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FishyJoe

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« Reply #40 on: 11-22-2010 19:39 »

Best episode yet. Good gracious! That zombie attack was intense.

And the nursing home stuff was a funny and awesome twist.

....why the hell did I click on Bend-err's spoiler message? Dang it. I clicked on it by force of habit, because usually I don't care about spoilers. Oh well. That does sound pretty cool.
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« Reply #41 on: 11-22-2010 19:58 »

Wow that was an awesome episode. Glad to see you guys are following it too. Jon was wondering when someone was going to die. I'm glad the way they did it...
Christopher

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« Reply #42 on: 11-23-2010 04:19 »

Most people say its the worst episode yet and I agree, but some people say best, the internet is very split
FishyJoe

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« Reply #43 on: 11-23-2010 14:02 »

I haven't had a chance to check reviews elsewhere. I had a feeling that internet nerds would hate it because it strays from the comic, and tried for some humor with the nursing home twist. Bah, screw 'em. It was a solid story, who cares if it's not 100% like the comic.

As long as the show generally follows the comic's storyline, I am fine with tangents like this.
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« Reply #44 on: 11-23-2010 17:09 »

best non-cartoon tv series on tv!
my wife doesnt care much for zombie flicks, but is really into this show
bankrupt

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« Reply #45 on: 11-24-2010 02:57 »

I guess I'm not "most people" as I thought it was really good.  I really enjoyed the  zombie attack at the end.  Mmm, flesh.
futurefreak

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« Reply #46 on: 11-28-2010 11:04 »

I thought this show would be all Zombie carnage. I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a plot there was.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #47 on: 11-29-2010 04:17 »

I know I'm checking in early...BUT GODDAMN!  That Amy scene was awesome!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #48 on: 11-29-2010 05:01 »

loved last week's episode, glad they are re-airing it tonight at 9PM just before the new episode.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #49 on: 11-29-2010 05:12 »

Loved this ep right up until the end.  You have to feel bad for an actor who's forced to scream "You're killing us!  You're killing us!"  There's really no good way to pitch that line.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #50 on: 11-29-2010 06:28 »

I dunno...my feelings are completely opposite. Didn't care for the Amy stuff. What kind of idiot sits there and waits for somebody to wake up as a zombie? Yeah yeah, she wanted to say she was sorry...but what if a fresh zombie moves quicker than she expected and she got bit herself? Why would she act so stupidly risky? I didn't buy that scene at all.

...and then I really liked the "screaming at the CDC" scene. Well acted; I liked Rick's desperation and everybody else trying to calm him down and get him out of there.

Good episode overall. So next week is the season finale? I don't know what to say about that, so I will let the smiley face say it for me: frown
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #51 on: 11-29-2010 08:55 »

She stayed there because she was borderline psychotic.  She also wanted to be the one who pulled the trigger.  It's like that scene in the original dawn of the dead when The white guy made the black guy promise that he'd be the one to shoot him.  Standard zombie sentimentality.
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« Reply #52 on: 11-29-2010 10:29 »

Hahaha, when that first side camera shot showed Amy's chest subtly move I thought, "Wow, that is horrible acting. I totally just saw her chest move to breathe."

Overall I thought it was good. I never saw the first three only the 2 min recaps of them but they pretty much had a general theme to them ha. Last week's ep was good too with the faux gangbangers.
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« Reply #53 on: 12-01-2010 12:17 »

I really enjoy this program, its a good watch. I'm not a fan of the whole zombie genre but this is really entertaining stuff. My boyfriend started watching it round at his mates house each week, and then he started watching it at home and I'd end up just watching it with him. Riveting stuff!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #54 on: 12-04-2010 02:23 »

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/the-walking-dead-lets-go-of-writers-considers-no-writing-staff-for-season-2/

Frank Darabont fires Season 1 writing staff.   WTF?
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« Reply #55 on: 12-04-2010 03:38 »

Well technically the show has already been written, so let some other guys in on the action.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #56 on: 12-04-2010 19:07 »

I'm thinking that scene with the old folks home struck him as 'Too Television' and he wants some grittier material.
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« Reply #57 on: 12-06-2010 18:17 »

I thought the finale was fantastic. End the first season with a boom, always a good idea.

