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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:04 
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The first series is probably worth a watch.


Yes. Just watch the first.

Reminds me, speaking of quitting whilst ahead, not making sequels to The Matrix was a great idea.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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What do you mean? The Animatrix has some pretty good bits.

I loved the floating bottle.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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We watched the first series and I thought it was rubbish. I can’t even imagine what it must have descended into for that to be the pinnicle.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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We watched the first series and I thought it was rubbish. I can’t even imagine what it must have descended into for that to be the pinnicle.

We got as far as his child being in mortal danger for about three episodes running after being mistaken for a deer and shot in the face, and decided that actually, no thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Watch it until the barn scene (end of season 2).

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

Yeah, watch S02, too.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:29 
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Mimi wrote:
We watched the first series and I thought it was rubbish. I can’t even imagine what it must have descended into for that to be the pinnicle.

We got as far as his child being in mortal danger for about three episodes running after being mistaken for a deer and shot in the face, and decided that actually, no thanks.

Oh yeah, that’s right. I forgot about that and that we didn’t actually finish the series.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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What do you mean? The Animatrix has some pretty good bits.

I loved the floating bottle.

I loved the bit where pinky and the brain tried to take over the world.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:32 
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Grim... wrote:
Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

Yeah, watch S02, too.

:zombie: /

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:37 
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Basically Mimi - this;

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts ... 1023115767

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THE new season of The Walking Dead involves a moment of hope followed by yet another gruelling journey, it has been revealed.

A production source revealed that the new series’ storyline will involve Sheriff Rick Grimes and his friends finding a temporary haven – perhaps a church, school or other large municipal building – then having to leave when it is overrun either by zombies, psychopaths, or both.

The source said: “Last time we began with the characters safe, but then losing their place of safety. This time around they’re in great danger. Will they manage to find somewhere safe?

“Spoiler alert – Rick’s going to be in a mood with everyone, behave in an over-earnest way and generally suck all the fun out of things.”

The source added: “You will wonder why you continue to watch this relentless torrent of the most gruelling misery imaginable, then concede that you’d already spent weeks of your life on it so it’s too late to stop now.”

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:50 
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:this: :DD

Also, that website is hilarious:

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:06 
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Didn't the writer of the comics say it'll basically go on forever like a soap opera?


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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That's not so much the problem as the HUMONGOUS dip in writing / atmosphere / tension / common sense among characters / etc

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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That's not so much the problem as the HUMONGOUS dip in writing / atmosphere / tension / common sense among characters / etc

My advice is to stop watching then. It's a massive cash cow and AMC won't stop making it until the ratings fall through the floor. Everyone in here seems to be watching it and hating it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Sorry, they had some common sense at some point?

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Cras wrote:
Sorry, they had some common sense at some point?


People who live in arsenals shouldn't dive on grenades, mate.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Sorry, they had some common sense at some point?

Not much, and what they did have has decreased dramatically.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Everyone in here seems to be watching it and hating it.

I like hating things.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Lonewolves wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
That's not so much the problem as the HUMONGOUS dip in writing / atmosphere / tension / common sense among characters / etc

My advice is to stop watching then. It's a massive cash cow and AMC won't stop making it until the ratings fall through the floor. Everyone in here seems to be watching it and hating it.

I just torrent it if that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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I saw a google search result that said piracy rates of TWD had dropped massively - it's so shit people can't even be bothered to watch it for free.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Lonewolves wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
That's not so much the problem as the HUMONGOUS dip in writing / atmosphere / tension / common sense among characters / etc

My advice is to stop watching then. It's a massive cash cow and AMC won't stop making it until the ratings fall through the floor. Everyone in here seems to be watching it and hating it.

I just torrent it if that helps.

Oh yeah :this: of course.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:27 
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I have now put myself through the latest episode.

I agree with everything what Zardoz said.

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It's amazing how zombie headshots can be taken with a casual air of indifference but you try firing a SHITLOAD OF BULLETS AT 5 HUMANS WHO WEREN'T EXPECTING IT and you won't hit anything. Not a fucking thing.

