taking the heat for them, it might keep Rick himself from making some reprehensible (or at least questionable) decisions that he makes in the comics).
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 07, 2011, 02:14:02 PM

   I've never come so close to something fictional making me feel physically ill as last night's ep. Anyone who saw it probably knows exactly which scene it was. I've got a strong constitution about that sort of thing too, so kudos to The Walking Dead. I am truly impressed. And still somewhat sickened.


So, to those out there who read the comics, would it "ruin" the TV show for me or take away some of the fun of not knowing?


  Personally, the comic hasn't ruined anything for me in terms of the show thus far. The show is different in enough ways that it continues to surprise me and even if something that happened in the comic happens in the show, there's still the novelty of seeing it happen in live action. You could always read the comics in such a way as to be slightly "behind" the show with them, that way nothing gets ruined.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 07, 2011, 04:24:14 PM
Awesome, thanks.    Time for some reading!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: ScottotD on November 09, 2011, 03:13:44 AM

   I've never come so close to something fictional making me feel physically ill as last night's ep. Anyone who saw it probably knows exactly which scene it was. I've got a strong constitution about that sort of thing too, so kudos to The Walking Dead. I am truly impressed. And still somewhat sickened.

I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 11, 2011, 03:44:35 PM
This episode has really picked things up and the funny part is, not a lot really happens in it.  I mean, yes, things important to the plot happen, but while the main story is still moving at a gradual pace, most of the scenes either had meaning or where entertaining (yes, the whole well thing lead to a big fat nada and didn't make that much sense since that water is DEFINITELY CONTAMINATED but it was fun and gave the sense that the characters are trying to do something productive) and it's, in general, a lot more enjoyable to watch compared to what's happening before.  Looking forward to the next ep and I actually hope they spend all season at the farm (although, I'd also like it if they found the gated community from Vol. 2).
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2011, 09:11:26 AM
WOW!  THAT WAS A GREAT MID-SEASON FINALE! This season has been slow with ups and downs, but this finale has made it very worth it.  Plus, most of the conversations had viewpoints and ideas I could buy.  Great episode.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Tyrant on November 28, 2011, 12:13:56 PM
I agree. It was fantastic. This is going to be the longest winter ever having to wait until February for new eps, though. I'm already losing my mind over waiting for Venture Bros as it is.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: shodan on November 28, 2011, 12:34:29 PM
I agree. It was fantastic. This is going to be the longest winter ever having to wait until February for new eps, though. I'm already losing my mind over waiting for Venture Bros as it is.
well they'd keep filming but the zombies are beginning to freeze up. gonna have to wait til Feb for the thaw.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 29, 2011, 05:39:20 AM
Yeah, that was great and did not see that coming at all.   

And like was stated, I can see and understand most of the characters' viewpoints and agree/disagree with parts of all of them.

At least Justified comes back on FX in January so the wait until Feb will not be so bad.   And Hell on Wheels is good too.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: ScottotD on November 29, 2011, 05:47:00 AM
I tried to find the poster who said "of course they'll find the girl" so I could tease him but I realised I didn't care that much, GREAT ep
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on November 29, 2011, 05:53:53 AM
I tried to find the poster who said "of course they'll find the girl" so I could tease him but I realised I didn't care that much, GREAT ep

Well, technically they did find her!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Pak-Man on November 29, 2011, 10:53:49 AM
Yeah I've been reading some online reviews this season that were all, "Why are they drawing out this search so much? We all know what's going to happen!" and they're all eating those words now. :^)
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: ScottotD on November 29, 2011, 06:29:50 PM
Yeah I've been reading some online reviews this season that were all, "Why are they drawing out this search so much? We all know what's going to happen!" and they're all eating those words now. :^)

Ah-HA!
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 01, 2011, 06:02:37 AM
Yeah I've been reading some online reviews this season that were all, "Why are they drawing out this search so much? We all know what's going to happen!" and they're all eating those words now. :^)

Ah-HA!

Yeah, I was one of those people, and am EVER glad I was wrong (it's good to be wrong about predicting stories simply because it means something interesting and unexpected happened).  And it works because logically just finding a dead body would be incredibly anti-climactic and it's pretty uncommon to do that to a child character on a TV show, plus with Dylan's never give up in the face of everything attitude (which seems a lot more interesting than Rick's passive stubbornness) we hope that he gets to be the hero for all his hard work.  It doesn't make a lot of the pacing and character problems worth it (so Dale suddenly suspects Shane murdered Otis... why?  I get him not trusting him in general, but that seemed like a reach in a world were people suddenly die and as far as he knows there's no reason to suspect that without knowing Shane's situation.  If anything that, along with Dale's treatment of Andrea makes him seem like the bad guy.)

I had issues with this season including long conversations that reveal nothing about the stories or a characters and characters being dull (Rick for most of this season) or stupid (the whole water well scene was a lot of fun, but it really doesn't make sense: if there's a rotting corpse in your water supply, just let it go).  This makes me hopeful that things are going to be consistently good now that there's much more immediate tension for a crazy number of reasons, which I'll go into in a spoiler space.

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This kind of ending makes it fun to play the "what happens next game" since so much happens in one simple scene.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Bob on December 01, 2011, 06:24:02 AM
I really don't know what is going to happen next.   I do know that I am curious how Daryl Dixon is going to react now that the little girl he was so positive was going to be fine was NOT fine.    He can go either way.

Dales seems pretty savy and has a good read on people and I can see how he does not really trust Shane after seeing him take aim on Rick and almost pull the trigger.   He's been watching him and how he interacts with Rick and his wife and he is getting a bad vibe from him, so I can see him being a bit suspicious when Shane comes back and never really explains what happened to Otis. 

I am guessing that shooting all the sick people walkers may have woken Hershel up and he realizes that he has been wrong about this.   Not sure that they could really keep the gang off the farm if the gang really wants to stay due to being out numbered and outgunned. 

Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Pak-Man on December 01, 2011, 08:50:07 AM

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Post by: Bob on December 01, 2011, 11:00:24 AM

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Agreed!
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Post by: pezdrake on December 01, 2011, 11:05:52 AM
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This kind of ending makes it fun to play the "what happens next game" since so much happens in one simple scene.


I don't think this needs a spoiler considering there's nothing here that has not been broadcast:
I think the reason Herschel said nothing is that he knew that they would shoot her.  If he really believes that these people could be saved from being zombies then he probably hoped they would give up and move on. Yes, it would be cruel but would it be better than condemning her to death (from Herschel's point of view).  From your comment, I am guessing that maybe you don't read the book so I won't say anything about them staying or leaving the farm.
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Post by: Tyrant on December 01, 2011, 01:14:44 PM
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Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 04, 2011, 08:02:00 PM
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This kind of ending makes it fun to play the "what happens next game" since so much happens in one simple scene.


I don't think this needs a spoiler considering there's nothing here that has not been broadcast:
I think the reason Herschel said nothing is that he knew that they would shoot her.  If he really believes that these people could be saved from being zombies then he probably hoped they would give up and move on. Yes, it would be cruel but would it be better than condemning her to death (from Herschel's point of view).  From your comment, I am guessing that maybe you don't read the book so I won't say anything about them staying or leaving the farm.

Uh, I'm on Vol. 12 (behind, but WAY past the farm).  The thing is, they've been following the book only really loosely and they don't have a good reason to leave yet, until something goes horribly horribly wrong.  And that's definitely the reason Herschel did it, but it certainly isn't going to excuse his actions (and the consequences of them) and has just given the group an excuse to take the farm.  After all, if Rick still tried to do things diplomatically and even accepted Herschel's refusal for them to stay, there's going to be a schism (well, a bigger one) in the group.


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I don't think that Shane is the better leader (seriously, does anyone), but as a leader Rick hasn't done too much since they hit the farm besides plead with Herschel to stay and Shane has "taken action," which something a beleaguered group might mistake for strength, especially since that foolhardy action has revealed Herschel's betrayal.  Yes, he insists on the continuation of the search, but Dylan is the one setting the "never give up example" and   Glen getting supplies and in comparison to much of the cast Rick hasn't been doing much of anything (granted, his son's shooting probably gave him a reason to rest, but there's still a "little girl out there") beyond a few conversations with Herschel trying to hammer home the same point.  What's more, there seems to be a sense of denial when he talks to the others of the negotiations and it seems that without simpler issues to deal with (IE zombies) he has a hard time focusing his energies.  It's easy to rouse the troops to battle, but quite a bit harder when the answers aren't easy.  Shane's mistake is that he's trying to make them easy, Rick's problem is he doesn't seem to have any back up plans to "find kid alive and stay on farm."  He's needs stronger plans.

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Again, this may be true, but the Walkers got blown away so fast that they didn't pose much of a threat against their firepower.  I have no doubt that basically everyone was pissed that Shane forced their hands to use the guns, but (as wrong as it would be to think) the whole situation might cause some to support a more aggressive stance (certainly towards Herschel).  As for showing who's the better leader: maybe to the audience, but I think that Rick feels as betrayed as anyone and he might not be willing to be so diplomatic considering that he was lied to, which endangered the group on multiple occasions (especially Daryl).

So I think the big thing is will Rick be understanding of Herschel's misguided fibbing, or not.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: JimJ on December 05, 2011, 07:30:51 PM
As Tyrant pointed out, Herschel didn't know that Sophia was in the barn. It was Otis's job to wrangle the zombies, and Otis died before he knew they were looking for a little girl.   This was confirmed by Kirkman on the Talking Dead.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: pezdrake on December 06, 2011, 05:07:46 AM
Uh, I'm on Vol. 12 (behind, but WAY past the farm). The thing is, they've been following the book only really loosely and they don't have a good reason to leave yet, until something goes horribly horribly wrong.

Well, I think Herschel may insist they leave now.  I think that bloodbath (which I count as something going horribly, horribly wrong) , even a zombie one, was clearly over the top and even if Herschel didn't force them to leave, I don't think they'll feel welcome to stay.  And of course, from the storytelling point of view, they have to leave becuase sitting anywhere too long (especially the farm) is not as compelling a story.

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As Tyrant pointed out, Herschel didn't know that Sophia was in the barn. It was Otis's job to wrangle the zombies, and Otis died before he knew they were looking for a little girl.   This was confirmed by Kirkman on the Talking Dead.

I see.  I think it would actually have been more compelling if Herschel knew about Sophia being in there and decided it was best not to tell them, knowing that they might "kill" her.
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 09, 2011, 10:32:24 AM
Uh, I'm on Vol. 12 (behind, but WAY past the farm). The thing is, they've been following the book only really loosely and they don't have a good reason to leave yet, until something goes horribly horribly wrong.

Well, I think Herschel may insist they leave now.  I think that bloodbath (which I count as something going horribly, horribly wrong) , even a zombie one, was clearly over the top and even if Herschel didn't force them to leave, I don't think they'll feel welcome to stay.  And of course, from the storytelling point of view, they have to leave becuase sitting anywhere too long (especially the farm) is not as compelling a story.

Yeah, except from a story telling point of view, there's a lot of tension  on a farm and if they just left after such a big revelation, it's pretty anti-climactic.  If they have to leave, it will be because the farm is comprimised.  And while they might be in the middle of nowhere, a zombie herd is certainly possible.


Quote from: JimJ
As Tyrant pointed out, Herschel didn't know that Sophia was in the barn. It was Otis's job to wrangle the zombies, and Otis died before he knew they were looking for a little girl.   This was confirmed by Kirkman on the Talking Dead.

I see.  I think it would actually have been more compelling if Herschel knew about Sophia being in there and decided it was best not to tell them, knowing that they might "kill" her.

Except that they found the farm less than a day since Sophia's disappearance.  Which means that someone else might have swept this under the rug...
Title: Re: The Walking Thread! (May contain spoilers)
Post by: shodan on December 09, 2011, 03:16:52 PM
Uh, I'm on Vol. 12 (behind, but WAY past the farm). The thing is, they've been following the book only really loosely and they don't have a good reason to leave yet, until something goes horribly horribly wrong.

Well, I think Herschel may insist they leave now.  I think that bloodbath (which I count as something going horribly, horribly wrong) , even a zombie one, was clearly over the top and even if Herschel didn't force them to leave, I don't think they'll feel welcome to stay.  And of course, from the storytelling point of view, they have to leave becuase sitting anywhere too long (especially the farm) is not as compelling a story.

Yeah, except from a story telling point of view, there's a lot of tension  on a farm and if they just left after such a big revelation, it's pretty anti-climactic.  If they have to leave, it will be because the farm is comprimised.  And while they might be in the middle of nowhere, a zombie herd is certainly possible.


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As Tyrant pointed out, Herschel didn't know that Sophia was in the barn. It was Otis's job to wrangle the zombies, and Otis died before he knew they were looking for a little girl.   This was confirmed by Kirkman on the Talking Dead.

