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Eulogy
10-31-2010, 10:32 PM
First half hour was pretty coll. Anyone else watchin it? The idea of a well done horror television show pretty much gives me an insta-boner.

Ol' Couch Ass
11-01-2010, 02:02 AM
I really enjoyed the premier. I thought the mood and pacing were well done and I was sufficiently creeped out. All in all I was impressed and am looking forward to next week.



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Do you think his wife was banging his partner before the zombie apocalypse or just kind of fell into it after the zombies took over and she figured he was dead? That little subplot seems interesting to me as surely he'll find his family sooner and or later and it will be sort of awkward if she's hooked up with his buddy.

Sonic Johnny
11-01-2010, 02:12 AM
Having read all the comics (to date), I have to say i'm super fucking impressed so far. I thought they might give in to the temptation to rush the early issues a little bit to get to the meat of the story - the plot arc is huge and really really involving - but they're pacing it nicely, taking in all the nuance and humanity of the story. OCA - things will play out, just wait.

sickbadthing
11-01-2010, 03:06 AM
let's all jump on the zombie bandwagon 38 years too late

TuralyonW3
11-01-2010, 03:21 AM
It seemed solid.

Kirkmam's invincible Series is fantastic...haven't read walking dead.

Rider
11-01-2010, 03:35 AM
Really good, I"m a bit worried they might slow down the pace a bit to much. Kind of hard to talk about with people who have not read the comics far to easy to spoil things.

sickbadthing
11-01-2010, 03:51 AM
you mean like people who aren't completely retarded assholes?

Esty
11-01-2010, 04:19 AM
Just watched it. Looked at the comics at amazon. fuck that. They want 20+ bucks per volume. Theres 13. I'll just watch the show.

dean_r_koontz
11-03-2010, 10:22 AM
am i crazy or is this the best zombie tv-series ever made?

dean_r_koontz
11-03-2010, 10:22 AM
also an unrealted issue: how do i get an animated gif working as my avatar?

Eulogy
11-03-2010, 10:24 AM
i know i'm on ignore but i already made a thread about this

dean_r_koontz
11-03-2010, 10:25 AM
you're on ignore buddy.

Eric Blair
11-03-2010, 10:26 AM
haha

Eulogy
11-03-2010, 01:02 PM
someone should quote me just to let him know. i wouldn't want him to miss out!

samuel redman
11-03-2010, 02:07 PM
can you please take me off ignore

here

Eulogy
11-03-2010, 02:16 PM
you're a dick samuel redman

bahnzah
11-03-2010, 02:53 PM
pretty please?<hg>

TuralyonW3
11-03-2010, 07:54 PM
Walking dead is coll. This thread is teh gay

Eulogy
11-03-2010, 08:27 PM
maybe a bump will make dean realize his error!

also i think this should be made into a rolling "walking dead recently watched thread"

Future Boy
11-03-2010, 08:36 PM
for those that have read it, how far into the first volume did they get?

slunken
11-04-2010, 01:34 AM
i laffed

Rider
11-04-2010, 02:04 AM
Eulogy ruining threads since 05-30-2001.


Waits for the typical Eulogy pretending to be confused response.

Rider
11-04-2010, 02:07 AM
for those that have read it, how far into the first volume did they get?

I think it's like two or three issues in.

Issue one the hospital. issue two the black guy and his son, issue 3 riding into the city.

Rider
11-04-2010, 02:13 AM
Ooops was wrong there, they are halfway through issue two. Didn't realize the motion coming they made to hype the show only did half of issue one.

So it's really issue one hospital and black guy, issue 2 riding into Atlanta and part of next weeks episode.

Sonic Johnny
11-04-2010, 04:33 AM
i'd like to point out that Rider is talking issues, not volumes here, so that's... about a fiftieth of the total written story so far. And that's a slightly longer episode (was 90 minutes with ads, yeah?) so we're looking at a good length run here.

The story gets so epic later on. There are certain issues I just cannot wait to see translated to the screen. Colour me super fucking excited.

Future Boy
11-04-2010, 04:45 AM
Ah, cool. Thanks guys.

Elvis The Fat Years
11-04-2010, 04:49 AM
no problem. glad my bitches could help you out.

dudehitscar
11-04-2010, 08:22 AM
those who read the comics.. does the story stay clear of the zombie evolution/engineering concepts of the day of the dead/land of the dead variety. I think Romero took that as far as it could go and really zombie movies are just much much better without that type of thing.

I don't want to see zombies crying over killed 'girlfriend' zombies or becoming conditioned as eat non-human things.. it gets pretty silly.