Then in a post apocalpytic time of war when ammo is pretty fucking scarce (as they showed in the last series) why not spend a vast amount of that ammo shooting a load of tiny windows for a good 5 minutes just, er because?

The time jumping doesn't work at all.

Someone ALWAYS gets left behind. ALWAYS.


The fact that I am still watching it is a prime example of the sunk cost fallacy.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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It was clear in the first series that all of the jeopardy was reliant on the characters being idiots. I stupidly stuck with it as a form of masochism until about halfway through S3 and gave up then as I’d seen enough conclusive proof that the characters were still hand bitingly stupid and the plot had all the variety of scooby doo.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 19:05 
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My wife loves this show, hates any other sci-fi\horror shows though

I'm not that bothered with it, but still, don't mind watching it, although it's got a bit dull in places now.

Never picked up on the spoon, but found it a bit stupid that in a zombie apocalypse it was fine to have a guy with a pet tiger!

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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It was clear in the first series that all of the jeopardy was reliant on the characters being idiots. I stupidly stuck with it as a form of masochism until about halfway through S3 and gave up then as I’d seen enough conclusive proof that the characters were still hand bitingly stupid and the plot had all the variety of scooby doo.


That's a bit on the harsh side for me.

Season 1 was fantastic and it was indeed straight downhill from Season 2 onward, but then again AMC had told them to make twice as many episodes for half the cash, and Darabont fucked off as a result.

As such from Season 2 forward we got more chatting, less zombies, more indoor scenes, anything that was cheaper than what they were doing in Season 1, basically.

That said I think Seasons 2-4 maintained strong narrative arcs, decent characters, strong scripts (in the main) and remained very watchable. I don't think it helped that they routinely killed off all the best characters, something that was to continue in later seasons as well. (Also, David Morrissey deserves considerable kudos as well, for bringing some real heft to The Governor character.)

My history with the show is all documented in this thread but from memory I had some early grumblings in Seasons 3-4, then more so in 5, and far more so in 6 when most weeks it was just a case of listing all the things that were shit about it. Season 7 was its last chance and it blew it in fine style.

And we never did find out what happens to zombies in winter.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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I wouldn't say the show was ever fantastic. The Wire, Mad Men, Deadwood, Halt and Catch Fire were fantastic shows, this was just entertaining as if it was a b-movie. The first 4 seasons or such were enjoyable, at least while The Governor was alive, because even if he was a psychopath he was more believable and scary than everything that came after (specially Negan which is just annoying).

When a show like this without any sort of endgame, has 16 episodes per season you know right on that nothing will happen in most of the time. Even if nothing happened it could have at least good writing and dialogues, but it doesn't. Last season was both dull and stupid. As was season 6. The characters were never really likeable, but in the last season i was just waiting for all of them to just be eaten by zombies. Not walkers, biters, crawlers or any other stupid name the characters call them.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Disagree about season 6, well, the first half anyway. The first half was decent as it had an overarching plot that was about actual zombies for a change. There’s a horde of zombies and they want to push them away from the settlement, for those don’t remember. And the midseason finale was great too. Remember that whiny kid (no, not Carl) saying “mum, mum, mum” as it cut to to the credits. It was very satisfying to see him get eaten. Less so his mum (who was ultra hot) (In AHS) who also gets her arm lopped off.

It was a very satisfying half season. Then the saviours popped up and it went rapidly downhill.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Disagree about season 6, well, the first half anyway. The first half was decent as it had an overarching plot that was about actual zombies for a change. There’s a horde of zombies and they want to push them away from the settlement, for those don’t remember. And the midseason finale was great too. Remember that whiny kid (no, not Carl) saying “mum, mum, mum” as it cut to to the credits. It was very satisfying to see him get eaten. Less so his mum (who was ultra hot) (In AHS) who also gets her arm lopped off.

It was a very satisfying half season. Then the saviours popped up and it went rapidly downhill.


Was that the doctor's wife? If so, you're right. She was hot and it was a shame she got eaten.


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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Oh god, there's another episode to watch tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: The Walking Dead
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Please write a one-sentence recap tomorrow.


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