I see.  I think it would actually have been more compelling if Herschel knew about Sophia being in there and decided it was best not to tell them, knowing that they might "kill" her.

Except that they found the farm less than a day since Sophia's disappearance.  Which means that someone else might have swept this under the rug...
a  black market zombie slave ring?
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Post by: turbospaz3000 on December 09, 2011, 04:14:15 PM
Uh, I'm on Vol. 12 (behind, but WAY past the farm). The thing is, they've been following the book only really loosely and they don't have a good reason to leave yet, until something goes horribly horribly wrong.

Well, I think Herschel may insist they leave now.  I think that bloodbath (which I count as something going horribly, horribly wrong) , even a zombie one, was clearly over the top and even if Herschel didn't force them to leave, I don't think they'll feel welcome to stay.  And of course, from the storytelling point of view, they have to leave becuase sitting anywhere too long (especially the farm) is not as compelling a story.

Yeah, except from a story telling point of view, there's a lot of tension  on a farm and if they just left after such a big revelation, it's pretty anti-climactic.  If they have to leave, it will be because the farm is comprimised.  And while they might be in the middle of nowhere, a zombie herd is certainly possible.


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As Tyrant pointed out, Herschel didn't know that Sophia was in the barn. It was Otis's job to wrangle the zombies, and Otis died before he knew they were looking for a little girl.   This was confirmed by Kirkman on the Talking Dead.

I see.  I think it would actually have been more compelling if Herschel knew about Sophia being in there and decided it was best not to tell them, knowing that they might "kill" her.

Except that they found the farm less than a day since Sophia's disappearance.  Which means that someone else might have swept this under the rug...
a  black market zombie slave ring?

its a zombie apocalypse of savings at menards!!! everything must go! we're shooting high prices right in the fucking face!
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Post by: Tyrant on December 09, 2011, 07:57:11 PM
its a zombie apocalypse of savings at menards!!! everything must go! we're shooting high prices right in the fucking face!

 And because it's the end of the world and no one cares any more, that's the actual phrasing of the advertisement.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 16, 2012, 11:40:55 AM
AMC Increases ‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Episode Order to 16

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At the recent Television Critics Association press tour AMC announced that the episode order for the third season of their popular post-apocalyptic horror-drama The Walking Dead has been increased to 16, as opposed to 13 for the second season. They also released the poster for the show’s mid-season premiere next month.

You can check out the poster, featuring a stark and powerful shot of the show’s main character Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), and a press release here below.

The poster image is a likely reference to the chilling final moments of the recent mid-season finale. Without spoiling it for you if you haven’t been watching the show, it shows Rick, whose leadership of the group had been in question through the first half of the season due to his son almost dying from an accidental gunshot wound, forced to make a hard choice that no one else could.

The Walking Dead returns on Sunday February 12, 2012.

(http://www.geeksofdoom.com/GoD/img/2012/01/2012-01-15-walkingdeadseason2poster.jpg)


Interesting. I don't remember any other AMC drama getting bumped up to sixteen from the standard thirteen.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 24, 2012, 07:52:09 PM
 :D

http://www.movieweb.com/v/VICAUzMudeo8GC


Courtesy of mattwnelson's bookface.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 12, 2012, 10:41:32 AM
(http://acreativeuniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/the-walkin-dead.gif)

Comin' back at ya! Tonight!!!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 17, 2012, 02:04:15 PM
Surprised there haven't been any comments since the episode ran.  I finally watched it today.

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Post by: Bob on February 17, 2012, 02:10:37 PM
I loved the season start and curious what is going to happen now.
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Post by: MrTorso on February 17, 2012, 02:56:45 PM
I really hate when shows have characters do stupid things for the sake of conflict or whatever. Lori going after Rick and Greg to tell them something they already know and were working on was pointless....
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Post by: pezdrake on February 17, 2012, 03:53:57 PM
Agreed. 
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Post by: JimJ on February 17, 2012, 09:17:10 PM
I really hate when shows have characters do stupid things for the sake of conflict or whatever. Lori going after Rick and Greg to tell them something they already know and were working on was pointless....

I liked the episode overall, but I agree with this.  That made no sense at all.  Also, Rick and company had better find her on the way back to the farm.  Another half a season of aimlessly searching for a member of the group would be interminable.

The scene in the bar was excellent though.  THAT is what this show needs to be.
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Post by: Bob on February 18, 2012, 05:34:11 AM
I really hate when shows have characters do stupid things for the sake of conflict or whatever. Lori going after Rick and Greg to tell them something they already know and were working on was pointless....

I liked the episode overall, but I agree with this.  That made no sense at all.  Also, Rick and company had better find her on the way back to the farm.  Another half a season of aimlessly searching for a member of the group would be interminable.

The scene in the bar was excellent though.  THAT is what this show needs to be.

I totally trust someone in a bad situation doing bad things.......
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Post by: mattwnelson on February 18, 2012, 10:39:29 AM
Though it doesn't make much sense, I still liked Lori going after the others, because it is a very human thing to do. Sometimes people just do things that are a little out of character, or illogical, or flat-out stupid, because people make mistakes. Does it introduce unnecessary conflict? Well, maybe. But that's pretty realistic too. So far, I think this show has done a very good job of portraying its characters as actual people, with whatever that may bring.

My 2 cents, for what it's worth.

M@
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Post by: Tyrant on February 18, 2012, 02:02:13 PM
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 19, 2012, 10:28:44 PM
After tonight's episode, I think I get it. Lori doesn't like being left alone with Shane.
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Post by: JimJ on February 20, 2012, 09:10:25 PM
After tonight's episode, I think I get it. Lori doesn't like being left alone with Shane.

But didn't she ask Darryl to go first?  It was only when Darryl (rightfully) told her to fuck off, that she went herself.

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Post by: Bob on February 21, 2012, 03:25:41 AM
Their meeting with the other guy on the fence was terrific!   He should be an interesting guy......
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I wish I didn't know that.  I kind of wanted his appearance to be a surprise.

After tonight's episode, I think I get it. Lori doesn't like being left alone with Shane.

But didn't she ask Darryl to go first?  It was only when Darryl (rightfully) told her to fuck off, that she went herself.

Yeah, it's a good motivator in theory, but it doesn't completely jibe with what we've seen.  I just think it was an excuse to get herself in an accident, but if it's all leading to Shane's deceptions making Lori suspicious, then it's an idiot plot. I suppose it could be that everyone is acting dumb due to the big shock from the mid-season finale, I'd buy it in theory, but it's not something that is strongly felt.

Also, I think they kept hitting the Otis thing too hard.  I think the thing to make Lori more suspicious is him acting like a controlling asshole and trying to rape her that one time (I think someone commented on the latter, but I can find it.)

Still a good show, but it definitely has it's flaws.  Also, when did Andrea become the least likable character on the show,  Shane is more likable than Andrea at this point.

Still, I'm excited that things are finally going to happen and that Rick is going to stop being blind to who Shane is (even since the season started Rick's clearly distanced himself from Shane, with the exception of a hunting scene early on in the season.)

BTW, how did Hershel's son (or is it nephew) not die yet?  He's not so much a character as a set prop.  I am waiting for an episode where it suddenly switches to his POV and reveals a deep, interesting character.  That'd throw people off.

I hope Woodbury is for next season.  And I hope that Shane is dealt with (death/exile/lobotomized) at the end of this one.
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Post by: Tyrant on February 24, 2012, 05:45:52 PM
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I wish I didn't know that.  I kind of wanted his appearance to be a surprise.

   
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Post by: JimJ on February 24, 2012, 11:11:28 PM
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I wish I didn't know that.  I kind of wanted his appearance to be a surprise.

   
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 25, 2012, 12:05:58 PM
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I wish I didn't know that.  I kind of wanted his appearance to be a surprise.

   
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Post by: JimJ on February 25, 2012, 05:07:40 PM
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I wish I didn't know that.  I kind of wanted his appearance to be a surprise.

   
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Post by: karnyvore on February 25, 2012, 11:36:48 PM
Love the series and the comics but is anyone else tired of the way they'll introduce something only to seemingly drop it before anything good happens?  Lori's car crashes and now she's fine, or is anyone else waiting to see if Daryl's brother shows up and will be disappointed if he doesn't?

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Also glad the thread is here as some of you may be interested in my first iRiff for The Walking Dead: Season 1 Episode 1.  It should be up with in the next week or two.

Can't wait for tomorrow's episode!
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Post by: pezdrake on February 29, 2012, 05:57:56 PM
I think Dwight Yoakam would have made an awesome Governor.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 01, 2012, 07:59:41 AM
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Post by: Bob on March 05, 2012, 04:19:59 AM
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Yeah, that was a shock, wasn't it?
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Post by: wurwolf on March 05, 2012, 06:28:49 AM
I really wasn't expecting it.

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Post by: ScottotD on March 05, 2012, 06:35:47 AM
Best episode of Walking Dead ever? I think so

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Post by: karnyvore on March 05, 2012, 10:35:14 AM
I was absolutely shocked by the ending this week!  I understand the need to diverge from the comics so the show can stay engaging but wow!

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Post by: Tyrant on March 05, 2012, 01:00:53 PM
Best episode of Walking Dead ever? I think so

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 05, 2012, 10:38:51 PM
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Definitely a shock ending.

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Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2012, 01:55:34 AM
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Post by: mattwnelson on March 06, 2012, 05:28:25 PM
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Post by: MrTorso on March 11, 2012, 10:02:40 AM
Can't we agree that once the show has aired and there is sufficient notice in the thread title that there are spoliers, the use of spoiler tags is not needed?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 11, 2012, 10:54:51 AM
Can't we agree that once the show has aired and there is sufficient notice in the thread title that there are spoliers, the use of spoiler tags is not needed?

No. These posts show up in the "Recent Posts" pages.
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Post by: MrTorso on March 11, 2012, 01:06:49 PM
Can't we agree that once the show has aired and there is sufficient notice in the thread title that there are spoliers, the use of spoiler tags is not needed?

No. These posts show up in the "Recent Posts" pages.

The thread shows up but not the actual posts. If you don't want spoilers in a thread that says "may contain spoilers" why read it?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 11, 2012, 01:10:27 PM
Can't we agree that once the show has aired and there is sufficient notice in the thread title that there are spoliers, the use of spoiler tags is not needed?

No. These posts show up in the "Recent Posts" pages.

The thread shows up but not the actual posts. If you don't want spoilers in a thread that says "may contain spoilers" why read it?

I guess you're not familiar with this feature.

(http://i.imgur.com/IFBZL.jpg)
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Post by: MrTorso on March 11, 2012, 01:30:21 PM
Yeah i guess not. I always just use the new replies and unread and go through the threads that way.   I just find it a tad tedious to have to click on 5 posts in a row that have spoiler tags. Especially when the expectation of spoilers is spelled out in the thread title.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 11, 2012, 01:35:00 PM
Yeah i guess not. I always just use the new replies and unread and go through the threads that way.   I just find it a tad tedious to have to click on 5 posts in a row that have spoiler tags. Especially when the expectation of spoilers is spelled out in the thread title.

Well, as we know, not everybody browses the forum the same way, and the posts show up in full in the Recent Posts pages, so go ahead and keep those spoiler tags coming! A couple extra mouse clicks is probably worth not spoiling anything from the show. :)
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Post by: MrTorso on March 11, 2012, 01:55:51 PM
Oh I know that people browse the forum in different ways and I know that when we used to talk Lost we didn't use spoiler tags for every single post when something big happened and no one complained. It just makes the discussion flow better. Where do you draw the line?  If I want to talk about past events do I have to spoiler tag this:

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or this:

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2 seasons from now are we still going to have to spoiler that
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On other forums the usual MO is to spoiler tag things read about upcoming episodes or your own speculations about where things are headed. But once the episode aired that was fair game.

Also all this is just my 2 cents. I just posed the question.

anyway back on topic:

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>:D
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 11, 2012, 02:00:00 PM
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Post by: Tripe on March 11, 2012, 02:06:10 PM
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 11, 2012, 02:09:36 PM
Is there an "Applause" button?
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Post by: Tripe on March 11, 2012, 02:12:48 PM
I could also have put an image of Marduk at the top, which was my first inclination, but then I thought people would be more likely to appreciate a reference that was closer to home for most of them. :)
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Post by: Bob on March 11, 2012, 07:05:38 PM
Wow, was that a great episode!
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Post by: Kete on March 12, 2012, 08:37:18 AM
I haven't read the comic at all, so I was rather shocked about last night's episode.  I'm really surprised that they didn't draw out that story-line any more.