Eric Blair
11-04-2010, 08:41 AM
Yeah man. It is so so silly when portrayal of the living dead crosses the line from being sensible to being totally unbelievable and wacky. It is really important to retain that trademark realism of zombie films.

dudehitscar
11-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Yeah man. It is so so silly when portrayal of the living dead crosses the line from being sensible to being totally unbelievable and wacky. It is really important to retain that trademark realism of zombie films.

ha I see what you did there.

by silly I didn't mean 'unbelievable or unrealistic' more of it's tend to kill the vibe.. I'm much more into how people are surviving the apocalypse instead of the psychological workings of the walking dead.

Rider
11-04-2010, 09:17 AM
those who read the comics.. does the story stay clear of the zombie evolution/engineering concepts of the day of the dead/land of the dead variety. I think Romero took that as far as it could go and really zombie movies are just much much better without that type of thing.

I don't want to see zombies crying over killed 'girlfriend' zombies or becoming conditioned as eat non-human things.. it gets pretty silly.



Pretty much everything in comics that deals with the zombies has already been established in episode one. There is never any talk of a cause or a cure, at least as far I've read. The zombies don't evolve, they kind of flesh out a bit more how the zombies accidentally end up in packs later on but thats about all they ever do.

Rider
11-04-2010, 09:20 AM
It's amazing he still falls for every attempt to troll him and still calls everyone else stupid when he falls it.

Heres a hint this post is trolling go ahead reply and leave rep Eulogy.

samuel redman
11-04-2010, 09:20 AM
I'm much more into how people are surviving the apocalypse instead of the psychological workings of the walking dead.

same exact thing

dean_r_koontz
11-04-2010, 09:26 AM
what would be interesting is to get solution to how the whole thing could start in the first place. there's really no way that 10 original zombies could perhaps infect more than a small village before it gets well known and the military gets sent in to kill all of them. my own favourite scenario would be that there is an evolution of how the zombie apocalypse works. the fewer the zombies there are the more powerful they are, so in the beginning the first zombies had extreme strength and speed while they're now much weaker.

dean_r_koontz
11-04-2010, 09:29 AM
Pretty much everything in comics that deals with the zombies has already been established in episode one. There is never any talk of a cause or a cure, at least as far I've read. The zombies don't evolve, they kind of flesh out a bit more how the zombies accidentally end up in packs later on but thats about all they ever do.

that's lazy. well whatevs.

dudehitscar
11-04-2010, 09:35 AM
same exact thing

.. and how exactly did you come to that conclusion?

dudehitscar
11-04-2010, 09:46 AM
what would be interesting is to get solution to how the whole thing could start in the first place. there's really no way that 10 original zombies could perhaps infect more than a small village before it gets well known and the military gets sent in to kill all of them. my own favourite scenario would be that there is an evolution of how the zombie apocalypse works.


I disagree there.. in the zombie fiction universe there are no such things as zombie movies so this would be a unbelievable concept that no one ever considered before and would probably have a very hard time coming to grips with.. the government would do everything they could to not deploy the marines to slaughter all of New york city.. just for PR alone.. I think a total world washout is less likely than it seems in these types of stories but I don't think it would be as easily contained as you mention.


The other thing about it is you are assuming it's a virus that is only spread through contact.. it could be an airborne virus that brings any dead person back to life or 'no more room left in hell'-type mystical explanation from the first two Night/Dawn movies.

It would be dumb but it could be a 'Chem Trails' type thing done by the government..

dean_r_koontz
11-04-2010, 09:57 AM
i don't like that there's no previous knowledge about zombies in every zombie movie. there should be previous knowledge. but that aside i don't think it would take long to realize how to deal with a bunch of slow moving, dumb, unarmed cannibals. given how fast information travels these days it would take about 2 days before everyone in the world knew about it and about 0.0000000001% of the world would have been infected. the government would not have to slaughter all of new york city because all of new york city would never be infected, even if the whole thing started there. it's enough to have 1 flesh eating zombie out on the streets before everybody panics and it's cabled out all over the world and the military/police is called in to shoot or capture the monster.

airborne virus is one solution to the problem but i don't think that's as funny as having these early super zombies kicking ass.

dean_r_koontz
11-04-2010, 10:02 AM
imagine this alienesque episode where we get to see the first couple of zombies crushing the opposition in a small village or a military facility.

dudehitscar
11-04-2010, 10:08 AM
i don't think that's as funny as having these early super zombies kicking ass.

lol. Can't argue with that.

dean_r_koontz
11-04-2010, 01:37 PM
i bet luke de spa haven't even watched the walking dead.

soniclovenoize
11-04-2010, 01:41 PM
i really wanna suck dean_r_koontz's cock. someone should quote me just to let him know. i wouldn't want him to miss out!

:erm:

Sarcastic Smile
11-04-2010, 07:11 PM
but that aside i don't think it would take long to realize how to deal with a bunch of slow moving, dumb, unarmed cannibals. given how fast information travels these days it would take about 2 days before everyone in the world knew about it and about 0.0000000001% of the world would have been infected. it's enough to have 1 flesh eating zombie out on the streets before everybody panics and it's cabled out all over the world and the military/police is called in to shoot or capture the monster.

airborne virus is one solution to the problem but i don't think that's as funny as having these early super zombies kicking ass.

