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Title: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on August 19, 2009, 04:22:46 PM
Shawshank director Frank Darabont to make Walking Dead TV series (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article6796372.ece)

Excellent, I hope they follow the source material closely.
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Post by: Zippo on August 19, 2009, 06:32:25 PM
Me too, but I have a bad feeling they're going to destroy it. Terribly written dialogue seems to be a staple for dramatic television these days.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: murs47 on August 19, 2009, 06:48:12 PM
 :wub:
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Jakew on August 19, 2009, 11:04:28 PM
The people involve are fantastic ... Frank Darabont is the man, Gayle Anne Hurd is also awesome. Just look at The Mist and tell me you can't imagine him doing Walking Dead.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: MJB on August 21, 2009, 05:29:21 AM
I am a HUGE fan of the Walking Dead. I own multiple trade backs of the comics. While this news is exciting, I will hold back my excitement until I see some pictures from the set. No need to get my hopes up prematurely.
 
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on September 30, 2009, 05:09:35 PM
Walking Dead Creator Talks TV (http://www.latinoreview.com/news/walking-dead-creator-talks-tv-8137)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on January 21, 2010, 06:08:27 PM
Source link (http://io9.com/5453390/amc-greenlights-frank-darabonts-walking-dead-tv-series)

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Frank Darabont, director of The Shawshank Redemption has been given the go-ahead from AMC to adapt the astounding zombie comic The Walking Dead for television. Time to get excited, and prepare your anti-zombie shelter.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: ghazkul on January 23, 2010, 11:44:06 PM
I was actually talking to Charlie Adler about this the other day (we go to the same comic shop) and he's really excited by it! He hopes to get a cameo role as a zombie (and maybe a nod to the all comic-artist band he's in "Giant-Sized Band-Thing"). From what he said the pilot is likely to be either an hour or two, he's read the script and really likes it. Apparently it follows the first issue mainly, but with more exposition and a real cliff-hanger ending. 
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on April 07, 2010, 09:41:38 PM
AMC CASTS ANDREW LINCOLN AS LEAD ON NEW SERIES THE WALKING DEAD (http://scifiwire.com/2010/04/amcs-zombie-show-walking.php)

(http://scifiwire.com/pics/Walking_dead_Andrew_Lincoln%20Slides.jpg)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on June 03, 2010, 04:35:11 AM
First Look At AMC's The Walking Dead (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/101966-first-look-at-amcs-the-walking-dead)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Mr. Hamrick on June 03, 2010, 07:23:27 AM
Trying to get on the crew for this or on board as a zombie extra myself. 

wish me luck.

it's being filmed in atlanta and some of my friends are already on as extras and crew.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on June 16, 2010, 01:41:45 AM
First Photo of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/102536-first-photo-of-rick-grimes-in-the-walking-dead-)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on July 15, 2010, 06:09:45 PM
Cast photo shoot

(http://blastr.com/assets_c/2010/07/WalkingDeadCastPhoto-thumb-550x345-42875.jpg)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on July 26, 2010, 04:16:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBiI6YRfWIY&feature=player_embedded

Some leaked footage of the Walking Dead from ComiCon.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: thanoson on July 26, 2010, 05:08:26 PM
That looked incredible.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Reepicheep on July 26, 2010, 08:14:08 PM
Cast photo shoot

(http://blastr.com/assets_c/2010/07/WalkingDeadCastPhoto-thumb-550x345-42875.jpg)

Hamrick, which of those is you?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Mr. Hamrick on July 26, 2010, 10:53:36 PM
Cast photo shoot

(http://blastr.com/assets_c/2010/07/WalkingDeadCastPhoto-thumb-550x345-42875.jpg)

Hamrick, which of those is you?

None of them.  :(  I wasn't able to make it in as a zombie extra.  HOWEVER, several of my friends are zombies in it.  LOL!