Oh, and....
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Post by: ScottotD on March 12, 2012, 08:40:47 AM
Wow, the last 3 eps have been amazing
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Post by: Bob on March 12, 2012, 08:46:47 AM
I cannot wait to see what happens in the season final next week.
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Post by: ScottotD on March 12, 2012, 09:02:45 AM
I honestly forgot T-Dog was still alive until this ep
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 12, 2012, 12:26:47 PM
It was an OK episode, but the big climax was kind of dull.  I think most of us knew more or less how it was going to go down, but since the show's strongest suit is it's surprises, I was expecting more of a twist or wrinkle to it.

Still, I totally called that

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Post by: Tyrant on March 12, 2012, 12:43:07 PM
Well, I'm stoked after last night's ep (although I'm generally stoked over this show anyway).
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Post by: karnyvore on March 12, 2012, 02:58:18 PM
I'm very excited for next week's episode and sad that it'll be the last for awhile.  I think the season overall has played out to great effect and I expect the finale will leave me screaming for more!

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Post by: Tyrant on March 12, 2012, 04:13:49 PM
I'm very excited for next week's episode and sad that it'll be the last for awhile.  I think the season overall has played out to great effect and I expect the finale will leave me screaming for more!

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Post by: MrTorso on March 12, 2012, 10:02:45 PM
I liked the episode, but I think they dropped the ball with Carl and played it safe.
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Post by: dignan on March 13, 2012, 03:45:06 AM
Speaking of spoilers:

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6739482/official-spoiler-rules

(no spoilers)

Also, I hope season 3 takes them to places familiar to the book readers.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 13, 2012, 07:57:58 AM
Their own houses?  That's kind of meta.
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Post by: Kete on March 13, 2012, 07:59:54 AM
Their own houses?  That's kind of meta.

I think he means libraries.
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Post by: Bob on March 19, 2012, 03:41:20 AM
Nice season two that just ended and set up for season three was well set.

Good old AMC show......and The Killing season two starts on April 1st.
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Post by: ScottotD on March 19, 2012, 10:21:18 AM
LOVED IT!  ;D

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/375015_10150630345662807_6363207806_9346538_850737119_n.jpg)
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Post by: wurwolf on March 26, 2012, 10:15:59 AM
My husband posted this (http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-best-memes-from-the-walking-dead-season-two) on Facebook this morning. Pretty funny stuff. My personal favorite, because he's totally my favorite character, too:

(http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal05/2012/3/20/16/enhanced-buzz-23579-1332275304-14.jpg)

Finally got to see the finale and the penultimate episode over the weekend. What a great ending! I haven't read any of the books but from what I understand the tv show is largely divergent from the books because both Anna and APGIL were surprised by some of the things that happened. Really cool stuff.
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Post by: karnyvore on April 15, 2012, 11:21:30 AM
At the risk of shameless self promotion I hope you'll forgive me but I thought some of you might be interested in my first iriff.  Especially now that the season is over, go back and laugh at the beginning.  Let me know what you guys think.  Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/v/Eb8oLwslOn8&feature=g-upl&context=G2981579AUAAAAAAAAAA
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Post by: Bob on June 03, 2012, 07:21:37 AM
And on another spin.... Is news that bad that they keep reporting Bath Salts make people zombies?   

And Walking Dead will be making some soon?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 08:32:54 AM
And Walking Dead will be making some soon?
News, Bath Salts or zombies?
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Post by: Bob on June 03, 2012, 08:44:22 AM
Bath Salts. 

AMC is going to have them on their hands in July.........I want some.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 08:49:46 AM
Bath Salts. 

AMC is going to have them on their hands in July.........I want some.

That's really more of a Walter White racket, isn't it?
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Post by: Bob on June 03, 2012, 09:18:06 AM
Bath Salts. 

AMC is going to have them on their hands in July.........I want some.

Now THAT would be a great season Five

That's really more of a Walter White racket, isn't it?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 11:14:36 PM
The Governor's new, admittedly less threatening look.  I wonder how different he'll be from the comics beyond look.

(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/80/80943/gov_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg)
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 13, 2012, 03:31:14 PM
COMIC-CON TRAILER

http://www.youtube.com/v/V9_lkap-uFA?version=3&hl=en_US

 :scared:
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 13, 2012, 05:39:52 PM
The shit, it has become real.  Cannot wait.

Although, Michonne and her ridiculous samurai sword play out as ridiculously onscreen as it does on the page.  Stupid fanboy service.

Otherwise, a most effective trailer.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on July 14, 2012, 04:35:45 AM
MERYL!!!
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Post by: Bob on July 14, 2012, 05:09:56 AM
This looks awesome!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 17, 2012, 12:24:51 PM
Looks mostly promising, but this governor doesn't really have enough of a presence yet.  Prove me wrong TV show.
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Post by: Bob on July 17, 2012, 12:46:47 PM
So, i have the comics on my ipad, should i start reading them yet...........or still wait?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 18, 2012, 05:27:35 PM
Dude, seriously, you got to read the fuck out of those.
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Post by: MrTorso on July 18, 2012, 05:46:41 PM
So, i have the comics on my ipad, should i start reading them yet...........or still wait?

The comics are great and I think that the TV show, while it will probably end up in the same place, it takes a different route to get there.  Just watching this trailer you can pick out all the differences and how it is similar it is not exactly like the comics.
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Post by: Bob on July 18, 2012, 06:39:10 PM
Thanks guys.......reading has begun
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 16, 2012, 09:21:04 PM
Seeds

Much more promising after the problems of last season.  I think it helps that they are having threats that will go beyond "Are we staying on this farm", "I think we should stay on this farm" or "agriculture, yea or nay?" (unless the writers try to transpose the same arguments to "jail", but at least that would be a lot more tense.

Looks like we'll be losing another cast member next week, and the big shock is it's not T-Dawg.  Also shocking: T-Dawg is still on the show.

Michonne is interesting, but she doesn't get to do much yet.  Luckily next episode will probably be heavy on her, especially since it's the governor's debut.  And anyone else who watched the preview in the summer should expect another surprise.  High hopes for this season turning things around.  Especially the scene where Maggie's sister who's name I don't remember is singing.  One of the things in the comic I liked when they got to the prison is they started letting their hair down and worked and relaxed.  They could have done that on the farm, but everyone was so mopey.  I think it's time to realize that release is a very important part of mental well-being after the apocalypse.

Also, I wonder if the dynamic with the prisoners will get a change this time around.  I certainly want to be surprised (in a mid-season 2 kind of way, not an "everything leading up to it" way).
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Post by: Bob on October 17, 2012, 04:10:39 AM
I was pleased,
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Post by: MrTorso on October 17, 2012, 04:38:19 AM
So it really took them what 3-4 months since the last episode of Season 2 to find the prison?  When/where did they get silencers? Especially if they spent all that time going in circles and didn't find the prison right away....
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Post by: Bob on October 17, 2012, 04:47:14 AM
I can see that.   They drove around looking for a place to stay, would stay there for a bit, see trouble and move around some until they found a new place.   

For the guns and bullets, they could have run by stores that sold them (tons do) or someone had them in their house.  Heck, they would love to stop by my house and see what I have.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on October 17, 2012, 12:28:03 PM
I love this show!  But I need to know Morgan and Duane are still alive!  Really, I need to know!

You should know my desperation by use of exclamation points!  Really!
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 04, 2012, 10:11:35 PM
Well tonight's episode was intense.

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Post by: Bob on November 05, 2012, 04:00:03 AM
Yeah, lots of stuff sure happened last night and the future seems interesting too
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 06, 2012, 01:34:44 PM
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The funny things was I was thinking, "Oh, T-Dogg actually has some lines this episode.  Maybe the writers will take advantage of the fact that he's been a non-entity for so long to surprise us with a unique worldview of he's dead."  Strange as it sounds, this is probably the perfect time to start getting hope.  Yeah, Lori's dead, but maybe now that the cast has to raise this child together in a "It Takes a Village" kind of way, there will be a sense that not all joy has been sucked out of living.  Now is also a great time to give us more Glen and maybe some humour.  After all the dourness as of late, it would be nice to remind the characters that there is a reason to keep going.  Not necessarily Rick yet, but much of the cast.  After all, it'll make it all the more horrible if they start making progress and then the Governor finally meets them.
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Post by: lassieface on November 07, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
Dang! Season 2 made me stop watching it was so dull. Very glad I jumped back in because this season has been fantastic! Absolutely pleased as punch.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2012, 02:38:29 PM
Yeah, season 2 was pretty boring.  It had a fantastic mid-season cliffhanger, but at the expense of pacing.  Also, Glen needs more screen time.  He's really the audience identification character to me.  I want to get more into him.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on November 14, 2012, 04:31:59 PM
Great episode!

Rick finally snapped.  He needed to.  And who was on the phone????

And Daryl.  I've had a crush on Norman Reedus since Boondock Saints.  I've enjoyed watching the evolution of his character and if he dies I will be very pissed.  Seeing him cuddle that baby gave me such joy...
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Post by: Tyrant on November 14, 2012, 04:50:12 PM

Rick finally snapped.  He needed to.  And who was on the phone????


  Well, if they go with the comic,
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Post by: Bob on November 14, 2012, 05:14:17 PM
I'm getting the comic books on my iPad, but I do NOT to read them to get ahead of the show because I do not want to learn stuff before it airs.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 14, 2012, 06:09:25 PM

Rick finally snapped.  He needed to.  And who was on the phone????


  Well, if they go with the comic,
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I thought that this came a little soon.  It really meant something different when it happened in the comics.  Still, curious to see where they go with it.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 03, 2012, 10:25:15 AM
At the mid-point and things are finally shaping up.  Unlike the last mid-season finale, the big surprise comes at the beginning of the episode than the end.  Glad to see another great character from the comics but...

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Post by: Bob on December 03, 2012, 10:29:12 AM
Wow, that was a good episode and I cannot wait to see what happens after a little holiday break for us all.

Guess I gotta start reading the comix now.
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 03, 2012, 10:50:54 AM
I got bapped quite a few times by Tyrant last night when I couldn't resist some good ol' fashioned dismemberment puns.

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Post by: lassieface on December 03, 2012, 06:25:43 PM
I got bapped quite a few times by Tyrant last night when I couldn't resist some good ol' fashioned dismemberment puns.

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Post by: pezdrake on December 04, 2012, 03:53:07 AM
I just don't feel that Michonne shouldn't have as much motivation to stick it to the governor as she did in the comics. 

I felt the same way.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on December 04, 2012, 03:59:00 PM
If they kill Darryl I will be seriously upset, he's my favorite character

Good mid-season finale though, anyone know how long we have to wait?

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Post by: Pak-Man on December 04, 2012, 04:16:29 PM
February 10th.
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Post by: JimJ on December 04, 2012, 09:51:22 PM
So, this happened: L.I. Man Shoots Girlfriend After Argument Over TV Show ‘The Walking Dead’ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/04/cops-l-i-man-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-shooting-friend-in-back/)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 05, 2012, 12:24:33 PM
"I think T-Dog was more pointless character"

"I think that Maggie's sister is!"
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 22, 2012, 09:41:58 AM
AMC Renews 'The Walking Dead' for Fourth Season; Showrunner Glen Mazzara Departing


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Mazzara becomes the second showrunner to exit the zombie drama based on the comics by Robert Kirkman.

AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fourth season -- without showrunner Glen Mazzara, who has parted ways with cable's top series.

"Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward and conclude that it is best to part ways," AMC said in a statement. "This decision is amicable, and Glen will remain on for postproduction on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer. (Filming on season three already has concluded, with the second half of episodes set to return to AMC in February.)

A replacement has yet to be announced, but sources tell The Holywood Reporter that the series might elevate a current member of the show's writing staff.

Mazzara's contributions to the zombie drama have been widely hailed by critics, with the series landing on several best of 2012 lists (including that of THR's Tim Goodman) and being praised for its turnaround in pacing -- THR deemed the series a 2012 Rule Breaker for its willingness to take big swings, including killing off major characters midseason.

Mazzara, who as a freelancer penned a season-one episode, was brought in as an exec producer under Frank Darabont ahead of season two. He ultimately was tapped to replace Darabont, who helped shepherd the series to the screen and was fired after refuting budget cuts to the drama.

"My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season three, it’s time to move on," Mazzara said in a statement. "I have told the stories I wanted to tell and connected with our fans on a level that I never imagined. It doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey."

Interesting; real game of musical showrunners, here.
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Post by: MrTorso on December 22, 2012, 04:47:15 PM
This is going to be a show that just goes downhill fast. Another showrunner, no real regards for the comic. We will see if they can actually let a black man on the show do ANYTHING....  T-Dog was given nothing to do or say until his last eps. Then you had Oscar? That was his name right? I honestly couldn't tell you what his name was until he was killed, and what was he doing prior??  He was carrying all the bags when the group went to Woodbury. It was terrible.  Maybe 3rd times the charm with Tyreese.

Also Michonne's constant Gary Coleman pout has to go. "Whatchu talkin' bout Andrea?"

