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The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Its_asdf on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:09 am

Anyone keeping up with the new season? If not, I definitely recommend picking it up; it's only 8 episodes in and it's still a great show even if you're not into the whole zombie apocalypse thing. I'm still on the last episode of the first season but I've been busy with school lately.

For those to lazy to wiki the premise it's essentially about a man who wakes up from a coma to find out that zombies have taken over the world and trying to survive as the characters of the show struggle to hold on to their humanity. Fun stuff.

The comics are a fantastic read too if you're the kind of guy who can't sit around and wait for what happens next in the story (or if you just like reading comics in general). I'm like 20 issues behind the comic too, with about 80+ issues in total for the series.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:12 am

i thought season 1 (all 6 episodes) were a bit more exciting as the action picks up big time when they have to go into the city, but in season 2 it's a little slower and also they don't focus on the asian dude
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Lamrock on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:55 am

The first season had the developer of the show, Frank Darabont as the show runner but they fired him after feuds over funds (Mad Men's cast is absurdly expensive) so now it's under new management. This season, they have $4.8 mil for 13 episodes, as opposed to $5.3 for 6 last year, so I'd expect more indoor scenes and less overall action, in addition to different (hopefully better) writing.

The protagonist and the Asian guy are the only likable characters (and maybe the guy that looks like Zach Randolph), but this show is nonetheless pretty good.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:09 am

that's sad that they had to cut corners like that to save money. even the zombies look a bit cheaper too.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Glenn finally getting some face time and getting some :hump:

but the chick didn't have to be a bitch about it afterwards
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Kinda late on the action here, but I just started to watch that show after hearing my boss rave about it, and it's pretty damn awesome. I'm only a few episodes into season 2 right now and it's certainly a different pacing compared to season 1, not quite as epic, but quite good nonetheless. I heard that the season finale last week was pretty badass too, I just need to catch up first.

The series is also being made into an episodic video game by Telltale, the developer that made the Sam & Max series, as well as the Back To The Future episodes last year. Here's the first trailer:

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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Lamrock on Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:40 am

The first half of season 2 was pretty bad I thought, but it started to get good again when it came back. Thank god they're off the farm, though I'm not sure if I like the plot twists and where the show is going.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:13 am

Lamrock wrote:The first half of season 2 was pretty bad I thought, but it started to get good again when it came back. Thank god they're off the farm, though I'm not sure if I like the plot twists and where the show is going.

I agree, I was warned that the first half of season 2 was much slower paced, with far less walker encounters and much more chit-chat, and I would say that at least two episodes could have been pretty much skipped altogether. However, I gotta admit that for dramatic effect, making 5-6 episodes where the little girl is missing and everyone's looking for her, to eventually find out that she was right under the group's nose, already zombified, that was pretty fucking genius (even if somewhat predictable).
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:33 am

i thought they could've condensed season 2 so that the finale couldve been the midseason finale. there was a lot of filler episodes
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Dc311 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:37 am

Yup,the first half of season 2 was pretty dull.It was kind of pushing me away.The only reason i continued watching was becausei knew somebody was going to get killed.I did not expect Shane and Dale to get the axe so soon.I seriously thought T-Dog was going to go.And damn you gotta love Lauren Cohan a.k.a Maggie.

At least there will be 16 episodes next season.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:51 pm

Dc311 wrote:And damn you gotta love Lauren Cohan a.k.a Maggie.

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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Dc311 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:09 am

Yes sir!!!
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby homicide1550 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:33 am

When will season 3 start? Oct/Nov?
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:11 am

I don't see any official date but I'm assuming that it should be similar that what they did last year (Oct 25 I believe). Can't wait for season 3.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:02 pm

This hasn't been bumped for a little while, but episode 4 was just too good not to post anything about it.
Season 4 has been pretty damn solid so far, with much better pacing than the previous season. With episode 3 being mainly focused on the 'side story', you could tell something big was gonna happen with the main group, and it didn't disappoint... :shock:
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:25 pm

Glenn & Maggie in the guard tower :lol:
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Manni on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:27 am

I really dont think Carl shot his mom in the head i mean just look at his reaction at the end while rick was crying
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby homicide1550 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:25 pm

Gotta love Michonne's bad-ass moves with the samurai!
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Lamrock on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:00 am

This season has been far better than the last one. A lot more entertaining.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:35 am

That's for sure, last season certainly had some pretty dramatic moments, but it felt like it was dragging way more than the 1st season (and not just because it had double the episodes).
From the sneak peek at next episode, I'm pretty sure that Carol was actually bit and will turn with only Carl and the old dude to protect the rest of the group. Should be entertaining.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:14 pm

yeah it was a shit episode all-around. but then:

Maggie... shirt off.... :drool:
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Pdub on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:19 pm

Anyone think the governor might be a convict from the prison?
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby chicagoRAW on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:37 am

Why is this show also postponed till February? I'm waiting for the season to end before watching, now I gotta wait an extra 2 months.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Pdub on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:20 am

Fake seasons. Either that or they have to wait for the money from the first half in order to actually finish the filming. I don't understand when this half season crap started, but it's annoying.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:50 pm

Pdub wrote:Fake seasons. Either that or they have to wait for the money from the first half in order to actually finish the filming. I don't understand when this half season crap started, but it's annoying.

i hate this show. they save the episodes for the sweeps months in nov and feb. and they stretch out the story, it's just one big long cocktease.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Really can't agree with that, as far as I'm concerned the season has more than delivered so far, it's been fucking amazing.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:47 am

Wasn't interested when this came out as I thought the zombies were lame because I prefer my zombies 28 Days Later style but recently just saw 2-3 episodes of this while riding the bus. A bus whose screen is at least 20 inches. Dunno what season it was but it was when they found the prison.
Pretty good and got me interested to watch all the episodes from the beginning.
That part with the prisoner, machete, "shit happens", damn awesome.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby el badman on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:02 am

That's actually the 3rd (current) season if they were already in the prison. I'd certainly recommend watching it from the beginning. Season 2 definitely dragged on at times, but season 1 was fucking amazing.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread

Postby Qballer on Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:47 pm

i agree season 1 was amazing. they will never get back to that level again.
season 2 can be skipped altogether, save for maybe the last episode leading into season 3, which also dragged but was a bit better than 2
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