Well sometimes regular people are themselves slow moving, dumb, and unarmed as well..

If a few zombies show up in a subway and started going nuts and eating people 70% the crowd would run away screaming and the other 27% would sit there and watch like with car accidents.. and maybe 3% would try to help (and then get eaten/changed themselves)... nobody is gonna bust out with some rambo shit and start fighting back and by the time police/army/whatever get there how many people do you think would be infected?

Eulogy
11-04-2010, 07:19 PM
:erm:

yeah you're a little late to that party

slunken
11-04-2010, 07:39 PM
sideburns party

soniclovenoize
11-04-2010, 09:07 PM
yeah you're a little late to that party

Sorry I don't spend every waking hour on this board like you guys.

samuel redman
11-04-2010, 09:16 PM
it's b/c i don't have a life

Eulogy
11-04-2010, 09:21 PM
Sorry I don't spend every waking hour on this board like you guys.

so you feel the need to make jokes that two other people made 24 hours ago?

Sonic Johnny
11-04-2010, 09:46 PM
that's lazy. well whatevs.

not at all dude. Before long the zombies just become a part of the scenery. TWD is a story about people and retaining your humanity when everything around you is going to shit.

Eulogy
11-04-2010, 09:47 PM
so did 28 days later just rip this off completely or what?

soniclovenoize
11-04-2010, 09:50 PM
so you feel the need to make jokes that two other people made 24 hours ago?

So, how did his cock taste?

soniclovenoize
11-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Hahah Eulogy don't be such a faggot .

samuel redman
11-04-2010, 10:07 PM
lay off

soniclovenoize
11-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Wow you guys are fucking sensitive tonight! I hope you all are enjoying The Notebook.

dudehitscar
11-05-2010, 05:51 AM
so did 28 days later just rip this off completely or what?

naw. 28 days later came out before the series started.

regardless they all are 'ripping off' Night/Dawn of the Dead. But who the hell cares when it's done so well...

Eulogy
11-05-2010, 08:25 AM
naw. 28 days later came out before the series started.

regardless they all are 'ripping off' Night/Dawn of the Dead. But who the hell cares when it's done so well...

....but this series is based on a graphic novel or something

Sonic Johnny
11-08-2010, 03:57 AM
Just watched episode 2. Holy shit that was tense. All non-comic stuff too. They basically just blew out the plot by a good fifty minutes. A+

Rider
11-08-2010, 06:14 AM
Yeah tonights episode was never in the comics and I'm pretty sure we might have added a few characters also. Also mixing things as the zombie blood thing happened a later in the comics. I was wondering how they were going to get the season to line up with the plot in the comics now they added this episode I can see how they are going to pace things.

Sonic Johnny
11-08-2010, 06:26 AM
Yeah it did make me a little apprehensive to see unfamiliar faces in there. But you know how Kirkman feels about the value of human life...

Rider
11-08-2010, 06:44 AM
Yeah it did make me a little apprehensive to see unfamiliar faces in there. But you know how Kirkman feels about the value of human life...

Well there were also some questionable story devices tonight also. For example, how do you drive a car with the car alarm going off? Makes me kind of nervous that something like that slipped in the first time they went off script from the comics.

Eulogy
11-14-2010, 11:00 PM
did i hear that right? only three episodes left this season? wtf.

tonight's was awesome though.

samuel redman
11-14-2010, 11:01 PM
link please?

Eulogy
11-14-2010, 11:04 PM
link please?

amctv.com

samuel redman
11-14-2010, 11:19 PM
great, thank you

Eulogy
11-14-2010, 11:25 PM
someone just updated their status on facebook saying that "nothing happened" in tonight's episode

goddamn people are dumb.

samuel redman
11-14-2010, 11:26 PM
solution: dont have a facebook

where do you think these dumb people flock to

Rickpat12
11-14-2010, 11:30 PM
awesome, awesome show.

Eulogy
11-14-2010, 11:32 PM
solution: dont have a facebook

where do you think these dumb people flock to

but i have some friends that post cool things and it helps stay in touch with people i don't see anymore.

samuel redman
11-14-2010, 11:32 PM
i have one great friend and i am glad he doesnt post on facebook or anything like that

Eulogy
11-14-2010, 11:33 PM
good for you samuel

duovamp
11-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Facebook is terrible.

samuel redman
11-15-2010, 08:50 AM
yes good for me

Mo
11-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Loved the first two episodes, currently downloading #3.

Trotskilicious
11-15-2010, 11:54 AM
eugoogily why aren't you my facebook friend?

Eulogy
11-15-2010, 12:01 PM
eugoogily why aren't you my facebook friend?