Besides, I don't work in front of the camera unless its a background extra usually unless I get suckered into it.  I prefer staying behind the camera and unseen. 
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: murs47 on August 25, 2010, 12:16:35 AM
New Trailer (http://www.amctv.com/originals/The-Walking-Dead/video?bcpid=86227333001&bclid=88963904001&bctid=593569611001). It's about 4 minutes and 30 seconds long.
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Post by: MikeB7 on August 25, 2010, 02:28:47 PM
Sooooo looking forward to this.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on August 25, 2010, 04:04:01 PM
That trailer is pretty much straight out of the first few issues... not sure what more I can ask for.

Once it comes out on DVD I hope there is a black and white option, just for that extra bit of atmosphere. Or if I watch it on my computer I think I can tell windows media player to play in that mode pretty easily.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on August 25, 2010, 04:19:56 PM
I think Kirkman a said in the last WD issue # 76 that he was trying to get a black and white option on the DVD.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on August 25, 2010, 04:50:36 PM
A the San Diego Con I'm pretty they said the DVD will have the black and white option. Either that or they said they were trying like BAD said.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on August 25, 2010, 10:08:22 PM
Nice, I love that it is in color but a black and white option only means I'll watch it twice.   :D
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: MJB on November 01, 2010, 05:04:20 AM
Just finished watching the season premiere. I'm blown away. The quality was superb, the acting was decent & they seem to be respecting the source material while still adding their own take. To tell the truth I knew there would be violence in the series but I was a bit surprised by what they were able to show. The opening segment was great. It was shocking while also sad.

I enjoyed every minute of the premiere. If you are on the fence about watching this show I say give it a try. Highly recommended!

-MJB
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Post by: MikeB7 on November 01, 2010, 10:26:13 AM
Totally agree.  They did a fantastic job capturing the mood of the series.  Just stellar production.  Lennie James (who I liked in Jericho) knocked it out the park with his scene at the window with the rifle.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: herodad1 on November 01, 2010, 01:54:48 PM
thumbs up from me. :thumbup:
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Viking on November 01, 2010, 02:06:36 PM
I also watched and enjoyed the season premiere.  I never read the original source material, so I'm simply enjoying the show on its own merits.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 01, 2010, 02:31:27 PM
Very good opening.

Lets hope the numbers hold up after this week. They had a nice advantage showing it on Halloween.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: docdelorean88 on November 01, 2010, 06:08:15 PM
This was a great pilot episode! I've never read the comics, but this has a great premise!
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: udasu on November 02, 2010, 01:52:55 AM
Not a huge Darabont fan, but I like the comic and was entertained by the AMC ver. And a bit freaked/weirded out.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: thanoson on November 02, 2010, 05:53:46 AM
New favorite series.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 02, 2010, 01:23:22 PM
5.3 million Viewers, beat Mad Men, beat Football, beat everything.

Kirkman's  gonna be able to afford a new  chin.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on November 02, 2010, 04:23:06 PM
The person I was watching it with kept wanting to pretend she was not interested but around the middle she was like "this is so incredibly cool, I need to re-watch the first half".

As a regular walking dead reader I could not be happier... not just because I like the series but also because adaptations tend to decompress things a little and create many more oportunities for dialog. I like the little exchanges that are not in the comic, although it is messing with the rule of only following the protagonist, but at the same time the side stuff it has shown me (like the neighbors) has been great.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: murs47 on November 02, 2010, 04:32:08 PM
Effin brilliant. I'm all in. ^_^
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Mr. Hamrick on November 02, 2010, 04:39:56 PM
Ok, I will chime in. 

I liked it.  And I am incredibly proud of my friends who worked on this project on the crew (and the ones who were zombie extras) and I am even proud of the colleagues who are not friends and who I generally can't stand to be in the room with for more than an hour or so at a time with who worked on this thing. 
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: UnkoMan on November 02, 2010, 09:30:15 PM
So, I love this comic... And now it's on TV. And the first episode? Well I liked it. I am definitely going to be following this. Thumbs up from me. Agreement to Lug's comments.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on November 02, 2010, 11:30:57 PM
It was really, really good.

