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The Walking Dead (AMC)

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

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Well-Known Member

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    I was hopeful but that first episode BORED me.

    I felt this way for about the first 2/3rds of the first episode, but the last half hour was pretty awesome. The comic book took a while to pick up steam as well - since they're not confined to a 2 hour format they don't really have to start off with a bang.

    I'm meeting with a customer today at their corporate offices - a repurposed mall. Driving up from the back of the building, all we saw was a mall with all the doors and windows boarded over - y'all get one guess what it reminded me of.
     
  2. virus646

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    Can't wait for the protagonist to find out his old bro has taken his wife! It'll probably get messy.
     
  3. Blackfyre

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    So these zombies can use tools? (the zombie using the rock to break the glass) Isn't that against the zombie code or something? Really bothered me.

    I like that they can use tools. It harkings back to the master Romero. In dawn of the dead, and day of the dead, the zombies could use very simple tools in a crude fashion. His movies also introduced the concept of zombies retaining some sort of instinctual memory. Which explains the black guys wife coming back to the door.

    Really looking forward to next weeks episode.
     
  4. Steve Smith

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    Maybe it'll show up again... but yes, he should have used it, perhaps at the end near the fence when they were getting the truck?

    It's a good idea to have something solid and substantial between you and the grenade when it goes off, particularly when even a small scratch from a piece of shrapnel could infect you with the zombie slime you applied earlier.
     
  5. Duff_Man

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    I didn't know that blue training grenades were that dangerous [​IMG]
     
  6. unjung

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    Well that
    zombie blood smearing on yourself
    answered one of my post apocalyptic zombie questions.


    Disagree.

    I think the real reason zombies can tell who's alive and who's dead is based primarily on temperature, not smell. Not sure what World War Z says (I think that's our best source of information on zombies at present).
     
  7. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Well-Known Member

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    World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide never mentioned temperature I don't think.
     
  8. Gradstudent78

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    Disagree.

    I think the real reason zombies can tell who's alive and who's dead is based primarily on temperature, not smell. Not sure what World War Z says (I think that's our best source of information on zombies at present


    How would that work without touching someone? Smell makes much more sense to me.
     
  9. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    My biggest issue with the show from a plot perspective is that he still hasn't asked the obvious question as to WTF happened to the world in the month that he was in a coma.
     
  10. frenchy

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    My biggest issue with the show from a plot perspective is that he still hasn't asked the obvious question as to WTF happened to the world in the month that he was in a coma.

    correct me if im wrong but in the comic they also never name the source of the infection?
     
  11. lefty

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    Bit of a doofus cop - riding in a city with a highway of cars pointed in the other direction may not have been the smartest idea. And getting the horse killed pretty much makes me hate him.

    And the wife? It's been, what ... three weeks? And she's hooked up with his partner?

    This better get better.

    lefty
     
  12. Gradstudent78

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    And the wife? It's been, what ... three weeks? And she's hooked up with his partner?

    That assumes she wasn't doing him beforehand.
     
  13. Joffrey

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    The buddy cop convo scene in the begining of the first ep establishes that she's a cunt.

    I'm so glad I'm not a tool and watch zombie comics. I'm enjoying this show it's damn refreshing and pretty tense at places.
     
  14. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    the show's awesome

    amc really stepping up their game
     
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    And the wife? It's been, what ... three weeks? And she's hooked up with his partner?

    The stress of the apocalypse does strange things to people.

    Sort of the theme of this entire show (well, assuming it's like the comic at all).
     
  16. mfrege

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    And getting the horse killed pretty much makes me hate him.

    Well at least you're not at odds with the (re)killing of the soldier in the tank. For this scene conservative blogs are already calling the show un-patriotic and unsupportive of our men and women in the armed forces.
     
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    Well at least you're not at odds with the (re)killing of the soldier in the tank. For this scene conservative blogs are already calling the show un-patriotic and unsupportive of our men and women in the armed forces.

    Oh really? Don't they see he ''freed'' an army man from his misery [​IMG] And what about the horse, is PETA gonna come and says that it is showing animal cruelty?

    I was also wondering when he was gonna use that nade and I wonder why the guy didn't think of the saw when he went to free the racist guy. Oh well, can't wait for next sunday!
     
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    This may sound like a stupid question, but was all that destruction really necessary (burned out walls, shell holes on the building etc.) or it's a must-have for any zombie flick? I mean, the soldiers were fighting zombies, not a highly mobile, armed enemy, so what's the point of wasting ammo like that?
     
  19. Neo_Version 7

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    Was it me or did the walkers seem faster last episode?
     
  20. virus646

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    They were semi-running, climbing fences and using tools to break glass door. Yes, they were faster and more dangerous hehe.

    probably to set up the mood. You can't really know how you will react against people with blood on their mouth and their bowels in their hand. You may freak out a little bit. We have to remember that one of the rules in zombie flicks, is that you never heard of zombies before.
     

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