'cause you haven't friended me

Trotskilicious
11-15-2010, 12:04 PM
how come a nigga gotta do all the freindin? I gotta do all the callin, all the plannin, all the freindin...I'm sick of this shit.

dudehitscar
11-15-2010, 12:25 PM
ha.. facebook is terrible but you all post here everyday.. silly people.

Eulogy
11-15-2010, 12:26 PM
what does that have to do with anything

dudehitscar
11-15-2010, 03:04 PM
someone just updated their status on facebook saying that "nothing happened" in tonight's episode

goddamn people are dumb.

for real. Ep3 was the best so far. I love the camp dynamics. I would not have gone back for the racist fuck though.. but for the guns it's a good move I think. Once they have that they can start to think about future plans.

When the main guy saw his little boy for the first time I nearly died.. what a great moment.

slunken
11-15-2010, 10:09 PM
I started watching this too and started to get into it. It seemed like the pacing started to pick up a lot by ep3 once every character was established by then. I think Eulogy mentioned there are only 3 more eps left in the season though?

Soon as I'm done reading Ennis' Punisher series I'm just gonna start on the comics. Can't be waitin' around for this show I gotta know what happens.

Sonic Johnny
11-16-2010, 08:54 AM
Just finished ep.3. Holy shit that ending was intense.

Something about this show (and it could be just that i'm already emotionally invested in the characters from having read the books) really strikes home with me. The performances are really powerful. The scene where Frank is reunited with Carl and Lori had my heart in my throat.

So far:
ep 1 A+
ep 2 A+
ep 3 A+

I have not been this happy about TV in a very, very long time.

and those who are worried about the season length - Topless Robot says season 1 is seven episodes, but they've already signed for season 2 which will apparently be thirteen. God the wait for that second season is going to kill me.

slunken
11-16-2010, 04:04 PM
started reading the comics (just finished #23). the only gripe i have is how every body immediately starts fucking each other. kind of makes things too stereotypically soap opera-ish at times. but that's not a deal-breaker. i like stories in isolated environments so i'm digging it.

also not surprised at how loosely based the show is. i almost feel like anything about the comic could be discussed without potentially ruining anything for anybody that's just watching the show. it follows the same obvious plot but most of the little details are completely re-written. again - no big surprise with that.

Trotskilicious
11-16-2010, 04:05 PM
i think there's actually a problem when the adaptation is too close to the original, like for the most part watchmen. it was like, I've already seen this before...

slunken
11-16-2010, 04:18 PM
i think it's very difficult to please fans of a written work when it's adapted for tv or film no matter what the subject is. very rare is it when a fan of a book sees the movie and sez "this is exactly what i imagined". makes me glad they're taking their time and being picky on things like sandman and preacher.

Trotskilicious
11-16-2010, 04:25 PM
yeah well comics are even harder to do because the storyboard is already made... i mean, when you're talking about adapting a novel to the screen it's going to change quite a bit since it's moving from your imagination to "reality" but with comics it's like it moves from graphics to motion but is still generally presented the same way. comics to me are just movies in storyboard, and the temptation is to just rip it directly off since most movie audiences will never read a comic book because they're too grown up or whatever (but they usually don't read anything to begin with so)

slunken
11-16-2010, 04:36 PM
or you get the nitpicky fans that complain that iron man's costume was the wrong shade of gold.

i think it's easier to adapt a comic book story that's been written or at least handled a dozen times by different authors (most of the superhero stuff - origin stories, famous villians, etc). you have a lot more freedom for the screenplay and more opportunities to retell the story from another perspective.

it's harder when you're dealing with a finite series that has only been handled by one author and doesn't exist within the comic ultraverse. so when something like watchmen, or sandman, or preacher is adapted i'd much rather see it panel for panel than some screenwriter "loosely adapting" it.

but with walking dead it's strange because right now i don't see any reason why it shouldn't have been handled in that fashion. they're taking a lot of liberties and the decisions seem arbitrary to me.

Trotskilicious
11-16-2010, 04:48 PM
or you get the nitpicky fans that complain that iron man's costume was the wrong shade of gold.

well the superfag nerds i think should be pissed off because they don't live in reality and i like it when they are angry.

agreed about the limited series perspective, it's very hard to do that.

Sonic Johnny
11-16-2010, 09:15 PM
I'll be very surprised if Darabont sticks to the main story note-for-note, especially later on, seeing as how there's some really extremely confronting shit in the story line. Stuff that I, for one, don't see a mainstream TV audience swallowing too easily.

Slunken - Keep reading.

Mo
11-17-2010, 09:11 AM
<img src="http://asset.soup.io/asset/1233/4630_1120.jpeg?ref=nf">

slunken
11-17-2010, 09:46 AM
on issue 70. bout to wrap this up in an hour or so.

