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post #1621 of 1955
Maybe I've been desensitized but I don't understand the big deal with burning the bodies (most notably Cutty's gf).
post #1622 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Maybe I've been desensitized but I don't understand the big deal with burning the bodies (most notably Cutty's gf).

I was doing other stuff while I watched, so maybe I missed something. But I think the idea is that someone did it on their own, without any group discussion and without any prior notice to loved ones, etc. Had it even been established that Cutty's gf had died? In other words, was the implication possibly that somebody had killed and burned them to keep them from infecting others? I easily could have missed something, but it seemed like it went straight from "we're going to quarantine her, but we'll start looking for medicine, etc." to stirpot.gif
post #1623 of 1955
^ You're right about them not establishing her death but her symptoms were already acting up the last time we saw her. If I remember correctly, that geeky kid was the picture of health and less than a day later, he dropped dead in the shower. It stands to reason she had already died/turned an hour or so before Cutty found her.
post #1624 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

^ You're right about them not establishing her death but her symptoms were already acting up the last time we saw her. If I remember correctly, that geeky kid was the picture of health and less than a day later, he dropped dead in the shower. It stands to reason she had already died/turned an hour or so before Cutty found her.

I agree with all that. But I suppose it also introduces the potential tension point of Cutty (or others similarly situated) at least suspecting that someone may have helped the sickies on their way.
post #1625 of 1955
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

OK, so I sort of get it if someone wants to kill the next town over, but why would someone do the thing with the rats at the place where they also live?

Maybe it is the strange girl that named the walker.
post #1626 of 1955
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Would be really interesting if it ended up being Carol who burned the bodies. She seems much different in S4 than the Carol we're used to.

Yeah, it is one small piece of decent writing, that people are getting kind of fucking crazy after all the death, destruction, and loss.
post #1627 of 1955
Carol seems like the sanest of the bunch.
post #1628 of 1955
Training kids from a young age on the use of knives in the zombie apocalypse? I'm all for it. Supporting the idea of a young kid stabbing her infected dad in the head? Not so sure about that one.

But if Carol killed those two first and then burned the bodies - brings up all sorts of interesting personal conflicts. She's been there from the beginning, is on the council, maybe has a little thing going with Daryl (potentially the most respected member of the group at this point). Could lead to the general population becoming uncomfortable with the council. Maybe even thinking the whole council was involved with the decision.
post #1629 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post

We've seen two episodes! And the last one was pretty good. I don't really get the hate on for it.

Last season was already on a downward trend, I thought the show was starting to run out of gas. Its walkers, kill them, bit of dialogue, then more walkers, kill them, bit of storyline, walkers get close again, kill them, repeat. Its getting a bit tired.

Not to mention... in the opener I think... um, how did a HELICOPTER end up on the roof of some strip mall building? It mean, it crashed right... and somehow that roof survived it? But that Rearden Steel roof couldn't hold up a few walkers that set the whole thing coming down?? I mean, it was just stupid.
post #1630 of 1955
^ we do not know how many months or years have passed now. the roof with damage and no maintenance could begin rotting. I am sure the foundation as well as the base that is holding up the building is very fragile at this point. in terms of the helicopter, it also requires maintenance that I am sure is difficult with such limited resources nowadays. remember when that helicopter malfunctioned and crash landed (when we first met the Governor).



What is so hard to believe?

I have to say I personally enjoy the show very much and anticipate each episode. I agree it can start slow but I am always left in the end with a bit of shock and curiosity for more. I am quite surprised by the SF audience with these dumb questions. foo.gif
post #1631 of 1955
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

^ we do not know how many months or years have passed now. the roof with damage and no maintenance could begin rotting. I am sure the foundation as well as the base that is holding up the building is very fragile at this point. in terms of the helicopter, it also requires maintenance that I am sure is difficult with such limited resources nowadays. remember when that helicopter malfunctioned and crash landed (when we first met the Governor).



What is so hard to believe?

I have to say I personally enjoy the show very much and anticipate each episode. I agree it can start slow but I am always left in the end with a bit of shock and curiosity for more. I am quite surprised by the SF audience with these dumb questions. foo.gif

Dumb questions? Whatever.
post #1632 of 1955
I apologize for my bluntness but didn't know how else to put it. I tend to overthink things but you have to learn to enjoy once in awhile.
post #1633 of 1955
I agree with most of the gripes about the show (and have raised some myself), but I'm ready to let go and just enjoy the show for what it is. I did enjoy this week's episode more than the premiere and hope it keeps getting better.
post #1634 of 1955
^Yup. Problem (as has been discussed) is that it's hard to make an exciting, long running zombie apocalypse show where people make great decisions.

Once I realized what was going on, I'd probably head for an island surrounded by running fresh water. Clear it out, and you're pretty good to go in terms of zombies. But that's not very compelling TV.

That being said, some of the decisions are so stupid that you can't help but be annoyed.
post #1635 of 1955
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I apologize for my bluntness but didn't know how else to put it. I tend to overthink things but you have to learn to enjoy once in awhile.

No, its not bluntness, its that you're wrong. The decisions made by the survivors are beyond ridiculousness. And I don't agree that sound decisions make for poor TV. Sound decisions can go wrong for legit reasons to provide action. Real drama and good TV in an ongoing show is always going to come from compelling interactions and the human relationships. An amazing or unique setting can only carry a show so far, then you need to either add good writing or new amazing frontiers. This show has done neither.

Really, it has crossed over into self parody but it is unintentional parody and there is no sense that anyone involved in the production is in on the joke.

As for the helicopter, its not that it would crash or even fall through the roof, but that the roof just happens to crumble at that moment. If it was so weak, Z would have randomly broken through before, at least in parts.

As for the 50 or so Z pushing against the fence, just run them over with the fucking truck sweep once a day with a 4x4. How hard is it to come up with that? Instead he has this dumb fuck idea with the pigs.

And I live in N. Berkeley, a safe area if ever there was one. There is no Zombie Apocalypse. And I still lock my doors and windows at night. You expect me to believe that these hardened survivors that have seen walking corpses rip apart everyone they know and love would not think to close the fucking door? Come the fuck on. Its just stupid and lazy. The show tries so hard to be "gritty" and "realistic" but then shits the bed on every detail.
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