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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby mweir145 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:30 pm

The flashbacks have been good, definitely.

To me, zombies aren't a good enough villain in themselves to sustain a television series, though. This isn't some zombie flick. They need something else...some greater internal conflict among the groups of survivors. Have never rid the comics, so maybe that's coming.

I want to get invested in the characters, but they just aren't developed enough yet.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:38 pm

mweir145 wrote:The flashbacks have been good, definitely.

To me, zombies aren't a good enough villain in themselves to sustain a television series, though. This isn't some zombie flick. They need something else...some greater internal conflict among the groups of survivors. Have never rid the comics, so maybe that's coming.


I haven't read the comics either, yeah some internal conflict would be nice I guess. Maybe that will happen when they address the Merle situation, I dunno. Or maybe when we find out where that stupid little girl went. I mean she's obviously not just hanging out in the woods somewhere, some other group had to have found her.

Have you, or anyone else, watched the "webisodes" yet? I see there are two of them on the Walking Dead website? It looks like there are 3 of them, each is a few minutes each. I think I'm gonna check em out later tonight.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:44 pm

I watched the "bicycle girl" webisode. It was good enough for what it was.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:08 am

StlSluggers wrote:I watched the "bicycle girl" webisode. It was good enough for what it was.

I didn't see that one, wait...is that the one where the chick tries to give her mouth to mouth? haha
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:10 am

Metroid wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:I watched the "bicycle girl" webisode. It was good enough for what it was.

I didn't see that one, wait...is that the one where the chick tries to give her mouth to mouth? haha

yeah lol
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:16 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Metroid wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:I watched the "bicycle girl" webisode. It was good enough for what it was.

I didn't see that one, wait...is that the one where the chick tries to give her mouth to mouth? haha

yeah lol

Haha, dude that was gnarly! :-o :-b

I watched the other two, they were okay for what they were, but two minutes just isn't long enough. It's just enough to be a tease.

EDIT: Oh yeah, Zombies: A Living History on the History Channel tonight at 8 (primetime). :-D
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:22 pm

mweir145 wrote:The flashbacks have been good, definitely.

To me, zombies aren't a good enough villain in themselves to sustain a television series, though. This isn't some zombie flick. They need something else...some greater internal conflict among the groups of survivors. Have never rid the comics, so maybe that's coming.

I want to get invested in the characters, but they just aren't developed enough yet.


from what i know about the comics a villain gets introduced...but it wont be this season for the TV show
supposedly we will get a cool character from the comics this season though
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:19 am

When Shane came back alone in the truck, I knew he had done something bad....damn that was harsh. :-o
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby mweir145 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:00 am

Finally a good episode. It's almost like they heard my criticisms last week about the lack of a villain/antihero type and the lack of conflict among the survivors. As I said last week, the self-motivated Shane fits this role perfectly.

Things just got interesting.
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead

Postby Metroid » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:37 pm

I don't know that Shane's actions last night automatically thrusts him into the category of villain/antihero. In fact, what he did could actually be viewed as a heroic act. He certainly didn't do what he did to save his own skin. If you remember, just a few moments before, he was ready to stop running and let the fat guy continue on, but the fat guy wouldn't continue on with out him. I think he came to the realization that they weren't both going to make it, and that the fat guy likely wouldn't make it alone anyway. So one of them had to be sacrificed. He did what he did so the vet could get the medical equipment to save the boy's life. He made a tough decision to save the boy. Had he not done what he did, all three likely would have died.

I dunno, that's my take. Maybe Shane will become a villain, but I didn't really view what he did last night as a villainous act. :-?
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