Trotskilicious
11-18-2010, 12:08 AM
comics torrents are the best

slunken
11-21-2010, 09:51 PM
stoked to see a new ep after reading the series in ten minutes.

slunken
11-21-2010, 10:34 PM
the mexican agenda strikes again. plus added rednecks and a black guy for some more abrasion. transparency at its finest.

Eulogy
11-21-2010, 11:02 PM
holy shit

slunken
11-21-2010, 11:07 PM
wut?

slunken
11-21-2010, 11:09 PM
use your words, honey

Eulogy
11-21-2010, 11:13 PM
tonight's episode was wild

The Jesus
11-21-2010, 11:24 PM
the mexican agenda

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7223/38315681693568715254001.jpg

Trotskilicious
11-21-2010, 11:24 PM
heh. rick perry.

Trotskilicious
11-21-2010, 11:25 PM
THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES!

slunken
11-21-2010, 11:25 PM
needs more scoopnecks and khaki trousers.

dudehitscar
11-24-2010, 08:41 AM
episode 4 was pretty nuts. Started off strong and then descended into some overacting and lame standoff material which I thought was pretty boring and poorly written. The final act in the camp has got to be one of the greatest scenes in all things zombie. Perfect setup with the story around the campfire and then a truly heartpumping zombie attack.. horribly sad as well.

This show is amazing.

Is Shane going to make it? I thought they established that the zombie bite causes a fever.. I can't believe they would kill him off so quickly... Although they could stretch that ordeal out for the last few episodes of the season.

sppunk
11-24-2010, 09:29 AM
It's a good show, but there are enough loopholes, untied loose ends and plot exploits that you could drive a truck through. Hopefully those little issues get worked out in season 2.

slunken
11-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Ep 5 was my favorite one so far. The scene with Rick and his cop partner arguing out in the woods was scripted hilariously well.

I'm most interested to watch how Andrea's character develops on the show.

Mooney
11-29-2010, 11:43 PM
i though this episode was a snooze fest. i started reading netphoria after they showed the dead chick doing nothing for 13 minutes. the end picked up, though.

Sonic Johnny
11-29-2010, 11:48 PM
EEEEEEEEEEEEE serious plot deviations here, I don't know how I feel about all this.

slunken
11-29-2010, 11:53 PM
That's how I felt during the first 4.

It's been a few weeks since I was reading the books so I'm not bothered as much by it anymore.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 07:55 AM
episode 5 was much better than fourth i thought. i think kirkman wrote the fourth one and it doesn't really come up to the level of the others.

Rider
11-30-2010, 09:56 AM
As they get further and further away from the comic book storyline the plot holes get worse and worse.

Eulogy
11-30-2010, 11:35 AM
which plot holes are you guys talking about? i can't tell whether they're so obvious and i'm just dismissing them subconsciously or if i'm just missing a lot.

Mooney
11-30-2010, 11:44 AM
the biggest plot hole that i see is that zombies don't exist.

Eulogy
11-30-2010, 12:00 PM
yeah that's what i'm saying. i'm not really analyzing every happening in order to measure plausibility. but i still might be missing stuff.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 12:10 PM
i don't see the plot holes either. enlighten us rider.

Rider
11-30-2010, 01:01 PM
which plot holes are you guys talking about? i can't tell whether they're so obvious and i'm just dismissing them subconsciously or if i'm just missing a lot.

Lets see the city is so deadly and dangerous yet two guys managed to save an entire nursing home full of old people in the city. There are tons of little things like that. The fact that you can't start a car when the car alarm is going off. Grandma just accidentally walking into the middle of a gun fight. There are just so many silly little things you need to over look in every episode.

Now they are doing a whole CDC virus explain the outbreak thing which Kirkman had no interest in and purposely avoided in the books.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 01:37 PM
they're not striving for a realistic drama here rider. a plot hole in my opinion would be if say shane is seemingly bitten by a zombie in one episode and then he's back in the next without any problems and there's not explenation for that. the stuff you're mentioning are just unrealistic aspects of the show, like a zombie apocalypse for example.
And of course you don't know that they will explain the zombie problem with a virus, you've only seen a guy working in a lab. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't come up with anything.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 01:39 PM
not that a virus explenation would be wrong by default, just a bit unimaginative.

slunken
11-30-2010, 01:40 PM
I don't think the CDC will play a huge part in the series. I think it's just being used to give Season 1 the illusion of some sort of closure. With it only being 6 episodes long it probably had to be presented as a finite story in case S2 didn't get picked up.

Eulogy
11-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Lets see the city is so deadly and dangerous yet two guys managed to save an entire nursing home full of old people in the city. There are tons of little things like that. The fact that you can't start a car when the car alarm is going off. Grandma just accidentally walking into the middle of a gun fight. There are just so many silly little things you need to over look in every episode.

Now they are doing a whole CDC virus explain the outbreak thing which Kirkman had no interest in and purposely avoided in the books.