I religiously follow the comic so I had very high expectations that were actually exceeded. Sunday night can't come soon enough.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: ubergreendragon on November 03, 2010, 12:35:08 AM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: crimsonquill on November 03, 2010, 12:39:26 AM
I also religiously read the comic series and was counting the days until the premiere of the show on Halloween night.. was definitely everything I hoped it would be and then some.  :thumbup:

- CQ
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on November 03, 2010, 03:07:08 AM
I heard the first season is only 6 episodes. WTH?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: crimsonquill on November 03, 2010, 03:33:37 AM
I heard the first season is only 6 episodes. WTH?

That's mostly because of the budget being set as a trial series (much like Buffy The Vampire Slayer got a smaller order of shows in the first season to see if ratings panned out) and availability of most of the cast when they set up the initial filming for Season 1. I'm sure AMC put a huge amount of support towards the show but probably couldn't work out a full 13 episode deal with such a high possibility that if the series was a ratings flop they wouldn't still have episodes left waiting to be filmed. Those 6 episodes were just enough to work with it into a mini-series if they had to edit that way for a DVD release.

I'm quite sure based on the pilot that each episode will pull in more viewers and by the time the sixth episodes airs there will be far more then enough fans and ratings to justify the show continuing on and with a full second season order to boot. When the DVD gets released in the Spring of 2011 (my guess but seems like a good target before filming for most cable shows start) then they can back up the ratings with high sales to show that a zombie series can hold up against shows like True Blood.

- CQ
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Mr. Hamrick on November 03, 2010, 06:44:42 AM
From what I was told, it was being shot as a mini-series from the get-go on this end.  When the casting was posted, it was listed as a mini-series not a series.  I suspect that if the mini-series does well then a full series will be ordered.

As for the cost, the series saved a lot money by filming here in Georgia.  The money they saved was probably put back into the raising the quality of the production but nonetheless, they saved.  The tax credits here for productions rivals and arguably exceeds the credits given to production in Louisiana.  I think Louisiana may have increased theirs to compete with us but I am not sure.  California has no tax credits by comparison. 
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on November 03, 2010, 09:54:46 AM
Boston has some decent credits, hence the recent movies. Mostly we steal commercial work from New York.

I think they are being conservative with the show which is smart, dole it out little by little and do a good job. Im a big fan of changing up the way that TV is done, and 6 episode seaons (or even 3) are big in the UK (not that I'm a huge viewer of brittish tv but I've watched some shows).

Quality is insane, the makeup is extremely good and if they are doing the 28 days latter trick to make the city of Atlanta look deserted they are pulling that off really well too (digitally altering the backgrounds).

Also interesting choice on the way zombies act... they seem mobile, aware but dazed. I like this... the way they seem to be drawn to old routines or places.

Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: MJB on November 08, 2010, 08:02:36 AM
Episode 2... Lot of new characters. Most were not in the comic.

I liked the episode. Since I have read the comic series there wasn't much suspense. The new characters were ok but the ones that were in the comic stood out for me. I would be interested hearing what characters stood out for you.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 08, 2010, 02:43:02 PM
I never read the comic, so when I saw the first episode, the first thing I said was "this is just like Left 4 Dead".  Great show!  Missed yesterday episode, but I'm going to watch it on demand.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 08, 2010, 03:34:25 PM
Not happy with the fast , climbing, rock using Zombies.

I wants my zombies to be like a force of nature, the way they are in the comic.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: thanoson on November 08, 2010, 04:28:25 PM
Even way back in Night of the Living Dead, Zombies used things. The one chasing Barbara used a rock to smash the window when she crashed the car. Thought this was a good episode. The only thing I didn't like was how soft that guy that got beat up was. He just turned to jelly after that.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: crimsonquill on November 08, 2010, 04:45:58 PM
Not happy with the fast , climbing, rock using Zombies.

