Walking Dead TV Series

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  1. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Since the Walking Dead has always been about the relationships between people, yeah, it's going to have a bit of a soap opera element to it, naturally. I don't have a problem with that. It would be near impossible to make an ongoing series featuring the mindless living dead based on anything else.
     
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    It's still the best zombie series on television right now
     
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    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    That's my whole point. the only thing that makes a zombie movie good are the people, setting, and what they do to survive. And that got old by 1978. Fuck the zombies don't even matter, and to drag on an entire series, especially when the characters aren't showing themselves to be interesting, it is going to be like watching the same zombie drek every week.

    :lol: You're right about that.
     
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    What makes The Walking Dead interesting is in seeing how the human race devolves over time, where you see how a normal law abiding citizen slowly turns into a cold blooded killer, and in some cases into psychotic despots and cannibals. You get that to a certain extent in horror movies, but not nearly to the depth that the comic series did. Most zombie films only give you a snippet of a few days or weeks of the characters lives, because that's all they can handle in under 2 hours. The Walking Dead goes on for years.
     
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    That's fine, but the scenario has not hooked me into it to last that long. I don't have the patience to watch a show about a group of characters I don't care about become a mess. If I wanted to do that, I'd watch Jersey Shore.
     
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    You're perfectly entitled to believe what you want of course, but I've never understood the necessity some people have to "care" about the characters in horror films, especially zombie films. If you don't like a character then it's almost worth it all by itself to wait for him or her to be eaten. (And most of these characters WILL be eaten.) I already dislike the wife and her cop boyfriend enough to want to see them die in some gruesome fashion. :)
     
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    Of course, but I don't want to wait three or six seasons for it to happen. See the difference?
     
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    It's been picked up for a 13 episode second season. WooHoo!!
     
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    Actually, The Walking Dead is referring to the human characters which is the "twist". The comics always had zombies play a secondary role to character development and that's what made the comics work so well. The show is doing the exact same thing which is probably why it was greenlit as a series.

    I admit that the first episode was leaps ahead of the second, but the second was still alot of fun.
     
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    I liked the second episode better, but I can't stop thinking that every scene is already done in zombie movie world. I still feel like watching a remake but at least is still entertaining. Besides I love Sarah Wayne Callies, since I first saw her on Prison Break I thought she looked italian enough for a zombie movie, and here we are... she's so beautiful...*sigh
     
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    Ditto. The thing I'm most bothered/annoyed by is that not only have we seen everything that's presented here in other zombie movies, but in other non-horror movies as well. I have yet to see a single original idea in all this. So far, I'm still enjoying it despite its unoriginality.
     
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    What other zombie film had people coating themselves in guts to camouflage themselves? I missed that one.
     
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    Give it a chance! I actually almost threw down the first issue in the comic shop, it pissed me off so much. All I saw was a direct rip off of 28 Days Later with the hospital scene. I kept hearing about how good it was getting and picked up the trades and was hooked. I've been reading the series ever since. The characters in the group and ones they meet are what makes it interesting. And yes, there will be a lot of stuff you've seen before. It is hard to make a totally original zombie film/book.
     
  14. i like the show, though. so it's been done before but if ts good why not enjoy it?!
     
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    This was annonounced on imdb.com: The Walking Dead has been renewed for a second season. ALL RIGHT.
     
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    Yeah, everyone needs to take a breath here. It should have been obvious from the beginning that the first season was going to feel like an extended film, and in the world of zombies, it's hard to establish something without rehashing a lot of ideas.

    But remember, this initial season is ONLY six episodes, covering the first story arc and adding in some new elements. The second season has already been given the go-ahead for 13 episodes, which is where this is going to start to differentiate itself. The story stretches over YEARS, and the characters and their relationships with one another become so multi-faceted that it's going to be pretty crazy for those that stick with it to look back at the original episodes and see how far these people have gone. And what has been said already, if you're going into this show for the zombies, you should just delete it off of your DVR and move on because you're going to be disappointed. The show is going to be about the people, their relationships, and survival. There are multiple issues of the comic where there is no zombie action at all; this book could pull out zombies and insert a nuclear wasteland or any other massive disaster to humanity and it would be the same. The zombies are just the device to put the characters in the situation in which we get to observe how they manage. And as unoriginal as all of that may sound to those seasoned in zombie films, the characters are what make this (and you can't judge them yet off of two episodes; they're still being introduced) and it certainly is unlike anything on TV right now or in recent memory. Imagine what Lost would have been like without all the bullshit ;)
     
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    I'm not in it for the zombies, I'm in it for the story. Right now I don't see anything different than something like Lost and unlike Lost, at least I'm interested in what happens to those people. I am not here, and I gave up on Lost too after the first season.

    Zombies? Could care less.
     
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    They weren't covered in guts, but it reminded me of Shaun of the Dead when they tricked the dead by acting like them.

    As I said, I am enjoying it.

    I'll try not to have any more negative opinions about this show. Sorry if I offended anyone. I didn't realize it had a Star Trek-like fan base.
     
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    Yeah, I got a "Shaun" vibe from that scene too, even though in this case, The Walking Dead DID come first. And obviously, Shaun of the Dead plays the concept for laughs, quite the opposite of how they did it in Walking Dead. For that reason, I was hoping Glenn and Rick would just move slowly, and not shuffle like zombies, because then the scene would become too comical (thanks a lot, Edgar Wright)
     
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    I am a big fan of the comic, and so far I really dig this show ! The scene with Rick and Glen walking with the dead was suspenseful as hell. It's nice to see the book fleshed out so well, and great to see this stuff on TV.
     

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