There were more than two guys. And the other people were safe in a department store until whatshisname led them to it. That's not a plot hole. Neither is an old person wandering somewhere. but ok.

slunken
11-30-2010, 01:49 PM
I wonder how long it will be until they run into Merle.

Rider
11-30-2010, 01:51 PM
There were more than two guys. And the other people were safe in a department store until whatshisname led them to it. That's not a plot hole. Neither is an old person wandering somewhere. but ok.

Watch the episode again. He explains it was two guys everyone else left, the others showed up later.

And no one was living in the department store they were just there grabbing shit and leaving.

The entire US military could not defend the CDC but there is an old age home full of meat that is fine. Sorry makes no sense.

Rider
11-30-2010, 01:53 PM
they're not striving for a realistic drama here rider. a plot hole in my opinion would be if say shane is seemingly bitten by a zombie in one episode and then he's back in the next without any problems and there's not explenation for that. the stuff you're mentioning are just unrealistic aspects of the show, like a zombie apocalypse for example.
And of course you don't know that they will explain the zombie problem with a virus, you've only seen a guy working in a lab. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't come up with anything.

The problem is the comic was realistic drama. It's like they are dumbing it down and adding in stuff to make it appeal to a TV audience.

Eulogy
11-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Watch the episode again. He explains it was two guys everyone else left, the others showed up later.

And no one was living in the department store they were just there grabbing shit and leaving.

The entire US military could not defend the CDC but there is an old age home full of meat that is fine. Sorry makes no sense.

there isn't much "saving" involved in staying in the building and having the old people not leave the place they live. you made it sound like they had to run around and round them up.

and it's a fucking tv show about zombies. quit being obnoxious about it.

slunken
11-30-2010, 02:01 PM
here is a thread with a bunch of nerds arguing about it http://www.thewalkingdeadfanclub.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3821618-i-want-my-walking-dead-back-

Rider
11-30-2010, 02:05 PM
there isn't much "saving" involved in staying in the building and having the old people not leave the place they live. you made it sound like they had to run around and round them up.

and it's a fucking tv show about zombies. quit being obnoxious about it.

So everyone would have been fine iif they just locked themselves inside. Too bad the old age home was the only place that thought of that.

I don't mind suspending reality but you need to be consistent about the rules of the reality you are creating.

dudehitscar
11-30-2010, 02:13 PM
So everyone would have been fine iif they just locked themselves inside. Too bad the old age home was the only place that thought of that.

I don't mind suspending reality but you need to be consistent about the rules of the reality you are creating.

I'll give you the part with the grandma wandering in(the whole standoff gang part really) was too contrived and defied logic.. but you are really reaching on everything else.

So far my few realism type complaints would be the lack of children zombies( which is a pet peeve I have for all zombie movies), the fact that Rick's beard was neatly trimmed near the neck area when we woke up in the hospital, the complete skipping over the actual overrun, and the cleanliness of everyone in the show.

Hardly something that makes the show out of line with the rest of tvland and zombie movies.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 03:16 PM
I'll give you the part with the grandma wandering in(the whole standoff gang part really) was too contrived and defied logic.. but you are really reaching on everything else.

So far my few realism type complaints would be the lack of children zombies( which is a pet peeve I have for all zombie movies), the fact that Rick's beard was neatly trimmed near the neck area when we woke up in the hospital, the complete skipping over the actual overrun, and the cleanliness of everyone in the show.

Hardly something that makes the show out of line with the rest of tvland and zombie movies.

not to mention that he should be covered in his own shit and piss. he had clean underwear. i turned off in disgust after that.

dudehitscar
11-30-2010, 03:18 PM
not to mention that he should be covered in his own shit and piss. he had clean underwear. i turned off in disgust after that.

you must turn off 80% of the movies/tv shows you watch then. ;)

Sonic Johnny
11-30-2010, 05:34 PM
hey other readers of the comics...

Merle = Governor? Methinks yes.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 05:39 PM
One gaping plothole was how large the cell nuclei were and how unproportionally large the DNA strands were in the two (!) chromosomes. I mean come on stop dumbing it down.

dean_r_koontz
11-30-2010, 05:41 PM
Also you would never get a clear view of DNA in what looks like a light microscope with some sort of general coloring. but whateva if you people want dumb just swallow it up.

Eulogy
11-30-2010, 05:44 PM
hey other readers of the comics...

Merle = Governor? Methinks yes.

SO UNREALISTIC BECAUSE HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BLED OUT PRETTY SOON SINCE THERE WAS NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR HIM WITH WHICH TO CONSTRUCT A TOURNIQUET

RIGHT, RIDER?

Mooney
11-30-2010, 05:54 PM
he cauterized the wound!