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 24, 2012, 02:25:35 AM
This is going to be a show that just goes downhill fast. Another showrunner, no real regards for the comic. We will see if they can actually let a black man on the show do ANYTHING....  T-Dog was given nothing to do or say until his last eps. Then you had Oscar? That was his name right? I honestly couldn't tell you what his name was until he was killed, and what was he doing prior??  He was carrying all the bags when the group went to Woodbury. It was terrible.  Maybe 3rd times the charm with Tyreese.


"No real regards for the comic" doesn't bother me so much since the creator himself pointed out the advantage for longtime fans of mixing things up.  There are some good changes and some bad changes (way to early for Rick to get the phone call in my opinion).  Sides, the comic sometimes had a lot of long expositional dialogue that the show should have gotten away from.

But the issue of the black characters?  Yeah, what the Hell?  I have high hopes for Tyreese since he was a great character in the comic and Rick can have a friend again (look at everyone around him and I think you'll see comrades in arms and true allies but no real confidants) but the others where such non-characters that there dying seemed to mean nothing at all, like the show was holding onto T-Dog for the sole purpose of finding an opportune time to kill him.  There is Michonne, but it doesn't seem the writers have a handle on her character yet, except she's black and badass.  That's a good starting point, but there doesn't seem to be much more yet.

Having Darabont leave was probably why season 2 was so problemtic and Glen leaving could be a problem but the new showrunner might be able to make it work even better.  Hard to say.  But I would say that season 3, for all it's problems, is an improvement over season 2.  Let's just hope it keeps getting better and gives Michonne and Tyreese and stronger relationship.
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Post by: MrTorso on March 03, 2013, 11:30:33 PM
So.. does this half of the season stink or is it just me?  Latest episode. The Carl/Rick/Michonne show.... Rick's hometown is a leisurely drive from the prison? There is no time reference this season at all. Last week's episode... Just how long was Rick running around the prison perimieter? an hour? a day?
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Post by: Bob on March 04, 2013, 03:13:07 AM
I think it's just you...... I'm enjoying it.

Of course, that could be just me too.
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Post by: JimJ on March 04, 2013, 08:53:24 AM
I think it's just you...... I'm enjoying it.

Of course, that could be just me too.

I agree, I actually thought last night's episode was one of the best, mainly because the actor who plays
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Post by: MrTorso on March 04, 2013, 09:45:49 AM
I did like all the Michael Rooker action last week.
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Post by: Bob on March 04, 2013, 09:51:18 AM
I enjoyed that the two men who interacted most in the show as Atlanta southern guys are really both English.

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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 05, 2013, 04:32:40 PM
Darrell's still on the show so I'm good,

damn, but he turns me on
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 24, 2013, 11:13:36 PM
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Post by: Bob on March 25, 2013, 04:00:08 AM
Turns out the guy who plays the governor is English too.

Maybe Georgia is all filled with English people......
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Post by: Kete on March 25, 2013, 06:02:04 AM
What? Michael Rooker is English?  He sure had me fooled.
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Post by: Bob on March 25, 2013, 07:11:34 AM
I'm glad Rooker has a chance to play such a cool role.  A lot of movies give him "kinda the same" roll to play, you know, the crazy bad guy, but not many scenes where he can act and get you to understand why he is the way he is.  Nice to see a cool role here.....same for the guy playing his brother too.  I mean, you cannot make Boondock Saints movies EVERY year (damn it!!!)
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Post by: lassieface on March 25, 2013, 03:01:20 PM
The Brits are steelin' r jerbs!
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 25, 2013, 03:28:49 PM
The Brits and Australians

They must be stopped
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Post by: Kete on March 27, 2013, 08:45:56 PM
I really can't stand Chris Hardwick.  I think he's too cocky, and not very funny.  I can't watch the show even if Reggie is a guest.  By the way, they are working on 20 something new episodes of Comedy Bang  Bang.
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Post by: ScottotD on March 27, 2013, 08:51:54 PM
I like Chris a lot.
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Post by: MrTorso on March 27, 2013, 09:06:29 PM
I'm glad Rooker has a chance to play such a cool role.  A lot of movies give him "kinda the same" roll to play, you know, the crazy bad guy, but not many scenes where he can act and get you to understand why he is the way he is.  Nice to see a cool role here.....same for the guy playing his brother too.  I mean, you cannot make Boondock Saints movies EVERY year (damn it!!!)

Rooker's best role ever and the one that made me a fan of his since 1986 is:

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Post by: Pak-Man on March 27, 2013, 09:39:44 PM
Chris Hardwick grows on you. It's fun to watch him geek out about the show.
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Post by: MrTorso on March 27, 2013, 09:56:54 PM
Chris Hardwick grows on you. It's fun to watch him geek out about the show.

I was hoping that when he was dating Janet Varney he would show up on a RiffTrax.  He was great in House of 1000 Corpses!
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Post by: ScottotD on March 27, 2013, 10:20:43 PM
With Jonah Ray being such a huge fan & Matt doing Star Drek I'm surprised they haven't done anything for RiffTrax yet.
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Post by: lassieface on March 29, 2013, 10:41:12 AM
There needs to be more crossover on the movie podcasts. Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made, and Nerdist would all be great at Riffing.
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Post by: Kete on May 08, 2013, 07:37:50 AM
I started reading the comic.  It's good, but not nearly as good as the show.  I'm up to vol 3 (the prison).  I couldn't believe that the comic doesn't have
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The comic just doesn't have the heart that the show does.  The comic just feels like characters moving from one place to another.  The show is able to take it's time and really get into the details.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 12, 2013, 11:34:28 AM
Good finale.  Andrea's gone and hopefully Lori will stay gone.   Darryl's still alive and as hot as ever.  The Govenor has gone psycho.  And Carl is turning into an uncaring killing machine.

Interested to see where this goes.
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Post by: Kete on May 12, 2013, 01:11:40 PM
I started reading the comic.  It's good, but not nearly as good as the show.  I'm up to vol 3 (the prison).  I couldn't believe that the comic doesn't have
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The comic just doesn't have the heart that the show does.  The comic just feels like characters moving from one place to another.  The show is able to take it's time and really get into the details.

Give it time!

I'm going to stop when I catch up to the series.  I am enjoying it.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 13, 2013, 08:34:38 PM
Ka-Bump!
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Post by: Raven on October 13, 2013, 09:04:48 PM
Nice cliffhanger for the first episode of the season.  I'm a little curious what type of illness Patrick had that he went from feeling a little sick to dropping dead later that day.  I wonder if they're gonna figure out that he was sick or if they'll think there's some kind of traitor and it turns into a John Carpenter's The Thing situation.
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Post by: mattwnelson on October 13, 2013, 09:52:49 PM
 What I'm wondering is if he got bit somehow and managed to hide it.
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Post by: Raven on October 14, 2013, 01:17:31 AM
I'm betting it's tied into the death of the pig.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 14, 2013, 07:26:55 AM
I suspect an unrelated airborne virus. If Bubonic Plague or some other similar sickness were to outbreak in the Walking Dead universe, you'd get sick, die, zombify.
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Post by: Kete on October 14, 2013, 07:35:21 AM
Was there some relation to the zombie with the weird eyes?  Maybe it's a zombie that can infect from a distance.
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Post by: mattwnelson on October 14, 2013, 12:46:40 PM
Was there some relation to the zombie with the weird eyes?  Maybe it's a zombie that can infect from a distance.

 Was it supposed to have weird eyes? I thought they were just torn out and a convenient, memorable zombie for Rick to stare at thoughtfully. but maybe I'm not thinking about it hard enough.
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Post by: ScottotD on October 15, 2013, 04:43:13 AM
Am I the only one who got the idea Patrick was... more than friends with that pig?  :o
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Post by: lassieface on October 15, 2013, 04:37:44 PM
My friend asked me what the appeal of the show was. I couldn't answer.

It sucks, because The Walking Dead is very nearly a good show. They have a ton of interesting concepts and characters that they do absolutely nothing with. It's really sad, because this could be a great show.
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Post by: mearnest on October 15, 2013, 09:03:14 PM
I was just thinking about this the other day after I did a marathon of Breaking Bad and was amazed at how tight that show was.  I'm a fan of Walking Dead, but it's nowhere near as good as it could be.  I think it's the revolving door of showrunners.  It just seems really aimless at times.
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Post by: JimJ on October 15, 2013, 09:09:20 PM
I'm really happy to see Larry Gilliard Jr. (DeAngelo Barksdale from The Wire) getting work.  Hopefully they give him some interesting stuff to do and don't kill him off immediately.  They hinted pretty heavily that his character had an alcohol problem, so I guess we'll see where they go with that.
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Post by: JimJ on October 20, 2013, 10:54:13 PM
I'm starting to get very cautiously optimistic about the direction this show is going.  Two very solid episodes in a row is practically unheard of for this show, at least for the past couple of seasons.  Not saying it's perfect, or that there's any chance of it reaching Breaking Bad levels of quality, but the season is off to a good start IMO, at least by Walking Dead standards.
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Post by: Raven on October 21, 2013, 01:06:38 AM
I love this show and I loved Breaking Bad.  If the story telling was as tight as with Breaking Bad this would quickly turn into every zombie movie ever made and I doubt I would like it nearly as much.  The point of the show is supposed to be the shear helplessness of their situation and an ever building sense that they are all fucked.  I hated how everyone bitched about the lack of zombies in the second season.  The zombies are the set dressing, not the story.  Each season is about a new aspect of fear on top of the dire circumstances that the characters have to deal with.

The first season was about trying to wait for help and then finding out that help isn't coming. 

The second was about the fear of losing of a child coupled with denial of some characters about what the situation actually was.

The third was fear of authority figures, in both the governor and the Rickatorship and how that leadership was effecting the people in the 2 communities. 

This season appears to be about disease and mother nature itself and being unable to fight it as if the dead walking wasn't enough.  I'm really liking where this appears to be going as they didn't have this storyline in the comic.   
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Post by: TeamRAD on October 21, 2013, 01:27:14 AM

So the prison went kosher?

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Post by: pezdrake on October 25, 2013, 08:17:09 AM
Agreed.  The people who complain that there is not enough zombie action are missing the point.  Its the other survivors that present the greatest threat.  TWD is about how people act and relate to eachother when you have a constant threat of death and violence around you every day. 
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Post by: Lembach on October 28, 2013, 01:25:09 AM
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Post by: Trekker4747 on October 30, 2013, 09:15:08 PM
Yeah.... I'm no fan of Manson but good-grief! What was he on that night?!
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Post by: gbeenie on November 05, 2013, 09:38:47 PM
Carol's been my favorite character so far this season; and even in my house, Rick's decision is EXTREMELY divisive (which I love).
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 05, 2013, 09:49:02 PM
Yeah, this season is a bit quieter, but it has been the most solid so far (still hasn't lived up to the potential of the pilot).  The show has recovered nicely from the problems in season 2 and the characters have been getting stronger, particularly Carol.  Rick's decision would not have been mine, but it was interesting.

I liked the bit with the guy throwing Rick the fruit.  The show has a problem with being humourless, so that was a nice touch.  I don't necessarily want it to be a fun time show, but a bit more laughs (even dark ones) and fun to remind us why we want to spend time with these characters would be nice, so that it stings more when they go or that it is more rewarding when it is victorious.  C'mon, make Glen fun again!  He was the show's strongest asset when the show started.  Hopefully with Scott Gimple being the showrunner, we'll get more of that.

Also, the show has two black characters now!  Weird.

I'm hoping the next episode marks the end of the plague arc.
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Post by: Lembach on November 13, 2013, 12:23:28 AM
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Post by: Trekker4747 on November 24, 2013, 12:44:34 PM
I actually liked the Governor-centric episode more than it seems most people did. I think it went a long way to, almost, making The Governor something of a sympathetic or at least and understandable character.  It'll be interesting to see if they're trying to do a "redemption arc" on him to get him to join the prison group (which I doubt, it'd take quite a lot to get Rick, Michonne and Daryl to accept him into the prison group) or if they're trying to redeem him on "some" level so his eventual turn-around back to the Darkside will be more of a shock.

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Post by: Raven on November 24, 2013, 02:37:45 PM
I'd be in favor of Rick and them cutting the Governor down in front of the new girls and how they react to his outright murder with absolutely no context from Rick and crew. 
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Post by: Bob on February 17, 2014, 02:46:27 PM
Ditto
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Post by: JimJ on February 19, 2014, 02:12:36 PM
Tyreese leaving two small girls alone in the woods with a crying baby is perhaps the stupidest thing anyone has ever done on this show, and that is saying something. Pretty good episode overall though. The part with Glen and Tara was probably my favorite part.  I really hated Tara when she was introduced in the first half of the season, but I'm starting to warm up to her. Should be interesting to see how Maggie reacts when she finds out her husband is hanging out with someone who is at least partially responsible for her father's death.
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Post by: lassieface on February 19, 2014, 05:23:00 PM
I give up AMC. This could have been great. I'm out!
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Post by: gbeenie on February 19, 2014, 11:36:53 PM
Don't let the door hit you on the ass.
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Post by: Lembach on March 24, 2014, 04:17:56 AM
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Post by: Lembach on March 31, 2014, 11:44:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/taPTjAp5GSs
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Post by: Lembach on April 05, 2014, 08:47:45 PM
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 19, 2014, 10:17:34 PM
I'm 3 episodes from the end of season 4...

