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 Post subject: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:25 

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Magic. It's a zombie series, instead of a zombie film. Drenched in tropes but no less watchable for that, the acting is sound and dialogue minimal. Darabont is all over it and Tatersall is a superb Dp for this, even if it's the only episode he's touching, no matter - David Boyd is doing the rest.

Only criticism is that Egg is occasionally too Egg and my bubble bursts but no Americans would know.

9.83 lumbering husks out of ten.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:33 
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Aye, been looking forwards to this. Preparing to watch it on the telly totally legitimately right now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:02 
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Hmmm, first I've heard of this. Maybe I'll set the computer to remind me when it is on.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:44 

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Warning: the 90 minute first episode is about 66 mins long once the ads have been purged from it.

I simply can't imagine watching anything with ads in it now. The Inbetweeners was the first thing for ages with ads I watched and even on 4od I'd find myself wandering off when they came along and doing something else, then coming back and realising I'd have to sit through the ads again to see it, or I could just grab an evaluation copy.

I'm totally justified in doing so though because even on a 720p .mkv download from tpb or wherever you still get embedded and pop-up ads for the channel, the current show, what's on 'after' and what''s coming up in the week. So, y'know, seems fair enough to me.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:56 
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This has started? Legitimately, I mean....I was under the impression it start on the 5th or something? On FX, yes? (FX HD, natch).

I need to add this to my sky planner. I don't watch tv regularly enough to feel the need to 'legitimately' source stuff earlier than it comes on sky and we've just got one of the 1tb boxes so I can store loads in there now! I haven't watched TV for about 10 days, I only watch the shows I record or films but usually I rely on Anytime to cherry pick the ones worth watching.....


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:01 
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GovernmentYard wrote:
Warning: the 90 minute first episode is about 66 mins long once the ads have been purged from it.

I thought there was a big deal about the first episode being run in the US (and the UK) with no ad breaks.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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I'm pretty sure there were ad breaks edited out of what I saw.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Maybe it's just the UK, and the woman on the radio got it wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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I illegally downloaded the inbetweeners because it was available as a tv rip before it was available on 4od.

I don't get ads on 4od though. Is that because of ad block maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:12 
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I'll be watching on Friday, cba torrenting when there's HD goodness being sent straight to my house.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Downloaded in eleven minutes - it appears to be popular.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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markg wrote:
I'm pretty sure there were ad breaks edited out of what I saw.
Definitely.

The show is fantastic, by the way.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:41 
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LewieP wrote:
I illegally downloaded the inbetweeners because it was available as a tv rip before it was available on 4od.

I don't get ads on 4od though. Is that because of ad block maybe?
Sometimes 4od doesn't insert breaks. I don't know the logic behind it; possibly demand and/or how recently the programme was (re-)broadcast.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:42 
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Queued for dlz, thanks for the heads-up!


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:30 
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I was worried I'd missed it starting when I saw this thread. Will need to remember to set the sky+ when I get home. Anyone know what time it's on? I already record the event on a Friday night, hope nothing else clashes!


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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I can text you some handy spoilers each week if you like.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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flis wrote:
This has started? Legitimately, I mean....I was under the impression it start on the 5th or something? On FX, yes? (FX HD, natch).


Yes, in America. You can assume when i speak of America series that it was broadcast, downloaded by me then watched all within 24-48 hours, as opposed to me paying Rupert Murdoch to watch it a fortnight later full of adverts once I know the plot anyway from spoilers on forums, website headlines and twitter.

I let myself get three or four eps behind in Supernatural recently and made the mistake of going on tumblr.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 15:42 
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Heh, well that's not really a problem for me and I'm happy to wait until these things are broadcast in the UK, it'd be more of an issue if we were 9+ months behind like we always used to be with everything. The downside of course, is that now we have to endure the schedule break of 10wks or whatever it is.

So, Friday at 10pm then on FX HD, grand :-)


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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GovernmentYard wrote:
Yes, in America. You can assume when i speak of America series that it was broadcast, downloaded by me then watched all within 24-48 hours, as opposed to me paying Rupert Murdoch to watch it a fortnight later full of adverts once I know the plot anyway from spoilers on forums, website headlines and twitter.
We are only five days behind the US, and I already knew the plot because I've read the books, and whilst the UK release has adverts it's not much bother to fast forward them if you record it with a PVR, and if you get Virgin you can have FX without paying Murdoch any money (it's not a Sky channel). Not too bad.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
whilst the UK release has adverts

Not the first episode!

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 15:46 
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My mate Sickybeard seems to have taped it for me anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 16:27 
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We've set one of the repeats to record over here so I'm looking forward to seeing it in the next few days. Hope it's got the same spine-chilling realism that The Mist had! Go Darabont, go!

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 16:38 
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Stop watching TV, and go take more pictures of America and then write about them. I don't care if it's dark or raining, get to it!


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 16:39 
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I liked this, especially the bit with the zombies.

Although having seen the extended trailer, it felt like I had basically already seen the entire first episode.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 17:10 
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LewieP wrote:
I liked this, especially the bit with the zombies.

Although having seen the extended trailer, it felt like I had basically already seen the entire first episode.


Yep, there wasn't much of note that came as a surprise, but it was all very nicely done and from this point on it's all going to be new.
Shame it's only going to be six episodes, but it's looking very good for a longer second season.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 17:18 
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LewieP wrote:
I liked this, especially the bit with the zombies.


OMG SPOILZ!


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 17:31 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
if you get Virgin you can have FX without paying Murdoch any money (it's not a Sky channel). Not too bad.
I don't know if FX was one of them, but Virgin sold all their channels to Sky; it's why Virgin 1 is now Channel One.

Lying bastards said nothing else would change, but Chuck is now on Living and fuck knows where Unbeatable Banzuke and Ninja Warrior have disappeared to. So! Well done Murdoch, not only am I even more vehemently anti-Sky, I now watch less (none) of one of the channels you just bought.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 21:57 
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Can someone tell me the best place to legitimately watch this?

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