Kirkman has said that Walking Dead in his comicverse follows the classic Romero rules and as thanoson said they have used rocks and sticks to smash things even back in original movie. Romero and Kirkman both also have agreed that older zombies move far slower then fresher ones because of rigamortis setting into the corpse as it decays. I was surprised that a few zombies could climb the fence but I guess it wouldn't be too hard for one to figure out how to scale a chain link one that wasn't very high and it was something they did a lot when they were alive to maintain the familarity of that action. They seemed very stumped with trying to figure out how to climb a fire escape ladder though. The zombies in this series are like primal versions of their old human selves with trace memories retained in their brains of familiar actions and locations.
  
- CQ
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on November 08, 2010, 07:37:28 PM
AMC THE WALKING DEAD SNEAK PEAK: EPISODE 3 "TELL IT TO THE FROGS"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGlwyGaCnA4)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: MikeB7 on November 08, 2010, 09:19:17 PM
I was most excited to see Glenn and get our first glimpse into the mechanics of survival, with him making runs into cities for supplies.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: crimsonquill on November 09, 2010, 01:11:57 AM
The best news I've come across this week... so far... This is snipped from NEWSARAMA:

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After two strong weeks in the ratings, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com reported Monday afternoon that AMC has officially renewed The Walking Dead for a 13-episode second season.

The news shouldn't come as a surprise: according to the network's press release, the Oct. 31 season premiere of the adaptation of the Image Comics series attracted the largest audience for an original series in AMC history with 5.3 million total viewers, and this past Sunday night's season episode held strong with 4.7 million.

The first season of six episodes is scheduled to wrap on Dec. 5. Thirteen episodes is the standard length for AMC original series such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad. AMC's senior vice president of scripted programming Sharon Tal Yguado is quoted in the release as saying, "I wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one." (Possible zombie pun?)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on November 16, 2010, 04:06:21 AM
The Walking Dead Sneak Peek: Episode 4 - "Vatos" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5lQQZ7i15A)

Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 23, 2010, 05:25:40 AM
Did anybody see the episode yet?  Was I the only one?  Anyway, this was good, but it falls short compare to the other until the end.  I was not expecting that kind of ending.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Jakew on November 23, 2010, 07:42:04 AM
I thought it was pretty good, probably my second favourite episode so far ... that last zombie attack was straight out of the comic.

Maybe it's just me, but I think this series has had major issues living up to the quality of its first episode, the one directed by Frank Darabont. I'm not sure how they're going to get around that ... I haven't ever seen a show where the first episode clearly outshines the following ones.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on November 23, 2010, 01:40:08 PM
Seriosly a great episode. The acting continues to annoy me a tiny bit but that aside I liked everything else.

The "vatos" where a cool addition, mostly because something I love about walking dead are all the cities, groups and tribes and they represented a plausible group that could make it through the apocalypse... a mixture of thugs bound by family and care givers.

The zombie attack, some of the drama near the end and all that was really cool too... hopefully Kirkman will keep a close eye on the series because the "episode he wrote" was one of the best.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 23, 2010, 05:46:07 PM
I didn't like the way the "Vatos" were introduced.  They came all hardcore and ready to kill people and it seems like the director wanted you to hate them, to tell you they are the enemy.  Then, he comes back and tries to show us that they are the good guys, just misunderstood and he does by using the grandmother?!  I didn't like the way it was handle
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: ow_tiobe_sb on November 23, 2010, 06:07:41 PM
I have not read page one of the original comic book material for this series, though I have watched each episode as it airs.  