HOW COULD THEY ALLUDE TO A DOG DYING?! Saddest moment in the entire series for me...
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Post by: Kete on October 13, 2014, 08:27:50 AM
I gotta say, the season premiere was pretty sweet.
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Post by: ScottotD on October 13, 2014, 08:44:30 AM
HOLY SHIT!

What an episode.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 13, 2014, 09:49:22 AM
I like how
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Post by: Trekker4747 on October 13, 2014, 05:35:39 PM
That was probably the most satisfying season premiere I've seen in quite some time, certainly one of the better (if not the best) cliffhanger resolutions.  Holy cow! The brutal opening bit in the slaughter-house, the action with Carol (a character I've never really liked) the brutality coming out more in Rick with wanting to call all of the Termites, the rage I had at wanting to kill the guy threatening to snap Judith's neck, the touching reunion of Daryl and Carol and the heartbreaking reunion with Rick/Carl and Judith.  And Morgan!

That was just a fantastic episode and sucked me back in for the season.

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 13, 2014, 07:38:42 PM
That was a hell of a premier, but I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said >:(
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Post by: jonalame on October 13, 2014, 08:30:32 PM
 I haven't actually had a show make me feel such a range of emotion in a while. As a comic reader, my eyes widened everytime
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I was so mad at Carol for her merciless slaughter while at the same time appreciating her saving the group. I hated the guy in the shack and wanted him dead, but cringed and nearly shuddered as he was clubbed to death. I couldn't help but wonder if that group of people Rick gunned down with the AK had anything to do with the cannibalism. I almost dropped a tear watching Curl and Durl reunite and had to sniffle a few times when Rick went from "Kill 'Em All!" to "Far From Here!" as he was reunited with his child.

 All in all, one of the most violent 45 minutes I've seen on television. I'm having a hard time deciding which was gratuitous and which was deserved. What a way to start the season. It could have used more Anthony the Turtle.
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Post by: lassieface on October 14, 2014, 07:08:38 PM
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I'm hoping this season keeps going like the second half of last season. Glad they didn't linger on Terminus.
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Post by: Kete on October 14, 2014, 07:33:36 PM
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I'm hoping this season keeps going like the second half of last season. Glad they didn't linger on Terminus.

I love Godfather 3. Best in the trilogy.
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Post by: jonalame on October 14, 2014, 07:54:57 PM
Leave the movie, take the cannoli.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 20, 2014, 07:30:47 AM
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Post by: Trekker4747 on October 20, 2014, 04:43:33 PM
Got to say, he did look delicious.

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Post by: MrTorso on October 21, 2014, 06:48:16 AM
That's what they get for not letting Rick get them all!
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Post by: Kete on October 21, 2014, 10:27:41 AM
That's what they get for not letting Rick get them all!

I blame Judith.  Stupid baby.
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Post by: jonalame on October 22, 2014, 03:30:55 PM
I think the reason Bob went off by himself crying is he got bit... on his leg!
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Post by: wurwolf on October 23, 2014, 11:11:17 AM
That's exactly what we thought. So maybe the Terminus crew did Bob a favor and themselves a disservice.
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Post by: Lembach on October 23, 2014, 11:13:03 PM
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 24, 2014, 09:51:08 AM
Damn, that episode was intense.

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Post by: Trekker4747 on October 26, 2014, 08:39:29 PM
Nope the shoulder. :)

I was expecting him to have been bitten as well and was surprised to see the end of Gareth and the Termites so soon in the season.  I'm glad because I'm not sure how long that story could have gone on and am glad to see us continue to Alexandrea Safe Zone story-line but looks like we deal with Daryl/Beth/Carol next week.

Good episode, I liked how it sort-of "supported" Rick as more-or-less being a good man, he just has to resort to this brutality in order to keep his group alive.  Also good to see Abraham showing him a degree or two of respect, just wish Mr. Mullet would have spoken up and told Abraham they'll wait until Rick and the rest of the group are ready to go once they know what happened to/reunite with Daryl.

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Post by: Pak-Man on October 27, 2014, 07:59:59 AM
So it just dawned on me. Carol has become intensely awesome over the course of the last couple episodes. Based on the show's track record, I don't think she's gonna make it out of the next episode...
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Post by: MrTorso on October 27, 2014, 09:53:10 AM
"Tainted meat!!" "Tainted meat!!"
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 27, 2014, 12:47:27 PM
So it just dawned on me. Carol has become intensely awesome over the course of the last couple episodes. Based on the show's track record, I don't think she's gonna make it out of the next episode...

I'm not sure what you're talking about, last few episodes. Carol's been growing steadily more badass as the series has gone on. Judging by Darryl's cliffhanger at the end of this episode, though, I'm scared for her safety T_T
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 27, 2014, 01:12:46 PM
She's been getting better, but she had a long way to go. It was when she went all commando on Terminus that I was fully sold on her. And that should be the big warning sign. My history with the show goes something like: (SPOILERED BECAUSE OF THE SUPER-SPOILERY NATURE OF EVERYTHING IN IT, DESPITE IT BEING WELL PAST THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON MOST OF THEM)

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 27, 2014, 04:29:05 PM
She's been getting better, but she had a long way to go. It was when she went all commando on Terminus that I was fully sold on her. And that should be the big warning sign. My history with the show goes something like: (SPOILERED BECAUSE OF THE SUPER-SPOILERY NATURE OF EVERYTHING IN IT, DESPITE IT BEING WELL PAST THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON MOST OF THEM)

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Thanks for reminding me why I hate Carl. I'd nearly forgotten.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on October 27, 2014, 05:31:42 PM
Honestly, I think Carol's raid on Terminus was a bit contrived.  I just did not buy into it that much, I'll accept she's become more adept with a gun and all of that but this is a woman who a little more than a year ago was afraid of her own shadow and, most notably, certainly afraid of her husband's shadow.  Improbable headshots are a trope of this series, and the genre, but her little walk through Terminus was a bit over-the-top capped off with her being able to aim a bottle-rocket in order to blow-up a propane storage tank.

For me, Carol hasn't bought the leeway or awesome yet to be another Rick, or Daryl or to pretty much be a Jack Bauer of the Zombie Apocalypse.  It just didn't seem to flow that naturally from the events we've seen happen.

I think she's well past her time to be ex-ed off.  I've nothing against the actress but I just don't dig the character and at this point I feel like the show is telling me she's a bad-ass we should all be rooting for rather than selling me on the idea through the progression of events.   Daryl bought that, climbing up from redneck-idiot to badass with a crossbow.  Carol? We're told pretty much overnight that she's "become pretty good with a gun" shortly before she almost shoots Rick (season 3 opener) then by the time season 4 rolls around she's a hardcore badass teaching kids in the prison about guns then in season 5 she's walking through a herd of walkers and blowing up propane tanks with bottle rockets.

No progression, no building of all of this, it just happens.  Feh.

The cast is heavy and with some stuff I've seen is just going to get heavier so someone needs to leave and I suspect it'll likely be her as there's still more to do with the other characters.  I think they've done about as much as they can with Carol before they just flat-out turn her into Woody Harrelson's character from "Zombieland."

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Post by: wurwolf on October 28, 2014, 11:36:38 AM
It's because she doesn't have a penis, isn't it?
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 28, 2014, 11:59:38 AM
I just figured her time in exile was probably spent becoming really good at living around walkers to the point where she could direct them like she did. If it hadn't been spent that way, she'd be zombie-chow. The bottle rocket was a tiny bit Hollywood, but it didn't have to be pinpoint-accurate. It just had to land near enough to where all that gas was released to set things off.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 03, 2014, 07:10:00 AM
That was really gory. I almost couldn't watch... and I literally screamed a couple of times. Fucking hell, Beth is a bit of a badass... Also... cliffhangers... god damn.
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 03, 2014, 07:40:04 AM
And now I'm starting to really appreciate Beth. Darnit, if they keep making all of their characters likable, I'm not going to be able to tell who's gonna die!
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Post by: Trekker4747 on November 03, 2014, 03:57:42 PM
It's because she doesn't have a penis, isn't it?

Not at all. Had it been Michonne doing these things to get the group out of Terminus I'd buy it because Michonne has bought the bad-assery to get that kind of hand-waving.  Hell, I'd argue Maggie has more-or-less bought it.  But I just don't feel Carol has, her change to this pretty much happened over night.

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 03, 2014, 05:32:32 PM
It's because she doesn't have a penis, isn't it?

Not at all. Had it been Michonne doing these things to get the group out of Terminus I'd buy it because Michonne has bought the bad-assery to get that kind of hand-waving.  Hell, I'd argue Maggie has more-or-less bought it.  But I just don't feel Carol has, her change to this pretty much happened over night.

I'm not sure about that. I think you're forgetting the multiple time skips. There are several months where she could've learned to become the badass she is. Also, if you're an abuse victim, and you've escaped that abuse... you can go one of two directions. Carol has opted to be a hardass that the world can't keep down over a doormat.
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Post by: Trekker4747 on November 04, 2014, 01:38:56 PM
Fair enough, but for me the show hasn't done enough to buy her this Jack Bauer level of bad-assery.  I see people being like, "Yeah! She's in the hospital and they're going to be sorry!"  Why? Because she managed to aim a bottle-rocket at a propane tank, snipe some people off, and take out a good chunk of people making up a small army?  Do we even give Daryl this much leeway and applauding?

The show hasn't sold me on Carol being a bad-ass. so I'm not really taking her as one.

This last episode was okay, though I don't think Beth can really carry an episode on her own amongst new characters.  But, yeah, a cliffhanger leaving us with questions not to be answered for a couple of weeks until the show decides to un-split the group and get them all back together.

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Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2014, 10:22:17 AM
So regarding the big reveal this week:

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Post by: wurwolf on November 19, 2014, 12:23:07 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the Daryl & Carol Power Hour. The van doing a perfect somersault was a little unbelievable, but otherwise the episode was great. I loved the fluid timeline, thought it was very effective.

I've been liking this season a lot because instead of a linear storyline with no branches, they're taking time to spend entire episodes on individual group stories. I'm guessing this week or next they will bring everyone together again for the season-ending cliffhanger. The consensus I've seen seems to be that Officer Dawn is about to get Ricked.
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Post by: Kete on December 01, 2014, 01:29:16 PM
The consensus I've seen seems to be that Officer Dawn is about to get Ricked.

Not quite.

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 01, 2014, 05:36:24 PM
My jaw dropped and I cried. My god, did I cry.
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 02, 2014, 07:19:06 AM
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Post by: wurwolf on December 02, 2014, 12:18:50 PM
Very surprised by the ending, although I can't complain too much...

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 02, 2014, 02:20:07 PM
Very surprised by the ending, although I can't complain too much...

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Post by: Pak-Man on December 02, 2014, 03:30:54 PM
Very surprised by the ending, although I can't complain too much...

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Post by: Pak-Man on February 09, 2015, 07:04:19 AM
Well that was a simultaneously sucky and beautiful episode.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 11, 2015, 08:12:22 AM
Well that was a simultaneously sucky and beautiful episode.

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Post by: jonalame on February 21, 2015, 02:03:22 PM
 So, is this "water from a friend" guy's creepiness a red herring? I'm hoping so. The catharsis from the first half of the season is drying up and things are pretty dire looking.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 09, 2015, 12:23:05 PM
It's easy to forget sometimes that Carol is half out of her mind...
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Post by: mattwnelson on March 10, 2015, 03:43:48 AM
It's easy to forget sometimes that Carol is half out of her mind...

Right?! What the HECK, Carol!
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Post by: jonalame on March 12, 2015, 09:26:59 PM
Oh, man, I expected her to ask the kid to look at some flowers. Yeesh.

So, comic book readers, do you think we'll see
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soon? I don't think I'm ready for that.
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Post by: NRRork on March 29, 2015, 10:06:03 PM
Well, that's another season in the books.

I won't say what happened at all storywise, it just ended like I think a season SHOULD end, by tying up loose ends of ONE story arc, and setting up the pieces for the next one to hint where the story as a whole is gonna go. Excited for more, but satisfied with what you were given.

