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The Walking Dead (AMC)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by willy cheesesteak, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Eh i don't think it sucks but it's disappointing how lazy the execution is.
     


  2. 76classic

    76classic Senior member

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    Interesting that people are mad that the zombies are faster now. Sorry, I can do without the black & white Night of the Living zombies. It just wouldn't be fun if you could just sprint right past them. If that's the case, you could just hole up in a Wal-Mart and go out scavenging as needed. They wouldn't be able to catch you anyway.
     


  3. lefty

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    It's that they're slow or fast depending solely upon what the writers' need. And if there are different speeds of zombie - say the degree of decay affects how quickly they can move - then they need to set that up. Otherwise you're taken out of the story and forced to ask questions.

    Poor writing.

    lefty
     


  4. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    That was pretty much how it worked in the Walking Dead books, and it worked.

    Minor spoiler: in the novels they hole up in a prison for a loooooong time, with a huge fence around the place and essentially zero threat from zombies. It's still interesting, and on a higher level than "zomg I need to run away from these zombies!!!!!!"
     


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    Teger Senior member

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    I don't care that much about zombie speed - it is what it is. What bothers me is their inability to adapt to a zombie filled world. As we keep talking about, why are they STILL so incompetent? If getting separated is such a big deal, why not hand out handheld radios? Why are they still in piece of shit cars? Why are they so unarmed? It's just annoying. I also have no idea where they are supposedly traveling to - was it whatever was whispered at the end of the first season?
     


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    munchausen Senior member

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    This show is basically what America gets for spending the last decade saying "I'll watch anything with zombies in it." Oh yeah? Well here's that anything.
     


  7. Joffrey

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    A graphic novel isn't television. Lefty is right, they could've spent very little time in the grand scheme of things setting up that there are different kinds of zombies.
     


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    I'm not saying they should be 100% authentic to the books, I'm saying they should make some choices about what they want the show to be. Fast vs slow zombies is one of those things. They don't seem to want to, or maybe aren't capable of, making those kind of decisions and so the show is pretty bland.
     


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    TRINI Senior member

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    You know, there's a reason there's a spoiler feature, minor or not.
     


  10. Teacher

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    Aside from the ending -- which I thought was very well done and threw in a new character twist -- last night's episode was just plain boring.
     


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    Excited to see it tonight. Seen the first two eps....they have me on the edge of my seat, but there's something missing from this. I can't put my finger on it.
     


  12. WhoKnewI

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    i think you're looking for the words "logic and multi-layered characters."
     


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    Ah yes, there it is.
     


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    I don't know, I really enjoyed the first season....I'm not sure it's any less logical or layered than the first one.
     


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    i thought this episode was the strongest so far...

    nice character twist at the end... it's starting to redeem itself after slow episodes.
     


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