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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #60 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.
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #61 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?

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #62 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

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #63 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.

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« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2010, 07:48:59 PM »
Episode 6 sneak peek 3mins

Sigh, can't wait for season 2.

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #65 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.

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #66 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.

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #67 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.

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« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2010, 07:26:01 PM »
I was reading an interview with Kirkman 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.
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #70 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
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #71 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.

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #72 on: December 01, 2010, 09:06:49 PM »
Frank Darabont fires The Walking Dead's entire writing staff

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

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« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2010, 09:24:50 PM »
Frank Darabont fires The Walking Dead's 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.
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #74 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.
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2011, 03:14:49 AM »
Anyone watched Season 2 Premiere tonight?

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #76 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.

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« Reply #77 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?
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #78 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.

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #79 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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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #80 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:
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« Reply #81 on: October 17, 2011, 08:28:50 PM »
I quite enjoyed it. Seemed to pick up right where it left off.
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #82 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.
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« Reply #83 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.

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« Reply #84 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. 

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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #85 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 ?
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Re: "The Walking Dead" TV series
« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2011, 08:38:23 PM »
So what did you guys think of "Save the Last One"?
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« Reply #87 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.

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« Reply #88 on: November 09, 2011, 02:53:59 AM »
The whole zombie in the well thing made me mad.  That was a waste of time.
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« Reply #89 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.