Unlike LAST year. I'm glad I only started watching this show last fall-- by binge watching every episode up until that point. Which incidentally I don't recommend. It gave me nightmares for a week. You wanna space it out a bit. Point being, their one season-ending cliffhanger wasn't so much of one for me. ^_^ I hate season-ending cliffhangers, I think they're a cop out.
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Post by: jonalame on March 29, 2015, 10:13:36 PM
I'd say this season went out on a very optimistic note, as optimistic as one could be in the post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland, any way. Lots of would-be tragedies with silver linings this season. It is tough to have hope in such a setting, but this is when you need hope most. Great stuff.
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Post by: NRRork on March 30, 2015, 05:15:30 AM
Well, have you ever heard something called darkness-induced audience apathy? It's where people will lose interest in a show and its characters if it's always too dark. It can be nothing good ever happening, or characters that are so unlikeable that you just don't root for anyone, anything that just makes it too depressing or unpleasant to watch.

I think for awhile, the show was in real danger of invoking that. When Glenn said a few weeks ago "we were almost out there too long", it was true of the characters AND for the audience. You don't need to have it all be puppies and rainbows-- nor should it be, but sometimes their reward HAS to be something more than getting to trudge through another joyless day in the dreary, apocalyptic hell on Earth.
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Post by: Jesse412 on July 23, 2015, 10:05:28 PM
Episode 16 "Conquer"
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 23, 2015, 11:33:59 PM
Anyone watching Fear the Walking Dead?

It was OK so far. Kept the tension ramped up for the duration of the episode. There's not much there so far, but it has potential.
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Post by: NRRork on August 24, 2015, 12:05:04 AM
It was alright. Naturally, a whole slew of geeks are immediately declaring it the worst thing ever.

I'd say it wasn't as good as the first episode of Walking Dead, but it was probably better than anything at that damn farmhouse, or that hospital last season. . . ugh.
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I am still curious about how they're gonna depict the rest of this, though I'm still not convinced it's a super great idea to show the early days of the zombie outbreak. I suspect they're still not gonna shed a whole lot of light on what actually happened. For example, how did a horde of shambling corpses with no survival instinct ever overrun the largest, most well-equipped military in the world? SHUT UP, that's how! Just watch the damn show and like it!
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Post by: Jesse412 on August 24, 2015, 03:45:31 AM
The Fear the Walking Dead "Pilot" was much slower than I anticipated with lots of family drama setup. I thought the opening and the ending were good though and will give the next couple episodes a chance.
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Post by: mattwnelson on August 24, 2015, 07:43:08 PM
Here's a fun game: See how many times you say "Call the cops" throughout the episode. I think it was a million for me.

IDIOT TEACHER: Oh man! I went to the creepy meth murder church and there's a pile of blood and gobbety bits!
ME: Call the cops!
IDIOT TEACHER: (DOES NOTHING USEFUL)

IDIOT COUPLE: Oh no! Our methhead kid is missing! Where could he be in a HUGE METROPOLITAN AREA?
ME: Call the cops!
IDIOT COUPLE: (DRIVES AROUND AIMLESSLY)

IDIOT METHHEAD: I pissed off my drug dealer and maybe killed him!
IDIOT COUPLE AND METHHEAD: He's missing! Oh no! Maybe he survived and is really angry!
Me: Call the cops!
IDIOT COUPLE: MR DRUG DEALER? WHERE ARE YOU?!

Seriously, what is WITH this family and never ever calling the cops?! Even after Zombie Drug Dealer comes after them, what do they do?

IDIOT COUPLE: Golly gee whillikers Mr. Drug Dealer! Are you okay?!
ZOMBIE PUSHER: OM NOM NOM
Me: RUN AWAY AND CALL THE COPS YOU MORONS

Look, I get it, weird stuff is happening, they're confused, but this episode is full of situations that should be handled by LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. Definitely not by a touchy-feely lit teacher and a bland... principal? guidance counselor? official school bland?
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 24, 2015, 08:22:09 PM
My take was that they were afraid to implicate junkie-kid by involving law enforcement. The scene toward the beginning where the mom chased the cop out of the hospital room kind of enforced that. Still idiotic, but "I-love-my-son-no-matter-what!" idiotic.
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Post by: mattwnelson on August 24, 2015, 10:17:55 PM
Yeah, well, at the point where methhead kid's actions are endangering others, my sympathy no longer rests with methhead kid. My priority immediately swings to "needs of the many".

Don't get me wrong, though, I enjoyed the episode and can't wait for more, but oy. So much the dumb decisions.
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Post by: NRRork on August 25, 2015, 05:29:40 AM
Well, it was a stroke of genius making her a school counselor-- i assume that's what she does, I can't recall if they ever straight-up said so. She has probably seen enough examples of what happens when you just call the cops on these kids. At the risk of getting on a soapbox, she knows how draconian school policies and law enforcement tend to be.

And it wouldn't surprise me if that comes up more later on. I don't predict this show is going to be a shining endorsement of L.A's finest.
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Post by: Jesse412 on August 30, 2015, 07:06:03 PM
Fear the Walking Dead Episode 2 "So Close, Yet So Far" This was better than the pilot. 
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  Hopefully this show keeps improving.
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Post by: NRRork on August 30, 2015, 09:31:17 PM
Oh, that was MUCH better. I mean, I liked last week's well enough, for what it was, which was a lot of laying the pipe, but it did so about as well as you'd hope.

But NOW it feels like its hitting its stride. I still say a crisis does NOT bring on a mass panic and anarchy like this, but it occurs to me that no one would want to watch a show where most people just stay calm and do as they're told. Rule of drama, as I said before, the story being told is entertaining, so, roll with it! Although for all that "roll with it" talk, I do seem to keep dwelling on it! ^_^

I think it's for my own sake. I would not do well in a chaotic free-for-all, which I think I found tonight's episode so chilling. And I have to keep reminding myself that this is not what would happen in a real disaster.
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Post by: Pak-Man on August 30, 2015, 10:16:10 PM
I predict we will next see Chubby Knife-kid in 3 seasons when he's like- a super-skilled zombie slayer.
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Post by: NRRork on August 31, 2015, 10:06:31 AM
If they DO kill him off, they should have some fun with subverting his genre-savviness. Like, look online and find one of the most popular zombie survival tactics. . . and then show how it gets him horrifically killed.
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Post by: mattwnelson on August 31, 2015, 05:27:48 PM
And I have to keep reminding myself that this is not what would happen in a real disaster.

See, I think they're going less for the "This is what happens in a disaster" scenario and more for "This is what could happen if an unknown virus got loose in the population during a period of civil unrest." The rioting and violence seem more closely linked to people angry at the police than they do linked to people scared of the spreading illness.

Did they show what happened to the principal? It looked like someone had stabbed him in the back. My attention wandered a little during the first part of the episode.
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Post by: Jesse412 on September 13, 2015, 07:03:55 PM
Fear the Walking Dead Episode 3 "The Dog" This episode was an improvement on the previous two although it was a bit slower in the second half. 
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Post by: NRRork on September 13, 2015, 09:07:33 PM
It was interesting, raised the tension some more.

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I've lost track of where I'm going with any of this. I'm a little tired.
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Post by: mattwnelson on September 14, 2015, 05:57:00 PM
I was thinking the same thing about Nick.
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Post by: NRRork on September 14, 2015, 07:54:32 PM
Then there was that scrap iron cage/maze thing the neighbors had in their yard. We ALL had one of those in our yards, right? I remember being a kid, my mom would say "Don't go playing in the weird steampunk maze in the backyard. You might get trapped in there with a shambling reanimated corpse who seeks to devour your flesh." And once again, Mom showed her wisdom. I really ought to give her a call, she'll be amused to know she was right once again.

Seriously what the HELL with that thing? I think the sole reason it was built was to just make it difficult to escape from a zombie.

And I don't consider that a spoiler, the second you see it, you know what's happening in there before the episode is done.
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Post by: mattwnelson on September 15, 2015, 03:13:54 AM
Then there was that scrap iron cage/maze thing the neighbors had in their yard. We ALL had one of those in our yards, right? I remember being a kid, my mom would say "Don't go playing in the weird steampunk maze in the backyard. You might get trapped in there with a shambling reanimated corpse who seeks to devour your flesh." And once again, Mom showed her wisdom. I really ought to give her a call, she'll be amused to know she was right once again.

Seriously what the HELL with that thing? I think the sole reason it was built was to just make it difficult to escape from a zombie.

And I don't consider that a spoiler, the second you see it, you know what's happening in there before the episode is done.
I thought it was a little hanging garden thing. I knew there was going to be something happening, but my brain didn't register it as weird. Now, the massive lighting ceiling in the kitchen, that I found odd.
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Post by: Jesse412 on September 20, 2015, 07:11:23 PM
Fear the Walking Dead Episode 4 "Not Fade Away"
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  With only two episodes left I'm curious what's next. 
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Post by: Jesse412 on September 27, 2015, 07:08:14 PM
Fear the Walking Dead Episode 5 "Cobalt" This episode was a bit better than the last and I thought the tension throughout was pretty good. 
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  I'm curious to see who survives the finale next week.
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Post by: NRRork on October 04, 2015, 09:27:50 PM
Season finale tonight-- six episodes, which is weird because I'm not British.

But I liked it. I was okay with the whole "slow burn" approach, but even I thought tonight needed to bring some action. Which it did, although I don't think it'll be enough to appease the fans who don't like the show because there's not enough zombies eating people.

Overall, I feel like we didn't quite get the whole "fall of society" thing we were pitched. Once again, the majority of it happened off-screen. The makers of the show have tried to say things like "Oh, that's not the POINT of the show. It's to show how the family copes". Maybe, I suspect it's because the budget didn't allow it AND because, at the risk of sounding like a broken record: they know there's no way to realistic depict it. It's just Phase 1) a few zombies, Phase 2) [SCENE MISSING], Phase 3) whole world is lost. (Also, profit)

But it's okay because even though we didn't exactly get what were told we were gonna get, I still LIKED what we were given. And I like the setup for season 2.
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It's one of those things I've heard so many zombie fans say THEY would do in the event of a zombie outbreak, so that could be a REALLY interesting idea to explore.

I don't think that setting can carry a whole second season, though, especially since we're getting a full-length season next year. It'd be like trying to set a show's sophomore season at a boring-ass FARM! What show in its right mind would ever do THAT?

And with that horrible segue, I'll mention that, YAY! Next week we get to check in on Rick and his crew again. Can't wait for that!
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 04, 2015, 10:37:35 PM
Yeah, I've enjoyed this diversion but it'll be really refreshing to get back to survivors that know what they're doing next week.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 19, 2015, 06:39:00 PM
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 19, 2015, 07:23:12 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 19, 2015, 08:09:52 PM
:clap:

I saw someone posted that on Imgur this morning, and after watching the ep, can confirm. :P
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 24, 2015, 03:57:56 PM
Watching Walking Dead again is just reminding me of how much of a complete CUNT ANDREA IS I FUCKING HATE HER SO FUCKING MUCH SHE'S STUPID AND RIDICULOUS
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Post by: MrTorso on October 27, 2015, 05:50:21 PM
Last episode was such a BS episode.

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 27, 2015, 09:43:51 PM
Last episode was such a BS episode.

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Post by: Pak-Man on October 28, 2015, 07:12:20 AM
Last episode was such a BS episode.

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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 01, 2015, 08:51:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/agjj2s3.jpg)

A cat dressed as Daryl.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 02, 2015, 09:19:06 AM
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 02, 2015, 09:36:04 AM
Yeah, that was a bold dish to serve up right when the fans are all foaming at the mouth about last week. It was one darned-yummy dish, though. Probably in my top 5 episodes ever. The extra half hour just flew right by.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 02, 2015, 09:36:50 AM
Yeah, that was a bold dish to serve up right when the fans are all foaming at the mouth about last week. It was one darned-yummy dish, though. Probably in my top 5 episodes ever. The extra half hour just flew right by.

It was a fantastic episode... but I WANT MY RESOULTION
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 08, 2015, 07:53:08 PM
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Also:
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A rendering of Judith when she's all growed up. Pretty cool. :D
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 24, 2015, 12:29:14 PM
Yeah I try really hard not to riff The Walking Dead while we're watching because I want to stay married, but when someone told Rick, "Judith is starting to look so much like Lori!" I couldn't help but add, "And a lot like Shane!"
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2015, 07:24:14 AM
Well that might have been the most cliffhanger-y mid-season finale ever. There's a lot to hold onto until February. (Valentines Day! I already know my V-Day is going to include Dinner and Deadpool, and then we'll go home for new Walking Dead. I'll say it again, it's good to be married to a geek. :^)
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Post by: MrTorso on November 30, 2015, 10:04:30 PM
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Post by: RoninFox on December 01, 2015, 07:16:49 AM
Loved the ending, but this was still stuck in my head right after.

https://www.youtube.com/v/aOLxQGLJouI

Damn it Sam...
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Post by: ManUnderMask on February 15, 2016, 11:39:37 AM
Jessie's and Sam's deaths were just weird. It felt like a dream, and really showed off how the zombies on this show become ninjas when they need to be threats and cannon fodder when they don't.

