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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:06 am

Art Vandelay wrote:The thing that bugs me most about zombie movies (or TV shows) is that nobody in the movie has ever seen a fricking zombie movie.

haha that always bothers me, too. and they never even call them zombies most of the time... :-[

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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:24 am

I just suspend my personal knowledge of zombies and pretend like this is an imaginary time when people didn't know what zombies are. I know that's far fetched but whatever, zombie stuff is rad. It's seriously my favorite genre with post apocalyptic stuff. I've watched the first two episodes on On Demand...wow. This is exactly what I have been dreaming of, a zombie television series. I really hope it lasts because I'm really into it.

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I'm a little bummed that dudes wife is unlikeable right off the bat though. It would have been nice to make her a little more endearing before showing her whoring out and banging her husband's partner. I dunno, I'm starting to wonder if that hadn't been going on before he was in his coma though.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:35 am

Metroid wrote:Spoilers:
I'm a little bummed that dudes wife is unlikeable right off the bat though. It would have been nice to make her a little more endearing before showing her whoring out and banging her husband's partner. I dunno, I'm starting to wonder if that hadn't been going on before he was in his coma though.

I assumed that's what they were talking about in the car at the beginning of the first epi.

Also, this is a 6-epi season and they were already reupped for 12 more epis next year, iirc.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:05 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Metroid wrote:Spoilers:
I'm a little bummed that dudes wife is unlikeable right off the bat though. It would have been nice to make her a little more endearing before showing her whoring out and banging her husband's partner. I dunno, I'm starting to wonder if that hadn't been going on before he was in his coma though.

I assumed that's what they were talking about in the car at the beginning of the first epi.

Also, this is a 6-epi season and they were already reupped for 12 more epis next year, iirc.

That's kinda what I was thinking as well.

I'm stoked there are at least 18 more episodes to look forward to!! ;-D
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby TheRock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:25 am

Art Vandelay wrote:The thing that bugs me most about zombi movies (or TV shows) is that nobody in the movie has ever seen a fricking zombie movie. If you're watching a vampire movie (or whatever) and someone in the movie says "I'm a vampire" everyone else is like "cool, so you're immortal, you live off blood, you can't go out in the sun, etc." but in zombie movies nobody has ever heard of a zombie and it takes them half the movie just to figure out what they are and how they got that way and how to kill them and all that stuff that everyone already knows about zombies. For some reason that really sticks in my craw. That's not to say that every zombie movie is bad, just that the genre as a whole is lacking.


Well, that's a defining characteristic of the genre. Part of the lore of vampires is that they've always been around, dating back at least to the middle ages in Transylvania. Vampires create more vampires, most films don't bother exploring where they originally came from. So it makes sense that people would have at least heard of vampires, even if they thought it was all a tale.

There are no zombies. Never have been. In any zombie tale, you don't have a zombie, you have a zombie apocalypse. No one is prepared for it because it's never happened before.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:54 am

TheRock wrote:There are no zombies. Never have been. In any zombie tale, you don't have a zombie, you have a zombie apocalypse. No one is prepared for it because it's never happened before.

Except, if zombies were to happen right now, I would think "No way. Zombies are real?" and not "Let's call them geeks."
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby bleach168 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:09 pm

I'm totally digging this show so far. I like that it's not just a zombie horror show but tries to inject some social commentary as well.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:19 pm

bleach168 wrote:I'm totally digging this show so far. I like that it's not just a zombie horror show but tries to inject some social commentary as well.

Like how effed up downtown Atlanta is. I'm glad someone finally said it!
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:37 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
bleach168 wrote:I'm totally digging this show so far. I like that it's not just a zombie horror show but tries to inject some social commentary as well.

Like how effed up downtown Atlanta is. I'm glad someone finally said it!


pretty sure it was filmed in Detroit ;-7
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:39 am

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Art Vandelay wrote:The thing that bugs me most about zombie movies (or TV shows) is that nobody in the movie has ever seen a fricking zombie movie.

haha that always bothers me, too. and they never even call them zombies most of the time... :-[

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