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post #1411 of 2115

Lol, The Following has to win fastest piss-taking from a show ever. It has essentially become a parody of itself six episodes in.

post #1412 of 2115
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Something that has bothered me from the start is the fact that they are in the south, everyone has guns, and they sell bullets everywhere. You can load up at a fucking gas station. The Z's ripped through shit so fast that families were broken up, homes randomly abandoned ect. And like 80% of the population is now dead. So there would be literally millions of rounds of ammo to be found, in every house, store, Big 5 ect. Even if some was looted early on, that just means that cars and trunks and so on would be full of horded rounds. Yet there is very little proper scavenging done by Rick and Co.

Not going to deny that their scavenging is terrible, but millions of rounds of ammo won't do you any good unless it matches the firearms you have. The most popular weapon I've seen on the show has been the evil (and about to be banned) AR-15. That takes .223 OR 5.56. Not every AR is interchangable, even though the round is very similar. The most popular round down south, in my uninformed opinion, is probably either the 30.06 or the .308, both of which are hunting rounds for medium game, mostly chambered for bolt action riles which would not be the best choice against the zombie horde. Handgun rounds are similarly disparate. Rick seems to be concentrating on LEO handgun rounds. He carries I believe a .357. That's not standard LEO anymore so it wouldn't be found in large quantities in police armories. Plus consider that ammo hoarders would scavenge everything they could and store it in places where it might not be accessible, like with Morgan who had a huge store.

Anyway, the lack of available ammo I do not find a problem with, even in the south.
post #1413 of 2115
Sure, but most people are carrying an automatic and I would think 9mm and/or .44/.45 Cal would be fairly common.
Rick should be able to fire both .38 special and .357 Mag. so that should help.

Honestly .22LR would be your man. You could carry a lot of rounds, find them everywhere, and take down both Z and small game in a much quieter round.

That and carry and axe and a spear, that more than anything is driving me crazy. Even after a year these fools don't have a simple melee weapon on hand at all times.
post #1414 of 2115
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Originally Posted by worakl View Post

Lol, The Following has to win fastest piss-taking from a show ever. It has essentially become a parody of itself six episodes in.

 

I agree that it's getting ridiculous - I still don't understand the warden-assisted escape - but everyone acts consistently within the construct of the show and therefore it's watchable.

 

Another TWD scene that drove me crazy - the way the Woodburyians reacted to the attack. However lovely their life is now we have to assume that they have all been through some serious shit before the town was fortified and are therefore somewhat hardened. Yet at the first sign of danger they act like headless chickens - what do we do? What's going on? We should run away!

 

It's that kind of dumb shit that takes me out of the show.

 

lefty

post #1415 of 2115
Only thing about the show that really pisses me off is how good of a shot Carl is. And Carl.
post #1416 of 2115
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

Only thing about the show that really pisses me off is how good of a shot Carl is. And Carl.

Everyone on the show can consistently shoot headshots with handguns from 7 yards, but in the shootout with the Governor there were a couple of hundred shots with rifles and only one hit.
post #1417 of 2115
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Sure, but most people are carrying an automatic and I would think 9mm and/or .44/.45 Cal would be fairly common.
Rick should be able to fire both .38 special and .357 Mag. so that should help.

Honestly .22LR would be your man. You could carry a lot of rounds, find them everywhere, and take down both Z and small game in a much quieter round.

That and carry and axe and a spear, that more than anything is driving me crazy. Even after a year these fools don't have a simple melee weapon on hand at all times.

Agreed, at least 75% of scavenged handgun rounds would be of these calibers; 9mm, .38 Special, .357, and 45 ACP.

22LR would be perfect, especially if you got lucky and found some subsonic rounds like these http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2506135961/aguila-sss-sniper-subsonic-ammunition-22-long-rifle-60-grain-lead-round-nose

Not that anyone on the show has gone through this thought process, but it is very easy to injure yourself swinging a bladed weapon like an axe or machete. A short spear would be ideal.
post #1418 of 2115
Aren't there like umpteen billion rounds stockpiled in social security armories?
post #1419 of 2115
I definitely agree about the lack of melee weapons, and fuck a knife. Get something long and pointy (broom handle spear) or something short blunt and heavy (improvised mace).
post #1420 of 2115
don't worry, they stocked up with enough guns to last 4 more seasons.
post #1421 of 2115

For a bottle episode that was pretty good. Well written and extremely well directed. 

 

lefty

post #1422 of 2115
Agreed, was a pretty decent episode. I hope the next one lives up the preview.
post #1423 of 2115

Typically they do an intimate episode like that (few locations, extras, efx) to save a couple of bucks in order to blow the next episode out of the park.

 

Expect lots of blood.

 

lefty

post #1424 of 2115
Awesome, currently rewatching the previous seasons for contrast.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 3/13/13 at 5:52am
post #1425 of 2115

BRAAAAAIIIIIINNSSSS!!!

 

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