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

ow_tiobe_sb
Phantom Bunburyist and Whirled Braker
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: thanoson on November 23, 2010, 06:30:42 PM
I liked it. I thought that most of the vato's were just fronting and playing the part of hard. It's important to have a hard face when dealing with folks that could ruin what you have built. So when grandma came in and dissolved that face, I kinda got a chuckle out of it.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 24, 2010, 02:43:59 AM
It just happen so fast, that what's bothers me.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: GhostMachine on November 24, 2010, 04:04:41 AM
I didn't like the way the "Vatos" were introduced.  They came all hardcore and ready to kill people and it seems like the director wanted you to hate them, to tell you they are the enemy.  Then, he comes back and tries to show us that they are the good guys, just misunderstood and he does by using the grandmother?!  I didn't like the way it was handle

I didn't like it, either. Plus they also made a couple of them look like idiots. You don't pull a pistol on someone when they have a shotgun aimed right at your boss, or talk about going ahead and shooting people when they've got enough firepower to kill half of you dead aimed right at you.

Once they got inside and sorted everything out, Guillermo was actually likeable.

Now a few other things about this episode:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Only two more episodes in the season left. :(




Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 24, 2010, 05:47:26 PM
The camp scene was Awesome.

I think the whole point of the Vatos was to lend credence to the Woodbury scenario in the future. Rick and the gang will be a bit more trusting based on that, and when the #@$@#$ up governor shows up, makes out with his undead daughter, and starts cuttin off vitals and a rapin, its going to catch most viewers by that much more surprise.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on November 24, 2010, 07:18:33 PM
The camp scene was Awesome.

I think the whole point of the Vatos was to lend credence to the Woodbury scenario in the future. Rick and the gang will be a bit more trusting based on that, and when the #@$@#$ up governor shows up, makes out with his undead daughter, and starts cuttin off vitals and a rapin, its going to catch most viewers by that much more surprise.

:unsure: Haven't read the comic series but did you just spoil something?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: MJB on November 24, 2010, 07:39:18 PM
:unsure: Haven't read the comic series but did you just spoil something?

If you were talking about the comic then, ya he spoiled the heck out of that part. With the series though who knows where they will go. So far they have added a bunch that wasn't in the comic. I expect that trend to continue.

As for last week's episode, I felt the last one was "different" than the others. Read the credits & it was written by Robert Kirkman. That explains the pile of dead bodies at the end of the issue. Most of which were not in the comics. :D
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 29, 2010, 03:23:50 PM
Don't worry about the comic matching the series. It just took a HUUUUUGE detour. And I'm not happy about it. This had better be a one and done, because this is starting to look like the plot of every living dead movie. Soldiers,nutty scientists?  WTF? Kirkman gave these guys 5 years of material, and THIS is  where  they take us? feh.

Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on November 29, 2010, 07:48:59 PM
Episode 6 sneak peek 3mins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAAuRhK-S68)

Sigh, can't wait for season 2.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: ow_tiobe_sb on November 30, 2010, 02:35:37 PM
[T]his is starting to look like the plot of every living dead movie. Soldiers,nutty scientists?  WTF?

This is an accurate expression of the disappointment I voiced earlier in the thread.  'Tis a shame for the show.  :(

Unfortunately, all of these trite elements may be precisely what holds the attention of much of the series' audience.

ow_tiobe_sb
Phantom Bunburyist and Whirled Braker
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on November 30, 2010, 04:17:45 PM
Obviosly I'm mixed... on one hand I want detours from the script so that the show is for me too, not just people who have not read the comic. On the other hand, the detours keep getting larger and larger, which is risky given how good the source material is.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on November 30, 2010, 06:45:22 PM
I hate that they reached the CDC, or that some semblance of an answer to the zombie infestation is being shown. I enjoy that the survivors had no idea where it started; it's an aspect of the book that I respect. The first half of the fifth episode was fine, but the part with the CDC guy was a bit jarring.

I just hope Season 2 shows us Herchel's farm, then the prison.. and then maybe the governor. It can add and detract from the comic, as long as it has those three key elements. Oh, and Michonne. And I kind of would like to see Dwayne show up, too.