And now my buddy and I need to come up with a new running joke. Rick and Jessie doing in the butt, we hardly knew ye.
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Post by: NRRork on February 15, 2016, 09:18:07 PM
Great episode, and nothing of value was lost.

Once again, I'll say episodes like this are needed from time to time to prevent darkness-induced apathy. And I was glad because now the story can move on, I was resigned to the idea of the rest of the season going a certain way,
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I'm glad I was wrong. Story arcs on this show are known for wearing out their welcome. *cough*SOPHIA*cough*HOSPITAL*cough* Sorry, I guess I'm coming down with something.
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Post by: jonalame on February 16, 2016, 11:45:24 AM
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 16, 2016, 10:36:23 PM
Loved the episode, but the resolution could be summed up thusly:

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Post by: Pak-Man on February 29, 2016, 08:51:08 AM
"When you were pouring the Bisquick, were you trying to make pancakes?"

Abraham is truly the poet laureate of the apocalypse.
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Post by: NRRork on March 13, 2016, 10:07:17 PM
Ugh, I mean, I liked the episode, but the last fight between
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I mean, this show does that A LOT, but it's hardly the only show or movie that does it, and I hate it every time. I know that's probably EXACTLY the reaction they're trying to elicit, but damn. . . I should go on TV Tropes and see if they have a specific trope name for exactly this since it comes up so much. As opposed to just ones dealing with general good guy stupidity.
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Post by: NRRork on April 03, 2016, 11:01:58 PM
BOO-OOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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Post by: Pak-Man on April 05, 2016, 09:16:57 AM
Eh..

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Post by: NRRork on April 05, 2016, 03:21:39 PM
Just because it was the producer's idea or intent, it doesn't mean it was well-executed or a good idea in the first place. It all could've worked but for one thing:

Tension.

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Post by: Pak-Man on April 05, 2016, 04:11:25 PM
I get it, but I hold out hope that when the next season starts, it will be worth the wait. I'm in the exact same place with Walking Dead right now that I am with The Force Awakens, which had a similar, "You're ending THERE!?" moment.
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 21, 2016, 02:10:59 PM
Relevant to your interests:

http://www.rifftrax.com/the-walking-dead-season-1-episode-1
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Post by: NRRork on October 23, 2016, 07:24:00 PM
I'm not normally one to draw this parallel, but I picked up some Old Testament subtext at the end. My stream cut out on me for a sec at this scene, so, for all I know Negan straight-up SAID something to this effect while I was frantically trying to get shit working again.

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That aside, well, I wasn't that shocked until near the end. I mean, the tension at the end saved it. I was getting bored and angry for a lot of the episode, thinking: WHY are they taking THIS long to just establish this ONE thing and not advance the story any further? And let's face it, this show is guilty of THAT from time to time. But it paid off, I think.

NOW, I believe they have to give the good guys SOMETHING, even if it just shows them quietly starting to make their plans. If it's NOTHING but Negan and his mooks teabagging them for the next year, well, I hate to always have to mention the Darkness Induced Apathy trope, but this show attracts it like orange spray tan on a Jersey chick.

And this STILL would've been better if they HADN'T done that copout of a finale last spring. Imagine if left off there, but showed what happened at that moment.

And THAT'S what viewers spent three months thinking had happened, even those who know the comics. They have all these months of false security and probably even a little disappointment and THEN we come to tonight. So, I give that no redemption, that was still lazy and cheap.
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Post by: NRRork on October 23, 2016, 07:38:17 PM
Oh, and I demand a moratorium on axes for awhile.

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Post by: NRRork on October 25, 2016, 02:58:20 AM
Yeah, that too for sure. Watching Rick turn to Reek like that was tough. But shee-it, even Game of Thrones knows to spread out the sadistic violence and emotional torture. We never saw an entire episode of only Ramsay or Joffery torturing someone.

And about half the reviews I've read seem to support that darkness-induced apathy thing I keep talking about. This episode is proving pretty divisive: some think it established Negan in a brutal but necessary way, and others think it was just plain too bleak and unpleasant. Even I haven't fully made up my mind.

It helps that I know how the comics play out, and if that's anything to go by then some really killer stuff is coming. I'd advise fans to stick it out.

Like. imagine if you stopped watching Game of Thrones after the Red Wedding, you missed some really great stuff. And I was tempted to stop there, I remember going to bed thinking "Man, if I want a story where every decent person is brutally cut down and the biggest pricks achieve the most power, I can just watch real life."
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Post by: MrTorso on October 25, 2016, 07:41:58 AM
It helps that I know how the comics play out, and if that's anything to go by then some really killer stuff is coming. I'd advise fans to stick it out.

I imagine all the people that complain when there is character development and no zombie action will not like the way the comic goes with Negan.
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Post by: NRRork on October 27, 2016, 04:38:50 PM
I did learn one new thing about Negan in the last couple days. According to the Walking Dead Wiki, he was a high school gym teacher before the zombie outbreak.

His character suddenly makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?
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Post by: MrTorso on October 27, 2016, 05:01:20 PM
I did learn one new thing about Negan in the last couple days. According to the Walking Dead Wiki, he was a high school gym teacher before the zombie outbreak.

His character suddenly makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?

The Negan backstory is running every month in the IMAGE+ preview mag. I am sure once all 48 pages are done they will release it in one book.
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Post by: NRRork on October 30, 2016, 10:07:06 PM
Well, I love Ezekiel already, as I figured I would.

Yeah, I think this is what was needed. It shows what can be built and what things can be like in the absence of people like Negan. THIS is what our heroes can have if they take that fucker down, as opposed to just getting to continue to trudge along in the bleak hell on earth. Which gives the conflict more meaning, and gives us something more substantial to root for.

I'd also like to note that Ezekiel was able to hunt feral pigs without much trouble, unlike a CERTAIN king I could name. . .
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Post by: Kete on November 04, 2016, 06:09:16 AM
Ezekiel is the voice of Cyborg from Teen Titans Go :)
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 04, 2016, 06:48:15 AM
And the original Teen Titans, yeah. Right after that episode, I knew I recognized the voice from somewhere and looked him up. He's all over action 'toons and video games.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 04, 2016, 09:20:21 AM
.I'm kinda pissed that one of my friends on Facebook didn't follow the customary two weeks before posting spoilers. I found out the next morning about Abraham and Glenn because he decided to make a tasteless joke about Glenn knocking up Maggie and then dying to get out of it or something. For some reason, I felt the need to rewatch the series from the beginning to catch myself up, and I started Monday or so. Just watched Carol go beast mode on the Saviors, and I think it's sad that she's continually put into positions where she has to be incredibly brutal. The group needs a scalpel though, especially now that Glenn is gone.
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 04, 2016, 09:30:12 AM
Well without further spoiling things, Carol's arc this season seems to be about the ramifications of that very thing.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 04, 2016, 06:10:22 PM
Fuck, the last scene of season 6 is perfectly shot and executed(intended). I know what happens, and I'm still kind of in shock and terror from it.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 04, 2016, 08:39:03 PM
You're fucking shifting me, right - Carol
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Post by: MrTorso on November 04, 2016, 09:01:40 PM
.I'm kinda pissed that one of my friends on Facebook didn't follow the customary two weeks before posting spoilers.

Two weeks??   If your friend didn't post something, there is no way you wouldn't have had spoilers unless you just didn't use the internet for 2 weeks. It was everywhere. I didn't go online for a few hours before it aired because I knew it would leak somewhere (it did).
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 04, 2016, 09:20:08 PM
.I'm kinda pissed that one of my friends on Facebook didn't follow the customary two weeks before posting spoilers.

Two weeks??   If your friend didn't post something, there is no way you wouldn't have had spoilers unless you just didn't use the internet for 2 weeks. It was everywhere. I didn't go online for a few hours before it aired because I knew it would leak somewhere (it did).

Actually, I've been on Reddit, imgur, Facebook, a few other places. He was the only one who spoiled it for me.
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Post by: Kete on November 04, 2016, 10:28:26 PM
I didn't see the episode until a couple days ago, and I wasn't spoiled :)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 04, 2016, 10:59:03 PM
Also, fuck, Negan is attractive. I mean, the whole killing people thing is a minus, but he's a silver fox, and those are my kryptonite.
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Post by: NRRork on November 13, 2016, 10:40:44 PM
Are they just actively trying to antagonize their audience and repel them?

I just, what the actual fuck was this? They didn't use the extra half hour to advance the plot in any way, only to give us an extra large helping of cruelty, psychological abuse, and misery. Have we seriously not established enough that these guys are irredeemable bastards? "Irredeemable" being the problematic part: see the end of this post.

FUN! A great way to cap off the weekend! I mean, FUCK! At least when dark and tragic things happened BEFORE, it was the result of some kind of ACTION or at least MOVEMENT.

And I think them laying it on too thick is gonna really bite them in the ass if this follows the comic storyline and I have no real reason to doubt it won't. If they keep overdoing it like this,
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Post by: NRRork on November 13, 2016, 10:45:54 PM
And I said more or less the same thing on A.V. Club and of course some knuckle-dragging mouth breather immediately replies with more or less "Aww, the little wimp can't handle people being mean?"

As though that's the point. I saw a Rick bite a man's throat out for Christ's sake, I've seen them drape themselves in entrails, I've seen the most gruesome violence I've ever seen in any fiction on this show and that did not repel me. Just, the violence and the dark stuff at least was INTERESTING then, and was the result of ACTION.

People like that are the reason for all this show's shortcomings, because AMC feels the need to pander to THOSE dudebro dipshits.
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 13, 2016, 10:49:03 PM
Well I HOPE we're not in for an entire season of Rick & Co. kowtowing to Negan. I thought the episode was all right, but yeah, the choice to go an extra half hour was kind of odd.
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Post by: NRRork on November 13, 2016, 10:52:40 PM
I'm not even sure how many people will stick around for that, frankly?

Do you have any idea how the production schedule of this show works? Like, what's the earliest episode that could theoretically be made after they theoretically realized "Oh SHIT! We gotta really change course here, they're HATING this."
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Post by: NRRork on November 14, 2016, 02:24:26 PM
I've seen TONS of posts since last night about how many people can't wait to see Rick viciously murder Negan.

It's a curse to be right THIS OFTEN! ^_^
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 14, 2016, 02:41:44 PM
Just because it's what everyone wants to see doesn't mean the show has to give it to us. In many cases, they shouldn't.

See: Will They/Won't They Relationships. As soon as they do, it kills the drama.
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Post by: MrTorso on November 14, 2016, 03:51:15 PM
I've seen TONS of posts since last night about how many people can't wait to see Rick viciously murder Negan.

It's a curse to be right THIS OFTEN! ^_^

I really hope AMC has the guts to follow the comic. I really doubt they will though. Anytime an episode is devoted to character development and doesn't have any zombie action the internet says the episode sucks .
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 14, 2016, 03:54:54 PM
Whatever the Internet says, the audience keeps coming back. I don't know if it's become the show everyone loves to rage-watch, or if people are enjoying it a lot more than they say they are. I suspect the latter.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 14, 2016, 09:42:45 PM
I've seen TONS of posts since last night about how many people can't wait to see Rick viciously murder Negan.

It's a curse to be right THIS OFTEN! ^_^

I really hope AMC has the guts to follow the comic. I really doubt they will though. Anytime an episode is devoted to character development and doesn't have any zombie action the internet says the episode sucks .

Well, they didn't do Lori's death right, and I'm pretty sad about that because fuck that fucking bitch I hate her so much "RICK SHANE IS DANGEROUS YOU NEED TO KILL HIM WAIT YOU KILLED HIM OMFG YOU ARE THE WORST PERSON I HATE YOU."

On the other hand, Daryl and Merle are gems that the comic didn't get to have, so I guess it's nearly even.

It's actually kind of fun to go back and look at the paths that lead to where we are today in the show. Like, Dale shouldn't have saved Andrea, because she's a fucking whoRE WHO FUCKING FUCKS EVERY GOD DAMNED ANTAGONIST LIKE IT'S GOING OUT OF STYLE AND IS A COCKY WASTE OF SPACE PIECE OF HUMAN GARBAGE. It would've saved a lot of grief with the Governor. who I actually think is more dangerous than Negan, funnily enough. The Governor is a smooth talking car salesman type villain, he gets you to like him, and you want to believe all his lies. Negan(ironically a former car salesman, if I remember right) couldn't give two shits if you believe him or not. He has clear boundaries and set rules. You do what he says, or he will beat you to death with his vampire bat. The Governor kills out of rage and revenge. Negan kills because he wants to impose order on things.
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Post by: Kete on November 15, 2016, 05:59:26 AM
I'm pretty sick off Negan's shtick. Does he have autism or something?
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Post by: NRRork on November 15, 2016, 08:28:16 AM
I'm not saying DON'T do it like the comics, I'm just saying people are gonna be pissed if they continue with this overkill. Even a lot of people who praised Negan in the finale are getting tired of it now that it's obvious he has NO off switch on that, and he wasn't just making an entrance.