Eulogy
11-30-2010, 05:58 PM
oh did he

well nevermind then

Mooney
11-30-2010, 05:59 PM
i think that was mentioned, but i might have just made it up. :(

Sonic Johnny
12-01-2010, 04:06 AM
yeah they showed that he made a tourniquet and that he cauterized the wound on a gas stove. Plus he took the van.

Eulogy
12-01-2010, 08:16 AM
how do you guys remember detail like that

Rider
12-01-2010, 12:42 PM
The just fired the entire writing staff with the exception of the show runner who wrote episodes one and two. They thought the quality of the next 4 episodes was so low they fired everyone who wrote them. So apparently I'm not the only one who thought the quality went to shit as the season went on.


http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/18822/-walking-dead-kills-its-writers

Eulogy
12-01-2010, 12:46 PM
Darabont himself penned the first two episodes of the first season and polished the scripts for the other four - one of which came from the comic's creator and two from non-staff writers.

so the staff was responsible for two episodes? which ones?

Rider
12-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Darabont himself penned the first two episodes of the first season and polished the scripts for the other four - one of which came from the comic's creator and two from non-staff writers.

so the staff was responsible for two episodes? which ones?

Not sure, but I would assume Kirkmans episode is one that's not considered staff. The article is sketchy on details and kind of contradicts itself. I expect more details in the coming months. AMC has weird press leeks and they try to cover up stuff. Like when it leaked that the show had been renewed before episode one aired, they denied it even though they were casting actors for parts in season two.

I don't think they could just fire Kirkman his name is all over the show.

dean_r_koontz
12-01-2010, 02:33 PM
no one has said that the quality has gone to shit except you Rider. I think it's just as plausible that the non-staff writers were concidered to have done an ok but not great job and mostly coasted along on the strength of the setting and the two first episodes. the only episode i'd considered to be of a low quality is the one kirkman wrote.

AndySlash
12-02-2010, 01:42 AM
i like this show, team

favorite part of the last episode was the uplifiting music-filled driving scenes coming to an abrupt halt with a shot of the broken down truck. i don't know why, but that made me laugh.

Trotskilicious
12-02-2010, 02:18 AM
haha @ team

Eulogy
12-05-2010, 11:00 PM
so uh

that was the finale, i guess

slunken
12-05-2010, 11:13 PM
pirate bay won't load :(

slunken
12-05-2010, 11:14 PM
was it stupid? or was it surprising?

Eulogy
12-05-2010, 11:22 PM
it was not surprising. i'd say disappointing.

slunken
12-05-2010, 11:31 PM
boo. looks like i'm going to have to wait til tomorrow to try and grab a copy anyway.

Rider
12-05-2010, 11:38 PM
was it stupid? or was it surprising?

I'd say boring not much happens. They talk alot about how people get turned into zombies without really telling you much of anything, have a feelling they building up for a big revel with that, seems like they are purposely misdirecting people.

Pretty much just a lot of talking leading up to a somewhat silly excuse to have a big escape sequence.

Rider
12-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Oh and the mysterious whisper, I hate shit like that.

slunken
12-06-2010, 03:35 PM
I think the finale would have been successful if anyone actually cared about Jenner or the other lady.

Rider
12-06-2010, 03:46 PM
I think the finale would have been successful if anyone actually cared about Jenner or the other lady.

I think it would have been successful if they just let the Shane storyline play out. That should have been season one.

Mo
12-06-2010, 04:38 PM
What a drag.

So. How long until 2x01?

Rider
12-06-2010, 05:06 PM
What a drag.

So. How long until 2x01?

October 2011.

slunken
12-06-2010, 05:16 PM
I think it would have been successful if they just let the Shane storyline play out. That should have been season one.

Agre 100%. I'm almost willing to bet it won't play out like it did in the books though. No way.

Mo
12-06-2010, 05:16 PM
Tssk.

slunken
12-06-2010, 05:28 PM
I heard it's only going to be 3 episodes

purrrrrsnickety
12-06-2010, 05:55 PM
http://twd-comix.info/

You can go on this site and read the comics online/download them for free.

slunken
12-06-2010, 05:57 PM
post marked as spam

slunken
12-07-2010, 12:53 AM
J/K!

AndySlash
12-09-2010, 03:56 PM
i thought the last ep was pretty good. not mind blowing or edge-of-your-seat drama, but a good finale for a six-episode run. i'd be less forgiving if it was a longer season and we had the chance to be more invested in the characters, but the show is not there yet and is still laying its groundwork.

i do not like the "wise" old dude. fuck that guy. i was actually glad he said he was staying, but knew my hopes for his demise would likely be short lived, and they were.

i have to think the "whisper" was cdc guy telling him the basis of what he knew about the zombie... disease or whatever since we saw his work in the last episode. i assume the crew will run into some other scientist down the road who will know what the fuck is up and whatever rick now knows will be key to figuring shit out.