And I really hope the last episode ends in someone's death.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on November 30, 2010, 07:26:01 PM
I was reading an interview with Kirkman (http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/11/29/walking-dead-kirkman-finale-wildfire/) today and he stated that the trip to the CDC was due to the fact that it is really located in Atlanta, something that Kirkman wasn't aware of when he wrote the comic. He said it's a temporary detour and the show will continue to follow the comic with detours when they feel they are worth it.

He was coy about whether the show will explain where the zombies came from.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on November 30, 2010, 09:09:46 PM
I like how somebody called these things "side quests" because that is what it feels like. The mission goes to a farm, a prison, etc... but side quests include a nursing home, the cdc, etc. Anyway I wated to share a website that I use to keep track of the characters in the comic and well it will be useful in the show. That said a warning: it points out who is alive and who is dead, so that might spoil a surprise or two for you.

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS
http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Characters_(Pictorial_List) (http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Characters_(Pictorial_List))
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: GhostMachine on November 30, 2010, 11:23:23 PM
I hate that they reached the CDC, or that some semblance of an answer to the zombie infestation is being shown. I enjoy that the survivors had no idea where it started; it's an aspect of the book that I respect. The first half of the fifth episode was fine, but the part with the CDC guy was a bit jarring.

I just hope Season 2 shows us Herchel's farm, then the prison.. and then maybe the governor. It can add and detract from the comic, as long as it has those three key elements. Oh, and Michonne. And I kind of would like to see Dwayne show up, too.

And I really hope the last episode ends in someone's death.

No word on Michonne, but word is the prison and the Governor are planned for late season 2 or possibly season 3.

(If you mean Duane, Morgan's son from the pilot, I assume they're show up again in season 2. I don't read the comics so if there's a character named Dwayne, I have no idea who that is.)

Oh, and there's a rumor going around that
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on December 01, 2010, 07:48:24 PM
That would be the worst thing ever. Merle was a good throwaway character. The Governor was a maniacal Mother @#$@#4 that was also smarter and far more evil than Merle could ever hope to be. The gov should be his own man, not some retread of a first season loser.

Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on December 01, 2010, 09:06:49 PM
Frank Darabont fires The Walking Dead's entire writing staff (http://io9.com/5702995/frank-darabont-fires-the-walking-deads-entire-writing-staff)

Was Kirkman part of the writing staff or was he freelancing?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on December 01, 2010, 09:24:50 PM
Frank Darabont fires The Walking Dead's entire writing staff (http://io9.com/5702995/frank-darabont-fires-the-walking-deads-entire-writing-staff)

Was Kirkman part of the writing staff or was he freelancing?

I'm not sure but from what I've seen people saying he will still be involved. He does own the property.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on December 02, 2010, 12:55:28 PM
Freelancing. The  "vatos" episode and one other was written by Kirkman. He's going to be involved no matter what.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on October 17, 2011, 03:14:49 AM
Anyone watched Season 2 Premiere tonight?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on October 17, 2011, 01:50:25 PM
Anyone watched Season 2 Premiere tonight?

Kind of... I was at a friends house for a dinner party where we got a bit drunk so there was a lot of talking over the episode. That said it LOOKED really cool, very tense, the makeup continues to be great. The little bits of acting I cought where still a bit iffy but overal I'm glad it is back.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on October 17, 2011, 03:43:46 PM
Saw it.  Not a bad way to start the second season.  Are they going to do 6 episodes again or are they doing a full season?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on October 17, 2011, 05:51:39 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/episodes#season-2


13 according to IMDB, which is the number of episodes that most of the "cable" tv shows run. I was ok with 6 if all 6 are good but obviosly 13 is better, more to love.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on October 17, 2011, 08:09:21 PM
The first episode broke all kinds of cable watch records.