For a while though I thought they might actually kill off the whole cast and then start the next season with new characters in a different area, as that would be a very Frank Darabont thing to do.
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« Reply #58 on: 12-06-2010 23:00 »

Im really glad blondie and old guy got out.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #59 on: 12-07-2010 03:13 »

I enjoyed the finale for the most part but the acting was pretty hammy in some scenes that needed to be pounded home with a guiding hand of subtlety.  I also think the big explosive finale was missing two important things to really pronounce the drama:

1) A shot of the two who stayed behind and then the Explosion bathing them in fire.
2) A swarm of zombies chasing the survivors away from the scene.

All in all though, pretty good stuff, and I expect a promising 2nd season.
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« Reply #60 on: 12-07-2010 11:21 »

I agree with your number 1. It's something you don't necessarily want to see but you expect to see it. But before you knew it they were already showing the flames hitting the windows.

I found some of the banter between the cast inside the CDC quite...redundant. Like when he explains how TS 19 was his wife. Hopefully viewers already gathered it was someone close to him, like a spouse, when he revealed it was a female. Just the whole..."Test Subject 19 was your wife?" dialogue seemed pointless because the clues were obvious. I liked it though, but I'm a lil peeved that that whole Meryl plot dropped off like that, the show is acting like LOST in that sense where they introduce a subplot forget about it then maybe bring it back a season or two later. I unno we'll see what happens. I like Crazy Eyes ie. Dale! big grin
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« Reply #61 on: 12-07-2010 19:16 »

but I'm a lil peeved that that whole Meryl plot dropped off like that, the show is acting like LOST in that sense where they introduce a subplot forget about it then maybe bring it back a season or two later.

That's not really a fair thing to say though considering that this season was only 6 episodes.
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« Reply #62 on: 12-08-2010 10:45 »

I have a very short attention span.
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« Reply #63 on: 12-09-2010 00:00 »

So... this is the new LOST?  I thought so.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #64 on: 12-09-2010 02:34 »

Finale was good, yet underwhelming. I'm still not sure how I feel about the CDC thing. I don't mind that they stray from the comics, but everything about it seemed very...made-for-tv-movie-on-SyFy. The set, the acting, the supercomputer controlling the lab. I just don't think it felt like a part of the Walking Dead universe.

Looking forward to season 2. Hurry up already!
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« Reply #65 on: 12-09-2010 02:57 »

I enjoyed the finale, but at the end of watching it I was glad all the writers were fired.  The CDC story was done way too quickly in my opinion.  It should have taken place over a couple of  episodes at least.  They get there and the CDC guy lets them in.  He tells them the building has working showers, but to go easy on the hot water. Go easy on the hot water because we have to make it last until the building blows up in 24 hrs.  Did I forget to mention that part?

I think there was too much over the top drama squeezed into the finale.  If the apocalypse makes people blab long, dire speeches every time they open their mouth, I would let the zombies eat me just so I don't have to hear it.

I found some of the banter between the cast inside the CDC quite...redundant. Like when he explains how TS 19 was his wife. Hopefully viewers already gathered it was someone close to him, like a spouse, when he revealed it was a female. Just the whole..."Test Subject 19 was your wife?" dialogue seemed pointless because the clues were obvious.

That part seemed like it was pulled from an episode of All My Circuits.  I could see Calculon on his knees exclaiming "TEST SUBJECT 19...  ...WAS MY WIFE!"  This would be great if Walking Dead was an animated comedy show, but it's not.

Overall I enjoyed the season.  I'm looking forward to see how things progress.
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« Reply #66 on: 12-09-2010 03:27 »

I read Television Without Pity and they had an article about the writes being fired from the show.  They give reasons as to why its a good thing.