Rider
12-09-2010, 04:22 PM
i thought the last ep was pretty good. not mind blowing or edge-of-your-seat drama, but a good finale for a six-episode run. i'd be less forgiving if it was a longer season and we had the chance to be more invested in the characters, but the show is not there yet and is still laying its groundwork.

i do not like the "wise" old dude. fuck that guy. i was actually glad he said he was staying, but knew my hopes for his demise would likely be short lived, and they were.

i have to think the "whisper" was cdc guy telling him the basis of what he knew about the zombie... disease or whatever since we saw his work in the last episode. i assume the crew will run into some other scientist down the road who will know what the fuck is up and whatever rick now knows will be key to figuring shit out.


He told him his wife was pregnant which eventually will lead to him Killing Shane, which will then further lead to the wife and the baby getting shot in the head.


Merry Christmas everyone.

AndySlash
12-09-2010, 04:56 PM
i've read enough discussion to know some of the comic happenings, but i'm not going to assume that's going to happen on the show.

other thoughts based on the comics or speculation were that rick was told they all were already infected (i.e bites don't mean shit) which is why the military was shooting people at the start and jenner said "no surprises" when asked about the blood samples. also, jenner possibly saw the wife/cop buddy confrontation on security feeds, and mentioned that tto rick.

i guess we'll find out in a year.

Rider
12-09-2010, 08:10 PM
http://www.toplessrobot.com/wd001.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_E-TlPhY303M/TEwY-XKtkuI/AAAAAAAACaU/raWFPaR0b6A/s1600/walking-dead-vol1-2.jpg

Eulogy
12-09-2010, 08:15 PM
yeah you're kind of a douche, rider

Rider
12-09-2010, 08:15 PM
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101209213508/walkingdead/images/thumb/1/14/WD-_012.jpg/424px-WD-_012.jpg

Rider
12-09-2010, 08:16 PM
yeah you're kind of a douche, rider

Thank you.

Rider
12-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Oh since it's not clear in that picture that lump of meat in her hands is her newborn baby. both of them one shot while they are trying to escape from the prison they were living in, when Merle the governor shows up kills them both one shot.

Normally I don't do spoilers but lets face it this is netphoria and everyone in this thread was begging for it.

It's going to be great you guys are going to spend the next year hoping I'm full shit or they change the story, then you find out then you find out she's knocked up and realize I just ruined about 4 seasons of the show for you.

Future Boy
12-09-2010, 08:40 PM
i figured the pregnancy thing, so that aside, YOU SON OF A BITCH!

slunken
12-09-2010, 10:53 PM
all the regular posters in this thread have read the comics. MOB RULES.

AndySlash
12-09-2010, 11:11 PM
look at rider thinking he's ruining shit for people.

Sonic Johnny
12-11-2010, 10:54 PM
I remember reading that panel and my heart just sinking. Hands down the most brutal moment in the series.

scottytheoneand
06-06-2016, 07:35 PM
the last great Walking Dead thread

scottytheoneand
06-06-2016, 07:37 PM
also this is coll

https://www.facebook.com/MotherHubbardPhotography/photos

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13315492_1032914263453141_2997924418956232608_n.jp g?oh=77b9193e2b0c61d7a77c60937191595f&oe=57D4F5BE

killtrocity
06-06-2016, 09:46 PM
this show maintains the status quo better than Gilligan's Island. And good god do they milk plotlines for entire seasons. Oh hey some interesting character development is happening, o wait nvm zombie mob

FoolofaTook
06-07-2016, 05:26 PM
yeah i was wrong this show blows

i read the first comic tho and it was good



so

scottytheoneand
06-07-2016, 07:16 PM
first season was promising. after that i can't tolerate it. i made it thru season three and i've watched rando episodes since then. nothing ever fucking happens

the comic is still great. love it

freshfacedyouth
06-07-2016, 09:35 PM
knocking frank darabont out of the picture was the worst thing to happen to this show. first season really was the best

latest volume of the comic was a little underwhelming. whole thing revolved around this idea of "when people are scared they do stupid things" but almost everything that happened to support this theme felt contrived. one of the few times kirkman has dropped the ball

East Rocket
06-11-2016, 03:31 AM
Season 2 was the best. Just go back to the farm dammit. The walkers have to be cleared out of there by now.

Also, Abraham was the one Negan beat the holy hell out of with Lucille.

scottytheoneand
06-11-2016, 10:51 AM
season 2 was the fucking worst they just sat at that fucking farm and nothing happened until the end of the season.

scottytheoneand
06-11-2016, 10:56 AM
after season 1 they fired the show runner and slashed the budget. he wanted the show to contain more action and he wanted to expand the scope of the show. the network wanted the show to be what it is now, something they could film cheaply and quickly and bubble along for as long as possible without resolution to the central plot conceit

slunken
06-11-2016, 06:42 PM
glad to see everyone finally agreeing that this was the worst show ever made.