My thoughts on episode 1:

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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Magnificent on October 17, 2011, 08:24:18 PM
While the plot seemed to move a little slow (I guess I've gotten used to the speed of American Horror Story already), the only real complaint I have are the additions of the horrendously bad country accents by the two cops. :banghead:
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on October 17, 2011, 08:28:50 PM
I quite enjoyed it. Seemed to pick up right where it left off.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on October 17, 2011, 09:16:48 PM
I have a question, that was also brought up on the Talking dead show:

Why are there dead people just laying around?  No indication of how they died, but they are just there dead.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on October 17, 2011, 11:17:32 PM
Great first episode of the new season. The 'herd' scene was tense and it played out well. I loved how the episode ended with a cliffhanger, and I hope every episode ends with a cliffhanger, to stay true to the comic book in spirit.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Mr. Hamrick on October 25, 2011, 07:56:16 PM
Thought you guys would be interested

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amc-renews-walking-dead-season-3-249366

Walking Dead renewed for 3rd season.

Oh and to a few other questions.

Definitely 13 episodes.  If I hadn't signed an NDA on something I could give another spoiler about something that was mentioned by Ghost Machine.  I'm not officially involved with the show but I did do something for it in a very unofficially official capacity a few weeks ago.  I also have two friends who I have mentioned here (Chris and Miracole Burns) who I believe are still working on the show.  So... yeah. 
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on October 27, 2011, 02:52:56 PM
Ugh. I knew they would go that route.

Too much soap opera in my Zombie show.

Whats next? They insert a twin brother for shane once he's dead ?
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on October 31, 2011, 08:38:23 PM
So what did you guys think of "Save the Last One"?
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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 08, 2011, 02:09:37 PM
While I enjoyed Shane's actions in episode 3, in my opinion episode 4 was a humongous waste of TV time. NOTHING happened. At all. Was the budget cut so much that they can only have x amount of zombies per episode? And for Chrissake, FIND THE KID ALREADY. What a horrific subplot.

I'm one of the biggest fans of the comic going, but this show has gone waaaaaaaay downhill since the season opener.

pick. up. the . pace.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 09, 2011, 02:53:59 AM
The whole zombie in the well thing made me mad.  That was a waste of time.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on November 09, 2011, 04:09:44 PM
I fear that this show is moving towards a soap opera with the prego thng and less of the horrors of a zombie apocalypse.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 10, 2011, 09:21:45 PM
I believe the show is more gear towards how people react or will to survive kicks in when face in a crisis, not so much the zombies themselves
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: lugaru on November 10, 2011, 10:51:58 PM
pick. up. the . pace.

That is why I was actually a little worried when I saw this would be a longer season...

Have not seen the newest episode yet (doing a lot of late nights) but yeah it has been slow.

That said I do love the soap opera aspect of the comic but I dont think the show is as good when it comes to the soap opera stuff, I'm not rooting for characters to hook up and all that.

@ JeyNyce: As for zombies being a secondary threat, that is the way the comics are. I mean it is dangerous to travel on your own but the really dangerous stuff is betrayal, rival groups of humans, disease, starvation, accidents and people going mad.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on November 21, 2011, 09:35:39 PM
Does anyone else think that Daryl and Shawn should be the leaders of the group? Rick needs to take a backseat, the only two who seem to understand the situation they are in, and will do whatever is necessary to keep the group safe are these two.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on November 22, 2011, 04:48:25 AM
I also think that Hershel is nuts. He thinks that putting down a walker is murder. I would take the old coot with me to get supplies and see what he does when the "sick people" come to eat him.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on November 29, 2011, 01:11:11 AM
Wow, why isn't anyone talking about this show? Anyway, last nights mid season finale was fantastic. I am sooo behind Shane. Maybe now, Rick will finally snap to reality and learn that Shane's way is the right way to survive in that zombie apocalyptic word.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Vertex on November 29, 2011, 01:17:32 AM
Shane is a rabid dog that needs to be put down :P
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 29, 2011, 04:33:13 AM
Shane is a rabid dog that needs to be put down :P

I disagree.  I like Shane even more now.  I felt the same way he did, maybe he over did it a bit, but I agreed with the point he was trying to make.  I also like the girl becoming the sharpshooter of the group.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: bat1987 on November 29, 2011, 10:05:04 AM
Anyway, last nights mid season finale was fantastic.