My point is they're overdoing it. I compare it to Game of Thrones, they've done HORRIBLE things on that show, it's more violent than THIS show, but the Red Wedding, for example, was over in like two of three minutes. We've seen three-and-a-half full, uninterrupted episodes of Negan and his army of mouth-breathers.
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Post by: NRRork on November 15, 2016, 08:31:56 AM
And I just read that last night had the lowest rating for the show in four years. I mean, it's still doing more than well enough for that to ever be a danger, but that's still not good.
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Post by: Kete on November 15, 2016, 08:58:58 AM
And I just read that last night had the lowest rating for the show in four years. I mean, it's still doing more than well enough for that to ever be a danger, but that's still not good.

I think a lot of people are trying to avoid depressing stuff right now.
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Post by: NRRork on November 20, 2016, 09:27:26 PM
Okay, that was an improvement. Still a little slow at first, but some fun moments, and watching Jesus kickbox a horde of zombies was pretty badass (shit, THERE'S a sentence I never thought I'd say). I even laughed at that lock on the car being shaped like a middle finger-- which, yeah, I actually LAUGHED a couple times tonight, fancy that.

But it WENT somewhere, and it ended on a good note that, FINALLY, someone is starting to do something for christ's sake. The people who always (correctly) accuse Coral of doing dumb things won't care for this, but SOMEONE has to do something. Especially since Rick still hasn't healed from his trip to the vet-- he's got that cone around his neck to keep him from chewing on the incisions, but eventually the inflammation will go down and what's left of his scrotum will fill with fatty tissue and heal.

I've seen better episodes, but at this point any time I can make it to 11pm without being thirsty for hemlock is a win.
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Post by: NRRork on November 27, 2016, 10:28:18 PM
I'm sure there was an episode tonight, it was hard to stay awake during it. New location. . . nothing else. Filler episode. . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz --I'M AWAKE!

I was so excited about seeing a new settlement that was only mentioned in the comics, but. . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-- OH! And they added a new element to the Saviors' over-the-top villainy. If everything else didn't cause audiences to want them burned at the stake: "murdered children" can be added to that.

There's only two episodes left until the hiatus, and nothing much has happened. God, even pretending to be sleepy in jest like that has actually made me a little drowsy. ^_^

This is the dilemma I feared: I didn't think they'd get through the Saviors' story arc in one season, but I wondered how they'd manage to get TWO seasons out of it. A buttload of filler is the answer. I mean, this was an opportunity to solve that problem by adding some new elements, but not really.
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 27, 2016, 10:41:04 PM
I loved it, but Tara's like my surrogate character right now. She's where I'd like to think I'd be in the apocalypse. Gotta keep that wry sense of humor.
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Post by: NRRork on December 04, 2016, 07:19:08 PM
I haven't caught tonight's episode yet, but I'll give my $0.02 when I have.

But I WAS watching the Rifftrax to the first episode. Lot of early-installment weirdness there. The walkers seemed slightly smarter and some of them could run, but what I really found jarring is it took Rick four heavy swings from a baseball bat (oooo, too soon?) to bring one down.

These days they can drop a walker with a nerf gun. Apparently the human skull reaches a consistency not unlike wet tissue paper after it decays for a bit. ^_^
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Post by: NRRork on December 04, 2016, 10:56:23 PM
This one I liked a lot better. It's just a shame that it's only really picking up steam just in time to go on break for several months.

Though I WAS kinda hoping it was gonna end with Negan
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Pretty sure that's coming next week, though. I'll have to check the comics wiki again to be sure. I've never read the comics, I just got the cliff notes version from reading the wiki.
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 05, 2016, 10:04:24 AM
As someone who's been enjoying this season, the critical response to this episode surprised me. It had lots of the two things the critics like to slam the most- Negan's sadistic song and dance and Carl causing undue complications- but most reviews are saying, "Ahh! Now we're back on the right track!" I enjoyed it nonetheless and can't wait for the mid-season finale.

When Negan was requesting the song, I SO wanted Carl to bust into a spirited rendition of "Easy Street."
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Post by: NRRork on December 05, 2016, 07:25:45 PM
I think the part with Coral and the big gun would've been a lot better if he were still just a little kid like he was in the comics at the time. He was only like ten or eleven still, but Chandler Riggs is going to college next year, he's almost a man. A big problem with taking a year to advance the plot five days.

Not as big a problem with little Judith of course. They can just bring in another baby and no one would be the wiser ^_^. HER worst problem right now is, you know, being a toddler with the name of a 75-year-old grandmother of four. . .
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Post by: NRRork on December 12, 2016, 03:06:11 AM
Oh, for God's sake. Killing off a hated character should've been easy and made so many people happy, and they STILL found a way to fuck it up!

First, they insult our intelligence with the sad music and sad faces to make us THINK we're supposed to be sad, and then they immediately pass the idiot ball to Rosita and she just runs with it.

Ah well, they had a nice Sweeney Todd "my arm is whole again" kinda thing when Daryl gives Rick his gun, and at least we're finally moving forward again-- I would've been fine with them taking their time if they had done something more interesting.

Also, DEAR GOD: even freshly showered with a new change of clothes, Daryl is a greasy, sweaty mess. I think he gets covered with sweat and grease the same way Homer Simpson will shave, but two seconds later his beard grows back. Or like, a freshly bathed and clothed toddler.
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Post by: NRRork on February 12, 2017, 09:22:48 PM
Wow, I think that's the first time I've seen Rick Grimes smile since. . . have we EVER seen him smile on this show?

I liked it, though. I think it moved the plot forward about as much in this one episode as the whole season had up until now had. There's been a lot of talk this back half is gonna way different from what we saw last fall, and, hell, just go over the past page or two in this thread to see what I thought of THOSE episodes (teal deer: I didn't care for most of them).
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Post by: NRRork on February 19, 2017, 10:13:04 PM
The Garbage Pail Kids (that's the fan nickname, and I'll go with it until they give us something more official) are kind of a weird group, but seeing Rick fight the Mouth of Sauron is something I've been looking forward to for awhile. It was a little out there, but it was fun.

Daryl's appearance was kind of off last week, but a few minutes into this week's episode and now he's back to the Daryl Dixon we all know: encased in filth, grease, and sweat. ^_^ I have to accept that his shirt has SLEEVES, but I'll get used to it. And the CGI tiger liked him, because of course.

It was a fun episode. Definitely a laying-the-pipe kind of episode, but a lot of good character moments.
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 19, 2017, 10:31:16 PM
That one was kinda goofy in a good way. It's good to see the show have some fun now and then. Next week looks rough, though.
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Post by: MrTorso on February 23, 2017, 07:03:34 AM
ALIENS DID IT!

https://www.youtube.com/v/nCJ39vTjT54
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 26, 2017, 10:44:32 PM
Eugene and They Might Be Giants. Two great tastes that taste great together.

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Post by: NRRork on February 27, 2017, 03:24:30 AM
One of the better bottle episodes for sure, and a pretty good episode altogether, really.

I like Eugene and say what you want about Negan, at least he sees how someone like that can be useful. So much of this show seems to only value how good you are at bashing a corpse's skull with a machete. This guy knows things like the best crops to grow, how to MacGyver shit, how to improve fortifications, how to make BULLETS, etc, etc.

So, fine, he's a wimp and a dork, but smart people have their uses too. A guy like him is just as critical in reviving society as the zombie killers and I feel like the show misses that opportunity.

The comics go a good job with this kind of thing, in the comics he not only learns how to make bullets,
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Post by: MrTorso on March 02, 2017, 04:48:43 AM
I just like how Eugene like that EASY STREET song that was used to torture Daryl!
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Post by: NRRork on March 05, 2017, 09:19:33 PM
That was a fun, lighter episode. . . as far as this show goes. Too much in a way. Well, not in and of itself, but the show has made me cynical. Good things happening to the characters makes me worried. I spent the last third of the episode wondering what god-awful setback was gonna come and erase the gains they made.

Like were they gonna get intercepted by a large group of Saviors who decided to go ahead and take their tribute right then and there? I don't trust this show anymore.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 05, 2017, 10:18:58 PM
I felt like they were playing with that a bit so when Rick took his tumble, there would be juuust enough doubt.
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Post by: NRRork on March 12, 2017, 09:04:32 PM
Well, THAT was definitely one of their more padded episodes. And kudos to them for boldly doing what everyone else already predicted was gonna happen.
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Post by: NRRork on March 19, 2017, 09:30:35 PM
I called last week's episode padded. . . and it was, but TONIGHT, dear god.

I hate to be so critical of the show because when they nail it I'm quick to heap praise as well, but dammit, this is just so much filler when they should be ratcheting up the drama and tension. This is Herschel's farm level feet-dragging here.

I can't wait to see All Out War play out on the show, but I shudder to think how much they drag THAT out. I'll admit they're in a bit of bind: they couldn't have done the introduction of Negan and the coming war in just one season. That would've been a little TOO rushed, but it's not really enough for 32 hours either so they had to extend it a bit.

But they could've filled it out with BETTER stuff.
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Post by: NRRork on April 03, 2017, 07:12:23 AM
A little Helms Deepy, but it was still fun to watch.

And the closing feel-good monologue made Glenn out to be like the 42 of the zombie apocalypse. He's THE answer to everything. It would work the other way, too. Imagine if Deep Thought's answer after all those millions of years was "Glenn". it would've been just as unhelpful. 42 is funnier, though.
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 03, 2017, 07:23:16 AM
You can anticipate it all season, but nothing can prepare you mentally for a
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 03, 2017, 12:29:36 PM
So if anyone gave up on Fear the Walking Dead over the course of the first two seasons, there's been a lot of course correction and this season has actually been some compelling stuff. I don't know if it's compelling enough to push through the first two seasons to get there, but if you gave up fairly recently, you might want to pick it back up.
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Post by: NRRork on July 07, 2017, 04:28:10 AM
Yeah, it's been a huge improvement. The season premiere kinda bored me, but it's gotten better since then.

I like how we have some characters this time where it's not clear if they're villains or not. I can sense a big conflict coming, and I don't know who's gonna be on which side. I like that. The Walking Dead has such transparently evil antagonists, even the Governor, who started out seeming affable and could've been a surprise to people unfamiliar with the comics, was revealed to be evil right at the start with his fish tank of floating heads and shit.

And Rick ALWAYS has to be vindicated because he's the zombie apocalypse messiah, not to be confused with the guy on the show named Jesus. The right side is always revealed to be whatever side he's on.
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Post by: Jesse412 on August 04, 2017, 11:17:02 PM
I didn't think season 7 was as strong as season 6 which I thought was arguably one of their best efforts since season 1.

AMC released a trailer for the upcoming season 8 at SDCC. For those not caught up on the current season there are spoilers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l82kiUvnKM

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Post by: NRRork on August 05, 2017, 02:54:49 AM
^ Yeah, I think it could be one of three possible things.

1) Your guess that it's from mid-season.
2) It's a flash-forward kinda thing to start the season, like the fifth season premiere of Breaking Bad.
3) It'll be a teaser for the very end of the season finale.
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Post by: Jesse412 on November 06, 2017, 10:58:13 AM
Season 8 episode 3 "Monsters"

Another episode full of intense action and a few interesting character moments. 
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Post by: Pak-Man on November 06, 2017, 11:05:46 AM
Gunplay scenes bore me to tears, but the character moments are keeping me watching.

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Post by: NRRork on November 18, 2017, 03:59:48 PM
The action is fine, I'm just glad it's not such a gloomfest like it was this time last year. Like, the author of The Road was watching that shit and being all "It's too much, man, you're bringing us all down."

I'm a little worried about what the future villains are gonna be like on the show, though. Even though it's not until at least next season, like, Negan has been really unpopular with non-comic fans-- I like him better now that he and Rick seem more evenly matched. But for people who though HE didn't transfer from comic to show well, I dread what they'll think of what's coming next.
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Post by: Jesse412 on November 19, 2017, 04:16:30 PM
Season 8 Episode 4 "Some Guy"

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Post by: NRRork on November 20, 2017, 04:29:48 AM
Well, for those of you who were getting bored of the action episodes, this one might be much more to your liking. It's one of the most suspenseful "slow" episodes I've seen. I imagine this is the Saviors at their lowest point before they go all Empire Strikes Back on our rebel alliance.

Excellent Negan episode, too, even for those who don't really like him.
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Post by: Jesse412 on December 02, 2017, 11:50:29 PM
Season 8 Episode 5 "The Big Scary U"

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Post by: NRRork on December 10, 2017, 11:55:43 PM
;_;

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