I totally agree with 3, 4, and 6

http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/telefile/2010/12/can-new-walking-dead-writers-b.php
futurefreak

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« Reply #67 on: 12-09-2010 11:58 »
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I found some of the banter between the cast inside the CDC quite...redundant. Like when he explains how TS 19 was his wife. Hopefully viewers already gathered it was someone close to him, like a spouse, when he revealed it was a female. Just the whole..."Test Subject 19 was your wife?" dialogue seemed pointless because the clues were obvious.
That part seemed like it was pulled from an episode of All My Circuits.  I could see Calculon on his knees exclaiming "TEST SUBJECT 19...  ...WAS MY WIFE!"  This would be great if Walking Dead was an animated comedy show, but it's not.
Hahahaha oh that made me smile smile I am totalllly picturing Calculon saying that right now. The spinoff show could be All My Brains or something.

I find it interesting how many of us found flaws with main parts of the story yet the show retained its entertainment (ie. enjoyment) value. I liked watching it even though some scenes were pointless at times. Example: That boat scene between Amy and Andrea made me think of a tampon commercial. Just sayin'.

Also I only watched the full last three episodes and saw playback summaries of the first three. Until the finale I thought Amy was Andrea's daughter heh...
JoshTheater

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« Reply #68 on: 12-09-2010 16:22 »

I think the reason we're trying to find flaws in it is because it's suddenly huge and popular after only 6 episodes and has a viewership level that it hasn't really earned yet, and we're rebelling against that. People have been calling it the best show on television now and while it's a very very good quality show, it's not anywhere near the level of a show like Breaking Bad, which while critically acclaimed isn't as popular as The Walking Dead is now. Even though Breaking Bad is a far more realized and intense show.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #69 on: 12-10-2010 04:28 »

I hope they don't hire me as a writer, because I'd be funlovingly offensive.  I'd have an episode where the group is desperate for food and Glen has suddenly disappeared and he shows up at the end of the episode with a car full of scavenged food, and he jumps out of the car, both hands in the air and yells enthusiastically:

"SUPPLIES!"
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #70 on: 12-11-2010 00:33 »

While I did like the season finale, I'm disappointed that we'll have to wait until perhaps Oct 2011 for season 2.  Season 1 comes out on dvd/blu ray in March.
futurefreak

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« Reply #71 on: 12-12-2010 20:40 »

I hope they don't hire me as a writer, because I'd be funlovingly offensive.  I'd have an episode where the group is desperate for food and Glen has suddenly disappeared and he shows up at the end of the episode with a car full of scavenged food, and he jumps out of the car, both hands in the air and yells enthusiastically:

"SUPPLIES!"
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #72 on: 12-20-2010 04:38 »

I just started reading The Walking Dead comic and it's really good.  I'm up to the point where Glenn has left the group and the group makes it to a prison with four prisoners.  I know eventually they'll meet a character called, the Governor who rules a local town.  Anyone think that the Governor may end up being Merle Dixon? (Michael Rooker's character)  I mean I think the Governor is unnamed in the comic and he was crazy.  That would be interesting if Dixion turns out to be the Governor of some town and takes revenge out on Rick and the camp.
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« Reply #73 on: 09-25-2011 22:38 »

I just finished the first season. Pretty good. The old guy with the white beard is my favourite, but I'd like to see more variety in the characters, and less crying, jeez its like everybody cries in every episode. When's season 2?
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« Reply #74 on: 09-26-2011 00:23 »

October 16

But some webisodes come out october 3.
Bend-err

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« Reply #75 on: 10-03-2011 20:38 »

WEBISODES:

01 - A New Day

02 - Family Matters

03 - Domestic Violence

04 - Neighborly Advice

05 - Step-Mother

06 - Everything Dies
Christopher

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« Reply #76 on: 10-03-2011 20:39 »

Do they matter to the story?
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« Reply #77 on: 10-03-2011 20:40 »

Depends how you see it. They're about the origin of the bicycle girl.

Quite well made and only a few minutes each.
Christopher

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« Reply #78 on: 10-03-2011 20:42 »

Bicycle girl?
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« Reply #79 on: 10-03-2011 20:45 »

Yes, her:

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