This! Loved it, it more than made up for the slow pace of the previous episodes in the season. Whole barn scene was pure win,
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, the whole scene had me glued to the screen.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on November 29, 2011, 01:16:02 PM
I was very impressed by the mid season finale. Very well done. The barn reveal at the end kicked me in the gut. Can't wait for February.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: captmorgan72 on November 29, 2011, 01:58:51 PM
The only thing I didn't like was
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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: JeyNyce on November 29, 2011, 10:36:55 PM
The only thing I didn't like was
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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on February 20, 2012, 06:20:57 PM
Anyone catching the 'second half' of this season?

I have to say, these last two episodes are already a vast improvement over the first half. They kicked up the action, which was in dire need.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on February 20, 2012, 06:44:20 PM
Yeah the pace is certainly up. It's interesting how the group is starting to split into two with Shane and Rick leading each side.

And the longer the show goes on the less it seems like the comic, which has me curious over where things will go.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: B A D on February 23, 2012, 06:12:59 PM
I think the season will end with (one way or the other) the collapse of the current status quo and whats left of the cast heading on the road, and back toward the source material.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on February 24, 2012, 10:24:53 PM
Yeah, I'm more than certain that season 3 will occur..
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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Magnificent on March 19, 2012, 06:12:37 PM
This season was much more "Days of Our Lives" than Zombieland.  Last night's season finale made up for a lot of that though  :D
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on March 19, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
The Walking Dead finale was awesome. The last couple of episodes have been great. This second half of the season was definitely a vast improvement over the first.

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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on October 23, 2012, 06:04:58 AM
Season 3 is starting off with a bang! First two episodes were incredible.
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: laughing paradox on November 30, 2012, 04:07:41 PM
How is no one discussing this season!? Wait.. I get it.. you're all zombies, aren't you?

:moribundi2
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on December 01, 2012, 12:41:23 AM
...Brains...

I've definitely been enjoying this season. Some comments:
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And something upcoming I'm excited for:
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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: detourne_me on December 04, 2012, 07:48:36 AM
...no more new TWD till February!
Well, I still have the games to replay and the comic coming out!
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on July 20, 2013, 02:49:06 PM
Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead Season 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSi2fJALDyQ)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: billdamn22 on July 23, 2013, 08:52:01 PM
October cannot come quick enough! Can't wait to be watching these episodes!
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on March 24, 2014, 04:08:24 PM
Season finale clip and poster are up. Can be found here:

http://www.dcuopost.com/multiverse-news/sneak-peek-episode-416-the-walking-dead-a/
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: XStream on March 28, 2014, 04:20:37 AM
Admittedly, I am fairly new to the Walking Dead. I marathon watched season's one, two and three on Netflix and this has been the first season I have watched an episode at a time. I have caught much chatter on FR about the show...

Any predictions for the season finale?

Possible Spoilers! (Because I don't know how much of the season/show you've seen and I do not want to be the one to spoil anything about the Walking Dead for you)

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Whoa... forum dump...
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Midnite on July 25, 2014, 08:39:52 PM
Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead Season 5 (http://www.dcuopost.com/multiverse-news/comic-con-trailer-the-walking-dead-season-5/)
Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Shogunn2517 on July 26, 2014, 08:24:03 AM
Maybe I overlooked it but...

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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Podmark on July 26, 2014, 05:20:04 PM
Maybe I overlooked it but...

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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Silver Shocker on November 05, 2018, 03:18:53 AM
So yeah, that was a thing.

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Title: Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
Post by: Shogunn2517 on November 06, 2018, 07:26:45 AM
Yeah, pretty much co-sign your sentiments. That WAS pretty surprising.

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Gotta admit it shot a bit of life in the series despite the backlash I'm sure they'll get in this new territory.